Mojave


2015  R 1:33 blu-ray  Mark Wahlberg, Gerrit Headlund, Louise Bourgoin, Oscar issac

A taught thriller set in the Mojave desert while an artist seeks existential meaning he ends up in a cat and mousse game with a serial killer.

I didn’t have to write many notes or couldn’t think of anything to write about it so it’s not actually inspiring,at least not for me..

Now days later, I don’t remember it except one cool looking dark stormy shot (which I am trying to do a chalk pastel of~)

 

F

Daddy’s Home


2016       pg13   1:36mins   Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrel, Hannibal Buress, Linda Cardellini

Brad eagerly steps into his role as step (all over me) dad while the kids suave biological father interference leads to a rivalry of slap stick proportions.

Love the daughter

 

Motorcycle scene had me laughing so hard i had tears in my eyes and my chest hurt.

This was better than the trailer looked. The end was amusing considering how the last scene goes… And WHO!

 

B

Worth a watch and even putting it in the family library …. get a copy from Amazon 

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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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Shooter


USA, Tuesdays   Conspiracy Thriller, action,  Drama  stars   Ryan Phillippe,  Omar Epps,  Shantel VanSanten, & Eddie McClintock, Image result for shooter tv

 

This 1- hour USA series  based on the Mark Wahlberg movie of the same name is executive Produced by Wahlberg and produced by Phillippe as well as plays former and Highly decorated Marine  Bob Lee Swagger.

Our introduction in the pilot is  a lesson

A bullet can kill you 3 ways.

1- Extremities- miss a major artery and bleed out in 10-20 minutes

2- Tens- Center chest, bullet tumbles, splintering bone, the heart or arteries may get hit and blood Pressure drops

3- the Kill shot- Middle of the skull any angle and like a marionette with the strings cut, you’re dead before your brain can register what’s happened.

I particularly appreciated him sticking it to the hunters, however I would have used their own traps on them. (I may not be vegan but  1. I don’t think I could ever harm a forest animal even if my life depended on it. 2. If you are trapping to hunt you are a COWARD. 3. My father who used to hunt when I was younger, I may not have liked it; but at least he would eat it and if we didn’t have enough room in the freezer he’d share the meat with family & friends.  4.  hunting with a Bow or gun… at least it’s a ‘sporting chance’ which is the idea of a hunt. I think a bow is much more honorable as it is what our forefathers used along with spears for hunting. 5. I prefer the way the Natives do it, what they hunt and kill… They use everything, the meat, skin etc.

Ok with my stance on that… I can get to the actual plot of the show.

The president is supposedly threatens by some Chechen named Solatov who is a sniper that can hit his mark from 3/4 of a mileshooter-scout away. So Bob’s former Captain,  Isaac Johnson who is part of the President’s Secret Service hire’s him to scout the area where  the attack may come from. This is just a cover for a scheme that Issac has hatched along with Jack Payne (McClintock) in framing Swagger. But why? Is  Issac a traitor to his country, and some sort of spy  (for the Russians or who?)

The show passes by quickly, so far well  told as far as the story goes. I’d say this is a winner even if it’s not your preferred Genre.

 

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You can order or watch the movie Here on Amazon Video  or  Just catch up on the show

Ted 2


2015        R         1:55         ** Mark Wahlberg , Amanda Seyfried & Seth McFarlane (voice)        more

 

The foul mouth uncouth and immorally inclined bear is back. This time his life is made a mess as the government metaphorically ripping the stuffing out of him.  Um.. was the musical menagerie not even at the actual reception really neccessary? I can see as  day dream for maybe 30 seconds but not as long as it went.. was funny the first second or 5 then it wasn’t because it went on too long. The Trix customer! obviously hoping a few cameos will help its reviews I guess (not this one) 22 minutes in and so far I’ve seen most of it in the trailer (which was maybe a little funny the first time or 2 seeing it)

As I mentioned the funny stuff is taken too far.. or maybe I should say long and what ruins the jokes. Even the Trix joke became tired. The moment in the field yes another song but Snow white like… animals show up but taken too far a Lobster, a monkey really? What freaking monkeys run around freely in the states that ARE NOT in the zoos?Yes While I know movies are fake this was sort of aside from Ted supposed to be in the real world In Boston and partially in NY for a small time.

For me the best gag was at the end, and you didn’t even get to see but only hear it. I nearly gagged but was cracking up.

So SKIP IT   D+ (& the + is only for those few parts mentioned and NOT in the trailers) otherwise you’ve seen the whole movie in the trailer!

 

Entourage: THe movie


2015  R 1:44

Stars.. The cast returns in full and there’s so many cameos! (yes we know about Rousey)

So Vincent Chase and the posse is back and finally make it to the big screen. Feels good to hear that theme music again and still love the credit montage. it took awhile for me to notice when watching the show that the signs & billboards were the credits~ I thought it was quite original at the time and still is.

Ari is now retired but that doesn’t last long he starts to run a studio an Vinny not only is starring in ‘Hyde’ but wants to direct too.  I’ve come to realize during one of Ari’s fits I think I can now see why my friend Danielle says I was funny when I’d go on a rant!  While he’s in the car with the meditating cd on Every time he goes ‘Ommmmm’ had me laughing.

I find that they only made what’s to be the opening scene of the fictional movie Hyde to be disappointing at least have maybe 2 other scenes, one with Drama (you’ll figure out why) and some other part of it. A big thing was the 6th Sense kid (Haley Joe Osmet I think) trying to get Drama cut from the movie amoung a long list of other changes and edits he wanted.

 

It was just like watching the shows usual antics only on a bigger scale and I think any fan of the show would enjoy watching.