Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)


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2019  PG-13   1:51  Blu-ray

Change is blowing in the winds of 1968 America. For generations the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley.

In their mansion far removed from the unrest of the city, Sarah the young girl who turned her tortured life of horrible secrets into scary stories that have transcended time.

The stories become all too real for the unfortunate teens that discover Sarah’s  book when they go to the mansion. The kids do their best Sam Winchester and research Sarah Bellows life. While in the hospital chuck (I hope that was the right character) is chased by the Pale Lady, a ‘jangly man’

A bully gets his comeuppance in Harold,  The Big Toe is kinda gross,

The red Spot creeped me out a bit. between looking like Mars on the girl’s face well my face was itchy the rest of the night. I think I washed my face a hell of a lot more the day of and after I saw this.  (I’ve had the cause of that red spot before…. but not just one… multiple around my ankle and had a bit of an allergic reaction. I think while I was working it made it worse.   Not sure if it was my sock, footware or what. but at some point I couldn’t take my shoe being on me anymore. When I looked down my ankle was at least 3x the size it was supposed to be!

So its up to you it was decent, and a few freaky looking things I’d probably watch it again if I came across it.

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Anatomy of a Monster: How Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Created The Jangly Man

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)- Movie Babble Review

knives out


It may be a week late, but this year I seem to get 2 movies for my birthday. Last week I saw 21 bridges (and sadly no birthday offer from that theater) So KNIVES OUT is the official birthday movie of the year. I not only got to see the movie free being in their rewards program, but as I have the rank of Captain (I think it was) I also got a free Popcorn!!

If you are going with a bunch of friends, I’d suggest making things interesting… do a who done it pool. You can each throw a dollar or so in a pool BEFORE the movie starts, Or you do a friendly bet, the losers pay (or buys drinks for everyone after) If you want to make it even more interesting… go the whole clue rout, what character, Weapon in what room? (that can break up any ties). THere was a nice couple a couple seats down from me, and I joked about this and said 2 characters names and why I wanted it to be them… Don’t worry i’m not going to ruin ….was I right? You’ll have to read the whole review for the answer!

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Transformers: The Last Knight


2017         PG-13      2hrs 29 minutes  blu-ray       Mark Wahlberg     Josh Dumhal

 

Continued from the second trilogy in the franchise.

this opens on a battleground in Medieval England and Merlyn gets his staff.  Yeah there’s a dragon but NO I’m not feeling any enthusiasm for this one. You really don’t get to see much of it, no full body at least once nor some close up.

In this Transformers are outlawed Except in mexico I think. THere’s some Blue Wall-E like bot think it’s name was squeaks. There’s some walking tank sentinals.

So we Canopy who looks like a walking junkyard and some green samurai looking one.  That is a cool looking police car, mmmm I’m suspicious of it   Wait is that Bumblebee?! When The!

Optimus Prime is floating in outerspace and I think we are going to get to see Cybertron!  Quintessa is the creator of O.P.  and I’m not liking her so far. I don’t think she is on the good side. (I can’t remember all the names etc of the Transformers and Decepticons so i’m not sure if she was made for the movie or if she is in the Cartoon mythos…well here’s my answer…)

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One of Quintessa’s 12 knights,  gave her staff that can save to the humans (as if we didn’t already know that from the beginning.

Badlands, South Dakota in a junkyard is a home (more like playground) for a bunch of our Transformer friends.  And of course BumbleBee makes an Entrance with his M.C. Hammer impersonation. Then there are ankle biter baby dinos and a big Triceratops. 9So wait if there’s a T-Rex one and a Triceratops I’m pretty sure there was 3 or 4 of the little ones around and I don’t think the 3rd was either of mama or papa that is if in the Transformers movies robots can have kids….I think I need a drink too contemplate that one! lol)

There’s some drones that I thought ths became a Fantasy movie instead of sci-fi THe Drones I thought were flying Manta Rays and some Star Wars look ships (from the original trilogy)   |-o-|   <–I forget what those ones are called

according to Quintessa Earth is called Unicron and Cybertron’s arch enemy.

What kind of shapeshifting car is that WTF It speaks french, is it a Transformer or is there a male version of Siri or Lexa?

OMG don’t ell me Marky Mark is supposed to be a descendant of Merlyn!??…Well I WAS close

and Oh so that’s where Wicca comes from WitWiccan (Witwicci or however they spelled it in the first)

Ninja Butler is annoying and small 4 feet actually and reminds me of C3PO in a variety of ways.

They are really trying hard to replace Megan Fox… cause the The English girl looks a lot like her.

Optimus Prime gets to sound like Arrow (I have failed….)

 

 

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Escape Room


2019         PG-13        1:40       Taylor Russell ,Tyler Labine ,Deborah Ann Woll , Logan MillerSee the source image

So the Netflix disc sleeve plot summary says:

Tyler’s girlfriend buys him tickets for an escape room event, but the couple and 4 of their friends fun takes a turn when they realize there may be no escape

That’s partially wrong. 6 strangers receive a little black puzzle box. If you solve the box you find a voucher for an escape room inside, however its more like a ticket to hell.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mission Impossible: Fallout


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2018    PG13     2:27    Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg,Ving Rhames

 

With an elaborate plot you may not be able to keep up with at times (or at least you may be a few minutes behind) with the clockwork of parts.  Hunt’s mission is a race against time to secure 3 spheres of plutonium and stop an anonymous doomsday zealot by the name of John Lark who is after said cache of plutonium to launch a ncities .uclear attack on the world. Hunt with the help of Ving Rhames’ Luther and Simon Pegg’s Benji which hopscotch between Berlin,  Belfast, Paris and London to Kashmir.  While Old foe Solomon Lane the anarchist from Rogue Nation who is supposed to have hooked up with Lark. Bombing 3 religious

See the source imageMeanwhile Henry Cavill’s CIA agent August Walker and icy brute (and I don’t mean the cologne) They should make a beer with the name and throw the whole 6 (or maybe 8) pack in a sub zero freezer. He ‘s assigned to shadow Hunt’s IMF crew.

While we may be feeling fatigue from all the franchises out there, sequels are not usually worth the watch after the 2nd or 3rd. However with Mission Impossible upping the stakes and stunts with twistier plots with each installment like my favorite scene… Skydiving during a lightning storm, ACTUAL action scenes Unlike Jack Reacher or Atomic Blonde came off as armature (to me) due to the slow choreography and a lack of action.

LMAO the guy in the in the ‘hospital’ room

Of course the one complaint Had to BLAST VOLUME for Speaking parts and Lower to 1/4 volume for the action scenes.

And Had a few tears of laughter at the fact that THOR apparently DOES NOT LIKE superman. You’ll understand when you see it.

Cruise should honestly just stick to this franchise (and just end Reacher… That one is forgettable.

it just sucks and not in the fun way. I mean at least hand it over to a younger star that needs a jump in their stardom.

The last 30-45 minutes was cool.

Action, Thrills, spills twists and more

Intense moments and cool chases that’s an action movie!

 

 

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back


2016   PG-13  Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis hodge

 

Major Susan Turner is arrested for treason (for what seems like no reason) and Reacher stops at nothing to prove her innocence and uncover a huge government conspiracy involving soldiers being killed.

Not much of an action movie, so WTF genre was this supposed to be a thriller? Not too suspenseful for that and really

WHY is Tom Cruise who’s lost too many steps to be an action hero, let the Chris Hemsworths, Jai Courtney’s Joel Kinnemans and so on take over.  (Either that or he’s going to have to get a better trainer and stop spending so much time at the scientology church. Plus he’s going to need ankle, weights and do that parachute run so he get be faster.)

 

Time to end this franchise I mean isn’t pretty much the same as Mission Impossible? Reacher is past its expiration date, its not sour its rotting.

Get him some scripts for his age, no more action let him do horror cause to me sadly he now is.

They should have listened to their own title!

Classic Cuts (duels) – Independence Day


Independence Day

starring Will Smith, Vivica A. Fox Bill Pullman                       action adventure sci-fi

The movie was also promoted as ID4… and to this day I still watch it anytime its on around July 4th.

There is so much I enjoy about the movie when it first came out and even now. The cast is awesome, the story line, the quotes and more. While yes, I think it was longer than 2 hours, it wasn’t one of those movies where you felt like you fell asleep when there was no action. The storyline remains interesting, throughout and with action and humor in all the right parts. The alien creatures were certainly a different take on what we think they look like (for that time anyway) and how can you not just love the

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