Sunday, October 21, 2018

HALLOWEEN (2018) MOVIE REVIEW

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, and Nick Castle. This film takes place 40 years after the original and completely disregards every single movie after that. The plot of the movie is Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.    I thought that this movie was boring. The acting is nothing special, but it's decent I would say the best performance was from Jamie Lee Curtis you can tell that she is traumatized by the events that happened.  Judy Greer plays Laurie's daughter and it felt like she was just there nothing about the character is interesting.  Also, there is Laurie's granddaughter played by Andi Matichak she was decent it this film at times it looked like she cared about being there, but didn't at others.    This film is not scary Micheal Myers is still not frightening at all. The movie is filled with lame jump scares. A lot of this movie just feels like it is lacking energy.  1 out of 5 stars for Halloween. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.


HALLOWEEN (1978) MOVIE REVIEW

Halloween is directed by John Carpenter and stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles, and Nancy Loomis. The plot of the movie is fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night in 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.    This is one of those movies that is extremely popular and I just don't get why. The only thing I like about this film is the music especially the opening theme. The acting I thought was not that great.  The teenagers in this film are annoying as hell. The only character that is not annoying is Laurie played by Jamie Lee Curtis, her problem is she was way too boring.  Every time Michael Myers would kill one of the characters it was exciting because that meant the movie was closer to being over.  As for Micheal Myers, I did not think he was scary at all.   1 out of 5 stars for Halloween. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN MOVIE REVIEW

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is directed by Ari Sandel and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong. The plot of the movie is two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.  I enjoyed the first movie, so I was excited to see what they would do with the sequel.  I ended up being extremely disappointed.  This film has a smaller budget than the first movie had and you can easily tell that a lot of the special effects look fake. A lot of the original cast couldn't return due to other projects. It seemed like SONY decided to just make a completely different movie and rush it into theaters.    A lot of the Goosebumps books had a different set of characters, but the difference in this movie is that the new characters are not interesting.  The young actors in the film did a decent job.  The plot, once it is revealed what Slappy wants to do, is laughably stupid.  While the first film felt fast-paced this one even though it's only 90 minutes felt incredibly slow.  It's always annoying when studios think that they do not need to put effort into making kids films because they just think that kids will enjoy anything that is targeted at them.  The humor in the film is horrendous for example there is a scene early on with the mother and kids at a grocery store and the cashier is clearly trying to flirt with the mother and every time they made a joke it was so embarrassing.    Some stuff takes place in the final act which helps the film not be completely awful. I just wish there was more of that in the rest of the film and that there was more effort put into this.    2 out of 5 stars for Goosebumps 2: Hunted Halloween. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.


GOOSEBUMPS MOVIE REVIEW

Goosebumps is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell. The plot of the movie is a teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.  As a kid, the Goosebumps books were one of my favorite things to read and when they made the TV series I enjoyed that as well.    I had a lot of fun watching this movie. This is a fast-paced movie. It feels like it flows very fast. There is never a dull moment in this movie. It is a very fun scary movie that families can enjoy. It's a movie that kids can enjoy and hopefully get into reading the books and the adults aren't going to be bored because there are plenty of fun sequences to keep you interested in it.    I did enjoy the acting in the film the main character Zach played by Dylan Minnette does a great job as does the girl who plays the daughter of R. L. Stine and I liked watching their relationship develop as the film went on.  I really enjoyed Jack Black as R. L. Stine. I think he added a lot to the character. He was cold and dark but funny in just the right ways.  My only negative with the film is that some of the CGI on the monsters looks bad.    4 out of 5 stars for Goosebumps. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

FIRST MAN MOVIE REVIEW

First Man is directed by Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark Corey Stoll, and Kyle Chandler.  The movie is a look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.    My fear going into this movie was that it was going to be more about the mission than the life of Neil Armstrong and fortunately this movie definitely more about the man.  Damien Chazelle definitely chose the right actor to play this role. Ryan Gosling gives one of the best performances I have seen from him. He never tries to steal the spotlight and gives the other actor plenty of opportunities to play off of him.  The performance is emotionally explosive at certain times, but not overly so since Neil Armstrong didn't like to show that side of himself to people.    The rest of the cast is terrific as well Clarie Foy is fantastic as Neil's wife in the film I loved the scenes with her and Ryan Gosling they have a great dynamic together. She was supportive, but also very caring and concerning.   Damien Chazelle is an extremely talented director and I love his creative choices thought this film. This is a very well made movie. The sound design is incredible I felt like I was in the spacecraft. He knows when to use suspense and tension.  Even though we know the outcome I was still on the edge of my set and I wasn't expecting that.  Visually the movie is beautiful one of the best-looking films I have seen all year.  The music in the film is also great especially when they are about to land on the moon.  It's hard to take a story that we know the outcome too and make it feel like something we haven't seen.  I found no flaws with this movie. I enjoyed every minute of it and it is one of my favorite movies of the year.    5 out of 5 stars for First Man. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.




Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A STAR IS BORN MOVIE REVIEW

A Star is Born is directed by Bradley Cooper and stars Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott. The plot of the movie is a musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. I had not seen any of the previous versions of this, so I had no idea what to expect.   I thought that this movie was okay.  Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have amazing chemistry together and their scenes together are the most enjoyable parts of this movie.  I loved the music in this film both Cooper and Gaga are terrific singers.  The way Bradley Cooper shoots the concert scenes makes you feel like you are also on stage.    As for the supporting cast, I thought they did great, but I was not as into the supporting characters as I was the two main characters. The movie is also way too long and it moves at a very slow pace which made it seem even longer.    3 out of 5 stars for A Star is Born. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.


Monday, October 8, 2018

VENOM MOVIE REVIEW

Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott. The plot of the movie is when Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.    I was not looking forward to seeing this movie the trailers made it look boring and that is exactly what this movie was. When Tom Hardy is on screen the movie is watchable it's still not great, but he is the best part of this movie.  The CG was horrendous at times it looked like CG from a movie that would have been made 15 years ago.    The acting across the board is really cheesy even Tom Hardy had some terrible moments. There were parts of the movie where I was laughing when I shouldn't have been. The interaction between Eddie Brock and Venom was okay for the most part, but there were some moments that were embarrassingly bad.  Most people when they think of Venom also think of Spider-Man. Spider-Man is not in this movie.  The post credit scene does set up a sequel and despite hating this one I think the sequel has the potential to be a lot better.    1 out of 5 stars for Venom. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.




Thursday, October 4, 2018

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS MOVIE REVIEW

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by Eli Roth and stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Sujiic and Kyle MacLachlan. The plot of the movie is a young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.    The trailers for this movie I thought didn't look very good. I thought it was going to be a movie that took itself way too seriously and there are parts of the movie where it does that, but overall I thought this was a fun movie.  The cast, for the most part, is great Jack Black is always so energetic and you can tell he is having a lot of fun playing this character. It's great to see Cate Blanchett in a role we normally don't see her in and she works well with Jack Black.  Kyle MacLachlan plays the villain of the film and I felt he was the one member of the cast that was taking this movie way too seriously and it took me out of the movie a bit. Owen Vaccaro plays the young boy Lewis and he definitely overacts a little too much and there is a scene where he has to cry and that becomes laughably bad, but for the most part, he did an okay job.    The special effects in this film are really impressive. The production design and the set design are wonderful. This is a movie I think families are really going to enjoy it has enough stuff for both kids and adults. A lot of the humor I felt worked, but then you have this dumb poop joke that the movie does three times and it wasn't funny the first time.  The story is engaging., I appreciate that they try and flesh out Jack Black and Cate Blanchett's characters I think they are given really interesting backstories to get you invested in those two characters.    3 out of 5 stars for The House With a Clock in Its Walls. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

SMALLFOOT MOVIE REVIEW

Smallfoot is directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and stars Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodrigues, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, and Jimmy Tatro. The plot of the movie is a Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.  I did not enjoy this movie at all. The animation in this movie looked awful compared to other recent animated movies. The message of acceptance has been used so many times I am sick of it. The Voice cast seems like they are just doing this to get a paycheck.    Nothing exciting happens in the movie. It's really just acceptance and ignorance. I knew exactly how the movie was going to play out.  The music in the film is annoying and I felt did not fit with the rest of the movie. The humor in the film was also bad I did not laugh once.    0 out of 5 stars for Smallfoot. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope you don't waste your time with this movie.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

EIGHTH GRADE MOVIE REVIEW

Eighth Grade is directed by Bo Burnham and stars Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, and Fred Hechinger. The plot of the movie is an introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.    I was excited to finally get a chance to see this since this is one of the best-reviewed movies of the year. Similar to last years Lady Bird I have no idea why this movie has nothing special about it and it is painful to sit through.  The one positive thing about the film is Elsie Fisher who plays the main character, Kayla. She did a fantastic job playing this shy and awkward character.  Everything else about this movie is awful.  The writing is so bad I almost couldn't finish the film if you hate millennial slang as much as I do then don't even bother watching this. Also, the characters almost always have their phones in their hands which I also hate.   There is a scene early in the movie where the main character is on her phone and her dad is trying to talk to her and every time he does she acts like a complete bitch.  Any attempts at humor are embarrassing.    1 out of 5 stars for Eighth Grade. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not.