15
Jun
18

The Babysitter

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Viewing Date: 6/14/18

Plot: Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She’s hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up past his bedtime to discover she’s actually a cold-blooded killer who’s in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee’s band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It’s up to Cole to survive the night (and blow up a few people along the way).

Starring: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, directed by McG

Rules:

  • Cole gets scared
  • Remote control cars

Quotes:

  • “My dad let’s me drink Mike’s all the time.”  “That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard.”
  • “Oh my God.  I got Sacrifice Samuel all over me.”
  • “Look at him.  He’s still cutting the rope.”
  • “What kind of dick shoots a girl in the boob?!”
  • “Did you just blow up Sonja?”  “No.”  “I’m not mad, just a little surprised.”
  • “What happened?!”  “I don’t need a babysitter anymore.”

What We Learned

  • If you still need a babysitter at 13, you probably deserve something to go horribly wrong.
  • Sacrifice Samuel should have known better.
  • Knowing police walkie-talkie codes will get rid of all police suspicion, even when a reported homicide is involved.
  • What we didn’t learn: Why did Max go shirtless practically the entire movie?
  • When all else fails, steal a car and drive it into a house.

Final Take

This was way better than it had any right to be- great Thursday night movie with the right mix of gore, absurdity, and humor.  I think McG has found his wheelhouse: horror-comedy with low expectations.

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25
May
18

Freaks of Nature

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Date Watched: 05/24/2018

Starring: Keegan Michael Key, Denis Leary, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk

Plot: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace – until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers – one human, one vampire, and one zombie – have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.

Rules

  • Riblets
  • Zombie/Vampire tropes
  • “Dillford”
  • “Brains”
  • Alien Spaceship

Quotes

  • “Not everything in your life is under your control.  Sometimes you vink at them and they don’t vink back.”
  • “Come on, man, for the love of shit!”
  • “I would love to chain all of them to their lockers, in a manner that would make sure they would not escape.  Then just roll sticks of dynamite, like old fashioned dynamite, down the hall and blow up the school.  And then I’d spare a couple of faculty, not this mother-fucker… I should fucking eat you!”
  • “Call me swiss cheese ’cause I’m holy”
  • “I know you’re thinking about killing yourself, and I don’t blame you.  Just wait to see if you get better.  If you don’t get better, go for it.”
  • “Leading cause of puff tongue.”
  • “Insurance is for suckers.”
  • “Thank you for being so understanding, but in this case, you’re not understanding correctly.”
  • “He just put some intestines back, and took different intestines.  What the fuck does it matter?”
  • “The Dillford Shitter…It’s him!”
  • “We have to have family yoga on Saturdays.  A lot of families do that.”
  • “FYI, my dick’s bigger than yours.”
  • “I thought you shit yourself at your piano recital.”  –  “It was a bag week.”
  • “Why does he think he has the brains?  He doesn’t even seem to have any language skills.”
  • “Give him the high cheese, Daggy!”

Viewer Quotes

  • “This is a vastly different movie from the first half”

Things We Learned

  • Kids don’t go in the teachers’ lounge.
  • Zombies get smarter when deprived of brains.
  • Ned has a huge hog.
  • Vampires can put protect themselves with sunscreen.
  • Aliens can’t see you if you’re naked.
  • Organic cotton is no different from skin.
  • Zombies disguise themselves as doctors.

Final Take: This movie was not bad.  The beginning was great, the middle was pretty boring, but the end did a good job of taking it home.  Worth a watch.

27
Apr
18

Tremors 5: Bloodlines

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Viewing Date: 4/26/18

Starring: Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy

Plot:  The stakes are raised for survivalist, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer’s hired to capture a deadly Ass-blaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) engage in a battle of survival against the fiercely aggressive Ass-blasters and Graboids. Discovering the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their killer mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror–far more than they bargained for (via IMDB).

Rules

  • Say “Grabboids”, “Ass Blasters”, “Shriekers”
  • Remember the house rules- creature vision, mustaches, stock footage, dismemberments- and you’ll be fine.

Quotes

“If you have ass blasters, you have graboids.”

“You’re just another pimple here on the ass of progress.”

(Drinking urine) “Definitely an acquired taste.”

“This is a bag of dicks.” (assessment of a bad situation)

Viewer Quotes

“Man he looks old.”  “Which one?”  “Well, both of them, but Jamie Kennedy looks terrible.”

“I never thought I’d say this, but Michael Gross greatly outshines Jamie Kennedy.”

“Father son?  How did we not see this coming?”

“When he made Son of Mask, do you think he knew he would be Son of Tremors?”

13
Apr
18

Assassin’s Creed

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Date Watched: 4/12/18

Starring: Michael Fassbender, lots of “others”.

Plot: Have you played the game?  It’s the game.

Rules

  • Time Travel
  • “Assassin” or “the Creed”
  • Talk about or show the Apple of Eden
  • Assassinating people (with the hidden blade = 2x)
  • Present time Fassbender mirroring past Fassbender.
  • Jeremy Irons standing pensively in the window.

Quotes

  • “Violence is what kept me alive.”  –  “Well, technically you’re dead.”
  • “When I die today, don’t waste your tears.”
  • “He’s synchronizing…”
  • “I can’t feel my legs.”  –  “The paralysis is temporary.”

Viewer Quotes

  • “There’s nothing quotable in this movie.”
  • “He’s so awesome he broke the machine.”  –  “He got an achievement.”
  • “That guy went for the claw hand?”  –  “That’s what I would go for.”
  • “I don’t understand, at all.  Was this attempting to set up a sequel?”

Things We Learned

  • The Animus must fling your body forward to synchronize your memories.
  • Assassin’s and Templars have been at war for centuries.

 

02
Mar
18

Mechanic: Resurrection

 

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Viewing Date: 3/1/18

Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeaoh

Plot

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents. (via IMDB)

Rules

  • Incoherent fight scenes
  • New locations
  • Planning and gadgetry

Quotes

(None- believe it or not, this movie was not heavy on the great dialogue)

Viewer Quotes

  • “How much time is left? 50 mins”  (we check) “48 minutes.”  “Ugh. I was being facetious.”
  • “He’s one part MacGuyver, one part Jason Statham.”

What We Learned

  • You can jump on a hang glider mid-flight with no issues.
  • Your home should always be wired to self-destruct
  • The mechanic doesn’t really fix anything.
  • Shark repellent is a thing.
  • Jason Statham has super lungs and is some kind of Aquaman.
16
Feb
18

The Expendables 3

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Date Watched: 02/15/2018

Starring: Sly Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, and probably more.

Plot: Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates (i.e. – the old crew is only around for 20 minutes before the movie resets with a totally different cast.)

Rules

  • Explosions (advanced)
  • Every new character introduction (or cameo)
  • “Stone Banks”
  • Gratuitous product placement
  • Scenes with way too much plot exposition

Quotes

  • “Time to mow the lawn”
  • “I’m the knife before Christmas!  I was doing knife tricks when you were still sucking on your daddy’s tit.”
  • “Who you calling amateur, grandpa?” – “Grandpa’s about to crush your windpipe.”
  • “A one-way trip is better than no-way, which is how I live now.”
  • “I can use it to jam the signal.” – “Why didn’t you think of that?” – “Well I use it to check the weather.”

Viewer Quotes

  • “Look, he’s got milky white eyes now.  That’s how old he is.”
  • “Is that Randy Couture?” – “Yes, can you tell me what his character name is?” – “Captain Cauliflower Ear?”
  • “What’s Paul Walker’s brother’s name?  Is it Mall Walker?”
  • “If Sylvester Stallone was a superhero, he wouldn’t be The Flash.”
  • “Another scene that’s just going on forever!”

What We Learned

  • Stallone can outrun a collapsing building.
  • Explosions don’t cause any injury, they just force people back like a gust of wind.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li are having some kind of illicit affair.

Final Take: You should know what you’re signing up for when you watch Expendables 3.  Suffice it to say, you’ll think the movie’s almost over, only to find out it’s only halfway.  It’s an OK movie, but so much of that terrible exposition could have been cut out.

19
Jan
18

Don’t Kill It

 

Viewing Date: 1/18/18

Starring: Dolph Lundgren

Plot: In Chicory Creek, a demon is unleashed and commits three triple murders. The demon hunter Jebediah Woodley and the FBI Agent Evelyn Pierce arrive in town to investigate the cases and after an initial friction, they team up to catch the demon. But the problem is, if the demon is killed, he immediately possesses the killer and continues the crime spree.

Rules

  • The Demon Scream.
  • Any time we see deplorables
  • Dolph vapes

Quotes

“His eyes were black…  black… black…”

“These are really great ribs.”

“Rubber bullets.  They work great when you’re in a jam.”

Viewer Quotes

“Do you think Dolph vaping will have some significance to the plot?”  “No, Dolph is probably really into vaping now and needed to write it into the script.”  “He can’t go five minutes without vaping.”

“You ever been netted before?  It’s crazy.”  “Just another weekend at the Olsens…”

What We Learned

  • Demons are heavier than water
  • Hookers in Chicory Creek don’t ask for money up front- even from drifters who live in their cars.
  • An entire town can be murdered- along with a few FBI agents, and no one cares.