I for one am a little tired of the Jurassic Park Franchise since Bryce Dallas Howard was introduced to it. She was bad in Jurassic World, and worse in Fallen Kingdom, June, 2018, some people just should not be put in front a camera, people like Ron Howard for one. It is not the obvious ugly red hair, or lack of hair, it is the lack of acting skills.
But the franchise has lost its glory, mediocre actors, and downplaying the good actors they had/have, such as Ty Simpkins who made Jurassic World a success. Yet most of us like dinosaurs, until that is, we actually realize they are all related to snakes. Or maybe all snakes are related to them.
Unless of course, you are under the false belief that ALL dinosaurs developed into birds and flew away. The problem with these Dinosaur movies is that they are under the assumption that all Dinos lay eggs. I am here to tell you they didn’t. Am I an expert to know such things? Not exactly, but I did raise snakes for several years Until I was swallowed whole, well okay until I got sick 😛 . That is when I found out the truth. You hardly ever hear of snakes giving live birth, just like humans do. The fact is that many snakes give live birth, and the others were all birdlike. Ah-ha now the truth be told.
With all the franchises errors, they have many things right. The worst mistake they have made in my opinion is to have anything to do with the Howard family. Whether you like them or not is up to you, but that is my opinion. The second mistake is having a T-Rex be the hero in all the films. They need new writers. I counted 140 errors in logic, in this movie, but still…
I rate Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 4 out of 5, if Bryce Howard was missing I would have given it a 5.
Tremors a Cold Day In Hell, May 2018 PG-13, With Michael Gross as Burt Gummer, Jamie Kennedy as his full grown son Travis B. Walker. For those of you that have the entire group of movies, you won’t care what I say, but read on anyway.
I think the original movie was the best, however, this ranks second out of all of them. We change from the hot sun to the cold north of Canada. Of course, oversized stomach worms can’t live in Canada. So Burt not believing they can exist there, goes anyway. Gosh is he surprised? As they fly into Canada to reach their destination an Ass-Blaster attacks their single-engine plane.
We know that stomach worms eat a lot, and so do Grabboids. You will have to watch the movie to see why I say that. One of the different things in this movie is that a woman gets eaten first, naw, you don’t see any blood and guts, it is just the fact that anymore the only ones that get eaten are men, and in many cases a boy, you never actually see any movie that shows a boy getting eaten, but you assume they did. We can let them get killed in school because we won’t change the gun laws, but heaven forbid you show it on film.
Their is some blood but it is minor, and not really any guts at all. To me, this movie had more action and adventure than previous films. One of the things the movie brings up without saying it is global warming. The worms were frozen in the ice, until the ice started to thaw. 4 out of 5 from me!
Solo A Star Wars Story, May 2018. Based on the last few Star Wars movies, I almost did not watch this. I am glad I did. Alden Ehrenreich plays Hans, Woody Harrelson plays Beckett, Donald Glover plays Lando. The synopsis says Ron Howard is the director however Howard came into the project in the last three weeks of filming and then did the retakes, so I can’t blame this entirely on him.
Action packed from beginning to end a few deaths but nothing gory. Still the movie leaves a lot to be desired. You cannot have a cutting edge state of the art movie with the previous directors and least of all Ron Howard. Howard is a good director, but he is not cutting edge and lets’ face it a cutting edge movie needs a cutting edge director. Howard is is good at directing low key movies.
Overall I think you will enjoy this movie, just keep in mind it is the lowest grossing film of the Star Wars franchise. I rate this movie 4 out of 5
Mute (February 2018) TV-MA, Alexander Skarsgard (Leo), Paul Rudd (Cactus Bill), with a cast like this you would think this would be a stellar movie, not only because it has science fiction sections it it, however this movie falls flat on its face. A German Amish mute takes on the gangsters in Germany but during his quest to find his love, we have to deal with child molesting doctor, mild gangsters and the final ten minutes. I have to say Violence, some blood, and one semi gore scene. I never experienced a two hour show where I wished I didn’t turn it on. Others have given this a good review, but sorry I cannot do that. 2 stars out of 5, and I am sure others will agree with me, this movie missed the mark.
The Reaping was
released in April of 2017. Hillary Swank is what my attention to this movie. It
did not have great reviews, and most consider it a mediocre movie. Alas, but
not I. I am not a Bible thumper and although some of the stories are believable,
most are made from legends of other cultures.
Still I had to see what everyone disliked about the film.
First off the photography could have been better, but it was above average, the
acting was right on, Hillary Swank was excellent! The directing was pretty
good. So what was it that others didn’t like? Maybe the Priest in the first
seconds of the film, maybe the religious significance didn’t agree with what
they haven’t been taught.
I did not look at the movie from that point of view. I
took out the religious mumbo jumbo and looked at it as it was written, a downright
horror classic, and it is. It kept me on the edge of my chair, I give this
movie 4 out of 5 stars, and I will watch it again.
Krampus Dec 15, 2015, PG-13I, for one, do not understand how the original Christmas story could get so messed up. The original Christmas Story was written and recorded by the Lapp people. The statements, ‘You better watch out’. ‘You better not pout’, ‘You better not cry’ come from that ancient text. When I say ancient, I mean over 4000 years ago when man first started writing. This had nothing do to with the Christian form of St. Nicholas (if you actually read this version of Christmas in its original form you will realize how evil St. Nick actually is.) My point being is that Christmas is not your Coca-Cola modern look at Santa which was made to get you to spend more than you can afford.
Like today, the original story of Christmas was to get children to behave. Well for at least a few days a year. That is before they invented ADHD and Ritalin for kids, both evil things to boot. Kids will always be kids, and except for bullies, those kids should be left alone to grow up normal. Bullies should almost always be stuffed in a chimney permanently, as far as I am concerned. The original Christmas Story did not call Santa – Krampus, that came much later, but it did describe a horned monster that stole and ate children.
Remember, like Santa, Kris Kringle, Krampus, in this case, is just imagination, but I must add, that all myth is based on fact. Krampus or Saint Nick, or Santa Clause are real demons. There I said it.
I love this movie and give it 5 out of 5 stars, and I own it, and Paul and I actually watch it every year. Even though it is not exactly like the original text, I think it is great. It is more realistic than Santa Claus. How other cultures picked up on this and turned Santa into a Good guy and Krampus into a bad guy I have no idea, they are the same person. I can only imagine that adults finally realizing that Santa was a demon decided to make a Good Santa and a bad one so kids would be fooled by the clown Santa that eats their souls, and bodies. I do not suggest watching this with children unless you want them to know the truth.
P.S. Chrismas is a pagan holiday to detract from the Creator of all things.
Barely Lethal (April 2015, PG-13} As usual Hollywood puts adults in the roles of teenagers with this one, however, for the most part, it works, except for the band. This is a fun girly romp where the bad girls want the overaged ‘teen’ bandleader in high school. This is one movie where all the seniors in school look like they graduated from college years ago. However, it is a fun romp into the girly side of life and shows us how deadly girls can become. The girls come from an assassination school and don’t worry boys if you are an orphan ninja, then they will take you too!
An assassin that wants to have at least some sort of semblance of normality has a chance to change her life and takes that chance. But being raised in a killers orphanage and put in a high school environment is not as easy as you might think. After all, the poor girl has no idea how teens act out. This is the funny side of the movie. Unlike some movies where girls fight and die over shoes, this one is about boys. Yes, they will die for the right boy, but really they will kill first for that right boy. imagine that.
I enjoyed this movie and the cast was almost perfect, but the ages of the cast ruined it, as all movies like this do. I give the movie 3 out of 5 stars and it is still worth watching. If you are a girl buy it and watch it a lot, maybe you can learn a few things. If you are a guy, buy it for your girl, she will remember you.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (December 2010, Rated R) Is based on the original story of Santa. The story was created by the Lapp people, known as Sammi to most of the world. Nicholas, Santa Claus as we know him today and Krampus came much later, and I will explain them.
Before I do that I want to point out what is important during the holiday season. Family, giving, and good food are on top of that list. It is a season of love and forgiveness. You do not need a Jesus or a Santa Clause to accomplish that,
Since it is not Jesus’ birthday, the season has nothing to do with him, and surely it has nothing to do with Santa Clause, at least the Santa Clause you have come to know and love – and who scares the hell out of children who know instinctively that something isn’t right.
It was originally called Saturnalia, a twelve day holiday that began with the Romans, that is the Romans we know from Rome (Italy), which became the seat of the Catholic church. Saturnalia was a twelve day holiday where the Romans celebrated the god Saturn. It was a time of joy when the landowners gave out gifts and fed the poor, usually their serfs, but sometimes outsiders and travelers were allowed. Even slaves received gifts during this time and the food was bountiful. The Roman state gave out grain and sometimes meat, usually pork, to the poor. The rich gave out sheep and other tasty animals. Each landowner or “Don” partook in this endeavor. Of course, some were wealthier than others and their gifts showed it. Saturnalia culminated for twelve days ending on what we call now, December 25th. Imagine that. It was not celebrated anywhere but in Roman territories at the time. This is the real basis for the twelve days of Christmas.
When the Catholics with the help of Emperor Constantine took over, they could not get rid of Saturnalia. When they found it was futile, they purposely proclaimed erroneously that December 25th was Christ’s birthday and that was what they were celebrating. The gift giving was taken from the story of the three wise men giving gifts to the Christ child, whether all of that story happened or not. They made up a story to go along with their new holiday, all based on lies talk about paganism! So basically the holiday of Saturnalia still goes on to this day.
So what do Rare Exports have to do with Christmas? Rare Exports is a fiction movie, based on the original Sinter Klaus story which in fact was written by and practiced by the Sammi people. Santa even wears the same clothes as the Sammi people do to this day. That is where the similarities stop. The actual words in translation from that book say: “You better watch out”, “You better not pout”, “You better not cry”, come from that book. Added to that are ten other things you shouldn’t do, you will have to watch the movie to find out, but it is very logical. The original story was made for children to get them to behave for a few days a year or was it?
All stories like this are based on myth. and everyone knows that deep down, all myth is based on some truth. In the story Santa Claus has drones, now called elves, to go out and search the towns for children, according to the book, bad children and no matter what parents think no child is perfect. The children are taken to Sinter Klaus to be eaten. Some are boiled, broiled, baked or eaten alive. I always thought he should eat the bad parents but alas, that would not be as scary I guess.
Nicholas was never canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church and in 1968 he was taken off the Catholic Calendar of observance days. He was demoted for a few reasons. In every town he visited, children would disappear never to be seen again. Secondly, he was becoming more popular than Jesus, which we still witness today. To be fair he is still regarded as a Saint in the Eastern Catholic Church and the Orthodox Catholic Church.
Santa Claus came out of legend and imaginative writers trying to change the original story of Sinter Klaus, and as time went on most countries came up with their own version of Santa, unto this day when children who are afraid of Santa, are led to believe he is real until they reach an age where they can understand it is all based on lies.
I would rather love my parents for buying me special gifts that I want, rather than some fake, regardless of how jolly he is. The Santa we know today came from writers who changed the original story of Santa, and people around the world, when they realised who Santa was, changed it even more. Krampus came about because they did not want to admit that Santa was a bad guy. Actually, Krampus and Santa Claus are the same person.
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. The movie is made by Sammi and Finnish people and has their language and English in it. The few captions do not detract from the film. I love this movie for more than one reason, but mainly because it keeps me grounded because in my humble opinion, we do not need paganism to have Christmas. I rate this movie 5 out of 5 with good reason!
Almost everyone knows of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the rings Trilogy. With very good reason. Personally I do not think in our time any director can outdo what he did. Yet that was hardly his first film. At the age of seven he was given an 8 mm camera and the rest is history. Not so fast.
Of course, the little kid made several short films with his friends. Until someone noticed his full feature film Bad Taste, which won several awards of its own in 1987, and that is where he became famous.
Bad Taste is a horror comedy, and I sat thru the whole thing. Granted it was made a year before I was born, and it really sucks… however it is sic!
Although I didn’t laugh, and overall the idea for the movie was dumb in my opinion, it is one of those films I have to love just for the directing. The acting was okay, the makeup is a whole story on its own. The soundtrack wasn’t perfect compared to today’s standards but it was good. Jackson pays tribute to the Beatles and mentions many movies of his time, like Star Trek. I rate this 2 out of 5, a movie that shouldn’t have been made, yet it was. A good start Peter!