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Geostorm (2017) **REVIEW**

Weather movies.. love them or hate them, Hollywood have spewed out quite a few of them over the years and  this one no different but with one little small difference. When I first heard about “Geostorm” I thougth ‘FFS, can’t they make anything original anymore? Another weather disaster movie coming’ and oh boy was I right.

 

We got a scientist played by Gerard Butler, Jake Lawson. He and 600 other scientists invented something that could stop disastrous weather. Cool. Awesome. But.. someone managed to hack it and now it’s attacking earth. They placed it in space. And you know that is never a good idea.

Jake and his brother Max, who also works with this program, is now working together trying to figure out who hacked the space thing that is now attacking earth and killing millions of people with weird weathers. Jake is up in space and his brother is on earth. It all end up with Max kidnapping the president to get kill codes for the space ship(!?) so they can stop the weather to attack.

I have to say.. ‘Geostorm’. Not the greatest film I’ve seen. Sure it got some really cool effects when it comes to the weather but that’s about it. Movie itself is a bit cringe. Would I recommend it? Uhm.. no I wouldn’t. If you want to see a movie with cool effects yeah sure, see it. But here is 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. I have to say I got a little disappointed. But there’s been so much weather disaster movies in the past that not every single one will hold up.

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

  • Gerard Butler – Jake Lawson (300, The Bounty hunter, Olympus Has fallen, London Has Fallen, Machine Gun Preacher)
  • Jim Sturgess – Max Lawson ( 21, The Best Offer, Cloud Atlas)
  • Abbie Cornish – Sarah Wilson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Solace, Seven Psychopaths)
  • Alexandra Maria Lara – Ute Fassbinder (You Are Wanted, Rush, Move On, Woman in Love)
  • Eugenio Derbez – Al Hernandez (Real Rob, Miracles from Heaven, Aztec Warrior)
  • Amr Waked – Ray Dussette (Riviera, Marco Polo, Lucy, Odysseus, Spiral)
  • Andy Garcia – President Andrew Palma (The Godfather, Ocean’s Twelve, Passengers, Ballers, True Memoirs of an International Assassin)
  • Ed Harris – Leonard Dekkom (WestWorld, Mother!, Apollo 13, The Abyss, The Truman Show, Pain & Gain)

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

Dean Devlin mostly known for some of Hollywoods great movies such as Independence Day(1996), Godzilla (1998) & Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Stargate (1994). He’s both a producer, director & actor from New York.

 

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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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Insidious: The Last Key (2018) **REVIEW**

So.. I came around to see the new Insidious. I been waiting on it so excited and… what shall I say? I don’t know.

We get to meet Elise again and this time we see an old torturer of hers. When she was a kid her father beat her and punished her by putting her in a dark basement when she spoke about ghosts she saw in the house. When she was in the basement something tricked her into opening a door and something came out. Something scary.

Fast forward til 2010 and she’s older now. She gets a call about a haunting and turns out – it’s her old house she lived in as a kid. The person living there now need help for the haunting is becoming bad. First Elise didn’t want to take this job but then she decides to. And what is about to be uncovered can put chills in your spine.

‘Insidious’ horror franchise is one I love but the third movie and certainly this one didn’t impress me too much. At first ‘The Last key’ had it’s scary moment and made me go “HELL NO” but closer to the end it got, less scary it became. Almost felt very rushed. At least with the first 2 they took their time with it and that’s not the case with this one. Felt a bit disappointed.

I wouldn’t exactly recommend it to anyone but if you have been following the saga from the get go then I say watch it. Get your own opinion about it.

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

  • Lin Shaye – Elise (Insidious, There’s Something About That Mary, The Black Room, Mountain Top)
  • Leigh Whannell – Specs (Insidious, Saw, Cooties, The Bye Bye Man)
  • Angus Sampson – Tucker (Insidious, Winchester, Fargo, Mad Max: Road Fury)
  • Kirk Acevedo – Ted Garza (Band of Brothers, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Arrow, Kingdom)
  • Caitlin Gerard – Imogen ( Magic Mike XXL, The Assignment, Smiley, Pocket Listing )
  • Spence Locke – Melissa (Resident Evil: Extinction & Afterlife, Cougar Town, Bridal Boot Camp)
  • Josh Stewart – Gerald ( The Collector, The Collection, The Punisher, The Dark Knight Rises)
  • Bruce Davison – Christian (X-Men, Blindspot, The Exorcist TvShow, Kingdom)

 

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

Adam Robitel, a Emmy-nominated producer, writer & director, you might have seen his previous work such as Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (2015), The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), Cut/Print (2012), He’s a talented in what he does and make sure you check out some of his film today!

 

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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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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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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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Alien: Covenant (2017) **REVIEW**

Remember when ‘Prometheus’ was released? You could say this is a follow-up. A ship is out in space towards a new colony, they need to be in sleep for about 14 years. But something happens 7 years in their sleep, some of the crew members get waken and now they have to fix the ship. Because on board they have about 2.000 colonisers and 1150 embryos.

But during repairs they pick up a signal, a song  from earth. So they decide to locate the signal and they find someone who’s been missing for 10 years. A scientist named Elizabeth Shaw from the ship Prometheus. They find the robot, David,  she was traveling with and now they have to fight for their lives. As some sort of mist goes in their bodies and few seconds to minutes later something claws it’s way out of the host body and start chasing down other humans.

‘Alien: Covenant’ made people skeptical but after seeing it, it’s actually quite good. Got scares moment and it’s gory as… if you appreciate the ‘Alien’ franchise I’d say you would most likely like this one. We get to find out what happened to Dr Shaw, since last time we saw her she left a planet in a ship to go after someone, been a while since I saw ‘Prometheus’ so I think I’ll have to see it again.

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

  • Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Assassins Creed, Xmen: Days of future past, Tresspass Against us)
  • Katherine Waterston (Fantstic Beats and where to find them, Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice)
  • Billy Crudup (Watchmen, Almost fmaous, Big Fish)
  • Danny McBride (This is the End, Pineapple Express, Your Highness)
  • Carmen Ejogo ( The Purge: Anarchy, Selma, Away We Go)
  • Jussie Smollett (The Mighty Ducks, The Skinny, North)
  • Callie Hernandez (Lala Land, Blair Witch, Graves)
  • Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color, You’re Next, Sun Don’t Shine)

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

We have none other than Ridley Scott. Does his name sound familiar? It should. He’s been behind films such as Blade Runner, Alien, The Martian, Prometheus, Morgan and many many more. He’s born in the United Kingdom, his father was a Royal Engineer, His father encourage him to develop his artistic side and he went into the film industry.

 

 

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