Deepwater Horizon


2016, PG-13,  blu-ray,  1:47  directed by Peter Bergsstars  Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russel, John Malkovich,  Gina Rodriguez, Brad Leland

Based on true events of the April 20th 2010  BP Deepwater  oil rig. The drama recounts the horrific experience of the crew of 126 on board and the courage that saved many lives. All due to the inept executives who want to save a few bucks by not keeping up maintenance on the rig.

Loved the daughter in this for the short time we got to see her in the beginning. I give her presentation an A+!  Makes me miss kicking butt in my grade school Science fairs! (never got to do a volcano like I wanted but what I did always seemed to get an A and an A+ anyway!)

John Malkovich and Brad Leland play the dips who basically cause the Big Problem  spill.

This was an interesting telling of what happened  in the moments of the accident all due to greedy ignorant incompetant Executives that never listen to their underlings. (Serves your asses  right when you lose money)

it took ( I think I heard) 11 lives and The spill lasted 87 days  (doing who knows what to the aquatic life)  I forget did any of these people go to jail?



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2015      PG-13      Drama    2hrs

Jenifer Lawrence   Robert De Neiro, Bradley Cooper,Edgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen,Elisabeth Röhm,Dascha Polanco,Isabella Rossellini

When I first heard the name of the mop I was thinking of this one, which I think mom had, but there wasn’t enough of the that fabric stuff on there.  It was better for cleaning up the spills than cleaning the whole floor at least in my opinion but as I said wrong mop~

So I finally came across this on cable already 4-5 minutes in but that’s not much to miss.

Joy as a child would create things, one being a paper house with a paper tree, and paper fence. Honestly it did look nice, but I don’t think we got to see the actual house set up) then her parents divorce  and the dream of the child is lost.

her mother is a lazy lump who only lays on the bed watching her soaps. (And damn are those some exaggerated padded shoulders on that one!) Joy literally has to do everything around the house, even what she can do for the plumbing problems which her mother causes. There’s her 2 kids, her Grams Mimi, the mother, and her Ex Husband living in the basement; then her father shows up at the door with his girlfriend who has dumped him. So now he has to live in the basement with the ex-husband and they don’t get along. …Talk about dysfunctional! Oh there’s her half sister who always looks so stern, and I hated on every level. I’d swear it’s Kate Winslet but I know its not, as there’s another actress that reminds me of her for some reason. Oh that’s that name of the actress, and where else I’ve seen her, on The Last Ship and I hated her character on there too.. I notice a recurring theme in her roles… she’s ‘that person’ you can’t stand at work, in your family, the problem customer etc. basically she puts the bag in D-bag!  The family I didn’t care for much either but it depended on who was around as some could be endearing and others just pissed me off. Not sure how Joy didn’t ever just explode at them, as at some point (and she seemed at it) I would have! They tell her she knows nothing about business, to me they came off talking to her about this as if she were a teenager (or younger) honestly everyone has some business sense. I personally found it can be better when you play against the norm, now this was 1998 and one of the jobs I got I walked in told the boss to ‘give me a job; I’m sick of walking around, filling out applications for places not even hiring, (which it seems like no one was) and just having my time wasted.” Well he didn’t have anything at the time, but some months later, I was hired! Sometimes you need to be bold, different and just use a proverbial smack upside the head.  Though Joy’s sister just needs a smack in the face, ok sorry I had to deal with someone like her at my old job.

It’s the family’s fault she isn’t in a better place now, as she put off college because of her parents divorce, self sacrificing  everything she wanted, especially after meeting Tony and getting married. Well dad finds a new (seemingly wealthy)  girlfriend who invites them on her sail boat. Sadly Tony brings red wine which is not good for the teak wood which stains, and of course what happens someone’s glass breaks and spills. Joy as always has to clean up when thanks to wringing the mop, she cuts her hand on the glass & Lights on!

She is calculating her idea and first uses her daughter’s crayons to draw the thing out.  Not able to get a foot in the door until Tony brings her to meet a former co-worker and there does get her foot in the door and impresses the guy until one of the actors for the QVC channel botches her chance.  (Honestly I would have never agreed to that in the first place, I’m the one who made it, Its my passion and my finances on the line. The ONLY right person to sell your stuff is you as you know what you had in mind for it, how best it works and so on.) In front of her family she’s humiliated because of this moron and she grows a pair (guess pops new girlfriend is now eating her words!)  She walks in on a meeting and gets her chance to sell her miracle mop herself!  Then with a few other bumps in the road, including kicking Texas ass! (NOW dad’s girlfriend is really eating her words!) Joy is a great movie for any young girl or woman to see (watch it together, as I forget if there were any bad words etc) We can all look up to her, and I felt a sense of pride in this especially at the end!

I am surprised I enJOYed it (yeah could help with the pun there!)  and Give it an A!


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This is the REAL Joy, inventor of the the Miracle Mop


PG     2015    1:51   Josh Wiggins, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Thomas Hayden Church,  Jay Hernandez

Based on real events

Max a military trained dog is adopted by his trainer’s family after he dies in the line of duty. Not only does the dog help the family to grieve but also helps to solve the case of the soldier’s death and a local crime ring.

I like the story, but I didn’t like they had a couple dog fights in it, even if Max was protecting his new owner. I didn’t like the bridge scene either, it made me sad and as an animal lover.. no shame it made me upset and I cried a bit but it didn’t last long.The movie pulls the heart especially if you are like me and love our furry friends more than your fellow man. (even just a little more)

Max the dog is a handsome German Shepard or so looks, is quite the handsome one. I think the girl said it was a different breed than that though.  I checked out the credits and the main Max dog is really named Carlos and his doubles played by Jaggger, Pax, Dude, Pilot and Chaos.  I was wondering why the dog looked different at times. Also there were a couple of rottweilers called Draco played by Atlas and doubled by Ebony  and the other was Loki …wait for it… played by Odin (really is that a jke just for me?)  who was doubled by Ursa and greta.

as I have many cousins in the various branches f the military and Veterans in the family (dad,Uncle, Gramps, a family friend or 2 and older cousins) I saved this & Captain America :Winter soldier to watch over memorial day weekend as we had no plans.

If you are one of those families of the military I salute you & your soldier, be they human or K-9. Thank you for your part in keeping us safe.

I would definitely recommend to watch but like I said, I didn’t like seeing the animals fight (or get hurt) even when I know its fake. So have someone with you to hide what you don’t want to see.

The song   Forever Young (sorry not sure who by)  playing over the credits is fitting

Oh and remember, when a normally friendly dog growls and barks at someone… its a warning they’re not to be trusted. (cats can be the same way, I had a scaredy cat at one point, and when a boyfriend came over she just sat there and let him pet her! My family & I couldn’t believe it! Now I have a cat that loves people, so if someone comes and she avoids them… I know something is wrong with that person. Honestly animals can be smarter than we are)





2015      R      2:11      Tom Hardy

In this biopic Tom plays dual roles of Britian’s notorious gangsters Twins Reginald and Ronald Kray; who terrified the public with their exploits, and frustrated authorities in 1960s London.

All but Hardy as Ronald  I can understand, he seems to mumble his lines which by the end of the movie, you think you are watching the last Batman movie with Bane in it! Well that’s funny… A Jackass walks into a party…..

The Sibling slap fight an hour and 55 minutes in was the best part. The ‘double vision’ FX I can see the ‘halo’ around one of the Tom’s which likely means a blue or green screen cut and paste to the scene. (Looks amateur)

I’m not fond of mob movies, but I watched because I like Hardy as an actor but this was too long for me at the pace it went.

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Black Mass

2015, R,  Drama, True Story,

Joel Edgerton, Johnny Depp, Jesse Plemons, Will Arnett  & many others


This drama recounts the  story of Whitey Bulger a notorious Boston Gangster who, to get rid of his rivals turns mob informant  (talk about eliminating the competition) eluding authorities for over 15 years while facing imminent indictment and was finally arrested in 2011.

As far as the Boston accent(s) go (and I’m basing it on what I hear from Mark Wahlberg & family as well as Sully Erna of Godsmack)  the actors did a good job. Johnny Depp  is just horror movie freaky looking to me and when they were int he 1970’s man did Joel’s charater’s kitchen bring back memories of the apartment I spent the first quarter of my life in with the wallpaper.

It was pretty cool but for a ‘gangster/mob’ like movie…it wasn’t as violent as I thought it would be  Not that it has to be though, but going into watching something I normally wouldn’t  try to prepare myself for things I may not like or might offend most (its super hard to do that with me)

I think there’s a bit of it I was lost on not sure why but if that didn’t happen I might have given it a slightly higher score.


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2015  Pg-13  2 hours  blu-ray

Stars… Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllanhall, & Keira Knightly also a blink and miss him Clive Standen

Based on the epic true life adventure of 2 climbing parties becoming trapped when a massive snow storm engulfs Mount Everest’s summit.

To start we get a short historical rundown of events.. 1953 first climbers summit Everest, 1992 pioneer of the commercial guide, and 1996 other commercial operations follow.

I knew of Viking’s actor Clive Standen had a role in this but other than the back of the head…I couldn’t find him; however a night or two ago I thought why I had not heard any projects with Sam Worthington nor in a movie lately.. And here he shows up!!

There’s some quite intense parts, however they didn’t make me feel the dire circumstances if the situation.

I liked Jason Clarke’s guide character, they way ge took care of his charges. (The way guides should be with a but of a helping hand, encouragement, and motivation.

Depending how you look at it, you could say there is no happy ending but at the same time there us tho a bittersweet ‘happy’ ending…
I guess Goonies (really) never say die!

I loved the scenery it was absolutely beasutiful and I suppose if I were really there would be breath taking (but then that could just be the cold air). After this I thought I should have waited till the summer to watch it and cool off…(well at least psychologically to try).

I have 1 problem though…there were times if not always…the characters weren’t wearing hats, gloves or face warmers (which i’m sure was mostly so you could see the actors faces). Yeah its supposed to be based on real life but I doubt the real peeps went up without masks


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Wicked City

wicked-cityTuesdays    10pm    ABC

11 episodes   VIA IMDB

Starring Ed Westwick, Jeremy Sisto, Erika Christensen,  Taissa Farmiga & Gabriel Luna

The 1980s Sexually licentious sleazy of the anything goes Sunset strip; and when it raged, in plain sight a monster could easily hide. The show will be a close ended anthology like that of American Crime.

Stars Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl Chuck Bass Fame as the Killer Kent Grainger. The Smart seductive, charmer who restores old cars for a living and gets his kicks, not on ROute 66, but from stabbing women inside them. He’s a human chameleon posing as any other guy who will make one of the lady’s dreams come true be it in film or music.

Entertainment weekly’s preview says “If you think Ed Westwick was sinister as Gossip Girl’s Chuck bass, forget about it. He Exponentially ups the  creep factor’ as the 1982 Los Angeles serial killer

The show follows 2 cops played by Jeremy Sisto and Gabriel Luna on the case of the serial killer after a violent string of murders. There are times kent plays the nice guy, is this an overall mask he wears?

Erika christensen plays Betty Beaumontain The accomplice who is a nurse and dingle mother and until meeting Kent didn’t know she had a bloodthirsty bone in her body.

“Another Day, Another corpse in the murder capital of the world”

-blares the L.A. Radio in the background

Jack Roth is the veteran detective played by Jeremy Sisto. He’s a hardworking family man  with a devoted wife and daughter. he’s a great good cop, but better bad cop. He grows obsessed  to the point of self-destruction with cases. He may love his family, but he is also broken inside; and  catching the bad guys helps fix him.

“To me she’s a victim; to you she’s a step up” -Jack to Paco

Paco Contreras The rookie transfer played by Gabriel Luna a vietnam vet with ambition which doesn’t go over well with the new partner. One wants the job done the other and the other who will do anything to get ahead.

Karolina Wydra plays the Undercover cop Dianne Kubek who is Jack’s lover and the 2 are forced to work together. Through evidence, it seems as though their cases cross.

Taissa Farminga (American Horror Story) plays the Wide-eyed reporter Karen McClaren who is a recent college grad and wants to write for Rolling Stone but ends up working at an alternative rag on the crime beat keeping the victims voices alive so they are not just thrown away and so leads her to this case.

and Karen’s colleague  Diver Hawkes a paparazzo played by   Evan Ross

Just as the show started its run, it seemed to go on hiatus! maybe I missed a few episodes or could it have been canceled and I didn’t hear about it. Looking up to find if that is the case, sadly it has been pulled however the new in the noted link, says the show is still in production and will end with the 6th or 8th episode. The only question is will ABC air those episodes, or just do a DVD.



Adam Rotenberg was the detective in the original pilot.


Billy Idol (3 songs)

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts  Crimson & Clover

(2 additional I can’t remember the name or artist)