I just can't get into watching "The Room". Even the "Best of" clips on the Internets. Will probably watch "The Disaster Artist" in the next year, though.
I think that was the year. No idea how this got in our Netflix DVD queue. As it is, we've cut our plan back and aren't doing the DVD's anymore.
Anyways, this is a futuristic sci-fi wannabe allegory about people using technology....with Bruce Willis. Everybody stays at home, plugged into sensors and go through life with their robotic "surrogates". It's intentionally funny that all the surrogates look like fashion models...and Bruce Willis. Of course, Willis breaks from using his surrogate and exposes a conspiracy to shut down the entire system. Really not an entertaining actioner or "allegory". One trivial note, though: I think this contains the first live scene between Willis and Ving Rhames since the famous Butch/Marcellus face-off in 1994.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I really don't get these movies, as they seem like too much stuff slapped on the screen. While watching it, I kept thinking: "well, I GUESS we should hope they pull this off". But the plotting and pacing is all over the place, making it tough to follow at times. I suppose the main appeal of these flicks is seeing/hearing the banter between the primary characters. That's okay, but I really wanted something a little more engaging and exciting for the story.
Kinda' bothered me that all the sets (save for one flashback) were digitally created or digitally altered. Just make it a frickin' full-on cartoon.
Also, I haven't read the modern relaunched "Guardians" that came out circa 2004. With Star-Lord, Gamora, Bug, and what these movies are based on. I still think of the Guardians as Vance Astro, Nikki, Charlie-27, Yondu, Martinex and Starhawk/Aleta. So I completely missed that Sylvester Stallone's character was supposed to be Starhawk. A post-credits scene showed...umm, most... of the original Guardians getting back together. But I had to look it up to see if that was the case. I thought: "umm, maybe that shiny guys is Martinex". You can pack your superhero movie full of references, but the audience shouldn't need a scorecard to define them all.