knives out


It may be a week late, but this year I seem to get 2 movies for my birthday. Last week I saw 21 bridges (and sadly no birthday offer from that theater) So KNIVES OUT is the official birthday movie of the year. I not only got to see the movie free being in their rewards program, but as I have the rank of Captain (I think it was) I also got a free Popcorn!!

If you are going with a bunch of friends, I’d suggest making things interesting… do a who done it pool. You can each throw a dollar or so in a pool BEFORE the movie starts, Or you do a friendly bet, the losers pay (or buys drinks for everyone after) If you want to make it even more interesting… go the whole clue rout, what character, Weapon in what room? (that can break up any ties). THere was a nice couple a couple seats down from me, and I joked about this and said 2 characters names and why I wanted it to be them… Don’t worry i’m not going to ruin ….was I right? You’ll have to read the whole review for the answer!

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The Man who invented Christmas


2017  PG 1:44 BR

 

Victorian Novelist Charles Dickens finds he, himself must self-publish after his most recent books have had little success.

He hopes his fable ‘a Christmas Carol’, his next book will bolster his sagging career.

He wants to finish the book, and have it illustrated, printed and published before Christmas eve to be in stores that day. 6 weeks is his deadline.

His characters talk to him this scene made me chuckle as I started a few stories and a ‘meme’ (or whatever you want to call it) I saw popped to mind

writer’s block :

When your best friends stop talking to you

Sadly this is where my notes end.

I thought I wasn’t going to like it, especially being it showed up in the new year instead of during the holidays. But I didn’t hate it. Not sure if I’d watch it again but its an interesting story (adventure) in writing and such.

 

 

 

American Horror Story:1984


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for season 9  we get assorted Friday the 13th style coming attractions like  a girl in the boat, ‘Camp Redwood’, some slasher style axes and knives embedded in things.

From the title we get sent back in time to the era of Ronald Regan, big hair, Wholesome family tv shows, leotards, aerobics and legwarmers and some very scary clothes or as I’ve dubbed it the Nightmare years. Frankly I prefer 60s and 70s fashion to the 80s styles and given the chance would go right back to 90s grunge given the chance, it was VERY comfortable laid back times.)  This is also the time when Slasher movies were at their prime, probably due to a few real life Serial Killers. For instanced Wes Craven’s Freddy Kreuger  of A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by one.  Mr Jingles reminds me of a cross between Jason, Michael and the hook man from I kow what you did last summer.

This season screams Friday the 13th to the point someone on TV Time said WHY didn’t they have the premier date to be on Friday the 13th? I saw at least one ‘easter egg’ type scene (be it on purpose or not)  the ‘accident’ on the road that I thought was going to go by way of I know what you did last summer).

Brooke Thompson played by Emma Roberts  is new to L.A. where she goes to the bright pastel (nightmare) of a gym where she makes a few friends. They are all getting out of L.A. not only because the Olympics are in town but there’s a nightstalker on the prowl.

American Horror Story: 1984 Trailer Channels All Your Favorite Slasher Films

 

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Krampus: Origins


2018     Not rated     1:25   via VUDU

Something tells me this isn’t even a prequel to the 2015 Adam Scott Movie.

The First world war rages on and American soldiers find a mysterious book with which can summon Krampus.

The same book comes to a Catholic Orphanage when one soldier’s wife goes to work there  and where she gets word of her husband’s fate.

Lena, the kids favorite teacher has some knowledge of the magical arts. When one of the students unleashes Krampus from the old charred looking book it is Lena that tries to help Josephine and the remaining students.

The story was quite thin and not much of an ‘origin’ story. The only origin I caught out of it is that fairies trapped him in the book.

 

21 Bridges


During filming it was called 17 Bridges, on release 21… but is there really 17 or even 21 bridges in and out of Manhattan?

Off the top of my head, I couldn’t even come up with 10 (in general) ! The ones that mattered are what to me are the main bridges not ones ON Manhattan to connect other parts of it. I didn’t mean ALL of NYC’s bridges I was trying to find JUST the ones that lead in or out of Manhattan. ones like The Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge, GWB or George Washington Bridge, and Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, Throgs Neck, Triborough Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Gowanus Expressway, Manhattan Bridge, & Queensborough bridge. Actually there’s more than that… (I included the wiki page listing of Bridges and Tunnels into NYC

 

Stars  Chadwick Boseman, Taylor Kitsch, Jk Simmons,m Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Alexander Sidig

 

5-10 min
Then we get heist action for 30 kilo, turns out to be more, actually 300 Pure. Stole fe hundred pounds (what’s 50 kilos?) pounds

The crap went down I think at midnight or 1am, The Black Panther is given til 5am to catch the criminals. 

Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, Only the Brave, American Assassin,Covenant, Savages)

plays Ray Jackson who was in the military, lost his friend while in Afghanistan, kills a few  cop

Stephan James (Selma, Lost after Dark, Race) plays Michael Ray’s best friend’s kid brother who after his brother dies joins the military to honor his brother. Not the hardened criminal Ray is.

 

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Thankskilling Carving


Yes thanks KILLING not giving!

I saw this November 2018, and figured I’d schedule it for the same, November. I was behind in typing up my review notes by a month or two for a variety of reasons. (I normally get behind this time of year, but some medical problems as well) So I guess keeping that in mind, I’d figured to schedule it for the same time,  in case the same thing happens.

Valentines day has ‘My bloody valentine (watch the original one it’s better than the new one, or watch the remake first then the old one.) Surprisingly Halloween has give or take about the same amount of movie specials. There are some holiday horrors for December like Santa’s Slay, Black Christmas, and Krampus. Thankfully there are a few treats (good or not) one comes across every now and then.

Thankskilling

Basically this Turkey Tom is a curse put upon the White man.

Oh my how Awful the first is. The turkey is a bit amusing sort of like comic the insult dog but not as insulting. All the acting is crap and I’d advise turning the sound off and make up what the actors are saying yourself, you’d probably do a better job than the ones being paid, (just use the sound for the Turkey).

Although it was bad and bad acting, I still couldn’t not watch (yes I mean the double negative) I just had to keep watching it like it was a horrible accident.

 

 

Thankskilling 3

 

While the acting was bad for the first one, I think the writer or director was on some sort of drugs. 

From the way the story goes, it seems there is no 2nd movie (in our world at least) in the movie world it was the worst movie ever made and they have all been destroyed (well minus one). I think the 2nd movie was supposed to be out in space.

I have one note that mentions a pie that reminds me of the brain (Kraang ?)from the original (was it 80s or 90s) cartoon

at this point I’m not sure which is the worse one, but there’s nothing usually on to watch (and Netflix has yet to make a 1 day Streaming Plan)

 

For some reason the movies make me think Troma studios but I don’t think they are.

http://www.ihorror.com/thankskilling-director-jordan-downey-talks-turkie-ihorror-com/

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let me guess you said Wait did she add the post to the wrong blog? What does it have to do with entertainment you ask? Well frankly being a Christmas has so many specials I thought it would be nice for other holidays to catch up especially being as not everyone celebrates christmas. How many Hanuka (sp?)  specials or Kwanzaa are there (let alone any other holiday somewhat less known or shunned.. ahem. Yule, Winter solstice)

Valentines day has ‘My bloody valentine (watch the original one it’s better than the new one)

There are some holiday horrors for December like Santa’s Slay, Black Christmas ,

Kazuo Umezz’s Horror Theater: Vol. 3,  The Christmas Season Massacre / Satan Claus / Psycho Santa, Christmas Evil,

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for now you can check out  Thankskilling     http://ihorror.com/thankskilling-director-jordan-downey-talks-turkie-ihorror-com/

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The Spy Next Door


 

2010    PG  Action, comedy, family

 

I think I caught this when it had already started, and can’t recall how far along it was when I did start.

Though it was a nice family friendly movie, enjoyable maybe charming even.

During some of the action, I forget in which part (as I’m possibly writing this a month or 2 after seeing it) but there’s a part I think I noticed where he may have broke something.

The fight choreography is a good pace, and actual ‘action’ pace and a few scenes of it. unlike some  movies saying they are, but not enough if any at all. One scene of action does not make an action movie, let alone fight scenes that are slow enough that look like I could likely do them without a stunt double!

 

I would watch this again if I caught it, or if I had kids I’d buy it as it would be worth it.

I’d write more if I could, but as I said its been at least a month since I saw it. (This is what happens when I stream.. I try to watch every thing on my to watch list and half the time I don’t know what I’m in the mood to watch.