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Movie Review: Coco

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IMDB Summary:

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.

 

 

My Review:

Pixar is pretty tricky for me because I hate most of their movies with the exception of Brave—that reminded me more of the straight up Disney side like Tangled, etc. I just don’t get a lot of cartoon movies, and I mainly like stuff like Coraline, etc. However, I really liked The Book of Life which this trailer gave me some of those vibes.

I generally have to take my daughter to most of these cartoon movies which I usually hate, especially the corny animal ones. I can’t think of one talking animal movie I like… I am even not that big of a fan of The Lion King.

Anyway, I was already annoyed with all the skeleton’s having eyeballs. I know, I know, I love Corpse Bride and some of them have eyeballs, but they are more of a creepy eyeball. And in The Book of Life it was more of a cool flame type thing. I know Pixar was probably trying to make the skeletons more kid friendly, but it just looks dumb!

The movie itself was just okay for me. I found myself rolling my eyes a lot, but my husband and daughter seemed to love it. There was a “twist” I didn’t see coming, so at least Pixar got me there. The scenes were gorgeous and colorful, especially the amazing spirit animals. So, I was more thrilled about the vibrant setting than the story line itself. But it’s a good story for kids to remember family is important—so there’s that. What I’m more excited for is my daughter wants to see the new Star Wars!

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Movie Review: Happy Death Day

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IMDB Summary:

A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

 

 

My Review:

So, I saw this trailer and was like, heck yeah! I’m all about horror films with people in masks! A lot of people didn’t like the movie Valentine back in 2001, which I totally loved! Anyway, the mask in the trailer gave me that vibe.

I’ve never been a fan of any movie like Groundhog Day because I hate that movie, but I still wanted to try this one out. Glad I did! I love comedy mixed with horror, and I mean, you can only die so many times without trying to have some fun with it!

Also, with the over-hyped movie “It,” this was a 1,000 times better. Besides the horror and comedy aspects, I enjoyed the mystery aspect, because I’m all about guessing who the killer is. Of course, I was right, but not for the reason I had guessed.

The character Tree, yes her name is Tree, has sort of a mean girl type vibe at first. And where most people would hate her or find her annoying right off the bat, I thought she was awesome! I also liked that this movie felt fresh, because all we have been getting lately is “ghost” type haunting movies which I am beyond burnt out on. Definitely recommend!

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Movie Review: It

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IMDB Summary:

A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

 

 

My Review:

Since everyone and their mom loved this movie, I was like well, I guess I’ll watch it. I can’t remember the original TV film clearly except for Tim Curry’s character, and the bathroom scene with the girl from Ginger Snaps.

Let me just say I was… not super impressed. Some of the CGI was pretty annoying. I also get that this group of characters were kids, but some of them made some super moronic moves that as a kid, I would have never made. Going into rooms alone, leaving the group behind because you think you can do it… get real. I would have stayed hugging onto my friend’s shirt and taking care of business together!

My favorite aspects of the film wasn’t even the horror scenes, it was the group bond with the kids known as “The Losers.” I thought there were a lot of hilarious scenes with them. Jack Dylan Grazer, who played Eddie, was the best! I also really liked Sophia Lillis, and she played Bevery well—the bathroom scene was awesome!

I feel like Bill Skarsgard did a better job at luring the kid at the drain by appearing more child friendly than Curry’s clown I would have liked to see more of his acting skills, since most of the time he just pops out, but he did do a good job.

I am anxious to see the second chapter to see what happens next, but it won’t be out until 2019! I haven’t read the book, either! I just haven’t been impressed by a lot of movies in general lately, but I do recommend this one!

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Movie Review: Little Mermaid (Not Disney!)

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IMDB Summary: 

Based off of the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid leaving the sea for a human she thinks that she knows. Everything isn’t as it seemed and she must face the harsh realities of the world.

 

 

My Review:

I found this movie on Amazon Prime under popular movies, and first let me say why would they make the cover look like that? I’m sure kids are clicking this movie left and right on there, and they should not be!

Anyway, this movie was interesting… The movie literally felt like it was shot with someone’s home camera, which it probably was. I wasn’t ever sure what was going on with the main girls hair… this is a good pic, I couldn’t find a bad one, but it was very caveman the whole time!

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I was also confused at the beginning of the movie on how she came out of a pool if she was changed in the ocean from mermaid to human. I thought for a second maybe this is Lady in the Water? (Which I love that movie)

Also the first guy she meets, which I guess was a guy she saved before in the ocean from the brief flash of a clip they showed, she sleeps with him right away—even though he is a jerk face to her. Then some waitress sees how he is treating her at cafe, and lets her come stay with her. That was kind of odd: just inviting some girl you don’t know to stay at your apartment while you are going to be gone for two days.

Enter pervy roommate who sees her dancing topless and takes a pic from behind, because well… he’s a photographer, so it’s all okay. I forgot to mention, in between those two scenes, she gets a job as a stripper. Yes, you heard it—Little Mermaid is a stripper.

Then she just slept with that jerk the first day, and she is already making out with this guy and getting down to business, even though they haven’t had any real getting to know each other moments because she has no voice. But they still fall in love after like a day.

The Sea Witch comes to town with her head shaved on the side (I guess trying to be part of the whole “fashion” trend that was popular a few years back). She does some crappy stuff, a couple characters do some idiotic things, and you’ll have to see how it ends. Also the acting was very stiff, so not sure what was going on there. Even though all this stuff was pretty ridiculous, I actually kind of liked it!

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Movie Review: Ex Machina

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IMDB Summary:

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

 

 

My Review:

I had been wanting to see this movie for a while, and when I saw it hanging out in the $3.74 bin at Wal-mart, my husband snatched it!

What I liked best about this movie was the special effects, especially with Ava’s character. Next, I was all about the atmosphere in this one. Caleb heads to a secluded island to participate in this experiment with Ava, and he gets more than was planned.

I thought the bond between Ava and Caleb was well done, and I loved their moments when they would talk to each other through the glass. Another character—Nathan—is also on the island, and he is the creator of Ava. Most of the time I wanted to punch him in the face with his cocky, drunk, and weird attitude.

Throughout the movie, I was never sure whether to trust Ava or trust Caleb or trust neither. There were a couple of things I knew that were going to be revealed, but I wasn’t for sure until they happened. The movie ended on a point that left me with a feeling of not sure if I hated it or loved it, which makes me think it was awesome. I definitely recommend watching this one!

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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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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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