Gifted (movie)

2017   PG-13    stars Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenna Slate, Octavia Spencer


I missed I think 15 minutes to half an hour of this but got the gist and probably the meatier parts of the movie anyway.

Chris plays Frank (or was it Fred, either way, ones the Uncle the other is the cat!) who’s genius sister died and is left with a gifted young girl who came to live with him seven years ago.

Like mother like daughter, Frank’s niece is a genius but he keeps her in regular school and I can understand his reasoning. But at the same time, this little girl’s brain is functioning at least at a high school level if not college level. The grandmother is a ‘female dog'(I am trying to keep this review family friendly) she wants to put her in a school for gifted children (which the mother did and had no life) and the uncle doesn’t want that for her, he even says he has to be doing something right being she is such a great kid.

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Happy 2018 NEWs Year

yeah I know it’s cheesy but I need to figure out a way to sort one year from another.


To start I hope your New year has been good so far and if not I do hope it gets better. I have been proofreading one of my articles and editing for it to be the first article of the year (I hope) I also hope to get back to working on my Classic Cuts series. The idea is to have one per month but I do also have to re-watch the movie (or at least a few episodes of a television series) I do have some I am in the progress of working on.

I have updated the Movie Calendar on the Silver Screen page in the menu. I am still working on when some shows will premier if it’s during the mid-season which we are in now, or if they will come back in the spring or summer (for instance iZombie and Originals, as well as dates for summer shows like Shooter, Animal Kingdom and I know Game of Thrones won’t be back until 2019!!!)


Looking for a book to read here’s some of the best of 2017

Top 15 Horror Movies of 2017 (and 5 Disappointments)

as if Bruce Banner isn’t scary enough as the big green guy, but NOW we have….. HULKverine

Ernest Cline is working on a sequel to Ready Player one

Horror Movies that will Blow everyone away in 2019

WWE MixMatch Challenge on Facebook   (but WHY not do them on Raw and Smackdown?)

ANIMANIACS come to HULU as a REBOOT    (as long as they are not CG creations and it’s as zany is the previous I’m fine with it)


Carl’s Fate on Walking Dead  yeah it was probably decided as soon as he said he was going to college

what a few classic movies might look like if they were rebooted today:


Most Anticipated 2018 Movies

How the Rosanne set was recreated

Avengers Chris Evans & Don Cheadle have funny spat over Fantasy Football


6 News

Arrow: Manu Bennett Will Return as Deathstroke Despite the Actor’s Public Denial

Worst Main Characters from TV shows


Big little lies

Major Villain from Doctor Who past returning to series?

Deathstroke returning to Arrow


Why Guillermo del Toro is not directing Pacific Rim 2

New Game of Thrones character posters 

Venom Movie Listed As Horror-Science Fiction

Power Rangers Cast Lobbying For Green Ranger To Be Female WHY Not the black or Blu Rangers??

5 Action Movies That Deserve A TV Reboot

And the Next James bond is… My Vote is for Tom but I’m still PRO-CAVIL


Justice League Trailer Proves Marvel’s Superior Strategy
The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand Nails Hilarious Movie Impressions With A Twist
Spider-Man: Homecoming – Official Trailer #2 Teaser [HD]

Captain America & Winter Soldier

Being as I didn’t have the bog when these came out… and sadly the cable movie stations didn’t endlessly show the first 2 captain movies, and what’s up with that anyway.. of course any other movie they do it for but for one that’s at least 5 years old and for those that may need a recap of what has gone on so far (at least in Cap’s movies) they can’t endlessly show it.

So its a week or 2 after seeing Civil War on opening day and I wish I had the money to see it again in the theater… so instead I’m going to rent the previous 2 movies and   thought I’d do a look back review of them .

Captain America the First Avenger

2011  PG-13  2:05  Action, Period,Comics, Origin, Adaptation   Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Dominick Cooper, Hayley Atwell

The movie starts March 1942 in Tonsberg Norway incursion for the Teseract. Why would you just have one safe guard to guard that treasure? Not to mention the button to open it was found so easily… approximately 10 minutes in Bucky shows up  looking so handsome in his Uniform.

Bucky: Don’t do anything stupid till I get back”
Steve: I can’t, you’re taking all the stupid with you”

He enlists to fight in World War 2  5 times failing all of them.. to short, too skinny and has asthma just to name a few. The little guy with lots of heart gets the chance “to kill some Nazis” when he volunteers for a secret experiment that will transform him into Captain America, a super soldier with a perfect physique and heightened reflexes whose metabolism burns four times faster  than the average person.

Captain’s Pajama’s!  the uniform really does look so, watching some interviews of the cast for the movies  and the guys joking about it.

Steve learns of troop 107 being captured, and seeing him remember that’s Bucky’s. There’s no rescue mission so he goes solo to rescue his friend who is not with the other soldiers but in a lab in a chair, but recognizes him right away so did or didn’t they (Hydra’s) Dr. Zola experiment on him yet?

So the ‘plasma weapons’ are made from the teseract? It dosen’t look any smaller

The Fondue running joke, still a tickler and pretty sure Bucky made sniper with the army.

Oh That’s how Bucky falls out of the train. He uses Cap’s shield when a blast goes off it knocking Bucky out of the train  to hang on to a broken bar to keep from falling to his demise.

Love the ‘backfire’ on Cap’s bike

How’d they make Chris Evans into the scrawny Steve Rodgers?

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The Winter Soldier

2014     PG-13  2:16 Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, 
Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández 

So Steve Rodgers is running circles (or in this case rectangles) around Sam Wilson when Black Widow shows up

“Hi Boys, either of you know where the Smithsonian is; I’m here to pick up a fossil”

Hydra strikes again in the form the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D and the Winter Soldier who turns out to be Cap’s err.. Steve Rodgers best bud Bucky Barnes 

While on a mission on I forget the ship’s name, Cap has a fight with Georges Batroc played by actual UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre

We learn that Natasha has previously had a run in with the Winter Soldier and why she has a scar on her hip, and tells Steve the soldier is responsible for over two dozen assassinations in 50 years.

Easter Eggs: Loki’s staff & the Twins   and Bucky in the Smithsonian

Special Features:  Rental DVD from Netflix- was a Deleted scene and Steve Roger’s Notebook

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here’s My Review for the 3rd movie in the series ….Civil War



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Captain America: Civil War


2016  Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, superheroes, Comic adaptation  146 minutes

Chris Evans,, Robert Downey Jr. ,Sebastian Stan Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, & the rest of the usual suspects  add Paul Rudd as Ant-man and Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther + too many more to list…  via IMDB
Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo one of which makes a cameo!


News Update…July 5th captain-america-civil-war-blu-ray-includes-the-usual-bonus-features-plus-a-doctor-strange-preview/

…..Captain America: Civil War Crosses $400 Million At U.S. Box .

“Captain America: Civil War” Blasts Off to $200.2 Million Internationally

Captain America: Civil War Projected For Top Five Opening Weekend  Forget top 5 I’d say #1

Captain America: Civil War #1 Movie In The World TV …

Passes Deadpool at the Box office

Captain America: Civil War Wins Second Weekend At Box Office,


The Preview


Here’s my reviews of Captain America : The First Avenger and Winter Soldier

The Short of it…..Political interference puts our heroes at odds and  pits them against one another.

Fearing the past actions of our superheroes (it’s not like they hurt you, they saved your asses you traitors) our government wasn’t to pass a bill for the “Ant-hero registration act” which limits the heroes actions (& therefore likely with the limitations may not actually be able to help you or the world when in need). This leaves the Avengers divided. After his F** up with Ultron, Tony Stark is pro-act…that if it doesn’t happen cities would keep on being destroyed (I don’t see any way that could be avoided when you have an alien invasion going on). Cap with more common sense feels as though the government can’t be relied upon to protect the world. (They can’t protect us all… not with all those protocols, and going through the ranks to send an order by then the earth may no longer exist!)

Choose your side

Team Iron Man Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman

Captain America: Civil War Producer Explains Why Black Widow Chose Team Iron Man

Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man

How they recruited Spiderman and Black Panther

How Spider-Man Joined The Marvel Cinematic Universe

5 Times Captain America Was Your Favorite Avenger

Chris Evans Discusses Captain America’s Global Message, Making More Marvel Movies

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And the Twitter bowl battles begin

I came across this article in a twitter feed I follow. This one comes from 2 Marvel Characters.. oops sorry actors (which well as you read they are still characters!)

Captain America and what was his Name Chris Pratt played in Guardians of the Galaxy (I forget honestly)  Anyway loser visits sick kids in hospital.

My problem is still this doesn’t help me decide who to root for. As far as marvel goes, Captain America or before that “Flame on’ wins love Chris Evans… Chris Pratt not so much.

The trash talk alone on this is worth reading it.