2 Hours of Dull Horror & Pet Sematary Review

Ok this is a slight rant/review…

I’ve been watching a number of movies lately.

And a good portion of them I wonder, didn’t we see this already? And then someone reminds me…Um, no, these just got released today, it’s new. Continue reading “2 Hours of Dull Horror & Pet Sematary Review”

Planted Handbags to Lure Girls to Prevent Loneliness – Movie Review: Greta

Ok, so this movie was weird but kept you guessing on what would happen next.

An older woman who suffered from pure craziness and the fact that she was lonely decided to plant handbags on a train hoping someone would find it and return it to the address left on her driver’s license.

The main victim/character of this story didn’t think much of it and began hanging out with her and considering her to be a friend. Her roommate thought she was being naive and needed to be careful.

Well of course the friend was right because one day while over the older woman’s house to eat dinner she spotted behind a cabinet a row full of handbags and they were all exactly the same with her driver’s license planted inside and numbers on stickies to the back of them.

Needless to say she wanted nothing more to do with her and tried to break it off but the older woman was hell bent on keeping her in her life.

She stalked her, showed up at her job, spit out chewing gum in the girls hair. That would have been the last straw for me!

Calling the cops didn’t work. In fact the police officer said if you ignore her she will leave you alone. Eye Roll!!

The girl went missing and was drugged and locked in a room that another woman stayed who was also captured by this older woman.

Luckily someone had a brain, the girls roommate. Because the detective the father hired didn’t last 5 minutes before he was shot after snooping around and attempting to save the girl.

The roommate found her way to the older woman’s place because she found the handbag she planted and spiked her drink.

After this ending I was quite relieved because some of the dumb missteps that happened in this movie had us both screaming at the t.v.

A movie Filled with Wigs & Fraud & Complete Ridiculousness: Movie Review – J.T. Leroy

OMG this is one of the silliest movies ever.

Based on a true story. A woman book author wrote a story about a fictional character who’s life was based on her actual life events.

She decided to have her sister-in-law pretend to be the male character of the book, J.T. Leroy. This was helping the author create fan fare, new circles of friends with celebrities and a way to promote her band she had with her husband.

Unfortunately, she picked the wrong woman to be J.T. The wigs were never convincing when she wore them in public and in fact they were women wigs with long tresses.

And worst of all, an actress set to play the mother of J.T. in a movie had a liking for Kristen Stewart who played J.T. But turns out she really didn’t like her not to mention she realized J.T. was actually a girl when she tried to hook up with her, but all she wanted was rights to the movie.

J.T. couldn’t manage to keep her emotions out of it, her speaking voice was inconsistent with how the author spoke over the phone as J.T., and J.T. didn’t show a consistent look in public revealing him to be a woman, a fraud.

The author and the J.T. character eventually got caught as people saw her in public and put the pictures together.

This encouraged the author to come out and tell her story as J.T. instead of hiding behind someone else.

In the end Kristen Stewart, who played J.T. moved to NY to become a writer and the book author regained her following. Funny quote in movie was the author told Kristen Stewart, just because you played a writer doesn’t mean you are one. I suppose she is right although earlier in the movie she encouraged her to step out her comfort zone and to be different.

Movie Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

If you get the chance to watch I highly recommend.

This came out quite some time ago to limited theaters and I believe it was only playing for 2 days and I wasn’t able to buy tickets.

But I learned it was available on DVD and my whole Saturday I looked forward to watching. This movie really gives you a glimpse of what the soldiers went through at the time of World War I.

Now when the movie first came on I actually did not multi-task. I sat my computer down and sat straight up in my chair to listen. Now the other reason for that is because they interviewed the survivors who’s voices had aged so you really had to have the volume up to hear what they were saying as I believe some had accents.

My first reaction while watching was Hey, where’ the color? But it did come just a bit later in the movie which is very cool to see – gives a different perspective.

All the men in the video were dressed the same, some had different fabric for their suits or coats but they were all dark-colored dressed. But one of the other key takeaways was that the advertising back then was quite persuasive in luring or asking men aged 18-35 to join the army and their moms and wives encouraging it.

I’m not sure how much of that rang true to how the population felt but I think even if I was born during that time having seen the convincing posters I might think hmm, I should join the army and fight for my country.

People signed up in droves and according to the men they interviewed who gave the history of their encounter – they wanted to join, and that it was a good thing because it taught them how to be a man, how to cook unlike having your mother do everything for you.

I suppose they were right, but seemed like the least route to take when you are very young and you may not return to experience the rest of your life.

These men trained daily, sometimes it looked to be a bit brutal but was exciting for them because they didn’t really know what to expect.

Until they were all shipped one by one each day to Europe and that’s when reality set in – the reality of what they were facing and was required to do.

These guys ate very small portions of food, some of which were canned with no different flavor options. They had to wear the same uniform clean or dirty. Experienced having lice, slept in mud mush water and even caught gangrene on their foot.

They risked their lives and were so brave with getting across the deep barbed wire trench to capture enemy soldiers.

Worst part of it all was them experiencing so many deaths that they had to walk over and on their bodies to move around. And when the war was won they returned with nobody showing appreciation, not offering a job nor understanding what they went through.

I suppose it is still that way until we don’t have any freedom then maybe we would quickly appreciate what they did for us.

Movie Review: Runaway Bride-esque “Isn’t it Romantic”!

This movie was quite funny. Although lately, I think it has become a little tough to top some of the funnier Rom-Com’s from the 90’s, but this was slightly different.

So the scene started off with Rebel being a little girl enjoying romantic comedy movies. And the movie she was watching which is my favorite too, Pretty Woman.

I mean don’t you just love that song and movie too? Well, I was the only one in the room grooving to it, lol. Continue reading “Movie Review: Runaway Bride-esque “Isn’t it Romantic”!”

Movie Review: Fighting with Family

#dwaynejohnson

This was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster but in a good way.

First off, two siblings, brother and sister grew up in a wrestling family, the WWE kind. The parents were not famous but they were avid partakers in the sport. So much so, they started their own small wresting company locally in Norwich, England.

It was both the siblings dream, especially the brother to be a professional wrestler for WWE. Unfortunately, during a try out, his kind intention to ensure his sister looked great while he took some of the hits left him with a rejection and his dreams shattered.

He tried endlessly to resubmit tapes in hopes to be considered until he was given a final no. All while he had a new born and girlfriend he was barely paying attention to.

His sister was of course sad he didn’t get picked and in fact felt challenged with continuing in the training program she left and returned home. But with the advice of her brother and parents she returned to the training program and beat out everyone to be the youngest champion.

The whole time we were rooting for her to win, make her family proud and most of all for her brother to get out of his slump.

In the end they all did and they were all happy for the sister/daughter to do well. In fact they were making handmade dolls and posters to sell locally. of her to raise income.

This is based on a true story. Well worth the watch if you haven’t. There were some funny moments but mainly a movie about an underdog coming out on top.

Man Half Frozen Saves Himself & Woman From a Hungry Polar Bear: Movie Review – Arctic

Ever wondered what it’s like to be stranded in the Arctic, well this movie highlights the peril of the unknown during cold extremity.

I enjoyed watching this and only knew of this movie coming out on DVD, didn’t see it listed in the movie theaters.

The movie starts with a male actor who I’m assuming experienced strong winds with snowfalls, crashed on a mountain. What looked to be no chance in sight of him finding rescue showed him in the beginning scene spelling S.O.S. in deep snow.

He had some equipment in his helicopter he would dig through each day, one of them was a box to transmit a radio signal for rescue. I’m surprised he also managed to catch fish.

He did find a helicopter that was out searching. I suspect as I just realized while writing this the look and color of his plane was similar to the rescue crew.

Sadly as they flew too close to the strandee, due to high winds they crashed. There were two onboard the helicopter leaving 1 woman semi-alive. She suffered a gash on her stomach.

The lead actor spent the entire movie keeping them alive and warm as he could. She never made a sound until the absolute worst time. For a moment he thought she was dead and as he walked away leaving her to die in a corner he fell into a deep hole underneath. He was able to get out after resetting his broken leg.

He spent much time trying to pull her up a hill on a sleigh bed when on 2 to 3 tries it became so heavy it fell back to the bottom. He decided to give it up and found a hole for them to stay when a Polar Bear heard her make a noise, the one time she made a noise throughout the entire movie. The Polar Bear was relentless and was close to digging his way into the cave of the strandees. The male actor lit one of those rescue lighters and scared the Polar Bear away.

They finally made it to the top of the mountain and nearly missed their chance of rescue for being too far way from the rescuers purview.

Recommend watching.

Dragged Across Boredom: Movie Review – Dragged Across Concrete

#vincevaughn #melgibson

I was a bit shocked because I wasn’t included in the decision of renting this movie, but here we go, I gave it a try.

Honestly, I am not sure what is going on with Vince Vaughn. I really think he is a funny guy and if I know he is in a movie I’m more inclined to watch it. But this movie didn’t seem to fit him.

And not only that his side kick in this role was Mel Gibson. I know he played opposite Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon because I saw all of them if I remember correctly and they were good.

But this movie was nothing like that. Firstly, it moves slow and not just any slow there are times where I feel like there’s just two guys sitting in silence dragging out meaningless conversation for what reason I am not sure.

On top of that I thought, huh I hadn’t seen Vince Vaughn in any films for a while let me head over to IMBD to see what he been up to. Is he directing, is he directing this movie?

Turns out he didn’t produce this movie – not familiar with the guy who did but I wish he hadn’t casted Vince Vaughn because this isn’t his cup of tea really.

Now I must admit – he received backlash when playing in True Detective although I thought he did well. So maybe he is following the same choice for roles.

Anyway this movie is about 2 cops who were filmed being a bit too aggressive to a suspect while staking out on the outside stairwell by his window. When I say aggressive I mean Mel Gibson placed his foot on the suspect’s head and pushed it quite hard against the metal flooring.

They were relieved of their duty/suspended. Mel Gibson had a wife with MS and daughter who kept getting picked on by the neighbors in a changing neighborhood. Vince Vaughn had a long time girlfriend he wanted to marry.

A guy was going around robbing convenient stores and somehow Mel Gibson came up with the idea to rob a set of robbers they had been following, who coincidentally were in the middle of robbing a bank when they drove past their vehicle and it so happen to partly be one of the guys who recently robbed a convenient store.

Mel Gibson really wanted to change the life of his family. They tailed the robbers for miles.

When they managed to finally catch up with the robbers in a secluded and remote place, only 1 person survived and it was neither of the cops especially since Vince Vaughn died after listening to the voicemail his wife left when he proposed by directing her via phone to pull an urgent item out of his coat pocket. We will never know if she said Yes or No. The consensus was split on this one.

It was an odd movie. Picture someone lying right underneath an oil leaking car but spends 10min while his rifle is in front of him talking about how he is going to shoot and where before it actually happens with a missed target. Eye Roll please!

Review: The Nutcracker

#thenutcrackermovie

I heard this movie was not good and had bad reviews during the time it came out. But I didn’t remember that when I saw it available for rent and of course with Morgan Freeman I was geeked to watch.

Well, he had like a 90 second cameo and I don’t recall seeing him again. Continue reading “Review: The Nutcracker”

Review: Glass

#samueljackson #glassmovie #brucewillis

Usually any movie with Samuel Jackson, I’m like oooh I have to watch it. Well, I didn’t learn until after the 2nd attempt of watching this movie it had received a 37% on rotten tomatoes with other sites’ rating ranging a bit higher.

Well, this movie was a snoozer and a little odd because there’s 3 men who are supposed to be superheroes yet anything spectacular shown was not superhero like. Meaning I didn’t see any super powers.

I realize two other movies/pre-quals came before this and as I remember they were snoozers too.

If you’re a comic book enthusiast maybe you get this movie. I like comics and the Marvel and DC movies, just not this one.

Samuel didn’t have a super power just has fragile bones, Bruce Willis is scared of water and the other guy has so many personalities it’s a bit ridiculous. In the end after a woman captured them all I believe to run test – they each escaped because they all had a vengeance against one another and died in the end. Hopefully this movie series will end with it too.

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