While I was in NJ, me and Chris saw Knives Out: Glass Onion. We had seen the first one together so I wanted to see the second one. It has Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Madelyn Cline, Leslie Odom Jr., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Kathryn Hahn.
Big Warning: there is a twist and some violence.
In this movie, a billionaire named Miles Bron sends out invitations to his closest “friends.” The invitation was to a murder mystery party. One person gets invited without an actual invitation and that was Detective Benoit Blanc. Miles says one of them will kill him and they need to figure out who. But Miles actually ruins the party because he reveals the person. They stay anyway and then suddenly one of them is killed. It turns out the detective was there to solve another murder that happened before the party. The detective finds out who the killer is and the friends take revenge.
I loved this movie and Chris liked it. I heard there will be a third one. I can’t wait.
While I was in NJ, I watched 8 Doors (8 Remains). It has Maja-Celiné Probst, Gregory B. Waldis, Kevin Leslie, Anne Alexander-Sieder, Isabelle Mann.
Big Warning: this is a crazy movie. There is some violence.
In this movie, a woman named Talli gets strangled to death by a lover. Then somehow she is a ghost and she goes through 8 doors (hence the name). The door lead to different times in her life. She even sees her best friend who had killed herself. She later learns this is all happening in her lover’s head. He ends up wanting to keep her locked up in his mind. She meets a older version of herself who doesn’t remember who she is. She also learns that the lover had killed his wife too and locked her up his mind. His wife and the versions of herself gang up on him and she comes back to herself and leaves. He is driven insane. She calls her ex-boyfriend to ask to see him.
I liked this movie even though it was way weird.
I watched The Dentist for this week’s movie. This movie reminds me of American Psycho. I watched The Dentist on Plex. It’s also on Tubi. This movie has Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Molly Hagan, Jan Hoag, Patty Toy, Virginya Keehne, Earl Boen, and Mark Ruffalo in it.
Big Warning: there is lots of violence.
In this movie, a dentist named Dr. Alan Feinstone and he catches his wife cheating on him with the pool guy. He goes crazy and starts torturing his patients. He even molested one patient. Then he kills a co-worker when she sees the stockings in the floor. He does kill the pool guy and tortures his wife. He is later caught at a dentist university.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching The Dentist 2.
I finished listening to Tell No One by Harlan Coben. This is his third book. He has written many books. There is a French movie that is based on this book. Yes, I watched it.
Big Warning: there is some violence.
In this book, a man named David Beck visited a lake with his wife and then suddenly his wife disappears when he was in the water. He gets knocked out, but someone pulls him out of the water. His wife’s “body” was found with a branded K which was the work of a serial killer, but the serial killer wasn’t charged. Eight years later two bodies was found at the lake. Those men were the ones who took David’s wife. Someone had shot them. Then David gets a crazy email that has codes of what his wife knows. The email points to a link that shows that his wife is alive!! The email says for him to not tell anyone. Then a close friend of David’s wife gets killed. The police think David killed her and his wife. David didn’t and he shows proof that he didn’t kill the close friend. This is all connected to a case that happened before David’s wife went missing. A guy was murdered and David’s wife is involved. She ends up faking her death with her father’s help. She decides to come back (from the dead lol) when the bodies were unburied. The person behind everything gets arrested.
There were some differences between the movie and book. All the names were changed in the movie. One of the people who was hunting down Beck was Asian, but in the movie he was changed into a female. The killer is different in the movie.
I liked the book and movie. I liked the book better than the movie. Now I’m reading The Burglar in the Closet by Lawrence Block.
I watched Texasville. It is the sequel to The Last Picture Show. It has Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Annie Potts, Timothy Bottoms, William McNamara, Eileen Brennan, and Cloris Leachman.
Big Warning: it is sad.
In this movie, 32 year passes and Duane owns a oil business. He is married to a woman named Karla. They have some kids and grandchildren. Their kids run wild. One has an affair with a married woman and gets her pregnant. Duane also has affairs with most of the woman in town. Sonny is mayor, but he is failing mentally. (it’s sad to see him like that.) Then Jacy Farrow comes back into town. She is now a movie star. She and Duane were a couple back in high school. Jacy had lost a kid so she finds comfort in Duane’s kids. Karla and Jacy become friends. In the end, Karla and Duane become closer again.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Tell No One. It’s based on a book I’m going to read.
I watched The Last Picture Show. It was made in 1971, but it is set in 1951. I had watched it because Stephen King mentions the movie alot in his book Lisey’s Story. It reminds me a little bit of Stand by Me which is based on Stephen King’s short story The Body. This movie has Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, and Sam Bottoms in it.
Big Warning: there are some sad parts.
In this movie, two guys named Sonny and Duane are best friends. They live in Anarene, Texas which is a small dying town. Sonny and his girlfriend break up and starts an affair with his football coach’s wife. (They had broken up because she was asking too much of him. I’m glad they broke up.) Duane has a pretty girlfriend, but they later break up because her mother wants her to find a rich boyfriend. She ends up getting addicted to sex and has sex with her mother’s boyfriend. Sam the Lion owns a pool hall and the movie theater in the small town. He has a heart attack while Sonny and Duane’s ex girlfriend is away getting married.( I thought he gets killed by a gang, but I was wrong. I’m glad I was wrong.) Sam leaves Sonny the pool hall and an old woman the movie theater. (I think he should have left Sonny the movie theater.) Sam leaves Billy his money. In the end, Duane goes to war. Billy gets killed by a truck and Sonny runs back to the football coach’s wife.
I didn’t like the end, but it was an ok movie. I found out there is a sequel called Texasville so I will watching it next week.
I re-watched The Stepford Wives. It was made in 2004. It has Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, and Faith Hill in it.
Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.
In this movie, Joanna and Walter move to Stepford, CT because Joanna had a nervous breakdown after getting fired from her job. In this modern version of Stepford, a gay couple is one of newbies of the town. Walter joins the Men’s Association and they shown him the benefits of having a robot wife. Joanna, Bobbie, and Roger finds out about the wives aren’t exactly human. Bobbie and Roger becomes robots and Joanna is next. Only she doesn’t want to be a robot so Walter and Jonna come up with a plan. They turn everyone back to human. They had computer chips implanted in their brains. Then they “killed” Mike. Mike seemed to be the one behind the whole town, but it was actually his wife. Mike was actually a robot. His wife killed the real Mike many years before and then made a robot of him and decided to make a robot town.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching The Last Picture Show. Stephen King is obsessed with this movie in Lisey’s Story (the book and show) so I’m going to watch it.
I watched The Revenge of The Stepford Wives. It is the last of the Stepford wives sequels I am watching. It was made in 1980. It has Sharon Gless,
Julie Kavner, Audra Lindley, Don Johnson, and Arthur Hill in it.
Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.
In this movie, it is 10 years later after the first movie (the one made in 1975). Kaye Foster is a tv reporter and she wants to do a story on the town of Stepford, CT because there is no violence and it seems too perfect of a town. After she tells the motel owner that she is reporter, one of the robot wives almost runs her over. A human woman named Megan becomes friends with Kaye. Megan’s husband is trying to become a police officer in the town. He ends up joining the Men’s Association which means Megan becomes a robot. All over the town there is siren that goes off every few hours. The robot wives stop what they are doing to take their medicine. Kaye overhears about the rules when Megan becomes a robot. You can’t give them alcohol and they shouldn’t over medicate either. Of course Kaye breaks the rules and gives Megan a lot of alcohol in her tea. Megan becomes normal again. The men find out and want Kaye dead or get her to become a robot. Kaye and Megan form a plan to kill the man who started it all. They make the siren go off several times. The robot wives over medicate and they start destroying things. Then they push the man over the edge and kick him and push him until he is completely dead. Kaye leaves Stepford.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m rewatching the remake of The Stepford Wives that was made in 2004.
I watched The Stepford Children. It was made in 1987. It is one of the Stepford sequels. It has Barbara Eden, Don Murray, Tammy Lauren, Pat Corley, Randall Batinkoff, and Debbie Barker in it.
Big Warning: there is a little of violence.
In this movie, Steven Harding wants to move his family back to his hometown Stepford, CT. He has two teenagers Mary and David. Steven joins the men’s association and they want him to change his teenagers. The teenagers and most of the wives are robots. They all lack emotion. Steven’s wife wants to join the high school PETA, but there is no PETA (I guess it’s because everyone is perfect robots. They were so perfect that went crazy when some rock music played at a dance.) The principal tells Steven’s wife some surprising news about Steven’s first wife. His first wife had mysterious died. He never talked about her. His wife does some digging (literally) and finds out his first wife was a robot. She also finds out her daughter was now robot and her son was in danger of being a robot too. She ends up saving her real daughter and her son. And they leave Stepford.
This was a creepy movie and I liked it. Next week I’m watching Revenge of the Stepford Wives. It is the last of the sequels and it was made in 1980.
I watched The Stepford Husbands. It is one of the Stepford sequels. It was made in 1996. It has Donna Mills, Michael Ontkean, Cindy Williams, Sarah Douglas, Louise Fletcher, Jeffrey Pillars, and Joe Inscoe.
Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.
In this movie, a woman named Jodi and her husband Mick live in New York. Mick is a writer and he is unhappy in New York. Jodi says maybe a change of scenery would help him. Her friend lives in Stepford CT so they decide to move there. Mick is unhappy there too. He is always angry. Jodi’s friend decides to intervene and get him some “help.” But Jodi doesn’t know that the couple that lived in the house before had been through that same “medical” help and the man shot his wife and himself. After Mick goes through the reprogramming, he has to take alot of medication. Mick is too agreeable to Jodi. Jodi switches Mick’s meds and takes his original meds to the hospital to find out what they are. They are serious drugs. Mick gets really sick and they try to change Mick again. Jodi tries to free Mick and the doctor who started it all decides to help free Mick. Mick then writes a book about it and it becomes a movie.
I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching The Stepford Children. Another sequel that was made in 1987.