Leaving the Stream – Week of September 19th, 2010

Some weeks there are so many movies getting cut from the Netflix streaming service that it’s hard to pick those worth highlighting. This isn’t one of those weeks. Only a few films are on their way out this week, and most of them aren’t worth mentioning. There are a few that you may want to check out while you have the chance, though.

Billy Jack (9/22)

Who’s your favorite American Indian half-breed hapkido master, gunslinger, and defender of hippies? If you didn’t say ‘Billy Jack,’ then I’m flummoxed. Admittedly, this isn’t a great film, but it’s well worth watching. It has a message of peace – despite all the murder happening – and it has that “One Tin Soldier” song that always gets stuck in my head. (Blu-ray review)

A Scanner Darkly (9/22)

I’m torn on this one. I can’t honestly say that I hated ‘A Scanner Darkly,’ as much as I would like to. It’s a pretty terrible movie, but the interactions between Woody Harrelson and Robert Downey Jr. are so brilliant that it’s worth sitting through the rest to see. (Blu-ray review)

The Mighty Ducks (9/22)

Get this. A hotshot lawyer gets sentenced to community service and has to coach a hockey team full of misfits and losers. They’re awful, but it turns out that teamwork, a winning spirit and hard work can make ‘The Mighty Ducks‘ into winners. It’s as easy as one-two-three triple deke. Quack, quack, quack, quack, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!


    • Comedy Central’s constant airing of that movie puts it on the “good movies I can’t stand” list. I guess it’s my fault for not turning the channel off after ‘Monty Python,’ but I needed something on in the background while playing ‘Daggerfall.’ 🙂

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