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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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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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Snatched (2017) **REVIEW**

On occasion we all like a good funny comedy. Some comedies haven’t really been funny as of lately and that is just the case of ‘Snatched’. Starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, mother/daughter duo.

Emily is someone who does not have anything figured out, she works at a fashion store and gets fired, her boyfriend leaves her just before their trip to Ecuador. Emily travels to her mothers house because she wanted to see her daughter, by the end of the evening. Emily manages to convince her mother to go with her after finding a album of pictures of her mother traveling and going to concerts.

So the girls leave and you can straight off tell that Linda (the mother) is being annoying. She’s being ridicolous towards Emily, you know being overprotective and telling her leaving the hotel to see the culture is the worst thing. So obviously, after Emily finds a man that shows her around he invites her and her mother out to explore some more. And as you might be able to figure it out, it goes sideways from here. Emily and Linda gets kidnapped but they manage to flee, only to be chased by the boss.

Is the film any funny? No. It’s just straight up annoying. Almost like they tried too hard with it. Script was weird and so much over the top. But that is what Amy Schumer is. I find it hard to find her funny in acting comedy films, more into seeing her doing standup stuff. Would I recommend the film? Sorry, no. Don’t waste your time.

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

  • Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck)
  • Randall Park (The Interview, Trainwreck, Fresh off the Boat)
  • Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin, Overboard, Death Becomes Her)
  • Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad, Neighbors, The Mindy Project)
  • Wanda Sykes (Monster-in-Law, Evan Almighty, Over the Hedge)
  • Joan Cusack (Working Girl, Toy Story 2, Say Anything)

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

Jonathan Levine mostly known by writing scripts, couldn’t find much information on who he is. But go and check him over at IMDb

 

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Going in Style (2017) **REVIEW**

When you think about three old timers, three legendary actors starring in same film you’d think it would be a film about some old people being sassy and best friends. How about you think again?

Willie, Joe & Albert and three best friends and pensioners doing everything together, even watching Batchorlette. They are quite adorable together. One day they find out that the steel plant they worked at all their lives are going bankrupt so their pensions are being stopped and all of a sudden, they are about to lose their houses and everything. So.. Joe comes up with an idea after an experience he had at his bank; “how about he rob a bank?”. Yeah like that is going to make it all better? But after a few arguments these old chaps go for it.

They reach out to Joe’s daughters ex-husband who know some people who could possibly help with the preparation of the heist. So much planning and accuracy goes into to the entire thing because we don’t want to get caught right? It’s one wild and stupid plan we got here, will they pull it off?

It’s a really funny film with some of the acting worlds most prestigious and legendary actors. We see Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain, Alan Arkin & Christopher Lloyd. Chris sort of plays this pensioner who showing signs of dementia but delivers the one way he only knows how: funny. He is a key person in the chaps story for them to get away with the robbery.

“Going in Style” won’t disappoint you, it’s filled with laugher and all smiles. I say go for it when you are having a bad day, it will cheer you up.

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, John Ortiz, Matt Dillon, Joey King and many more.

Netflix Original: The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) **REVIEW**

‘The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’ is a comedy coming from Sweden and I found it the other day on Netflix and talk I was happy. As some of you might not know I’m born and raised in Sweden so comedy was a huge part of my life since it’s part of our culture. The main character is a huge comedy actor and one my favorite from home.

‘The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’ is about a man called Allan Karlsson who was a spy for the Russians and Americans during Cold War. He developed something called Folksoda and now people are looking for him to get the recipe.  So Allan and his friend goes from Bali where the film begins to go to Berlin to pick up the recipe for the Folksoda but ends up in Russia first to then take a train to Berlin. On the plane from Bali to Berlin Allan’s pet friend monkey went into his bag and he got out in the plane caused panic and had to get off in Russia.

So, when it gets out in the world that Allan is alive and Russian woman living in Sweden goes after him (her father worked with Allan during Cold War) and then a British man also goes after him. So when  Allan and his friend travels around to find the recipe to only find it.. well.. not in Berlin. It’s quite funny one and one of my favorite actors – Robert Gustafson – playing Allan. Loved every bit of it.

It’s a Netflix Original film, got happy to find it on the British one, so have a look on your Netflix and see if they added it in your country. Keep in mind – it’s in Swedish so it’s subtitled.

Actors: Robert Gustafsson, Crystal the Monkey, Caroline Boulton, Jens Hulten, Colin McFarlane, Joseph Long, David Schaal, David Wiberg, Georg Nikoloff and many more.

Zootopia (2016) **REVIEW**

When it comes to Disney and Pixar they usually make films lately to explain to children what friendship is, what family is (not always blood) and so on. And they been doing it using animals or aliens. And Zootopia teaches you about friendship and not judging other people based on who they are and where they are from.

Judy, a small little bunny from a faring village outside of the city Zootopia. She got some vivid imagination and as a child she wanted to become a the first bunny police officer. Obviously, people mocked her for her dreams. But once she became an adult it was off to the academy. What happens next? She graduates. Her assignment is; Zootopia. She’s excited but for her parents, they get a little worried. Specially knowing Zootopia got foxes. So they try to give her some fox repellent.

Once on the job, Judy meets a fox, Nick. He seems nice at first wanting to buy an ice cream for his son and she falls for it. Judy gets the assignment of finding missing otter who been missing for 2 weeks and her first lead seems to be Nick. So she goes and find him and black mails him to helping her (kids, never do that). While trying to find the otter they unfold something bigger, a lot of animals from the predator family have gone missing and no one connected the dots until Judy and Nick finds ALL of the missing animals. But why exact;y is a specific kind of animals going insane? It can’t be just DNA, something else must be behind it and Judy is determined to find out why.

‘Zootopia’ is a fantastic film for kids and adults to watch, I love watching it and seen it a few times already. It contains a lot of humor for the adults and kids.

Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, J.K Simmons and many more.

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