Split


2017,   PG-13,   Thriller, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckly

 

Written and directed by M Night Shamalyan who I think actually had a part in this while someone is looking at security footage.

Three girls after a birthday party are ready to go home,  waiting for the father to come in the car they are already waiting in while he puts something in the trunk… he’s attacked and the girls are kidnapped.

Kevin (I think that’s the main character’s name, well at least the one whose body the other personalities inhabit. He’s supposed to have 23 personalities but we only see five.

  • Hedwig a 9-year-old
  • Dennis   The one who kidnaps the girls
  • Patricia   in co-hoots with Dennis
  • Barry     an artist
  • Orwell
  • Jade
  • Heidrich
  • 1 other

all of his personalities know about one another (which I think is supposed to be rare if I remember right) and are known as the Horde

WOW! McAvoy better win an Oscar for this or other awards! He did great as all those different characters. I can only imagine the mental and emotional toll all of those took.

I give M. Knight a comeback award for this one. I think he’s regained the magic he had with the Sixth sense and those. Though I didn’t see any mind-bending aside from the split and the surprise cameo.

Definitely WORTH a watch and at least Nominations for Best film, Director, Actor, Comeback

 

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Happy!


Syfy    Wednesdays

 

The Following presentation is RATED

WTF

Killer Santas, Drunks A-holes  Sick Jokes Depraved Lobsters, Flying Horses, Weirdos,

Strung Out Unicorns, Cheap Booze, Questionable Hygiene

parental Discretion is advised

for VERY Mature situations.

 

The series is based on a Bonkers graphic Novel by Grant Morrison, about a former corrupt cop Nick Sax who becomes a hitman. The character is like a walking version of the movie CRANK!

He’s fueled by self-pity drinking and drugs.

Reading a preview from the TV guide, Meloni describes the show as “Roger Rabbit meets Quentin Tarintino

 

The first scene definitely fits the WTF! Had me cracking up. Meloni’s former detective is in a bathroom looking at himself, and well I won’t ruin it.

Haley goes to some ‘Wishies’ (who reminds me of Teletubbies)  kids concert with her mother, and invisible friend the blue unicorn HAPPY! Typical kid leaves parents side and I’m sure you can figure out the rest. She is kidnapped by a bad Santa (who at first I thought was swamp thing dressed as a decorated tree.

The Scaramucci’s are scheming against the former cop. Man if half the guys in the mob have the looks of most of these guys…I’m in. Oh darn… already a widow!

How many times did he just (possibly) die in the first 17 minutes?Apparently, his superpower is not staying dead.

Happy gives us a dizzying view of the city in his quest to find someone to help him, help save Hayley. When he finds Sacks in an ambulance after a shot of morphine. Whimsical, wacky and dark as well.

So the 2nd episode is much like the first, a crazy WTF! whirlwind of Happy the unicorn trying to get Sax to help him find Haley (and it’s for sort of twist reason). The show is funny, dray and dark humor included, you are not sure if you want to give Meloni’s Sax a beating or have a beer with him.

Unlike Sax, Skip the drugs, just watch the show!  But do enjoy a beer or your favorite beverage

 

 

 

 

The Lost City of Z


2017  PG13  2:21  Adventure  Based on true events

From Amazon Studios

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattison, Tom Holland, Siena Miller

 

Based on a novel, that’s based on the true story of British Explorer Percy Fawcett (an Indiana Jones type)

who at the dawn of the 20th-century journeys to the Amazon and discovers a previously unknown advanced civilization that once inhabited the region.

He returns again and again to prove his case (as the scientific community sees indigenous populations as savages) which culminates in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

Right now I’m trying not to have a laugh at the mustache on Charlie’s faces in the beginning of the movie.

Oh, man, I forgot Robert Pattison is in this; but he’s almost unidentifiable, which is probably why.

Through the treacherous Amazonian jungles and piranha-infested waters, The Lost City of Z is not just a period drama and adventure but a journey. Not only are the characters on this mental and physical journey, but you as well may even feel it yourself.

Percy is an undecorated soldier whose father seems to have disgraced the family name by drink and gambling. He is sent along on an expedition away from his wife and young son for what will be 3-7 years.

He wants to go back again as he has only scratched the surface. It was like baby steps, the first trip is to get the lay of the land, then you see what one is in for and now more familiar with and see what you missed the first time when you go a second time, and getting further into the land. The 3rd and 4th times but this is when you may likely run into trouble as the previous times you got back safe so you feel a comfort of sorts, and maybe even indestructible.

Meanwhile, life goes on while you are away. Your wife is older, you have missed all the important moments in your sons’ lives and may even resent that you were not there for them.

Read the book BY Percy Fawcett

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Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2


 

2017  PG13 2:15  Blu-ray   Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell,Zoe Saldana, Batista

I went to see King Arthur aka Charlie Hunnam in the theater instead of this. I’m glad I paid to watch Hunnam and not this. (not to mention I also rented and watched King Arthur Legend of the Sword again before getting this) I still like the other movie better, shame it had to be against a Marvel movie.

Baby Groot breaks it down with an amusing dance number around some creature with a very toothy grin, tentacles, and wait was that…confetti breath?!?!

Star-lord…meet ‘egg’ lord and did I just see HOWARD THE DUCK?!

The ship that comes out of the egg looking ship, looks like some dental mold, that takes the impression of your teeth. man is Ego’s planet pretty but it is no Pandora. Oh and Rooker’s character and that Arrow… Too bad Stephen Amell’s Arrow doesn’t get his own Rooker fin-hawk.

Rocket and the rest of their faces when they jump through space.

I think Quill just outdid Roman Reigns’ Superman punch (you’ll get it when you see it… Pac punch?)

Rocky ‘not raccoon’ cameo

and I’m not one who likes Independence Day because of the fireworks (I don’ mind watching them, don’t want to be around them, most of the time they just don’t impress me and most of all I can’t take the noise.) But these are some Hela pretty ‘fireworks’

Watch ALL the credits there are many Groots! How many are there in all (I lost count)

Yondu’s new ‘hair’ gives him a Unicorn profile

rental special features has a Gag reel on it.

 

This wasn’t as good as the first one (chalk it up to a sophomore slump, or just a bad story?)

There’s only 3 parts of this movie I remember maybe 4 and I think I have already mentioned them all, oh and then there’s the part toward the end but don’t want to risk ruining it.

 

but if you already have a Marvel Library going you can order your format here

Spider-man Homecoming


2017    PG-13  actions Sci-fi

 

Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr. Marisa Tomei  Jon Favreau

Zendaya

 

I wanted to see this in the Alamo Draft house when it was out but sadly for some reason never got to see it.  It was good, but average by Marvel standards.

I saw it after I saw Thor: Ragnarok and when I mentioned the amount that Hulk was in Ragnarok someone said Ironman and Captain America was in Spidey too much (also ruining Chris Evan’s cameos for me and so I also have to be an  Inconsiderate idiot telling you about it. But I felt bad for Chris  and the Lame  cameo they gave him)

The amount Robert Downey jr. was in it was more than a cameo, but it wasn’t enough to include what should have given the movie a 2nd star or even another title, Thor; Ragnarok should have!

Thor: Ragnarok had so much of Hulk in it, it didn’t seem to be a Thor movie. That was funny, better than Spidey but I was a bit annoyed as Ragnarok could have easily been called Planet Hulk instead, and maybe should have been, as he gets as much time as Hemsworth plus I hear there IS supposed to be a Hulk movie coming but I don’t have a 100% on it happening yet. Captain America we see a few times but still stays as a cameo length so neither he nor Robert Downey Jr. show up Tom Holland or take the spotlight away from Spider-man (err spider kid)

 

Anyway sorry for the rant. This as better with the amount of face-time the 2 Avengers get in the show. ‘Ironman’ is in it as a mentor figure, so he was sort of a 2nd co-star to Michael Keaton’s Vulture. Stan Lee’s cameo although shorter than Chris Evans’ was much cooler.

It is definitely worth a watch especially after those fiascos with Garfield in the role.

I like when he’s learning to use the Stark issued Spidey suit and is stuck in a warehouse (he asks how long he’s been there or what time it is) in which wasn’t long. Also What is with the spidey signal? WHY would spider-man have a signal for himself? I don’t even remember him using it.Does it stamp the criminals to show who caught them? I mean why would you need it when you can just wrap them in a web cocoon?

The end scene (don’t worry I won’t say what) I had a laugh/scream reaction to. and this is the VERY end scene of the movie. All I will say is to look out the door. (and who and what they say)

Michael Keaton as the Vulture, all I could think of was.. Is he getting typecast from the Birdman movie, also seeing him in that other movie costume. Although that Vulture get up, is cool! I would love one to get around town go shopping etc!  I still prefer Keaton as Beetlejuice and am still so wishing for another BJ movie. Being as I can’t think of anyone else I would have liked to see in the role more, I guess that means he did an Impressive job and I don’t impress easily.

Easter egg was stupid but I did like the dude’s scorpion tattoo.

#Horror


2015, Not Rated, Cyber thriller, Mystery, Balthazar Getty, Timothy Hutton, Cloey Sevginy

Inspired by true events

a group of (spoiled?) pre-teens stays over at a rich friends house, in the middle of nowhere.They play dress up, insult and bully each other while playing some online game.

The opening credits are a quick colorful menagerie of candy-coated graphics (or puke) and names depending on your point of view.

The B.s. graphics are an annoyance to me, and nor does what they do look like a game. It looks more like they are just posting photos to a social account.

The antagonist is not hard to point out. you basically know who it is and way long before the reveal. (Frankly the beginning of the movie I knew who it was.)

More Mystery/thriller than Horror

 

Annabelle:Creation


2017   R  1:50

after a dollmaker and his wife loses their daughter, they take in a group of girls and a nun after their orphanage closes down.

I’m sure we all have thought up our own version of how Annabelle may have been created. I’ve had a few different theories (though I don’t remember if I ever really read any full history about the real doll) One of my ways of how Annabelle came to be (as far as the movie) I thought maybe it would have started with the dollmaker or a tragedy some way involving him. Maybe so much as creating the doll to be evil.

Basically, Annabelle got her name from her original owner, the Mullin’s daughter, whose father created her.

We do know however this really is not and never was Annabelle that inhabited the doll from the first movie, so the demon inhabiting the doll has been playing this ‘game’ in various ways.

There are a few jumps from a suspenseful build maybe a creepy or eerie feeling. I thought the creation of Annabelle could have been meatier for the movie than this, then again I’m not sure about the real Annabelle doll’s ‘creation’ aside from being a  Raggedy Ann doll….

C

 

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