It comes at night


2017, R 1:31  BR  Joel Edgerton   IMDB

 

So what comes at night? Something tells me this is just their anxiety and fears playing tricks on them.

The netflix sleeve (yes I use DVD) says “A malevolent force terrorizes the world outside’  really I never saw that force, or being.

The characters I find poorly written, sorry Joel I don’t mind you being the star but if this was the movie you were writing, babe you need to evolve on your characters. The wife and son seem to barely talk there seems to be no love between he and the wife. There’s not much to tell about anyone nor do any of them seem to have any personality.

The only personality is the house.

What comes at night,…..is    

 

 

 

apparently is this sickness/disease that I’m guessing is the reason there is hardly anyone around. The movie was interesting in the beginning but as it goes on it loses its momentum. It just becomes a tedious ‘routine’.

I appreciate Joel’s effort and I do love watching Edgerton’s movies acting or written by but after (I think) an hour, (give or take) is when the drop off happened.  The Not quite horror more thriller who’s mystery stunk and went kabo0m…

 

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A Cure for Wellness


2017   Mystery  by Gore Verbinsky  rated R  2:26 minutes   Dane Dehaan  Jason Issacs  Mia Goth   IMDB

 

A Naive employee is sent on an errand to fetch his boss back from some European wellness ‘spa’ in the alpines. After his long trip he gets the run around from the ‘Spa’ staff who do not let him see he boss either.

I did NOT appreciate the accident showing what caused it let alone after the fact. That was just cruel, not to mention I was in a car when that happened when I was small enough to stretch out on the back seat of Dad’s VW bug! (70s or 80s version not the plastic crap of today)

Oh and look Lucious Malfoy i mean Jason Issacs is in this. He just looks weird to me as his ‘normal’ self and not as Mr. Malfoy.

Ghost in the Shell


2017     BR    PG13    1:49

 

The lines were blurred between human and robot with the technological advances of the future. people getting robotic upgrades and now the new body piercing (for lack of a better example). The corporation Hanka will combine the 2 best parts of human and machine together. The Human brain in a cyborg.

Major played by ScarJo is a cyborg police officer heading up the task force to foiling cyber criminals.  There’s things she sort of remembers but does not know what they are, until she meets a previous ‘experiment’ of Hanka and earlier version of what she is. Who enlightens her how to remember. Her ‘Gliches’ are a past memory.

I like the cinematography and damn if you don’t watch this on at least a blu-ray if  you don’t have somethng better like the 3d or 4k screens etc you are missing out! I enjoyed the holograms around what I would perceive as (was it Tokyo?)  the city’s time Square like area.  There were Fish swimming in the street! Instead of Billboards they have giant holograms on top of buildings and just like we are with our own current advertising, these people are just as jadded.

Now I know the movie is likely 75%  CG FX but the guy borg gives me the heebie jeebies its so freakish looking (and I do not use that term lightly)  definately a case for that future’s Frankenstein monster!

As for the movie it does make an impression but I think the Visuals take away from whatever there was of a story. The story which I didn’t see that there was much depth to.

American Assassin


2017        Rated R         1 hour 52 Minutes        Action Thriller

Dylan O’Brien    Michael Keaton     Taylor Kitsch     Sanaa Lathan

So I wanted to see this as 1. It looked worth it and 2. Taylor Kitsch is in it. 3. It seemed as Kitsch was playing the bad guy. i don’t think he has before plus  Dad said it looked good so we both went to see it together and after we would also see IT.

American Assassin is adapted from the Vince Flynn books , which I have not read. I didn’t even know it was an adaptation until after I saw the movie.  The movie is an action/thriller cliche. Grizzled vet to train the new guy, who has a traumatic experience, and has some villain that was once trained by the vet and so on.

The movie opens on that beach you see in the trailer, where Mitch and his girlfriend are at a resort that gets gunned down. How many times did he get shot before he even went down? damn he’s got 9 lives!  Why the hell did they shoot the place up anyway? We then skip 18 months ahead and seems to suffer some PTSD (at least having nightmares of the past) Oh and whoever did the FX make-up on Dylan O’Brien that Mustache is total crap I can see its fake. you didn’t layer it well and the judges from Face off would have your heads for that! I’ve never made one of my own, but from watching face-off… I KNOW I could do better than that looked!

So Mitch Rapp (nice last name considering if he didn’t have the ‘certain set of skills’ he taught himself he would have a pretty long sheet of them)  He’s set on infiltrating terrorist cells and taking them out one by one if he has to.  We also get to travel quite a bit. One thing that gave me a laugh though was when in Rome… speak Polish!?!?!? (I’m half italian and 1/4 polish so that was funny to me especially there were a few polish kids my age in my neighborhood. certainly could tell it was learned there was no accent to it.)

So they (cia or whoever it is)  send Mitch off to Roanoke Virginia where Keaton’ s character ‘Hurley’ trains him in his own personal ‘Fight Club’ And No You don’t want to punch him dude…

You have to like his character with the line

“If we go hand to hand something tells me within 20 seconds you’d know if I got what it takes” 

really the guy’s a cat and I’ve given him the code name Taz cause when he gets punched…your screwed! He doesn’t quit he’s like a robot only if you shock him, he keeps going. There’s also what i call the ‘Ikea’ scene where at first I didn’t know if they were shopping or were in a training exercise. But I picked out the mark right away!

“The Enemy Dresses like a deer and  kills like a lion”

Oh and Keaton makes a strong audition in this to be a voice actor if ever there’s a grumpy cat cartoon (if they use a male voice)  Wow didn’t see that coming.. Kitsch out the window of hotel nice stunt I was a bit amused by it… Think ‘Pole dance’

I guess it’s the 4k but there’s parts that seemed to be 3-d only it’s NOT a 3d movie! (esp a little blood splatter on the camera be not sure if it was practical or CGI  FX  but was cool.

SPOILER- Boat Fight.. I quite enjoyed  and a line towards the end that just as  thought it the agent says it to Keaton who’s all bandaged up.  ‘you look like a mummy’

I would say this is worth seeing at least on a discount day or during Matinee times. (as I saw it… plus at one point I had to go to the bathroom so I missed a part)

It was entertaining, serious but did have a few jokes and as I mentioned the Flagpole (all I could think of was that song Flagpole Sitta and jokes about kitsch doing a pole dance. )

I’ve tried multiple times to watch the New Jason Bourne movie starting at the beginning or middle and even last quarter of it but sadly I just can’t get through it. I doze off, or start getting other things done. I would most definitely  buy a copy of this for my library.

 

B    (better than last Bourne)      Anyway Its worth a watch in the theater or even a buy for your library.

 

Adaptive Misfires  Maybe it’s best to watch if you haven’t read them, considering no one that has read this book or that ever seems to be happy with the movie adaptation. (I’m still really pissed off Peeves was not in the Harry Potter series, not even once)

Here’s the moviebabble  revivew

 

 

 

Life


Rated R     2017   BR  1:43  Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal,  Rebecca Ferguson ,Hiroyuki Sanada

A crew of the international space station discovers a one celled organism in a sample collected from Mars.

The ‘creature’ which starts out looking like I guess a tape worm, starts to show signs of freakish intellect.

Apparently this thing is likely the reason Mars looks like a desert wasteland.

They keep showing a rant in a cute but oppressive harness, looks weird like they are sort of going to take it for a walk but the harness is more like a handcuff. Sadly I think I know what the rat’s fate will be.  The tape worm alien breaks the guys fingers and hand and …well no child or one with a love of animals should see what happens next. Traumatizing.

WEll Reynolds in a sense just got Probbed, (and was so wishing for a deadpool quip for it) each time it grows it looks like something else… now it sort looks like a star fish maybe more like a space squid…and can even camouflage itself (or make itself invisible altogether who knows) .. talk about an invasive species!

Its also like a shark and can smell blood from however far away (I think it was on the other side of the space station) I wasn’t expecting that ending! certainly that was a twist. But when or how did that happen? ‘Trick shots’

It was ok for a watch at least it didn’t take the form of the others like the alien in Dreamcather and I can’t think of the other title, but you get the point.

 

 

Arbor Demon


2016      Kevin J Ryan Fiona Dourif, Jake Busey1:30       Horror Thriller

had no idea this movie existed. I was actually looking to watch IT FOLLOWS on my Steam dor app.

When the movie came on, I see a familiar Face, that of Kevin J Ryan (Maguire on Copper) so I said hey why not watch.

A rocker goes camping with his wife before he goes on tour for six months. They camp out in the territory of an old legend. Not sure about the title as the ‘Arbor demon’ reminds me more of wood nymphs or is it Nyads (spirits of the trees) until they are revealed you think its a werewolf or some bigfoot creature stalking the people in the area.

I was a bit disappointed at the end, though the suspense was pretty good

Arbor Demon info on IMDB

Get Out


from Blumhouse productions   Cast listing   imdb 

Chris is Uneasy about meeting his girlfriend’s parents for the first time and what’s worse, this is not going to just be dinner with the parents, they will be spending a few days there. (Yeah you couldn’t get me to do that! a meal first on neutral ground not having to be a ‘prisoner’ at someone’s house for a weekend.

So my first impression is that its some KKK thing or some other sort of cult.

First bad… Continuity Something FLIES across (and I mean like a bird…I swear there were feathers) the screen in front of the car and is hit by the windshield. Then I hear a deer…WTF?!?!?! Oh yeah as I said it hit the windshield so why then is the passenger side mirror dangling off the car, when it came from the drivers side? Nothing not even what looked like a bird came as far as the passenger side (certainly no further than the center and yes I watched this part twice!) and a headlight is supposed to be broken (but only looks like there’s blood over it to me)

So that’s the beef I’ve got so far with this movie. And not to sound racist but, due to the rules of horror movies you know the black guy won’t be dying first!~

Chris meets the family who has 2 African-American ‘servants’ who are quite peculiar. They seem to be like pod people or something like that, and I’m not sure who Is creepier the groundskeeper or the maid. maybe its not KKK but some sort of slave trade?

I wouldn’t call this horror if that’s what it’s supposed to be but a (psychological) thriller maybe as there is a mystery to it.

Another problem I have with it… its damn freaking predictable I knew the daughter was in on it the whole time even before any tells.

The only reason I think it was a hit was  it turned the old horror rule on its head that the black person has to die first (or by mid movie)

By the end I was bored but honestly you knew Chris would survive.

C

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