The Cabin in the Woods: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. 3 weeks ago
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Trick ‘r Treat: Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. 3 weeks ago
Haunt: An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased. 3 weeks ago
Edge of Tomorrow: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy.
with Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt. Not too bad, not too great either—but a decent bit of scifi mind candy if you are willing to lower your expectations. 2 months ago
The Grand Budapest Hotel: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
A surprisingly fun and deep romp, with a huge array of celebrities in the case; it was not what I was expecting and I enjoyed it. 2 months ago
Doomsday: A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. 2 months ago
Robocop: In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. 2 months ago
Official Denial: A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is also abducted by a top secret government agency, the Majestic Group, who want him to attempt to communicate with the only surviving alien from a UFO shot down by the Air Force. Telepathically, the alien tells him it must be returned to its ship, where it will reveal a secret vital to the future of the planet.
Kinda hokey, very scifi-tv-movie of the week kind of feel to it. 2 months ago
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit:
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Starring Chris Pine as Jack Ryan and Keira Knightly as his fiancée. A bit better than I was expecting; not a bad way to spend the evening. 3 months ago
Mindhunters: Trainees in the FBI’s psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst. 3 months ago
Scooby-Doo: After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
What a waste of time. I guess I really don’t enjoy slapstick style comedy. I didn’t enjoy the Scooby gang much as a child, still don’t enjoy it. Oh well. 3 months ago
White House Down: A Secret Service agent is tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group.
Hella bunch of explosions, as to be expected for an Emmerich film. I found that if I suspended my belief quite a bit, parts of it were fairly enjoyable, more so than I expected. 3 months ago
Divergent: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.
Watched this based on the recommendation of a good friend. Not too bad, not that great, but worth a watch. 3 months ago
Captain America The Winter Soldier: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Not bad, I think it was a bit better than the first Captain America movie. Feels unfinished though; or as if another sequel is to be expected.
Chris Evans is definitely easy on the eyes! 3 months ago
Tower Heist: When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. 4 months ago
Adapted from the 1995 Alice Hoffman novel about the Owens family of witches, regarded as outcasts in the town where they live. Aunt Frances and her sister Aunt Jet tried to pass on practical magic skills to their nieces, subdued Sally and fiery Gillian, brought up by the two aunts after their parents died.
The aunts concoct spells for the lonely and the lovelorn, but the family’s use of witchcraft unfortunately invokes a curse that spells doom to the family’s menfolk. Denying her powers, Sally attempted to lead a life minus magic. Her marriage to fish merchant Michael brought two daughters—and Michael’s death.
Moving into the aunt’s seaside mansion, the widowed Sally warns the aunts not to influence her daughters. Sally intervenes when Gillian suffers at the hands of her abusive Bulgarian boyfriend Jimmy, and Arizona detective Gary Hallet, investigating Jimmy’s disappearance, turns up in town, eyeing Gillian and Sally as the leading suspects. 4 months ago
Well, I watched this all the way through, hoping that it might improve somewhat. I was wrong. Sigh.
“In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.” 4 months ago
OMG, this was such a bad film. I guess Rob Zombie as director really doesn’t ensure anything. It sucked majorly and was a waste of time.
“The Lords of Salem: Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.” A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords of Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.” 4 months ago
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies. 4 months ago
A slightly sensationalist view of “mysterious” items in various museums. Tended to drag out the story in an interminable fashion, because the stories were a little thin to begin with. 4 months ago
Watched the 2007 National Geographic documentary on “Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty”.
“It is one of Egypt’s enduring mysteries. What happened to Nefertiti and her husband, Akhenaten – the radical king, and likely father of King Tut? In a dark and mysterious tomb located in the Valley of the Kings, there is a small chamber with two mummies without sarcophagi or wrappings. At times, both have been identified as Queen Nefertiti by scholars, filmmakers and historians. But the evidence has been circumstantial at best.”
Rather interesting insight into several unknown mummies, using scans of the mummies to compare them to one of the most well-known mummies of the Amarna period, King Tutankhamun.
(I would have enjoyed it more without the grandstanding of the self-styled “Indiana Jones” Zahi Hawass, the head archeologist, who has been booted, but reinstated, and eventually sacked from his job – partially due to numerous irregularities and missing items during his terms.) 5 months ago