Week 3 madness

Very bad week for me been busy and didn’t really have much free time. 

Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

Runtime 1 hour 16 minutes

Summary: When jack skellington gets tired of the same old Halloween celebration he stumbles upon a mysterious group of trees with doors on them. He stumbles into the Christmas tree door and discovers exactly what’s he was looking for, a new way to celebrate!

This is probably my most watched film been watching it my whole life quite frequently between the months of October and September to the end of the year. It’s great for the whole family and can be watched easily throughout the end of the year. 

Rating 10/10

Points 2

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Week 2 madness

October 9th

Cult of chucky (2017)

Run time: 1 hour 31 minutes

Summery: Chucky is back and trying to finish what he started with Curse of Chucky. This was honestly a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what else this series has under it’s sleeve

Points 6 (ATB)

Rating: 4.5/5

Friday the 13th part 4 the final chapter (1984)

Run time: 1 hour 31 minutes

Summery: Jason is back, but this time, might just be his last (even though it really isn’t). This was a good movie but I do think that these movies need to breath in them, because it’s starting to feel like they’re just the same movies with some different plot elements.

Points: 2

Rating 4/5

October 12th

Friday the 13th part 5 A New Beginning (1985)

Run time: 1 hour 32 minutes

Summery: After the events of the last friday film Tommy jarvis is trying to live a normal life, but some how murders are popping up around town that seem too much like Jason that is suppose to be dead. Honestly this is probably my least favorite friday film. it’s mostly just forgettable to me.

Points 2

Rating 2/5

Friday the 13th part 6 Jason lives (1986)

Run time: 1 hour 26 minutes

Summery: Could almost be a direct sequel to part 4 and disregarding the events in part 5 jason is resurrected by lightning thanks to Tommy Jarvis trying to make sure himself jason can never return. This is probably my favorite Friday film. Because it puts some fun into the series and makes it feel different.

Points 2

Rating 4.5/5

Friday the 13th part 7 new blood (1988)

Run time: 1 Hour 28 minutes

Summery: A Telekinesis teenager frees jason after the events of the last film. This movie is a film, honestly…. I feel like this just retreads the first few entries of the series, I will say though this is my favorite Jason design. I do wish this movie could get an uncut version but the director says that most of the footage is either lost or destroyed sadly.

Points 2

Rating 3/5

Friday the 13th part 8 Jason takes Manhattan (1989)

Run time 1 hour 40 minutes

Summery More like Jason Takes two boats. This movie is stupid and dumb and can easily see why people don’t like it. I found it hilarious and on those terms well worth the watch.

Points 2

Rating 2/5

Jason goes to hell (1993)

Run time 1 hour 27 minutes

Summary: This movie… is interesting to say the least. New line got the rights to the character of Jason, but not Friday the 13th, because that was part of their deal with paramount, who for the past couple films kept cutting the budget. So what does New Line do with this new power? Kill Jason 5 minutes in, and have jason go from body to body to do his bidding till he can be reborn. Like I said, interesting.

Points 2

Rating 2/5

Jason x (2001)

Run time 1 hour 31 minutes

Summary This was my first film with Jason in it that I saw, and for that it has a special place in my horror heart. I personally eat up the cheesy and over the top plot. They send Jason to space, and make him Uberjason. That’s really all that needs to be said.

Points 2

Rating 4/5

October 13th

Friday the 13th (1980)

Run time 1 hour 35 minutes

Summary a group of kids are getting Camp Crystal Lake prepared for summer camp. Little do they know that there’s a murder on the loose in the words.  The original one is still a classic but it is a bit too serious for my liking. I think it ends up being in the middle somewhere of the whole series, now that I’ve finally seen all of them.

Points 6 (ATB)

Rating 4/5

The devils candy (2017)

Run Time 1 hour 19 minutes

A father must fight his demons for his daughter and wife’s lives. Summary Sadly I didn’t get to see this with the viewing party but I love this film too much to miss out on seeing it this october. This is probably my favorite horror film of the year.

Points 6 (ATB)

Rating 5/5

Madness Viewing Party

The void (2017)

Run Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Summary A group of people are stuck in a hospital surround by strange people in white cloaks, as something sinister lurks below. This film is good for what it is, an indie body horror film. It is extremely silly at times and makes me laugh a lot, but as a love letter to 80’s body horror films on little to no money, I’m surprised it turned out as good as it did.

Rating 4/5

Hell raiser (1987)

Run Time 1 hour 34 minutes

Summary A woman is haunted by her dead lover whom she was cheating with in the attic of her home. He is forced to have her bring sacrifices to him so he can escape the hell he currently resides. This movie is a bit on the soap opera side of drama, but the characters and the imagery in the film make it well worth the cult classic status it has.

Rating 4.5/5

Points 15

October 14

Raw (2017)

Run time 1 hour 39 minutes

Summary A vegetarian girl starts vet school and is forced to eat a rabbit kidney, and with that taste of meat, she starts craving it, no matter what type of meat it is. I sadly missed this one in theaters but luckily got to catch it on netflix. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait for someone to release it on Bluray in the states so I don’t have to stream it in HD. Easily one of my favorites of the year.

Points 6 (ATB)

Rating 4.5/5

Week 1 Madness

October 1st:

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Run time 1 hour 43 minutes 

Points 6 (ATB)

The Burlingame’s try to get their marriage back in force by spending a romantic weekend in a  remote location but it soon turns into a fright fest for Jesse when Gerald suffers a heart attack while she’s handcuffed to the bed. 

I personally only had heard bad things about the book mainly due to the fact that Jessie stays in the bed for the majority of it, but I was surprised just how much I enjoyed this movie and think it’s well worth the watch. 

4.5/5

Friday the 13th part 2 (1981)

Run time 1 hour 27 minutes

Points 2

A set of camp counselors arrive to start training for the first day of camp outside of camp crystal lake 5 years after the events of the first film. When suddenly a killer is picking them off one by one.

Overall I feel like this is the best Friday the 13th movie I’ve seen, and I don’t see that changing by the time I’m done.

4.5/5

Frankenweenie (2012)

Run time 1 hour 27 minutes

Points 2

Tim burton can finally let loose on a live action short he made in 1984 but this time in glorious stop motion claymation. Victor is devastated when his dog pal sparky gets ran over and dies. He learns in science class about the power of electricity and dead frogs and gets the crazy idea to bring sparky back to life. 

This is one of my favorite films by Tim Burton in recent years, just because it feels like he’s right back at home. A great family picture.

4.5/5

October 2

Twin peaks

The original pilot

Run time 1 hour 34 minutes 

Points 2

Episode one

Run time 44 minutes

Points 1

These two episodes basically run back to back in how the pilot is everyone reacting to the news of the death of Laura Palmer, and then the second episode is everyone trying to live their normal lives after the news hits them.

Overall these episodes are good, but I feel like I need to keep watching to see if I agree with a lot of people who love the show or not.

3.5/5

The grudge (2004)

Run time 1 hour 31 minutes

Points 2

A nurse finds herself dealing with a lot more than disease when the house she’s sent to help the home owner with is actually haunted by an evil spirit.

This movie is good but not great. I personally prefer the Japanese version over this one, but I don’t think it’s bad either, just ok.

3.5/5

Friday the 13th part 3 (1982)

Run time 1 hour 35 minutes 

Points 2

A new group of teenagers shack up near camp crystal lake and Jason starts another killing spree but this time in the third dimension

This movie is overall just a fun time, though only really worth it if you can see it in 3D. 

3/5

Beauty and the Beast Review

beauty-and-the-beast-posterRemakes have over the years gotten quite a bad reputation due to a lot of them not being that great nor not adding much to what already was there. I personally have a don’t judge until you see it mentality, but the more I saw of this movie the less excited I got. With each trailer posted the more I saw a shot for shot remake and less originality involved. Now the ’91 animated feature is probably up there near the top, if not the top of the list of the Disney movies made during that time period.

Especially after Jungle Book I got excited for this one when it originally got announced. I thought that they might have made it more like the book but then I knew I was foolish to think that. So I went in with a thought process that well we still have the ’91 version if this really isn’t that great. As much as I didn’t like that the movie didn’t go too far away from the animated version I did like some changes they made, especially with the characters. I enjoyed that they made Belle’s father an actual character instead of just the town fool. I also really enjoy the slight changes they made to Gaston and Lefou’s relationship and especially that of Lefou’s character. But outside of that, along with the song “Evermore,” there really isn’t much different that I thought was helpful nor necessary. I personally am still giving this movie a decent score because of how the source material is still enjoyable to see especially on the big screen.        4/5

The Great Wall Review


The Great Wall is best put as a Chinese film with a Hollywood budget… made by Hollywood. It basically is a shell of a film that I’m sure if it actually was made with a lower budget and made solely by the directors ideas, it could actually be great. But this is a classic case where the studios butted in and wanted to basically slap on a directors name to the final project. 

Matt Damon is dull in this film which is sad to see, and honestly outside of the action scenes there’s really not much more to it. I walked in really wanting to like this film but I honestly just felt bad for everyone involved. There really wasn’t much heart or spirit in this movie which desperately needed it.       2/5

My thoughts on Cinema in 2016

It’s that time of year again folks! Where we sit down and realized that there were a ton of great films this year and that ultimately it gets tougher and tougher to rank them when so many are just as great as some others. Well without a further a due… here are my top 10 movies of the year!

  1. Arrival
  2. La La Land
  3. The Nice Guys
  4. Swiss Army Man
  5. Don’t Breath
  6. Nocturnal Animals
  7. Sing Street
  8. The Lobster
  9. Kubo and the Two Strings
  10. Shin Godzilla

Now some films might have been better made than these or what have you but I honestly think that these films are what stood out to me the most when it came to how they looked sounded and ultimately made me feel leaving the theater. Now, there were plenty more than 10 movies that made me feel like there’s a reason why I go to the theater weekly and sit down and watch these films of course. But I ultimately was able to chisel my list down to these 10. 


These next few movies though are movies that I considered for my list but when I started to actually rank them these just fell short of the list, now these aren’t in any order except that out of all the movies that I saw these could have easily been placed in the bottom five of my list and I wouldn’t have been ashamed about it.


Sausage Party

The Edge of Seventeen

Lights Out

Doctor Strange

Rogue One A Star Wars Story

Zootopia

Captain America: Civil War

The Jungle Book

Green Room

The Witch

Hush

Accountant

The Shallows

Hail Caesar

Ouija Origin of Evil

Sing

Hardcore Henry

Conjuring 2

Finding Dory

Star Trek Beyond

Moana 

Deadpool


Now when it came to my least favorite films of the year it was quite simple which ones I hated and which ones I despised. Now granted some movies just left me feeling dissapointed, like blair witch, in which case I was super excited back when it was calling it The Woods, then they went and let the cat out of the bag with the title of Blair witch and caused me to absolutely lose all excitement for it right there and then. Now without further a due here are my least favorite movies of the year. 

  1. The Forest
  2. Dirty Grandpa
  3. The 5th Wave
  4. How to be single
  5. Fifty Shades of Black
  6. Ride Along 2
  7. Morgan
  8. Alice Through the Looking Glass
  9. Batman Vs Superman (Theatrical Edition)
  10. Risen

And now here is the list of all the films I saw all year so you can get a better grasp behind my thinking of these list and how I got to the final conclusion.

  1. Swiss Army Man

  2. Finding Dory

  3. Popstar

  4. X-Men Apocalypse

  5. Conjuring 2

  6. The Nice Guys

  7. The Lobster

  8. Gods of Egypt

  9. Hardcore Henry

  10. The Witch

  11. Green Room

  12. Neighbors 2

  13. The Jungle Book

  14. Alice Through the Looking Glass

  15. Captain America: Civil War

  16. The Forest

  17. Hush

  18. Batman Vs Superman

  19. The Boss

  20. 10 Cloverfield Lane

  21. Whisky Tango Foxtrot

  22. Eddie the Eagle

  23. Triple 9

  24. London has fallen

  25. Zootopia

  26. Zoolander 2

  27. Kung Fu Panda 3

  28. Hail Caesar!

  29. Risen

  30. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  31. Deadpool

  32. Fifty Shades of black

  33. The 5th Wave

  34. Dirty Grandpa

  35. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

  36. Ride Along 2

  37. How to be Single

  38. The Boy

  39. Sing Street

  40. The secret life of Pets

  41. Sing

  42. Rogue One A Star Wars Story

  43. La La Land

  44. Office Christmas Party

  45. Nocturnal Animals

  46. Allied

  47. Moana

  48. Siren

  49. Arrival

  50. Doctor Strange

  51. The Edge of Seventeen

  52. Deepwater Horizon

  53. Magnificent Seven

  54. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

  55. Ouija Origin of Evil

  56. Shin Godzilla

  57. The Girl on the train

  58. don’t breath

  59. clown

  60. Keanu

  61. War Dogs

  62. Sausage Party

  63. Blair Witch

  64. Sully

  65. Storks

  66. Masterminds

  67. Kubo and the Two Strings

  68. Batman The Killing Joke

  69. How to be Single

  70. The Brothers Grimsby

  71. Lights Out

  72. Suicide Squad

  73. Ghostbusters

  74. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

  75. The Purge Election Year

  76. The Shallows

  77. The Legend of Tarzan

  78. Accountant

  79. Morgan

  80. Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them

  81. Star Trek Beyond