I watched Hereditary a few weeks ago. It has Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, and Ann Dowd in it.
Warning: there are some disturbing scenes and a big twist at the end.
In this movie, a woman named Annie grieves after her mother dies. Her mother supposedly had mental problems. At her funeral, she says that her mother had a secret life and many people were strangers there at her funeral. Annie is a miniature designer and she is making miniatures of her life. Annie lies to her husband and goes to a grieving group. She talks about how she doesn’t want to put more stress to her family. Then she begs her son to take his younger sister to a party. He does and he gets high and he accidently kills his sister. Annie meets Joan who tells her about seances. Annie does a séance with her family which causes many strange things to happen. Then Annie discovers the truth of her mother’s secret life.
I liked this movie. Yes, there is a link to Midsommar with this movie.
I watched Crimson Peak a few weeks ago. My mother wanted me to see it. It is on Netflix. It has Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Jim Beaver, and Doug Jones in it.
Big Warning: there is some violence.
In this movie, a woman named Edith is a writer in the 18th Century. She is writing a love story with ghosts in it. But she herself is a medium. She is haunted by her mother’s ghost who keeps warning about a place called Crimson Peak. She meets a man named Thomas and falls in love with him. Her father doesn’t approve it and he finds out that Thomas was already married. Then Edith’s father was murdered. So she marries Thomas and moves into a broken down house with him and his “sister.” It turns out that the broken down house is haunted and Edith gets suddenly sick. She learns alot about Thomas and his “sister” and learns the broken down house was named Crimson Peak. In the end, she does get away from the house and the “sister.”
I did like this movie.
I watched Elizabeth yesterday. I watched it on Peacock. It has Cate Blanchett, Terence Rigby, Christopher Eccleston, Kathy Burke, Amanda Ryan, Fanny Ardant, Geoffrey Rush, Vincent Cassel, Joseph Fiennes, and Daniel Craig in it.
Warning: there is some violence (of course because it’s history)
This movie is about Elizabeth I. Although I found out on IMDB that this movie does have historical problems. I thought it was a good movie anyway. I didn’t know there was an attempt to take Elizabeth’s life. I knew about Mary Queen of Scots attempt on her life and Queen Victoria’s attempt on her life.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching A Thousand Words.
I watched yesterday Django. I watched it on Tubi. It has Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya, Bimbam Merstein, Gabriel Mirété, Johnny Montreuil, and Jan Henrik Stahlberg in it.
Big Warning: there is some violence (of course because it is WWII)
This movie is a true story of Jean Reinhardt. He went by the nickname Django. He was a jazz/swing musician. He had damaged his hand in a fire, but he could still play his guitar. During the WWII, the Germans wanted him. But he did eventually got away. He died in 1953.
Here’s some info on him: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Django-Reinhardt
I loved the movie. Next week I’m either watching Elizabeth or The Raven (1943). Also next week I will post about Hereditary and Crimson Peak.
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.