What I Watched, What You Watched #259

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whiplashIt was a great week of movie watching for me that included three films playing the Toronto Film Festival, which means I’ll be able to have reviews ready for the fest, opening up my schedule for even more movies. Those three included Leviathan, Wild Things and Whiplash and I’ve already seen The Guest (a Midnight Madness entry). I also have at least one more to come right before I leave, which will put me five films ahead before I even begin.

Also this week I saw Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and we all know how that turned out and I watched Frank (my review here).

Then, on Saturday, I went nuts and watched Warner Archive’s new Blu-ray for Jacques Tourneur‘s Out of the Past, which I’ll be writing about this week followed by Snatch and then finished off with David Ayer‘s Sabotage, which was as gory as everyone said it would be and almost as bad as people led me to expect. It’s definitely a “D” effort as it seemed to be focused on two things, 1) using the word “fuck” and 2) a lot of gory death. If we were to grade it on accomplishing what appeared to be its goals then it’s an “A”, if we grade it on its overall quality, “D” is probably the best it gets.

Oh, and I watched the first two episodes of “Orange is the New Black“, which seems to have been hyped beyond belief and it’s okay, but I don’t think I’ve seen enough to truly say if it bumps up close to the hype or has been dramatically overpraised. It looks like it’s going to be a fine line and it’s “Lost”-esque use of flashbacks is not something I’m necessarily keen on.

Now it’s your turn… what did you watch this week?