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10
May
18

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)

Vengeance

Date Watched: 5/10/18

Plot: A gulf war veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.  (From IMDB)

Starring: Nic Cage, Don Johnson

Rules:
-Gorgeous ladies all over Nic Cage
-Nic Cage throwing or beating people up
-Every time Don Johnson is silver tongued
-Nic Cage at the falls

Quotes:

“His cousin’s a plumber, always buying his wife that expensive jewelry and sh%t.”
From the priest, “A gang rape in the city park, that’s bad for business.”
“Raising two kids is the same as raising one, that’s why a woman’s got two t&ts.”

Viewer Quotes:
“Enough of this. Nic Cage needs to start killing people.”
“Is there going to be like 5 min of Nic Cage exacting justice?”

Things we Learned:
15 people can drink 5 kegs.
At 54, Nic Cage is still holding out for a daughter.

Final Take:

This should have been much better.  It had all of the ingredients for success, including of course a fired up Nic Cage, and Don Johnson as a slimy antihero.  The movie squandered all of that promise by limiting the Nic Cage rage time and amping up  the unnecessarily graphic rape scene.  Also, the entire town and judicial system turning against this poor mom was a big turnoff.  There are other much better Cage movies out there that are more deserving of your time.

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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.

 

22
Mar
18

Killing Season (2013)

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Date Watched: 3/22/18

Plot:  Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.  (From IMDB)

Starring: John Travolta and Robert Deniro

Rules:
See or say “Scorpions”
Terrible Eastern European Accent
Shooting things with a bow
Idioms
Johnny Cash is playing
One person tortures another

Quotes:
“I worked with fiberglass in factory.”
“You’re a weird duck.”
“What is this, kicker?”
“What if I like pain?”… “This might be your lucky day.”

Viewer Quotes:

“God, that is a bad accent”
“Is he still a Scientologist?”
“I bet I could do a better Bosnian accent than this.”

Things we learned:
You can torture someone with salty lemonade.

Final Thought:

Eh.

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.

01
Feb
18

Cult of Chucky (2017)

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Date watched: 2/1/18

Starring: Jennifer Tilly

Plot: Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.  (From IMDB.)

Rules:
-Say Chucky
-Chucky doll blinks
-Shots of Chucky’s hand by itself reaching to do stuff

Quotes:

“She’s not ok. Chucky told me.”
“Did anyone ever tell you that you look a lot like Jennifer Tilly?” (said to Jennifer Tilly.)

Viewer Quotes:
“This is a lot of character build up for characters that I don’t give two sh$ts about.”

Things We Learned:

You can buy Chucky dolls at Hot Topic.
Cucky can stitch people up when they’re bleeding.
You can breast feed Chucky.
Chucky dolls have guts.

Final Take:
2 stars for the gore and being generally not boring. Lazy ending that never went anywhere.