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TOP 20 HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN – ADULT & FAMILY ADDITION!

It’s this time of the year again. Halloween is just around the corner and I have collected some favorite horror films from friends and combined it with my own. I am doing a top 20. 10 will be adult horror and 10 will be family friendly Halloween theme movies.

TOP 20 HORROR FOR HALLOWEEN:

  1. Trick’R’Treat (2007)
  2. Annabelle (2014)
  3. The Conjuring (2013) & The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  4. The Evil Dead (1981)
  5. Halloween (1978)
  6. Hellraiser (1987, 1988,1992)
  7. The House on the Hill (1981)
  8. The Exorcist (1973)
  9. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  10. As Above, So Below (2014)

FAMILY FRIENDLY:

  1. Hotel Transylvania (2012 & 2015)
  2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  3. Addams Family (1964, 1991, 1993, 1998)
  4. E.T (1982)
  5. Ghostbusters (1984, 1989, 2016)
  6. Casper (1995)
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  8. HalloweenTown (1998)
  9. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  10. Paranorman (2012)

 

I hope you find something to watch this Halloween. If your favorite isn’t on here, share them with me & others on the comment section. Happy Halloween, be safe & do your rituals with caution!

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Girls Trip (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to an all female cast of comedy I’m all for it. It all started with Bridesmaides and bunch of all female cast comedies have been since. And Girls Trip isn’t any different, the four ladies manage to nail the film.

We got four friends; Ryan, Sasha, Lisa & Dina. Been friends since college. But somewhere along the line they lost contact over the years. Ryan is the very successful one, she wrote a successful book and now she might up for a TV deal. Things seems to go well for her. She is going to appear at a festival in New Orleans and she invites her friends along to reunite. And it won’t be a dance on roses that’s for sure.

They meet up at the airport and already then you can tell some things might not be forgotten or forgiven but their weekend goes as planned. We got Sasha the journalist, Lisa the mom & Dina the party girl with a loud mouth. As the weekend goes along, trying to convince Lisa its time to let loose and not be a mom for a weekend isn’t easy, specially with the clothes she chosen to wear. But the girls to their thing and everyone seems to relax and have fun. Just one little detail, Ryan’s life isn’t at perfect as everyone seems to think it is. Her husband have been sleeping around with a Instagram model and Ryan’s friends won’t have that done to their friend. So… Dina attacks and they end up being kicked out of the hotel and need to stay somewhere less… appealing.

So the girls won’t let that ruin their weekend of fun, alot of stuff happens. Like getting high, Lisa finds a man for a weekend. Sasha struggles with her company and it about to go in flames. Ryan struggles to keep it together. Dina.. she just don’t care and goes along for the ride.

I didn’t have high hopes for the film when I saw the trailer but I decided to see it anyway and I was surprised. It’s funny with an good story. Gives you insight to the girl gang. Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who would like to see it. Jokes are  hilarious and well played out.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Regina Hall – Ryan Pierce (Scary Movie, Law Abiding Citizen, Black-ish, When the bough breaks)
  • Queen Latifah – Sasha Franklin (Bringing Down the House, Chicago, Star, Miracles from Heaven, Bessie)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith – Lisa Cooper (Collateral, Scream, Gotham, Magic Mike XXL)
  • Tiffany Haddish – Dina (Keanu, Meet the Spartans, Mad Families, Stunted)
  • Larenz Tate – Julian Stevens (The Postman, Ray, A Man Apart)
  • Mike Colter – Stewart Pierce (Men in Black 3, Zero Dark Thirty, Luke Cage, Million Dollar Baby)
  • Kate Walsh – Elizabeth Davelli (Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, The Perks of being a Wallflower, Kicking & Screaming)
  • Deborah Ayorinde – Simone (Game of Silence, Barbershop, Luke Cage)

 

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Malcolm D. Lee born in 1970 in USA, known for movies such as The Best Man Holiday, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Scary Movie 5 – to name a few of his works.

 

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) **REVIEW**

There has been so many different Spider-Man movies starting with Tobey Maguire, he was a good one and he sparked my love for Spider-Man. Then we got Andrew Garfield, maybe not the best choice. Amazing Spider-Man movies wasn’t bad at all in itself but Andrew Garfield, I don’t know. Then we got the latest one – Tom Holland. I was a skeptic but when I saw a preview of Tom’s Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War I got interested and couldn’t wait to see the Spider-Man film. And I finally got to see Homecoming.

Peter, an awkward teen and got just as an awkward best friend. He lives with his aunt May, she cares for him and is great with him. But Peter got a little secret he keeps from everyone, well we aren’t actually strangers to Peter’s secret. But the way his best friends finds out is epic in itself. Peter sneaks in to his room after coming home after curfew, waiting on him in his room is his best friend, Ned. Jumping down from the ceiling he turns around and there stands Ned. And that moment is quite comedic.

Peter being quite curious he starts investigating on why some strange weapons have come up, it can destroy an entire building. Weapons being made from material that comes from the space attack from Avengers when Loki attacked earth. As the same time he is trying to figure out who is making the weapons and why, he is trying to date the girl he’s been crushing on for a while. So how is he going to date this girl and save New York at the same time.

Also this thing about he wanting to prove himself so he can become an official member of The Avengers.. Tony Stark helped with giving Peter a full designed suit that will help him with his adventures. But after Civil War, Peter is desperate to prove himself for Stark and become an Avenger. So how is this actually going to work out?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a quite funny film just like how the very first one with Tobey. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is cheeky, charming and funny. Tom managed to nail the character of Peter Parker just right. At least to me.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Tom Holland – Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Captain America: Civil War, The Lost City of Z, In The Heart of the Sea)
  • Michael Keaton – Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Batman, Spotlight, Batman Returns, Birdman, American Assassin)
  • Robert Downey JR – Tony Stark/Iron Man (Iron Man, Avengers, Chef, Sherlock Holmes)
  • Marisa Tomei – May Parker (The Wrestler, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crazy Stupid Love, The Rewrite)
  • Jon Favreau – Happy Hogan (Iron Man, Chef, Entourage, The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Zendaya – Michelle (Shake it Up, Zapped, Kc Undercover)
  • Donald Glover – Aaron Davis (The Martian, Community, Mystery Team, Magic Mike XXL)
  • Jacob Batalon – Ned (North Woods, Blood Fest, more to come)
  • Martin Starr – Mr Harrington (Knocked Up, This is the End, Silicon Valley)

 

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Jon Watts born in California and known for some films such as Eugene, The Fuzz, Cop Car, Jewish Santa is coming etc.

 

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Netflix Original: Before I Wake (2016)

When it comes to Netflix Originals it’s so easy for it to be a hit or miss. They produce a lot of films and tv-shows lately but much of it isn’t watchable or little bit interesting. I been having my eye on ‘Before I Wake’ for a while now and since it’s almost horror I thought I’d give it a try. The film reminded me a lot about the horror movie ‘Mama’ – where 2 children are found in the woods in a shack, been kept alive by a ghost called Mama and she protects them. ‘Before I Wake’ is a lot like that.

Jessie & Mark lost their child in an accident happened at home, he drowned in the bathtub. Trying to heal they decide to become foster parents to a little boy called Cody. This little boy is a special one. He’s kind, sweet and so polite. But there is something very dark about him. When he falls asleep his dreams come true. Regular dreams and nightmare a like. At first Jessie takes advantage of this because when Cody dreams, their son appears. So she wants to see him, drugs Cody so he sleeps but he doesn’t like sleeping. Bad things tend to happen when he does. A figure appears but he doesn’t tell anyone until Cody starts screaming in his sleep, Jessie and Mark run to him to see what’s wrong and that’s when they see it. What happens when he truly sleeps. So now they have to fight to keep him and for their lives, Jessie does some research to learn more about her foster son.

Like I said previously, a lot of the aspects of the film reminded me about the horror ‘Mama’. You will understand why if you see the film. It’s a Netflix Original so you’ll find it in that category on Netflix.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Kate Bosworth – Jessie (SuperMan Returns, Still Alice, 21, Blue Crush)
  • Thomas Jane – Mark (The Mist: Movie, Deep Blue Sea, Dreamcatcher, Face/Off)
  • Jacob Tremblay – Cody (The Book of Henry, The Smurfs 2, Room)
  • Annabeth Gish – Natalie (Grass Stains, Team Life, Scandal, The Sons of Anarchy)
  • Hunter Wenzel – Tate (Gilmore Girls: A Year in Life, South of Hell)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

The director of this movie is Mike Flanagan, born in Salem, Massachusetts. As a child he would relocate often as his father was a U.S Coast Guard, as a child he would shoot and edit his own shorts on VHS and that continued when he attended high school and was in drama department. He’s done a lot of films during his career and if you enjoy horror then you might have seen some of his work: Oculus, HUSH, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Cold Harbor and many more.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) **REVIEW**

Back in 2014 when I saw first Kingsman I loved it. Kingsman is funny, got some cool stunts and it’s something that never been done before. Back in 2014 we met Eggsy, a London boy with a lot of troubles and not much discapline. But he got recruited to Kingsman, a spy organisation that straightened him out. He became someone he never thought he could become.

In second film, we met him again. Still witty but much smarter. He’s also in a relationship now. If you remember the ending of the first film you know who he rescued. Yeah, that’s his girlfriend now, believe it or not. But they are good together, just Eggsy job that comes in between. In The Golden Circle their relation and Eggy’s relation to his coworkers is being put to the test thanks to a woman who’s slightly crazy, she became rich by selling high class drugs and now want… world domination? What she want?

We get to meet Kingsman’s cousins called Statesmen. Based in Kentucky, USA. They make whiskey and Kingsman makes suits. But for this enemy they have to work together to find out where she is and what she actually wants. Poppy poisons her drugs and only way to get her antidote is to grant her immunity. When one of their own get poisoned by this drug they know the really have to work together. We also get to meet a unlikely movie guest – Elton John. Not kidding. Elton himself, plays himself in this film and he is so funny. Made me laugh every time.

So now Kingsman & Statemen have to work together, so how well will they work together really? Specially now that Eggsy and Merlin found out that Harry is still alive…. but something isn’t quite okay with him. He lost his memory, but as you know, he gets it back but is he still Harry though? And can they trust him? Can Eggsy and Merlin trust one of their own?

If you are a fan of Kings: The Secret Service then I would really recommend for you to go and see this one in the cinema. It’s witty, funny, cool stunts and it also got Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Julienne Moore. They make a fun incredible cast.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Taron Egerton – Eggsy (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Sing, Legend, Eddie The Eagle)
  • Edward Holcroft – Charlie (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Vampire Academy)
  • Mark Strong – Merlin (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes, The Imitation Game)
  • Hanna Alsström – Princess Tilde (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Tillbaka Till Bromma, Sami Blood)
  • Thomas Turgoose – Liam (This is England franchise, Eden Lake, Somers Town)
  • Julianne Moore – Poppy (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Seventh Son)
  • Colin Firth – Harry Hart ( The Kings Speech, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Love Actually, Bridget Jones franchise)
  • Michael Gamon  – Arthur (Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow, Gosford Park, Dad’s Army)
  • Björn Granth – The King of Sweden (The Girl with Dragon Tattoo franchise, The American, Pelle)
  • Lena Endre – The Queen of Sweden (The Girl with Dragon Tattoo franchise, Faithless, Wallander)
  • Channing Tatum – Tequila (Magic Mike, 21 & 22 Jump Sreet, White House Down, Logan lucky)
  • Halle Berry – Ginger (XMen, Cloud Atlas, New years Eve, Dark Tide)
  • Jeff Bridges – Champ (True Grit, Iron Man, TRON:Legacy, Hell or High Water)
  • Pedro Pascal – Whiskey (Game of Thrones, The Great Wall, Bloodsucking Bastards)

 

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Matthew Vaugh known for SEVERAL other films that done really well on the big screen. To mention a few: Kingmen: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Stardust, Layer Cake. So there’s a huge chance you might have seen work already. Born in London, he went to U.S and become an assistant to a director. After a while he returned to London and studied Ancient History. But he dropped to return to U.S  to start his career as a director. But soon saw everyone else tried the same so he went back home once again and made films in England, some shorts and he got noticed.

 

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IT (2017) **REVIEW**

Back in 1990 they released a TV-mini-series about a killer clown who preys on children to eat them. Some got really scared of clowns due to it. IT is based on the book from the popular horror author Stephen King.

When I heard they where doing a reboot of IT and it would hit cinemas as a shorter version. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical but I ended up liking it, a lot. It had scary moments, they did a good job with th clown. Pennywise is a little graphic in this version, we get to see him take a bite and children with no arms. But the new version really does work. I don’t know why some people feel like complaining saying it’s 100% crap. It’s just more graphic than the one from 1990.

Bill, Ben, Beverly, Mike, Richie, Eddie &  Stanley are unlikely friends but they are the ‘Losers Club’ as they call themselves. A few bullied kids who stick together as friends against their abusers. 3 older kids who like to pick on younger ones – brave. One of the bullies have a really horrible father and when you see the scene of him giving his revenge to his father, you will almost cheer.

But the kids are being terrorized by a demon who can shapeshift into anything that people are scared of. Mainly children that goes missing and no one seems to be wanting to search for them, except the ‘Losers Club’. More investigating they do, more terrorized they get and one day, one of them goes missing and that’s when they decide to go after this ting, one of them, Bill, got a fair good reason to wanting go after it – he took his little brother. But can you kill this thing?

We see Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, most wasn’t happy about it but give him a chance. He is absolutely amazing. Doesn’t surprise considering he comes from a family of actors – his dad and two older brothers. One is in Vikings and other was in True Blood. You also can see Bill in Hemlock Grove on Netflix.

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Jaeden Lieberher – Bill Denbrough (Midnight Special, St Vincent, Aloha)
  • Jeremy Ray Taylor – Ben Hanscom  (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Ant-Man, 42)
  • Sophia Lillis – Beverly Marsh (The Garden, 37, A Midsummer Nights Dream)
  • Finn Wolfhard – Richie Tozier (Stranger Things, Sonora)
  • Chosen Jacobs – Mike Hanlon (Hawaii Five-O, Cops and Robbers, Remnants)
  • Jack Dylan Grazer – Eddie Kaspbrak (Tales of Halloween, Scales)
  • Wyatt Oleff – Stanley Uris (Guardians of the Galaxy, Once Upon a Time, </scorpion>)
  • Bill Skarsgård – Pennywise (Simple Simon, Atomic Blonde, Allegiant)
  • Nicholas Hamilton – Henry Bowers (Captain Fantastic, The Dark Tower, Strangerland)
  • Jake Sim – Belch Huggings (Raising Expectations, The Magic Hockey Skates, Arthur)
  • Logan Thompson – Victor Criss (Fear Thy Neighbor, Sports Lab)
  • Owen Teague – Patrick Hockstetter (Bloodline)

 

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Andy Muschietti directed the film, but I couldn’t find much information about him but he is known for films as IT (2017), Mama (2013) and IT Chapter two. But he got two coming his way as they have been announced. I am looking forward seeing more from this director.

 

 

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The Mummy (2017) **REVIEW**

We all remember the classic 1999 action film ‘The Mummy‘ starring Brendan Fraser & Rachel Weisz in Egypt digging up an old tomb only to find out it’s filled with dangers. It was an amazing film and I love watching it to this day, I strongly remember how it used to creep me out.

This version of ‘The Mummy’ is different. People first thought it would a 100% remake but then it wasn’t a remake. But the trailer for this version didn’t impress me much so I decided to wait to see until I decided not to. I want to see how much different it is from the 1999 classic.

In the beginning of the film we see crusade solders buring one f their own with a red crystal. And then they skip all the way to Ancient Egypt, to a princess called Ahmanet. She was the only heir to the throne, until she wasn’t anymore. Her father met a new woman, she gave birth to a son. Meaning Ahmanet was bumped off the throne and it would go to her brother. Devastated she decided to create a pact with God of Death  – Seth. She became powerful & evil. Killed her father and her brother when they where sleeping. As when she was about to sacrifice a mortal man so Seth could walk the earth in his body, she was intercepted and punished for her deeds. She was sentenced to something worse than death. Her body was taken miles away from Egypt to only be found by Nick Morton & Chris Vail in Mesopotamia now called Iraq.

Nick, Chris and an archeologist named Jenny go down the hole the guys created, she works with the military to bring artifacts to safety so they won’t be destroyed by fanatics. As they go down the hole something isn’t right. Mercury is in the tomb and then they find it… a well filled with mercury. As of stupid Chris and Nick is not listening to the archeologist they decide to bring up whatever it is in that well. She requested for more experts to come but as we know from films, military never listens to experts. Before we know it the thing that was in the well is on a military plane and weird things happen straight off.

The plane crashes in Surrey, England and princess is shortly alive after that, she could feel that her dagger and the stone for it was in England. Nick who died on the plane was all of the sudden not dead. But he was chosen to be the vessel for Seth. So now Nick and Jenny need to work together to destroy the stone so the ritual can’t happen. So now she’s looking for it and she is bringing hell to London. It’s a race against time. Who will get there first?

Is this version of the ‘The Mummy’ any good? It’s okay. Got some really cool special effects but script is mediokre. The only really good thing from the film is Sofia Boutella’s acting. She is playing Ahmanet. I’ve seen her before in different films and she always delivers.

 

Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?

  • Tom Cruise – Nick Morton (Top Gun, Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible)
  • Russell Crowe – Dr Henry Jekyll (Gladiator, War Machine, LA Confidential)
  • Annabelle Wallis – Jenny Halsey (Annabelle, King Arthur: Legends of the Sword, X-Men: First Class)
  • Sofia Boutella – Ahmanet (Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Star Trek: Beyond, Streetdance 2)
  • Jake Johnson  – Chris Vail (21 Jump Street, Jurassic World,  New Girl)
  • Marwan Kenzari – Malik (The Promise, What Happened to Monday, Ben-Hur)

Who is the director and what is she/he known for?

Alex Kurtzman is mostly known for Star Trek (2009), Transformers (2007) & The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Born in Los Angeles and is a producer & writer. Isn’t much information about him but I’ve seen his work before and he is good.

 

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