Sunday, October 13, 2019

In the Tall Grass (Netflix Movie) 2019 1 out of 10

In the Tall Grass  (Netflix Movie)  2019  1 out of 10

Instead of reviewing this film I'll just post my thoughts while watching it that I posted on the Facebook page.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Jupiter Ascending 2015 5 out of 10

Jupiter Ascending 2015  5 out of 10

Jupiter Ascending was a big budget jumbled mess.  With a budget of almost 176 Million dollars you can see the money on the screen, but it feels like it was without purpose.  There are some decent action sequences and amazing visual effects- but as a movie it just really didn’t know what it wanted to be.  The story was just underwhelming and at times felt like an after thought to the action sequences.  Instead of reviewing it I just have a list of observations or questions about the film.

11.     Why give Channing Tatum’s character Spock ears?  He is supposedly part Wolf but looks like a Vulcan and then at the very end of the film has wings……. What???  I'm so confused by the choices they made with this character.

  2.     The film seemed like it had potential early with a cool action sequence of some hired bounty hunters battling to try and capture Mila Kunis’s character.  At this point it felt like the movie could be a pleasant surprise………Then it started to fall of the rails.

   3.    Eddie Redmayne as the main villains was awful choice.  That character was laughable. The way the character was played was over the top and I was completed unimpressed.

   4.  Sean Bean is great in everything.   Even in a bad movie Sean Bean stands out as a great actor.  I wish he had been the main character instead of a supporting character.

    5.   At first Channing Tatum’s characters rocket jet shoes seemed interesting…… by the end of the film it become annoying as it was overused and just looked like he was rollerblading.  What is this Starlight Express.

    6.  The movie really didn’t seem to know what it wanted to be.   The biggest example of this is in the middle of the film when Mila Kunis’s character goes to get recognized for her royal lineage and ends up in five-minute comedy bit about having to go to 10 different departments to get approvals and forms filled out.   This seemed like something out of a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and didn’t fit with the tone of the rest of the film.   It just feels like there was no clear vision for what exactly the movie was or what tone the film should have.

   7.   The villains were basically three spoiled brats that have lived for many generations.  All three just felt super cheesy to me.  Mila Kunis’s character basically visits all 3 of them during the film.  They all want her inheritance.   One tries to marry her and then kill her.   Another kidnaps her family to get her to sign it over.   Channing Tatum’s Sky roller blader saves her each time.  One-man vs entire spaceships and guards.   At the end she defeats Eddie Redmayne’s super cheesy villain, but the others are almost completely forgotten at the end to the story.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time Trap 2017 7 out of 10 (Time Travel Movie # 14) (Spoilers)

Time Trap 2017  7 out of 10

(Spoiler Warning)  I don't think I could talk about this without spoiling the concept.    It is best to go in cold and not read this.
When their professor goes missing in a cave some of his students and their younger siblings go looking for hims and end up finding something unexpected in the cave.   

The concept of this low budget film is what makes it good.  Basically they find out that time inside the cave moves a lot slower than time outside the cave.  It is like it is in its own time bubble.  Years pass by outside the cave when only seconds happen in the cave.  This allows for encounters with others in the cave from both the distant past and distant future.   How this is revealed is done well and the film does a pretty good job of making the concept as interesting and mysterious as possible.  The ending of the movie is unexpected and made me want to know more.

I'm a sucker for any movie that is Time Travel or Time Loop related.  What I liked about this the most is that it felt like a fresh new approach to this type of film.   I'd definitely recommend Time Trap.

2036 Origin Unkown 2018 1 out of 10

2036 Origin Unkown   2018 1 out of 10

Katee Sackoff stars in 20136  Origin Unknown a sci-fi film about watching paint dry in space.  I'd review this film if there was anything worth reviewing,  but that would just waste additional time on top of the time I wasted watching it.  A terrible 2001 rip-off.  The entire movie is basically Katee Sackoff sitting in a room talking to a computer.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


In our most recent Podcast we dig into the 1992 film Captain Ron

It’s been multiple podcasts in the making and it was well worth it.  This was one of the movies that I had rated as a 0/10.  Did a re-watch change my rating.   Listen in on our lively discussion on this and more 

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The Girl on a Train 2016 8+ out of 10

The Girl on a Train 2016  8+ out of 10

The Girl on a Train is slow to get going, but makes it's way down the track to a satisfying end.  It reminded me a little bit of Presume Innocent with Harrison Ford.  The story follows Rachel Watson (played by Emily Blunt) as she takes her daily train ride into New York.  She is obsessed with the life of a what appears to be a happy couple that she sees from the train everyday until one day when she sees the girls kissing someone else on the balcony.  The girl whose life she dreams about turns up missing that same night and Rachel suffers from missing time from her drinking problem. Is she responsible or is it someone else.  Without giving away the rest of the story an interesting mystery unfolds following the girl's disappearance.   
Like I mentioned above this film felt in tone very much like Presumed Innocent which I loved. The film does a decent of job of keeping you guessing throughout. I thought the mystery was satisfying and the acting was solid.  Definitely worth a watch if you like murder mysteries.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

SUPER FANTASTIC TERRIFIC SHOW # 38 – Stranger Things Season 3 and more

Our latest Podcast is now online.  In this episode we discuss what we liked and didn’t like about Stranger Things Season 3.  
This week with have a special guest which made for a spirited discussion.  Join us as we go into the mall and the underground secret Russian base.