Instead of Django (2017), I watched The Raven because it became free. It is the 1935 version and I watched it on the Roku channel. I think I had seen some of it before. It has Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, and Ian Wolfe in it.
Warning: there is a little bit of violence.
In this movie, a woman gets in a car accident and none of the doctors can fix her. Her father pleas for a surgeon to fix her. He does. The woman is engaged to marry another man, but her father thinks his daughter is in love with the surgeon. The surgeon is a lover of Edgar Allen Poe’s work. (I am too, but I’m not as crazy as the surgeon though.) He decides to change a man’s face to be ugly so he would kill the woman’s father for him. He invites the woman, her boyfriend, her father, and four friends. He hooks up the father to a table with a pendulum (Pit and the Pendulum) above. And he puts the woman and her boyfriend in a room that the walls squeeze in. The man the surgeon had changed ends up saving the couple and the father is freed. He puts the surgeon in the room.
I liked this movie. Next week I will watch Django (2017).
I watched Midsommar about two weeks ago. My mother and I watched it on Youtube. It has Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, and Archie Madekwe in it.
Big Warning: some disturbing scenes and weird movie overall.
Note: this movie reminds me alot of the movie SuckerPunch. I will explain as I go along.
In this movie, a woman named Dani gets a disturbing message from her sister. She tries to call, but doesn’t get an answer. She tries to tell her boyfriend about it, but he thinks she is very needy and clingy. She later finds out her sister killed herself with her parents too. (In the movie SuckerPunch, a woman discovers that her stepfather is abusing her sister. She tries to kill him, but she kills her sister instead.) Anyway, Dani’s boyfriend does a bad job being there for her when she learns about her sister’s death. He tells her about a trip he wants to go on with his friends. He doesn’t want her to go with them, but she does because she needs a change of scenery. They are going to Sweden. When they arrive there, they do drugs. (This is where it gets weird. Like the movie SuckerPunch it could be all fantasy or have a deeper meaning.) Dani sees herself as being one with the trees. (this a foreshadowing of what it is to come.) Then they go to the village. There learn about a cult where the old kill themselves at a certain age and a disfigured person marks in a book to tell them what to do next. Dani’s birthday comes up, but her boyfriend gives her a birthday present late. She ends up being one of the women there and joins in a May Day dance. She is last one standing which becomes grounded with flowers. She also finds out out the cult wants her boyfriend to mate with one of them which he does because he was drugged. Dani goes crazy, but she decides to make her boyfriend one of the sacrifices. The end of the movie she is smiling. (This is like Suckerpunch because at the end of that movie she is smiling too. In both movies, they are both relieved and free from their grief and sorrow.)
I loved this movie. I will be watching Hereditary too.
I watched Mystery 101 Killer Timing a few weeks ago. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. It has Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha, Robin Thomas, Preston Vanderslice, Erin Cahill, and Miranda Edwards in it.
Big Warning: there is some violence.
In this movie, Amy is supposed to go on a date with Travis, but he gets hurt by an exploding house. They discover it wasn’t an accident. They first thought Travis was being targeted because he was going to testify for an appeal. But they find out it’s a whole different case altogether. The house exploding was because a man wanted to move a dead body from the wall. The dead body was his wife.
I liked this movie.
I watched Django yesterday. I had taped it when it was on Sony movie channel. I watched it on the Roku free channel. I think I have seen it before. It has Franco Nero, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak, Ángel Álvarez, and Eduardo Fajardo in it.
Warning: there is lots of violence. Warning 2: the song will get stuck in your head. It is now stuck in mine.
In this movie, a stranger named Django is walking with a coffin trailing behind. (This reminds me of the movie Once Upon A Time in Mexico. I loved that movie.) Django sees a woman being beaten by Mexicans. He just watches until the general’s men kill them. Then he kills the general’s men. He saves the woman and goes into the town with the coffin trailing behind. He has a plan to able to kill the general and his men. The woman does get killed and Django gets badly hurt by the Mexicans for stealing the gold, but he does manage to kill the general.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Django (2017). No, it’s not the same movie.
I watched Lego DC Batman: Family Matters a few weeks ago. I had taped it when it was on Cartoon Network. It has Troy Baker, Zach Callison, Christian Lanz, Tom Kenny, Will Friedle, Cam Clarke, Nolan North, André Sogliuzzo, Jason Spisak, Alyson Stoner, Scott Menville, and Tara Strong in it.
Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.
In this movie, Bruce Wayne wants to be Batman all the time. He is tired of meetings. He is addicted to the danger of being Batman. His company though is developing an AI that would control the company. Bruce decides that he wants to sell the company. That ends up being a bad idea because Two Face buys the company and takes over the AI which damages the city and goes after Batman and the others. Also Batman and the others get invitations to different places. They try to stop some of the criminals. They learn Red Hood is behind he invitations. They also discover that Red Hood is actually the other Robin. Batman ends up apologizing to the other Robin and they end being one big happy family again.
I loved this movie. Next week I’ll post about Murder 101: Killer Timing and Midsommar.
Instead of doing separate posts for all four movies, I am doing a short summary for each of them. I watched them a few weeks ago. I haven’t read the books. They are written by Andrew Neiderman who is writing under the name V.C. Andrews. The movies have: Raechelle Banno, Gil Bellows, Karina Banno, Sam Duke, Ty Wood, Mason Temple, Crystal Fox, Bob Frazer, and Naomi Judd in it.
Big Warning: there is some sad parts and hints of incest.
In this movie Ruby Landry is love with Paul. Her grandmother is a voodoo healer. Her grandmother is sick and she tells Ruby that Paul is her half brother. So Ruby tries to break up with Paul. Then her grandmother tells her who her father is and that she has a twin sister. When her grandmother dies, she goes to find her father and she lives with them. Ruby’s twin makes it hard to live with, so Ruby goes to a voodoo madam and does a curse on her twin. Her twin gets in a car accident and ends up in a wheelchair.
PEARL IN THE MIST
In this movie Mr. Dumas decides it would be best for the twins to go to a boarding school. Ruby makes friends with a girl, but it is short lived. Then she meets Louis who becomes her friend. Beau (Ruby’s boyfriend who was her twin’s boy toy) shows up and Ruby becomes pregnant. She gets kicked out of the school. She ends up going back home. She has the baby and names her Pearl.
ALL THAT GLITTERS
In this movie, Paul shows up again and they get married. Ruby gets word that her father had died so she goes to the funeral. She finds out her twin marries Beau. She also learns her stepmother is getting married to another man. Some time passes and then Ruby’s twin gets really sick. Ruby wants to be with Beau so they decide to switch identities of the twins. Ruby becomes her twin. Then Paul slowly declines. He thinks Giselle is actually Ruby. Then Paul dies. There is a custody battle that happens and in the end Ruby keeps Pearl.
In this movie, some time passes and Ruby has three kids. Two boys and Pearl. Pearl wants to be a doctor. She doesn’t believe in voodoo. One of Ruby’s boys gets bit by a snake and Beau falls and hits his head. Ruby goes to see who is behind the curse. In the end, they find out it was Paul’s mother who put the curse on Ruby. They do end the curse.
I sorta liked these movies.
I watched Flight yesterday. I had taped it when it was on TNT. I watched it on Pluto TV. It has Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Tamara Tunie, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, and John Goodman in it.
In this movie, Whip Whitaker is a pilot. He had drank the night before the flight the next morning. He also did cocaine. On the flight, he drinks again. There was turbulence in a storm and then the plane malfunctioned. The plane crashed. Some people died on the flight. Whip goes under investigation. e was going to lie at the trail, but ends telling the truth that he is an alcoholic. He ends up in jail.
I liked this movie. Next week I either watch Django or Elizabeth.
I finished reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. There is a show on Netflix that is based on the book. Yes, I watched it.
Warning: there is some violence and a big twist at the end of both the show and book.
In this book, a woman named Louise meets a man named David at a bar. Louise was supposed to have met her friend at the bar, but her friend didn’t show and she knocks into David. They talk and laugh. When they start to leave, he kisses Louise. The next day Louise goes into work and sees the man from the bar and his wife. David is her new boss. They end up having an affair. Louise has terrible night terrors and she sleepwalks. Louise takes her son to school the next day and knocks into David’s wife Adele. Adele and Louise end up become friends. They go to the gym together and Adele gives Louise a e-cigarette. Louise doesn’t tell David about the friendship. Later the lies catch up with Adele and Louise and things gets ugly.
There were some differences between the two, but I’m going to tell what they are because it would spoil the twist. I loved the book and the show. Now I’m going to read The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.
I watched Sunshine a few weeks ago. I had taped it when it was on Cinemax. It has Cliff Curtis, Chipo Chung, Cillian Murphy, Mark Strong, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michelle Yeoh, Rose Byrne, Benedict Wong, and Paloma Baeza in it.
Big Warning: there is some violence.
In this movie, a crew of eight scientists were on a mission to take a bomb to the sun in hopes to reignite the Sun. On their journey, they discover a distress signal coming from another ship. They decide to look to see if people need help (which was a bad idea. They should have stayed on their mission.) They discover everyone, but one person is dead. The captain of that ship becomes insane thinking God told him that sun is supposed to take us to heaven. So he kills everyone on his ship and tries to stop these eight scientists. But the mission is completed anyway. But at the end of the movie, it doesn’t really show if the bomb had worked.
I sorta liked this movie. Next week I will post about Lego DC Batman Family and the Ruby Landry movie series.
I watched Zathura: A Space Adventure a few weeks ago. It is a book by Chris Van Allsburg (who also wrote Jumanji). I haven’t read the book. The movie has Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, and Frank Oz in it.
Big Warning: there is some violence.
In this movie, a boy named Danny who is bored finds a mysterious board game called Zathura. He tries to get his brother to play with him, but his brother is too busy watching tv. So he tries to play the game by himself. Suddenly sparks fly into the house. Danny’s brother ends up playing the game too. Their sister gets frozen solid at one point and they meet an astronaut who saves them a few times. Danny’s brother wins the game and the day resets itself. His brother stops him in tome before Danny plans the game again.
I loved this movie. I wouldn’t mind if they made a modern version of this like they did with Jumanji.