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!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Movie Review: Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Casavettes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
Summary: When Rosemary and her husband, Guy, move into a new apartment their new neighbors seem the bee's knees. Soon, Rosemary becomes pregnant and all is not well with things across the hall (or upstairs, I forget where they live.)

My Thoughts: I constantly hear about Rosemary's Baby and I would never get the references, but now I have finally seen it and boy, am I glad I did. This movie was a basket of fun! It isn't scary nor is it going to make you jump out of your seat, but it is very creepy. It's a traditional, old-school whimsical horror movie. It's more of a thriller than a horror movie, but also, it's a cinematic masterpiece! You're thinking and feeling all these feelings throughout the movie and you don't want to believe what's happened, but it is. It's happening.

While I haven't read the book (But I ordered it soon after finishing the movie), it has a plot and a story that's gripping and I was intrigued to the very end. While, the acting could have been a bit more realistic, keep in mind that this is according to today's standards. Since this movie was released a while ago, I guess that can make up for the weirdness of the acting. It's living up to long ago's standards and that's how people lived. 

Another wonderful thing is Rosemary or Mia Farrow. She was a ray of sunshine placed in a living hell. She's a classic and makes her role believable. She goes from an everyday woman, to a doe-eyed naive teenager to insane pregnant woman without so much as batting an eyelash and you're feeling for her at all times. Her neighbors were also great as well, being sweet and sinister all at the same time. You wouldn't expect these old people who are so damn sweet to 

Rosemary's Baby is unnerving, it's eerie, it's creepy and I loved every single minute of it. 

(Haunt-Ober will continue tomorrow, I just wanted to get this out.)