Sunday, April 18, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-The Crime Doctor’s Gamble (1947-B&W) – Warner Baxter

 On a trip to France, the Crime Doctor gets involved in murder and counterfeiting artwork. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies- The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)-Jim Cummings, Riki Lindhome

 Werewolves terrorize a mountain town as the police tries to make sense of things. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Black Box (2020)-Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad

 A man takes mind altering experiments after he loses his wife and memory in an accident. Available on Amazon. com. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)- Michael Gross, Jackie Cruz

 And they keep on making this non stop movie series as hunters battle their own genetically modified Graboids in this comedy, action movie. Recommended with caution

Sunday, April 11, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies- Hidden in the Woods (2012-Chile)-Siboney Lo, Carolina Retamal

 A drug lord goes after two sisters who knows where his drug stash is hidden in this no holds barred brutally violent and sexually depraved movie. Subtitled. Recommend with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-I am Lisa (2020)- Kristen Vaganos, Jennifer Seward

 A woman is brutalized in a small town by the police and she gets revenge after getting bitten by a werewolf. Action and horror combine in this average revenge movie. Recommend with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Deliver us from Evil (2020-Korean)- Jung-min Hwang, Jung-jae Lee

 An assassin goes to Thailand to solve a Kidnapping case and is chased by a ruthless man whose is after revenge from him. Great action sequences. Subtitled. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Cleansing Hour (2019)-Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner

 A fake exorcism streaming show brings high ratings and an actual evil into the picture in this hit or miss horror movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Alone (2020)-Tyler Posey, Donald Sutherland

When a Zombie outbreaks occur, a guy barricades himself in this apartment and wait for his impending doom in the remake of a French movie. I did not enjoy it as I I had earlier seen the Korean version. Not Recommended

Saturday, April 3, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-The Crime Doctor’s Diary (1949-B&W) – Warner Baxter

 In this crime doctor series, the doctor investigates if an arsonist is innocent of this crime. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Jim Hanvey, Detective ( 1937-B&W)- Guy Kibbee, Tom Brown

 A detective tasked to investigate a missing diamond ends up investigating a murder. Cute little detective movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Relic (2020-Australia) – Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin

 A mother and  a daughter investigates the disappearance and reappearance of their Mother and grandmother in this slow moving horror movie. Recommended with caution

Saturday, March 20, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies- Quick (2011-Korean )-Lee Min-ki, Ye-won Kang

 A courier on a bike has to deliver a package to a destination before his helmet explodes. Exciting action and chase sequences. Subtitled. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies- Haunters (2010-Korean )-Dong-won Gang, Soo Go

 A thrilling cat and mouse between a man who can posses anybody’s mind and his opponent on whose his powers do not work. Subtitled. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies- OneChanbara: The Movie (2008-Japan )-Eri Otogura, Tomohiro Waki

 A scientist in a near future experiments to bring back the dead but instead creates a world of zombies. It is now up to a few people to fight the dead in this science fiction action movie from Japan. Subtitled. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-Death of Me (2020)-Maggie Q, Luke Hemsworthl

 A vacationing couple must uncover the mystery behind a video showing one of them killing the other in this intriguing horror movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Abbott and Costello meet the Keystone Kops (1955-B&W)-Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

 Abbott and Costello are duped into buying a movie studio by a man who is stealing money from studio payroll. Usual antics and comedy stuff. Recommended with caution

Sunday, March 7, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Random Acts of Violence (2019) – Jesse Willaims, Jordana Brewster

Comic book writers begin to suspect that real life events are being enacted which matches their characters. Weird movie to say the least. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Legend of Jiang Ziya (2019) – Ho-Man Chan, Niu Ze-Meng

 A man fights a river monster who has been slaughtering locals. Action and fantasy blend. Subtitled. Not Recommended.

On the lighter side-Movies-Double World (2019-China) – Henry Lau, Mark Cheng

 A warlord organizes a competition to see who is the best fighter when he sees a neighboring country getting stronger. Action and sci-fi blend. Subtitled. Recommended with caution

Saturday, March 6, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-The Silencing (2020) – Annabelle Wallis, Zahn McClarnon

 A hunter and a Sheriff tracks down a killer who may have kidnapped the hunter’s daughter. Slow moving thriller. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Legacy of Lies (2020) – Scott Adkins, Honor Kneafsey

 World of espionage and deceit as one ex intelligence agent discovers with action galore. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Old Guard (2020) – Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne

 A group of immortal mercenaries tries to keep a lid on their secret when it is accidentally exposed in this exciting action movie. Available on Netflix. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies- Broil (2020) – Jonathan Lipnicki, Avery Konrad

 A dysfunction family vying for the control of wealth over the course of a night with a rebellious grand daughter having nothing to do with her family. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Cut off ( Abgeschnitten) (2018- German) – Moritz Bleibtreu, Jasna fritzi Bauer

 German thriller about a coroner who finds a notes in a skull naming his daughter. Sometimes uneven but interesting to watch. With blood and gore involved. Recommended with caution

Sunday, February 21, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Thirst (2009-Korean) – Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim

 A priest through a failed experiment becomes a vampire and needs blood to survive in this shocking Korean horror movie with nudity and sex added. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Alive. (2019) – Thomas Cocquerel, Camille Stopps

 A man and a woman wake up in a sanitorium run by a sadistic caretaker. A unique movie which has an ending I was not expecting. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Yummy (2019- Belgium) – Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders

 A couple in an Eastern European country for cheap Plastic surgery encounters gore and violence along with fun in this weird horror comedy movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Force of Nature (2020) – Emile Hirsh. Mel Gibson

 A cop fights a group of thieves planning a heist during a hurricane. Nothing new. Just action here and there. Recommended with caution

Saturday, February 20, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Wong Fei Hung: Return of the King (2017-China) – Yin Danni, Chen Lin

 Martial arts thriller about the legendary Wong Fei Hung fighting in a Martial arts competition held by a British. The usual Martial arts action. English subtitles. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Hong Boxing (2020-China)

 Another style of Martial arts and another waste of time. Not Recommended. Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies-The Master of Baji (2020-China)

 Another hero mastering one of the styles of Martial arts and taking revenge. Not Recommended. Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies- Peerless Hero (2018-China)

 Action fantasy movie which is just that and does not make  make any sense. Not Recommended . Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies-Bullets of Justice (2019-Bulgaria-Kazakhstan)

 A bounty hunter tries to protect survivors in a post apocalyptic world. Bizarre and weird to say the least with gore and sex and nudity galore.  The acting is also atrocious. Watch it at your own risk. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Becky (2020) – Lulu Wilson, Kevin James

 A teenager vacation with her father is turned upside down when criminals invade their house. Good thriller action movie. Recommended with caution

Sunday, January 31, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies- The Legend of Jade Sword (2020-China)

 A warrior is born to unite his nation. Another history story from China with sword and martial arts violence . English Subtitles. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Mad Spider sea (2019-Taiwan)

 A Chinese fishing trawler is attacked by spiders in this not thrilling movie. English Subtitles. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies- Sniper (2020-China)

 Sniper movie, Chinese style with much nationalistic overtones. English subtitles. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Blade of Wind (2020-China)

 Fighting evil in this martial arts thriller with the usual special effects. English Subtitles. Recommended with caution

Corona Virus Vaccine as Solution?

 Now that we have several vaccines available for Corona Virus and people are getting vaccinated or some plan to in several countries, is it the right solution and do people have to get relaxed and venture out without masks and social distance or more precaution need to be taken. Well as some of my acquaintances who have been front line workers taken the vaccines, there is no time to relax or put down your mask. At least I for one am not planning to take off my mask in this New Year, as I would not know if the person beside me has taken the vaccines or he/she would not put a sign on their chest that I have been vaccinated.  Some very rare cases of side effects like with any vaccines being taken have been reported but it is too early to tell if the vaccine is effect, although extensive trials been done to prove its potency.

And it has now become very nationalistic to say their vaccine is great instead of being for all humanity. Like the Chinese and Russians are giving their citizens their own vaccines while exporting it countries who have good relations with them. The western countries are also selling it to other countries. But whose vaccines will be more effective, only time will tell. For now it is safe to say that wearing mask and social distancing and washing your hands is the only safe way to make oneself and your loved ones safe from the Virus until the vaccines are widely available and the effective of the vaccines have become known widely. Even after that it is better to keep your mask on for some to come.

Monday, January 18, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Guardian of the Palace (2020-China) – Yiming Chen, Yiheng Du

 A group of people embark on a journey to find a treasure which can cure a plague in a village. Special effects laden combined with action. Subtitled. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-Project Power (2020) – Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 Our heroes pursue criminals who have created a drug which gives its users supernatural powers for five minutes. Available on Netflix. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-La Llorona (2019-Guatemala) – Maria Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz

 A former general who was involved in a military killing on innocent civilians is paranoid about hauntings in his house. Not a horror movie at all and I kept on waiting on some creepy stuff to come by and then the movie finished. Available on Shudder. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Fearless Kungfu King (2020-China) – Hu Guo Fang

 Better than average nationalistic Kungfu Movie. Recommended with caution. Subtitled.

On the lighter side-Movies- Shocking Kungfu of Huo’s (2018-China)

 There is nothing shocking about this Kung fu movie. Routine Martial arts thriller. Not Recommended. Subtitled.

On the lighter side-Movies-Taoist Master (2019-China) – Louis Fan, Li Lu Bang

 A Taoist Master battles an evil organization to save the lives of local people. Better than average but that is not saying much. Recommended with caution

Sunday, January 17, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Sex and Fury (1973-Japan) – Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi

 A gambler goes after her father’s killer in this over the top Japanese Martials arts erotic action movie. Nudity and Violence go hand in hand. Highly Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Chasing the Dragon II (2019- HK) – Louis Koo, Jiang Du

 A kidnapper who has been terrorizing Hong Kong tries to go after Macau rich and famous with disastrous results. Great action movie. Recommended. Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies-One Cut of the Dead (2017-Japan) – Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama

 Entertaining horror comedy movie about a film crew directing a zombie movie and encountering real zombies. Recommended with caution. Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies-Sniper: Assassin’s End (2020) – Chad Michael Collins. Tom Berenger

 Another sequel to the Sniper movies. This time the Sniper meets his match in another skillful sniper. Nothing to miss about. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Bad Guys: Reign in Chaos (2019) – Dong-Seok Ma, Sang-Jung Kim

 Police goes after escaped prisoners when the bus that is carrying them crashes. Korean action comedy. Recommended with caution

Saturday, January 16, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies- His House (2020)-Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu

A refugee couple escapes their homeland landing in England only to encounter evil in their new house. Available on Netflix, a different kind of movie but I did not enjoy it. Not Recommended. 

On the lighter side-Movies-Paradise Z (Dead Earth) (2020)-Milena Gorum, Alice Tantayanon

 Two girls are surrounded by zombie epidemic in a tourist resort. Utterly useless and stupid movie where most of the time the leads are walking around killing time. NOT Recommended at all

On the lighter side-Movies-Fierce Fighting on Mihun Ridge (2019-China)

 Old fashion cops and robbers movie with corrupt officials in the mix. In Chinese with English Subtitles. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Shark Season (2020) – Paige McGarvin, Michael Madsen

 A photo shoot in the middle of an ocean on a small island are stalked by a shark. Avoid it along with all the shark movies. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies- Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) – Tania Raymonde, Nathaniel Buzolic

 Genetically Mutated Sharks stalk a research lab. You have seen this many times before and if you have not, don’t worry, you are not missing much. Not Recommended

Sunday, January 3, 2021

The 12th Anniversary of my Father’s death

Another year has passed and the pain is still there. There is no other way to describe how much I miss my father. He was so loving and caring for me that it hurts even to write this article every year. I recently went back to this grave and paid my respects  and I would not have imagined I would be doing it but time does not heal what the most precious being in the world leaves you and there is no other one to advise you of the life’s intricacies. You cannot turn to another human being for advise as nobody is more loving and care for you then your own father. Although it is a natural process but it hurts that he is no longer in this world and it has been now 12 years and still the pain does not go away that I could not talk to the one person that has so much invested in me and cared for me all through my life. It is really hard to live life like this and I just feel so lonely sometimes that I cannot share my opinion with anybody else nor I can take advantage of his experience. I was extremely lucky that I had my father with me all my time and that is why it is so hurtful and the emptiness in my life will never again be filled. I love you DAD forever.

On the lighter side-Movies-Greyhound (2020) – Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue

 After entering the second world war, an experienced U.S. Navy commander leads a security convoy which is stalked by several German submarines. Exciting War movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Roh (Soul) (2019-Malaysian)-Farah Ahmad, Mhia Farhana

 Slow horror movie about a family which is visited by a witch. It was hard for me to following this movie. So I would not recommend it.

On the lighter side-Movies-You should have left (2020) – Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex

 Overhyped horror movie about a family vacationing in a house on a Welsh countryside and encountering horror. But I did not enjoy the movie as it was slow and did not scare me at all. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Warning: Do not play (2019-Korean) – Ye-Ji Seo,

 A would be horror director researches a banned movie which the director has warned her not to in this slow moving and boring movie. Not Recommended anywhere you find it. Available on Shudder.