13 movies you loved as a child………

Of the movies Mentioned, I’ve seen Willow, Short Circuit, Mighty Ducks, Jumanji I saw for the first time as an adult and liked it, and regretted not seeing it when it came out. I think I saw Harry and the Hendersons but I’m not sure, however its obviously forgettable. Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf 2 I saw. Honestly if Netflix has Willow I would rent that as they never seem to show it on tv anymore.

as for the other movies on the list… was never interested in watching them. I can say I’m certainly happy they didn’t have the Tom Cruise Movie Legend on there. Not really a fan of his but that would be my favorite.

13 movies you loved as a child…but hate as adult


The Shape of Water


2017     R   2hr 3m   Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon     Adventure, Drama Fantasy  writer/Director Guillermo del Toro


There are so many elements to this, I’d say this is not only the genres notes but I’d also go with a period Sci-fi Romance. Think Creature from the Black Lagoon only the girl likes the creature back.  Surprisingly, I’d even call It a chick flick (and I liked it! likely because to me it was a modern Creature from the Black Lagoon at least as far as the creature in it and if I remember right del Toro mentioned it in an interview)

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Santa’s Slay

2005   R 1;35  Bill Goldberg Douglas Smith, Robert Culp, Dave Thomas, Emilie de Ravin   Lionsgate studios     IMDB

Santa isn’t making a gift list this year he’ll check twice; he’s running down his hit list now that a thousand-year-old bet he lost to an angel has expired. Now he’s spreading the holiday fear.

Something tells me that this is not going to be a horror movie as I thought it was from the title. YES that is former WWE wrestler Goldberg. That was a great use for a candy cane… I’ll have to be sure I start keeping one on me more often in case I ever need to defend myself. This kid and his assumed by all ‘Crazy’ grandpa live in Hell! No seriously! Of course, there has to be a Grandpa got runover joke..  oh but isn’t that ‘reindeer’ a buffalo or ox.  Oh and being Santa is supposed to be Satan’s son in this… someone says the name as such then he says it as ‘sha-tan’ and the person says “like the hockey Player” (I forget what teams Miroslav Satan was on I think one was Buffalo Sabres, and every devils’ fan wanted him on the team and give him the #6.

When the Credits role at the end, it’s naughty and nice list.

I may rent it again in December. I ended up watching this late as when I got the disk it was broken.

I enjoyed it was a bit funny

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Den of Lions

2003 R  1:43  Stephen Dorff  Bob Hoskins    Action crime thriller


Budapest after the fall of the Iron Curtain  is under fire from the Russian Mafia.

Its up to Stephen Dorff’s undercover FBI agent Mike who has infiltrated the mafios and gained the trust of the head (Demetrius) and heart of his daughter Katya.

Over the case of the movie I wasn’t quite sure what Mike was undercover for, as far as the Russian Mafia went. Were they trying to get them on drugs, trafficking or what?

At times I also wondered if he was still FBI or if Mike had turned.

The movie was only :::shrugs::: OK. I am however a big fan of Stephen Dorff’s (since I was a kid and he’s only a few years older then myself) and try to collect his movies for my library. However this one would not be going in there.

Aside from a bit of the end and some part of the movie I don’t remember what part of the movie its from I don’t remember much of it.

I think it also felt slow or too long.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

2018       PG-13        2:14      adventure Fantasy Family

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler,Jude Law, johnny Depp,Zoë Kravitz ,Ezra Miller  (full cast)

So in my search for a poster image to use, I really didn’t care for any of them  but this caught my eye, however it was for a comic con but what a great (collectible) poster or postcard it would have made for the movie.

Is it just me, or does it always seem the Potterverse has a rain storm during chases?

This one seemed less about the beasts and more of a political drama, however we do meet some new creatures and old, our previous Niffler friend is back with more fun. As Doublemint gum used to use “Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun

After seeing this and watching (I think it was) ‘Crikey!’ it’s the Irwins; I’ve come to figure out or so I believe Nifflers are a furry sort of Echidna and something else but can’t recall that other similarity right now. Maybe it’s like a hamster or some other rodent that is like a pack rat.

There was some Bearded dragon/Thorny Devil looking lizard in the beginning.

Maledictus to remind you- in short is Nagini. full definition is a female individual who was a carrier of a blood curse that would eventually lead her to turn into a beast permanently. The curse was carried from birth and was passed down from mother to daughter.

We learn early in the movie that Albus Dumbledore was not the only in his family to have a Phoenix.

Dumbledores’ have a special connection with phoenixes.

Something about Phoenixes coming to the aid of the family.

(really do wish they would put a card on screen telling you what each beast is, or at least have some promotional collector cards to give out  for those that don’t have a great memory for descriptions..to have the visual identification. (I wish they would make an actual book that looks like the one in the movies. I think there’s a new book that has images of all the animals so I have to see if I can find that. Not sure if this is it or not  The Case of Beasts–Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them

This IS an Illustrated version of the Fantastic Beasts ‘text’ book





This below I think it was called  a Tso  or Tao  I would have to look through my own Beast Book and see if there’s some art for this one in it.

as well as this  Puffer lion or Lion Puffer as I called it They showed a kelpie which is basically A giant seahorse


A Murtlap, Fire crab (I want to make one) and MoonCalfs

Image result for From Fantastic Beasts Movie Creatures MurtlapSee the source image

Here’s a page with some Fantasitc Beasts from both Movies.

WHOA! Was that a dragon with many heads or a few dragons? Sorry I love dragons!

ooh that looks pretty; just got the goosebumps, that looks like the fire from the Tri-wizard cup.

Definitely not as good as the first of the series. I am mildly disappointed with it.

I do need to say, media outlets need to shut up about some of the things (even if JK Rowling gives approval on a ‘spoiler’)

Now some of you may remember a Certain Wizard mentioned in the first Harry Potter Book/Film. That said wizard I had heard was supposed to be in the movie.  Now something like that, maybe even a bit minor should not have been revealed. As soon as I saw the guy I knew who it was supposed to be. (When you see them even if you didn’t hear of this famous ‘wizard’ you should know who it is if You read or watched the books. (especially considering they seem to be on constant loop on Syfy channel the past 2 months (October & November) oh wait about that… still showing and its now December!!

In the movie we learn that of which the characters think who Credence is, and I will say no more other than; (and I’m not sure why but) I was thinking somehow related to Grindewald.  He seemed enamored with the boy, but knew he was very powerful or may be the very powerful wizard they are looking for.

Now even though I was a bit disappointed with maybe a quarter or half of the movie,  (there’s a stretch where I got bored) I’ve got a secret about Credence Barebone which made it all worth it.

So if your movie theater has waiters that wait on you… don’t order when you get there… wait until at least the beginning of the movie comes on. I ordered my goodies the moment I sat)

Good thing I went matinee time, as full price to me would not be worth it. Though maybe it would take me another watch or 2 to warm up to it.

Eddie Redmayne Teases A Major ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Shocker

Johnny Depp Feels Bad J.K. Rowling Had to Defend His Casting to Harry Potter Fans

Total Film’s review

creatures from the harry potter spinoff movie appear in real life



Class of Nuke’em High

1986      R              B-movies    Troma Studios    Horror, Schlock,


Menu Options: 

“Creature Presentation”

Scenes we thought we lost

Nuke’em High Fearbook

Extracurricular activities

Troma interactivities

coming DVD distractions



Troma High is around a mile away (give or take) from the new nuclear power plant, which suffers a malfunction that turns the students from honor society Nerds to drug dealing bikers that look like they belong in a mad max film. The lazy manager (owner?) of the plant has his head up his ass or maybe that’s actually his head he sits on while thinking with the opposite. Looks like he ate part of the plant and ‘atomic pot’.

One of the things I like about Troma movies is they are so out there. The acting ight not be the greatest among other things but you know what to expect, sort of like Marvel studios movies they’re either great or may be a bit average (which for them is better than the regular average movie) It’s nice to take a B-movie breather from the Hollywood horde every now and then.

Quite a bit goes on in the movie and I’ll be honest it’s been a few months since I’ve watched it as I’m trying to get caught up on writing my movie reviews (since September or October)

I’d recommend giving a watch as this one is normally well known not to mention a classic of Troma. Find the movies but I’d advise if you are going to watch more than one, please do not watch more than 2 in one sitting as I swear I’ve done it before your brain will melt watching more than that.

here’s a line up of their other films



Killer Joe

2011    Rated   R  1:42

After Chris’ mother steals and sells his coke, and puts her son in a dangerous debt, father and son plot to have her offed for her insurance money.     See the source image

They hire killer Joe, who turns out to be in law enforcement and does this on the side of his job!

They use the daughter as collateral to tide joe over until the job is done and can give him the money. Of course there’s a big bump in their plan that does not bode well for them.

I will give this 2nd poster props as it is one twisted ‘trailer park murder story’ but apparently not twisted enough to leave an impression on me.   I guess I would think most might appreciate this, but I hate when movies feel longer than they are. I prefer movies to hold my attention and with this one it waned. there’s also scenes that go on too long in my point of view, that I started to play games on my kindle or getting other things done.