Thursday, December 11, 2014

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Poster

Because attempting murder on your boss wasn't enough the first time.

Dale (Charlie Day), Nick (Jason Bateman) and Kurt (Jason Sudekis) are back with another round of misadventures. When the friends are trying to start up their own business, they soon get screwed over by a wealthy, con-artist business man (Cristoph Waltz) who cancels the order they created and steals their idea of the invention they made called the Shower Buddy. Going back to old ways, they plan to kidnap his son Rex (Chris Pine) for ransom money to help save their business.

Horrible Bosses was a fun time, not as great as the first one, so it's a typical not-as-effective-sequel because nothing new was brought to the table. Except new jokes, which is one of the main reasons I enjoyed Horrible Bosses 2. Again, not as hilarious as the first one, the film still has me cracking up during several scenes of the movie. Familiar faces were spread all throughout the film which was great to see, such as Jamie Foxx as Dean Motherfucker Jones and Jennifer Aniston as the sex crazed, Dr. Julia Harris, but the new ones were the ones that surprised me the most. Mainly, Pine's character, Rex. It was weird to see him in a new light as a hilarious and somewhat psychotic Daddy's boy. Both he and Foxx had the best lines and scenes in the movie, so I will give the film it's credit for that. 

However, it loses some of the integrity and intelligence of the first film because the three leads somehow turn into huge idiots. Nick, still being the smarter of the three is still smart, but does idiotic things just like his two friends. It's a carbon copy of the first film with dumber leads. So, if you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well. If you haven't seen the first one, I'd highly recommend it or maybe just this one since they're just about the same. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Movie Review: Perfect Sisters (2014)

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Kids now-a-days are just insane.

Elizabeth and Sandra, (Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley) have just moved for the umpteenth time and are now finally content with their new home.  Their mother (Mira Sorvino) is newly sober and now armed with new looks, they're ready to make the best of their lives. Soon their mother falls back into her old ways and the two sisters have had enough. Soon, in order to get the lives they've always wanted they come up with a plan to kill their mother. 

I must say that this movie surprised me greatly.Watching the trailer for the film, I was interested about seeing this movie, somewhat excited even.Then I saw the movie and let's just say there was another surprise. During the first half of the movie, I was unexpectedly unimpressed with just about everything. The acting, the plot. Everything was mediocre and even a bit amateur in my opinion. Nothing stood out in the film to make it better than a Lifetime flick. What lessened my impression of the film was the fact it was based off of an actual event that happened in Canada when two girls, in fact, tried to kill their mother. It felt as if it was just pulled off the pages of a newspaper, rather than scripted correctly.It felt more of like a dramatized news story in the eyes of the perpetrators rather than a film. 

It works somewhat, but not to the extent where it would make this a good movie. An aspect that helps the movie is the way the characters develop. There isn't much development, but there's a psychological change in Breslin and Henley's characters. They go from two normal teenagers to calculated, emotional-roller-coaster, murderers and it isn't all of a sudden, which is great. You can notice the tiny quirks about the two that have changed and in my opinion, that's okay acting on their parts. 

Perfect Sisters is very much far from perfect, but it's somewhat enjoyable if you like Lifetime movies like little ole me.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Movie Review: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin
Summary: Katniss Everdeen is back and now in District 13 and people are trying to convince her to become the symbol for a revolution.

My Thoughts: You people are going to hate me.

This movie was not good. I mean, it was okay. (No, it wasn't)  I was pumped up to see it and now, after sitting through two hours of nothingness...I'm like: I saw a movie and it was a movie. You're probably going to want to wait till this movie comes on Redbox because this movie literally was just a filler for the next movie, nothing more. The last five minutes were the best parts of the movie because it was action filled and even though it didn't get me excited to see the Hunger Games ending, it was a great scene. 

Another thing, I fell asleep during this movie. Like full on knocked-out sleep. I NEVER do that because I paid money to see this film. I don't fall asleep during films, but I did during this movie. That should say something. The only reason I tried to keep myself up was to see Jennifer Lawrence and what she would do, but her tough-girl-and-yet-so-vulnerable act kind of wore thin on me. It got old....QUICK.

Well, I saw The Hunger Games and boy, do I regret that decision. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

TV Review: Darknet (2013)

Aired From: Oct 31, 2013 to March 28, 2014
Produced By: Copperhead Entertainment

Summary: Each episode revolves around a horror-related scenario in which the people post to a website called Darknet where people post videos of them murdering someone and people ask questions like how to get rid of a body.

My Thoughts: While browsing on Netflix looking for a good horror flick, I was genuinely surprised to find a horror television show on there and I must say, I do not regret the decision at all. Well, except the fact that I watched all six episodes at 3 a.m when I had class the next morning. 

Everything about it was great, it was different because its a television show and not a film, but it was also the acting was brilliant. These people acted like normal, stupid horror movie-esque people, but then the twist came out of nowhere and they turned into this wonderfully, crazy psychopaths. 

While this show is most likely a rip off of V/H/S, it does everything that V/H/S did not. By that I mean keeping me glued to the screen every second and making the scares both unpredictable and realistic and I was very, very impressed by it. It's captivating, its brutal and filled with great scares. I had to literally run to the bathroom because I was terrified someone was going to break into my home and murder me. With it being only six episodes, it was a relief that I wasn't bored with the watching it over and over again, but I also want more.

Hopefully, there is a second season for this Netflix would be brain deal not to get the second season up and going.So being an ode to V/H/S, but being better. I guarantee this will be worth your time.  So, please go take a look at Darknet.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Movie Review: Big Hero Six (2014)

Big Hero Six (2014)
Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Summary: A young boy wonder bonds with a large robot and soon joins his friends in a large crime-fighting band.

My Thoughts: I originally did not want to see this film, but after some pushing on my boyfriend's half, this is what I did see and I absolutely regretted it. From the Disney side of the film world, we're given another beautifully animated film. Disney always delivers visually, so there's no doubt about it that this film was created wonderfully. The story, character development and just plot is the part where this movie falls short.

First of all, we're introduced to this young boy and we find out his life story and what-not, we care? No, I was not attached to him or really anyone in this movie only Baymax, the plus-sized robot is the exception. Our main character, who's name I cannot remember for the life of me, (That shows how little the story affected me) is a terrific, young genius just like his brother and he wants to follow in his brother's footsteps and so after a couple of misfortune events, we're on a journey with our main character and his toy robot. I cannot go into specific details without spoiling it for you, but just let me tell you, whatever you think is going to happen, happens. Another problem with the movie is the predictability. I know it's for children, but they aren't brain dead! And all throughout the movie, the characters are brought in, aren't explained and then just move around in the movie all willy-nilly. There's no time for me to get to know them or even create a bond with them other than how they look.

The plot...Another problem. Everything happened way too fast. This movie felt like it was half an hour long and I was waiting for more, which I didn't get. There was so much put into it, but it all made no sense! I didn't understand where they were from, what city these people lived in, their goals or aspirations throughout the whole film. It was just...bad. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't. Sure there were some funny parts. I laughed here and there and I was even a bit saddened at some points, but not enough to make me sit through it again.

So, don't waste your time on Big Hero 6. Wait for it to come on Redbox or even just wait for Disney Channel to play it. Don't pay the 10 bucks I paid to go see this movie. It's not worth it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Movie Review: Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Marie-Ann Duff
Summary: A middle age woman wakes up not remembering anything and is trying to pieve together her past. 

My Thoughts: People keep comparing this film to Gone Girl. THIS IS NOT GONE GIRL. This isn't even Gone Girl's younger sister. The movies have different plots, different direction styles! They're different! Enough with my ranting and so we start the movie off with Nicole Kidman waking up in bed with a stranger, who happens to be her husband, not remembering anything. This happens four or five more times, so of course I was tearing my hair out just watching this happen again-and-again.

Besides all that nonsense, this was a good movie. It wasn't anything groundbreaking or 'OMG AMAZING', but it was a good movie. Slow? Yes, it was. Did it have plot holes? Yes, a lot of them. Did I notice most of them whilst watching the movie? Yes, I did. Did it upset me a lot? Not really. Usually, plot holes irk me intensely, but in this movie. I was okay with them. It may have been because of the movie's cast, which was the only reason I went to see this movie.

Nicole Kidman is always great, in my opinion, so that wasn't anything new. Mark Strong and Colin Firrth weren't spectacular or anything. But these three were the only thing keeping me awake! 

So, okay movie, with okay actors (Except Nicole Kidman, who's great) and an okay plot. See it in theatres? Probably not. Rent it? It would be a stretch. Wait for Netflix? Exactly!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top Home Invasion Movies

   Home invasion movies are my favorite kind of horror movies. Why? Because I   feel as if this could actually happen to me. I am absolutely terrified of the       idea of someone breaking into my home and waiting for me there to torture     me. So we're going to talk about home invasion movies today!

                                                         Mother's Day (2010)
I saw this movie about two years ago and I still remember it clearly. This movie scared the shit out of me because it was believable and realistic. I was curled up in my sheets for about three hours after I finished this movie. This is an A+ Home Invasion movie that I highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. It's the same ole, same ole people breaking into the home thing, but the way it plays out is fantastic.

You're Next (2013)

I saw You're Next with my friends for my birthday and I watch it at least once a week. It is a bit silly and typical horror movie-ish, but it's comedic. It isn't scary whatsoever, but it is entertaining, I'll give that to it. What is about is a bunch of family members meeting up for a bit of a reunion and then maniacs in animal masks show up wielding machetes and arrow guns. Basic horror movie home invasion plot, but please, it's different. I promise!

Black Christmas (2006)

Black christmas ver3.jpgThis movie is technically listed as a slasher, but it is also a home invasion movie. I am bending the rules slightly because I adore Black Christmas. I watch it every year around Christmas time and it never seems to get old. Take in mind that this is the 2006 version though. I like it better because it is more typical horror movie, sort of campy, and slightly predictable which is the kind of horror movie I love.

Panic Room (2002)

Panic Room poster.jpgPsychological thriller about a woman and her kid trapped in a panic room while robbers are in the house. WOW! I found this plot unique and different, so that pretty much made the movie for me. Also, Kristen Stewart is in it. What can you not like about Panic Room? It's thrilling, exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It isn't my favorite because there could have been more going on in the movie. They could've stepped it up, in my opinion.

    AND SO HERE WE ARE. Here are my favorite home invasion movies. You         want the best of the best? Well, here you are!