The Bad Seed (1985)

I watched The Bad Seed (1985). It was a tv movie remake of the original movie made in 1956 (which I watched last week). It has Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine (love him), Carrie Wells, David Ogden Stiers, and Richard Kiley in it.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this version, the little girl’s name is Rachel Penmark. Her mother is a widow. Rachel is accused of killing a little boy at a picnic because she wanted the medal she thought was supposed to be hers. Her mother thinks she was adopted and finds out she was the lone survivor of a serial killer mother. Rachel kills the handyman. In this version, it shows her mother throwing the medal in the ocean. Her mother gives her sleeping pills like the other versions and she kills herself. But in the version, the mother dies and Rachel goes to live with her grandfather (the adopter father of her mother). It hints that she may kill the neighbor because wants her necklace.

I think I like the 2018 and the original 1956 versions better. I will watch the sequel of the 2018 version after it comes on (May 30th). Next week I’m watching No Escape Room.

The Bad Seed (1956)

I watched The Bad Seed (1956). Roku had said that it was on TV Time (an old movie network), but it was the wrong movie. But I did see the movie though. This movie has Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Gage Clarke, Jesse White, Joan Croydon, William Hopper (love him), Evelyn Varden in it.

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

In this original movie, Rhoda Penmark is an eight-year-old girl who is accused of pushing her friend off a pier. She wanted a medal that she says she should have won. In this movie, her mother is alive unlike the remake. Her mother thinks she was adopted because she keeps dreaming of an orchard. She finds out that she was adopted and her mother (Rhona’s grandmother) was a serial killer and her mother killed her baby brother too. So she thinks Rhoda has a bad gene. Rhoda kills the handyman too. Rhoda’s mother tries to poison Rhoda and shoots herself. Rhoda goes out to try to find the medal in the lake during a rainstorm. Her mother said she threw it in the lake. She gets struck by lightning.

I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching The Bad Seed (1985). It is a remake of this movie.

The Bad Seed (2018)

I watched The Bad Seed (2018). I had taped it when it was on Lifetime. It has Rob Lowe, Mckenna Grace, Sarah Dugdale, Marci T. House, Luke Roessler, Lorne Cardinal, and Patty McCormack in it.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this movie, a little girl named Emma gets jealous that a friend of hers gets a medal that she says she deserves. So she pushes him off a cliff and takes the medal. She explains it away saying they were playing a game. Then she kills her teacher because she was investigating how Milo was pushed off the cliff. Her father wants to kill her, but you know what happens. So she goes to leave with her aunt.

Note there will be a sequel on Lifetime On May 30th. I will try to watch it.

I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching The Bad Seed (1956). It’s the original movie.

An Acceptable Loss

I watched An Acceptable Loss. I had taped it when it was on Showtime. It has Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, and Alex Weisman in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and have tissues ready because a very sad ending.

In this movie, a woman named Elizabeth worked for the vice president. She had info of some so-called terrorists were going to be in one area at the same time. The vice president wanted her to recommend to the president to use a special drone strike to take out all the terrorists. Well the drone strike killed alot of people and the info was supposedly false info. Four years later the Vice President becomes president and Elizabeth becomes a professor at a university. A student stalks her and he ends up helping her get her story out.

I didn’t like the ending, but I did like the movie. Next week I’m watching a Lifetime movie called The Bad Seed. It is a remake of the 1956 movie.

The Case for Christ (movie)

I watched The Case for Christ. It is based on the book by Lee Strobel. Yes, I’m reading the book. I should be finished reading it by next weekend. This movie was supposed to be free on Crackle, but when I clicked to watch it, Crackle deleted the movie. I did watch the movie though. It has L. Scott Caldwell, Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel, Rus Blackwell, and Renell Gibbs in it.

Note there are some differences between the book and this movie. The book was written much later than the movie implies and the first case he covered he received a phone call from an informant than discovering the evidence himself.

This movie tells the family side of the story more than the book does. In this movie, Lee’s daughter chokes on hard candy at a restaurant and a nurse was there and saved her life. The nurse tells Lee’s wife that God told her to come to that restaurant. Lee’s wife then goes to church with the nurse and gives her life to Jesus. Lee doesn’t like it so he goes on a mission to prove her wrong and he ends up being a Christian in the process.

I liked this movie. There is a documentary that is closer to the book and I may watch it after I finish reading the book. Next week I’m watching An Acceptable Loss.

Bad Times at the El Royale

I watched Bad Times at the El Royale. I had taped it when it was on HBO. My mother had recommended me to see this movie and I’m glad I had taped it. It has Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, and Bethany Brown in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, there are seven strangers that go to a hotel that is on the state lines of California and Nevada. They have something to hide which ends up costing their lives.

Yes, I didn’t do my usual summary because this was an awesome movie. It is as good as Quentin Tarantino’s movies. But they didn’t tell who was the management of the hotel. My mother thinks it was the CIA or another federal agency.

Like I said I’m watching The Case for Christ this weekend.

Once Upon a Time in Deadwood

I watched Once Upon a Time in Deadwood. I watched it on Tubi. It has Robert Bronzi, Michael Paré, Karin Brauns, Lauren Compton, J.D. Angstadt, George j. Merino, Sierra Sherbundy, and Jadzia Perez in it.

Big Warning: there is alot of violence and bad acting.

In this movie, a man who was a colonel in the army is now a gunslinger. A woman named Ursula finds him and asks if he would save her sister and her slave girl from some kidnappers. The kidnappers took them to Deadwood where they would work in the Gem Saloon (Al Swearengen’s saloon). The gunslinger refused. She save him some food and begged him to save them. Then she told him that the food was poisoned and he has to save them because her sister has the antidote. On their journey, He shoots some guys who were Al’s guys. Then Ursula tells him that the food wasn’t poisoned. She lied to get him to save them. He gets mad and leaves her. She does get to Deadwood and confronts the men who have her sister and tries to shoot them. Then the gunslinger shows up and kills the men and the slave gets killed, but her sister is saved.

Even though there was bad acting, it was a pretty good movie. The music was good too. Next week I’m watching Bad Times at El Royale.

Deadwood: The Movie

Deadwood was a tv show on HBO back in 2004. I loved the show and was mad they canceled the show. Then they made a movie. I had taped the movie when it was on HBO. The show and movie has Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, Dayton Callie, Jeffrey Jones, and Leon Rippy in them.

Big Warning: have tissues ready and there is alot of violence (of course since it’s the wild west.) Note: the movie doesn’t actually follow history, but I like how they ended it anyway.

The movie takes place 10 years after the show ended. So it’s 1889. Ms. Ellsworth comes back to Deadwood. George Hearst is a senator and he is wanting Charlie Utter’s land. Hearst kills Charlie. He does get put in jail and Al doesn’t have to kill Trixie. Trixie marries Sol Star and AL dies with trixie by his side.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Once Upon a Time in Deadwood.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

I watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I had taped it when it was on Starz. It has
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley, Dakota Fanning,
Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, and Rafal Zawierucha in it.

Note: If Quentin Tarantino reads this, Please make Kill Bill 3. Us fans want the third movie. Or at least a spin-off movie with Beatrix’s daughter.

Big Warning: there is violence and the ending is an alternate reality than what really happened.

In this movie, a western tv show actor named Rick Dalton is looking to expand his fame to movies. His stunt double named Cliff Booth is his driver and he is also looking for work. Rick is a next-door neighbor to Sharon Tate. Rick gets to star in a western as a bad guy. Cliff meets one of the girls of the Charles Manson’s group and gets invited to their ranch. Rick goes to Italy and gets married. And then the Manson group gets the “order” to kill Sharon Tate, but the murders don’t happen.

I do get this is fiction and it is like an alternate reality that we all wish would have happened, but I didn’t really like the ending. Here is a really good article about how Manson could have been innocent and the murders weren’t about race like we were told for many years: https://allthatsinteresting.com/who-did-charles-manson-kill

Even though I didn’t like the ending, I did like the rest of the movie. Next week I’m watching Deadwood The Movie.

The Beaver

I watched The Beaver. I had taped it when it was on Showtime. It was directed by Jodie Foster. It has Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Cherry Jones, Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart, and Jennifer Lawrence in it.

In this movie, a man named Walter is a toy company owner. He is very depressed and his company isn’t doing too good. His wife and kids are tired of him being depressed so his wife kicks him out. He goes to throw some stuff in a dumpster and finds a beaver puppet which he keeps. He tries to commit suicide, but the beaver “talks” to him in an Aussie accent. So he uses the puppet to talk to people. At first, everyone is willing to him a chance with the puppet. He even gets an idea for a new toy which helps his toy company come up out of the red. But then his wife can’t take him wearing the puppet everywhere. So she leaves him. He goes crazy saying the beaver is real. He ends up cutting off his arm to be free of the beaver.

I liked this movie even though it was a little hard to watch. Next week I’m watching Once upon a time in Hollywood.