Home Sweet hell


2015    R    1:38

Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, Jordana Brewster, Jim belushi  Aj Buckley

I like how they did the credits with her ‘My Goal book’ Scrapbook.

Overbearing wife and mother of 2 Mona is married to Don Champagne (and yes, they have a Champagne & Furniture business) Her daught is an uptight pain just like her, and the son just like dad.

She has a goal book and plans every little thing and tries to always look and be perfect.. seriously but she is no stepford wife her maiden name had to be Hyde!

She is one devious B***and when he tells her he’s had an affair she stays all to calm and says to kill her.

Morbidly funny (but not in a laugh out loud sort of way)

I enjoyed most of it, especially the end. Poor Don (Patrick Wilson) Talking about an oppressive environment. How can anyone love anyone like her?

 

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2015  NR 1:28  Kyle Schmidt  Christopher Lloyd Katharine Isabelle

 

Follows Gwen who has no idea who she is and has flashes of memories.

If I remember right we first see her in a diner and that’s when we get a few clues when she tries to open her bag.. what looks like a bunch of gumballs and a gun is what I remember most.

The story is split between two timelines the current and one with what seems like a boyfriend.  Gwen is fueled by revenge for the person responsible for the trauma she has suffered.  She thinks its the person who has been her ‘guardian’ some  criminal mob guy type.

The mystery was what kept me watching, and something that should have been so obvious to me I missed somehow.. or it was actually good cause I didn’t solve it before It was revealed

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The 13 FRIGHTS of Halloween series

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First I’ll start with what should have never been greenlit and a comparison to the original

 2015  Pg-13  1:33  REMAKE   Sam Rockwell,  Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Jared Harris, & Jane Adams  (more on On Imdb  )

I watched this out of curiosity as to how bad or sacrilege it would be. How does it compare to the original? Don’t bother with this one! It does not have the creepy tone and atmosphere as the original. It does not have the menace not even the clown (I think the original clown was much scarier.) I think it tries too hard to be scary and feels hurried. There were a couple of aspects that I believe were new to this update such as the dark spirit world which looks less imaginative and the FX of it  looks like a freakish orgy of blackened bodies. Which reminded me of the sculpture in the HellRaiser movies). The clown has one wicked laugh (so of course it made me laugh) but doesn’t give you the creepy, I hate clowns feeling as the original. The movie lacks charm not to mention (but worst of all) lacks  a likable family.

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Hemlock Grove


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Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Famke Janssen ,Bill Skarsgård ,Landon Liboiron ,Dougray Scott ,Madeleine Martin ,Penelope Mitchell ,Freya Tingley ,Lili Taylor ,

Directed b y Eli Roth

A girl is brutally murdered and found near the former Godfrey steel mill. This is just one of the  mysteries of Small town Hemlock Grove Pennsylvania, not to mention the secrets of its inhabitants.

Rumors spread that the new guy Peter Rumancek, a gypsy, is a werewolf. He is just one of the suspects in the girl’s murder. The other is Roman, heir of the Godfrey estate. The two become friends and decide to find the killer themselves.

 

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Jane Got a Gun


2015 1:38   action/drama/western Joel Edgerton Natalie Portman Ewan McGregor Noah Emmerich

Jane’s outlaw husband comes home injured after a run-in with his old gang. She enlists an ex-love for help.

From the moment I saw the title of the movie years ago… all I could hear is Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun”

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Lost After Dark


See the source image2015             NR     1:25

Robert Patrick,  Sarah Fisher, Justin Kelly, Jesse Camacho, Eve Harlow, Kendra Leigh Timmins

 

You thought the 80s were dead, right?

Not in this slasher homage, whose opening scene which takes place in the 70s.  I’d compare (which I hate doing)  to a Texas Chainsaw Massacre style. Then we come to what is supposed to be the present day but it’s 1984 and Oh My GODs! The CRIMPED hair.  I would say they did a good job on the 80s fashions. I almost thought they raided some time traveling Closets (the Tardis anyone?)

Its some school dance and a goody-good is planning to go out with her friend, or is that friends? At the dance the Vice Principal, none other than Terminator 2 and Scorpion’s Robert Patrick keeps an eye on the kids, or so tries.

Goody girl and her group of friends get on a school bus and take off. Yeah, school buses in my day could be party buses or at least when there was no aide on the bus to keep us in line. So the bus runs out of gas and we all know that spells doom in any horror movie, and so are stalked by a killer.

Honestly I thought it was going to be predictable, but this slasher flick doesn’t play by the rules! One of the two girls that should have been a ”final’ girl” by the rules of horror movies.  Definitely a surprise or 2 in order of killings as well as cliches.

I would say it is modeled in a Texas Chainsaw style after seeing the full movie, but still fresh in a way. There’s even a spot where the film looks like it burned in the projector.

 

 

Maze Runner Scorch Trials ~ Death Cure


Dylan O’Brian,Ki Hong Lee ,Kaya Scodelario ,Thomas Brodie-Sangster ,Dexter Darden ,Will Poulter ,Jacob Lofland ,Rosa SalazarGiancarlo Esposito ,Patricia Clarkson ,Aidan Gillen ,Barry Pepper ,Nathalie Emmanuel ,Katherine McNamara ,Walton Goggins

Maze Runner

Sci-fi, Thriller, Mystery   1:53

I’m going to have to re-watch the first one, as I thought I had posted a review for it, but it came out the same year I started this blog.

I can tell you I remember the lush green glade, and those things in the maze as well as a scene after.

I’ll post whenever I catch it again.

 

 

 

 

My original Maze Runner Scorch Trials review

2015 PG-13  2:12

So this was my 2nd time watching because it was so long ago that I saw the movie and the Death Cure came out (getting to that in a bit)See the source image

I don’t remember hearing or seeing anything about solar flares while watching it the 2nd time. They are taken to what is supposed to be a way station, where some never leave. There’s  also some things in cylindrical tanks that remind me of a nautilus.

There’s some zombie like people but movie too fast to be zombies, but I have yet to hear what the virus in this is called. Its sort of seems like the rage virus of 28 days later.

The group is looking for (i think it was) the Red hand (some rebellion sounding name)

There’s nothing really in it that is memorable like the maze and ‘glade’ of the first movie. All I remember is that guy that plays little finger from Game of Thrones. Does he play an ass in everything he’s in? (Not sure if you’d call him that in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword  but maybe more a ‘donkey’ ass  (a minor side version compared to his character in this, and as for his GOT character he’s a manipulative one so that would be the in-between version of these two)

The only thing really memorable to me (right now) is that the person who found a way to delay the ‘virus’ well let’s just say it kills a bit of hope for a possible cure.  I Haven’t read the books, but I’d hope there’s something better in this book than the movie, which as I said in the first review seemed like filler. The only semi-memorable part was the storm coming in, but then again was watching this while we were having a rainstorm which was thunder and lightning, but now way as spooky and as scary as this one.But I do love when something I’m watching and life sort of coincide.

 

Death Cure

2018  2;22

Soo much better than that sophomore slump in the scorch.

They’ve got one last chance to find a cure for the ‘flare’ pandemic. They call those without immunity to it cranks (yeah I guess they do look like drug addicts in a way)

Thomas employs a daring strategy in the face-off against Wckd (Wicked) the organization doing the experiments for a cure.

Meanwhile, Brenda is still doing well on that concoction made from Thomas’ blood, no side effects and so far has not needed a booster.

I think this has plenty of elements to interest all genre fans.

For fans of the first movie, there’s a surprise appearance, that even I was surprised as once I saw I remembered what happened to them in one of the previous movies.

I very much enjoyed one ‘stunt’ toward the end of the movie. I’ll just say Bus + Giant Crane = awesome!