A young woman wakes in a the cellar of a stranger after she is knocked out in an auto accident an auto accident. The stranger tells her he saved her from a chemical attack that has devastated the world. She doesn’t seem to believe him, even though there is one other survivor there.
Oh love the shower curtain… gotta find that one.
Now I was not a fan of the original, I don’t usually get motion sickness but that was one I did need Dramamine for. Compared to this, Cloverfield was better although all it seemed like was running from nothing the whole time with a quick glimpse here or there and even after the reveal you still don’t see much if any of the monster.
For me this was all too predicable, though kudos to John Goodman as he was scary good with his performance. My question though is how long were they down there before we join them, as he seemed a bit more like he’d been on his own awhile to get a bit nutty.
Even after dropping numerous hints and out right reasons to what is going on outside…and that she should not open the hatch, she just can’t listen and wrap her head around that they are likely the only survivors in the area, and everyone she knows is likely dead.
They try to build and build up suspense but never do, there’s barely any drama either..
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.
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
set in what seems to be the 1960s a fatherless family pays the bills by holding seances and palm readings. The mother does the psychic thing while the daughters when not in school, help push the point across.
The mother comes across the new ‘game’ in a store and brings a board home to use as one of her tools. (You are NOT supposed to use them in your home!!!) The youngest starts talking to ‘a friend’ which is never good, even when she thinks her dead dad tells her how to help save them from losing the family house. After this she stops going to school as she’s the one the board works for best.
Once things hit the fan when the older sister finds little sis scribbling on paper on the floor of her room to her right while looking to her left, the sister (I guess its the morning after) finds the papers sticking out from under the bed when she gathers the girl’s things. She gives them to the priest (which I guess is the principal of the school) to find out what they say as they are written in Polish.
I think somehow the story that was told about this family was ‘fudged’ a bit. Of course it’s been awhile since I watched the original movie but something about the story of these 3 didn’t sound right. Also unlike the first which was a little creepy this was not even eerie or anything remotely ‘scary’
2016, PG-13, blu-ray, 1:47 directed by Peter Bergsstars Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russel, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, BradLeland
Based on true events of the April 20th 2010 BP Deepwater oil rig. The drama recounts the horrific experience of the crew of 126 on board and the courage that saved many lives. All due to the inept executives who want to save a few bucks by not keeping up maintenance on the rig.
Loved the daughter in this for the short time we got to see her in the beginning. I give her presentation an A+! Makes me miss kicking butt in my grade school Science fairs! (never got to do a volcano like I wanted but what I did always seemed to get an A and an A+ anyway!)
John Malkovich and Brad Leland play the dips who basically cause the Big Problem spill.
This was an interesting telling of what happened in the moments of the accident all due to greedy ignorant incompetant Executives that never listen to their underlings. (Serves your asses right when you lose money)
it took ( I think I heard) 11 lives and The spill lasted 87 days (doing who knows what to the aquatic life) I forget did any of these people go to jail?
So Syfy channel had a TGI-Freddy Marathon on Friday the 13th (may 2016) and I made it a point to watch.
I thought while doing so I’d work on one of my new ‘columns’ called ‘Classic Cuts’ (well the title is best for slasher movies like this) which reviews an entire franchise in this case, Brand (Marvel) or stand alone film (like Goonies) so
Whatever You do, don’t fall asleep
and WELCOME to
This is one of my favorite franchises, plus I lived one street over from Elm as a kid. I did however wonder why they weren’t doing a Friday the 13th marathon? But I thought why not do an over view of the series!
1984 screen play written by Wes Craven (RIP) 90- minutes Rated R
Horror, Slasher stars Heather Langenkamp , Robert Englund, John Saxon, Johnny Depp
I think because of the first and maybe second movies I was never comfortable with unfinished basements, the one that was in the house I grew up in (the street over from Elm) well it was a big basement from what I remember. I remember the big water heater and the one thing I hated was if we had to change a blown fuse, we had to pass by it. There were a few times I was tempted to go over to it and try to look in it, but the basement would spook me out.
I don’t know who he is but he’s burned, wears a red & green sweater , this funny hat and knives like fingernails
I think one of the great things about the movie was it came with that morbid, haunting nursery rhyme of 1…2.. Freddy’s coming for you. Of the series I think the first and their movies were the best. They are at least my favorites. I like how in the first he’s scary and serious then in the 3rd he starts to become somewhat a comedian! The 2nd in the series well as my friend Rich would say “belongs in the bog of eternal stench”
With the poor 2010 update (remake/reboot..whatever you want to catalog it as) That combined with original and some of the sequel’s storylines, still couldn’t help it, but then they ruined all the best parts of the original movie like Johnny Depp’s Character Glenn’s death.