Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider was a game i loved as a kid, i haven't really played any of the games much the last decade or so but i always had fond memories. None of my friends really bought the newer games, but new friends tell me they are great. Around the time i myself quit playing the games by myself was when the first Tomb Raider film came out, it was one of the worst films i have ever seen. I never saw the sequel.I tried rewatching the first flick prior to this one, i could not do it, i had to turn it off. This one looked terrible, yet i had a fun time with it. Is it too long? Yes. Do some scenes go on for too long? Yes. The acting is your basic blockbuster fare but everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. Is it Indiana Jones? Fuck no? Is it better than the Angelina Jolie joint? Fuck yes! I didn't love it, i wouldn't buy it, but i will gladly see a sequel.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Love the Final Season

This show did it right. No season was over 12 episodes, each episode was no more than 40 minutes, hell most were under 30, and they knew it would end at season 3. This is the most brutally honest show about relationships, family, friends, dating, sex, drugs, booze, you name it, it calls it out and shines a mirror. We are all fuck up. The cast is amazing, i love Gillian Jacobs, but man can she play a bitch. Co creator Paul Rust can so such an annoying cringe worthy little twerp, yet you love these characters. There are so many cringe worthy moments yet so many heartfelt ones too, this is a great series, i'm glad it is over but i am sad to see it end.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wrinkle In Time

This was a mess of a film. It begins in a hokey manner, it evolves to dated bullies, and then introduces us to some of the worst characters ever put on film. Oprah, Mindy & Reese are terrible in this, but no one is as bad as the child in this flick, i wanted to see him get slapped, like a legit slap that the DP filmed and the editor snuck in. They waste Michael Pena, the effects are tired, the script is not dull just very bland and it lacks imagination. This film seems like with the right screenplay & the right director this could have been an amazing tale, sadly we got a mess, not only a mess but a terrible film.


Hey guys, did you hear about that new movie that hit Netflix? That one that is supposed to be the scariest film in decades? The one a friend posted a Buzzfeed esque video of on Facebook? The one that brings in Millennials and the masses to make them seem hip by saying they've seen the scary Spanish horror film? Did you watch it? Perhaps. Did they? Nope. Guess what? It sucks! Films like this are why i don't like FB. People buy into anything, click bait articles, this is their film! 


Netflix produced yet another film, and this film wants to be Walking Dead. Do you love Walking Dead? Do you love the slow episodes that border on being pretentious & tedious? Love the characters walking? Walking without saying much? Walking, without saying much while having few zombies? Then this is the flick for you!

The Strangers: Prey at Night

Decade later sequels can be a scary thing, some can be awful(Think Sin City, okay it only 9 years) but The Strangers is one that works. Sure most are hating on it, but it is just as creepy as the original. The first is highly suspenseful and gave legit fears, cause unlike zombies, this shit could happen anyday. This one is more of a slasher film, with a killer soundtrack......okay, i'll see myself out. This is the best theatrical slasher in a long time, and unlike the first, which is great, this one is kinda fun. It helps with the colors and music, but you also connect more with the two leads. The gore is plenty, and it is a fast paced film. Horror fans, slasher fans, whatevs, should dig this, I had a blast with it. I'd take a dumb slasher like this over a boring piece of shit like the Phantom Thread anyday. Actually, hold up, the film isn't even dumb, it has heart behind it, plus there is character backstory on display to give it extra meat. It isn't as good as the original, but it is a fun sequel, all i wanted from it!

Friday, March 9, 2018


This is a perfect fucking film. It is stylish, witty, funny, bloody, sexy. It is well acted, well shot, has a brilliant score. Trailers had me thinking Heathers, the first 15 minutes or so reminded me of a Donnie Darko era Richard Kelly(was there another era?) . The film unravels in such away that at first you admire how it is shot, then you are taken back by the script, this screenplay I hope is nominated for best screenplay, it is great, then you are amazed at how brilliant the cast is, and the cast is indeed brilliant. The characters are multi layered even if one, or both are sociopaths, the "antagonist" is a real fucking prick, their patsy you feel for. These are all flared characters, these are all flawed wealthy characters, these are all flawed, wealthy characters that do fucked up things. This film isn't fucked up, but it is brilliant enough, funny enough & bloody enough to deserve to be a cult classic. I hope it becomes one, cause honestly at the moment this is far and beyond everything else i have seen this year. I fucking loved this film, it is perfect.