And then there were None


2016,       Not Rated       1:57   Charles Dance   Sam Neil  Aiden Turne

 

So the description onthe netflix sleeve sounds a little like House on Haunted Hill to me.

“Ten strangers receive invitations to visit a mansion on an isolated offshore island” known as Soldier Island.

This was one of those slow build but still didn’t feel suspenseful. The first part had my full attention but there was a 2nd disk which I forget at  what point started to lose my attention.

So this was I had thought a 3-part series but I think it was only 2 parts. Interesting mystery though, I like how it revolves around the framed morbid ‘nursery rhyme’  that’s in every room

 

10 Little soldier boys went out to dine,one choked his little self  and then there were Nine

 9 little soldier boys ………                   ^one overslept himself and then there were 8

Eight little soldier boys Traveling in Devon, one said he wold stay there, and then there were seven.

Seven little soldiers chopping up sticks,  one chopped himself off then there were six.

Six little soldiers played with a hive; a bumble bee stung* one then there were five.

Four little soldier boys going out to sea, a red herring swallowed one and then there were three.

2 little soldier boys Sitting in the sun, one got frizzled up then there was one.

One little soldier boy left all alone he went and hanged himself and then there were none.

Searched to see if it was a real poem or whatever you want to call it.. and YES it wasn’t just made up for the movie!

(here’s a different one NOT from the movie)

 

 

 

 

 

^ didn’t hear the beginning  but yet what I have doesn’t sound right

*um yeah….Bumble bees don’t have stingers I did a picture search not one stinger in one, they are the ones that do the pollinating)

 

 

 

Fear of Frying by Jill Churchill


Fear of Frying (Jane Jeffry, #9)This is the 4th or 5th book of this series I am reading. You can read them as stand alone books with no need to worry about something from a previous story coming up as so far I haven’t come across.

Wow I finished this in 4 days, but yes one of those days all I did was read. I ended up having a pain in my knee and just read the last (I think it was) 70 pages throughout the day.

A good summer book to read while camping or at camp, read before going back to school or once its over.

The title sort of gives a clue to the story.

Its the fall and Jane and Shelley are on a committee to check out a camp in Wisconsin for the school kids (They live in Chicago) SO they get out in nature and learn a few things as well. Sadly the best friends don’t get to max and relax for long. It rains quite often and one of them finds a dead body….then sees it alive again! No its not a horror story it’s a crime/mystery story.

If you do read this while at camp, or some cabin in the woods… you might get a little twitchy but then I always like setting the atmosphere.

Of course there are many suspects but which one is the culprit and who are the red herrings?  Bet its not what you think…

Arrival


2016    PG-13      Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Forster Witacker, Ian Donnaly     1:56

Adams plays linguist Louise Banks who is approached by the military for her language skills after the landing of multiple space craft ‘land’  all across the globe. They haven’t actually landed as last I checked, you need to TOUCH the land to do so, but more parked themselves hoovering feet above.

Not sure I should mention what the aliens look like but then that WOULD be a spoiler!

The movie starts out interesting enough, aside from the fact of all the ships ‘landing’ making me think it was going to turn out to be a knock off of Independence day. However the movie declines for me the last half of the movie.

The whole time I thought the governments and military should only be a support system as a small group NOT running the whole damn thing. The aliens speak in what looks like a bunch of Oroborus designs

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The Taking of Deborah Logan


2014    R    Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang,Brett Gentile     70 mins    Horror, Mystery, thriller

So I thought this was just another cliche possession movie. Wrong!

This was a ‘blair witch’ hybrid a single camera filmed docu horror as well as times where it seems like a normally filmed movie. Because of  her fast progressing disease (she has dementia or alzheimer’s) she is either possessed or just remembering some things.

I watched on Stream Dor a free app I got for my kindle, which you can watch movies free. (Though sometimes in another language with subtitles or in English with some foreign subtitles.  I ended up watching a couple of movies (forget which) in Polish, one in which I had already seen before so that was interesting to me.

I don’t find this movie to be worth the time really (unless you are perhaps bored in a hotel room, everything is closed or you are just in the middle of nowhere)  I was jsut so tired I jsut really did not want to read and had nothing else to watch that was short. Now I know why Netflix doesn’t have it!

 

 

L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton


L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, #12)

Crime/ Mystery  adventure

Cast of Characters    Kinsey Millhone   Ray Rawson  Gilbert   Laura Rawson  Helen Rawson

Kinsey is a twice divorced no kids Licensed P.I. (private Investigator) who while on vacation (for a friend’s wedding) is hired pro bono to get down to the bottom of why Bucky can’t seem to get the benefits his grandfather is owed from being in the air-force. So far the military etc cannot ‘identify’ him. (as in find his military records, as the family does not know his serial numbers etc…) He had no money but an old friend Lawson shows up. He wants to rent the place out, though it is not yet available. He’s pretty mysterious and is not telling Kinsey everything he knows.

Chester and Bucky are dipsticks, good for nothing but checking the oil IF that.  When Kinsey stakes out their place and sees someone leave with a duffle bag, she goes in pursuit to get to the bottom of things.  First, she has to be atop everything., the duffle is going on a plane though for some reason I thought this might be a red herring. As after the person leaves the scene of the crime, they pick someone up and leave with what looks like the same duffle. So what is the deal?

Not only is it a mystery thriller, but is a bit of an adventure as well as it takes Kinsey to Texas and Louisville. Plus somewhat of a scavanger hunt or I should say treasure hunt
. I pretty much saw the end coming and speaking of which I could have just rad 3-5 of the beginning chapters and just the last 2 of the 226 page novel as there’s 25-50 pages of story that was really not needed.

The main deal is getting through the first half of the book, it took me a few days over a month to read as it started out slow and was built up too much and too long. The last 1-2 chapters is where the story actually ends. everything to me between the chapters mentioned is really filler (aside from a couple of clues)

This was the thinnest book (I have on hand)  in the series so I thought it would be a nice test run to see if I liked the writing. it’s ok, but definitely the rest of the books are better to read when I am not trying to read a lot of books so I can make a dent in my pile!

The Nice Guys


2016 R      Mystery comedy drama  DVD   stars; Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe   1:56

a private eye teams up with a bruiser for hire in this 1970s Los Angeles set ‘noir-ish’ mystery.

The two investigate a missing persons case and a porn stars suspicious suicide while stumbling (literally) into a conspiracy.

Ha! Nice shot through the hot tub. Loved the (what I supposed was) stock footage, of ads and a preview of the wood panel station wagon. If this wasn’t stock footage then damn did they do a great job with the vintage set and costumes for those parts! (Honestly for the whole movie but what was supposed to be on TV they were watching was awesome.  Oh wow I didn’t know Matt Bomer was supposed to be in this, and almost didn’t realize it was him, but then again it was that awful wig.  There’s some good dry wit or just plain dumbass goofiness like the bathroom scene. Though I wasn’t crazy about Kim Basinger, her acting did not seem good, or shall Isay believeable. Not a good villain on her part.

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Hellraiser: Hellseeker


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2002  R  1:29  Dean Winters, Ashley LaurenceDoug Bradley (as Pinhead)

Trevor is suffering from terrifying hallucinations  after losing his wife and memory in a car crash. These vision threaten the man’s grip on reality.

This is more a mystery than horror in my point of view. I’d say the more memories that come back to him, the more crazy he gets yet still doesn’t remember. Plus he has to deal with being a suspect, as his wife’s body was not found in the car after the crash. There are times I think that the audience isn’t supposed to be able  to tell if its ‘reality’ or an hallucination.

I miss the days seeing the criminals and those who messed with the puzzle box were turned into cenobites. I  always wondered why they were called that and not just demons, because frankly they are that. Plus the fact Hellraiser is the series, so wouldn’t Pinhead as the lead cenobite really be the devil incarnate and the others just his demons?)

Another reason why I wonder they were called that is because cenobite, sounds more like a kilobite megabite etc. maybe ceno = Century bite, either that or some sort of robotic parasite.

We get flashes in his halucinations of some of the cenobites  but they are not really satisfying for the longtime fans of the series. I remember in one of them identical twins cops were made into a twisted conjoined twins.  Will Trevor be turned in to a cenobite, some sort of guppy maybe?  These later installments make me sad as they are not made as well as they once were I just beg hollywood, PLEASE if there is any remake/reboot of the franchise DO NOT LET Rob Zombie have anything to do with it.

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