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R.I.P. George A. Romero

I am kind of late on this because I rarely see any news, but just saw George Romero passed away. I grew up on horror films. Day of the Dead was actually my first zombie movie I had ever seen, and I was way too young to even be watching it. Finally, I saw Night of the Living Dead and then Dawn of the Dead. Land of the Dead was the only one I got to actually see in a movie theater, and I loved it! I used to have the awesomest Night of the Living Dead shirt that I would wear all the time. I think it’s time to order another one!

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“They’re coming to get you, Barbra.” That iconic line from Mr. George A. Romero himself is one that will never leave my brain.

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R.I.P. George, you were a real inspiration in the horror movie industry!

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What is your favorite “Dead” movie?

 

 

Review: The Beguiled

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IMDB Summary:

At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

 

 

My Review:

So, I had no idea that this was a remake until my sister in-law and friend told me while we were at the movies. When I first saw this trailer, I knew I had to see it. It looked dark and awesome. I like most of the actresses here. Colin Farrell can be hit or miss for me.

Anyway, even the music in the trailer has that atmospheric touch. While the movie itself did have a nice atmosphere, it was not as dark as I thought it was going to be. Where was the darkness?????

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There was betrayal I suppose? But it could have been better, and the way the trailer portrays some of the stuff is not how it is portrayed on screen. Most of the adult characters came off as wooden. I guess that’s how they are supposed to be during that time? The little girl, Marie, didn’t have a lot of scenes, but she was my favorite. I didn’t like Elle Fanning’s character in this movie, but she pulled off the character well.

It wasn’t bad it’s just I needed more betrayal and cruelty in this movie as bad as that sounds!

 

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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

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IMDB Summary:

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

 

 

My Review:

So, I am not a fan of any comic book movie I have seen except for X-Men. I didn’t understand Thor except I did like Loki. I had to shut off Captain America, fell asleep during Iron Man, no to all Spider Man’s, etc. etc. etc. I take that back, I do like most of the Batman movies even the George Clooney one, even though he wasn’t my favorite Batman. My daughter wanted to see Wonder Woman, and I had to admit the trailer looked pretty good.

My number one complaint here is why does she have to walk around like a model the whole time? I get it, the actress was a model in real life, but when she is walking out on the battlefield with her perfectly shampooed hair all swaying with the wind and the model expression going on. Why?????????????? I mean couldn’t she at least have sweat or dirt or something? All the other women on the island looked like actual warriors! Especially the lady from Princess Bride! Other than that ridiculousness, I really liked it.

I loved the beginning with all the fierce women on the island and their awesome fighting moves. I need all those skills for myself. The dynamic between Chris Pine and Gal Gadot was pretty good, even though the romance was kind of off since Wonder Woman seems so robotic at times, but that’s just her awesome personality.

The ending was A+, and I even got a little choked up over a certain scene. If you like comic book movies already, you will probably love this one. If you hate comic book movies, check this one out because if I enjoyed it, you might too!

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Have you seen Wonder Woman yet?

 

 

Review: Beauty and the Beast

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IMDB Summary:   

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

 

 

My Review:

First, I love the original Beauty and the Beast like a lot of people. I knew this was going to be pretty similar to that, but I loved this one because while it had all the same elements, it also answered a lot of plot hole questions! There were things in the original that I didn’t have answers to and now I do!

Loved the opening scene! But anything that has that Marie Antoinette vibe, gets me all kinds of excited! Huge fist pump!

The classic songs were intertwined with new songs, which I actually liked! Luke Evans and Josh Gad were awesome as Gaston and Lefou. Emma made the perfect Belle and swoon alert for Dan Stevens! Loved all the side characters! Heck, I loved this entire movie!

 

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Review: A Cure for Wellness

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IMDB Summary:

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

 

 

My Review:

I don’t even know where to start with this one. I was pretty pumped and liked most of it, but then things got really odd! I loved the sounds and visionary aspects throughout, though.

Lockhart was annoying, why he didn’t crutch his way out of there in the first place was ridiculous. I couldn’t connect with Hannah or why Lockhart was even bothering with worrying about her.

The only actor I liked was Jason Isaacs because he had that whole creep factor going on, and you didn’t know whether to trust him or not. Like I said, it was good until it got super strange in the end which could have been cool, but it did not work here.

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Movie Review: Split

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IMDB Summary:

After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others.

My Review:

So, we all know that M. Knight has a hit or miss when it comes to his movies. The Village is my absolute favorite out of all his movies. Even though a lot of people didn’t like it back in 2004, because it wasn’t what they thought it was going to be. To me, I loved it. It reminded me of Running Out of Time; a middle grade book that I read back in the 90’s. Anyways, I am getting off topic here.

Split was a hit for me. I may be biased because I L.O.V.E. almost all of James McAvoy’s movies. Even if it was a different actor, I still would have liked it. I’m a big fan of movies that have different personalities. Going from one character to another has got to be difficult, and it was sooooooooo good here.

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The kidnapped girls, I feel like I would have done things differently in their situations, but I have never been in their situation. So, would I really have? Or, am I all talk? I thought Anya Taylor-Joy was a little mechanical, but her backstory had me understanding why she was the way she was.

The pacing had me wanting to know what was going to happen, and were these “bad personalities” all talk and no show about a beast? We do come to find out. Also, there is a cameo that had me leaping for joy. If you haven’t seen this movie I am talking about, you might not know!

Go check it out for yourself!

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Review: A Monster Calls

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IMDB Summary:

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness.

 

 

My Review:

I really liked this movie, but be prepared to be depressed! As always, I could listen to Liam Neeson’s voice all the time. He just has that type of voice, and it worked perfectly with the monster.

This is a story about a boy losing his mother to cancer and trying to figure out a way to cope with it. Even by not seeing their whole past relationship, you as the audience can feel the bond between Conor and his mom.

The special effects were really good, and there were flashes of a couple of stories that the tree tells to Conor. Those parts were some of my favorite scenes with the cartoon type style.

Conor’s Dad is both likable and not, but you can tell that he is trying. I though Sigourney Weaver was really good too, but what was going on with the British accent?? Felicity Jones is becoming one of my favorite actresses because I can always feel her emotions. Conor had me feeling his rage and sadness especially in the destruction scene.

Overall, a good movie. Some kids may get scared or not understand the overall message, but I took my seven year old to see, and she loved it!

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Have you seen this movie or read the book?