What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #116


Jurassic Park Trilogy Blu-rayI actually ended up watching quite a few films this week, but I’m going to save any lengthy comments on them for later as I plan on reviewing each.

First was Universal’s Jurassic Park Blu-ray trilogy which reminded me how much I believe the first film is “decent” and the two sequels just aren’t that good. For some reason I was under the impression Lost World and Jurassic Park III were better than they ended up being, or maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood, but they were both a little painful to watch at moments.

I watched the Blu-ray for Captain America and I’m going to stand by The Avengers franchise films simply disposable? Don’t get me wrong, they can be fun, but do they really add up to all that much?

Studios are also beginning to send out award season screeners and as much as it may be unexpected, one I received was Attack the Block, which I tossed in the player and had in the background while I was doing my little re-redesign of the homepage after taking your comments into consideration (I hope you like it by the way). I didn’t watch nearly enough to said I “watched the whole thing” but that is still one of the better films of the year.

Now, for the one film I don’t have to review later down the line that I watched this week…

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

I don’t love this film, but it’s a solid procedural and Matthew McConaughey is so perfect for this kind of role I can’t help but enjoy it and continue to hope they explore the character more in a sequel, though I would like to see him tone down the douche-baggery.

Oh, and I watched Criterion’s Blu-ray presentation of Dazed and Confused which hits shelves [amazon asin=”B005D0RDVG” text=”this coming Tuesday”]. I haven’t had a chance to explore the features yet, but I can’t tell you how happy I am I held off on buying the DVD version five years ago hoping they would issue a high-definition version. They have, and this film is still one of my all-time favorites. I can’t tell you how many times I watched this movie while I was in college. I just love it.

But enough from me… your turn… Have at it in the comments below!