Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Break Update

The last few weeks of school pretty shut down any time I would have had to post new updates so this one will probably run a little long again, though I'll try to keep my comments brief. I want to get caught up because DVDTalk is having a challenge where the goal is to watch 100 exploitation or B-movies within the month and I'd like to have a clean palate to start it with. This post also heralds the last of my tax refund money so there won't be many new additions for a little while. Hopefully there won't be anymore Criterions going OOP to suck my money away. If I have time this month, I'm hoping to start up a few new features here at the blog so that it'll be interesting beyond just what crap I've been watching. Also, I'll be starting up a whole other blog dedicated to a particular sub-genre I've been obsessed with since infancy so be on the look out for that as well. Now, onto the babbling.

Growing up with David Lynch as your father has got to effect you in someway, and Surveillance can attest to that. What should just be a simple unraveling of an incident along the roadside leads to a convoluted, twisted, grimy mystery that leaves you with a new-found distaste for human nature. The acting is all top-notch, though I'd watch just about anything with Bill Pullman in it. And it's nice to see actors like French Stewart given a chance to show what they're really capable of. I guessed the big reveal about six minutes in, but the film was still compelling enough that I didn't even mind, even if it did leave me cold and depressed afterward.
Grade: A

I don't know, what everyone describes as "one bad-assed movie" just left me in the middle of the road. It's not bad but it's not great either. The story's nothing that new but it is entertaining throughout. On one hand, the ending's pretty anti-climatic, but on the other hand I did respect what it was doing. Maybe it was because every single actor in the film was horrible, save for Eastwood who at times felt just as bad simply because he had surrounded himself with all of these non-actors. It was fun as hell to see him acclimate himself with this whole other culture but beyond that I had no emotional investment with the story itself which felt more and more rote as it went on. It just feels like I should like it more than I do and I'm not sure why.
Grade: C+

As much of a fan of Fight Club and other Palahniukisms, I just couldn't get into this one. I haven't read the book so I have no idea how faithful it is or if maybe it would come across as more interesting when read. The biggest problem for me was that I just didn't care about anything in the movie. Most of the film just felt as though it was being weird for the sake of being weird than for actually having a purpose. The only compliments I can give it is that Sam Rockwell was pretty good and whenever it flash-backed to Anjelica Huston as his mom, the film actually felt like it was coming to life, and then it jumped back to present day and flat-lined again. This might be one I come back to in a few years to give it another chance, but for now, it's just not for me.
Grade: D+

You may not know this about me, but for the first six years of my life, I had planned in following in the footsteps of Sam Kinison and Rodney Dangerfield and becoming a stand up comedian. As I became more and more withdrawn from the world and retreated into the world of cinema, that plan fell by the wayside. However, I've continued to have a passionate interest in at least watching stand-up and tend to watch whatever I can. I was looking forward to this film as it has early performances from a lot of future stars, but as I watched it, I realized why these shows weren't really repeated once they hit it big. There's nothing really stand out here and everyone, Chris Rock in particular, seemed pretty bored. To be honest, there's not much I remember from it, hence the filler at the beginning of my review.
Grade: C-

Yeah, you're seeing right. It's the same DVD cover. That's because I watched the B-feature on the disc, The Heavyweights of Comedy, as well. I don't know what it is, but somehow fat people are funny. Well, most of them are. I don't really see myself as coming across as "funny." And I don't mean funny-lookin' either, smart ass. This was a concert that focused on the heavier side of stand-up, and for the most part, fares much better than the A-feature. The comedians are energetic and bring their personalities across very well, even while covering the same ol' topics as sex, race, New York, and eating.
Grade: B-

Wow. As an adult, I can count on one hand the number of films that have kept me up laying in bed at night, too haunted to fall asleep. Maybe, the BBC's Ghostwatch, The Changeling, and a few others. I would have never guessed that this film would have joined them. Nothing scares me more than what is left to the imagination. The intangible horrors my mind can conjure up trumps anything that's blared out on the screen. By spending the whole film with this man, getting to know him and understand why he is the way he is, then leaving the image of his ultimate demise to be formed by the various descriptions given by others, as well as Herzog's own shell-shocked reaction to the tape, it creates this emotionally twisted and damaging depiction that's constantly haunted my thoughts since watching it. That's not to say the film's success only relies on this aspect. The film depicts the man as a fully realized and heavily damaged little boy trying to live in his own idealized world, only to have the chaos that is life constantly slap him in the face. There is a quiet beauty in the footage of wilderness that still appears as if man doesn't matter. When the film begins to lead up to Treadwell's demise, you can feel the impending doom become almost oppressive. If more horror films could learn some lessons from this film, I could die happy.
Grade: A+

Bleh. For some reason, these Family Guy Star Wars specials just don' come across as very funny to me. I don't know if it's because they're following the films a little too closely or if I'm just completely dead to all things Star Wars anymore. There's some laughs here and there but it just doesn't live up to even the show's weakest episodes. Robot Chicken is completely blowing these Family Guy specials away.
Grade: C-

What an emotional u-turn. When you put in a movie marketed the way this was, you expect a somewhat fun time with a message at the end, not a strung-out, depressing, revisiting of all of those horrible emotions you had hoped you abandoned as you grew older. There wasn't a lot that felt fun in this movie. Instead, just about the entire running time felt like a psychological exam of a child. These monsters are menacing and do nothing but spew out raw emotions, cutting through the shells we've built around us as we hardened to the world's edges. Through it all, the film has an almost overwhelming sense of beauty with the landscapes and the monsters creating a completely believable setting for a child's imagination. After it was over, I felt drained but better for it, almost like what an intense therapy session would presumably feel like. I could only imagine watching this as a child myself, but I have a feeling that most kids would come away with the fact that this film truly got them and who they are.
Grade: A

Hands down, despite a plethora of other great shows, Rescue Me stands as my own favorite show still running, even if I have to play catch-up with the DVDs in order to watch it which sucks when you have to wait about a year to finally see how the cliffhanger's been resolved. Since I've fallen behind so far with all of my DVDs, I at least know that there's already two other seasons to catch up with without having to wait too long. This season was probably the weakest of the show so far, but that didn't make it any less fun or compelling. Even though you could probably figure out what would happen after the third season's ending, it still was able to keep some details in the air until the final beat of the first episode which was great. Overall, it still had the same feel as other seasons, though it had way less of Sheila and a little too much of Gavin's new girlfriends which alternated between boring and annoying. Surprisingly, the most interesting character in this season was Garrity as he dealt with his divorce and tries to turn himself into an alcoholic in order to fit in. This season didn't end with a huge shocker but was more about leaving the characters with a whole new set of emotional issues to deal with. If anyone hasn't been watching this show, they need to get on that pronto.
Grade: B

I will give the film credit. At no point does it feel "preachy," something I have to give props to given how schmaltzy these movies typically are, i.e. Crash. While it's certainly better than that claptrap, I'd say it's also better than the director's own 21 Grams, even though it suffers from the same faults as that movie. Only two stories out of the featured four were interesting me, the Moroccan family and the nanny who took the kids to Mexico. The Brad Pitt story didn't feel like anything special and I'm not sure why he got the raves that he did for the film since he's pretty much acted circles around what he's done here in prior movies. The Japanese story just felt as though it had an idea but never knew how to get that idea across without dragging. I grasped what it was going for pretty quickly and then the rest just felt pointless. The main problem is that it outlasts its welcome, continuing on and dragging on when the point has already been made yet it keeps on rollin', much like this review.
Grade: B-

Movies Watched: 9
- Surveillance
- Choke
- Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen
- Heavyweights of Comedy
- Grizzly Man
- Family Guy: Something Something Dark Side
- Babel
- Where the Wild Things Are (blu)
- Gran Torino (blu)
New Movies Bought: 142
- Triangle
- Psycho Ward
- Summer's Moon
- Smash Cut
- Family Guy: Something Something Dark Side
- Blood Wedding
- Carmen
- El Amor Brujo
- Straw Dogs
- Thieves Highway
- Devil Doll
- Night on Earth
- Equinox
- I am Waiting
- Rusty Knife
- Take Aim at the Police Van
- Cruel Gun Story
- Colt is My Passport
- Make Way For Tomorrow
- Haunted Strangler
- Corridors of Blood
- First Man into Space
- Atomic Submarine
- Homicide
- La Haine
- Sisters (de Palma)
- That Hamilton Woman
- Chance
- Skin and Bones
- Eater
- Sacrifice
- Community
- In Sickness and In Health
- Spooked
- Family Man (Fear Itself)
- New Year's Day
- Something with Bite
- Spirit Box
- Echoes
- Circle
- 13 Frightened Girls
- Old Dark House (Castle)
- Mr. Sardonicus
- Silent Venom
- Hideous
- Bloodsuckers
- Jaws The Revenge
- The Flying Serpent
- Slaughter
- Onibaba
- Chaos
- Black Magic Rites
- Devil's Plaything
- Ritos de Frankenstein
- Zotz
- Royal Tramp
- Royal Tramp 2
- Raptor
- Scorpius Gigantus
- Rape of the Vampire
- Wig
- Witchboard ('05)
- The Blob (original)
- Haxan
- Viva le Tour
- Humain Trop Humain
- Place de la Republique
- Phantom India
- Calcutta
- God's Country
- And the Pursuit of Happiness
- House of Games
- Ghost Train
- Alligator People
- Hills Have Eyes 2 (Craven)
- Naked Kiss
- The Last Emperor
- Django Kill
- Speed Grapher Complete Series
- La Cercle Rouge
- Trainman
- Quai des Orfevres
- White Sheik
- Port of Shadows
- Mannaja
- Intercessor: Another Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare
- Junk
- Juon: Curse
- Killer Condom
- Passion
- Horror of Blood Monsters
- Tomb of the Werewolf
- Fiend Without a Face
- Coup de Torchon
- Bronson
- Triangle (Lam)
- Rise of the Gargoyles
- Farcry
- Hard Revenge Milly
- Hard Revenge Milly: Bloody Battle
- Ashes of Time Redux
- Diary
- Vampire Killers
- Big Fan
- Alone in the Dark 2
- Forbidden Games
- Fallen Idol
- Grand Illusion
- Tales of Hoffman
- Small Back Room
- Trafic
- Blood of a Poet
- Orpheus
- Testament of Orpheus
- A Canterbury Tale
- Stray Dog
- Triad Election
- Kill Theory
- The Reeds
- Zombies of Mass Destruction
- The Final
- Dread
- Hidden
- The Graves
- Lake Mungo
- GI Samurai
- Ninja Wars
- Legend of the Eight Samurai
- Resurrection of Golden Wolf
- Scream (80's)
- SS Hell Camp
- Gestapo's Last Orgy
- Red Nights of the Gestapo
- Le Samourai
- Possession (blu)
- Monsoon Wedding (blu)
- Pierrot le Fou (blu)
- Paris, Texas (blu)
- Revanche (blu)
- Hunger (blu)
- Fearless (blu)
- Pandorum (blu)
Unseen DVDS: 3254
Unseen Blu-rays: 71
Unseen VHS: 119

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ultra-Megazord Update

I wish I had more time in the last few weeks to update this so that the posts wouldn't have to take so much time, but hey, what are you gonna do? A constant stream of projects have left me pretty much devoid of time and energy to keep up with it, yet I've had enough time to spend pretty big chunks of our tax return, to the point that I actually feel exhausted from buying movies. Oy vey. On to the few films I've been able to eek out.

This was a movie my wife had seen when she was younger and really enjoyed, thus sending me on a quest to find it, which was difficult at first since she couldn't remember the name of it. After a somewhat lengthy search, we finally tracked it down, leaving me somewhat surprised that Le Femme Nikita was in it which made it more interesting for me to see it. However, after all that, it was somewhat disappointing to see that it was on par with most of the generic thrillers USA and Cinemax used to dabble in at three in the morning on a Thursday. Right off the bat we get William Baldwin, easily the most useless Baldwin, which soured me almost immediately. I think the best performance he ever gave was in an M&M's commercial. I don't think Anne Parillaud worked on improving her English in the eight years betwenn Innocent Blood which only hurt the performance of the film all the more. The film has a lot of intriguing ideas, but it just doesn't have the budget or talent to really pull them off, though some neat scenes do pop up every now and then, such as the old house filled with crabs. The film was at least interesting enough to keep me wanting to see how everything played out but it feels like there's a better movie somewhere waiting to break free.
Grade: C-

At one point in my life, I actually used to look forward to spoof films. Airplane and the Naked Gun movies were favorites growing up. In recent years, they're probably the most repugnant form of film to me outside of dance movies and inspirational teacher movies. Even though this was directed by the same guy in charge of the old movies, this is still just as stupid and unfunny as any others being put out, though I do give it credit for having less fart jokes than your average spoof movie. It was somewhat decent in the beginning with a few jokes actually hitting home, but as it kept going, it got more and more tedious to watch. By the end, it had stopped even trying to be funny and was just trying to convince people to quit bitching about the war and that George Bush wasn't so bad which was about the last goddamn thing I wanted to hear,especially in what should of been a breezy dumbass comedy.
Grade: D

For everything I liked about this movie, there was something else that I didn't. While the subject matter is certainly compelling, I couldn't help but feel that the filmmakers were just using the subject matter to make a name for themselves. The subjects in the film are sincere (save for one vapid and callous bitch that almost made me throw the remote across the room) and tell their stories, but there's a sense that while there is a message in their segments, the filmmakers don't seem to grasp it themselves and every segment seems a bit shortchanged, almost as if they're just biding their time to show some more "sweet" clips of people jumping to their deaths. While it is compelling enough to watch, I could never shake the feeling that this felt like some surface level art school cliches that picked a subject they knew people would want to see.
Grade: C

Speaking of spoof movies...I'll be honest, the only reason I have this is because Best Buy had the blu-ray for only 7 bucks and I had a five dollar gift certificate to use. After years of horrible spoof movies, as well as having already been soured on An American Carol, my expectations were pretty piss poor for this one. To my surprise, I ended up enjoying it for the most part. It actually made me laugh, which is more than I can say for the last few Scary Movie films. It was nice seeing them have fun with horror movie cliches again, something Scary Movie lost a long time ago. I even enjoyed the character of Stan Helsing himself who looks like an uber-douche upon first seeing him. Even the typical annoying blond wasn't too bad and provided some decent jokes, even if her running gag got pretty damn stale by the end. In fact, the whole movie tends to run out of steam in the last third where it felt a little too aimless for me. And I still don't care for Kenen or Kel or whoever the hell he played at all. I'll go ahead and eat my own hat to say I actually had a decent time with this one.
Grade: C+

The best thing about this movie? It's a truly emotional, meaningful film that is 100% free of the typical pap and manipulation of the audience that makes up pretty much all of the usual tearjerkers shelled out. This movie is completely genuine and leaves you better off after having seen it. It's one of the best films to touch on lives lived and lost that really hits home in the final scenes. And even though it only makes up a small section of the film, the scenes dealing with an outsider's view of Japan are far greater than the vastly overrated Lost in Translation. The photography is top notch as well, where not a single frame is wasted and always ties in to film in some way.The less I say the better. This is one of the better films I've seen in the last few years and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an honest story free of the normal pandering we usually get.
Grade: A

I had enjoyed another documentary, called Star Woids, about a group of people lined up for the premiere of Episode 1 and I was hoping for something similar with this, even though I knew it was made by a completely different group of filmmakers. I guess the law of diminishing returns works even on completely unrelated projects. One big problem is that there's not really anyone to like in this film. Everyone's kind of either a jerk or a douchebag so there's not really anything enjoyable about watching them. The only real interesting aspect of this is to see exactly how this people function as a society in their obsession. That, and there's a great part where some Hot Topic dipshits get the crap knocked out of them. It also isn't shot very well. You can tell this wasn't a group of professional filmmakers. Other than that, it came, it went, and I was over it.
Grade: C-

For those comic nerds who haven't caught the recent crop of animated DTV comic book movies, you really are missing out. While the Marvel films are typically hit or miss, the DC films are usually well worth checking out. The last Justice League movie, New Frontier, was one of their best ones and so I was looking forward to this one quite a bit. While it wasn't as good or as engaging as the other one, it was still a decent watch. One of the most interesting aspects of these films is to see what actors are brought on board to play the roles with the highlight of this film belonging to James Woods as Owlman. At first, it seems as though he's playing the role rather flat, it becomes apparent that he's going for a more icy, mellow tone that really brings out how unbalanced and nihilistic his character is the longer the film goes on. Another good thing about these films is that they try to get viewers accustomed to other characters than the typical Batman and Superman stories, with the Martian Manhunter getting a good spotlight role in this one. In fact, Batman sits out on a big chunk of the movie but it does a good job of building up to when he becomes involved. The middle section drags too much which I find to be an issue with a lot of these for some reason, but at the same time, it's almost maddening how they shorten the story to fit into a needless sub-70 minute running time. It;s not like they have to worry about getting as many showings in a day as possible like theatrical films so I'm not sure why they do this. This wasn't as good as a lot of the Justice League episodes you can catch on TV but it is worth a watch sometime. I'm really looking forward to the next release, Batman: Under the Red Hood, which is an interesting pick for an animated movie and should be fairly fucked up to see.
Grade: C+

This one was more for my wife and son than for me actually having a desire to watch it. It's your average Disney story. Talking animals, some quest or adventure, some bumbling sidekicks for comedic relief, a lesson learned, and a montage set to a song by no-longer-so-hot singer. It's hard for me to really critique something like this as it's not really bad or offensive but it also doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Though, it was nice seeing the MacKenzie Brothers again, even in moose form.
Grade: C

What could have been a favorite is ruined by such a degree of uneven characterization that I just can't overlook it. The idea, execution, and special effects of the film are top notch but the one character we are saddled with and have to spend so much time with is such an unlikeable son of a bitch that I could have cared less for him. He was a weaselly asshole that only cared about himself, which would have been fine if that was truly what they wanted, but not for a second did I ever buy his "redemption," though I don't blame that on the actor so much as I do on just sloppy writing. And at the same time, the movie did such a good job of showing how awful and nasty the aliens are I could care less about them as well, leaving only the prawn Christopher Johnson and his son to be the only engaging characters in the whole movie. Other than that, why should I give a damn about anyone or anything in this movie? Really, the only reason it's enjoyable at all is because of the visual spectacle which completely sells the alien inhabitants as believable and when the action kicks in, it leaves your jaw on the floor. The alien weapons create a kind of damage I can't even remember seeing before in a film. On the strength of that coupled with the success of the idea itself does the film manage to find some footing and be enjoyable.
Grade: B-

I think Jody Hill is probably the greatest comedy filmmaker working today (take that Judd Apatow!). Between The Foot Fist Way, Observe and Report, and this, he's already had a better run than most comedic directors have in the course of a decade. His sense of humor is absolutely pitch perfect and does a great job of making you feel awful that he just made you laugh out loud. The situations are so horrible and serious for the characters but hilarious to the viewer that it makes you uncomfortable for finding it all hilarious. The ending of the fifth episode actually had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe, which the last time that happened might have been back when I watched Arrested Development so many years ago. It also helps that Danny McBride is probably the funniest working actor around today. I'm even tempted to watch Land of the Lost just for him. His character is one of the most delusional and self-destructive guys to have his own series. He's a walking disaster that you inexplicably can't help but like. It looks like it is getting a second season which is great news because these six episodes are way too little of such a great character.
Grade: A

Movies Watched: 10
- Shattered Image
- An American Carol
- The Bridge
- Cherry Blossoms
- Star Wait
- Brother Bear 2
- Eastbound and Down Season 1
- Stan Helsing (blu)
- Justice League Crisis on Two Earths (blu)
- District 9 (blu)
New Movies Bought: 190
+ Sand Serpents
+ Grizzly Man
+ The Hanging Woman
+ Vice Squad
+ Corpse Vanishes (MST3K Version)
+ Warrior of the Lost World (MST3K Version)
+ Santa Claus (MST3K Version)
+ Night of the Blood Beast (MST3K Version)
+ The True Story of the Nun of Monza
+ Nuns of St. Archangel
+ Images in a Convent
+ Rabid
+ The Night Porter
+ Grand Slam
+ Hamlet (Lawrence Olivier)
+ Winnie the Pooh: Heffalump Halloween Movie
+ Murder Loves Killers Too
+ Grindstone Road
+ Kamikaze Girls
+ To Live
+ The Little Polar Bear
+ Pep Squad
+ Small Town Folk
+ The Unbearable Lightness of Being
+ Prison-A-Go-Go
+ Razorback
+ Fright ('50s)
+ Stark Fear
+ Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
+ Argento: An Eye for Horror
+ H-Man
+ Battle in Outer Space
+ Mothra (original)
+ Escape 2000
+ Peeping Tom
+ Le Trou
+ Le Corbeau
+ Flesh for Frankenstein
+ Alphaville
+ Mayerling
+ Le Jour Se Leve
+ Gervaise
+ Last Holiday
+ Greased Lighting
+ The Mack
+ Uptown Saturday Night
+ Eastbound and Down Season 1
+ City of Rott
+ Exotica
+ Ichi the Killer 0 (anime)
+ The Mummy's Shroud
+ Plague of Zombies
+ The Killer Must Kill Again
+ From Within
+ The Broken
+ Ring Virus
+ Snuff
+ The Seduction
+ Salems Lot (original)
+ The Gate
+ The Stepfather (original)
+ Campfire Tales
+ The Last Horror Film
+ They Don't Cut the Grass Anymore
+ Burial of the Rats
+ Gummo
+ Web of the Spider
+ Mr Show Season 3
+ Lost Season 2
+ Star Wait
+ Frozen ('96)
+ Last of the Living
+ One Missed Call: Final
+ Wild Man of the Navidad
+ Shuttle
+ Ghost Machine
+ Fear(s) of the Dark
+ Brother Bear 2
+ Curse of the Demon
+ Shrink
+ Dark Mirror
+ Albino Farm
+ Shattered Image
+ Bizarre
+ Night of Death
+ The Flesh and the Fiends
+ The Old Dark House ('32)
+ The Bridge
+ Overnight
+ Calamari Wrestler
+ Black Mama White Mama
+ Running Out of Time 2
+ Pervert
+ Killer Buzz
+ Pusher 2
+ Pusher 3
+ Blood Car
+ Spirits of the Dead
+ Crowley
+ Kidnapping of the President
+ Deathrow Gameshow
+ Walking Dead
+ Frankenstein 1970
+ You'll Find Out
+ Zombies on Broadway
+ Hunchback of Notre Dame ('39)
+ The Princess and the Warrior
+ The Brain That Wouldn't Die (MST3K Version)
+ Golden Years
+ End of the Line
+ Great Expectations (David Lean)
+ Picnic at Hanging Rock
+ Withnail and I
+ Gozu
+ The Telling
+ Messiah of Evil
+ The Strangeness
+ Between the Covers
+ Swinging Wives
+ Doctor Death
+ Derby
+ Running Hot
+ Stunt Rock
+ Deliver Us From Evil
+ The Fox Affair
+ Velvet Trap
+ Hot Nights on the Campus
+ Silent Scream
+ Trapped
+ Pets
+ Goodbye Gemini
+ Hoop Dreams
+ Night of the Dribbler
+ Weekend Murders
+ Riot on 42nd St.
+ Choke Canyon
+ Hot Moves
+ Teenage Mother
+ Teenage Graffiti
+ The Hit
+ Stranger Than Paradise
+ Hell's Ground
+ Brainiac
+ Beales of Grey Gardens
+ Masculin Feminine
+ Seance
+ Seance on a Wet Afternoon
+ Tokyo Zombie
+ Blast of Silence
+ Life of Brian
+ An American Carol
+ Perkins 14
+ Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
+ My Lucky Stars
+ Management
+ Tyson
+ Night Train
+ Showdown in Little Tokyo
+ Killing Room
+ Ghost Writer
+ Storytelling
+ Retribution
+ Wind in the Willows
+ Air Guitar Nation
+ Vinyan
+ Carriers
+ Deadgirl
+ The Scourge
+ Wild Country
+ The Shortcut
+ Chocolate (blu)
+ Gran Torino (blu)
+ Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (blu)
+ Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (blu)
+ 100 Feet (blu)
+ The International (blu)
+ The Wrestler (blu)
+ Sands of Oblivion (blu)
+ Stan Helsing (blu)
+ Where the Wild Things Are (blu)
+ Hardware (blu)
+ District 9 (blu)
+ Cyclops (blu)
+ Sukiyaki Western Django (blu)
+ Never Say Never Again (blu)
+ Jennifer's Body (blu0
+ Give Em Hell, Malone (blu)
+ Red Mist (blu)
+ Amusement (blu)
+ Appaloosa (blu)
Unseen DVDS: 3127
Unseen Blu-rays: 65
Unseen VHS: 119

It's like with every step forward, I take 20 steps back.