Archive for November, 2019

B+ Movie Blog Update

Guess what, folks, I’m not dead!

It’s been slow goings here the past while. And by while I mean like, two years. Oscar season is always busy, of course. But the rest of the year, the March through November part, that’s been hit and miss for me.

But, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally gotten all those Top Ten lists done, and that was a priority for me, just because they’re meant to be on here forever and not just be something I did for immediate content. I’m planning to actually update them as I see new things and/or change my opinions on stuff, so I wanted to make sure I did those right, first and foremost. And those last twenty years or so have upwards of 80 movies per year. Writing all that up took time. Plus, shit happened. Life and what not. So I didn’t have time to focus on new content.

BUT… that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left. Actually, now that the Top Ten lists are done, it means things are looking up. I can’t get into what exactly I mean just yet, partially because I don’t want to spoil the surprise (and I’m giving myself the out in case for some reason it doesn’t actually happen) and also because Oscar season is upon us and that’ll be the focus of the site for the next three months, so why waste a good surprise now when we have to wait for it anyway. But trust me — next year’s a big year. Next year’s gonna feel a lot like the early days of the site. I’ve got a lot of stuff planned. In fact, starting tomorrow, there’s a really good chance that something will be posted on this site every day through Oscar night 2021.

Mostly I just wanted you all to know (all… eight of you that read this thing)… I haven’t been sitting idly. Stuff has been happening behind the scenes, in the lab, behind the curtain, whatever metaphor you wanna make for it. It’s all gonna pay off next year, and I’m really excited for it. But before all that — it’s Oscar season, folks. And that kicks off starting tomorrow.

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Pic of the Day (120th Anniversary)


Ranking All the Netflix Original Movies (Top 50)

The governing principle behind this website has always been, “Well, I did this, so I might as well document it.”

I think we’ve established by now that I watch ostensibly everything that matters each year (in terms of American feature releases), and a lot that doesn’t. And that now includes an ever-increasing number of Netflix movies. I think they put out something like 60 movies last year. And, as is my credo, if I’m watching them all, why not document it?

This isn’t a definitive ranking by any stretch. It’s a combination of how much I liked the movies mixed with how well I think they personify the “brand” of the Netflix Original, whatever that is. Mostly I just wanna recommend some cool stuff to you that you may be overlooking. Because the way the Netflix model works is, unless it hits the zeitgeist like Bird Box or The Kissing Booth, it just gets absorbed into the ether and after two weeks (if not immediately), people forget about them and never get around to watching them even if they thought they looked interesting. They just fall away under the pile of newer, shinier toys. So hopefully, with my doing this, maybe it’ll get some eyeballs on some of the really cool stuff that’s there. (more…)


Ranking All the Netflix Original Movies (51-100)

The governing principle behind this website has always been, “Well, I did this, so I might as well document it.”

I think we’ve established by now that I watch ostensibly everything that matters each year (in terms of American feature releases), and a lot that doesn’t.. And that now includes an ever-increasing number of Netflix movies. I think they put out something like 60 movies last year. And, as is my credo, if I’m watching them all, why not document it?

This isn’t a definitive ranking by any stretch. It’s a combination of how much I liked the movies mixed with how well I think they personify the “brand” of the Netflix Original, whatever that is. Mostly I just wanna recommend some cool stuff to you that you may be overlooking. Because the way the Netflix model works is, unless it hits the zeitgeist like Bird Box or The Kissing Booth, it just gets absorbed into the ether and after two weeks (if not immediately), people forget about them and never get around to watching them even if they thought they looked interesting. They just fall away under the pile of newer, shinier toys. So hopefully, with my doing this, maybe it’ll get some eyeballs on some of the really cool stuff that’s there. (more…)


Ranking All the Netflix Original Movies (101-150)

The governing principle behind this website has always been, “Well, I did this, so I might as well document it.”

I think we’ve established by now that I watch ostensibly everything that matters each year (in terms of American feature releases), and a lot that doesn’t. And that now includes an ever-increasing number of Netflix movies. I think they put out something like 60 movies last year. And, as is my credo, if I’m watching them all, why not document it?

This isn’t a definitive ranking by any stretch. It’s a combination of how much I liked the movies mixed with how well I think they personify the “brand” of the Netflix Original, whatever that is. Mostly I just wanna recommend some cool stuff to you that you may be overlooking. Because the way the Netflix model works is, unless it hits the zeitgeist like Bird Box or The Kissing Booth, it just gets absorbed into the ether and after two weeks (if not immediately), people forget about them and never get around to watching them even if they thought they looked interesting. They just fall away under the pile of newer, shinier toys. So hopefully, with my doing this, maybe it’ll get some eyeballs on some of the really cool stuff that’s there. (more…)


Ranking All the Netflix Original Movies (151-200)

The governing principle behind this website has always been, “Well, I did this, so I might as well document it.”

I think we’ve established by now that I watch ostensibly everything that matters each year (in terms of American feature releases), and a lot that doesn’t. And that now includes an ever-increasing number of Netflix movies. I think they put out something like 60 movies last year. And, as is my credo, if I’m watching them all, why not document it?

This isn’t a definitive ranking by any stretch. It’s a combination of how much I liked the movies mixed with how well I think they personify the “brand” of the Netflix Original, whatever that is. Mostly I just wanna recommend some cool stuff to you that you may be overlooking. Because the way the Netflix model works is, unless it hits the zeitgeist like Bird Box or The Kissing Booth, it just gets absorbed into the ether and after two weeks (if not immediately), people forget about them and never get around to watching them even if they thought they looked interesting. They just fall away under the pile of newer, shinier toys. So hopefully, with my doing this, maybe it’ll get some eyeballs on some of the really cool stuff that’s there. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies.” (80th Anniversary)