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Leatherface (2017) **REVIEW**

We all know the story about leatherface, what he did and how he got arrested with his family for the crimes they committed. But do we know what happened before that? ‘Leatherface’ takes us on a journey of a young leatherface and how he came to be. Was he always such an animal or did his family create him?

We start by seeing a young Jed on his birthday, being given a chainsaw and his present was to hurt his neighbor who was ‘stealing’ their pigs. Jed didn’t want to hurt the man but his family told him to. Same when he tricked a young woman, injured her greatly but his brother killed her off with a engine falling on her. And she was the sheriffs daughter so, Jed gets taken away from his parents into a home for kids from criminal homes.

Fast forward a few years til teens and we have a young man Jed in a institution. At first you don’t know it’s him but the hints are there due to his reaction to violence. Jed’s mother breaks into the fascility he’s being held, starts shouting and that creates a riot. Care takers, nurses and doctors killed. Dangerous teens escaped. Including Jed, who ran off with 3 others from that place including a young nurse who just started her job. These 4 take her on a journey that won’t soon forget. If she gets out of alive.

‘Leatherface’ was a quite good story. I wasn’t impressed but I wasn’t disappointed either. Somewhere in the middle. But if you are a fan of ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ this one is a must for you to see how it all began.

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

  • Stephen Dorff – Hal Hartman (Blade, Immortals,Public Enemies, Felon)
  • Sam Strike – Jackson (Eastenders, M.I.High, MindHunter, Bonded by Blood 2)
  • Vanessa Grasse – Lizzy (Astral, Robo Shark, It came from the desert)
  • Finn Jones – Deputy Sorrel (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist, The Last Showing, Wrong Turn 5)
  • Sam Coleman – Bud ( Game of Thrones, Lord of Chaos, The Prince of  Denmark)
  • Jessica Madsen – Clarice (Tina and Bobby, The Fowl, Mr Selfridge)
  • James Bloor – Ike (Dunkirk, Carnage: Swallowing the Fast, Film stars don’t die in Liverpool)
  • Lili Taylor – Verna (The Conjuring, American Crime, I Shot Andy Warhol, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials)

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

This film actually got 2 directors. Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury. Let’s begin with Alexandre Bustillo who’s mostly known for film such as ABC’s of Death 2, Inside and now Leatherface.Julien Maury worked along side Bustillo on same films.

 

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Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets (2017) **REVIEW**

‘Valerian’ being based of a book it’s hard making films from a book. Pressure is on for the fans will be the real critics. I haven’t read the book because I don’t read that much. As I have seen different reviews of the movie I thought to see it for myself and see of they are right.

In the beginning when City of Thousand Planets was just a regular satellite in space, it merged with others to and with time most nations from Earth had merged. Shortly after that, other life signs started showing up and they merged too. But one problem emerged, It started to become large and heavy so it slowly was getting dragged towards the Earths surface. To save Earth from massive casualty they decided to put engines on it and let it float in space to represent every species around the Universe. Fast forward a a couple centuries… Valerian and his Sergeant Lauraline is chilling on a mock beach when they get a call for a mission. As they are doing the mission in the most trippy environment you can see hints of the story line. But they manage to finish off their mission and get back to City of Thousand Planets.

Upon arrival they get news something hazardous is in the centre of it, they sent in soldiers but no one come back out. We find out what when a General is working on a side project behinds everyone’s back. Valerian & Luraline gets the job to find out what’s going after that they been breached during a meeting with Ambassadors, one of the key General was kidnapped. So now they go on a journey inside the planet to find him but at the same time, they discover the horrible truth about the project.

 

Storyline in itself it good but acting of Cara Delevingne is…meh. I’ve seen better. I mostly got irked by her horrible American accent. She could have spent more time on that accent to be honest.  Dane DeHaan playing Valerian did a great job on the acting part. We see some familiar faces in the film and throughout. Would I rewatch it? Probably not.

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

  • Dane Dehaan – Valerian (The Amazing Spider-Man, A Cure for Wellness, Chronicle)
  • Cara Delevingne – Lauraline (Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Pan, Anna Karenina)
  • Clive Owen – Commander Arun Filitt (King Arthur, Children of Men, Inside Man, The Bourne Identity)
  • Rihanna – Bubble (Bates Motel, Home, This Is The End)
  • Ethan Hawke – Jolly the Pimp (Sinister, Gattaca, Before Sunset, Training Day)
  • Sam Spruell – General Okto-Bar (Snow White and the Huntsman, Taken 3, k-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker)

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

Luc Besson born March 18th 1959 in Paris, France. Wanted to become a marine biologist but when he had a accident doing diving he couldn’t follow his dream. But he found out he could combine arts with making films. He’s known for The Big Blue & Fifth Element.

 

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Amityville: The Awakening (2017) **REVIEW**

Amityville, we all have heard the story sometime in our lives or seen the movies. Something really bad happened there that is difficult to explain. The Amityville house just stands there, no one living in it cause of the bad spirits in it. Bad? Okay, evil as they come.

Joan is a single mother with 3 children, one of them is her comatose son, who she wishes to be better. So she takes her children and moves to Long Island where better doctors are in hopes to make him better. But there’s one thing she didn’t tell her oldest daughter, the house they now live in is the Amityville house. Where gruesome murders happened in late 60’s supposedly with help of demonic spirits.

But Joan being sad and can’t accept the accident that put her son in the coma she think the house can help him get better. Without believing the consequences that might happen. She just wants him better. So its’ up Belle, the oldest, to prove her mother wrong and help her sick brother.

‘Amityville: The Awakening’ wasn’t much scary to be fully honest with you. Had 1 or 2 jump scares. Story line is VERY predictable. I wouldn’t waste my time watching this film again.

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

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – Joan (The Hateful Eight, Road to Perdition, Twin Peaks, Atypical)
  • Bella Thorne – Belle (The DUFF,The  Babysitter, Blended, You Get Me)
  • Mckenna Grace – Juliet (I Tonya, Gifted, Fuller House, Once Upon a Time, Independence Day: Resurgance)
  • Cameron Monaghan – James (Gotham, Shameless, The Giver, Mercy Street)
  • Thomas Mann – Terrence (Project X, Hansel & Gretel, Kong: Skull Island)
  • Taylor Spreitler – Marissa (Kevin Can wait, Casual, Melissa & Joey, Girl on the Edge)
  • Jennifer Morrison – Candice ( Once Upon a Time, House, Warrior, Star Trek, How I Met Your Mother)

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

Franck Khalfoun is both a director and a actor. He directed films such as P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, I Lived, Amityville:The Awakening.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) **REVIEW**

When we first met Thor he was basically a party boy who wouldn’t listen to his father’s advice. Everything was a game to him. Then he got into the Avengers. But we never understood Thor’s powers, til Ragnarok.

 

Thor is out in the universe looking for the infinity stones but when he comes back to Asgaard something isn’t exactly right.. but it doesn’t take him long to figure out what. Dear  old Loki – God of mischief. He had put Odin in New York and took his place. And this is where Thor meets Dr Strange who tells him where Odin is – Norway. But they need to hurry, Odin is sick. And here is where the biggest secret Odin kept from everyone. Odin has a daughter. We all thought Thor was the first-born but no. Hela is the first-born. Back when her and Odin ruled the 9 realms by fear and blood. Odin kept her imprisoned for her thirst for blood and war grew stronger. Soon as Odin had taken his goodbye to his boys he passed. And so the gateway to Hela’s prison opened up.

So now Thor & Loki gotta fight her but something goes wrong on the way back to Asgaard. Thor gets taken captive so fight in an arena, very similar to Gladiators. Where he meets… wait for it… HULK. So they gotta fight each other but here’s where things get interesting. Hulk doesn’t remember much so what happened really when Banner left? We get a taste test of Thor’s true powers because Hela DESTROYED the hammer.

Thor knows that only way for him to get Asgaard back from Hela and save the people is for team up with Hulk, Loki and a woman. A woman who captured him and sold him to the games. He heard by rumor that she is a Asgaardian, when he see’s her tattoo. Her knows EXACTLY who she is – Valkyrie

Thor is filled with great humor, wit and the thing that always works – awesome fighting scenes. I am most impressed by how we finally got to see Thor’s true powers and they work but I am sure we get to see more of it when Avangers come out with new film I think next year. Take your friends and go see Thor: Ragnarok today, it’s absolutely amazing.

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

  • Chris Hemworth – Thor (Thor, Avengers, Rush, Ghostbusters, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)
  • Tom Hiddleston – Loki (Thor, Avengers, Night Managers, Kong: Skull Island, Crimon Peak)
  • Cate Blanchett – Hela (Lord of the Rings, The Curious Case of: Benjamin Button, The Hobbit, How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Idris Elba – Heimdall (Dark Tower, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, Thor, Zootropolis)
  • Jeff Goldblum – Grandmaster (Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Portlandia, Mortdecai, Le week-end)
  • Tessa Thompson – Valkyrie (Dear White People, Creed: The Rocky Legacy, When a Stranger Calls, Westworld)
  • Karl Urban – Skurge (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Dredd, The Bourne Supremacy, Riddick, Thor)
  • Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner/Hulk (Avengers, Shutter Island, Spotlight, Now You See Me)
  • Anthony Hopkins – Odin (Hannibal, Red Dragon, Thor, The Elephant Man, Transformers: The Last Knight)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Dr Strange (The Imitation Game, Dr Strange, Black Mass, Hobbit, Star Trek: Into Darkness)

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

Taika Waititi started out as an actor but now he mainly does writing and directing. He is known for directing films such as; Thor: Ragnarok, The Inbetweeners, Boy. Make sure you check him out.

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Netflix Original: 1922 (2017) **REVIEW**

It’s been a incredible year for the horror king himself; Stephen King. We seen The Mist, IT and now Netflix is dropping some Mr King stuff and we have ‘1922’ coming out first. What got my attention with this is the story itself. It’s not a long film but oh boy it is a good one.

It’s 1922, Wilfred is a farmer who is doing a good job with help with his son Henry. His wife Arlette hates the farm and want to sell some land, and obviously Wilfred isn’t exactly too keen on that idea. So he gets a ‘brilliant’ idea of starting to turn their son against his mother. One day, out of the blue, Wilfred agrees with his wife to his wife’s idea to sell some land to get money. He gets her drunk, Wilfred ad Henry carries her to bed. And that is when things goes south. Both of them kills Arlette, in her sleep. To avoid selling some land. She was  going to sell anyway without her husbands say so.

Wil and Henry now gets rid of the body and all the evidence of her blood. They are making it look like she took off with a suitcase of clothes and their savings. Everything seems aright so far but then Wil starting to notice some things going around the house. He see’s silhouettes of his wife and lot’s of rats coming everywhere. Some would say this is guilt playing him some tunes or is it an actual haunting taking place?

‘1922’ is a little slow but the story in itself is really good and I would recommend anyone to head over to Netflix and see it right now. You won’t be disappointed. Actors are incredible and so is the story.

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

  • Thomas Jane – Wilfred James (The Mist, Deep Blue Sea, Dreamcatcher Face/Off)
  • Molly Parker – Arlette James (The Road, Kissed, Deadwood, House of Cards)
  • Dylan Schmid – Henry James (Once Upon a Time, Horns, Shut Eye, Anything for Love)
  • Kaitlyn Bernard – Shannon Cottorie (The Healer, Cadence, When Calls the Heart)
  • Neal MacDonough – Harlan Cottorie (Minority Report, Flags of our Fathers, Star Trek: First Contact)
  • Tanya Champoux – Sallie Cottorie (The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2012, Eve and the Fire House, A Christmas to Remember)
  • Brian d’Arcy James – Sheriff James (Spotlight, Shrek the Musical, Game Change)
  • Patrick Keating – Mr Stoppenhauser (The Betrayed, The Deadly Pledge, The X Files: I want to Believe)

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

Zak Hilditch wrote and directed ‘1922’ and you might have seen some of his other work. Mostly shorts. These Final Hours, Transmission and bigger films along side with latest 1922.

 

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Netflix Original: What Happened to Monday (2017) **REVIEW**

If you are a film lover you most likely seen a film where Noomi Rapace is the lead in. If it was Prometheus or the Millenium – series were she played Lisbeth  Salander.

Could you be able to live in a world where you are only allowed 1 child? If you have more the government will come and take her/him away from you. Due to over populating the world so some measures have to be taken. Terrence Settman just lost his daughter giving birth to 7 daughters. He decides to keep them all and teach them from his home. When they get old enough they need to take the identity of 1 singular person – Karen Settman. And how he set this up is this; each girl have a name, which is a weekday. So Monday goes out on Monday, Tuesday on Tuesday and so on.

To live like this everyday you need to show your day to the others and let them know about your day. Each girl have a bracelet they use to film their day so after dinner, its time to see what happened during the day. Have to be exact on the details because if they get find out, something bad will happen.

‘What Happened to Monday’ must be one of the best films I’ve seen during 2017 this far. Noomi is excellent playing 7 different people with 7 different personalities. Must have been difficult but she managed to nail it perfectly. I would recommend anyone to see ‘What Happened to Monday’ – best film Netflix Originals have created thus far.

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

  • Noomi Rapace – The Settman siblings (Prometheus, Girl With Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Girl who kicked the hornets nest, Child 44, Beyond)
  • Glenn Close – Nicolette Cayman (The Girl with all the Gifts, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Anesthesia, Fatal Attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Willem Dafoe – Terrence Settman (Finding Nemo, SpiderMan, Platoon, The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Marwan Kenzari – Adrian Knowles (The Mummy, Ben-Hur, The Promise, Collide)
  • Christian Rubeck – Joe (Genius, Max Manus, Allied)
  • Kirsty Averton – Mia (The Holly Kane Experiment, Our Girl, 50 Kisses)

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

Tommy Wirkola best known for films as Hansel & Gretel, Dead Snow, Red vs Dead and so many more. Something you probably seen. Tommy being a Norwegian director/producer born in 1979.

 

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Netflix Original: Burning Sands (2017) **REVIEW**

So many different movies out there about fraternities. We have comedies & drama’s. All different stories but when you see one it seems like you’ve seen them all. ‘Burning Sands’ can be found on Netflix under Originals category.

University, not so much different from High School, you want to fit in so bad you apply for different houses to be part of. But to be accepted you gotta do some assignments. Sometimes these assignments can be deadly and the school just look the other way just so they won’t lose money. Zurich is a man who want to be part of a frathouse so bad but with each assignment he gets more and more injured, because they like to use violence on the pledges to the point its a question of assault. As Zurich tries hard to do the assignments right and not get a beatdown he is aso failing his girlfriend & classes. So actually how has he planned to manage this?

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

  • Segun Akande – Big Brother Malcolm (Aissa’s Story, Dirt, Mother of George)
  • Malik Bazille – Dwight (Creed, A Gentleman, Happy Hour)
  • Tosin Cole – Frank (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, HollyOaks, Shelter)
  • Keenan Echols – Big Brother Turrel (Containment, Left Behind, The Vampire Diaries, 24:Legacy)
  • Mitchell Edwards – Stephon (Bedeviled, Gorenos, The Narrative of Dalvin Reynolds)
  • Steve Harris – Dean Richardson (Minority Report, The Rock, Quarantine, The Practise)
  • DeRon Horton – Square (Dear White People, Lions & Lambs, Haven)
  • Trevor Jackson – Zurich (American Crime, Grown-ish, Black-ish, Juveniles)
  • Daimion Johnson – Big Brother Fred (War Dogs, Burn Notice, Graceland)

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

Gerard McMurray known for some films I’ve seen in the past such as Fruitvale Station, Get Some, Fig & currently filming next years Purge.

 

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