Thursday, June 22, 2017

Paranormal Movie (2013)

Director: Kevin P. Farley

Stars: Kevin P. Farley, Carly Craig, Nicky Whelan, Eric Roberts, William Katt, Tom Sizemore, Jake Busey

A man, long haunted by the paranormal, captures on camera the horror and hilarity he and his beautiful girlfriend encounter after moving into a new home.

Here is another parody movie off the Paranormal Activity movie series. There has been a ridiculous amount of them since the movie has come out. Some of those parodies have been ok, for the most part, but then you have those movies that are way too desperate to make movie off of something that they are not. Like this movie was really looking to make some money making light of a hit movie. I will give them at least that. They tried to make some money.

The movie itself was not great at all, but there were some funny moments in the movie. I was really surprised that I laugh a couple of times during the movie. It is a cheesy movie with all of the same sexist and low brow humor that you would except from any movie like this.

The best part of the movie was that William Katt was in it playing himself. He is living in this man's basement, and he has turned into a nut job. I was so glad to see him in a movie. Katt was in some of my favorite movies growing up. Now saying that, Eric Roberts will show up to the opening of an envelope. He is not picky at all to what movie he will do. He will take almost any part. It is sad.

This is not a good movie. Only watch this movie, if there is not even a rerun that you want to watch again is on. This is a movie that I would skip. It is just not worth watching at all. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Paranormal Movie (2013) Trailer

Children of the Corn (1984)

Director: Fritz Kiersch

Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, John Philbin

As physician Burt Stanton and his girlfriend, Vicky, drive across the Midwest to his new job, their trip comes to a sudden halt when they encounter the body of a murdered boy in the road. In trying to contact the authorities, Burt and Vicky wander into a small town populated only by children, followers of sinister young preacher Isaac Chroner. Soon the couple is fleeing the youthful fanatics, who want to sacrifice them to their demonic deity.

This is one of the best horror movies from the 80's. It is on most people's top 80's horror movie list. I've looked, or it should be. Anyway, I love this movie, because it was just so out there when it came out. It is not scary at all, but the idea of the movie is great. You have these kids that killed all of their parents and any other over the age of 18 that they see.

These kids started a cult, and they worship the blue man in the cornfield that is just the skeletal remains of a cop that that killed. There is also something that lives in the ground under the cornfield. These are some really messed up and twisted kids to just up and kill all of the adults. One of the kids told them to do it, so that where it all comes from. Because kids are so good and intelligent, and they make the best decisions. This movie is proof that kids are not responsible and they believe what other children tell them, whether it's true or not.

The cast was great for this movie. Peter Horton was that hot young sexy actor from the 80's that after this movie he was in a lot of TV shows. Linda Hamilton had not hit big yet, but it was this movie that help launch her career to be hired for T2. Courtney Gains will always be known for playing Malachai. He will never be able to live that role down. The rest of the cast was great as well.

This is not a scary movie or a blood and gore movie at all. It is just one of those movies that you could see really happening in a small isolated town in the middle of nowhere. It would just take some stupid kids to make it happen. Most kids do not like to stand alone, so there you go. Adults killed by their own children.

This is one of those movies that you would probably watch, if you ran by it on cable or something. It is a great cheesy horror movie. this is one that I think people should add to their private collection. It is well worth it. Enjoy.

Children of the Corn (1984) Trailer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

India Blues: Eight Feelings (2013)

Director: George Markakis

Stars: Christoph Forny, Yiannis Kolios

INDIA BLUES is an edgy, bold and passionate love story between two young men who are sometimes afraid to love each other.

This a beautifully made movie. These two men have an intense passionate love for one another, but for some reason, they just cannot get it together. Through exploring their experiences and the trivial or important moments in their relationship in real time like their first kiss, their first sexual encounter, their awkward silences, their last hug. We are submerged in their universe of love and the feelings that come with it. The feelings the characters experience are not presented to us in sequence, but in the "wrong" order - Pain, Lust, Happiness, Jealousy, Attraction, Peacefulness, Love and Anger, function as eight segments-chapters in the coming together and the tearing apart of two very different people. The intensity of the two characters' feelings, which is high lightened even more by the fact.

The mood for the movie was sad, intense and very sexual. There were scenes that are sad and super hot at the same time. The sex between these two men is so wonderful and sad at the same time. These men are over and looking back at their relationship. The rooms alone show the emptiness that both of them are feeling.

This is a movie that you do have to read into, but once you get involved the sad story really comes to life. There are several nude scenes in this movie, so if that bothers you then do not watch it. There is even a scene where one of the characters has an erection and is masturbating. It is not a quick scene. It is a long shot for what is happening.

I liked the movie. It was interesting movie and beautifully shot. Most of the movie is white which makes the nudity and sex seem more pure. I think this is a movie that needs to be watched. It is a foreign movie. That should not stop you at all. Enjoy.

India Blues: Eight Feelings (2013) Trailer

Jack and Jill (2011)

Director: Dennis Dugan

Stars: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, David Spade, Nick Swardson, Tim Meadows, Norm MacDonald, Dana Carvey

Jack Sadelstein is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down.

This movie has lots of bad reviews. They say that the older Sandler gets the worse his movies are. I do not really get that though. I was not that big of a fan of his early movies. It seemed like they were for teenagers and college males. It was mainly low brow humor. Now since he has children of his own, he acts like more of an adult, and you can see it in his movies. The humor is more adult and smarter. I hate to say it, but it is more family friendly.

The cast was a pick of Sandler's best friend's list. Sandler was great in the movie playing both parts. The crazy part was how good and a bit normal he looked as a woman. He could have a sister like that. I mean it looked like a real person. Katie Holmes was about average in the movie. I mean she just blended along with the rest of the cast. I did not understand at all why in the hell Al Pacino was in the movie playing himself. It just did not fit at all. It seemed like for that section of the movie, they were just drawing straws to make a complete story.

I thought this movie was pretty funny. There were some parts that were a little too slap sticky for me, but it was not bad enough that it kills the movie. I thought this movie was better than others said it was. I mean it is a more family comedy, so what do you really expect. Give it a chance at least once. Enjoy.

Jack and Jill (2011) Trailer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stake Land (2010)

Director: Jim Mickle

Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis

Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

This is basically a night road movie with vampires. There are some parts that play out that it could have been missing sections of the movie Near Dark. It's a dirty vampire hunter movie, and I do not mean filled with nudity. I mean the people are physically dirty. They all need a bath.

I hate to say it, but this movie is not a good vampire or vampire hunter movie. It watches like a mixture of the Walking Dead cast with vampires thrown in just for the hell of it. The movie is really only exciting when vampires show up. The rest of the movie is just dull conversation that we could all do without.

I just want people to make their own opinion of this movie. I was not that big of a fan of the movie, but I know that there will be a lot of people that will like or love this movie. I was not one of them. It is just my opinion. Enjoy.

Stake Land (2010) Trailer

Saturday Night at the Baths (1975)

Director: David Buckley

Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Ellen Sheppard, Don Scotti

A musician from Montana finds work and other things at The Continental Baths in New York City, 1974.

This movie would have been a better gay porn. All they would have had to do is add a few sex scenes it. The movie even plays out at times like a gay porn from the 70's. The movie is filled with bad music from the 70's with walking scenes. There is nudity in the movie, male and female. The story is simple and honest. It was a time when a lot of men were become more comfortable with their sexuality. The 70's was about sex, desires and exploration. It would just make since that there were movies about that in the theaters.

In the 70's, gay movies were only shown in mainly in large cities that already had a gay population.  These movies were really hard to come by to see for yourself. They should have shown these movie in bathhouses or adult theaters. That was the audience that this movie needed.

This movie is about a man slowing coming to terms with his sexuality in New York City when he takes a job playing piano in a bath house. He ends up being way too feeling with a coworkers, and his lady friend is okay with all of it. She is really stupid.

This would be a good movie to how it was to be a gay male in the 70's in a big city, but for movie entertainment it is not that good now days. If you are studying or researching gay film, then you should really watch it. Enjoy.

Saturday Night at the Baths (1975)
Saturday Night at the Baths (1975) Full Movie

Moonwalker (1988)

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers

Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon

A movie that starts out with the "Man in the Mirror" music video, it then changes to a montage of video clips of Michael's career. Next comes a parody of his Bad video by children, and then Michael is chased by fans in a fantasy sequence. 2 more videos are shown, and then a movie in which Michael plays a hero with magical powers. In it he is chased by drug dealer Mr. Big and saves three children. Videos included in the movie are "Smooth Criminal" and "Come Together".

This whole "movie" is mainly just a couple of Michael Jackson's music videos pieced together with newer material to make it all seem like a type of a movie. The beginning and the music videos are the best part of the entire movie. The movie sections that they made for it were just decent. That was kind of bad. I know his loved kids, but those kids needed to go away. They sucked, and those segments sucked.

The best part of the movie was the beginning. So much of the footage I remember watching on television when I was a kid. Each segment was a flashback from my childhood. I loved the Jackson 5, and his early solo albums. It was great to see all of the old footage.

This movie is well worth watching at least once. I do not think it is a movie to own, but if you are a hardcore Michael Jackson fan you will want to own a copy. Enjoy.

Moonwalker (1988) Trailer

Monday, June 19, 2017

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, Clark Duke, Steven Mackintosh

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist, only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r.

Was there really a need for this movie at all. It was so much like the first movie that you could almost just watch the first movie over again. I will admit that I was not a fan of the first movie at all, just look for my review of it. It is a movie for severe nerds and teenagers. I am a geek, and I am saying this. That has to tell you something.

The cast for the movie was the same, except for a few new minors actors. I mean I would not even call them characters, since they were in the movie for a second. Aaron Taylor-Johnson was still beefy and cute in the movie. If his hair was short and neat, then he would have been so out of place in this movie. That trendy messy curly hair kept him looking like a teenagers. Christopher Mintz-Plasse needs to just go away. I would thrown his career in the river. He is one of the worst actors out there. I do not know why he was put into movies at all. He is one of those guys that acts the same no matter their role. He must give "something" good to able to be in movies. Then there is my favorite to hate, Chloë Grace Moretz. I will have to say she is getting a bit better, but for this movie she was just the same as she always was in movies, lame and annoying.

The only really good part of the movie is the action in it. There are some really good fight scenes in this movie. That is sad. That is all I can really say about it. I know there will be a lot of people that will disagree with me, and that is fine. I understand, I am not a teenager anymore. Enjoy.

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Trailer

Scream (1996)

Director: Wes Craven

Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew 
Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber, Linda Blair, Wes Craven, Henry Winkler

The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody.

When this movie came out, people were talking all about it. I did not hear anything bad about this movie at all. Friends of mine were singing this movies' praise. So going into it, the movie was hyped up more than you could imagine. People call it the best slasher movie. I would not go that far at all. 
There are some awesome slasher movies made before this one.

This movie was filled with a great story that kept you guessing throughout the whole time. You were never really sure who was killing everybody. As soon you think you have it figured out, then something happens to change your mind. The movie was great for keeping you guessing. This was also the start of the horror movie survival guide talk about in the movie itself. That was pretty interesting to talk about in a horror, but it started too much of a trend that has been done in too many other movies.

The killings were a lot of the same. It was almost all done with a knife and not much more. I just wanted more crazy killings than anything else, but sadly it was a  lot of the same thing. There was a lot of blood in the movie, but the gore was down to a minimal.

The cast was the popular and up and coming young actors in the business. There are not the best actors, because outside of these movies, they did not go that far at all.

I like this movie, but it is not the best slasher or horror movie out there. It is not even close. Popularity does not equal good. I wish people would get that. They will never understand that concept. If for some reason you have never seen this movie, then go do it. It's time. Enjoy.

Scream (1996)

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Director: James Nguyen

Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren

A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back and try to survive the Birdemic.

What in the hell is this? This is one of the worst movies that I have ever sat through. This movie was pure torture to watch. I just do not know why they spent the money to make this movie, knowing that they did not have the funds to make a decent movie. They made this movie any way.

The acting in this movie is nothing more than a bad joke. You wish that they could have read off of poster board better, but most of the lines were monotone or just terrible delivered. I have seen better acting in a crappy grade school play. It was just horrible.

The worst part of the entire movie was the "birds" that were attacking the people. I think that Duck Hunt looked more realistic than whatever the hell these birds were. They are the special effects that I have seen in a movie. Those birds only moved their wings and no other part of them. The birds just moved back and forth on the screen. It just looked so bad. I think it would have been better if they would have used stickers instead of those crappy computer birds.

This is one of the worst movies that I have seen. It was just unbelievable how bad this movie really is. It is not worth watching at all. It is not even so bad its good. This movie just needs to be skipped. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) Trailer

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Zodiac (2007)

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Chloë Sevigny, John Carroll Lynch

In the late 1960s and 1970s, fear grips the city of San Francisco as a serial killer called Zodiac stalks its residents. Investigators and reporters become obsessed with learning the killer's identity and bringing him to justice. Meanwhile, Zodiac claims victim after victim and taunts the authorities with cryptic messages, ciphers and menacing phone calls.

This is the story of the Zodiac killer that hunted for people in the San Francisco Bay area, and he was never caught. He taught the police and the newspapers about his killings in code, but no one was ever close to catching him. In the movie they think that they know who did it, but the reality of the story is that the man in the movie that they thought did it was later cleared. No one knows who murdered those people.

The look of this movie was a bit dark and intense because of the subject matter. The entire story is one sided, since we only have the stories from the journalist and the police that were in the case, as well as the murder victims themselves. The killer was never caught, so we do not get to see into his mind and understand what was going on in his mind. That alone would be a whole another part of the story that we all would love to know about.

The cast for the movie was really good. They all did a great job in the movie. I mean, I do not think that one did better than any other. They were all about equal. The only real problem with the movie was that it was pretty slow in pace. It is a movie that you really have to keep up with. It is an interesting movie, but most of the movie is a lot of dialogue which turns many people away. I know.

This is a movie for crime buffs. Those of us that love a good crime story. The sad part about this movie is that no one knows how it ends at all. They is just that big question mark at the end. This movie is well worth watching, but you really have to stay in there. It can be a bit dull at times. Enjoy.

Zodiac (2007) Trailer

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lights Out (2016)

Director: David F. Sandberg

Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia

When Rebecca left home, she thought that her childhood fears were behind her. As a young girl growing up, she was never really sure of what was real when the lights went out at night. Now, her little brother Martin is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that jeopardized her safety and sanity. Holding a mysterious attachment to their mother, a supernatural entity has returned with a vengeance to torment the entire family.

This movie gets into all of those childhood nightmares of something in the closet, under the best or hiding in a dark corner of the room. I know that there are some of you out there that still to this day have those thoughts run through your head right as you go to bed as an adult. I think it is normal feeling and though to have at night at any age. You never know what is in the darkness. This movie will bring some of that out in you.

If you have a real fear of ghosts, then this movie just might scare you. I was not scared at all, but there were a few scenes that just did not sit well with me at all. Those scenes creeped me out. There is so much darkness in the movie that in almost every scene there is a dark shadow. Most of the scares are jump scares which get me a lot of the times.

I'm not going to give away the real story at all, cause that is not fare, and you know that I don't do that. This movie well worth seeing at least once. I do recommend watching this movie. It is not scary, well it was not to me. Enjoy.

Lights Out (2016) Trailer