Atomic Blonde

See the source image2017     R   1:55   action/thriller but really Drama      blu-ray   James McAvoy,  Charlize Theron, John Goodman, Bill Skarsgard


Adapted from the Antony Johnston and Sam Hart graphic novel The Coldest City movie Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.  Theron’s character is a cold war spy by the name of Lorraine Broughton who must recover a list of double agents amid a sea of questionable allies one in which is James McAvoy’s British agent David Percival. Percival, as you might be able to tell from the trailers, has gone a bit feral with lots of secrets and possibly STDs while embedded in East Berlin.

A MI*6 agent is murdered in 1989 Berlin Germany and fellow spy is sent to investigate and retrieve a list of double agents the dead agent was carrying. 

I would swear the fight scenes were a faster pace in the trailers but during the movie, they’re kind of a bore, like the rest of it is. The fight scenes feel like they are over too quick compared to many other films. I know, I know… always leave them wanting more, but not when the fights look as though they are in slow motion and swear you could do them yourself if you had the time to re-watch them to memorize the choreography. To give you an idea for most 1 on 1 fight scenes in movies, let’s say they last 5 minutes-15 minutes. These I’m sure are 1-3 minutes long if even. In other words, for an ‘action movie,’ there’s not much action. It should more have been marketed as a spy drama, as there is NOTHING thrilling about it. If I watched it at night, I would have fallen asleep.


When I checked at some point to see how much longer the movie would be on, thinking it would be 15 minutes left, there was still over an hour of the movie left. I am VERY disappointed in this movie, and so glad I didn’t pay to see it in the theater as for me it looked promising enough to see in the theater. I think a baseball or golf game would have been more entertaining to watch. Also who the actual double agent is… I wasn’t surprised.




Valerian and the City of a thousand Planets

2017  PG-13 Sci-fi   Comic adaptation    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna,  Clive Owen,   Ethan Hawke

IMDB info

Based on a French comic series Valerian (DeHaas) and Laureline are United human federation agents (not time traveling agents as the Netflix sleeve says) and wait UHF.. wasn’t that some frequency or something on the old TVs, and a Weird Al Yankovich song or movie?

The ‘City of a thousand planets’  (population 30 mil and 5000 languages NOT including computer languages) was a space station that was ‘docked’ in Earth’s atmosphere but when it became too big (and heavy) they sent it out into space. We have a beautiful paradise of a Beach world and I want one of those cute little creatures! Oh my.. after what I just saw it do, everyone is going to want one!  One of the ‘fish people’ I guess its royalty or some form of leader reminds me of was it Ramses that was in the movie 300?  Oh man are those multi-colored clouds pretty!

I will tell you right now.. if you do not have an HDtv and at least a blu-ray player (or better) to watch, wait until you do. Rihanna’s “Bubble” character is cool, as well as her part. I enjoyed all the different (and creative) beings in this world although some did remind me of creatures from other movies and shows, one of them I would swear was from Star Wars. I could be wrong on this, as I have not watched the original Star Wars movies in a long time but better to ‘remind me of, than to look just like. If it reminds you of something from some other movie or show then it could have been based on it as the person who created it might be a big fan and wanted to pay tribute to who and what made them want to become a creature designer.

It was no Avatar but there are parts that took my breath away as did Avatar. But man I would love a television screen the size of the wall and a more expensive HD you know the kind that you actually try to reach into the screen to grab a piece of food from cause it looks so real like it’s sitting more in front of the screen than in it. There’s been a few of those when I’ve gone to Best Buy or P.C. Richards that I thought I could reach in and grab or pet whatever was on screen.

Oh and somewhere along the movie I’d swear i saw a Pokemon!


I think I can understand why some (many?) were not happy with it. The fact that the trailers showed us the bright colorful eye-candy parts that one would marvel at, but its not all Pandora and Turoks. They show a dark underworld of the city, just as any other city has. Speaking of Pandora, there were elements of in the MÜL people that reminded me of Na’vi from Avatar.

I enjoyed the mystery of the movie but I still figured out who was behind it first, it was more a matter of why did they do it for me.

Maybe there are a few scenes that run on a little longer than they should. The FX I give an A, Story I’d say a C same for the 2 stars. Overall a B for effort but then I never heard about the comic until now. Not sure if the comic is of the same name but I wouldn’t mind looking into finding one to give a read.


Syfy    Wednesdays


The Following presentation is RATED


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

or Watch the movie
Or just as Amazon video or a disc for your video library

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



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.


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