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Please be Honest...
If you finished watching the show and are telling yourself that was incredible... you are either a really bad liar or got so invested in the first one that you decided to stay loyal. If you have never watched the show, do yourself a favor and only complete the first season.
This season was completely unnecessary, giving plotlines that were never introduced or even hinted at in the first season which to be honest feel like filler for lackluster episodes that fall tragically short from what was a groundbreaking first season. At least I thought it was groundbreaking.
There are so many issues I had trying to stomach this 1 year old leftover mayonnaise sandwich... yeah it was that bad. For instance, what was up with the constant cringy dialogue, the first episode was awfully written and the second had me skip to the fourth because I could deal with it no more. I watched the entire first season in one sitting, stayed up until 3:00am... honestly I got hooked and reeled in instantly. This second season threw back in the water... I think I'll stay there.
Do not recommend...
American Horror Story: Chapter 2 (2016)
Just when I thought American Horror Story begins to show promise, it inevitably implodes in its own absurdity, and all hope of it living up to its title wither away. This show does not know how to balance anything within the realm of horror; not acting, not the atmosphere, character psychology, not even fluidity.
First problem with the series is the approach. The series is trying to do something different but lacks an equilibrium between occurrences and a cohesive narrative. This mock-umentary voice-over combo style is alright but is overwhelming during moments that should be left alone, such as moments of tension, which should be silent, not filled with speech from a voice-over.
Second problem is the recycling of the actors, an actor can only do so much, and in this season it isn't much (Angela Bassett's pitiful attempt at 'acting' drunk). Six seasons and still the same cast? Seriously? Thirdly, the situations, occurrences, whatever you wish to call them, are just ludicrous, they are awfully crafted and gimmicky. Knives on the ceiling, constant hallucinations, and I mean constant, almost every ten minutes, constant police calls that lead to nothing, you also have a child that cannot act, "they're going to kill us all, and save me for last?" These unimaginative clichés are so poorly constructed that the show slowly implodes on itself and becomes meaningless because we have seen this before. Horror is a genre that you could do much more than just put a couple in a home, give them a haunting that has been crafted poorly, and expect people to want to sit through 10 hours of that garbage. I don't think so...
To be honest, this director has turned something that had such potential and turned it into everything else on television right now. It is gimmicky, unbearable to sit through, and just all around awkward because the acting is so bad, it would be best to be blind. Watch Don't Breathe instead, there is a groundbreaker in horror, its gritty, violent, relentless, and paced well.
This film contains a very powerful message but is weighed down by its uninteresting script and poorly placed cast.
Jennifer Lawrence does the best she can with the script she is given. Acting from her part, as with Silver Linings is very top notch, could not complain, gaining empathy and love from the audience is what she does best, that is just a given. But something is missing that most David O' Russell films contain... and that is the chemistry within characters... what I mean by that, is that even though problems arise and people are placed in those situations, the character dialogue is very forced, and out of place, family drama is arisen for situation complication yet it all feels very unnecessary and sometimes exceedingly awkward. What worked for Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle with dysfunction lacks here because of its very mild PG-13 vibe. I strongly believe that the film's possibilities were very limited due to its PG-13 rating kind of the way I Heart Huckabees was. Dialogue and character development could have been better exemplified if it had gone for an R rating, that is just the way I feel.
That being said though, the film's message of perseverance is enough to make this movie somewhat enjoyable. But nonetheless, it will probably be as easily forgotten as it was easily watched. It is very disappointing given that David O' Russell's craft lies in character development and I had my expectations quite high, regardless of reviews.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
If It Wasn't For the Ending... Masterpiece.
10 Cloverfield Lane was an outstanding piece of work, great directorial debut, it is actually hard to believe that is his first film. It was so methodical, and structured with key elements and plot points that were necessary for the film's advancement without clichés. I can see now why critics were saying this movie was a bit reminiscent of Hitchcock films. Side note, you would only know what they (critics) meant, if you actually watched more than just Psycho, Vertigo, or Birds.
I truly did not expect to like the film as much as did... I do say like, however, as opposed to love because of the film's ending. 10 Cloverfield Lane's buildup is absolutely phenomenal, but after the lead actress escapes the clutches of the crazed kidnapper, the conclusion feels outrageously out of place, out of tune, and really just didn't flow well with the rest of the film. Even Winstead's character has a moment of negative disbelief "Come On." Now, this being the supposed sequel to CLOVERFIELD (2009) I expected it to be absolutely awful because the first film was found footage. Cloverfield (2009), if it had utilized great cinematography the way this film did, that movie could have possibly been a spectacle for the monster movie genre, or just much better than it was, in my opinion, but I absolutely detest shaky cam and even more-so found footage films. Also, the first film contained mostly improvisation from the main characters, whereas this one had a very solid script, that gave a depth to each character, rather than just "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" and the annoying incessant shrieking of the woman in the first film "JASON! JASON! JASON!" UGH! This sequel is a huge step up in quality overall.
Even though the film had a bad moment, the negative aspect of this film cannot compare to everything it did right. The acting was a marvel to behold, I can see why Mary Elizabeth Winstead was the first and only choice for this film, I could not see anyone else playing her character better than she did. Same goes for Jon Goodman. Emmett's character could've been written a bit better but otherwise, solid casting. Also, the small cast worked so well because of the first one's need to give the viewers a scope of the destruction through the first person point of view whereas this one focuses more on the aftermath of the first film while also adding to it, in an unconventional way. I can easily say that this is going to be another film I can add to my favorites, and I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for something good to watch.
American Horror Story: Flicker (2015)
As a viewer, I am insulted...
The first and second season were the most incredible pieces of work that I have ever watched on television involving horror. They were gritty, witty, psychologically twisted, the characters were interesting and the episodes were well-written. These past two seasons have taken everything enjoyable about Horror Story and turned the show into something that can only be described as weird and unentertaining.
If you disagree with my opinion that is fine, we all have different takes and an abundance of different tastes in certain genres. But to be honest, this episode is an insult to its audience, I honestly do not know how else to put it. This show used to be scary, interesting and weird but balanced each of those things with believable scenarios which is why the first two seasons will possibly always be the top seasons of the show.
American Horror Story: HOTEL, has to be the most pathetic season yet. The fourth one, I thought was it for me because the characters were horrific, in the sense that it was terrifying to hear bad accents and horrible back stories, but this season takes the cake... do the characters ever leave that stinking hotel?! A marriage in the same stinking hotel, Patrick March married Lady Gaga's character??? What? "The next time you kill a guy, I wanna watch," Lady Gaga said to Patrick March, where was her character during the backstory of Patrick March just a couple episodes back watching Patrick as he slayed people? Can you spell plot hole? Also, Finn Wittrock reused as Valentino, nope its his stunt double, the real guy is actually now a vampire, can you comprehend now how silly and unbelievably poorly written this is?! Also reusing actors as two different characters, just an awful idea.
Does this show even have direction, there doesn't appear to be a cohesive storyline that can be deduced from the overabundance of character subplots, and to me the only interesting one is the Ten Commandments killer, yet it seems that plot is taking a rather predictable twist that maybe John Lowe is the killer?
Also, where in the world is the police intervention, you have John Lowe who is a detective, but many characters have been murdered in the openings of many episodes yet no police intervention, the people go missing and no one comes looking for them? I guess, the extras were written in to be taken out, which once again just shows me how pathetically poorly thought out this season was. This season, in my opinion has brought the value of the show down immensely... and I would not be surprised if the show loses fans with the debut of the next season. There is just too much going on and too much of it makes no sense.
Where Is The Depth?
This season seems to lack the wit and imagination the other seasons excelled in. Coven had that constant sense of dread, Asylum was weird and strangely creepy all the time, and the Murder House season was deep and intense... all those seasons contained some intensity that was serious, and compelling, something this season seems to lack almost completely.
Freak Show has poorly written characters trying to deliver great performances that to be honest are just awkward and watered down (Kathy Bates' character). The perfect example is the supposed scary clown that has given people nightmares; this was the most pathetic attempt at shocking and appalling horror, sure he is frightening to look at, but that is only when he does not move, because every time the clown comes on to be "scary" I end up laughing (awkward balloon pop scene). Its really sad when Pennywise from the 90s is scarier than a modern day creation.
This is not to say that the show is not promising, but nonetheless, it is not as promising as Coven, or Murder House because the plot lines seem to be just show and tell rather than staying obscured and mysterious until the end.
Also, this season is predictable, Elsa's constant struggle with her stardom delusion, the Dandy kid helping the killer because he is just as twisted as the clown, which in all honesty is completely uninteresting. The other seasons contained character depth like a wife who is married to an unfaithful man she no longer trusts, or a ghost boy who doesn't accept he is dead and a mother who has to live with the fact that her son killed school students (Lange and Peters). This season is just watered down with a plethora of simple characters with truly nothing to offer but excessive and gratuitous use of predictable suspense and watered down character plot lines. I do not know how much of this season I will be able to endure if this is the way it will continue. Maybe it will progress toward a better middle but if it doesn't I will not even bother with this season. This episode was utterly disappointing.
Garbage... This is the last Straw!!
There is no possible way that this movie could have seriously been in Theaters or actually even consider calling itself a movie. This was a joke, not a single character played a convincing or necessary role in the movie, Drew Barrymore's performance looked like a little girl trying to keep herself from laughing, all of the children were incredibly annoying, I would much rather this have been a horror movie, where each person would eventually get picked off, at least then I would have something to look forward to (Harsh I know but this movie was that bad, if not worse). Adam Sandler is a washed up has-been who keeps ending up on the big screen for who knows what reason? The only actress that gave a decent performance in this ridiculously jumbled mess was the mother from the well acted Goldbergs television series. I could not finish this Youtube skit, because of how terribly it was acted, shot, scripted, scored, and executed. This had to have been written by children, no possible way this came from the minds of adults. The story seemed to have no direction except to put these two ineptly AWKWARD main leads in similar situations to have them spit on each other's past sorrows before making them realize how similar they truly are. This is poor directing in my opinion, and a complete waste of time and money. I wouldn't recommend this painful movie to anyone. This was a joke and I hope one day people start realizing just how much money they spend on garbage like this, wake up, walk out on the movie, and have the balls to ask for their money back. Money is hard enough to make to be spending $14 for a ticket for something like this... you wouldn't throw money away to watch your garbage get incinerated, would you? So why would you waste money to watch this?????
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
A Golden Past...
The sophistication of these elaborately drawn out suspenseful tales intrigue me to the fullest extent. It is sad to see that television has down fallen to shows with bad writing, poor character development and unnecessary situations that take the story absolutely nowhere. It is more than satisfying to know that those interested can easily dig into the past to find something better than what the present has to offer. Alfred Hitchcock truly is the "Master of Suspense." Although I've only seen a couple of his episodes from this exceptionally well written series, I find myself lucky to have seen a couple at all. You can honestly see the difference in quality of television and movies when you watch this, and then go off to watch something from this year or last year, most of all these television series and movies are explicit and cruel(SAW), violent and twisted(Game of Thrones), comedic and pointless (Let's Be Cops); the writing is rudimentary at best and the acting mediocre(excluding Game of Thrones). This idea that anyone can write, and everyone has the ability to make it big has obscured those with any potential to come forth and blow our minds away as Hitchcock once did for the silver screen, but that is just my opinion. This series and his Alfred Hitchcock Hour are two amazing series that are incomparable to anything I've ever seen.
Bates Motel (2013)
From Movie Quality Stuff to Boring Soap Opera...
I have never been so disappointed in a series in my entire life, and I watch a lot of television. This show has managed to make me wish I never watched either season 1 or 2. PREDICTABLE BULLCRAP. I cannot believe how poorly ended the second season was, this show truly cannot know where it is going if that is the way they decided to make it finish.
The problems with the show: Okay so for starters it is present day, you know iPods, modern music, etc. Honestly, the show should have taken place in the old days like the ORIGINAL PSYCHO, which would have given it an unpredictable and classy feel with the direction the show was going to take, also the characters possibly would have possibly been more likable. Second problem, there's a weed business (I know and you know this was simply added to create unnecessary drama), because that is all it does, just like every modern day series out there right now. Drama that doesn't need to exist such as the drug dealing does only so the main characters are thrust into some awful event to keep the show going. Which is exactly what season 2 did with Dylan and Norman. Something this show contains a lot is unnecessary drama, that is awkward and at times unbearable to watch. There is nothing that gets under my skin more than shows which are dragged out for no reason, for example, Emma's sudden interest in everyone's lives, and the feeling she isn't incorporated enough into a family's private business... WHAT THE HECK? WHO DOES THAT?
The show has strained so far from reality, whereas the original PSYCHO didn't, which is what makes this show utter garbage.
The ONLY good thing about this show is Vera Farmiga, her performances in anything are above and beyond what you expect... which is great and all but not enough to keep me watching this awfully crafted "prequel" to a classic tale of horror and dread. There is just too much crap going on in this show that makes it unbelievable in the worst of ways, don't waste your time watching this.
American Hustle (2013)
A Film that Brings Back Class To The Big Screen!
Finally!! A classy picture for those tired of watching up-to-date modern garbage. This movie is for those wanting a classic feel of a movie that actually contains human emotion. I enjoyed this film so much, I've already seen it seven times, and counting because I plan to watch it again very soon. This movie made me feel as if I were thrown back into the old days.
The Cons: Okay so the only thing that bothered me about the film were some of the bribery scenes, they seemed very forced, very awkward to watch, just a little thing in the beginning of the film when he moves the case towards Carmine (Jeremy Renner), other than that there was really nothing wrong with it at all.
The script is beyond engaging and entertaining making the characters all the more intriguing to watch, the colors are very beautiful, the cinematic value even better. The person who made this movie truly respects what movies used to be and meant, it really does tell a story. No matter how lost you feel in this movie when you first watch, there will always be something you missed when you watch it again. It is witty, and again, I say this again because it is the truth, it is a classy film, it doesn't make you feel like you just watched recycled material from the oldies, it is a movie all its own, creative and original.
The characters, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence starring in another movie is FILM GOLD! You cannot go wrong with a film starring either of these, especially Jennifer Lawrence, who is an important presence in films at the moment. Christian Bale plays a con artist who tricks the desperate into falling towards pointless loans with an outrageous advance price of $5000. "I give 5, you give 50, right?" He gets caught up in a scheme plotted by another desperate FBI agent (the film revolves around the desperate, because they are easy to be tricked, (you give them all the power, they become yours to mold) hence the ending, where the con artists con the very man who hired them to take down big names in politics. The stories in between and the drama are just to add to the atmosphere of the seventies, which is incredibly written and beautifully executed. This film is very poetic, (the story of survival is one that never dies) and if you are an avid lover of film, you will not pass this movie up, because I guarantee there will be something you loved about it.
Penny Dreadful (2014)
No Way This Show Is TVMA...
I am giving this show a 7 out of ten simply because of the script and how beautifully written it was.
Only into episode two, and yet nothing has managed to captivate my interest. The show survives on its script alone, but on action it lacks because the motivation to keep the show progressing seems to be heavily clichéd. Episode 1 started out the exact same way as episode 2, giving it a crime drama-esque feeling rather than a terrifying getting under your skin type of series which I thought it was going to be. American Horror Story does more than suffice my appetite for gore and the occasional horror scares, but this show seems to rely on the random and poorly put together jump scenes that do nothing for it to call it a horror show.
Episode 1 cons:
Okay so episode had poorly shot and very amateurish fight sequences between what "looked" to be vampires and the main characters, it was very boring to watch, and this was the PILOT! Once again this is just another television series that fails to take advantage of what it can truly do with a budget if it had one. Vampires that look like people, OOOH how creative, when is a show going to create animalistic looking twisted and contorted figures that are actually terrifying to look at (Stephen Kings IT revelation!). Okay so, once they've finished killing off the minimal security, they enter what looks to be a feeding ground for these vampires, very gory, very raw and visceral imagery, but once again the cliché jump scare and pointless antics of overdone cinematography ruined what could have been something very pivotal. I thought something incredible was going to happen to one of the main leads in the feeding ground but instead, the same old, same old where the main characters can't have any bodily harm done to them in the pilot takes place, and Eva Green for some stupid reason just stands in front of the most eerie looking creature and then the creature gets killed in less than 10 seconds. The parts that make this show a horror series are rushed and the parts that seem to only require conversation (aka DRAMA) last the longest, which is great and all, but seriously, this is the pilot, it should have done more to make it interesting to draw in the audience into a supernatural rather than just show it. This show does not deserve a rating of TV-MA, it came off very Walking Dead-ish, just with better graphics, gorgeous settings, and an undeniably great script. But that is not enough to keep my interest so I will no longer be watching this series. I think I am going to stick with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story because even though they are slow burners, the cinematography, the acting, and the storyline seem to be going somewhere unexpected, whereas this show is "been there done that, seen it, change the channel."
The second episode was pathetic at best, the acting is great but if all the show is going to be doing is introducing the leads, then save yourself the clichés and overdone characters and watch something more interesting. I may be wrong in my judgment, I don't know, but I do know that my taste in television and movies isn't bad, this show may progress towards something good or maybe even great but that's for YOU to decide, I am only putting what I thought down on here in hopes that I am not the only person who thought this show was going to bring something new to television HORROR. Something new, this show just feels like a well- written episode of Supernatural or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Moonlight (maybe).
There Is No Way This A Marvel Movie!
There is no possible way that this is a Marvel movie. I am as baffled now as I was while sitting in that creaky theatre seat. I can say that this movie has given me hope for the Marvel movies to come, mostly from the directors who created this delightful and marvelous masterpiece. I feel as though I repeat myself in these reviews but the truth is the truth. This movie and I think those who saw it will agree, say the same thing or something close to it, this movie was a surprise! A surprise that surpassed my thoughts of how great a surprise could be.
The intensity and high tension of the action sequences equally balanced with the well shot and perfectly paced character development was incredible to say the least... there's that word again... incredible, but in fact that is what this movie was. Nick Fury has a staged death scene, that elicited the enraged reaction of people around me, myself included. The revelation of Falcon which needless to say couldn't have been casted any better (loved the character from the beginning), even though I saw the same actor in Pain and Gain which was not all too great a movie, but I cannot judge because in the past Chris Evans had been portraying one dimensional characters like Johnny in Fantastic Four, which was cringe-worthy. Now that I stray farther from the subject I will say this... if you have been let down by the movies that have come out thus far this year, NOAH, DIVERGENT(being the worse) Mr. Peabody and whatever the hell else, GO SEE THIS MOVIE, DON'T PUT IT OFF, BECAUSE THIS A MOVIE TRULY WORTH THE MONEY.
An Exciting Classic!
Anastasia, 1997 This is a movie that will forever remain iconic in my opinion, for its original use of storyline for something based off reality. I was a child whence I first saw this film, and was intrigued and learned the words to every song, falling in love with them more and more as I grew up. Thank goodness that I held on to loving this movie, never to forget it, because it seems that nowadays the things that once meant so much to an audience is diminishing to clichéd moments of over-told and repetitive story lines that make no use of character development to further interest the audience, or the use of imagination to create something memory-worthy, when you look back to think about it, you think three words... that was amazing. This is a movie that if you saw it as a child, rekindles something in you that throws you back into that moment you first saw it when you watch it again once you've grown up, if that makes sense. It's just a movie you can't outgrow because it holds something for all ages. I'd recommend this movie to anyone looking for an escape from the new "modern" garbage animated films that are invading the art of film and destroying the concept of what a movie truly is.
The truth about movies like this one...
If this is truly based off a book, then God help those who actually thought this movie was good. Personally I have not read the books, although from what I saw in this movie, I am glad I never have. What kind of movie is this anyway? There was nothing pinnacle about this movie, nothing iconic, nothing that caused me to want to get up out of my seat and scream at the top of my lungs that was incredible because its all been done before. The army being controlled for God's sake was a pathetic attempt at being the slightest bit menacing, if menacing was what they were going for, it was pathetic. Then don't even get me started on the point where Tris gets to Kate Winslet, seriously!! No security to guard the most important person in the whole movie, the person who was behind the taking over of ABNIGATION, seriously?! Okay. There was barely any character development in any of the other characters except for Tris and Four and even that was done poorly (the revelation that the father beat Four when he was younger, if the movie really wanted fear to be felt, my God they failed). This movie SCREAMED young adult book, but then again the Hunger Games was a young adult trilogy, and all I could do was cover my mouth and hope the characters didn't die, and I know there is a part one and two coming out soon. This movie left no cliffhanger, nothing to the imagination, nothing to make a person ponder positively over what they just saw, it just happened to happen. There was nothing that dazzled and that is something I am noticing in most movies coming out these past few years. There isn't an elaborately put together story, its just put together in the way that's most clear to its audience, it is almost as if creators of movies nowadays don't want a thinking audience. AND THAT IS SAD, as sad as this movie was. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, due to its soggy and cringe-worthy script, poorly placed emotion, and over-told story. Thank God I got Game of Thrones, the Hunger Games, and Marvel movies to save me from movies like this. Seriously folks do not waste your money on this movie! I am giving this movie a five out of ten due to the fact that it tried, but it wasn't anywhere near as great as it could've been.
Iron Man Three (2013)
Are All Superhero Movies Resorting to Comedy to Keep Themselves Afloat?
I have to repeat the title because it's the sad truth... are the heroic movies resorting to comedy to lengthen its entirety in hopes of keeping the story "interesting?" Where are the serious action films? This film was less than entertaining from the music choice in the beginning to the way the criminals lacked conviction to do anything actually menacing. So let me start with the pathetic criminal "mastermind" in this movie... Guy Pearce can only do so much to the point where his performance is actually nauseating. I couldn't even believe this movie was being serious with the idea of creating a man who fueled himself revenge due to the fact the world's most sought after billionaire didn't meet him on the roof to discuss an important matter, this is complete and utter childishness. He couldn't schedule to meet with Mr. Stark later on. Once again, the convenience of the film's sieging of an opportunity towards elaborating on a plot that died the moment they involved revenge was utterly pathetic, and the fact that this movie made 1.2 billion dollars makes me question whether people care anymore towards whether or not their money goes towards something beautiful; which this movie was far from. I couldn't stand any of the characters in this movie because the script was non-engaging, almost every five minutes there was a giggle joke intervening the concept of the story so by the time the movie was over it comes off more as a comedy more than an a film to be taken as a serious installment towards the Avengers II. Which is why the first Iron Man, will always be the best out of the franchise no matter how many more films there are in the coming years involving Tony Stark. If this is the best they had to offer after three years for Iron Man then this franchise can go nowhere but down.
The Conjuring (2013)
An Exquisite Horror Masterpiece! I mean it... it's a MASTERPIECE!
Ingenuity is a word that has sort of strayed away from the horror genre and I have to say The Conjuring gives me hope. In my opinion James Wan has created a masterpiece. This movie is genius in its construction, the way it was devised from the moment it begins towards the second the credits begin to roll at the end. It was well paced, intricately and elaborately shot (upside down shot of Christine who thinks she sees a man by the door), and I mean seriously incredibly shot. This movie honestly gave me the feel of a seventies classic, if you've seen Carrie, A Nightmare on Elm Street, or Suspiria then you'd understand what I mean. The plot is well constructed, you have the move in, the occurrences of ghosts, the search for a plausible explanation, then the search for the help that inevitably ends up being ghost hunters with a past of an exorcism gone wrong <-- Which by the way was perfect for an internal character conflict because I don't think it's been done since the Exorcist 1973 and that horrible conflict happened at the end when the priest died. All of the incidents with the entities were original and were never seen coming, at all, complete and under jump scares that were actually scary. The fact that the movie was given it's rated R on the sole fact of horror is incredible. If you are looking for a movie worth watching, honestly and sincerely watch this, it's more than worth the money because it is actually terrifying! It's not a cheap knock off horror/comedy like Cabin in the Woods.
Man of Steel (2013)
Yet Another Heroic Triumph!!
Man Of Steel! Wow, this film was a marvelous adventure of the origin of Superman. A movie that retells the story of Superman but in a way that has never been done before. Superman Returns and any other Superman movie made before this one will most definitely be blown out of the water or forgotten. Man Of Steel holds in its 2 hours 23 minutes an emotionally well-written script and over the top finesse in action that it is definitely up to par with The Dark Knight. Henry Cavill in my mind withered a bit of his career because of The Cold Light of Day, seeing him in this movie made me rethink just how well he can play a part. I am no fan of Zack Snyder but knowing that Christopher Nolan was involved in this film, I knew it was going to be a spectacle of beauty from beginning to end that was sure to more than amaze any viewer who were to see this. I recommend the Man Of Steel as a watch to anyone and everyone looking for a movie worth the money and the time!!
Jack Reacher (2012)
Can Tom Cruise get any better?
Tom Cruise... Like all his other movies manages to create a character that gives the sense that originality still exists. Although he gives the sense of the know-it-all guy that plans to save the damsel in distress, he does so through justification. If there's one thing I know about Tom Cruise, it's that he gives more than a hundred percent for each character he portrays. This movie is gripping from beginning to end and is one crazy fun filled ride that is sure to capture your attention once the beginning credits start to roll. The idea of conspiracy is a story that will never cease to amaze as long as it is executed properly and this movie does just that, along with the help of cinematography to reel you into a story that is sure to delight even those who thought they never would've liked it to begin with. For me, it is impossible to hate a Tom Cruise film. Now that aside, the movie is definite must watch and I would recommend this film 10 times out of 10.
Les Misérables (2012)
This is what people love more than the 1998 masterpiece that is Les Miserables. This movie was terrible, the story sure was OK, but movies are meant to amaze, and this movie did the complete opposite. The only thing beautiful about this movie was the trailer, because at least the trailer had emotion... not once did I feel anything for the characters, not even Fantine when she died. The movie didn't have a real character development, just like songs from now the story lacked meaning. There was no true beauty it was just a long and overdone song. Another thing, could this movie have picked a worst singing cast, Anne Hathaway was amazing, but Russell Crow, I couldn't even watch the movie to the end because of his putrid singing (if that's singing is). I would recommend this movie only to those who like wasting their time.
Anna Karenina (2012)
For a movie with a more than beautifully put together cast and more than amazing trailer, this has to be one of the year's worst films. Even though the script isn't too bad, the story is hard to pick up on because immediately the movie is set to seem like a play. If there's one thing I know is that most people now aren't very fond of plays and I'm one of those people. It was very boring, the story if there was one was difficult to follow much like the way it was directed. For Keira Knightley to be playing such a wondrous role in Seeking A Friend, this has to be her worst film since The Jacket. I rated this movie a five simply because of the production, the way the scenery just looks, and then the cast but other than that, this movie is a definite don't watch.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
One of the many Movies That Will Never Die
I've seen almost every classic iconic horror movie that most people find to be terrifying. But this is the one movie that blows all other horror icons out of the water, there is no way anyone can say the first Freddie film isn't scary. Wish I could say the same for the other Freddie knock- offs but I won't because they all were TERRIFYINGLY AWFUL. What in God's name is more terrifying than a man who invades your dreams and can kill you if he gets to you in them? The answer is there isn't anything more terrifying, that's why this is one the best horror films ever to have hit the big screen. I saw this movie when I was 13... even now I'm still terrified of the whole concept of a dream invader. Anyone looking for a horror movie that will honestly terrify you, watch this, lights out, speakers full blast, see if you don't freak out when you're by yourself.
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Bring Back Kristen Wiig!!
I am rating this show a 7 because honestly, there are some episodes that I seriously love. But the show has become terrible and even at times extremely awkward to watch. Ever since Kristen Wiig left the show, the show's script for funny skits have hit all-time-lows, the only time the show got good was when she came to host the show again, target lady, and her crazy characters manage to put an inevitable smile on my face. But that was it, after that episode I've given up on this show. KRISTEN WIIG COME BACK!! PLEASE!! THE SHOW IS DYING WITHOUT YOU! I want the crazy surprise party chick, Shannah, Gilly, Target Lady, Judy Grimes, the secret word actress wannabe comedian back!!
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
A Good Day to Get Your Money Back!
Don't watch this, do not watch this terribly scripted amateur picture. This is a film, (it should be embarrassed of even making it into theatres) that is one of those movies that by the end, if you make it that far in, is a waste of time and you wonder what in the h**l you just watched. Cons, there can only be cons because what was good about this was so minuscule that I will never mention. Anyone who has ever seen the previous actual Die Hard films know that this is a huge embarrassing step down from the over-the-top script with the crazy action that makes you want to scream out loud because the main character actually had something you liked even loved. This movie had nothing to love, give or admire, it's a pathetic attempt at a sequel to the franchise. It was so terrible I don't even honestly consider it as being part of the Die Hard franchise because it didn't live up to the expectations or name. The only thing clever about this was the title. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, not even to the hearing impaired. Save your money, don't spend valuable time on this P.O.S. I can't stress enough how awful this was.
Lo imposible (2012)
Incredible, Astonishing, Amazing!
This is a movie that will most definitely become an instant classic, I have watched this five times, and this is a movie that I will never forget. The harrowing emotional roller-coaster this movie portrays a family that is devastated by a tragedy that splits them apart, and only fate brought them back together. If you are squeamish however this movie is not for those who are. From beginning to end, the movie is intense and pushes you inevitably to the edge of your seat. It is impossible to hold back tears from the moment the water hits until the movie ends... for a moment it's almost impossible to say that this is a movie because of just how surreal the emotion of it all really is. Anyone looking for a great film, I would recommend this 9 times out of 10.