What Still Remains 14 August 2018, If any of you have watched The Walking Dead or seen or read Stephen King’s book The Stand, just combine the two and condense them and you have this run of the mill movie. On the other hand you may enjoy it more than I did.
There are two groups involved here, the bad Christian Cult, and the bad… well I don’t know what to call them. Both are trying to gain followers, and both murder and rape people. Par for the course.
I rate this movie a whopping 2 out of 5 stars and that is pushing the limit, but like I said – you may enjoy it.
The film Deadly Scholars (AKA #Squadgoals) was released on January 16, 2018. It is about a high school reporter who investigates a couple of murders at her school. At the time that it was released it was Unrated.
It was very difficult to find anything positive about this film. I suppose the best I can say is that the acting was decent even though the script was dull and predictable. This was listed as a thriller, but it came across more as a chiller. The actors were, apparently, more used to working on TV channels like Nickelodeon or Disney. The murders were hardly scary or gory. And the other major sin of this film (I can’t even bring myself to call it a movie) was that the “teen” actors were in their mid-20s or older.
I consider it my duty to warn people about wasting their time when it comes to entertainment. This film was a major disappointment and should be avoided at all costs unless you need a sleep remedy. Another clue to watch for is when the producers can’t decide on a title to stick with. I give it 1 star out of 5.
The film Deadly Switch was released on January 15, 2019. It is a thriller about a foreign student Ana (Hayley McLaughlin) who feels threatened by a stalker and is befriended by Monica (Danika Yarosh) who offers to help her get away from the stress at her family’s country home.
The acting was good as well as the director. The major problem with this film is that it is suppose to be a thriller, but it seems as if Disney tried to make a thriller. The plot is predictable and there was no bloody scenes. The musical score, which can sometimes enhance the feeling of the film was a failure when it came to Deadly Switch.
The pacing of the movie and the lackluster musical score were the major flaws of this film. The acting was, as I said, decent but all of these things do not make this movie worth seeing. I give it 2 stars out of 5.
Roma, Nov 2018 This film is in black and white. I watched it to save thousands of people from wasting their time on it. It won several academy awards, which means that I will probably never watch another winner, this movie was just plain bad. Spanish Subtitled
The photography was okay, the acting mediocre, there was no real storyline except for the idea of how poor people deal with rich people. I am sorry, all over the world people deal with this. So what made this film so special? Nothing. Their use on one very short scene in the movie of the kids hugging a nanny was to gain attention.
The film is set in the 1970’s however the clothing was not from that era. The clothing was modern, which leads me to believe they used B&W film to give the effect of older clothes. Honestly, I cannot say enough bad about this movie. Roma refers to Rome Italy, even back in 1970. When I did a translate Roma in Spanish means the same thing. The title has nothing to do with the film. I rate this 1 out of 5 stars, I will not buy it and I will not waste my time watching it again.
This TV-MA movie was released in November, 2018. Savannah is an author who is occasionally plagued by night terrors. When she returns to her family’s cabin with her boyfriend and another couple in order to attend her brother’s graduation, her past seems to haunt her more than before.
All Light Will End is a psychological thriller with a few bloody, but not gory, scenes. That is about the only positive thing I can say that it has going for it. The editing was reminiscent of 1980s slasher movies, the acting and musical score were below average, and the story line could have been stronger. The pacing was too slow to maintain my attention.
I would not bother recommending this film to anyone unless they are fans of B movies. The best that I can give it is 2 stars out of 5.
The British film Outlawed was released on October 2, 2018. The plot revolves around an ex-Special Forces officer (Adam Collins) who finds himself fighting against corruption and drugs in Nottingham, England. There is also a subplot of him protecting a girl (Jessica Norris) who he has known since childhood.
First, let me mention what I found good about the movie. There was plenty of gunfire, blood, and some guts. Collins, the main actor, in real life was a Marine, is a stuntman, and has a black belt in karate. That was very helpful in projecting his character, however he also helped write and direct the movie. The film had too many things going on for the first 20 minutes which were not connected very well and caused the story to drag. Jessica Norris was alright as was Ian Hitchens who was the villain.
Some people may have found the accent a bit incomprehensible; I know I did. Over all, this was not as good as I was hoping. I would not bother to watch this again due to the excessive sex scenes and overuse of foul language. I rate this 2 stars out of 5.
Corbin Nash, April 2018, If you love vampire movies you are sure to like this. The premise is that the original vampires were angels sent from heaven to inherit the earth. At that point they are demons. According to the movie that is exactly what happened. Not sure where the teeth came from.
There is no gore, but there is plenty of blood. Corbin Nash (played by Englishman Dean Jagger) our protagonist is a cop whose parents were murdered at a baseball game. Overall the movie is action packed if you can get over the vampires, and senselessness of it all. I didn’t even know the English played baseball.
The vampires really like street fighting, to tenderize the meat I presume. None of that is shown, so you cannibals are out of luck.
Corey Feldman, who I did not recognize at all, plays Queenie… a part I sure would not have played but I guess money is money to some people. I do have to give kudo’s here, he did it well.
There are a couple of other big name stars in it, you will have to figure which is tho (without looking it up on IMDB!)
Do my best to get over the stupidity of the infamous vampire genre I found it hard to give this movie 3 stars, but i did, just because you guys will rip my throat out and leave me to die if I don’t. 3 out of 5 stars. I will not watch this again nor will I buy the movie. But the title and graphics were cool!
Gone are the Days. March 2018, Directed by Mark Gould, Featuring Lance Hendrickson, Tom Beringer, Danny Trejo, and Steve Railsback. They say this movie is understated but in my opinion they should have saved the film and cameras for something else. I really like westerns, but when I saw this western I was taken aback. Now I don’t need a lot of killing or gore to like a western, but I do not like an hour of watching a drunk taking heroin, and that is what I got out of this movie.
There were some good and cute scenes in it. The sheriff can hear every word two little boys and a girl is saying as they are planning on raiding his cabin/office for information. Another one is when the protagonist decides to burn down a tree and burns his whole farm down. Of course, booze and heroin can do that.
We are talking about a man that is about to die, and he has one last thing he has to do before dying. A sweet premise for a lousy movie. The acting was good, you will see some well-known faces in it. The kids were great, the old men were… Nah. I give this movie a one out of five, I do not want to see drunks for over an hour on a movie screen.
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.
Bitch was released on November 10, 2017 as a made-for-TV movie. It is a dark comedy about a woman whose life comes crumbling down due to her philandering husband and four demanding children. Due to all of the pressures of her family, she has a nervous breakdown and takes on the personality of a vicious dog. The rest of the film shows how this effects her husband and children.
This has a few physical humorous scenes, but for the most part it falls flat. Jason Ritter (son of late actor John Ritter) plays Bill Hart, a man who thinks that the women in his life are there for his own selfish needs. Marianna Palka (she also wrote and produced the film) plays Jill, a woman who is slowly sinking into mental oblivion. Since this is an usual story line, its difficult for me to say how believable the characters are. The child actors were good as well as the actress who played the sister-in-law. I wasn’t too crazy about the sound track which seemed to consists of experimental jazz.
I did watch this movie all the way through although at the point where the husband is left with the kids, I lost interest. The ending was, like the movie, up in the air. I don’t really plan to watch this again. Its like seeing something at a bakery that looks appetizing, but when you try it, you are sorely disappointed. Since there was some foul language, an irritating sound track and a disappointing story line, I can only give this 2 stars out of 5.