Showing posts from 2015

"Seventh Son" Review

It was around two years ago when I first heard of the film "Seventh Son". At the time I had no idea what the hell it could be about, especially with a name like that. Over time I actually forgot about the film and then late last year it popped back up on my radar. While I didn't get the chance to see it in theaters, I finally managed to see it now that it has been released on DVD and Blu ray, so here's my take on it.

Plot: Centuries ago, a supernatural champion named Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) defeated Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), a malevolent witch. Now, she has escaped imprisonment and thirsts for vengeance. She summons her followers and prepares to unleash her wrath on humanity. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. Gregory takes Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) as his new apprentice, but he has only until the next full moon to teach Tom what usually takes years: how to prevail against dark magic.

The film seems like a standard fantasy story of r…


To say I have a fear of spiders would be an understatement. Unlike some though my fear isn't paralyzing, I just want to see the little things dead. So needless to say when I saw that Arachnophobia was on Netflix, I was a little hesitant to give it a watch. I have seen bits and pieces of the film before, but never the entire thing in one sitting. I decided to give it a go and see how far I could make it.
Plot: A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town begin to die as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town.
The plot is as ridiculous as it sounds, but its so over the top that it works. In the same way that “Jaws” made us afraid to go into the oce…

Pulp Fiction

Alright, I'll admit it, until this past weekend I had never seen Pulp Fiction. It was on my list of movies to watch, but I never got around to it. I had heard so much about the film in discussions with friends and others on the internet that I finally decided to set aside a few hours and watch it. Was it as groundbreaking of a film to me in 2015 as it was to cinema viewers in 1994? Lets take a look.

Plot Summary:  Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents. 
When I read the summary, I thought I knew what to expect. What I got was not only some of the best…

Thoughts on the all female Ghostbusters reboot

Over the past few months, there has been one topic that comes up from time to time that I've had more than a few debates on and that's the possibility of an all female Ghostbusters reboot. It's a subject that has divided fans of the first 2 films as well as movie fans in general. I'm sure you've seen or heard about it somewhere, but I just wanted to share my thoughts.

First I want to say that I'm not against the idea of rebooting the series and doing a gender swap on the characters. Hell over the course of time there were female Ghostbusters on "The Real Ghostbusters" and "Extreme Ghostbusters", so this is nothing new. Doing this isn't going to somehow ruin my enjoyment of the original film or its sequel.

  What I am against is that they are ignoring those movies and just doing a straight reboot instead of a continuation with a different story. Doing so makes it feel like this is some kind of stunt simply to appeal to the ladies and say…

Netflix Recommendations (January 16th 2014)

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Heres a few things that I've enjoyed watching recently on Netflix!

The Rocketeer - Pilot Cliff Secord finds a jet pack stashed in his plane, and decides to use it to make some money in a stunt show. Cliff doesn't know that there are people looking for it with more sinister plans in mind. A fun action adventure film from the early 90's which had everything you look for in an exciting movie: thrills, drama and a great story. Adapted from the comics of the same name, it was released to modest success but only recently has it attained classic status. Definitely a film well worth the time spent watching it.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure- When high school underachievers Bill and Ted are told they will either ace their year end presentation or flunk out, they are given the aid of a time traveling phone booth. While the 80's had already given us "Back To The Future", this film stands apart for not being too serio…