Daddy’s Home


2016       pg13   1:36mins   Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrel, Hannibal Buress, Linda Cardellini

Brad eagerly steps into his role as step (all over me) dad while the kids suave biological father interference leads to a rivalry of slap stick proportions.

Love the daughter

 

Motorcycle scene had me laughing so hard i had tears in my eyes and my chest hurt.

This was better than the trailer looked. The end was amusing considering how the last scene goes… And WHO!

 

B

Worth a watch and even putting it in the family library …. get a copy from Amazon 

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Classic Cuts & Reject reboots~ Ghostbusters


GHOSTBUSTERS

The 1984 classic PG Horror Comedy starred

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson

and I believe it was Bill Murray who uttered the famous quotes…

We Came We Saw we kicked its ass

(which I so wanted the button that said that but mom wouldn’t let me get it but then I was still in grade school)

 

 

 

 

This is still a favorite of many I even have the box set in my video library.

Why Ghostbusters is a great classic

  1. The comedy
  2. soundtrack
  3. the fx
  4. fairly quotable
  5. The cast
  6. plot (as silly as it was)
  7. The vehicle

The soundtrack is cool for an 80’s movie not that techno or new age stuff.  The FX still hold up, Slimer looks see through and not done by a computer (or however they did it back then) was he an early form of CGI? Was the Stay Puft marshmallow man a giant puppet?  Hard to tell, and honestly I don’t think I really want to know even if I am right. When in 2016….ahhh I’ll wait to make my statement about that reboot.

Aside from the fashions (80s fashion was a horror story in itself!) and picture quality, you cannot tell when it was made. It was Innocent Horror (or is that more Horror of innocence)

I don’t think you’ll ever be able to get this many good actor/comedians together as this had.

Come on the Ghost mobile was a freaking old hearse! I think the movie is the reason why I have wanted one as a car when I got my license!  You have the car part, then if you are tired just go in the back and sleep! (the question is to add a coffin shaped bed or not.. or maybe a Kiss coffin!

Ghostbusters. . DON' T CROSS THE STREAMS. WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED ITS ASS!

Ghostbusters:

 

 Ghostbusters 2

Who you gonna Call?

1989   starring the original cast and Pete MacNicol

5 years after the original events the guys are out of business at this point doing birthday parties or  like Ray works at a book store, Egon doing studies and Peter some Psychic show.

After an accumulation of pink sludge has taken over the sewers, oozing out of pipes feeding off the hateful anger hostility  and violence of the New Yorkers. It bubbles up when people yell (and frankly looks like the bubbles in a lava lamp)  When you play music it makes the container jump around. If the slime touches you it makes well “Ray this stuff is like pure concentrated evil”

There’s this creepy little dude Yanos who I think is the curator of the museum and some BFD  (Big F**ugly Dude) in a painting named Vigo, who was the scourge of Carpathia from 1505-1610 16th century Carpathia was in a constant state of supernatural turmoil due principally to the despotic rule of Prince Vigo Von Homburg Deutschenforf a tyrant sorcerer and psychotic aristocrat.

Wow seeing the Twin Towers feels so weird now.

We are the Best, beautiful the ONLY Ghostbusters.

The music in this one was not as good as the original and I felt did not fit the tone of it.  THe only cool song was the one done by Bobby Brown. (who also has a cameo)

I always loved the part where the fur coat attacks the lady.

Not as many memorable or shall I say quotable lines aside from Slime time and Slime square.

10 facts you thought you knew about the Ghostbusters

The REAL Ghostbusters

1986 -1991

The characters  are voiced by Frank Welker , Maurice LaMarche, Arsinio Hall, Dave Coolier

In the Animated cartoon series the guys are still busting ghosts but with some friendly help from Slimer!

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In regards to the reboot….

they are saying its mostly guys but any fan of the original movie should have a problem with this new one. First off you have all women and aside from Melissa McCarthy who the hell are they? The trailers are not funny and  in hopes to save their asses, they had to go get Chris Hemsworth just so they could actually get some buzz for it and women like me to go see it. (My dear hemmi, as much as I love ya, it won’t work with me no matter how much I love my Aussie Thor…or how much if at all his shirt comes off) I’ll be waiting for video or cable! It won’t have the magic of the originals, and likely the CG effects won’t be cool as however they did some of the originals.

It’s OK to Not Like Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters Sequel Will ‘No Doubt’ Happen, Says Sony Executive

as for the Reject of a reboot

Image result for Original Ecto cooler box In summary… The ONLY thing I liked about the  reboot coming out was the fact they brought the ecto cooler drink back! (sadly without slimer on the packaging) but then again, after you read the review… it’s a good idea they DIDN’T put the new (or any) form of slimer on the containers~!

Ghostbusters 2016

Now the tagline or the sub-title of the movie is ‘Answer the Call’
Easy and simple… if you watched the trailer, that’s all you really need to see. All of what could have been funny (like testing out the ghost puncher.) Some of the jokes even in the trailer fall flat like the one with Patty jumping into the audience at the concert.
So this came on cable (so fast?)  and thought to give it a fair shot and I’m trying but so far I’ve missed  the first half hour to 45 minutes, guess I’ll have to catch it when it re-airs for the beginning.
First off, the girls weren’t funny, anything that might have been funny was ruined by the trailer being shown in every commercial break.  Chris Hemsworth and his stupid idiot of a bad secretary was the only one that was funny.
I will give the green demon  thing cool points, but it still didn’t have the ghostly look like the specters in the original movies.
It’s one thing to remake a movie or reboot (as this is more of) but i still spit on the graves of those who obliterated Billy D. Williams’ Original Song. I can only say as a would be Viking, You should be Blood-eagled, and  Buried alive before you actually die.
Bill Murray cameos as one of those people who de-bunk paranormal events. The chick with the glasses, s the only one I like and it’s because she reminds me of (I thin kit’s Spangler) from the 1980’s Cartoon ‘The real’  Ghostbusters.
Oh! the hearse  is pink in the spots where it should be red. Honestly all this feminism crap you’d think they’d choose something other than stereotypical pink.
Instead of the iconic firehouse, they are in a loft above their Chinese take out where the guy still has a problem getting there in a reasonable amount of time.
I don’t think you’ll have a problem recognizing the secretary from the original movies.
There’s a Jaws joke and Clark Kent Strip-o-gram (which just reading that makes me laugh)
Wait WHY is the ghost cloud green while they are shown close up as blue? How the hell does that work? I can understand the good ghosts being made as blue and the evil ones green maybe to show a difference but i don’t think i would look like a pure green cloud. (Though it is NYC and well… I find the city evil myself)
To me the best cameo was Dan Akroyd!  SO NYC
When Slimer showed up I wanted to cheer in glee but it came out more of a disgusted ewww gag  then a laugh as he tries to drive.
Now there’s a part where there are parade balloons in which Stay Puft now is, and reminds me of one of the characters in Nightmare before christmas. Now I know nothing about 5 nights at freddy’s other than I see small toys it seems in every store’s toy section… well from what I’ve seen of the toys.. Those balloons look like they belong with it, cause they are sort of scary in a maniacal stalker psycho serial killer sort of way.
Wait where’s the ghostbombs.. why not throw one down that whirlpool?  And Possessed Kevin I like more than stupid Kevin.
I get why they have the sub title (or tagline whichever its supposed to be) Answer the call  but
Paul… WHAT THE  Freig?!!!  is more like it!

RPG fans

 

Ice Age Collision Course


2016  PG   Via HBO

Snow Skrat, Ice skrat and Skrat’s fortress of solitude??  no we have Space Skrat!~

We open on the mammoth’s father and daughter playing a game of hockey (yea!!!) peaches is all grown up with a boyfriend and ready to marry; of course when you’re happy and the universe knows it it has to drop a steaming pile of poo on you. Here you almost expect to hear ‘the sky is falling but instead we get smarts from a (pirate ?) weasel who is on the lam from some dino birds who like to steal eggs.

I forget how many of these have been made now (previous to this one)  but I do remember a few of them were disappointments, and made me think they weren’t going to do them any more.  This one however was not. I think they got the magic back they had from the original movie. Making a mental note to check out who the writer (or writers) were for each of the movies.

The possums or whatever those are supposed to be gave me a laugh with their cheerleading  especially their Hashtag  “What’s a Hashtag”

I don’t know but it sounds cool

I’m already sick of it

 

 

Imaginary Mary


 

The half hour Comedy stars  Jenna Elfman, Stephen Schneider,Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, Erica Tremblay and last but not least the voice of Imaginary Mary… Rachel Dratch.

The coming attractions would have me laughing when Bunny (the youngest daughter) walks into the mail box and Mary yells “You broke it”  and as many times as that came on, it still tickled and made me laugh. 

The premise as you may already know is Alice (Elfman) is dating Ben who decides he wants her to meet the kids. With this her old imaginary friend Mary pops back into her life so she can deal. Imaginary Mary, is cute and funny but I find her to be a little of a bad influence on Alice…but realy… can you be a bad influence on your own self?!

Bunny the little one, is so cute and too sweet she gives me that ate too much candy on Halloween sort of tooth ache. I think you’ll just want to give her a big hug.

At first the kids want nothing to do with Alice, though the son Andy does go to her to ask for advice like in the third episode as he wants to audition for the school play…Grease. His father is concerned as Andy gets really down on himself everytime his expectations are not met. The father eats his feelings worse than some of us women do! I can understand having some icecream after a break up to cool you down (from possibly making an ass of yourself) but why eat your feelings when if you have a shot or just get blitzed with a few drinks you wouldn’t be putting on the calories? (Plus the added incentive of a possible  puke fest afterwards to rid more calories)   and NO i’m not saying you should do this… you should find a ‘healthy’ way to deal like a workout, a punching bag, writing  etc. My ‘therapy’ hobby is usually some form of crafts. Also writing.

The first 1 or 2 episodes I watched one after the other, (on our free on demand channel)  and I’d say its definitely bingeable.  I think I have a few episodes to catch up with as well (I always forget what day or station it’s on) which is ABC

So definitely give  it a chance I think you’ll have a few laughs.

 

Sausage Party


2016   hard R   adults only animated comedy  1:29  Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill,Danny McBride, Selma Hayek, Ed Norton,

  Did you ever wonder when you were a kid, or baked what goes on when the supermarket is closed? Or maybe we just can’t see?

Of course the oldest frat house has, and it comes in the form of an animated hard R comedy

The grocery food and products are actually alive and believe in what they call the beyond (our world).  After watching the movie I read the Entertainment weekly review of it  and wanted to share a quote of it with you as they put the description of ‘the beyond’ ever so ‘eloquently’…

“beyond” is in fact  an abattoir, a masticating horror show of death and dismemberment perpetuated by the greedy, heedless mouths of monstrously hungry human gods.

The hot dogs are a bunch of horn dogs, The unbeknownst dorky store manager is played by the charming Paul Rudd.

Stephen hawking is gum, there’s Sgt pepper which I got a chuckle when I saw as I thought of the Beatles and apparently candy is the best food to fight with.

Then there’s the literal douche played by Nick Kroll, you know the loud obnoxious guy at the bar that’s always too drunk, breath stinks (maybe even body) and is a sexist pig? Yeah that guy is this fem hygiene product in a nutshell.

1:19 or 1:20 not real what called a cartoon

Had a few mildly funny moments and yet its another stoner frat party (need to come up with some frat name for Rogan and Friends) Not sure the age of them guys but even I don’t act nearly as immature even tho I’m told to act my age

I guess this would be funnier if you are stoned though I’d imagine if I were high in anyway I would freak the F out!

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Central Intelligence


2016 Pg-13  1:47  comedy  action

Dwayne Johnson &  Kevin Hart  Jason Bateman   IMDB

The comedy about the kid that was bullied no matter how big or small he was (and what that person could possibly become) looked funny in the trailers, but I saved that money for another movie as I thought they likely showed all the good stuff in the trailers or just wouldn’t be funny (esp. if the best parts were in the trailer…)

So one day I’m checking out what’s on and I got the chance to watch it on HBO in full before it came up on my ‘Q’.

It was mildly funny but a good laugh, in jokes as well as storyline (much more so than Ghostbusters was).

The Rock plays Bob Stone very computer generated obese student with a small girly voice from what I remember. He contacts his old school football hero Calvin, who is now an accountant.  Meanwhile there’s someone that is following Bob around that he’s a bad guy or some such.

The reunion is well worth the watch  and it put more of a smile on my face than the rest did especially the

“You look like a black Will Will Smith’ line

You could call this an action comedy and maybe is why it worked more than most comedies. Who is the Black Badger?

In parts Kevin Hart reminds me of a badger  but also a hyena the way he screams like a girl, that alone gives me a laugh.

 

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Maggie’s Plan


2015  R  1:38  Romantic Comedy Drama,

** Greta Gerwig, Travis Fimmel, Ethan Hawke,Bill Hader,Maya Rudolph,Julianne Moore

Maggie’s plan to have a child on her own, is derailed when after choosing her sperm donor she meets the man of her dreams.

Ethan Hawke plays John, the married man she falls in love with, whose own marriage to Julianne Moore’s Georgette (I forget what she does as far as work) but she’s colder than the Arctic on a winter day, and is a busy body, hardly any time for the kids let alone paying attention to them. No wonder why he’s straying.

Maggie’s plan in itself was a waste of time in her life as she ends up marrying John, has his kid, and the marrige starts to mirror he old one!  She gets bored  and falls out of love with him and gets him back with his wife. There’s a nice twist at the end during the ice skating but you do need to listen for it and the one she should have been with all along shows just in time! Sequel?? it’s open enough for one. If so I think there will be more of Travis Fimmel which yes I watched only to see him play this pickle entrepreneur. Which was you could say quirky I guess. If Travis weren’t in it I wouldn’t have even bothered watching it.

 

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