Poltergeist (1982)

This is the original movie, made in the 80s.

A little girl becomes fascinated by the static on the TV.  There is a presence in the house that is malevolent.  The new one is good, but this is still better.

IMDB Score 7.4/10
Amazon Score 4.6/5


Watchmen (2009)

After being a hero was outlawed, these super-heroes went back to mundane lives.  Until someone started killing the remaining ones off.

This is a pretty good movie with some nice backstory and decent action.

IMDB Score 7.6/10
Amazon Score 4.3/5


Battle Royale (2000)

This is a great movie.  Well before The Hunger Games, Battle Royale pitted 9th graders against each other on an island.  Equipped with explosive collars ala The Running Man, they had to fight or die.

A highlight is the perky woman who gleefully explains the rules of the battle in the introduction video on the island.


IMDB Score 7.7/10
Amazon Score 4.1/5


Warning from Space (1956)

Better than a Kung Fu movie… It’s science fiction from Japan!

Aliens attempt to make contact with a Japanese scientist to warn him of a meteor on a collision coarse with the Earth.

It’s not as exciting as a Godzilla movie but fun nonetheless.

IMDB Score 4.4/10
Amazon Score 3.2/5


Extreme Movie (2008)

This is where teen actors wash up.  It’s a teen sex comedy sketch style and I found it funny.  IMDB didn’t think much of it, but it is what it is.

Amazon Prime had this streaming for free but I liked it enough to pick it up for $10.  It sits in the R Rated section on Plex since it is clearly not family friendly.

IMDB Score 3.8/10
Amazon Score 2.3/5


The Brown Bunny (2003)

The Brown Bunny is a boring movie of a man who travels cross country to race his motorcycle in California.  It is supposed to be a personal journey to find the right woman, but it is a dud.

IMDB Score 5.0/10
Amazon Score 2.7/5


WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)

A couple of hackers stumble on a terrorist simulation site on the Internet.  They get tied into real terrorist activities and need to dig their way out of it.

Not a great film.  It is a remake (totally new plot) of the original but the ending is the same.

IMDB Score 4.5/10
Amazon Score 3.9/5