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Creepshow (1982)

The most fun you’ll ever have being scared? Nope. Probably not. This horror anthology inspired from the E.C. comics in the 1950’s was pretty tame. Even Stephen King and George A. Romero couldn’t muster up any real scares. I got to see a zombie old man just wanting some delicious cake, a backwoods horrible actor who also happens to be a writer named Stephen King and various other scenes that really don’t deserve a mention. The movie as a whole was almost a waste of time, there are a few bright spots, but I’ll just say the movie was just fine. I was hoping for a lot more scares, but it was just a cornier version of Tales from the Crypt.


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Ratchet and Clank (2016)

A nothing video game movie going out with a clank and not with a bang. I really enjoyed the remake video game based off of this film. I didn’t know that by playing the game I would see pretty much every scene from this movie. There were a few parts that were new to me, but otherwise I had seen this movie before. I did love some of the voice acting from James Arnold Taylor and Paul Giamatti but the film itself is pretty underwhelming. I also found it interesting that some new weapons that weren’t from the movie game, found their way into the movie. There was a huge arsenal in the game at your disposal, why create new ones for the film? At least video game movies are moving in the right direction, being fully animated and done by some good voice actors. Maybe we’ll see some animated Nintendo movies sometime in the future. One final positive thing I’d like to add for this movie was I loved that they used the original Playstation start-up sound and some other Playstation nods to the audience. Those things kept my interest in the movie a little longer.


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The Martian (2015)

Shoot for Mars and even if you miss you land among the stars… and this movie had many stars in it. I was surprised how good the casting was in this film. Even though, initially, I thought with Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain being in a space movie was too similar to Interstellar. This movie really wasn’t like Interstellar at all, and it was stellar. I was cringing at first because I hate movies where someone is trying to survive and is suffering. I usually hate disaster movies because of this. This movie starts a little bit like that, and I was preparing to hate this, but then it throws in some hope and good humor and becomes easily watchable. Matt Damon does great as the first human Space Pirate and the rest of the cast is awesome as well. I especially want to point out Chiwetel Ejiofor as being fantastic. I want to read the book that this is based off of now. Check this one out, it deserves all the hype that it had. I just wish it would have been about a half an hour shorter… but that was my only gripe.


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The 80’s and 2014 are finished!

So I’ve hit two big milestones (on purpose) with my movie watching. I’ve been going off of two separate top 100 movie lists and I finished them both recently. I was working on the top 100 80’s films and the top 100 2014 films. Here are the top ten best and worst movies in each category…

2014 Films:

Best Ten:

1. I Origins 100/100
2. Nightcrawler 98/100
3. American Sniper 96/100
4. Filth 95/100
5. Whiplash 95/100
6. Gone Girl 93/100
7. Edge of Tomorrow 92/100
8. The Lego Movie 92/100
9. Big Hero 6 90/100
10. Interstellar 90/100

Worst Ten:

1. Leprechaun: Origins 0/100
2. Force Majeure 0/100
3. Rage 2/100
4. Devil’s Due 5/100
5. Under the Skin 10/100
6. Repentance 11/100
7. Leviathan 12/100
8. Citizenfour 20/100
9. Vampire Academy 20/100
10. Two Days, One Night 34/100

1980’s Films:

Best Ten:

1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 100/100
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 100/100
3. The Princess Bride 100/100
4. Stand by Me 100/100
5. The Thing 100/100
6. Die Hard 99/100
7. Ghostbusters 98/100
8. Back to the Future 97/100
9. The Little Mermaid 96/100
10. Aliens 95/100

Worst Ten:

1. Platoon 50/100
2. Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge 56/100
3. Brazil 60/100
4. First Blood 62/100
5. Conan the Barbarian 62/100
6. Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. 63/100
7. Once Bitten 65/100
8. The Castle in the Sky 65/100
9. Escape from New York 66/100
10. Twins 67/100

It was fun watching these 200 films from the 80’s and 2014!
I’m looking forward to watching the movies from the 70’s and 2015 next. I’ve already reviewed 30 of them between the two categories, but I’ll be working on the next 170 movies from now on.
Thanks for reading my reviews!

Let’s Be Cops (2014)

This movie didn’t have me under arrest, but I had fun on this ride-along. I thought there were maybe two scenes in the movie where I laughed really hard out loud, and then there were a lot of jokes that I didn’t find funny at all. I would say that this movie fails as a comedy, but has unexpected success as a cop drama. Even though Russian arms dealers aren’t a new concept, I liked when the two friends pretending to be cops get mixed up in this underground world of violence. Jake Johnson was a blast and was perfect for this role, I wasn’t as happy with Damon Wayans Jr. His character was way too whiny and I found it hard to connect with him. Nina Dobrev was a new actress to me and I found her very easy on the eyes, even though her part was pretty small in this film. So, in my final report I’d say that this movie isn’t worth interrogating as a comedy but it might be a movie of interest if you like cop movies. If you are looking for a great comedy, move along, nothing to see here.



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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

It’s easy to say that this story was very grave. Liam Neeson was great in this murder mystery detective story. I like that for once the Private Eye was working with some bad guys to solve crimes that were done to their families. It changed the dynamic of their relationship quite a bit. I thought the killers were really excellent too as they had a maniacal glee to the work that they were doing. I also really enjoyed Neeson’s sidekick T.J. The movie had me hooked right up to the end, but I didn’t really like the final moments of the movie, I guess it just seemed out of place. Still, a good detective story that had me engrossed and grossed out at the same time. Take a walk with Scott Frank’s film and try not to step on anyone’s grave.


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