Soylent Green



Run Time 1:37

GENRE  Sci-fi, Thriller

Stars  Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson


Set in 2022  in a polluted and super congested (you thought you were a sardine in a can now… wait a few years!) New York City with a population of 44,000,000 where a company makes a synthetic food called Soylent Green.  Detective Thorn played by Charlton Heston is looking into the murder of a corporate executive, and while doing so he ‘stumbles’ upon the products shocking ingredients. (Let me guess…people? Garbage?)

For the first 2 minutes there a collage of still pictures showing the degree of this overpopulated and polluted future. (which still looks like the 70s minus the rich guy’s apartment which has a futuristic Astroids gaming cabinet.)

Soylent Green in the movie all the poor people are told is made with ‘HIgh Energy Plankton’ but if most food is scarce, I doubt there’s plankton still in the sea.

Well, I just saw my favorite part of the movie, it’s nothing big but just a shame we can’t really take care of riots that way! Or let ‘SWAT’ literally do so. The ‘Scoops’ when I first heard it I thought was a new version of Swat or a new military acronym but no It’s what they exactly are. They SCOOP UP the riot! At least some of the rioters anyway. Oh yeah and little chuckle that it swats the guy shooting the gun.


For being 4-5 years away, the movie is very dated, I think even if you were still in the 1970s you’d still think it didn’t look all that futuristic.

The fighting I’d think is overly dramatic, Who the hell pulls their arm that far back to punch someone? or extends that much? I can see they are purposefully missing each other.

Was a nice (Predictable) mystery However, this future is not far off. Between Trump being prez, the ‘weird weather’ aka Global Warming. How can anyone NOT see it. Most times we’d start to get snow storms in November either before or just in time for Thanksgiving. Now… We are lucky if there are white December Holidays. Sometimes now there’s no snow at all or if lucky we’ll get a ‘dusting’ which is gone in an hour!  When I was in school our snow day(s) were FULL of snow enough to make slides, forts, and then some.


Boss baby

PG   2017,    1:37          Alec Baldwin,Steve Buschemi, Lisa Kudrow, Toby Maguire        IMDB

7 year old Tim’s life is perfect until a suit wearing baby voiced by Alec Baldwin shows up. The 2 siblings must spoil (or is that soil) the corporate plot of Puppyco’s CEO that threatens the balance of love.

The credits montage is cute with the baby factory, and at one point Tim has a ‘Horror movie’ moment. Jus

t as We went nostalgic with some of the old fashioned toys of toy story  this showed my old horse (it had wheels on it so it was i guess in a sense to learn how to walk) and then geeked out when Boss baby pulls out VOLTRON! it didn’t end there they had the tra la la song of the Banana Splits going at one point too!  So it will be nostalgically entertaining for adults as well as so does Tim’s overactive imagination as well. 

Monster Trucks

2017  PG  1:44 Live Action  Fantasy Sci-fy 1:44  from Nickelodeon Studios starring  Lucas Till, Rob Lowe and Danny GLover

Somewhere in North Dakota  Tripp’s (Lucas Till)  life changes when he crosses paths with a real-life monster after an oil rig drills into a water well hundreds of feet under the ground. Some creature is released unbeknownst to all but those who think they saw something.

Tripp works at the junk yard and works piecing together  his own wheels. Something is ripping a large hole in the trucks. Now imagine Toothless from How to train your dragon but sort of mixed with an octopus and  with teeth like a lamprey.

I don’t think this was a popular pick and can’t recall what was out at the same time but I know it did bad in the theater. Not sure on the reviews but frankly anyone who didn’t like the movie I think is an uptight prude (or Rob Lowe’s character or employ)

I thought the movie was sort of fresh , cute sweet, funny and FUN which in part means to actually be entertained (its different for each type of movie what being entertained is)  Anyone with a loving pet I think would enjoy this. t one point I thought it was better than a Cars movie plus they stick it to a big unethical Company!



Alice Through the Looking Glass

2016  PG 1:53   Johnny Depp, ‘Borat’,

Alice returns from a seven year sea voyage and passes through the magical vortex where she journeys  into the past to save the mad hatter . So why is she at sea, let alone captaining a ship? in the 1800s a woman would likely not have been aloud as captain let alone on a ship as they were considered bad luck for ship and crew.


I LOVE how colorful and bright her kimono type outfit it. But then again it is mostly purple  with green trim  and the spattering of other color on the shoulders, then the dress green with gold…she looks like a walking Mardi Gras party.


Man does Johnny Depp look like Elija Wood and Carrot top had a kid! (SCARRY!)

The White queen apparently has taken hand flair lessons. (Way too much and exaggerated)

In the movie there’s I’ll say ‘robots’ Seconds that turn into minutes which protect time… They remind me of the Mixels from the shorts on Cartoon Network (or is it Boomarang) station.

its fun when it starts but a decline however we find out the history of how the Queen of hearts head got so big.

Kung Fu panda 3

2016    PG  1:35  blu-ray  animated action adventure Jack Black, Bryan Cranston Angelina Jolie Jackie Chan

Full cast on IMDB

Po having been reunited with his long lost father  sets off for the secret Panda village.

Shi Fu graduates Po to teach his fellow warriors. Master uguay is attacked in the spirit world after 500 years by Kai who was his partner and collects the Chi of the masters and threatens all of China.

Li Shen (father) shows up beating pos dumpling record then the old masters through Kai attack. Po needs to learn  how to use his chi to beat Kai and quickly teach his fellow panda Kung Fu.

The Dragon warrior is truely awakened


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Ice Age Collision Course

2016  PG   Via HBO

Snow Skrat, Ice skrat and Skrat’s fortress of solitude??  no we have Space Skrat!~

We open on the mammoth’s father and daughter playing a game of hockey (yea!!!) peaches is all grown up with a boyfriend and ready to marry; of course when you’re happy and the universe knows it it has to drop a steaming pile of poo on you. Here you almost expect to hear ‘the sky is falling but instead we get smarts from a (pirate ?) weasel who is on the lam from some dino birds who like to steal eggs.

I forget how many of these have been made now (previous to this one)  but I do remember a few of them were disappointments, and made me think they weren’t going to do them any more.  This one however was not. I think they got the magic back they had from the original movie. Making a mental note to check out who the writer (or writers) were for each of the movies.

The possums or whatever those are supposed to be gave me a laugh with their cheerleading  especially their Hashtag  “What’s a Hashtag”

I don’t know but it sounds cool

I’m already sick of it



Finding Dory

2016  PG  1:37 adventure, Animated    Blu-ray  Ellen DeGeneres,Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neil,  Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Sigourney Weaver  IMDB info

Oh my Dory must be short for adorable cause look at her as a baby!

He parents notice early on she has a short term memory as well as being easily distracted but they taught her well.  In this adventure we travel the sea to find her parents who she thinks is in a sea world type aquatic rescue place.

With the help of friends along the way and yes we get to hang out with Nemo and his Dad Marlin again. She finds out where she originally came from and that her parents aren’t her only family.

I think you could say even when you can’t see him the octopus is a bit of a scene stealer! (which watch the beginning of the credits as it works as a find the octopus.

The last half and even better last quarter of the movie is best part of the whole.

The octopus driving was a hoot

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