Brimstone Movie Review

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I got to see this movie on a Saturday afternoon…now normally I leave watching movies like this during the evening so I can have some time to really digest the movie the next day…I should have done that in the first place.

Brimstone is a 2016-2017 western thriller film written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, starring Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington, and Carice van Houten.  The story follows Dakota Fanning’s character Liz in four gut wrenching chapters. You see how Liz must fight to keep herself and her family safe, but also see the horrors Liz had been through.

I’m not all great with western type movies but this one will leave you really messed up in the head for days to come (but in a very good way). There is not one cast member who didn’t do an outstanding job. You couldn’t get attached to a character for long as each character you will feel in your heart and soul as you see them develop on screen.

Even with such a short screen time, Kit Harington did an amazing job with his character and southern accent. Plus, kudos to him on learning that accent in 24 hours instead of the usual months you must prepare for.

I do highly recommend this movie. But I must warn the subjects of this movie are heavily on pedophilia and rape. If these bothers or triggers you I advise you to not watch this movie. But if you can stomach these topics then you won’t be disappointed.

I also advice after the movie to watch some cartoons or a marathon of Tom & Jerry, because trusts me you will need that…and leave your lights on while you’re at it…

 

Spectral Movie Review

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I was already excited about this movie coming out on Netflix and the trailer for this movie looked pretty good. But once I started watching the film…I was instantly hooked!

Spectral is an American military science fiction film that was directed by Nic Mathieu. This movie was originally supposed to be out in movie theaters but one of the production companies it was under didn’t want to take a chance with it, so Netflix picked it up and broadcast it on their network.

Honestly, I could see myself going to the movie theaters and enjoying this! It has great enough action; the sci-fi concept reminded me a bit of James Cameron’s Aliens meets Ivan Reitman’s “Ghostbusters” (with a very serious tone). Funny enough I thought of a cool way if you wanted to do a unique back story on Winston Zeddemore (original Ghostbusters) character, you could easily use this movie’s concept.

Over all it was a great and exciting movie. I got involved with the characters and the acting from everyone was fantastic. You can tell the budget on this movie was low but not low enough where it took you away from the movie. I recommend watching this with a surround sound system because honestly that is the way to go!

 

I don’t recommend Netflix and chilling on this one…You’ll be so into the movie you will forget about chilling! I highly recommend this movie!

 

The Hateful Eight

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While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.

Just needed to write a quick review of me seeing “The Hateful Eight” this holiday weekend. First off, I must comment that Samuel L Jackson was by far the best character in that small cabin. The movie was a bit long for my taste but the dialogue kept you interested throughout the movie and both Samuel L’s character & Walton Goggin’s character had an amazing chemistry and I hope one day they will work with each other again soon.

Watch it if you’re into westerns and 3 hours + movies. If you’re not into that then still give it a go…you won’t be disappointed.

 

Trolls 2: What the hell was I thinking…

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One night I and my husband were reminiscing on the types of movies we grew up watching as a kid. For some god forsaken reason, I mentioned Trolls 2 and was like:

“OMG it was such an awesome movie! We should see it again!” I just remembered it being a decent movie and my husband having the same enthusiasm as me and we were just excited to see this movie…long and behold we were only about three minutes into the movie before we decided to turn it off…

I’m still trying to figure out how me and my husband decided as kids that we thought this was a good movie…I know they say as a kid you’ll like anything, but my goodness is that the fucking truth! The acting was horrible! The special effects were just cringe worthy and the concept for this movie was way out there!

I mean we’ve seen some bad movies together (Twilight is a perfect example…my husband keeps calling them fairies lol) but trying to get through trolls 2 was hard! Usually we finish a bad movie but this was something me and my hubby couldn’t wrap our minds around…So that was the last time I tried to dig deep into my childhood and suggesting a movie…This time we could look up trailers to see how good it was!

Spooks the greater good Movie Review

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Just finished watching the Spooks the greater good movie this afternoon and I felt well…disappointed.

Spooks: The Greater Good is a British spy film, continuing from the British spy series Spooks (known as MI-5 in some countries), which aired on BBC One from 2002 to 2011. Terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway (Kit Harington) must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Kit Harington fan but I felt the movie was a bit slow. The action scenes that they did have were a bit quick and not enough spark. It was disappointing considering the trailers that were coming out for months seemed interesting, but really the best parts were in those trailers. It really reminds me of another TV series I watched called Farscape and how it got cancelled and they decided to make a full-length film to continue the story for the fans. The TV show was fucking awesome but once they decided to make a film adaptation of it, it was quickly put together, if you never seen the show your pretty much lost on who is who and there were a lot of gaps and holes throughout the movie. This is how I feel Spooks was. I’m sure the TV series was awesome but putting it in film seemed eh.

The villain in this film seemed unbelievable in my opinion; he’s not Hans Gruber or Simon Gruber in the Die-Hard series. Those these characters seemed crazy, menacing and if you crossed them you knew you would get your ass kicked or worst. But this villain (played by Elyes Gabel) was really doing nothing for me.

Over all Kit did his best with what he’s got. I think my favorite scene was when he was fighting one of the other agents and the agent threw him into the wall. That was pretty good. But I felt like this wasn’t one of his best movies and I know if you give him a film like Bond, Kingsman or Mission Impossible; I’m sure he would do amazing and really kick ass.

But if you want to see and hear Kit groan a lot and jump around like a crazy ass monkey then hey here is your movie!