Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

Director: Matthew Spradlin

Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Ben Browder, Jeffrey Schmidt, Judd Nelson

Six prep school kids from Crestview Academy, home to the spoiled offspring of society's elite, find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their eight hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. As each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns.

This movie is based on the graphic novel with the same name. This was not really a good movie at all. You have six rich kids dying one by one. Well, that is the one good thing about the movie. All of the problems that they bitch about in the movie are problems of rich teenagers. Boring. The library that they are in is suppose to be haunted, and they do a terrible job of that. The gore in the movie is good, but that is really all.

This is a movie for those fake teenagers out there. You know the ones, that are so misunderstood and angry. Get in the back of the line. This is a bad rich kids Breakfast Club. They even got Judd Nelson to play a part. Lame. If you must watch this movie, then do it. I warned you. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012) Trailer

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Director: Alan Taylor

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith

When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

I know this movie is being seen and talked about as a remake or a reboot. I just think they did the prequel and the sequel at the same time. It is like they almost took all of the stories and added them into the same movie. It still make for an interesting entertaining movie. I did not see a problem with the movie at all.

I'm not going to sit and pick apart every single detail of this entire movie. It would just take too long to do that. This movie moves pretty fast, and the beginning starts off in the future, then go in the past. It gets a bit confusing at times. There are just too many terminators at one time, but it is really cool.

This movie really got mixed reviews, but it was really good and entertaining. The movie did what it was suppose to do. If you were like me and had no interest at all in watching this movie, then think again. I was told to watch it by a good friend. I was happily surprised that I liked it. Give it a shot. Enjoy.

Terminator Genisys (2015) Trailer

Home for the Holidays (1995)

Director: Jodie Foster

Stars: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr., Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes, Austin Pendleton, David Strathairn

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.

This is the best and most realistic Thanksgiving movie out there. It is probably the only one also. The movie was really unrated. It is a movie that I have shown to so many people, and every single time, they love the movie.

This was Jodie Foster's directorial debut. She nailed it. This movie was so well made with an incredible cast. There were a from lines that were a bit too much, and those were spoken by Robert Downey Jr. The lines were just too much and they did not fit well in the movie. That is the only real criticism on the movie.

I was not a fan of Robert Downey Jr. at all at this time, but he was good in the movie, not great. The best actors in the movie were Charles Durning and Anne Bancroft. They were wonderfully funny in every one of their scenes. They were the highlight of the movie.

If you have not seen this movie, then you need to find a copy and watch it. I really do think that you will love it as much as I do. If you come from a dysfunctional family, you will understand the whole movie, and be able to relate to it. Enjoy.

Home for the Holidays (1995) Trailer

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Director: Sam Raimi

Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi

Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Here it is almost 75 years later and we get a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. For the first movie, we learn a little bit on how it all happened. They just left out some of the other details. Now years later, Hollywood thinks that they can tell us how it all started. They did a great job. When you start watching the movie, you feel yourself being taking on a journey to another world beyond your imagination. It is close to how it felt when watching The Wizard of Oz for the first time.

The look of this movie is amazing. The colors are incredibly brilliant and vivid. The colors just pop off the screen which in turn makes the characters do the same. The acting in this movie is not the best, but you really are not watching this movie for the acting and depth. The movies was made to take the viewer somewhere else. Like they were a kid again. You start to join this magical world where all of these things exist, except there were no magic shoes. I did want to see those.

This movie was so much better than I thought it was going to be. I was not expecting much at all, but I was really surprised by it. I think you should give this movie a watch, if you haven't yet. Enjoy.

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Trailer

Vacation (2015)

Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Chris Hemsworth, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Charlie Day, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons. The family drives cross county to bound with one another. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.

This was not a bad movie at all. It was funny, but it was not as good as the first one. I just do not understand why they are even bothering with making these movies. It is a forgettable movie. Some of the jokes in it are a bit too much for most audiences. It can get a bit raunchy at times. They are doing just for the sake of trying to push the boundaries, and to make some actors seem funny when they are not. There are some of the same jokes and gags that were in the original movie. You would think that they would try and stay away from that, but they just kind of keep on with some of the same scenarios.

The writing for the story was way too far-fetched. Why in the world would a son grow up to become his idiot father that never did listen to what anyone said and never take advice from someone that was trying to help him? Who in the hell would marry a man like that. After the first twenty minutes of the movie I would have divorced him. The youngest son needed his ass whipped by his parents. that kid was just annoying, and he made his older brother whine even more which was still even more annoying.

The cast was pretty good. I love Christina Applegate. She is just not used enough, since she has gotten older and is that that much of a sex symbol any more. She is really funny. Chris Hemsworth and his fake member stole the show. I bet he wishes it was real. Regina Hall is great in all she does. Even if the movie is bad, she makes it better. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo made it in there toward the end, which made for a nice surprise. Keegan-Michael Key is not funny. Why in the hell is he popping up in so many movies? I just don't get it. They could have gotten someone better than Ed Helms to play the lead. He ruins every movie that he is in. He is always just stupid or annoying in his roles.

The movie is worth watching and maybe rewatching. I'm sure there were reasons that you stayed away from this movie, but I think you should give it a chance. Enjoy.

Vacation (2015) Trailer

Monday, November 23, 2015

Get Hard (2015)

Director: Etan Cohen

Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, T.I., John Mayer

Darnell is a family man desperate to get enough money to buy a house in a better area to benefit his family's well-being. He is hired by James, a wimpy stock trader who is about to go to prison for 10 years, to prepare him for life behind bars. The catch is that James thinks Darnell is an ex-con, not because Darnell told him that, but because James just assumed because he is black.

This is another one of those "aren't uppity white people stupid" movies. There are just too many of these, and the story is so much the same. I cannot stand watching these movies. They are not really funny. It is mostly slap stick humor which doesn't work for most audiences. If you put big names in it though, they will come running. I just don't understand. It makes Americans look like they will watch anything, and in some cases that is true.

I thought Will Ferrell had disappeared by now, but he is making a comeback. Kevin Hart just needs to go away. He is the same in every single movie that he is in. He is not funny. He is just overrated.

There is no way I would watch this movie again. I did not want to watch it in the first place, but it was newer and it needed to be done. Skip this movie altogether. D not waste your time. I watched it, so you don't have to.

Get Hard (2015) Trailer

World War Z (2013)

Director: Marc Forster

Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Matthew Fox

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

This is a review of the movie and not the novel. Let's just separate that. This movie came out after the whole zombie trend was slowing down. By this time you just had too many different types of zombie movies to pick from, but this one was a bit different. This movie had a huge budget. This was not some low budget B-movie. This movie had Brad Pitt as the star of it.

The story for this movie is so much like all of the other zombie movies that it is not even funny. It seemed like the movie was made up of several other zombie movies and then slammed together, but this movie came from a graphic novel. This movie just had the money that the others did not.

The special effects was pretty cool for this movie. When you see a mass of zombies working together to make a wall or a peak to get to the still living people looked great. The make-up for the zombies was really done well.

I liked this movie, but it did start to got a bit slow as the movie went on. I think this movie worth a watch, but I would not really want to rewatch it. It was just kind of there, if you know what I mean. Enjoy. 

World War Z (2013) Trailer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sleepaway Camp II Unhappy Campers (1988)

Director: Michael A. Simpson

Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Brian Patrick Clarke

Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. She has an old fashioned approach as to how camp should be, and an old familiar deadly way of making sure that those who don't follow her rules don't get to come back next summer.

Here we go with the sequel to the funny but weird Sleepaway Camp movie. This is not a serious horror movie at all. This movie makes light of what the too calm Angela is doing to the campers. If they break the rules, she kills them and says that they had to be sent home for bad behavior. Now, that is a way to help run a camp, just kill the "bad ones". They just bullied other people, drank, did drugs and have sex. What is wrong with all of that? She was a prude.

The cool part about this movie was the creative death scenes. She calmly set a girl on fire on an outdoor barbeque grill. That is just classy. The video cover show the Freddy glove and a Jason mask in the backpack, but none of this was really use. It was just a way to try to make video sales. It really didn't work. The death scenes are pretty funny, since Angela is talking the whole time.

I really do like this cheesy ass movie. It's bloody and kind of funny. I think you should give it a chance if you haven't yet. Enjoy.

Sleepaway Camp II Unhappy Campers (1988) Trailer

Monday, November 16, 2015

Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)

Director: Todd Stephens

Stars: Jonah Blechman, Jake Mosser, Aaron Michael Davies, Jimmy Clabots, Euriamis Losada, Perez Hilton, RuPaul, Scott Thompson, The Lady Bunny, Sean Paul Lockhart, John Epperson, Amanda Lepore, Willam Belli, Colton Ford, Jim Verraros, Michael Lucas

Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff reunite in Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break and participate in a contest called "Gays Gone Wild" to determine who can attain the most "buttlove" over the course of the vacation. The Jaspers are looking to out screw the boys to win the contest. Jarod and Griff are wondering about participating in the contest, since they are newly a couple.

This sequel is not as good as the first one, but they hardly ever are. In this one, it is about a contest on who can have sex with the most guys for the week. The boys are on spring break, and that is what happens on most spring breaks. It is still looking at the younger gay community as nothing but cheap whore that only think about having sex with every guy they see. That does happen with some, but do you really need to make a movie about it. I could understand a porn about it. The movie was still good though. It just looked at those few years of still being really young and in college.

For this movie, they pulled out all of the people to be in this movie. Perez Hilton is a man that has found God after getting hit in the head while giving a priest head in a plane. RuPaul Runs the resort where the guys are stating. The Lady Bunny is running the contest. Amanda Lepore and  Willam Belli are the stewardesses on the plane. They even have three gay porn stars in the movie: Colton Ford, Sean Paul Lockhart and Michael Lucas. They seemed a bit desperate for this movie to get porn stars to play bit parts in the movie. The cast was still a nice surprise. While watching it, you get to see all of the cameos in the movie.

The best part of the movie was in the beginning, when they even comment on the fact that only one of the men playing the main characters came back for the sequel. They did not want to seem like they were really gay themselves. This movie is not as good as the first, but I think you will still like it. Enjoy. 

Another Gay Movie (2006)

Director: Todd Stephens

Stars: Michael Carbonaro, Jonathan Chase, Jonah Blechman, Mitch Morris, Ashlie Atkinson, Scott Thompson, Graham Norton, James Getzlaff, Darryl Stephens, Richard Hatch, Ant, John Epperson

Four gay teenagers: curious Andy, flamboyant Nico, jock Jarod, and geeky Griff have just graduated high school. They all four are wanting to have anal sex, but can't find anyone to do it with. Their lesbian friend Muffler's having her graduation party. The next morning, the boys make the pact to have sex before the end of the summer. Andy has his eye on the math teacher Mr. Puckov, Nico searches the Internet for a man, Jarod falls for a rival baseball player, and Griff is deciding within his crush on Jarod or his exercise teacher.

This movie is a parody of many of the early gay TV shows and movies. There are references from the Cable show Queer as Folk, from the TV movie An Early Frost and of course this was a gay version of American Pie, for the most part. The gags in this movie were pretty funny, and I could see all of this happening to a young gay guy back in the day.

The cast and the characters are what make this movie so good. First off you have the three friends that play off so well off of one another. Nico's mother is the mother that every gay boy dreams of. She is so funny in the movie. Andy's parents are portrayed by Scott Thompson and  John Epperson aka Lypsinka. He was basically doing his Joan Crawford character which is great.  There was nothing boring about these two in the movie. Graham Norton is great as the teacher with the huge member and bad accent.

This is a really funny movie with lots of laughs and gags that will cheer you up and gross a few out, but it is well worth watching any way. If you watch this movie do not watch it, if the movie has been censored. This movie is dirty. It is for adults, you know. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Visions (2015)

Director: Kevin Greutert

Stars: Isla Fisher, Jim Parsons, Anson Mount, Eva Longoria, Jeff Branson, John de Lancie

A woman is in a car accident that will change her life. Her and her husband decide to start a new life in a new area. After moving to a vineyard to start a new life with her husband, a pregnant woman begins to experience terrifying visions. she thinks that the new house is haunted, but what she is seeing maybe coming.

This movie is not that bad. It is really slow, until you get to the middle of the movie. It finally picks up then. The story is interesting, but you have to really stick with it. Trust me you will want to turn it off.  There is nothing scary in this movie at all. It looks like a movie you would watch on The Hallmark Channel or LifeTime around Halloween.

This is not a bad movie to watch. It has a good supporting cast. It is just not a movie that you would want to watch over and over. It is worth watching once, and that is about it. Enjoy.

The Ouija Exorcism (2015)

Director: Nick Slatkin

Stars: J. Damian Anastasio, Brittney Bertier, Cameron Bigelow

In 1985, a celebrated exorcist trapped a horrific demon inside a Ouija board. Thinking the board to be a game, his son played without obeying the rules, and let the demon loose. In order to save his son, the exorcist sent him far away until the demon could be destroyed. Thirty years later, and after his death, his grandson finds the board and makes the same mistake his father did. Now the evil is back and roaming the earth to terrorize those responsible for its imprisonment.

This was nothing but a horrible movie with no point to it at all. The entire movie was made up of rip offs from other movies. You have a demon spirit looking for the grown up version of the little boy that it once possessed. The spirit goes through different people to get to him. This has been done so many times that it is not even funny. The only different was that the father and son were Jewish. They made a point to let the audience know that the whole movie.

The look of the movie was just too simple to be able to watch. I would not waste not one minute rewatching this movie. It is not even worth watching once. I would completely skip this waste of time. I watched it so you don't have to.