Movie I Saw

Questions, Comments?   I review movies, mostly to keep count of how many I watch.

This week we will be looking at horns and some others. I’m pretty tired but there will be more posts this week

This week we will be looking at horns and some others. I’m pretty tired but there will be more posts this week

— 10 hours ago
#horns  #horror  #Halloween  #halloween month  #review  #reviews  #Movie I Saw 
Plot: A documentary about how we are eating and how it’s wrong. 
Review: Sadly this documentary ends up being guilty of the same things that they accuse the food industry and government of. The whole thing is about how the food industry has manipulated the food and drug administration and how the things we are eating are no longer healthy or good for us.  Stuff like the fact that our bodies process pastas and cookies the same way.  That it’s just sugar and that’s not helping.  How cokes and other snacks don’t have nutrients so that our bodies take the sugars without being broken down and so they may have low calories but it doesn’t matter as we are absorbing it wrong. Or how low fat doesn’t mean healthier as they are replacing fat with sugar.  That’s all good but that’s all the documentary is. 
I already knew most of that but I understand others don’t so it was good but then the documentary just keeps repeating itself.  It never goes anywhere. Making matters worse is that the film follows a few fat kids that are trying to get healthier but time and time again we see them talking about how healthy they are eating but eating “low-fat” “processed” food and other things that are “healthy” instead of healthy.   No attempt is made to help these people or even teach them and it becomes a bit of a “freaks on parade” sick part of the movie.  The filmmakers see the people crying and asking for help which it doesn’t give. If the movie was just presenting the facts that would be fine but it’s meant as a call for change. So maybe they should start with the very people they are asking to change. 
Also the movie never gives answers, it just presents the problems a lot. At one point, they talk the about how the government and food industry will always change the point and focus on the things that we are doing instead of what we should be doing. And that’s the same thing that happens with the movie proving that they aren’t really looking for change but instead just want to help themselves. 
Which is too bad. 
Trivia:  Doesn’t deserve it. 

Plot: A documentary about how we are eating and how it’s wrong. 

Review: Sadly this documentary ends up being guilty of the same things that they accuse the food industry and government of. The whole thing is about how the food industry has manipulated the food and drug administration and how the things we are eating are no longer healthy or good for us.  Stuff like the fact that our bodies process pastas and cookies the same way.  That it’s just sugar and that’s not helping.  How cokes and other snacks don’t have nutrients so that our bodies take the sugars without being broken down and so they may have low calories but it doesn’t matter as we are absorbing it wrong. Or how low fat doesn’t mean healthier as they are replacing fat with sugar.  That’s all good but that’s all the documentary is. 

I already knew most of that but I understand others don’t so it was good but then the documentary just keeps repeating itself.  It never goes anywhere. Making matters worse is that the film follows a few fat kids that are trying to get healthier but time and time again we see them talking about how healthy they are eating but eating “low-fat” “processed” food and other things that are “healthy” instead of healthy.   No attempt is made to help these people or even teach them and it becomes a bit of a “freaks on parade” sick part of the movie.  The filmmakers see the people crying and asking for help which it doesn’t give. If the movie was just presenting the facts that would be fine but it’s meant as a call for change. So maybe they should start with the very people they are asking to change. 

Also the movie never gives answers, it just presents the problems a lot. At one point, they talk the about how the government and food industry will always change the point and focus on the things that we are doing instead of what we should be doing. And that’s the same thing that happens with the movie proving that they aren’t really looking for change but instead just want to help themselves. 

Which is too bad. 

Trivia:  Doesn’t deserve it. 

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#Fed Up  #documentary  #2014  #healthy eating  #food  #diet  #movies  #movie  #film  #films  #Movie I Saw 
Halloween Month!
Plot: An evil tire stalks the southwest.    
Review: For about an hour, rubber proves that movies can be about anything. It delivers a enjoyable killer tire movie that doubles as a commentary on the internet age and how we process entertainment now.  Where we can’t just watch anything but instead want to comment on critique instead of actually absorbing the thing. We want the opinion before we deserve one.  It’s actually a bit smart. 
The problem is pretty much exactly at the one hour mark, the movie just kind of falls apart.  It states it’s thesis and then just runs out of steam.  It has nothing left to say and no real story. So you end up really bored.   
Trivia:  Horror movies should have more trivia

Halloween Month!

Plot: An evil tire stalks the southwest.    

Review: For about an hour, rubber proves that movies can be about anything. It delivers a enjoyable killer tire movie that doubles as a commentary on the internet age and how we process entertainment now.  Where we can’t just watch anything but instead want to comment on critique instead of actually absorbing the thing. We want the opinion before we deserve one.  It’s actually a bit smart. 

The problem is pretty much exactly at the one hour mark, the movie just kind of falls apart.  It states it’s thesis and then just runs out of steam.  It has nothing left to say and no real story. So you end up really bored.   

Trivia:  Horror movies should have more trivia

— 2 days ago
#rubber  #horror  #Halloween  #halloween month  #2014  #movies  #Movie I Saw  #review  #reviews  #film  #films 
Halloween Month!
Plot: For the first time since the first movie, the Twilight saga gets actual conflict before pulling the rug in a last fuck you to any non-book readers.    
Review: Holy shit this movie was actually had things going on! It was like a whole different series. The look was better, it actually had some story and even Lee Pace came in and attempted to act for a bit. But then things fall apart as the big climatic scene, that showed real change and consequences, was just a dream sequences.  If we cut all the dream sequences out of twilight the series would be like 15 minutes of a creepy guy stalking a boring girl. 
The first is pretty fun as numerous the movie shows just how little the two parents care about their child. The plot is that they have a child that isn’t a child vampire but some people think it is so they fight instead of talk. But like one scene has Bella and Edward talk about how they wanna fuck for ten years straight without leaving their house, despite the fact that they have a daughter.  Bella is now a vampire and in Bella tradition despite doing nothing, she is the better and most powerful of any vampire ever. TWILIGHT! 
So the evil vampires decide to attack and so the Cullens decide to gain witnesses to show the evil ones that their daughter isn’t a vampire baby, which is against the law, but a vampire/human baby which isn’t? Also the fact that there was a little girl in one of the other movies doesn’t faze anyone. So the plot is based off the fact that the evil vampires don’t use phones as this could be easily fixed. Also the evil vampires say they are gonna attack either way because they hate the Cullens so UGH! But you know things are happening! It’s weird that things are moving even if everyone is written wooden and terrible there is at least an attempt at things. This presents a problem because it’s not as fun as a dumb movie but it’s also not a good movie. So it basically just becomes a bad movie EXCEPT!!! 
CREEPY TWILIGHT MOMENT: Nothing can beat the fact that Jacob, who hasn’t had a purpose since book 2, falls in love with the baby and talks about how much he loves her.  He says that it’s not just about creepy love but also how much he wants to be like a teacher, father, brother, and then lover! And this is supposed to make it better! Also at the end, they say that the girl will reach full maturity at age 7.  So Stephanie Meyer, who is making this thing up on her own, decided that Jacob should be in love with a 7 year old after falling in love with her as a baby.  I mean….. TWILIGHT!!!!    
That and Bella yelling “You nicknamed my baby after the Loch Ness Monster” made it worth it.  Also that line is better in context.  
Trivia:  The fight scene dream sequence wasn’t in the book, probably because it was dumb as hell. 

Halloween Month!

Plot: For the first time since the first movie, the Twilight saga gets actual conflict before pulling the rug in a last fuck you to any non-book readers.    

Review: Holy shit this movie was actually had things going on! It was like a whole different series. The look was better, it actually had some story and even Lee Pace came in and attempted to act for a bit. But then things fall apart as the big climatic scene, that showed real change and consequences, was just a dream sequences.  If we cut all the dream sequences out of twilight the series would be like 15 minutes of a creepy guy stalking a boring girl. 

The first is pretty fun as numerous the movie shows just how little the two parents care about their child. The plot is that they have a child that isn’t a child vampire but some people think it is so they fight instead of talk. But like one scene has Bella and Edward talk about how they wanna fuck for ten years straight without leaving their house, despite the fact that they have a daughter.  Bella is now a vampire and in Bella tradition despite doing nothing, she is the better and most powerful of any vampire ever. TWILIGHT!

So the evil vampires decide to attack and so the Cullens decide to gain witnesses to show the evil ones that their daughter isn’t a vampire baby, which is against the law, but a vampire/human baby which isn’t? Also the fact that there was a little girl in one of the other movies doesn’t faze anyone. So the plot is based off the fact that the evil vampires don’t use phones as this could be easily fixed. Also the evil vampires say they are gonna attack either way because they hate the Cullens so UGH! But you know things are happening! It’s weird that things are moving even if everyone is written wooden and terrible there is at least an attempt at things. This presents a problem because it’s not as fun as a dumb movie but it’s also not a good movie. So it basically just becomes a bad movie EXCEPT!!!

CREEPY TWILIGHT MOMENT: Nothing can beat the fact that Jacob, who hasn’t had a purpose since book 2, falls in love with the baby and talks about how much he loves her.  He says that it’s not just about creepy love but also how much he wants to be like a teacher, father, brother, and then lover! And this is supposed to make it better! Also at the end, they say that the girl will reach full maturity at age 7.  So Stephanie Meyer, who is making this thing up on her own, decided that Jacob should be in love with a 7 year old after falling in love with her as a baby.  I mean….. TWILIGHT!!!!    

That and Bella yelling “You nicknamed my baby after the Loch Ness Monster” made it worth it.  Also that line is better in context.  

Trivia:  The fight scene dream sequence wasn’t in the book, probably because it was dumb as hell. 

— 3 days ago with 1 note
#twilight  #breaking dawn part 2  #twilight breaking dawn: part 2  #horror  #movies  #Halloween  #halloween month  #movie  #Movie I Saw  #review  #reviews 
Halloween Month!
Plot: Bella and Edward get married and play chess, this movie is longer than two hours and that’s the plot.    
Review: Listen there is something entertaining about watching just how little Twilight cares.  And four movies in, the movie is not trying to get new fans or really keep old fans. It’s just trying to make as much money as it can.  I find this fascinating, that the movie makes billions but still has green screen that looks like an internet show.  
This movie is just treading water as there is not a lot of story, but they gotta make two! So not a lot goes on, there isn’t even real conflict.  The conflict is how can you make a movie out of two events: marriage and birth. 
CREEPY TWILIGHT MOMENT: every movie of twilight has a part where the relationship is shown as abusive but is presented as loving. Here the scene is Bella explaining to Edward how the bruises he gave her were a act of love.  Listen ladies, your man doesn’t love you unless he leaves you bruised and dying! Twilight!    
Trivia:  Kristen Stewart’s sick body was a prosthetic. 

Halloween Month!

Plot: Bella and Edward get married and play chess, this movie is longer than two hours and that’s the plot.    

Review: Listen there is something entertaining about watching just how little Twilight cares.  And four movies in, the movie is not trying to get new fans or really keep old fans. It’s just trying to make as much money as it can.  I find this fascinating, that the movie makes billions but still has green screen that looks like an internet show.  

This movie is just treading water as there is not a lot of story, but they gotta make two! So not a lot goes on, there isn’t even real conflict.  The conflict is how can you make a movie out of two events: marriage and birth.

CREEPY TWILIGHT MOMENT: every movie of twilight has a part where the relationship is shown as abusive but is presented as loving. Here the scene is Bella explaining to Edward how the bruises he gave her were a act of love.  Listen ladies, your man doesn’t love you unless he leaves you bruised and dying! Twilight!    

Trivia:  Kristen Stewart’s sick body was a prosthetic. 

— 4 days ago with 2 notes
#breaking dawn part 1  #twilight  #kristen stewart  #robert pattinson  #horror  #movie  #Movie I Saw  #Halloween  #halloween month  #review  #reviews 
Halloween Month!
Plot: A couple go to a bed and breakfast where bad things happen.    
Review: Happy House would have been a great short.  It starts off as a send off of the horror film tropes, where all the “spooky” and “strange” things are revealed to be nothing more than misunderstands and funny coincidences.  I mean it’s not great but at least it’s trying something and it kind of works, thanks mostly to Aya Cash and her great flexible face.  
But after awhile the movie has no place to go and becomes a very boring home invasion movie that just kind of ends for no reason. I mean it’s like a completely different movie and that movie sucks.  
Happy House needed a rewrite, a clear theme, and more Aya Cash. 
Trivia: Aya Cash is great. 

Halloween Month!

Plot: A couple go to a bed and breakfast where bad things happen.    

Review: Happy House would have been a great short.  It starts off as a send off of the horror film tropes, where all the “spooky” and “strange” things are revealed to be nothing more than misunderstands and funny coincidences.  I mean it’s not great but at least it’s trying something and it kind of works, thanks mostly to Aya Cash and her great flexible face.  

But after awhile the movie has no place to go and becomes a very boring home invasion movie that just kind of ends for no reason. I mean it’s like a completely different movie and that movie sucks.  

Happy House needed a rewrite, a clear theme, and more Aya Cash. 

Trivia: Aya Cash is great. 

— 5 days ago
#Aya Cash  #horror  #the happy house  #happy house  #Halloween  #halloween month  #2014  #Movie I Saw  #movie  #movies  #review  #reviews 
Halloween Month!
Plot: Alien slugs get in the way of a nerd trying to get a girl.    
Review: Man I miss 80s horror films!  Back then, smaller horror films were kind of able to do whatever they wanted.  I mean that’s still how it works now but now it means they are really lazy, boring and shaky cam-y, back then it made something all different.  
I mean this movie starts off with aliens chasing each other because one of them stole a secret goo.  After that, there is also an escaped convict, cheating girlfriends and scorned cop boyfriends show up before the real movie even starts.   After that it’s a pretty normal zombie/alien slug movie (how is there more than one of these!) but that’s not important.  What is important is that fun characters, 80% success rate at attempts at humor and a general sense make this a highly enjoyable affair! 
I really liked it and miss these good ole days. Not to mention that the heads of the zombies explode!  A LOT!   
Trivia:  The tool shed film was filmed after test screening. 

Halloween Month!

Plot: Alien slugs get in the way of a nerd trying to get a girl.    

Review: Man I miss 80s horror films!  Back then, smaller horror films were kind of able to do whatever they wanted.  I mean that’s still how it works now but now it means they are really lazy, boring and shaky cam-y, back then it made something all different.  

I mean this movie starts off with aliens chasing each other because one of them stole a secret goo.  After that, there is also an escaped convict, cheating girlfriends and scorned cop boyfriends show up before the real movie even starts.   After that it’s a pretty normal zombie/alien slug movie (how is there more than one of these!) but that’s not important.  What is important is that fun characters, 80% success rate at attempts at humor and a general sense make this a highly enjoyable affair!

I really liked it and miss these good ole days. Not to mention that the heads of the zombies explode!  A LOT!   

Trivia:  The tool shed film was filmed after test screening. 

— 6 days ago
#night of the creeps  #movie  #movies  #film  #horror  #Halloween  #halloween month  #2014  #Movie I Saw  #zombies  #zombie 
Halloween Month!
Plot: A nurse who moonlights as a man hating serial killer turns her sights on a female nurse.    
Review: I may have only watched this movie to do this gif but it’s so cool! Having said that the movie is pretty watchable.  It’s not great but it’s at least going for the something.  Basically it wants to be a warped noir where the femme fatale is more than just a catalyst or a throwaway character. And for awhile that works, it also helps that Paz De La Huerta looks a bit like an exaggerated cartoon.  
But once the actual plot gets going, it kind of gets boring.  The problem is they set her up as this crusader for women that only kills married men to protect their children and wives.  But then she hates the sexy new nurse because she won’t love her.  So by setting up that she’s the exact same as the people she punishes makes it confusing and kind of dumb.  
At first, I thought they were going to set up a kind of warped mentor thing which they set up but they throw that away pretty quickly to be a very generic copy cat of swim fan. 
Trivia:  A sequel has been commissioned. 

Halloween Month!

Plot: A nurse who moonlights as a man hating serial killer turns her sights on a female nurse.    

Review: I may have only watched this movie to do this gif but it’s so cool! Having said that the movie is pretty watchable.  It’s not great but it’s at least going for the something.  Basically it wants to be a warped noir where the femme fatale is more than just a catalyst or a throwaway character. And for awhile that works, it also helps that Paz De La Huerta looks a bit like an exaggerated cartoon.  

But once the actual plot gets going, it kind of gets boring.  The problem is they set her up as this crusader for women that only kills married men to protect their children and wives.  But then she hates the sexy new nurse because she won’t love her.  So by setting up that she’s the exact same as the people she punishes makes it confusing and kind of dumb.  

At first, I thought they were going to set up a kind of warped mentor thing which they set up but they throw that away pretty quickly to be a very generic copy cat of swim fan. 

Trivia:  A sequel has been commissioned. 

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#Nurse 3d  #nurse  #paz de la huerta  #horror  #Halloween  #2014  #Movie I Saw  #movies  #movie  #review  #reviews  #film  #films 
Plot: A bar tender feels the fall out after the mob owned bar he works at is robbed. 
Review: Sometimes all you need is great performances, a solid story and tight scenery.  That’s basically what the Drop is.  It never tries to have twists or big grand plans, instead focusing on a small story and how the characters it has established deal with the inciting incident.  Basically it’s screen play 101 and you know that’s okay.  
What really sells it is the acting. Tom Hardy does a great job as a simple man that is just trying to get by and this film makes you realize what a blow was dealt when James Gandolfini passed away.  They both manage to do so much with seemingly little work.  
Adding on top of that, themes of the lies we tell ourselves to get through life, missed opportunities, reputations, and the masks we wear both to others and ourselves keep you hooked until the end. 
By the end, I was both entertained and the film managed to make me thing about it days after. I say it’s worth a watch!  
Trivia:  Three dogs were used to keep the size the same. 

Plot: A bar tender feels the fall out after the mob owned bar he works at is robbed. 

Review: Sometimes all you need is great performances, a solid story and tight scenery.  That’s basically what the Drop is.  It never tries to have twists or big grand plans, instead focusing on a small story and how the characters it has established deal with the inciting incident.  Basically it’s screen play 101 and you know that’s okay.  

What really sells it is the acting. Tom Hardy does a great job as a simple man that is just trying to get by and this film makes you realize what a blow was dealt when James Gandolfini passed away.  They both manage to do so much with seemingly little work.  

Adding on top of that, themes of the lies we tell ourselves to get through life, missed opportunitiesreputations, and the masks we wear both to others and ourselves keep you hooked until the end. 

By the end, I was both entertained and the film managed to make me thing about it days after. I say it’s worth a watch!  

Trivia:  Three dogs were used to keep the size the same. 

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
#the drop  #Tom Hardy  #james gandolfini  #Noomi Rapace  #drama  #2014  #movies  #movie  #review  #reviews  #Movie I Saw 
Halloween Month!
Plot: Chronicling the disappearance of a young woman.    
Review: I won’t say too much about this as the best thing is seeing what’s going to happen as I doubt you will be able to guess.  But god damn! God Damn David Fincher!  It’s just so refreshing to see someone trying something.  I mean Gone Girl is trying to tell a modern “Crime and Punishment.”  A tale of the perfect crime and the idea that no one is every really free.  
I mean I already feel like I’m giving too much away but to be fair you should already be seeing this. In theaters, completely focused it is amazing! 
Trivia:  Ben Affleck postponed his next film just to work on this one. 

Halloween Month!

Plot: Chronicling the disappearance of a young woman.    

Review: I won’t say too much about this as the best thing is seeing what’s going to happen as I doubt you will be able to guess.  But god damn! God Damn David Fincher!  It’s just so refreshing to see someone trying something.  I mean Gone Girl is trying to tell a modern “Crime and Punishment.”  A tale of the perfect crime and the idea that no one is every really free.  

I mean I already feel like I’m giving too much away but to be fair you should already be seeing this. In theaters, completely focused it is amazing! 

Trivia:  Ben Affleck postponed his next film just to work on this one. 

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#Gone Girl  #Ben Affleck  #Rosamund Pike  #2014  #David Fincher  #review  #reviews  #Movie I Saw  #thriller  #movies  #movie  #film  #Halloween  #halloween month