Lord of War

I watched Lord of War yesterday. I taped it when it was on The Movie Channel. It has Nicolas Cage (love him), Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Shake Tukhmanyan, Jean-Pierre Nshanian, and Ethan Hawke in it.

Big Warning: there is lots of violence and some very sad parts.

In this movie, a man named Yuri Orlov (not a real person, but inspired by five other men) decides to get into the arms business. Once he gets into the business, he discovers that he can make more money selling guns during war time. So he does and he marries the woman of his dreams. They have a son together. But his business comes with a price which he loses his wife and son. His parents disown him. His uncle is killed and his brother is also killed.

I can’t really like this movie. It is too sad and if Yuri was a real person, he had no heart. If I had been him, I would have stopped when the bomb killed the uncle. That bomb was actually meant for him. And when his brother tried to tell him what he was doing was wrong and then killed himself, he still didn’t stop. He says in the movie, it wasn’t the money, he just knows he is good at it.

Next week I’m watching The Weather Man.

The Darwin Affair

I finished reading The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, Queen Victoria was attacked again. The inspector over the case decides that the attack was part of a conspiracy. No one believes him. He ends up being right, but the conspiracy is against the prince, not the Queen like he thought. The conspiracy tells with the fact that the Prince likes Darwin’s ideas and wants him to be knighted. Some of the scientists and religious people don’t like that so they hire an assassin. The assassin is insane. He plays as a surgeon and cuts the ears off his victims. The assassin kidnaps a boy who had seen the assassin on the day of the attack of the Queen. The boy gets confused and sorta wants to be free. The inspector does find out that the Prince is in danger and demands to be with the Prince at all times on a family trip. The Prince finally believes the inspector when the assassin makes his move. The Prince was killed, but he gets injured thank goodness. But the assassin gets away.  The inspector does find the assassin and kills him.

I did like this book. Now I’m reading  Kor’Thank: Barbarian Valley Girl by Kent Wayne. He wrote the Echo books that I loved.

KillShot

I watched Killshot yesterday. I taped it when it was on Flix channel. It is based on a book by Elmore Leonard. (I haven’t read the book, but I might.) It has Mickey Rourke, Brandon McGibbon, Hal Holbrook, Diane Lane, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Don McManus in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and a sad ending.

In this movie, an assassin goes to kill an old man. Meanwhile a young guy blackmails a real estate man. The young guy gets a chance encounter with the assassin who decides to help the young guy learn how to do things right. The problem is the young guy isn’t so easy to teach and he’s really rude. They go to the real estate office and a couple is there instead of the real estate guy. The couple sees them which means they have to die. In the end the good wins.

I did like this movie, but I would have written the ending differently. Next week I’m watching Lord of War.

Malorie

I finished reading Malorie by Josh Malerman. It is the sequel to the book BirdBox. Yes, I have read BirdBox and seen the movie.

Warning: there is some violence.

Note: I didn’t want this book to end. Now I’m sad that has ended. I do hope the movie will be as good as the book.

In this book, Malorie and the two kids are at the school of the blind. About a year into their stay there, a woman who seemly blind goes mad and kills almost everyone. Malorie thinks the creatures touched the blind woman, but it was later revealed that blind woman wasn’t really blind. Malorie and the two kids make their way to an abandon camp. They make their home there. The two kids become teenagers. Then one day a man appears at the camp. He says he is taking a census. Malorie tells him to leave and he does. The teenagers discover he had left the census papers behind. They read the papers and discover that Malorie’s parents are on a list of survivors. Malorie decides to try to find her parents. So they go get on a train which leads them to a town where her parents are at.

 I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason.

Pet (movie)

I watched Pet yesterday. I had taped it when it was on The Movie Channel Extra. It has Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, and Da’Vone McDonald in it.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

Note: This movie is not what you think it is. There is a huge twist to it. This is an awesome movie.

Here is a semi summary. I can’t tell everything, but like I said above it is not what you think. A man named Seth works at an animal shelter. He sees an old crush on a bus. He gets obsessed with her so he kidnaps her and puts her in a cage underneath the animal shelter. (Yes I know that doesn’t sound good, but like I said it’s not what you think.)

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Killshot.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

I watched The Hundred-Foot Journey yesterday. I taped it when it was on The Movie Channel. It is based on a book by Richard C. Morais. (I haven’t read it.) It has Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Aria Pandya, and Juhi Chawla.

In this movie, a Indian family moves out of India after there was a fire that caused their restaurant to be burned down and the mother f the family to be killed. They ended up in France. Their van breaks down in a small village. A woman helps them to take their van to be looked at. While going through the village, the father sees an abandoned restaurant. He ends up buying it. There is a French restaurant across the street. The woman that owns that restaurant had ran off the previous owners of the abandoned restaurant. They end up getting into a feud. Then one of the chefs of the French restaurant attempts to burn down the Indian restaurant. The woman who the French restaurant fires that chef and decides on making amends. The son decides to try out for a trial run at the French restaurant. The woman is impressed and hires him. The son becomes a great chef, but comes back to the little village to manage a restaurant with the woman he loves.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Pet.

Midnight Sun

I finished reading Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer. It is part of the Twilight book series.

Note: This is a “new” book not the unfinished book that was online a few years ago. Someone had stolen the draft and published online. She was really angry about it and I thought she wouldn’t write the actual book. So I downloaded the draft and read it. I think I ended up deleting the file. I was very surprised that she actually wrote the book and published it.

This book is of Edward’s point of view of what happened when he met Bella. (I keep thinking of the movie which is not like the original book or this book. I actually had to refresh my memory of  some of the original book.) You should read the Twilight book series before reading this book.

I did like this book. Stephenie Meyer did say she is going to write more Twilight books. I don’t know if that means she is continuing with Edward’s point of view of the rest of the series. I really would like her to do a book series of Renesmee and Jacob’s adventures together.  Now I’m reading Malorie by Josh Malerman.  It is the sequel to BirdBox.

Jigsaw

I watched Jigsaw yesterday. I taped it when it was on Syfy. It has Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort, Paul Braunstein, Mandela Van Peebles, and Brittany Allen in it.

Note: This movies comes after Saw: The Final Chapter. But in chronologoical order, parts of the movie comes after Saw III. I now want to watch Saw III and Saw The Final Chapter again. I am Saw fan. I don’t like the violence, but I do like the plot.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, Some bodies are discovered around the city. It seems like Jigsaw (John Kramer) is still alive even though he has been dead for 10 years. The first part of the movie you see five test subjects. There is one survivor which is revealed at the end of the movie. It is also revealed that the first five test subjects are from 10 years ago. Detective Halloran and Detective Hunt investigate the bodies. Not only the evidence points to Jigsaw, but it points to Detective Halloran too. But the real copycat is revealed at the end.

I’m going to try to find Saw 3 and Saw Final Chapter later. There will be a new Saw movie coming out. It’s called Spiral. Next week I’m watching The Hundred Foot Journey.

Van Helsing (movie)

I watched Van Helsing yesterday. I taped it when it was on Cinemax. It has Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Will Kemp, Samuel West, Shuler Hensley, Josie Maran, Robbie Coltrane, and Alun Armstrong in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and one very sad scene

In this movie, Dracula is partnered with Dr. Frankenstein to do something evil which is revealed later on. The villagers want to kill Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. Dr. Frankenstein is killed by Dracula. Meanwhile, Anna Valerious and her brother try to kill a werewolf, but the werewolf and Anna’s brother fall off a cliff. Meanwhile, Van Helsing is fighting Mr. Hyde and kills him. The church orders Van Helsing to go to Transylvania. He does to help Anna fight Dracula. It then revealed that Anna’s brother is a werewolf and Dracula is using him to give life to his “children.” Anna’s brother bites Van Helsing which turns him into a werewolf. He kills Dracula and his first love.

I didn’t like the sad ending, but I did like the movie. Next week I’m watching Jigsaw.