Deep Blue Sea Double Feature


So I am likely at the theater watching THE MEG so I give you this in celebration of a shark that would eat all the other shark films under the sea!

 

The OriginalSee the source image

1999   R     1:42     action Sci-fi Thriller    Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgard, LL Cool J

 

Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.  Your Worst Fear is about to surface

Scientist loses Father to Alzheimer’s and is working on a cure. Part of that cure has to do with shark’s as they don’t get cancer and don’t lose their brain function. However the answer is in their brain, which does not produce enough of the fluid needed for the research. They use a Tiger shark, mako and another, though these were given (I forget what they said but) steroids in a sense.

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The Chocolate War


1988  R  1:40      Drama  John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith ,Wallace Langham, Adam Baldwin

based on the Roger Cormier book  I think I remember the book binding being blue or maybe the image having blue in it

 15-year-old freshman Jerome E. “Jerry” Renault  makes the football team at Trinity  a Catholic boys’ preparatory school.  However he struggles on the field during practice and cannot keep up with his teammates, and so is often berated by the strict coach.

Archie Costello, part of the (supposed) secret society  “The Vigils” compiles a list of socially ostracized students with the aid of Obie, The Vigils’ nerdish secretary. The outcasts will be assigned to perform assignments, more pranks as part of their Vigils initiations. Renault & Goober are on Archie’s list.

Meanwhile, Brother Leon is taking advantage of the Trinity School headmaster’s illness and convalescence. The corrupt Brother purchases outdated Mother’s Day candy, and plans to repackage it for the Trinity fundraiser; in which he hopes to sell 20,000 boxes at an increased prices instead of their usual 10,000. He hopes that the success of the Fundraiser will gain attention to be declared the new head of the school.

Unaware of the Vigils’ next prank assignment, Brother Leon enlists Archie’s aid in rallying fellow students to sell candy.

The prank is designed to disrupt the school’s annual fundraising chocolate sale, Archie enlists Renault  to not sell the chocolates for 10 days. Once the 10 days are up he’s supposed to sell them, but in this strict school, even though they say you don’t have to participate it’s best you do as you’ll be outcast and bullied.

I was supposed to read this Freshman or sophomore year in High School, but I find forcing someone into reading (or doing) something they have no interest in is counter productive. I would just read the questions we had to answer and try to find the answers.  I remembered a few things vaguely from the book one of which was the end (or close to). Now as this was out when I was in grade school maybe jr. high I don’t know how it was received, let alone what those who read the book thought of it.  I had been thinking of seeing if the library had a copy to read, however after watching this I think what little I remembered was better and am now leery to actually read the book, and thinking I was right not to read it.

If interested you can watch here via AMAZON

Beauty and the Beast


2017       PG        Live Action Musical Adaptation  Family Fantasy  2:09  Blu-ray     Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens

Some may know the story since they were kids, but I was never interested in reading or hearing it. I liked Sleeping Beauty, there’s a dragon in it! Maybe that should have been a warning what I’d turn out like.

Emma Watson made a bit of a character update for her Belle. Who is thankfully a slight update to Disney’s princesses.

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Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature


2017  PG  Animated   Will Arnett, Jackie Chan, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Peter Stormar, Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias

Surley and friends are threatened by the greedy mayor, who is making a profit from everything in town except Liberty park. When the bulldozers push in, the animals push or shall I say bite back.

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Death Note


See the source image2017       Netflix TV-MA      1:41         Thriller,crime,drama,

Nat Wolff  Shea Whingham, Lakeith Stanfield,Paulr Margaret Qualley ,Shea Whigham ,Willem Dafoe ,Jason Liles ,Paul Nakauchi

 

Just as Light Turner (really? Seriously?) catches the attention of a pretty girl while he’s sitting on a bench, a storm comes from out of nowhere and a black book drops from the sky. This book has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within the pages. Bonus you get to even choose how. I hope he has some good writing skills.

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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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Red Sparrow


2018    R  2:20   Drama/Mystery/Thriller

Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons,Mary-Louise Parker ,Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling

Prima ballerina Dominique (I really liked that Red outfit) has a bad accident during her performance thanks to her partner. Once healed her Uncle has a helps her out with a job; a trial by fire if you will

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