Sunday, December 29, 2019

On the lighter side-Movies-The Woman (2011)-Pollyanna McIntosh, Brandon Gerald Fuller

A lawyer catches a feral woman and tries to civilize her with gory and brutal results. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-The Aeronauts (2019)-Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne

A rich widow and a scientists tries to discover weather patterns by riding in a hot air ballon reaching the highest ever elevation in late 19th century. Availabe on Amazon Prime Video. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Irishman (2019)-Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

A mob hit man tells his story in this great drama with top notch actors and acting. Available on Netflix ®. Very long but highly recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-6 Underground (2019)-Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent

A billionaire assemble a team of experts with no names to go after a murderous dictator in this action packed movie. Available on Netlfix ®. Recommended with caution 

On the lighter side-Movies-Hellboy (2019)-David Harbour, Milla Jovovich

Another updated but unnecessary remake of the movie with the same name. A super being battles an evil sorceress. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Monster Hunt 2 (2018-China)-Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

The fantasy continues with the cute Monster leaving his human family and embarking on his own journey. Special effects galore with comedy thrown in. Subtitled. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Shaft (2019)-Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher

Shaft’s son enlists his father help in uncovering the mystery behind his friend’s death. Although Mr. Jackson shows his cool, this was an unnecessary remake/reboot or sequel. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Brightburn (2019)-Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

A childless couple adopts an alien child only to find out that he is an evil superhero. A twist on the Superman movies with a what if question. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Furies (2019-Australia)-Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo

Several women are kidnapped and are preyed upon by men who are hunting them. Small budget movie with bloody special effects. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Rabid (2019)-Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Hollingsworth

After a horrible accident, a woman gets a radical treatment to remove facial scars only to have a desire of human blood. Based on 1977 movie of the same name with more updated gory effects. Recommended with caution

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

On the lighter side-Movies-Incident in a Ghost land (2018)-Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer

A brutal and gory horror movie about what happens when a single mother and her two daughters are subjected to a home invasion in an isolated stretch of land. Also known as Ghostland. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Dumbo (2019)-Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny Devito

Live action movie from Disney® about a small elephant whose ears are big enough to make it fly. Good movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-US (2019)-Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke

A Family’s vacation turns into terror when their doppelgangers try to kill them in this unique and entertaining horror movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Shazam! (2019)-Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

A superhero takes on evil in this interesting and entertaining comedy action movie. Recommended 

On the lighter side-Movies-Polaroid (2019)-Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young

An evil Polaroid camera takes lives whenever someone takes picture with it. Interesting concept and okay horror movie. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-3 From Hell (2019-HK)-Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley

The brutal trio escapes police and ventures into Mexico where they unleash their brand of extreme violence. Boring with below par acting. Not Recommended

Sunday, December 22, 2019

On the lighter side-Movies-Stuber (2019)-Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani

A detective forces an Uber driver to join him in following this criminal target. Not funny or good. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Pet Sematary (2019)-Jason Clarke, Amy Simetz

A family finds a hidden pet graveyard behind the house with terrifying results. Based on Stephen King Novel of the same name, filmed previously in 1988, but this one is much better version. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-How to train your dragon: The Hidden World (2019-Animated )-Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera

When Hiccup discovers that Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he races against time to send Toothless to his own kind in a hidden world before a villain gets to them. Okay movie, sequel keeps on coming and this one is no exception. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019-Animated)-Voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks

The Lego world is living in peace with space aliens come in to destroy it. I liked the first one better as this one seems to go on and on with bad jokes that fall flat. Not Recommended

Sunday, December 15, 2019

On the lighter side-Movies-Cold Pursuit (2019)-Liam Neeson

A snowplow driver goes after drug dealers who killed his son. Although good action movie, I will stick with the Norwegian version on which this was based “In order of disappearance”. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-Unstoppable (2018-Korea)-Dong-Seok Ma

An ex-gangster goes after people who have kidnapped his wife. Good action movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Escape Room (2019)-Taylor Russell, Logan Miller

Six strangers find themselves in a maze of rooms and try to survive their own deaths. Enjoyable movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Dead don’t die (2019)-Bill Murray, Adam Driver

A small town battles the rise of the dead in this entertaining comedy horror movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Jacob’s Ladder (2019)-Jesse Williams, Joseph Sikora

An ex-soldier returns from war a changed man with severe hallucinations and violent images of people going after him. A remake from the 1990 movie. Watch at your own risk. An unnecessary remake. Not Recommend

On the lighter side-Movies-The Upside (2019)-Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston

The relationship that develops between a wealthy quadriplegic man and the ex-con who is hired to take care of him. Good Comedy movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Furie (2019-Vietnam)-Veronica Ngo

An ex-gangster who is laying low goes after people who have kidnapped her daughter in this martial arts thriller. Good effort from Vietnam. Available on Netflix. Recommended

Sunday, December 8, 2019

On the lighter side-Movies-Glass (2018)-James Mcavoy, Bruce Willis

The culmination of Split, Sixth Sense and Unbreakable in which the security guard from Unbreakable traces the guy with the 24 split personalities to seek what is common among them. You need to see all the movies before getting to this. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Happy Death Day 2U (2019)-Jessica Rothe

Sequel to Happy Death day, in which a girl keeps on getting killed over and over again and tries to get out of this mess. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Creed II (2018)-Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone

Rocky balboa Protégé face off against the son of Ivan Drago, the Russian whom Rocky defeated long time ago. Good but unnecessary continuation of the new franchise. Recommended with caution

Sunday, December 1, 2019

On the lighter side-Movies-The Prodigy (2019)-Jackson Robert Scott, Taylor Schilling

Parents fear their growing son has supernatural abilities with sinister motive. A different kind of super hero movie with deadly results. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Stan & Ollie (2018)-Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly

Laurel and Hardy, the most famous comedy duo tries to reignite their comedic acts way past their prime in post-war Britain. Somber and serious movie with few comedic elements. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939-B&W)-John Howard, Heather Angel

Drummond and his girlfriend plans to marry in a castle when they are caught up in a treasure hunt inside it. Have not seen this series of films before but if I have nothing else to watch (unlikely), I will see more of it since they are very short. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Rogue Warfare (2019)-Will Yun Lee, Jermaine Love

Elite soldiers from various countries fight off against a terrorist organization. Action galore. Standard fare. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-In the tall Grass (2019)-Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted

A brother and sister enters a tall grass field after hearing a boy cry for help, only to get trapped in the evil field. Available on Netflix. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Hit-man in the hand of Buddha (1981-HK)-Jung-Lee Hwang, Mei Sheng Fan

A simpleton from the countryside visits his sister and brother and gets revenge after they are murdered by criminals. Good Martial arts. Available on Youtube® and Amazon Prime® Recommended with caution