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Netflix Original: Aggretsuko (2018) **REVIEW**

Netflix released a new original and this one must be one of the most funniest I’ve seen in a while. Got a bit bored yesterday and watched all 10 episodes in one evening. It was quite easy to do so, each episode was only 15 minutes long and you get 10 episodes.

Retsuko is a 25 year old female Panda accountant, her boss is horrible, she hates her job. But she loves karaoke. She goes to one place everyday and sings to get her aggression out from the day. But you’ll never believe the genre she likes – Death Metal. And she is quite good in singing in that genre.

This Panda is all of us. The emotions during & after work. Frustration with life. I don’t think I laughed so hard in a while. The show is absolutely brilliant. We follow Retsuko in 10 episodes doing various thing like getting a boyfriend, starting yoga, become friends with 2 high up other fellow ladies at the company she works for. A guy seriously crushing on her. It’s everyday life, maybe, for some. Anywho, the show in itself is funny, consistent, best part is each episode follows the previous one. You get to see her becoming more strong, confident and just awesome.

Find Aggretsuko now on Netflix, you will not regret it.

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

  • Erica Mendez – Retsuko
  • Katelyn Gault – Fenneko
  • Debra Cardona – Tsubone

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Proud Mary (2018) **REVIEW**

When it comes to Taraji P Henson, she does not disappoint with her performances. You can feel her entire heart was in it. If you haven’t seen her in films or TV Show, you should check her out now.

‘Proud Mary’ is about this kickass female assassin who works for a criminal family in Boston. In the beginning we see Mary entering a building and shooting a guy, she hears noises and open a door where she see’s a kid with headphones on playing video games. She leaves the apartment building with a photo of the boy she saw. Asking around about him til she found him and she found him, in a alley passed out after chasing down a guy who stole his bag.

Waking up in her apartment in takes a while for him to open to her but he is being suspicious of her. She let’s him stay in her apartment, eat as much food as he likes and watch TV. After all, the kid is basically homeless and got no where to go. We quickly get to see her screwing up by killing a guy who made the boy run drugs between clients. So Mary, loses her tempter and shoots the criminal, called Uncle. Stirring up something old and a possible war.

She struggles with everything. But what she isn’t struggling with is the boy. Keeps him on his toes and keeps him in check. Makes her feel maybe she should leave the criminal war and take this boy for a better life. Even though her boss wants her to train the boy to become just like her and to work for the family she works for. She doesn’t want that, she wants out and she wants move.. she wants it now. What Mary wants, Mary takes.

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

  • Taraji.P Henson – Mary (Hidden Figures, The Karate Kid, Empire, Date Night)
  • Billy Brown – Tom (How To Get Away With Murder, Sons of Anarchy, Legends, The Following, Dexter)
  • Jahi Di’Allo Winston – Danny (Libby and Malcolm, The Upside, Feed the Beast)
  • Xander Berkeley – Uncle (The Walking Dead, Born Guilty, Shanghai Noon, Air Force One, Gattaca)
  • Danny Glover – Benny (Lethal Weapon Franchise, 2012, Monster Trucks, Gridlocked, Consumed)

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

Babak Najafi a Iranian director known for some famous movies. The London Has Fallen (2016) Sebbe (2010) and many more. What I could see on IMDb he mostly done Swedish movies and some that I’ve seen so check this guy out and movies he’s done.

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The Ritual (2017) **REVIEW**

Have you ever wanted to go hiking in the Scandinavian mountain side? There’s some real gorgeous landscape. Air is fresh and crisp. Non-polluted creeks. It’s a dream. And that is what a group of friends thought too. Until it wasn’t.

5 friends – Luke, Phil, Hutch, Dom & Robert – sitting in a pub and trying to discuss where to go on a lads trip. Robert gave the suggestion going on a hiking trip to Sweden. The rest of the group laughed and they left the pub still discussing where to go. They stop by a convenient store and 2 of them go inside but to only walk right into a robbery in progress. One hides and other gets his head slashed in half. Sounds brutal and the scene is brutal too.

Now.. 4 of the friends are on a hiking trip in Sweden in the memory of their dead friend. You can tell that the chemistry in the group are quite tense. They walking up the mountains and look at the map, one of them seeing a shortcut through the forest below. They where soon going to regret that decision.

As they are confused and disgusted they decide to keep going. Starting raining like crazy they find a cabin in the woods and decide to go inside. Nothing strange will happen here right? WRONG! As they are warming up and waking up next day with nightmares. But these dreams seem a little too real. They shake it off and decide to keep walking so they can leave the forest. But nothing is so simple. Something is following them after their stay in the cabin. Only matter of time before something bad starts to happen and its tearing the group apart and this thing, takes advantage of it.

‘The Ritual’ is based on the book written by Adam Nevill. I didn’t know it was a good book til recently but I have put an order in and waiting for the book. Excited to read it.

This movie is a very detailed horror movie with guts and blood so if you are sensitive, don’t watch it. But ‘The Ritual’ was really good. One of the best horror films I’ve seen in a while. It’s currently on Netflix but not in Latin America & UK so I would suggest see if you can rent it but I went on and bought. After seeing this my faith in horror movies for upcoming year have been restored.

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

  • Rafe Spall – Luke (Life of Pi, Hot Fuzz, The Big Short, Prometheus, The BFG)
  • Arsher Ali – Phil ( The Darkest Universe, Ackley Bridge, Doctor Who, Silent Witness)
  • Robert James Collier – Hutch ( Downtown Abbey, A Christmas Star, Ryse: Son of Rome)
  • Sam Troughton – Dom ( King Lear, Midsummer Murders, Vera Drake, Alien vs Predator)
  • Paul Reid – Robert (Vikings, Tommy’s Honour, London Irish, Raw)
  • Kerri McLean – Gayle ( Rellik, Small Island, Doctors, HollyOaks)

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

David Bruckner, he’s known for directing horror movies and you maybe have seen some of his work already. Such as: V/H/S (2012), Southbound (2015), Siren  (2016).

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Netflix Original: Step Sisters (2018) **REVIEW**

If you ever seen ‘Pitch Perfect’ or ‘Drumline’ and loved it then you would love ‘Step Sisters’. Same creators who wrote and directed ‘Pitch Perfect’ and ‘Drumline’ created ‘Step Sisters’ and this one surprised me in  good way. It’s funny, clever and the clap back the movie contains are absolutely perfect.

Jamilah, a well accomplished young college girl with a bright future. She works part-time in the Dean’s office. She’s the President of her sorority, captain of the sorority’s Stepping team. Her plans are to go to Harvard Law with her boyfriend. She got her entire life figured out until it’s about to get a little turned upside down.

Jamilah is friends with another girl from a different sorority house, Beth, a spunky girl with lots of humor. She agrees to go with Beth to her sorority party thinking it might be safe and gets ‘white girl drunk’, she’s having fun until a girl from said sorority is caught having sex in the bushes, it gets filmed and spread on the internet. So now, this sorority is on the verge of getting disbarged, UNLESS… Jamilah help them with a charity step contest so she can get her Harvard Law recommendation from the Dean who’s a alumni.

As she trains the girls she also noticing some set back with her boyfriend and with other girls from sorority she’s trying to help. They aren’t exactly taking it seriously. And then… all of the sudden.. picture’s from Jamilah’s drunken night gets leaked and here’s where all goes to shit. Jamilah loses her job, her boyfriend – well she left him, she loses her own sorority by them being judgemental about white girls doing Step. Jamilah decides to leave the college and continue her last class online. But then truth comes out of who leaked the photo’s and I have to say… no surprise but Jamilah’s reaction is the best.

‘Step Sisters’ are one of the funniest I’ve seen. We see girls coming together to save their house. With some minor setbacks. ‘Step Sisters’ is a film anyone can see really, well I’d say no children because alcohol and sexual references. If you would need a cheer me up, then this one is definitely recommended.

 

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

  • Megalyn Echikunwoke – Jamilah (House of Lies, That’s 70’s Show, 24, CHIPS)
  • Eden Sher – Beth (Veronica Mars, The Middle, Weeds, The Outcasts, Sing It)
  • Lyndon Smith – Danielle ( Parenthood, White Famous, Secret In Their Eyes, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Gage Golightly – Libby ( Teen Wolf, 5ive Days til Midnight, Cabin Fever, The Troop)
  • Alessandra Torresani – Amber (The Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story, Two and a half Men, Outlaw)
  • Nia Jervier – Saundra (Dear White People, La La Land)
  • Marque Richardson – Kevin ( Dear White People, True Blood, Rosewood, All the Way, Dating Daisy)

 

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

Charles Stone III best known for his work of Drumline (2002), Paid in Full (2002), Lila & Eve (2015).

 

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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The Great Wall (2016) **REVIEW**

‘The Great Wall’ isn’t just a chinese fast food place I order frequently from it’s also a very good film starring Matt Damon. There are a lot of legends about what the wall of China was used for, what it’s protecting and ‘The Great Wall’ is one of those films that tells one of those legends.

A the film begins we see a group of men running from a tribe in China, being chased and killed, picked off one by one. They manage to shake them off an hide in the mountains. As there are a few men left sitting by the fire, all of the sudden something comes for them, sneaking and snatching them, one by one they fall. William (Matt Damon) kills one of them, get’s a foot as a trophy. He and his friend Tovar rides and ends up by a large wall, they obviously get’s captured but they show the large army the foot they have and all of the sudden, the leaders of the army seems intrigued by them. Shortly after that, we get to see what exactly they are fighting and now William and Tovar have a choice to make, fight along side them or stay hidden. Because, this army won’t let them leave because they have seen what they are fighting and it needs to be kept a secret from the outside world.

‘The Great Wall’ is much better than you might think, give it a chance and watch it. If you like some cool fighting scenes, awesome visual effects and people in some kickass armors then trust me, this film is for you.

Actors: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han and many more.

The Conjuring 2 (2016) **REVIEW**

Ed and Lorraine are known for investigating the paranormal as Lorraine can contact the dead and see them. They did an investigation of Amityville and that put them right in the public eye. As for when they were asked to help out a little girl in England and this haunting was one of the most diabolical and evil they encountered.

The second part of The Conjuring the meet Ed and Lorraine once more and this time, they are being asked to help out  in Enfield, England. A case that got a lot of attention in media. And this story is based on a true story. You can read various stories about that hunting by clicking HERE!

England in 1977 so much was going on the country but this one family: Hodgson’s family had a very difficult time. Their 11-year-old was subdued to an evil in the house. A single mom taking care of 4 children on her own, they are struggling in many ways and those families are very vulnerable to the paranormal. At first an expert are saying she is faking it because the paranormal isn’t true. Ed and Lorraine tell a different story. Janet is the 11-year-old girl who is being the victim in this story. First no one believes her until herself and her siblings are being levitated and thrown across the room. At first we think it’s only one spirit but throughout the film we get clues. Clues that are easy to miss. Something else is blocking visions for Lorraine, she can’t see or feel what’s in this house.

Questions is, how on earth are they going to help this family without getting seriously hurt? If a paranormal entity is this powerful to block it all from Lorraine, then who or more what are we dealing with? It all started with a game of Ouija. Lesson here is – DON’T!

Actors: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente and many more.

 

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