The Brand New Testament (2015)

Sorry, I don’t think God or anyone would choose to make Brussels the first ever city. This movie starts off on the wrong foot at the very start of Genesis. I don’t really like how they depicted God in this film. A drunken, abusive and perverted pedophile of a father. It’s almost like this movie wanted to be shocking and disgusting right from the start. The movie gets a lot better when it focuses on God’s daughter Ea who is super cute and likable. Also the collection of the 6 Apostles (making it 18 for a Baseball Team) was interesting. The ending was pretty lame and I hate to say other than a few laughs and feel-good moments this movie will be forgotten like the dead-sea scrolls.

68/100

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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

This is an interview where I wouldn’t accept the invitation. These Vamps are not the wussy sparkly kind that you see today. These will burn in sunlight and drain you like a juice box. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt work excellently with each other. Kirsten Dunst steals the show as the bloodthirsty killer girl with killer curls. Christian Slater doesn’t have a huge role, but an important one. Plus I think he’s awesome. It was nice to see Thandie Newton in this, I’ve always liked her and although Banderas had a limited role in this movie, he did a great job. The movie flows really well and you start to really like the characters. Anne Rice is an excellent writer, so it was nice she did the screenplay for this movie. A classic 90’s Vampire film.

81/100

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The Age of Adaline (2015)

I could feel myself aging during this film. It just felt a little too long. I also think they put a few things in this to just make it sad for no reason. I do like Blake Lively and she is very pretty in this film, very classy. Harrison Ford was a huge surprise as I didn’t know he was in this when I started the movie. The subject matter of this film is very enthralling but it doesn’t go anywhere all that interesting. It’s all very sweet though, and despite the fact that I didn’t love it, I’ll say it is a fine movie, just nothing to write home about.

68/100

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Krampus (2015)

A PG-13 horror film and it sort of Kramped its style. This movie had some highs and lows. I thought that some of the characters were really fun like the two mean twin girls. Then there was the main family that were a little boring. I love Adam Scott and Toni Collette, but they were kind of boring in this film. I liked the German Grandmother, she was pretty hardcore. The bad guys had some awesome looks to them, except for the Gingerbread Men. I thought those were dumb. The elves and the Jack in the Box enemies were amazing though. Krampus himself was pretty scary looking, except at times, his face looked like a fake mask. Like I said, some highs and lows. I only got a little scared once and it had very few laughs. If a horror movie isn’t scary, I like it to at least be funny. That’s why this movie was almost good, except it wasn’t.

69/100

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Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

Wow. Well, I finally know something about Warcraft. I’ve played multiplayer role playing games online before but never this series. The story is pretty generic with humans fighting Orcs and wizards and stuff. I did think the production value of the film was great. The Orcs looked really cool and I loved the different types of magic. The female Orc played by Paula Patton was oddly strikingly beautiful. It was nice seeing Ben Foster around again. He had a pretty interesting character as a champion of the realm. The weapons and fighting were pretty epic. I’m not fully sure if this movie was based off the strategy game or the role playing game. If it was the RPG I wish they would have put some jokes in like players bickering over healing or somebody being a loot ninja and stealing all the spoils at the end of a dungeon. Oh well, one can dream. Still, I found this movie to be surprisingly good, but I had a low bar set for it when I went into it.

77/100

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Suicide Squad (2016)

Is it a suicide mission to have a super hero movie starring the villains? It shouldn’t be. I thought this movie was okay. It wasn’t wonderful by any means, but I enjoyed some parts of it. Margot Robbie was born to be Harley for sure. She looked Ah-mazing. I didn’t like Leto as the Joker though. His look and performance didn’t do anything for me. I hated Will Smith. He could have been removed halfway through the film and I wouldn’t have noticed. Viola Davis was an incredibly unlikable person throughout the film. The parts with Batman (Ben Affleck) were strange and felt like they were just thrown in. This movie could have had promise, I’ve always liked bad guys in movies. It just lacked a lot of heart.

65/100

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Paddington (2015)

A great family comedy without the extra padding that films throw in. I loved this story, a young Peruvian bear from Darkest Peru comes to London to start a new life. Paddington is probably one of the cutest animated things I’ve seen since Agnes from Despicable Me. The animation on him is gorgeous. I also loved the family that takes care of Paddington. They are all fun in their own unique way. Nicole Kidman plays an excellent bad guy (although maybe a little shallow). I just laughed and smiled through this whole movie and like I said it contained little to no padding. I hate when movies are like 2+ hours long because they feel like just throwing in a ton of filler. I felt very satisfied with this movie and it was only about an hour and a half long. Awesome movie, watch this one for sure!

94/100

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