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Frank: The Strangest Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of odd movies. The type of films where you scratch your head and at the end, you wonder what you just watched. The last three weird movies that I have seen are The Babadook, Tusk and one of my new favorite movies, Frank.

This is Frank.

This is Frank.

Frank is a peculiar tale about a young man who joins a band with a very strange lead singer played by Michael Fassbender. (Even though you don’t see his face until the end.) Fassbender’s character wears a giant head throughout the entire film. All the time. Even in the shower. He never reveals his face. He is also a musical genius.

Here’s one of their songs. It almost sounds like a mixture of Radiohead and Jim Morrison.

The whole movie is about a band struggling to record an album while they also deal with new fame and a lead singer who is mentally ill. Each member fights to remain true to themselves while their lives and music evolves.

Would I recommend this movie? Sure, but it’s definitely not for everyone. I enjoyed the quirkiness and the dry humor. I also thought it had some really meaningful metaphors in it about the music business and people dealing with a mental illness.

Frank is on Netflix and it’s also out on DVD and Blu-Ray. If you’ve seen the movie, tell me what you think about it in the comments section!


My Netflix Guilty Pleasures

I’m always a little behind the curve when it comes to technology. I usually try to fight it, but eventually just give into the hype and upgrade. Whether it’s cellphones, computers or whatever else, people always put just enough pressure for me to give in. I think it’s because I get sick of hearing people brag about how awesome their iPhone is or how much memory their iPad has.

a guy using a macbook pro

I get it, you're better than me.

Recently, I finally decided to jump on the Netflix bandwagon. Only a few years behind, I know. But I figured I’d share a little bit about what I’ve been watching, so you can judge me and mock me behind my back for having poor taste or not being cool enough. I went to public school so I think I can take your ridicule.

3) Friday Night Lights– If you haven’t watched an episode from this amazing show then you are truly missing out. Even if you’re not a football fan, and trust me I’m not, this show is one of the best I’ve ever seen. 5 seasons was definitely not enough. If there was some type of petition to bring this underrated gem of a show back, you best believe that I would be signing it!

If you haven’t seen the show, it basically follows a high school football coach, his wife and the players through their journey of high school and football season. It’s got ups and downs and really draws you in. I highly recommend you check it out, if you have failed to do so.

It has this strange away of pulling you into the lives of each character. At one point, I just wanted to pack up, move to Texas and join the Dillon Panthers….as the water boy.

2) Breaking Bad- So far, I’ve only watched two episodes of this show, but I’m so excited to see where it goes. First off, I think the plot of the whole show is pretty much brilliant.

A chemistry teacher gets diagnosed with lung cancer and he decides to start cooking meth in order to get more money for his family. It’s like one of those shows that I wish I had come up with. I mean it’s so obvious! A teacher using his degree in order to do something illegal but ultimately doing it for the good of his family. How did no one come up with this sooner?

Honestly, I’m learning more about chemistry from this show than I ever did in high school. Which I admit is both sad and quite pathetic. And if my 10th grade chemistry teacher is reading this, then I am pointing the figure of blame at you right now.

1) X-Men– I’m not talking about the X-Men movies, or X-Men: First Class, or that horrible piece of garbage called X-Men: Origins.


I'll never forgive you.

I’m referring to the old X-Men cartoon that I use to watch whenever it came on. Growing up, I absolutely loved X-Men and tried to collect every toy that I could.

I got a strange feeling of nostalgia when I woke up last Sunday and discovered that this cartoon was on Netflix. I sat down in my pajamas, checked to make sure no one was spying on me, dimmed the lights, turned on the first episode and was immediately taken back in time. It was like I was a little kid again.

Yes, I am ashamed that I’m 23 years old and still get excited about cartoons. You know what? No! I’m not ashamed. I’m proud to say that the cartoon version of X-Men is absolutely amazing. What could be better than watching Wolverine and Gambit team up to fight against Magneto and the Sentinels? Nothing.

Now if only I could get Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Batman: The Animated Series, I would probably whip out my action figures and turn into an 8 year old again. No shame. No regrets.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!!! (Watch Friday Night Lights)

What are you watching on Netflix these days? Share your comments in the comments section and leave some feedback.


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