The Legend of Tarzan


2016, PG-13, action adventure Drama

Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie,Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson

We start in the congo  with some deal for some raw diamonds, and then switch to London. Between scenes  we get flashbacks of Tarzan growing up and his life with the gorillas.

Was cracking up at the guy stuck in the train roof!  and half an hour to 1 1/2 hours into the movie we finally find out why the guy in the cheeta  skin wants Tarzan. What the hell with that cut away, then all of a sudden we are in some port.

Now THAT is what you call an army!!

Was ok but too much green screen CG use. Why not just use a real animal  (trained animal actors) and try to use that motion capture.

With Samuel L Jackson in this and going to be in Kong Skull Island I was getting confused with what I was watching every now and again!

Watching this made me realize how much I miss watching Alex on True Blood… MORE MOVIES PLEASE!!

I could probably watch this a few times again before I get tired of it.

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The Nice Guys


2016 R      Mystery comedy drama  DVD   stars; Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe   1:56

a private eye teams up with a bruiser for hire in this 1970s Los Angeles set ‘noir-ish’ mystery.

The two investigate a missing persons case and a porn stars suspicious suicide while stumbling (literally) into a conspiracy.

Ha! Nice shot through the hot tub. Loved the (what I supposed was) stock footage, of ads and a preview of the wood panel station wagon. If this wasn’t stock footage then damn did they do a great job with the vintage set and costumes for those parts! (Honestly for the whole movie but what was supposed to be on TV they were watching was awesome.  Oh wow I didn’t know Matt Bomer was supposed to be in this, and almost didn’t realize it was him, but then again it was that awful wig.  There’s some good dry wit or just plain dumbass goofiness like the bathroom scene. Though I wasn’t crazy about Kim Basinger, her acting did not seem good, or shall Isay believeable. Not a good villain on her part.

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Taboo


Tuesdays FX @ 10pm Est      Period Drama

created by  Chips Hardy (father of) Tom Hardy, Steven Knight

Even after having watched the first episode 2 or 3 times I still can’t quite explain the show.

I’ve seen 2 episodes so far (maybe 3 by the time you read this) and I am still not sure what exactly the plot of the show is.

Aside from Imdb ‘s description “Adventurer James Keziah Delaney builds his own shipping empire in the early 1800s.” which is quite vague for a plot premise as is!

I can tell you on his return home in the beginning of the first episode that his father, the owner of a shipping empire, dies. He shows up for his father’s funeral where gasps arise in the church as though he’s a necrophiliac but it’s because everyone thought he was dead; even his sister. He does some sort of mojo (voodoo?) during the funeral at his father’s grave. He walks around looking like the Babadook (sorry it’s that hat and long coat) he apparently has a son, he gives the boy’s adoptive father a payment for past present and future, and leaves saying he never wants to see the boy.

Oh back to that Necrophiliac comment, he seems to see the dead (ghosts?)  either that or he is going mad. Maybe he’s a necromancer, but then he would have been able to bring his father back from the dead.  The East India trading company is trying to buy some island from him and he isn’t biting. I can tell you Hardy does make brooding an art and frankly I think does it best… as long as you can understand what he’s saying, unlike when he played the English Mobster twins (sorry forget the name).  He was all mumbles with that. This one I understood every word except when working that mojo, which I guess was African which is where he was supposed to be for 10 years if I heard right.

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WatchthatTV also has posted a review of the PILOT  and I think they explained it much better than I was able to.

It’s about time that the a show the UK is showing is on the same time as it is airing season wise in the U.S. (instead of the chance of being spoiled.) I know usually one side is usually behind in an episode or few but honestly if I didn’t know that Ragnar was going to die at some point in Vikings, I’d want a warning from a friend on that at least.

The series is worth a watch and to stick with.. It is a bit slow moving but all the more the payoff when secrets and mysteries are revealed!

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Westworld


2016   HBO  series   Sci-fi, Action, adventure, drama,Anthony Hopkins, Luke Hemsworth,  James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Diego Santoro, Clifton Collins Jr, Ed Harris

So in the first episode one of the people that work in (whatever you call) the room where they talk to the ‘Hosts’ for some reason the guy seemed familiar but I passed it off not knowing who the actor was (as in a movie I saw them in nor a name wouldn’t come to me)…

The first episode I wasn’t sure if I liked the show, but did find it sort of interesting; though no idea what the heck was going on at the moment. I just thought it was supposed to be some modern day western when I saw the coming attractions for it, that plus James Marsden is in it. I found who the a*hole is in the show and I quite like Anthony Hopkins character as a future candyless Willy Wonka type. He’s the creator of the West world which costs $40,000 a day! (is that to stay there? WTF how much are people making in whatever time they are in?)

There’s some guy in this he’s security I think, that seems familiar but I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything before oh well I’ll eventually figure it out or look it up.

There’s a lot of characters to keep up with, I can’t remember all their names I know the madame is Mae,Bernard one of the heads in behavior and I think that’s all I remember, plus Ed Harris’ character just known as the Man in Black. Could he really be this Arnold Ford’s partner in creating this world?

 

and I knew THAT guy looked familiar.

 

It’s quite an interesting show, and I feel as though there’s some hidden mystery to it. While watching things unfold I think the only characters I do like is Doris, Ford (the creator) and James Marsden of course besides Luke Hemsworth but he’s not in it enough to really get to like or not his character. As for Ed Harris I don’t like his character but at the same time I get the feeling we are supposed to be unsure about him.

as for Binging, I think a long marathon would be pushing it, maybe 2 episodes at a time or 3, but then again if you are in a hotel bored out of your mind cause they charge to much for anything worth watching, then definitely binge away!

Order or watch the show or one of the movies or book

Season 1 on Amazon Video   *

Westworld 1973    * Westworld 2000 choose your format    Book (I hope this is the right one)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 1 Review: An Old World Made New Again

Westworld: 5 Big Differences Between The Original Movie and The HBO Series

In Westworld We are the Robots

Westworld: More Evidence That Bernard Is A Robot

Westworld May Explore Medieval & Roman Worlds In Future Seasons

 HBO Renews Westworld For Season 2

Westworld: The Man in Black’s Backstory Revealed
Westworld: Is The Man In Black A Host?
Westworld: Is The Maze Unsolvable?

Haunted Honeymoon (a comedy Chiller)


Image result for Haunted Honeymoon1986  PG  Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner,  Dom Deluise, Jonathan Pryce,

 

Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater with his Fiance Vicki. For the wedding they go to the mansion (or is it a palace) where he grew up.  His Psychiatrist uncle shows up at the radio station to cure Larry of his fear which has again come to the forefront sine getting engaged  three weeks ago.

The idea is to  give him a shock therapy, scare the fear out of him! Snakes in your drawers, & the moose was chuckle worthy…  odd happenings around the castle, and greedy relatives who want his inheritance (gee that’s original….)

I wouldn’t exactly call it Haunted or a honeymoon (as they aren’t married upon arriving there or even get married by the middle of the movie) thought that is the name of the story they are performing o the air. There’s 2-3 musical numbers which aren’t annoying (as many come off as with me)  and didn’t recognize Dom Deluise in drag!!!

Wait is Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy of Harry Potter fame)  some sort of relative to Jonathan Pryce? They’ve got the same shaped head and hairline….

a little dated with the styles but I did love the interior sets of the mansion (or whatever you want to call it) and claim Mr. Larry Abnott cured of his neurotic speech defect and exaggerated bursts of fear

C

 

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Diablo


2015  R 1:22 Scott Eastwood as Jackson   modern western

 

a Former soldier suffering from PTSD 7 years after after the civil war in Colorado (territory). He sets out to save his wife Cassandra Alexandra (something like that) has been abducted just as he gets home, and along the way he unravels as the memories of the conflict come flooding back. He’s able shoot one, and when he catches up to him, the Mexican tells him he’ll get what he deserves and that he is damned. (WTF did he do?)

Ok this movie is getting head trippy, is he supposed to be a ghost, otherwise why would his own wife, would start screaming when she sees him? Did he finally crack and has split personality disorder? I am still so not getting it but that is how you end a movie! And I like that last shot or 2, seemed vintage.

I originally order this for my father and I’m not crazy about westerns, but I thought why not give it a try. for me it was a weak story, but then maybe you can figure out what to me is the head trip. I do give it bonus points for the climatic end none of that epilogue crap most other movies do.

C

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Now I mainly posted the cover art for one main reason… They say Scott looks so much like his dad when he was young. I caught a minute of a Clint Eastwood movie one day while channel surfing, I don’t remember what the title was but for those of you that have seen Clint’s westerns, I’m sure you will recognize this pose; as it’s the reason I’m mentioning this. The scene I saw of Clint, he was posed like this and I said DAMN!~ History DOES repeat itself!  And That has to be creepy,  looking at your son who looks just like you when you were around that age!

The Finest Hours


2016, PG-13      action, drama, history,    1hour & 57 minutes

Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Eric Bana Casey Affleck, Josh Stewart, Holliday Grainger

During a blizzard in 1952 that hits Cape Cod hard, 4 members of the Coast Guard set out to attempt the rescue of an oil tanker split in half by the furious wave of the huge Atlantic storm.

Chris Pine plays Bernie  Webber who starts the movie on a double date to meet Miriam, who will late become his finance.

1 thing I liked.. the intensity of the scene where they are in the storm, charging through and over the massive waves! (as I called it reverse surfing), and the sound on the tv (even though watching on an analog tv and no speaker set up) it sounded like you were in the storm with them… I early jumped when I heard the first wave!

Something I didn’t like… UGh the New England accents drive me nuts, I don’t think I understood what they were saying at least a quarter to half the time, and worse so when in the storm.  Also, not sure if you call them subtitles, when they  tell you the setting and date or some of the after story, but the damn writing was so tiny I couldn’t even read it with 20/25 vision. Oh sure you could read part of the actor names during the credits but not these ‘subtitles’

I don the real story is (if this in fact is based on a true story, as I can’t seem to find the name of the ship that did capsize ) but leave it to Disney to ‘fudge’ something like this. Stick to the animation stuff, you do better with it.

Most under used character/Actor… Ben Foster, honestly he was there to basically just mumble his lines what few he had and just stood there like a creepy stalker the rest of the time. Honestly they didn’t even have to include his character as aside from Bernie talking to him during the rescue he really did nothing until they had to save the shipwrecked.

 

Instead of Finest, they should have called it the last wave, Cape wave, maybe even Wavering hours

D+         Available via dvd, blu-ray & Amazon instant video here