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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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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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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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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) **REVIEW**

There are several different films about King Arthur and how he became king. This is no different. We seen an adaption in latest ‘Transformers‘  where he had help from a drunk called Merlin and he got help from outer space robots.

In this adaption we see a dark ages adaption where magic exist. In the beginning we see a toddler Arthur being shipped away to be saved when Camelot is being under siege. Both his parents die when they are trying to save him. So, Arthur grows up in a whore houses thinking he was the son of a prostitute, as an adult he later ran the house he grew up in. No idea who he actually is. Until one day when he is being shipped back home. Arthur’s uncle is now the king and he want to find Arthur to later kill him so he can become the true king. Doesn’t actually go as planned for him.

We see Arthur’s journey to kinghood, he grows as a man and fighter. He gets Excalibur and that sword is showing him some powerful stuff, but he refuses to accept the sword and his heritage. Until he simply have to.

We see some very familiar faces in the film like Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pasific Rim), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamon, Gladiator), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Spy), Michael Persbrandt (Beck, The Hobbit). And that is just to name a few of them. The director of this film is none other than Guy Ritchie.

Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Michael Persbrandt, Craig McGinlay, Tom Wu and many more.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) **REVIEW**

This is it people. This is the last one of this epic story about the hero ape we all know and love, Caesar. His final act to save the apes from a war that Koba started. This film felt a bitter-sweet just as when I went to see ‘Logan‘.

In the beginning we get to see a group of military men approaching a camp guarded by apes. Shortly after they start shooting but man loses and gets captured, but there is something we haven’t seen before – apes helping man. Turns out they are refugee apes who helped Koba.  So now they are helping man, thinking the humans will take care of them but in fact, they have been given ridiculous names and being ridiculed.

After an ambush that humans did at the apes secret hideout, Caesar’s two closest gets killed, he decides it’s time to flee but he will go elsewhere, to look for the man who killed the two apes. Caesar  turned into the one thing he swore he never become; Koba. Hate is flowing through him and he won’t let go.

What you will see in this film is something truly amazing. We never seen Caesar this determined of anything. We also get to see something different, something that will make you go ‘HUH’. I don’t want to say too much without ruining the film, but  the virus that killed the humans before have now  mutated and turning them different. Some say they can’t communicate but they can, by learning sign language.

If you are a massive fan of this series I’d say you should see this film. It gives a certain closer to the franchise.

Actors: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Ty Olsson, Toby Kebbell and many more.

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