Friday, July 31, 2015

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Director: Seth Gordon

Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Donald Sutherland, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx

Nick hates his boss, mostly because he's expected to work from before sunrise to after sunset and his boss, Mr. Harken, calls him out for being a minute late and blackmails him, so he can't quit. Dale hates his boss, Dr. Julia Harris, because she makes unwelcome sexual advances when he's about to get married. Dale is on that pesky list of child offenders, so he can't quit. Kurt actually likes his job and his boss, but his boss dies, and the boss's coked-out, psychopathic son takes over. The three friends are hanging out in a bar getting drunk, when they start making a plan to kill each other's bosses. The plans do not turn out so smoothly.

Three middle aged white men pissed off at their crappy bosses plan on kill their bosses. This movie was so many men's dreams. If you are a boss, then this has been thought about you.

Here is the breakdown of the main characters and their relationship. Nick is a hard working decent man climbing his way up that invisible ladder that he has been told to do. Dale is a balless whiny idiot that needs his ass kicked. I would have choked him out. Who would be friends with a loser like that? Kurt is a womanizing horn dog that probably has so many STDs that you could not touch him without catching something. He is the biggest loser of them all. None of these guys would be friends. They have nothing in common. What straight men would not have sex with their hot female boss that was openly hitting on him? It is a very small percentage.

What in the hell was up with Jamie Foxx? Why was he even in this movie? I think they could have saved money and got a hobo to play the part. Just saying. I think he is not funny and overrated. People only like to see faces that they recognize in movies. The rest of the cast was perfectly fine. They all did a really good job on their roles. It was just interesting to see Jennifer Aniston in such a "sex kitten" role. I liked it. Colin Farrell played down his looks to be a balding cokehead sex addict that only cares about himself. He was a bit over the top, but it still worked.

This money was funny at parts. It is a watchable movie that will be on several cable channels all of the time. This movie really tries to be a brotastic movie. The story was good without being boring at any point. The Dale character needed to be beat every 30 seconds, but that is another story. Watch it. It's pretty funny. Enjoy.

Horrible Bosses (2011) Trailer

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cinderella (2015)

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Chaplin

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods. Her Fairy Godmother shows up on the night of the Royal Ball to make all of Ella's dreams come true.

This is the live action version of Disney's Cinderella. I thought it was pointless to make a live action movie from one of the greatest animated movies that Disney had created, but I was wrong. This movie took the storybook tale to a new level that could have not been drawn by man. The scenes in the palace during the ball where breathtaking. The attention to the detail of the staircase, the walls and every single room that was shown in the movie was completely unreal. It was beautiful and 
opulent. There was gold leaf thrown all over those sets.

The costumes were spot on. Beauty and elegant flowed from every woman in the ballroom scene. The dress that Cinderella wore was similar to the cartoon, but this one had butterflies all over it, which made for interesting pattern. The dress suited how their create the character for the movie. It was her personality. Now when they showed the glass slippers, those were pure art and beauty. The lighting caught every single detail and cut in those shoes.

Cate Blanchett was wonderful as the wicked step mother. She was over the top like I thought they would want her to be. She was a selfish bitch that only cared about money and herself. She didn't ever care for her own daughters. Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother was a big stretch, but it ended up working out for the best. The special effects for the transformation scenes were quite good. Even the creation of the animals to humans really worked well.

This was a good movie on its own, but it was really made for all of the little girls out there to watch, so they can see one of their favorite Disney Princess in a real movie. It is worth watching, so I do recommend it. Enjoy.

Cinderella (2015) Trailer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Buried (2010)

Director: Rodrigo Cortés

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. He only has a lighter and a cell phone in the box with him. He has to contact someone to help him out of this death trap, but he does not really know where he is.

The entire movie Ryan Reynolds is buried in a long box underground in the desert. I am not kidding you at all. He is calling people on this cell phone that was buried with him. There is not a whole lot that is going on in this movie at all, except for him screaming and freaking out a lot. Who would not act in the same? If you are going to have Ryan Reynolds buried in a box, then you need to have him naked or at this half undressed. They would have gotten more people in to watch the movie.

I am sure that making this movie was a big risk, since how many people want to sit in a theater for that long watching a man buried alive in a box. If you are claustrophobic, then this movie would be you hell to watch. It is a movie that will scare the hell out of you.

This movie is pretty boring. I understand the concept and the whole thing, but the movie just did not pay off at all. It is not a movie that you would want to watch again. I do not think it was a rewatcher at all. It was barely worth watching once. This is a movie that I would skip. I watched it so you don't have to.

Buried (2010) Trailer

Friday, July 24, 2015

Spring Fever (2009)

Director: Ye Lou

Stars:  Hao Qin, Sicheng Chen, Wei Wu, Zhuo Tan

Jiang Cheng and Wang Ping are lovers, but Ping's wife  hires Luo Haitao  to spy on him.  Jiang Cheng breaks it off with him. Luo Haitao soon becomes sexually obsessed with Jiang Cheng. They all need to find out what and who they want.

This was a interesting movie dealing with most of the male characters longing for Jiang Cheng, who was once a drag queen. There is not dialogue in the movie, just these great shots of China. The camera work seemed a bit shaky in the beginning, but that was what really drew me into the movie, the interesting camera angles. The story was a little too much of who was going to get Jiang Cheng, since there were two different men that wanted him. They tried to throw in another story line with Luo Haitao girlfriend and her boss, but it just did not map out that well for the movie.

This was a good movie, but do not expect a deep and meaningful story. It is all about sex and desire, not much love found in this movie. It is worth watching, if you can handle the subtitles. There are not too many of them. Enjoy.

Spring Fever (2009) Trailer

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

 Director: Scott Glosserman

Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Robert Englund

Leslie Vernon plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo. He wants to be the next movie killer legend, so he gets Taylor Gentry and her documentary crew to follow him on his plan. She ends up helping him plan murders for his own pleasure, but she soon realizes that he is not 
kidding when he sets up the killing spree.

This was boring, weak and weird. It starts out like watching a found footage movie, but then it turns into more of a movie. This movie was pretty stupid, but it shows how clueless people can be and what they will believe. It is a little scary, if someone goes that far off the deep end. The "make-up/mask" that he wears looks ridiculous. How in the hell would anyone be scared of that crap.

This was just a terrible movie with decent acting. It is not a movie you want to watch at all. It was just boring as hell. It was not even a movie that you could sit and make fun of it. some crazy loser wants to be a famous legend killer. Cause that happens all the time. I would skip the hell out of this movie.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) Trailer

Dirty Girl (2010)

Director: Abe Sylvia

Stars: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, Gary Grubbs, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, William H. Macy, Tim McGraw, Melissa Manchester

It's 1987 and Danielle is tired of how she is treated at school and the man that her mother is dating. She is teamed up with the chubby gay guy, Clarke, in school for a school project. His father is verbal and physically abusive, so the two of them run away to California to find Danielle's father in hopes of a better life. On the way the two become great friends and learn a lot about themselves.

She is the slutty girl in high school that you would want t be friends with if she would even talk to you. Clarke is the guy that you would hide from or throw things at. He is just gross and annoying, but these two odd characters together works so well in this movie. You become to love the school whore and the gay fat kid. They are both in a confusing and difficult time in their life, but they are dealing with all of it together.

For this movie to have completely flopped, it had a big talented cast. I was so surprised while watching this movie of who all was in it. They were all incredible in their roles. You really believed that they were theses people.

This is a sweet, cool and sometimes a bit of an emotional movie, but do not let that stop you from watching it. I loved this movie. If you were alive and/or remembered 1987, then you will liked this movie a lot. The look and the music in the movie are great. Enjoy.

Dirty Girl (2010) Trailer

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Director: Leigh Whannell

Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Lin Shaye

Quinn Brenner visits physic Elise Rainier to help her contact her deceased mother, but she refuses due to a spirit that keeps trying to control her. Rainier tries to help any way, but when she starts to communicate there is something that latches on to Quinn and follows her home. She thinks that it is her mother trying to contact her, but another spirit has entered and wants her body and soul. Rainer works with the family to save her life.

This third chapter in the Insidious movies was a prequel because we really cared about what happened before the first movie. It just showed how they all met, and they threw in a case to make a movie. This was made for money and nothing more. I really did like the first two movies a lot, so I was looking forward to seeing this one. I saw the trailer and was not too impressed, but that happens a lot with movies. The trailer showed how boring the movie was. It did not disappoint at all. I will never understand why they even make all of these prequels. If there is an interesting story there, well sure, but if you are having to really stretch a story, then you need to give it up.

This movie was nothing but disappointing. It was made for nothing but money. The story is pretty weak, but they do work to try and tie in the other two movie without looking too forced. If you feel you need to see this movie, then by all means watch it, but I warned you. It is just not something I care to ever watch again. I watched it so you don't have to.

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Trailer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Terror Train (1980)

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield

Three years earlier, Alaina Maxwell, humiliates the class nerd in college during a prep rally by acting like she was going to have sex with him. They placed an old dead body in the bed instead. When the class takes a trip on a train as a graduation party, she goes along with the others partying. Unknowingly, the entire class is being watched from the shadows by an unknown person. The class members start dying along the route, and the conductor, Carne, is the one who keeps finding the bodies. He informs the class that a killer is on the train, but when they can't find him after a sweep, they demand to be let back on. Alaina finds that the killer is after her, and tries to fight him off and stay alive.

This movie is just like so many others in that time period. It is an odd set up for 70's and 80's horror, a nerdy outcast guy gets tricked by the popular kids, feels terrible, and comes back later to kill them all. How many movies can you name with that same set up? It works, but in this case it just did not hold a candle to the rest of those movies. There is nothing remotely scary or frightening in this movie at all, unless you are scared of masks. It is kind of a bland movie.

This movie was suppose to be a jump forward for David Copperfield's career. They wanted him to get more exposure, so he was in this movie as the entertainment. He still had a huge career even though this movie did not do that well. Jamie Lee Curtis was just off of the Halloween movies when she did this one.

This is not a bloody or gorey movie at all, but it is something to watch. It is not the best horror movie at all, but it has this strange appeal to it. I still would watch this movie over and over. Enjoy.

Terror Train (1980) Trailer

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965)

Director: David Secter

Stars: John Labow, Henry Tarvainen, Joy Fielding

It's the 1960s at the University of Toronto. Doug is a popular senior with an equally popular girlfriend. Peter is a shy freshman, and he is new to the big city. Peter and Doug become best friends and soon start spending a lot of time together and playing in the snow. When Doug brings Peter to a steam bath and washes his back, the friendship seems headed to a whole new level, at least in Doug's mind. But when Peter emerges from a party after having sex with a co-ed, things get even more complicated. Doug becomes angry and hurt.

This was a groundbreaking movie for its time. Gay movies were not made or seen in those days, so the creators really made some history with making this movie in college. The main problem with the movie is that it drags so much. I know the time it was made and that it was a college movie. It still was not that interesting to watch as a movie. You do learn about college life during that time period. Most people did not attend college in those days. You get that look into the past.

The acting and the writing was fine for the movie. It was just too draw out for me to really enjoy, but that is my opinion. If you are looking for a vintage movie with a gay scene in it, then you have to watch something else. It is just not in here, but you secretly want to see these two guys have sex or something. Watch it for the historical purpose, but not for a great movie to watch. Enjoy.

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965) Trailer

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Sean Patrick Thomas, Luke Kirby, Tyra Banks

Michael Myers lives and has come back to kill his sister Laurie Strode while she is in a mental hospital. Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at Danger Tainment. They had set up an online show in the old Myers house where several "investigators" will be wearing video cameras documenting their night in the house. The only problem is that Michael Myers has come home, and he is waiting to kill the intruders to his house.

Michael Myers and reality TV finally meet in a movie? I say, no thank you. For the cover, they placed Jamie Lee Curtis right on there, so you think that she is in this one too. They kill her in the beginning. Now, let that sink in. She is killed by Michael Myers, so the movie is over. Right? Uh, not at all. This movie really does not make any sense, just for that reason. She is dead, and he keeps on killing people.

The pointless cast of "characters" was some of the worse choices for the movie. Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks were the producers of the online show in the movie. Are you serious? They are some idiots that probably asked for too much money to be in the movie. They were horrible in the movie, and I could not wait for them to be killed. The rest of the college kids looking to be famous from the online show were mainly looking to have sex in a broken abandoned dirty house. That is so gross and nasty. People need so class.

I do not know what in the hell they were thinking when they made this one. Oh I know, money and nothing else. There is nothing good about this movie at all. It is the worst out of the series, but it is part of it. They do show this on TV a lot during Halloween. Enjoy, if you must.

Halloween Resurrection (2002) Trailer

Sunday, July 19, 2015

C.H.U.D. (1984)

Director: Douglas Cheek

Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, John Goodman

A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them.

This was a cheesy 80's horror movie with the normal bad clothes and hair. The strange part about the movie was the cast. It had a few seasoned actors in it that became even bigger stars. John Heard and Daniel Stern had already been working, but they still decided to do this horror movie. John Goodman had a very small part in the movie, but he was still just getting his feet wet in the acting pool.

You do not see much of the monsters themselves, but when you do they are pretty scary. It is not something you want to see coming down the street at you. The movie is a bit slow at time with a lot of talking and arguing. Does not make for the best of 80's horror. There were just too many of them. Maybe they should have tried to make it more funny instead of trying to be so serious. Enjoy.

C.H.U.D. (1984) Trailer

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

 Director: Steve Miner

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Janet Leigh

Laurie Strode is the dean of a Northern California private school living under an assumed name. Her son attends the school. On Halloween, some of the students ditch a school trip to stay on campus to a Halloween party of their own. Michael Myers has found out where his sister is and heads to the school to finish the job once and for all killing anyone that gets in his way.

When this movie came out, Jamie Lee Curtis even said to ignore movies 3-6. This movie picks up years later after the second one. That is all fine and good, but it was just really weird. I mean we got to see Jamie Lee Curtis back in the Halloween movies. That was a big deal. It was the whole forget about the last few ones that were made. We are going back to the second movie story line. I loved the whole idea of it. I hated the whole Jaime and her whining in 4 &5, but I was in for the long haul with the series. This one was supposed to be the last movie, but we all know what happens there.

Michael Myers is back to kill some more people. Jamie Lee Curtis was great as always, and it was so good to see her back in the role that made her famous. To see her and her mother, Janet Leigh, working in the same movie as adults was a pleasure. Why was LL Cool J playing a guard? I have no idea. They could have saved the money and got just anyone for the part. My problem with the cast was Josh Hartnett. It was not his acting, it was his hair. Just look at it. It looks like a 4 year old cut it with safety scissors. It is all crooked and butchered. It took me out of the movie every time they showed him.

If you just watch the first two then this one, the whole thing will make sense, but who in the world has done that. The movie itself is not bad at all. It is a watchable movie, but just don not expect wonders. Enjoy.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Trailer