Cars 3


2017  G  1:42  Blu-ray   Pixar    Action  Comedy

Owen Wilson  Larry the Cable Guy , Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fillion , Tony Shalhoub

Veteran Race Car Lightning McQueen tries to recapture his winning ways after the sleek new rookie Jackson Storm beats him. Each race Lightning McQueen sees the other vets outraced and displaced by the rookies.  Lightning With he help of trainer Cruz Ramirez tries to recapture his winning ways, and takes her under his  I’d say wing but I guess door would be a better substitute for that phrase.

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Colossal


2017  R 1:49  blu-ray rental  Comedy, drama action

Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens & Jason Sudekis

Out of work party girl Gloria is forced to move out of her flat in New York after her boyfriend kicks her out and she moves back to her hometown.  She crosses paths with an old school friend. After hanging out at the bar her friend owns News reports out of South Korea surface that Soul is being destroyed by a giant creature which Gloria comes to learn she is somehow connected to and why her seemingly non-essential existence has such an effect on the fate of the world.

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Despicable Me 3


See the source image2017  PG  Animation/Adventure/action   1 hr 29 min

Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Pierre Coffin

Official Site    * IMDB

 

Gru gets fired from the AVL (Anti-Villain League) for losing against former child star Balthazar Bratt who steals a giant rose-colored diamond for which you will have to watch as that’s a bit of a spoiler.

Gru finds himself in an identity crisis. He doesn’t want to do Villainy anymore as he promised the girls and therefore loses his minions when they quit; so what is a spy too do? Go on vacation when he is invited to meet his long lost twin who wants to be shown the tricks of the trade. Gru’s help rubs off a bit meanwhile the minions end up in jail.

Child star Bathalzar is a grown bitter man still dressing as his 1980s on-screen persona. Obsessed with his character and rewatching all his old episodes he concocts his plan to rule the world.

I don’t know why but I have a feeling of Deja Vu that Gru already met his brother in the 2nd movie and that we saw Bratt before as well. Not sure and for some reason, I could find my reviews of the previous 2 movies.

I liked the opening that was fun but I LOVED the part with the Low Rider even better. I wasn’t expecting that to happen although I wanted it to!

Gru and his brother Dru look like the Mad Magazine Spy vs Spy characters with their Black vs White wardrobes.

It was ok but I think the first one was better and I can’t really remember the 2nd aside from swearing that the antagonist and brother were already in it.

Oh Gods… that child has got a set of lungs! I think its cute she thinks she’s going to find herself a unicorn. Great job writers & animators for ruining many toddler’s innocence who may have believed in them.

 

C-

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The Belko Experiment


action/horror/Thriller   2017   R  1;28  Blu-ray

John Galagher Jr., Sean Gunn,Michael Rooker, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Owain Yeoman, more

50 or so American co-workers are getting into work, some for some reason are turned away. Locked up in their company’s HQ in Bogota, Columbia they are ordered over the intercom to kill each other or be killed. Some are afraid, others think its a prank but there is one worker that is a bit restless.

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Book Bind ~ Zombie Island


13004927A Shakespeare Undead Novel

by Lori Handeland

Pages 265

started april 9

finished  29

I don’t remember how I acquired this but I’m sure I got it at a thrift store, dollar store or something like that. Considering it said Shakespeare on it, I guess him as a character in a book interested me, oh and I guess the fact he’s a vampire in it helped as well!  Funny he doesn’t look like he would be, not even n the book cover does he have the physical characteristics that tell me one is a vampire. (takes one to know one 😉  )

Anyway aside from the two mentioned, the story interested me for some reason. I guess maybe I thought it sounded like a cross between Romeo and Juliet, and Walking Dead meets Lost?…

 

Back Cover Plot summary

In order to rid the love of his life the Dark Lady Katherine Dymond from the embrace of the encumbrance of her husband, Will concocts a plan to make her sleep the sleep of the dead. Once everyone is convinced she has passed, he plans to awaken her, then spirits her away to London where she will assume a new identity and they can live happily ever after. What could go wrong?

But of course as often is the case with true love, all does not go smoothly as planned. When the two are shipwrecked on an island ruled by a Wizard and a Nymph, and is infested with zombies, Will and Kate must stop an even larger plot aloof, one that leads to the royal palaces of Queen Elizabeth.

a Sorcerer, Vampire, and Zombies  OH MY! Oh,  and an Elf too!

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The Osiris Child


sci-fi  action adventure drama   2017   not rated   1:39 Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Luke Ford, Isabel Lucas, Bren Foster

 

This sci-fi thriller is set in an unstable future where there’s another inhabited planet which has been or is being terraformed for humans.

Oh that’s a cool flyer not sure if I should call it a plane or what though. Kellan Lutz playSee the source images one of the prisoners that is set free from some accident. There is a big cover up about it by Exor,those in the sky as to what the prisoners were working on. They say the prisoners broke out and took hostages. To get rid of the threat the higher-ups decide to blow the area up. Lt. Kane (MacPherson) goes on a mission to save his daughter who is in the line of this attack.

Along the way there’s an attack by the monsters. Let’s just say some gnarly looking  not so Teenage ninjas but definitely mutant turtles on steroids.  I won’t even ruin it with including a picture.

I liked the landscapes and certain aspects of the movie. (rented from Netflix on disk) I wouldn’t say it was actually a good movie, not sure if I’d say its bad. It was one of those movies that was recommended by what  I watch and I saw Kellan Lutz in it and I jsut like hi in action roles. So if its your taste I think you’d like it otherwise to each his own. Though I do hope you will watch for the overall experience (especially if you have Blu-ray or if available on 4k)

more on www.imdb.com

 

Ready Player One (2018)


From reading the book alone I thought Disney should have a RP1 world like Avatar and have Harry Potter (which I hear is already getting rid of one of the rides. I think it’s the Dragon ride at Gringotts).

See the source imageReady Player one is based on the 2011 Ernest Cline novel of the same name… I have previously posted the book review. I believe I read it in 2016 even though I was already really sick of the dystopian future stories, but this one I very much enjoyed. I was a child in the 80s and lived through most of this. I did have to look up some of the video games and other pop culture items referenced within, as they either sounded familiar and I couldn’t recall or just had no idea at all.

It’s a great story of many elements, not just a nostalgic anchor but a scavenger/treasure hunt.  Not only that but, shows just because you are in a contest doesn’t mean you can’t work as a team with fellow contestants, but also make friends from the adventure. I didn’t want to put the book down and that is a rare treat. I was so enthralled in the book that it was as if I WAS a character in the book.

The main plot of the 2045 set polluted dystopian future where Waded Watts lives in the Stacks is that the Jobs/Wonka like billionaire Halliday who made the Oasis, sets up a very complex game within his Virtual Reality world. If you find the 3 keys (Copper, Jade and Crystal) you become the owner of the Oasis. Those who hunt for the keys are called ‘Gunters’ who hate the Global Conglomerate  IOI who wants to charge everyone for the use of the Oasis. Every IOI   employee’s Oasis screen name starts with a six and so the Gunters call them ‘Sixers’, which Sorrento is the head of them. Everything you get as a Sixer,  becomes the rightful property of the IOI.   My book review

When I first saw the trailer after it premiered at Comic-Con, I nearly fell off the computer chair. The imagery matched if not exactly, then quite close to what I had pictured.  Total Geekgasm! With references to Freddy Kreuger, the Delorean of Back to the Future, the Tron Light Cycle and I’m trying to remember and figure out if that orc/troll thing is from Warcraft or likely something else. I’ve included 2 trailers below but a new one was released in December for the March 30th release and I nearly had tears in my eyes. If they have it in 3D in the theaters I am so there for that! Now I know not all movies should be made in 3D, and some are not able to watch them for medical reasons (like my aunt) but if you can I’d highly advise it even if you can’t stand the 3D movies ‘fad’  this is the one to definitely see as such. (being there is a virtual reality world involved)

or if you’d prefer, I love that an 8-bit version was made

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