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Scream (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on October 21, 2011

78. Scream (available to stream on Netflix and Amazon)

Here is the trailer for Scream.

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Scream is what brought back scary movies in the 90s.  Released in 1996, it launched a string of scary movies released in the following years.  Not so much horror films, these movies were lacking in severe blood and gore, but lots of suspense and murders. (Spoiler alert starts now!)

Drew Barrymore GETS IT in this movie. And her little boyfriend too.

The story opens with a heinous double murder where the killer calls Drew Barrymore and taunts her like crazy with movie trivia and killing her boyfriend before eventually killing her too.  This is a BFD in the little town of Woodsboro.  We meet Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and find out that her mother was murdered the previous year.  We also meet her friend Tatum (Rose McGowan), her boyfriend Billy (Skeet Ulrich) and Tatum’s boyfriend Stu (Matthew Lillard).  Supporting cast includes reporter Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox), Dewey (David Arquette) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy).

Sidney gets stalked on the phone by the same killer and is attacked in her house.  From then on, its a string of death until we finally find out who the killer is.  Who they are, actually, but that’s all I am sharing.

I love Rose McGowan! She’s great in this movie, and her death is awesome!

This is a great addition to your October movie playlist.  It’s funny and scary and twisty and even if you’ve seen it before, it is fun to watch again.

Scream is available on DVD from Amazon for $13.89.

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on April 4, 2011

23. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Not available to stream on Netflix Instant Watch)

Here’s the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back trailer.

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a fitting title for this movie, a giant inside joke that refers back to the previous 4 View Askewniverse movies. This time around, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) are the stars.

They find out early in the movie that the comic book with characters based on them, Bluntman and Chronic (referenced quite a bit in Chasing Amy), is being turned into a movie.  Instead of pursuing the money they could make as an extension of their previous likeness rights agreement with Holden and Banky, they decide to head to Hollywood and try and stop the movie.  Naturally, hijinks ensue.  Including a jewelry heist with hot chicks in catsuits.

Lots of great cameos from actors that have appeared in the first 4 Askewniverse movies.  Such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Also appearing, Shannen Doherty, Jason Lee, Jeff Anderson, Brian O’Halloran, Chris Rock, Joey Lauren Adams, Dwight Ewell, Renee Humphrey and more.

This movie is definitely tough to appreciate if you haven’t seen and liked the first 4 View Askewniverse movies.  However, if you have, the inside jokes and references are really fun.  It’s described by Kevin Smith as a “comic book of a movie” and that is completely accurate.  It’s a fun movie and definitely worth a watch, but i highly recommend seeing the other 4 movies first.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is available on DVD from Amazon for $10.89.

 

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