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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Jungle (2013)




Starring:
Director: Andrew Traucki


Premise:
A team of animal conservationists head to the jungles of Indonesia in search of a rare leopard species. They document the trip.

My Take:
A rather boring film which falls into traditional traps of found footage.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix DVD




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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gotham, Season 1 (2015)


Starring: Ben McKenzie, Donald Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Erin Richards, John Doman, Camren Bicodova, David Mazouz,


Premise:
Young police detective Jim Gordon tries to clean up Gotham city of criminals and corruption.

My Take:
It's somewhat interesting to see the beginnings of the world known as Gotham and the origins of a young Bruce Wayne, Penguin, Riddler, Joker, Cat Woman, and of course Jim Gordon. I thought they crammed too many villain origin stories into the season as one off episodes. It's not a bad series but also fails to live up to expectations.

Rating: In the middle


Watched:  Fox


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quench (2007)




Starring: Bo Barrett, Benjamin Riley, Mia Moretti
Director: Zack Parker


Premise:
A young man who has experienced a tragic accident stops to see on old friend. The longer he stays the more he realizes they aren't the same people they once were.

My Take:
An extremely slow paced movie with one hell of a ending. It packs a big bunch.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Monday, May 18, 2015

Agents of SHIELD, Season 2 (2015)




Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming Na-Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain de Casestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton, Nick Blood, Henry Simmons, Adrianne Palicki, Kyle MacLachlan,


Premise:
In it's second season, SHIELD tries to pick up the pieces after being all but wiped out by HYDRA. And an alien artifact holds the key to many answers for one team member but also hold great change.

My Take:
The entire season felt a tad uneven to me, much like the first season. While it adds to the overall Marvel Universe and fill in a few gaps, it seems too stretch out. Otherwise the show is still fun to watch

Rating: In the middle


Watched: ABC/Hulu


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Friday, May 15, 2015

The Guest (2014)




Starring: Dan Stevens, Lance Reddick, Sheila Kelly, Maika Monroe, Leland Orsor
Director: Adam Wingard


Premise:
A soldier shows up on the doorstep of a family claiming their dead son saved his life. They offer him a place to stay. Soon after a series a mysterious death to those who have wrong the family has the eldest daughter thinking the soldier isn't exactly who he claims to be.

My Take:
This is a wild ride of movie... and a darn fun time.


Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD




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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Blackout (2007)



Starring: Robin Padilla
Director: Ato Bautista


Premise:
An alcoholic landlord frequently has blackouts. He wakes one morning with blood on the bumper of his car. The same day one girl in his building goes missing, Are the two situations related?

My Take:
Great performances by the lead and an intriguing overall story are the driving force behind this flick. A pleasant surprise to watch.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix Instant





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Monday, May 11, 2015

Live Feed (2006)




Starring: Taayla Markell,
Director: Ryan Nicholson


Premise:
A group of friends visiting Hong Kong stumble into a brothel which doubles as a live feed snuff movie.

My Take:
Annoying characters doing dumb things. I am normally a fan of the director's but this early film has a lot to be desired.

Rating: Warning


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Atticus Institute (2015)




Starring: William Mapother, Rya Kiihlstedt
Director: Chris Sparling


Premise:
In 1976 a psychiatrist studying the power of the mind gets involved in a possession case. The findings were kept quiet by the government until now.

My Take:
A rather unique spin on possession. At times the mock-documentary format really works for the movie and others it hinders the progress. Makes for a better than average entry to both sub genres.

Rating: So Good


Watched: Netflix DVD





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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Monsters and Mysteries In America, Season 3 (2015)



Premise:
Eye witness accounts and tales concerning the mysterious creatures of America

My Take:
The appeal of this show, for me, has always been the different cryptids and cases the show finds. Many are not the usual "monsters" people know. The re-enactments are average at best.

Rating: In the middle

Favorite Episode: The John Keel Files
John Keel goes on camera to talk about the actual events concerning the famous Mothman case


Watched: Destination America




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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Black Night (2006)




Starring:
Director: Patrick Leung, Takahiko Akiyama, Tanit Jitnukul


Premise:
Three horror stories ("Next Door", "Dark Hole", "The Lost Memory") from three different Asian directors from three different countries in Asian.

My Take:
All three stories are watchable but nothing new. "The Lost Memory" is my favorite of the bunch as it hits all the right notes.

Rating: In the middle


Watched: Netflix Instant





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