Home Cinema Sick Days

I love being that kind of sick where I’m just under the weather enough that I need to stay home and rest, but have enough coherency that I am not tied to the bathroom and miserable.  It allows me to watch my Netflix backlog, and catch up on guilty pleasures.  I am emerging from my living room cave with comments on a few flicks for your perusal...What have you seen lately that you would recommend to watch or avoid?

Cowboys and Aliens:

A movie without a center of gravity on which to stand:  Both too derivative to be a great sci-fi flick, and too stupid to be taken seriously as a hard boiled western.  The trailer made it look and feel tongue in cheek, and every write up ahead of time made it look like a fun time at the movies.  In addition, the film is stocked with talent: Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard produced it, Jon Favreau is a great action director, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are more than capable, etc.  Hey, the creature design is even really cool.  But when any film is credited as having 7 people creating the story (5 of whom are the screenwriters), you know there are going to be some bumps in the road

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