2017  R  1:31  Crime/Horror/Mystery      Tobin Bell, Laura Vandervoort , Matt Passmore , Callum Keith Rennie 

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Not sure why they were calling it Jigsaw as I heard it was supposed to be called Saw:Legacy When I search the title on IMDB.com it shows this sequel. I thought legacy sounded good for a sequel to a long running franchise (that has not had a reboot, remake etc). I guess with the title ‘Legacy’ that maybe that made it sound like the final installment of the series. So if that’s the case I understand.

I was taking a look at the taglines for the movie, and man do they have a list. Never have I seen that many taglines for one movie before! I even looked up a few movies I could think of off the top of my head and it varies by 1-4 tops.

So after John ‘Jigsaw’ Kramer has been deceased for a decade, he still seems to still be up to his old tricks, mmm make that traps from beyond the grave. Then again, didn’t he say his work would still go on? All the clues point to Jigsaw, I can’t remember did his assistant die in the last one? Could it be her, or a full on copycat?

So this time we play a game with a few bucket heads. As always there’s a reason for their punishment, but what is it this time? What is the one thing they have all done that brings them to this demented ‘tug of war?

I read that Saw 3D (2010) was supposed to be the last of the series, but the studio wanted to reboot it.  a Reboot (I think I’m going to have to define that a little better in my  when is a remake ok (Reboots,remakes and Updates) article ) You see to me for something to be a ‘reboot’ it has to be longer than 7 years sine the last one, also normally there are new cast members so if Tobin Bell is in the movie, then it does not qualify as a Reboot, only another sequel.

Ya know, I kind of was tired of the movies I forget at what point but I do know I only wanted to see Saw 3d because Chester Bennington (r.i.p.)  was in it. this one felt fresh to me for some reason, and I enjoyed watching it. I would say its worth a watch and if you have the rest of the movies already in your library, then this one is a definite. it is a mystery, but at the same time there’s 2-3 red herrings but which of them is it? or is it one of them? I’m trying to remember if any other of the previous movies has a ‘party trap’ as I called this one.

There’s one trap I did love but I really don’t want to ruin that one. Just get the blenders ready to make yourself a drink or smoothie before watching and THAT my friends is one beautiful ‘blood flower’ at the end!  (yes I can have a morbid sense of humor at times)

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Kingsman: Golden Circle

2017    R     Action, adventure, comedy  2 hours 21 minutes

Julianne Moore, Taron Edgerton, Hally Berry, Channing Tatum, Mark Strong, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth  Pedro Pascal  more here

Agents Eggsy (now Galahad)and Merlin team with their American counterparts, the Statesmen after their headquarters gets blown to smithereens.

The opening action scene is cool but sadly they have Matrix-like slow-mo stop and go fx which I hate. first off it not only ruins the momentum of the action sequence, but it also looks ‘cartoon-y’.  They used it too much (I think every action scene had the ‘trick’ in it to some extent.) Use that for one part of an action sequence fine… like a certain move that would otherwise not be noticed and needs to be shown just a little slower so we can appreciate it. This was used in a few points in one fight/action scene.

Oh I like the Statesman building. That;’s cool, and always wished they’d make buildings like that for real. (easier to find where you are going especially if you can’t find the building number.

The guy from  Game of Thrones forget character’s name but he’s a dead one.  I think his real name is Pablo Pascal gets his cowboy on with a LAZso (Lazer Lasso) and after a bit of an entertaining Whip fight ‘I feel like a tornado in a trailer park”


And there’s quite a musical cameo with flair …See the source image

Oh Action scene n poppy island and the Scissor sign!

I need to rewatch the first but while still somewhat enjoyable I don’t think it was as awesome as the first.

Though it was still better than Atomic Blonde, even with a cartoony looking effect.

Atomic Blonde

See the source image2017     R   1:55   action/thriller but really Drama      blu-ray   James McAvoy,  Charlize Theron, John Goodman, Bill Skarsgard


Adapted from the Antony Johnston and Sam Hart graphic novel The Coldest City movie Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.  Theron’s character is a cold war spy by the name of Lorraine Broughton who must recover a list of double agents amid a sea of questionable allies one in which is James McAvoy’s British agent David Percival. Percival, as you might be able to tell from the trailers, has gone a bit feral with lots of secrets and possibly STDs while embedded in East Berlin.

A MI*6 agent is murdered in 1989 Berlin Germany and fellow spy is sent to investigate and retrieve a list of double agents the dead agent was carrying. 

I would swear the fight scenes were a faster pace in the trailers but during the movie, they’re kind of a bore, like the rest of it is. The fight scenes feel like they are over too quick compared to many other films. I know, I know… always leave them wanting more, but not when the fights look as though they are in slow motion and swear you could do them yourself if you had the time to re-watch them to memorize the choreography. To give you an idea for most 1 on 1 fight scenes in movies, let’s say they last 5 minutes-15 minutes. These I’m sure are 1-3 minutes long if even. In other words, for an ‘action movie,’ there’s not much action. It should more have been marketed as a spy drama, as there is NOTHING thrilling about it. If I watched it at night, I would have fallen asleep.


When I checked at some point to see how much longer the movie would be on, thinking it would be 15 minutes left, there was still over an hour of the movie left. I am VERY disappointed in this movie, and so glad I didn’t pay to see it in the theater as for me it looked promising enough to see in the theater. I think a baseball or golf game would have been more entertaining to watch. Also who the actual double agent is… I wasn’t surprised.




2017   R  1:50

after a dollmaker and his wife loses their daughter, they take in a group of girls and a nun after their orphanage closes down.

I’m sure we all have thought up our own version of how Annabelle may have been created. I’ve had a few different theories (though I don’t remember if I ever really read any full history about the real doll) One of my ways of how Annabelle came to be (as far as the movie) I thought maybe it would have started with the dollmaker or a tragedy some way involving him. Maybe so much as creating the doll to be evil.

Basically, Annabelle got her name from her original owner, the Mullin’s daughter, whose father created her.

We do know however this really is not and never was Annabelle that inhabited the doll from the first movie, so the demon inhabiting the doll has been playing this ‘game’ in various ways.

There are a few jumps from a suspenseful build maybe a creepy or eerie feeling. I thought the creation of Annabelle could have been meatier for the movie than this, then again I’m not sure about the real Annabelle doll’s ‘creation’ aside from being a  Raggedy Ann doll….



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Satan’s Little Helper

2004  R   1:40 Kathryn Winnick,  Amanda Plummer

So the young boy in the movie plays some game called Satan’s little helper. He dresses as Satan(‘s little helper) for Halloween. Frankly ‘Satan’ in this looks more like Krampus! I thought it was a December Holidays movie, not Halloween.

The boy sees Satan setting up some ‘decorations’ and begs him to let him help him. Honestly, Satan is pretty nice to the kid, I’m surprised he didn’t just so some mean nasty thing to him. As the movie gets closer to the end, Satan becomes all to real and the boy’s infatuation turns to terror.

Kathryn Winnick looks pretty as a Renaissance bar wench, but I prefer her in her Shieldmaiden attire.

The movie is all too predictable, and apparently, no one taught this child about STRANGER DANGER!

The film declines as it goes on, its I think 20-30  minutes too long for me. and it’s only n hour and 40 minutes!

I do enjoy that mask though.

Hunter’s Prayer

2017        R         1:31       Blu-ray       Action/ Thriller / Drama         Sam Worthington

Hunter’s Prayer  Lucas (worthington) is hired to assassinate Ella, after her father and mother are killed. Lucas finds her at her boarding school. So when Lucas can’t pull the trigger (man I just have Wortho’s Terminator Salvation line with Anton Yelchin going through my head now) it puts him on the kill list.

Oh my it starts in Scarsdale, NY! That’s not far from me. The parents at home and for what seems no reason at all are killed, but why kill the daughter too. Honestly I could say something about that, as she should have been killed in front of the parents for whatever the reason but hey I have no idea what the motivation for that was. When Ella sees Lucas she thinks he was hired by her father to watch her. When he can’t pull the trigger he ‘kidnaps’ her to save her from any others out to kill her, and so they are now both hunted.

Talk about a hound from hell! But then again I think Dobermans have been the only dogs that make me nervous. (I blame that on my friend Anna’s little ankle biter or at least when she first got it. Not sure when they are worse when they are little or big, either way I don’t like Doberman’s.

The villain isn’t even a likable one. He’s a rich snobby @$$hole! and he’s a horrible father. Ignores his son and doesn’t even help him with his archery! Very poorly written character, can’t remember what happened to the son but at one point I half expected the son to call the cops on him or something.

So we’ve got a chase, and the usual sort  but oh that was good! The boy I guess came to help his father, but as I said the father should have helped him with the archery cause papa got shot  not sure if it was in the leg or butt but doesn’t matter where, it was funny to me! (Just deserts!)


This was bland for an ‘action’ movie.  It starts out ok, but gets tame.



The Wave

2015  R  1:45  BR   original title  = Bølgen    Action/Drama/Thriller     CAST listing on IMDB

 I like watching Foreign movies, I prefer the subtitles to the English dub as I can hear what the language in that area sounds like. Sometimes I come across something interesting on (dvd) Netflix, or if I can’t find a particular movie I may find it in another language on my Stream Dor app. and on the App there is not always English subtitles if ever. But even if not, you can usually figure out what is going on.

In the village of Geiranger in Norway the mountains will collapse into the Fjord below causing an 80 foot tsunami to head their way. This happened before in 1905 and will happen again not a matter of if, but when.  When it happens, the villages below will only have 10 minutes to get to higher ground. (So get your bug out bags ready, or just move to higher ground now!

Kristian is one of the geologists that work on checking when this will happen, 1 problem he’s moving today. He and the kids are supposed to be getting on the ferry to move while the wife Idun  has another couple of days of work at the hotel. He stops at one point at his old job after having seen (or realizing) something  while waiting in line to get on the ferry. He stops at the old job and reports and checks on stuff or something (sorry I’m going off notes now). There is one of the geologists that if I could blame the tsunami on I would. He just wants to keep looking over some of the stuff. Really you have hundreds or thousands of lives relying on YOU! (He seems to be the head) really I think if that were an asylum I think I’d rather have the patients run the place than him!

I love the daughter, she’s so cute and her relationship with her dad is too sweet. It’s a nice movie to watch with the family if they don’t chew loud, or have to analyze and talk about everything that happens.

I seem to have gotten way too into the movie, as when someone was calling me (around the middle of it) to show me something I ripped their head off! So if that in any way is a sign of a good movie, there ya go!

My dad I think watched it dubbed and I think he even liked it.