Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom


2018   PG13   2:08   Chris Pratt  Bryce Dallas Howard  imdb

 

Three years after the theme park lies in the ruins of its jungle environment, it is still host and home to the surviving dinosaurs.

A long dormant volcano  on the island is about to erupt, and so Claire and Owen return to try to rescue the colossal critters.

 

“my cousin has a drone bigger than this

 

Between the intensity of the Volcano blowing and dinos and people alike beating the soil to the only way off the island, the departure is heartbreaking. (poor Dino, I swear looked like a dog whose owner just abandoned him)

The chaos of those scenes I think are the most memorable as well as one from the trailer. I like the hide and seek with (I think it was) Blue or one of the raptors.

 

Most of the movie is predictable, figured out who the bad guy was as soon as we met him, and of course the military are always D-bags in these sorts.

 

Yes an Ankylosaurus one of my favorites and the tank of Dinosaurs. I think a new favorite one is that ‘brute’ with the ‘egg’ head. The battling ram of Dinosaurs!

 

WAIT. A. MinUTE!   did I just see that Indoraptor smile (laugh my ass off) YEP! I believe I saw right cause right after that I’ll just say “You deserve it” (like the WWE universe) and maybe a bye bye to that guy.

We have a new King of dinosaurs, or at least a prince?? (my question however is, does that scene with the lion still make the lion king or the dino king of Jungle?)

Jeff Goldblum makes an appearance as to what should happen with the dinosaurs on the island should they be saved or not.

(Honestly I understand his opinion, and I’m not all in pro-life (other than cute forest creatures, and domestic animals) but they are living things even if (are they considered clones in the mythology of the franchise?)  Why not find another island not let anyone know and put them on there and let nature take its course? No animal should die from Volcanic eruption, I really did cry yet again,  ok maybe a tear and sniffle  for a DAMN CGI creature!

Crap like this is what happens when scientists play gods and monsters.

 

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The House with a clock in its walls


2018  PG  1:45  Jack Black  Cate Blanchette Eli Roth

well I didn’t know this was originally a book. (might have to get a copy to read)

10 Year old Lewis goes to live with his uncle after his parents die in a car accident.

We join him on his way to meet his uncle, in New Zebedee, Michigan (I have to look that up to see if it actually exists! I spent my whole life thinking Albuquerque was fictional JUST because it was mentioned in a cartoon. As far as I can find, it doesn’t seem to be a real city, but for some reason I am disappointed I didn’t find anything other than its based on Marshall)

I enjoyed this, and when my parents watched it, it sounded like they were having fun doing so. However, a lot of the good stuff was in the trailers, but there were a few other things that still made it worth a watch, even if you are a grown adult that wants to amuse your inner child.

Jack Black’s beard looks impish or devilsh, could it be both at once, I think it looked quite dashing on him. I do enjoy the insult slinging between Uncle Jon and Miss Zimmerman, those gave me a few chuckles.

oooh I love the part with that ‘fountain’ looking thing in the yard and it becoming all spacey, and that hedge lion needs a banana to take care of that problem. I also like Zimmerman’s house (well the wall décor) so my taste.

Ewww Pumpkin Slimed!

OMG I want that! I’ll give you a hint, it looks like it would be (or is) a fireplace but is an entrance. and needs to look more dragon-ish

Get the movie  or the  Book 

 

The House With A Clock In Its Walls Review

Meet the REAL New Zebedee

The Nun (2006)


2006     R        1:42

NO this is NOT the review for the Conjuring Universe movie the Nun starring Tessa Farmiga. This is a whole different movie.

One particular Nun at a strict Catholic Boarding school for girls made their lives a living hell. She then miraculously disappears ending their torment until years later when alumnae start dropping.

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Cold Pursuit (2019)


Liam Neeson,  Laura Dern  Michael Eklund (or as I call him ‘Creepy Norman’ becaue of his Blood Ties role)

 

So it may not have been titled Taken and not as much action as I remember in at least the first movie. However pretty much the same B.S.. It may as well be however Taken 4, though I enjoyed the dark humor and cheering for him in this Than the other movies.

Wow the clipshow (at Alamo Draft House) had lots of Snowmobile/plow bits in it, also some rap video where the guys are in snow breakdancing and wearing some air brushed running suits. I tried finding it but sadly I don’t know the artists or song title. Then there’s the goofy Liam Neeson –> Niece –> son –> Nissan

Some cause happiness wherever they go…

Others Whenever they go 

                                           -Oscar Wilde

We open in Kehoe Colorado where Liam’s character Nels Coxman is announced citizen of the year.

OMG that view! That… is Breathtaking! Well if that was my view I don’t think I’d mind waking up early in the morning! Heck I might want to sleep outside. SO they seem to live up on a hill from a valley (or in a Fjord looking area). Mr. Coxman is the snowmonbile driver and I think that is the biggest one I’ve ever seen. Good thing, as the snow there in one show looked like it was higher than the snowmobile!

So instead of being just kidnapped, Nels’ son Kyle is kidnapped from some thugs (who I am still trying to figure out why they did) and shoot him up with drugs and dump him. When Papa is told Kyle OD’ed he says he didn’t do drugs. ‘Creepy norman’ err sorry Michael Eklund plays speedo one of mobster Limbo’s minions.

Talk about going off the deep end. Yeah I guess no one would find the bodies that way, unless of course they wash up after the spring defrosting!

So wait a minute… there hasn’t been any opening credits… not really. Every so often a name pops up on screen. I’m guessing when we meet the actor/character. Not sure if I like how they did it…I like that it was different; However I’m not sure if  I like the pauses in story and so on or if it takes away from the flow.

I wouldn’t really call this an action movie.. More like a thriller as there’s not much action in it. (at least not the way I define it…blade, John Wick, Fast & Furious for a few examples) but then Neeson is older and so I guess needs to be more tame. Or hopefully they are just saving the fun stuff for the end.

Cab ride… asks to change song “anything else” and lol BARBIE GIRL comes on

Wait a mob guy with a code of Honor? Really?  And the dead mob guy has a purpley/pink color phone that more suited to a young girl. Sorry but I don’t think I’ve even seen a guy with a phone case on their phone.  (and a GROWN man which should have a medium to dark color purple)

Ooh Girl! nice duck and grab~!

Wait is that ‘Hotel Montclair’ the same building used in The Shining?

Ok I have to clear the air of that Pig in the fridge/freezer in the Coxman house… The only time I’d have that showing off in front of the door would be around Halloween, or to creep out guests, cause that just looks like its in the way.

Why don’t the Natives and Coxman team up?

Still not sure of the actual reason why they dosed Kyle, did they think it was someone else? If it was mentioned I must have missed it.

‘Viking’ (the bossman) has a cool Jacket.. wonder if I can find a ladies version. Wait what is Neeson doing with that machine..Looks like a crane or.. rock crusher? Oh that’s what that is… (laughing in morbid demented snickers…)

So the end felt too quick but we get one more psychotic laugh when we see the guy that went parasailing…

For the Money.. matinee was enjoyable.. good for a rental but depends on the person for an actual purchase

Liam Neeson Frozen Out at Box Office With Worst Opening Since 2010 for ‘Cold Pursuit’

Cold Pursuit review: “Droll, sleek, and not content to settle for being Taken 4”

Space Station 76


2014  R  1:35   Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt bomer, Jerry O’Connell

‘Domestic’ Comedy set aboard a a space station

IMDB Plot- A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

The Space Station is a refueling satellite near Earth, circa 1976.

Jessica arrives to serve as the station’s new first mate the irritably stiff Captain Glenn, who she’s baffled and disillusioned by. While she narrates a piece about how she likes the predictability of asteroids, some placidly drifting asteroids are shown colliding in chain-reaction fashion. While the  people seem friendly at first, Jessica soon discovers that the people on board have issues due to the isolation and stress of being cooped with one another in a relatively small space far from Earth, plus add to that the usual problems people struggle with such as Loneliness, depression, infidelity,  and drug abuse up.  Jessica tries to make friends and fit in, but, unable to connect meaningfully with anyone, she becomes lonely. She finds herself drawn to Ted, a lonely, married crewman, and his 7 year-old daughter, Sunshine. Ted yearns to reconnect…

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The Haunting of Hill House


2018    Drama,Horror,Mystery  TV-MA  

Michiel Huisman ,Carla Gugino ,Elizabeth Reaser ,Oliver Jackson-Cohen ,Timothy Hutton   Cast IMDB

 

A large family moves into the huge manse of the ‘Hill’ house to ‘flip’ it.  (I just hope its jut repairs as that looks like a historic building)

Dad Hugh and  Mom Olivia  Oldest son Steve, Daughters Sibil ( I think was the eldest’s name)    The middle sis Theo and then the youngest Nell and her twin Brother Luke

The story is told by flashes of the Crain family’s time living in the house, and the now fractured family who are all still haunted by their time in the house.

Steve writes novels on what else Haunted Houses, even though he doesn’t believe in ghosts. the Oldest daughter is a mortician, Luke is a drug addict, Nell therapy, and not sure what if anything Theo does aside from her touch anything 9without her gloves) and have psychic visions.

For those that like to read what books that are shown or mentioned in movies and tv shows .. I noticed the Mother, Olivia reading the 5th Child I think that was in episode 9. Also I think they may have ‘hidden’ tid bits for us to find. I found a ghost lurking around a corner. At first I didn’t see it, but looking around the screen or at a certain angle that’s when I noticed it.

Why does everyone think Luke’s friend Abigail is an imaginary friend? He says she’s from the woods,  could that mean the houses caretakers daughter?

Nell keeps seeing The bent neck lady. BNL is a twist I thankfully was surprised about which was cool. I forget which episode It was when I did figured it out, but it was maybe just before they revealed it, when I thought “Don’t tell me that’s ________”

Not 100% sure if this was supposed to be the 70s or 80s but when they move in, one or 2 of them have the roller suitcases. I don’t remember those back then but I remember one of the girls dragging along a multi colored one. The others had luggage that looked more to the times, duffle bags, or a clasped hard suitcase (sort of like a low trunk)

I think the season finale was one of the best episodes. With all the prose ‘narration’ by the older brother that was in it

 

[Review] Mike Flanagan’s “The Haunting of Hill House” is a Genuine Masterpiece of Longform Horror Storytelling

Netflix Claims ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is One of the Year’s Most Binge-Watched Shows

 

The Cast

The Predator


2018  R 1:47  See the source image action, adventure, Sci-fi, Horror

Boyd Holbrook , Alfie Allen, Keegan-Michael Key,Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Sterling K. Brown

I take this is a sequel considering the tag line (but honestly I don’t remember how many (minus alien vs. Predator) there are.

I don’t really remember the previous movies I saw them so long ago, but I’m thinking this one would be considered a comedy compared to the others.

After a jungle battle some allies in Latin America vanish and a crew of combat vets are dispatched to locate them, but all they find is dead bodies and an encounter with the predator. McKenna finds some proof of his encounter and mails it home.

Thomas Jane’s character has turrets and while its not a laughing matter it ends up creating some funny moments and lines, like when he has a gun in his face.

Its almost Halloween and McKenna’s autistic son has the choice between being a pirate and Frankenstein.  He answers the door when a package is delivered and opens it. Guess what he’s dressing as for Halloween! (forget the mask I want the arm thing.

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