Tuesday, May 8, 2018

West Hollywood Motel (2013)

Director: Matt Riddlehoover

Stars: Matt Riddlehoover, Andrew Matarazzo, Amy Kelly, Phil Leirness, Jared Allman

Various lives intersect in and around a West Hollywood motel.

The trailer for this movie lied a bit. The trailer looked as though this could be an interesting movie, but it just was not at all. This movie nothing but dull and boring. I have seen the other movies that Matt Riddlehoover have created. They are just average gay movies. I mean I thought that this movie was going to be at least interesting. Most of the movie was about some4one trying to hook up or they were just jealous of their partner. Do we really have time for another movie like this? He seems to think so.

The movie is filled with several gay men moaning about their partner or lack thereof, so those stories are just bad and boring. The tone of their voices just stayed the same most of the time. The only good story in the entire movies was the one about the woman that all of a sudden grew a penis. That was the best, and he could have done more with that story.

I am just going to say that this movie was nothing but a flop. It is not worth watching at all. There are a bunch of shirtless men all through this movie, but you can find better online. I watched it, so you don't have to.

West Hollywood Motel (2013) Trailer

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mischief Night (2013)

Director: Richard Schenkman

Stars: Ian Bamberg, Noell Coet, Adam C. Edwards

This is the story of a terrifying home invasion the night before Halloween. Young Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.

This movie is more of a home invasion/stalking movie. They made the poor girl blind to try to make the movie more creepy and suspenseful. It worked a little bit. It mainly made you feel really bad for her. Just thinking about being in her place where there is a stranger going to kill you in your house, and you cannot see where they are.

This movie was just a bit dull for me. This storyline has been made so many times that we did not need another movie made this bad. Here is a movie that you just need to skip. It is just not worth wasting your time with. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Mischief Night (2013) Trailer

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

I, Tonya (2017)

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale

In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding's life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she's forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

This movie came out of nowhere. When I first heard about this movie, I literally thought this was going to be a LifeTime movie. I did not understand why anyone would really want to see this movie. I have to say that I was completely wrong. This is such a good movie.

I was really impressed with how well this movie was made. There are several scenes where the characters are taking directly to the audience. That is something that I love in movies. The movie goes through Tonya Harding's life. You find out that she was white trash, but she climbed her way to the top of women's skating. Harding's mother was the best part of the entire movie. This woman needed to be beaten for how she treated her daughter. The sad part of it is that she outshined the entire movie. I wanted to see a movie just about her. Tonya had a hard life most of her life. She just never got the respect that she earned, just because she was poor. That is just how it goes.

The cast for this movie was wonderful. I loved them. Margot Robbie was so good as Tonya. She just looked like her in an odd way. You just believed that it was Tonya portraying herself in a movie. It was that natural to me. Sebastian Stan, who is the Winter Soldier, was her piece of crap ex-husband that loved her and loved to beat her. He was nothing but screwed up. He was the real reason for the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. Allison Janney was the showstopper of the entire movie by playing Tonya's Mother. She was amazing. You wanted to punch this woman for acting the way she did. Brilliant.

This is a great movie. It really is. I was just so impressed by this movie. If you have not seen this movie, then you really need to. It is so well worth watching, a few times. Enjoy.

I, Tonya (2017) Trailer

Blood Shot (2013)

Director: Dietrich Johnston

Stars: Brennan Elliott, Michael Bailey Smith, Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen, Christopher Lambert, Martin Klebba

A notorious Middle Eastern terrorist is plotting a major attack on the U.S. that includes detonating a powerful nuke in the heart of Los Angeles; the only thing standing in his way is an unlikely duo formed by a mysterious vampire and a rogue cop who reluctantly join forces to thwart his gang of motley terrorists before it's too late.

This movie is not really a horror movie at all. It is nothing but a action movie that they threw a vampire in it. Seriously, that is all it is. This movie is a wet dream for any hardcore Highlander fans. The President of the United States and has ordered this hit man vampire to hunt done these Middle Eastern terrorists to kill them. That is what this movie is really about. I was shocked as well. They thought this was a good idea for a movie. They must have needed money or fame really bad.

The cast is what was really interesting. This movie is a wet dream for any hardcore Highlander fans. Christopher Lambert is the President. You were wondering where he went as well. He is stuck doing bad action/horror movies. Brad Dourif will do almost any movie as long as there is a check waiting. He has been in some great movie, then he does stuff like this, sad. Lance Henriksen will just show up to any movie set. He has been in so many movies that it is just ridiculous. The bad part is that a lot of his movies are bad. He does them anyway.

This was just a bad dull movie. They should have just left it a bad action terrorists movie and been done, but no, they just had to throw a vampire into the mix to make it more edgy. I guess. This is one of those movies that I say skip it. It is just not really worth watching. I watch it, so you don't have to.

Blood Shot (2013) Trailer

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

I Am Michael (2015)

Director: Justin Kelly

Stars: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Charlie Carver, Daryl Hannah, Lesley Ann Warren

I AM MICHAEL is the incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze, a high profile gay youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett, where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, social awareness, and sexual exploration, to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his "true self." He explores Buddhism and Mormonism, yet ultimately lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend, Rebekah, and becomes the pastor of his own church. This powerful new film captures one man's haunting journey through modern concepts of love, denial and redemption.

This is a movie about a real man and his journey.

This movie was made well. I mean, there was no problem in following the story or believing the characters. it is the story itself is what I found the problem to be. Michael worked for XY Magazine, and he helped LGBT youth. He was a gay rights activist. He was known in the gay community. He helped so many young gay men understand what they were going through. It seemed that he just turned his back on all of it. He turned his back on himself and all around him. Michael could not separate his own sexuality and his personal belief. He got all of that mixed up, which happens to many people. He just went online to tell the story of his journey on his blog. He told his followers that he was basically wrong for letting himself believe that he was gay, and that there was more to him than that. Which is true, but he just turned his back on all of it, and he wanted others to think about the same. He thought that you change your sexuality, if you really wanted to. He was just so confused in his own head. He really needed someone to help him and guide him. He mainly had person that wanted more from him than to help him. They wanted a relationship or sex with him. He needed more, then maybe his life would have been more clear. He did not learn how you can be gay and follow Jesus Christ. He should have kept all of this to himself.

The cast for the movie was fine. The best part was seeing Daryl Hannah. She is only in the movie for like a minute or two, but you do remember her. James Franco is playing another gay character. It seems like he has played too many gay characters. They could have just gotten a real gay actor to play the part. Unless James has something to tell us. Just saying. Zachary Quinto is better as a villain or Spock in movie. There was just something that did not set well with me to see him in this movie. He was fine in the movie. It was really just the way he looks. I know, eyes rolling.

This was just an average movie. It was mainly that the flow of the movie was too slow, and the story was just not that great to begin with. It was more off putting than anything else. I think it would make several people more angry and upset, than anything else. It is worth watching once, but that is it. This is not a movie that will change anyone's life. I hope not. Watch it, if you must.

I Am Michael (2015) Trailer

The Shape of Water (2017)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret - a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

First of all, this is a very odd story for a movie. The government finds a creature, and they are keeping it to study for war. It is something stupid that the government would have done back then. This poor creature is being torture by this total asshole that only wants to bring pain to all. You'll see.
For some strange reason, this movie received many bad reviews. I cannot understand why. I was not even looking forward to watching this movie, but I did anyway just to see what it was really about. I was really surprised by how well this movie was made. I am a big fan of Guillermo del Toro. His films are brilliant, but his last one or two were not that good to me. So I was worried about this movie. I was so glad that I was proven wrong about this movie.

First of all, there is a wonderful green hue to the entire movie. This hue gave the movie more depth with a true vintage feel. It was like you were watching an older movie. I loved it, and I am not even a fan of the color green. That added color just made the movie so much better to watch. It is if the color put you more at ease. This went along so well with the sets. The sets were beautiful. Even the scenes where everything was military and industrial, those sets were wonderful. They really did capture the look for the time period.

The cast was perfect. Sally Hawkins is one of the most unrated actress out there. She was wonderful in her role. You have complete trust that her character knows what she is doing, even though she cannot speak. Octavia Spencer had a great supporting role, and that is what her character really does in the movie. She is there to speak for her to others. Doug Jones is the Amphibian Man. He also played Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies also made by del Toro. The two characters are very similar, so I understand why there is some dislike for the movie. It is from the people that really liked the Hellboy movies, then they see Abe-like creature in another movie. It still looks really good. The acting from the creature still came through with the help from the actor. You could see the feelings and emotions in his eyes and through body language.

All of this made for a brilliantly made movie. This movie is what really put del Toro on a more national map in the movie world. He really did deserve all of the praise this movie received. This movie is well worth watching. It is a beautifully odd movie. If you have not seen this movie, then you really do need to. This is a great movie. Enjoy.

The Shape of Water (2017) Trailer

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Army of Frankensteins (2013)

Director: Ryan Bellgardt

Stars: Jordan Farris, Christian Bellgardt, John Ferguson

After a failed attempt to propose to his girlfriend, Alan Jones is beaten to within an inch of his life by a street gang and taken to a mysterious lab where Dr. Tanner Finski and his kid genius assistant perform horrible experiments on him hoping to re-animate a Frankenstein. The experiments lead to a hole being ripped in space and time, manifesting an Army of Frankensteins from hundreds of parallel universes and sending them all back to the 19th century, directly into the heart of a bloody battle between the North and South. History will never be the same.

This movie is literally about people going back in time to the Civil War and bringing with an Army of Frankensteins to help fight the South. I was really shocked by what the movie was about. This movie got the greenlight to be made. The idea was brought to people, and they thought this was a great idea for a movie. Are you serious? I know concepts like this have been made before, but that does not mean that it should continue. Those movie really did not do that well, so why would someone think that this movie would be a success.

The look of the Frankenstein monsters were a bad take on the green skin, square flat head with a dark suit. It is a cookie cutter look. They did not even try to make the monsters look different, so they would really stand out. The movie could have stood out more, if the monsters looked different. They would have maybe helped the movie out. The blood and gore in the movie was pretty good. That was the best part in the whole movie.

This movie could not even get the fact from the time period right. The movie was set during the Civil War at a battlefield. There is a black female slave that is helping fight in the battle. First of all, women of any race or color were not allowed to be on the battlefield. Second of all, white men would not have let a black female a rifle to fight. The white men were racist. It did not matter, if they were having sex with the women. All of this made this movie nothing but Science Fiction. It is so far-fetched that it is not even funny, or a good movie to watch, for that matter.

This was a bad movie. It is not worth watching at all. This is one of those movies that you really need to skip. It is not watching even one. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Army of Frankensteins (2013) Trailer

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rubber (2010)

Director: Quentin Dupieux

Stars: Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Wings Hauser

As film spectators watch, a killer car tire comes to life in a desert dump site. Flexing its... rubber... and ready to roll, it soon discovers its telekinetic ability to make small animals and people's heads explode. Lt. Chad hopes to end this movie by fatally poisoning every last spectators, but failing that, the show must go on, and the tire goes on a three-day rampage. With few left alive, a lure is constructed to draw the tire from its motel room, where hopes are to end it and this movie once and for all.

What in the hell was this movie. This movie is about a killer tire. It is moves around town and blows people's heads up. It has the power to just blow a person's head up. It is a first for me. There are many people off in the distance watching this tire move around in the desert. There was not much dialogue in this movie at all, especially in the beginning of the movie. The really odd part about the movie is that so many people recommended this move to me. They know that I like odd movie, so they thought that is would be something that I would like.

I know this movie was made in hopes of becoming an odd cult movie that groups of people come together to watch. The movie has it written all over it. It is just way too obvious. There are tons of people that like this movie, and I see why they do. This is a movie about a serial killer tire that roams around blowing up people's heads. I get it. The audience is mainly younger wannabe indie kids, looking for movies that are out of the ordinary. This is one of those movies. It is made well and watchable.

I liked this movie, but it is not a movie that I would want to watch over and over again. It is not something that I would want to watch again. Once was enough. Watch this movie and see what you think of it. Enjoy.

Rubber (2010) Trailer

Monday, April 9, 2018

Handsome Devil (2016)

Director: John Butler

Stars: Fionn O'Shea, Ardal O'Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Moe Dunford, Nicholas Galitzine

Two underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school eventually and unexpectedly bond, one a social outcast, the other a star rugby player. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys' friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay.

Here is another high school teenage coming out story. I know these movies are a dime a dozen. This one just takes place at a private boys school, so there are not any young girls running around trying to get with these two guys. You do not have to deal with that type of stupidity in this movie, but there are those jock assholes that are still in this movie. They are the ones that make the boy's life hell.

The production of the movie was well done. The acting was solid. It was not the best at all. The main two characters, Conner and Ned, are pretty cute guys. The whole cast would be ideal for dirty old men to watch. That will probably be most6 of the audience with be.

This is not a bad movie it just has been made over and over again. It is worth watching at least once. A younger audience would like this movie more than any other. I just could not see an older man being able to relate to this movie, unless they had not come out of the closet yet. That would be the only reason that I could think of. Give this movie a chance. you just may really like it. Enjoy.

Handsome Devil (2016) Trailer

Friday, March 30, 2018

Justice League (2017)

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, J.K. Simmons

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

This movie was one that comic book and superhero fans have been waiting for. Here you have the main stars of DC Comics to fight side by side to save the world. The one main concern about the movie was the fact of how much time will each of the characters be in the movie. How is it decided on which one or more of the characters are going to get the most screen time in the movie? Either way, each one of these characters may find themselves fighting for their screen time. This could be a problem.

The movie was good, but not great, like I wanted it to be. Don't get me wrong. I really liked the movie. I'm a big fan of most of the DC characters. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash are the ones in this movie. I love the characters from back in the day, for the most part. Cyborg was not really well known back in the day, so I just was not familiar with him at all. I was just not a fan of his at all. After seeing the character in the movie, the character seemed better to me, but it is still not as great as the other characters in the movie. The history is just not there for me. Now the biggest problem that I have is with Aquaman in the movie. Why did they make him all built, tattooed with long hair and beard. He is way too brotastic and trendy that it is just too much to take. Were they just trying to get women to watch this movie? It seems that way. I would rather see the 70's Super Friends in the movie, than the ones here today. They just looked cooler to me.

The movie, itself, is pretty good. It still needed some work. There was just too much going on in the movie to really sell the story. The movie might have needed to be about double in length. You are bring together all of these characters for one movie, when their individual movies have not come out yet. There are three characters that their movie still has not yet been released. They are on their way, but the hard core fans will known the back story of all of the characters. That is what they do. The rest of the population may not really know much about the other characters, so they would need to watch those movies to be able to have the full knowledge and experience for themselves.

The special effects for the movie were great. There was a lot of them, I know. I think one could say that every single scene had some sort of special effects added to it. They looked great. I'm not complaining about it at all. All of the battles were organized to the T. The effects in the movie brought this movie to life. The acting was really good for what it was. This was an action movie dealing with superheroes, so the acting was not what you are looking for in a movie like this. This is a movie worth watching though. If you were feeling like this could be one movie to skip, you should not. At least watch this movie once. It is well worth your time. Enjoy.
Justice League (2017)Trailer

Monday, March 19, 2018

Milk (2008)

Director: Gus Van Sant

Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, James Franco, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross

In 1972, Harvey Milk and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White kills Milk in cold blood.

This movie is a biopic of a gay man in San Francisco that beat the odds and he ran for public office and won. Harvey Milk was the first gay man to be elected into public office in the 70's. This was a really big deal. Gay people were looked down on by society. It was long overdue for big Hollywood to make a movie about a well known public gay figure. Gay people have been ignored for way too long in Hollywood, even though most of Hollywood is run by gay people.

The movie itself is almost like going back into time. The hair and wardrobe in the movie places the audience back in the 70's. All of the set decorating keeps you in the 70's.

The cast for the movie was great, for the most part. Sean Penn was wonderful in the role. I was really surprised that he was going to be the one to play the part, but I knew that he would be the best at it. He is one of the best actors in Hollywood. Josh Brolin looks like he just step out of a time machine. He looks great as Dan White. The rest of the cast was great. This movie was really an ensemble of a cast. It took all of these faces and voices to make this movie come to life.

This is a really good movie that was oddly not ignored by the Academy. One would think that it would be, since it was a gay movie. This is one of those movies that really does not need to be missed, especial if you are gay. You need to know the history of the gay movement. Enjoy.

Milk (2008) Trailer