KevinRiley2


Terminator (1984) :

Saw this in high school and was blown away.  Still great today.

8.5/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Jo8QoOTQ4

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Terminator 2 : Judgement Day (1991) :

Even better than the original, if that's possible.

9/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwSysg9o7wE

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The Longest Yard (2005) :

In what world is Adam Sandler talented?

A terrible remake.  

1/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl--Ye9pmAQ


  He definitely has gone down hill fast . Leaving the PG area for which he had the family rom com type or everyman comedies and doing the R rated stuff hurt his career and he never was able to get his audience  back .

  The movie Happy Gilmore is one of my all time favourite comedy movies . They play it yearly I think still on CBC in the summer . Nothing like a underdog bad hockey player becoming a pro golfer for a swath of material .

  I would say his last movie of significance is him and Jennifer Anniston in Just Go With it but I think it maybe Aniston's bikini and other sex appeal that brought in the audience . There were a few good scenes comedy wise but him landing models hurt the underdog role he was known for and people want him as a funny Gary Cooper and he tried to become someone else .

  The Longest Yard 1974 with Burt Reynolds was too good of a movie to mess with and it was dark comedy with  subtle humour . Not sure why you would remake the film when it's a film that is relevant today as it was in 1974 . 

Hank01

28 Weeks Later (2007) :

Sequel to 28 Days Later.  Scary but not as good as the prequel.

6/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWQSMrtPiYs


  The opening scene of this film had me running in my seat . I will always remember the first time I watched this intense opening scene . Probably one of the best scenes in the series . 

  The movie goes different directions after that. 

  Like World War Z nothing scarier than zombies with blazing speed .

  Not your TWD type zombie that's for sure . Watched TWD last night's season finale and it's getting so bad not sure I will remain as a viewer will have to see if they can save the dynamics especially the 2 hours of crying a season . Who wants to watch that ? I won't much longer . I can't stand the over acting soap opera BS .

  Not one laugh or one joke in the series to escape the overly dramatic / over acting done week in week out .

 

  

KevinRiley2

An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth To Power (2017) :

No where near as good as the prequel.

5.5/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huX1bmfdkyA




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The Death Of Stalin (2018 ) :

Hilarious movie about the behind the scenes battle to control the Soviet Union after Stalin's death.  Director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci's DARK satirical take is interesting, funny and unsettling.

Simon Russell Beale is brilliant as the evil Lavrentiy Beria.

So much fun!

8.5/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukJ5dMYx2no



KevinRiley2

The Third Murder (2017 ) :

"Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?"

The Third Murder opens with Misumi murdering a man, stealing his wallet, and burning the body.  Musumi is arrested and charged.  The remainder of the movie spins the story, confuses the viewer, and leaves you with more questions than answers.  

I watched The Third Murder because the critics raved. Instead, believe THIS critic and save two hours of your life by avoiding this riveting (giving credit where credit is due) mess.

5/10

Spoken language is Japanese.

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plr3V4TYBQE

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I never watch foreign films unless Jackie Chan is starring.
Crush cream soda is oh so good.  I think I'll have another

it is not how much you love but how well you love

why be part of the solution when you can be part of the problem

KevinRiley2

My Friend Dahmer (2017) :

Man, this was uncomfortable to watch.  I got thru 30 minutes and turned it off.  

The critics loved it. 

??/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAkOZ5zB_x0


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Blockers (2018 ) :

Yet another Seth Rogen produced movie that is NOT funny.  I got thru 45 minutes before I turned it off.  

Garbage.

0.5/10

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMDVa4yoCWw

KevinRiley2

Veronica (2017) :

A nice Catholic girl, from a good Catholic school, starts messing with the occult. Her visit to the dark side brings back her dead father and she wishes he'd stayed dead.

Veronica is an endless string of horror film clichés :

* Ouija boards;
* Séances;  
* Scary nuns;
* A haunted house;
* Absent parents;
* Young siblings that need protecting;

...and most of the special effects are simple, yet the whole thing works - think of a Spanish version of Under The Shadow.

Veronica scared the hell out of this Catholic.  It's a wonderful addition to the long list of terrific horror films in recent years.

8.5/10

Spoken Language is Spanish.  The movie is currently available on Netflix.  

Veronica is loosely based on a true story.

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My-yHZoCk74

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Veronica (2017) :

A nice Catholic girl, from a good Catholic school, starts messing with the occult.  Her visit to the dark side brings back her dead father and things go down hill from there.

Veronica is a string of endless horror clichés :

* Ouija boards;
* Scary nuns;
* A haunted house;
* Absent parents;
* Young siblings that need protecting;

...and the special effects are simple (no C.G.I. here), yet the whole thing works in a big way - a Spanish version of Under The Shadow.

Veronica scared the hell out of this Catholic.  It's a wonderful addition to the long list of recent terrific horror films.

8.5/10

Spoken Language is Spanish.  The movie is currently available on Netflix.  
Veronica is loosely based on a true story.

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My-yHZoCk74


what a nice catholic boy doing watching such stuff :o

KevinRiley2

Veronica (2017) :

A nice Catholic girl, from a good Catholic school, starts messing with the occult.  Her visit to the dark side brings back her dead father and things go down hill from there.

Veronica is a string of endless horror clichés :

* Ouija boards;
* Scary nuns;
* A haunted house;
* Absent parents;
* Young siblings that need protecting;

...and the special effects are simple (no C.G.I. here), yet the whole thing works in a big way - a Spanish version of Under The Shadow.

Veronica scared the hell out of this Catholic.  It's a wonderful addition to the long list of recent terrific horror films.

8.5/10

Spoken Language is Spanish.  The movie is currently available on Netflix.  
Veronica is loosely based on a true story.

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My-yHZoCk74


what's a nice catholic boy doing watching such stuff :o
Looking to be scared... and I was!  ;)

Johnny Ticat slayer

Veronica (2017) :

A nice Catholic girl, from a good Catholic school, starts messing with the occult. Her visit to the dark side brings back her dead father and she wishes he'd stayed dead.

Veronica is an endless string of horror film clichés :

* Ouija boards;
* Séances;  
* Scary nuns;
* A haunted house;
* Absent parents;
* Young siblings that need protecting;

...and most of the special effects are simple, yet the whole thing works - think of a Spanish version of Under The Shadow.

Veronica scared the hell out of this Catholic.  It's a wonderful addition to the long list of recent terrific horror films.

8.5/10

Spoken Language is Spanish.  The movie is currently available on Netflix.  

Veronica is loosely based on a true story.

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My-yHZoCk74


Well written review Kevin! Johnny finds that most horror movies are loaded with clichés that have been done before many times. Everything in the horror genre has been done. There is nothing new that can be created in horror movies.

The trick to a good horror movie, is how those clichés and techniques are used. But, what especially makes a good horror movie is character development. If you don't care about the characters, the movie won't work.

Johnny recently (and finally) saw "IT". There is nothing in that movie that is new. But, the kids are awesome and Johnny liked them. It is a big part of what made the movie a very good one. 
"Shut up Wesley!"   Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate 42354.7

KevinRiley2

Veronica (2017) :

A nice Catholic girl, from a good Catholic school, starts messing with the occult. Her visit to the dark side brings back her dead father and she wishes he'd stayed dead.

Veronica is an endless string of horror film clichés :

* Ouija boards;
* Séances;  
* Scary nuns;
* A haunted house;
* Absent parents;
* Young siblings that need protecting;

...and most of the special effects are simple, yet the whole thing works - think of a Spanish version of Under The Shadow.

Veronica scared the hell out of this Catholic.  It's a wonderful addition to the long list of recent terrific horror films.

8.5/10

Spoken Language is Spanish.  The movie is currently available on Netflix.  

Veronica is loosely based on a true story.

Movie Trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My-yHZoCk74


Well written review Kevin! Johnny finds that most horror movies are loaded with clichés that have been done before many times. Everything in the horror genre has been done. There is nothing new that can be created in horror movies.

The trick to a good horror movie, is how those clichés and techniques are used. But, what especially makes a good horror movie is character development. If you don't care about the characters, the movie won't work.

Johnny recently (and finally) saw "IT". There is nothing in that movie that is new. But, the kids are awesome and Johnny liked them. It is a big part of what made the movie a very good one.
Well said, Johnny.  So true.

It's like those movies with a Masked Killer by the lake.  You don't care about the kids so there is no fear.

**

P.S.  How are you feeling?  You have been M.I.A. lately.
 


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