The Shining ’80

Hands down one of the creepiest movies ever.
Not watching on Cable TV science channel, watching full uncut. Gore, swears, paranormal.

Love this movie cant look away.,
Shelley Duvall Jack Nicholson, just typing this raises the hairs on my back and arms.
Famous helicopter scene.
Cranking this bitch up.
Probably wont comment too much, just a placeholder that im watching this classic horror flick for late September.

This is one of the best scary movies ever.
Its not even that scary the cabin fever and buildups to absolute terror.
Its almost like a John Carpenter, but just a little different and more subtle.
Yet moments of terror.

Yeh its been 10 years maybe movie still chills the bone lol.
Good shit.

Sopranos ’99

Might as well start a Sopranos thread.
First HBO is probably the best network.
This show is traumatic to no extent.
So many characters that go through so much.
James Gandolfini is the star of the show.
Hes always freaking out and violent.
He was in another show. Well hes in True Romance, but I remember a show where he was kind of a bitch and it was weird seeing him in that role after Tony Soprano.
Well the show made my mom cry, hes always beating everyone up.
Makes you learn about Jersey, the whole show is a trip.
So RIP James Gandolfini one of the best actors of my time.
Watching this show gives me super trauma at the same time you cant look away.
The psychologist relations especially makes it a interesting watch.
It brought on a whole new style with analyze this.

The soundtrack is incredible.
Its just a great tarantino esque piece.

Whats also interesting to me is the cross time between show and 9/11
Its almost as you can see the actors reactions to the real life events.

Also found it interesting to have the last scene between tony and his momn after the actor passed, well they were able to have one last CGI scene between the 2 characters.
The kids are alright, I especially liek the Chris Moltesanti timeline.Thats a character you wanted to know more about.
When I was younger this is the DVD series you had to have.

Watching it again is Nostalgic, traumatic, TV legendary.
Its a dope show when you start you cant stop.

The Devil at 4 O’Clock

Might have to revisit this, but this is the film that Junior in Sopranos was watching.
To me it wasnt the greatest.
It has great reviews but I had difficulties following and wasnt the greatest picture in my mind.
I like Frank Sinatra, not super familiar with the 60’s or 61.
But yea i had to pause Sopranos to watch the film . well it wasnt nearly as good as the Public enemy.
I hate to give a negative criticism but I guess thats what it is.

Ill try it again, but in the moment just wasnt my thing.
I do want to know what that sea plan was but couldnt find the model anywhere on the internet.
Let me know if you know what it is.

TMNT 2023

Watched a bit of this and the turtles are stealing toilet paper, since when lol.
and they just trashed the franchise and nostalgia.
Lots of dope cameos but overall not stoked.
Just another modern movie trashed , on the surface and animation is cool.
Nah not even comparible, they did spiderman good they did the turtles nasty.
On paper it looks nice, but not for me I guess.
Which is fine supposed to be a kids movie right not made for 40 year olds.
Im just they should be faithful to their older fans too?
If that makes sense.
I dont have kids of my own so thats probably my gripe.
Im still a kid myself.
I dunno if your just gonna rinse a sequel.. The only thing I can compare it to was Spiderman spiderverse 2, alot more challenging themese and characters.

The Public Enemy ’31

Watching Sopranos, this movie came up in Season 2 I think.
The Public Enemy The James Cagney movie to make him a star.
Noticed they tried to rob the Northwestern company warehouse.
The Fur company that competed with Hudson Bay.
Movie was pretty good, its about bootlegging and mob gang wars.
Night before prohibition that looked pretty crazy.
Well times have changed after 107 years but what still entertaining to watch.
I guess this comes at a time of great depression and prohibition comes as a warning to society.
I can see how Tony liked the movie. Anyways had to watch it for context.
Bought it on youtube.
yeh its a good movie classic.
Liked the rain scenes.
Character nicknames.
Would watch again it was pretty short.

Spiderverse 2 2023 Across the spiderverse

Awesome movie.
I have a few complaints but all in all the movie is epic.
Its a little emo and whiny little teenage angst but as a Spiderman fan didnt bother me too much.
Actually seems way better than the live action ones in my opinion, cept the No way home.
That was good.
The animated is closer to home for me.
Love the Miles Morales, love the Gwen, Love the Peter Parker.
Some of the other characters didnt care for much.
The parents is a stretch from Aunt May. I guess its for added effect.
The multiverse is ok part of the story I guess, it leaves room for improvisation.
Still its a little off to me.
The cell phone in battle was cheesy. The protagonist struggles between, himself his friends, his family, the antagonist, is it really just Spot.
Well it makes for some wild story telling.
Miles Grows does he take a back seat in his own movie, maybe.
But its a movie about all the Spidermans so also not.
Also heavy focus on the mentor aspect, not sure Im a fan of that.
I just want spiderman to kick some butt, and when he gets stuck his friends and society help him out.
Gone is the news and J Jonah Jameson.
I guess its just a entirely new story.
But with all that sligjtly negative being said , I liked it.
Sony movies kick ass.
Animation was the best.
Voiceovers were the best, mini jokes, meh was ok.
Some parts were more epic than others.
Definitely on my top 3 movies this year.
See i like retro vintage things, so its cool they using some retor source material.
I dunno and Miles Morales makes a good spiderman.
Then its like a little back to the future where Biff is the Casino guy in backwards world.
Left it open for a cool finale though thats forsure.
O h I see its a IA exchange for 007 and spiderman, well im glad they did it Columbia continues to rule, and Sony makes awesome movies.
I gotta say 100x better than past spiderman films, I just wasnt a fan.

Not sure I reviewed the Into Spiderverse 2018 on the blog. Gonna have to rewatch that.
Although I doubt it could be better than this one.
Part 2.

Didnt even see the flag, was too busy being entertained.
But thats hilarious it got banned in several countries for that.
I just wonder now with multiverse etc, why its so hard to write up some new characters and just recycle characters from 100 years, yea Im happy multiverse is here but I think there is some creativity lacking in these writing departments.
Just gonna perpetually rinse Stan Lee, JRR Tolkein, Lucas.. etc.
Theres already so much spiderman, and half of it aint even done right.
But, this film and the last 2 have been ok by me.
My theory with the endless potential push, is it becomes really about the endless money and not about the fans. Just sayin.
It is a good story to expand, but I fear it will becomes like some of the MCU just abject failures and ruin the franchise.
Like a oversaturated pong console market if you will.

The Gumball Rally ’76

200th blog post.
Mini achievement.
Yeh its mostly all movies but sometimes I get inspired to write about other things so its a nice little outlet.
Cant seem to leave comments open cause 100% is spam and SEO and i dont care much for that.
No one reads my ramblings anyways its really just for me so thats cool too.

The Gumball Rally 1976 came up on my recommend a while back, Im familiar with the actual race from my era, but not the ‘original?’ movie?
Anyways what a fun movie.
The one actor that stands out right away is Gary Busey. Lol remember ‘Under Siege’ what a great flick.
Hes a stuntman, just wild behind the wheel.
I like the British chaps too, the two main cars, the Ferrari and the Candy CEO car.
The Italian and USA rivalry is fun.
The two ladies driving the Porshe.
The crazy hungarian on the bike that doesnt quit.
The 2 fake cops.
The one white Corvette that crashes in the beginning, the other 2 fellows in the red car cant get the car started.
The real cops and the main guy forget his name already theyre in a race of their own.
The mechanic and the actress in the rolls royce get into their own little mayhem.
It think my facve scenes are the race through the LA aqueduct. The New York Scenes forsure.
The rolls royce crash scenes, the denouement.

Just a fun movie to watch didnt take itself too seriously but the cars are stars of their own.
No super familiar with 70s actors, but it was pretty wild.
Ok Raul Julia I knew that was him, hes Gomez in the 91 – 93 addams family. Suave Ladies man, no doubt they picked him.
Good actor the water pistol scene was pretty on point.
Not catalytic converter missed that rule.
Fave car is obviously the AC cobra. Also like the Mercedes.
Haha the Jaguar was failed to start.
Theres all sorts of american car clichees in this film.
Sadly cant say I recognize any other actors in this, although did enjoy more than the 3 star reviews.
Cant believ rotten rates it 33% thats ridiculous.
its 60+ to me.
Oh thats from ‘critics’ should have knows.
65% from real reviewer 2500+ cant argue with that score.

I cant believe these back handed reviews, “..Rally is for people who like stupid movies.”
No its for people who like entertainment, I dont need no fake drama, and created provocative films for entertainment. Its like what a film gotta show me some senseless violence and tragedy to be entertained I dont think so. Its listed as a comedy I got a few good laughs.
Ah this review is from 76 thats hilarious.
Yes I do like seeing cars crashing and racing. FFWD to present time, look how successfull Fast and furious is, and I prefered this gumball rally to that.
Heres my critique of the critics. You stink how you like that.
Paragraph phrases, some dont even write a sentence. Just the laziest writing Ive ever seen, and these people get published ! wow.
broken links from “Top critics.”
Arguably the best critic writing pieces found in newspapers fro the year of release.
I swear the more I read critics the more shabby of writers I think they are! Richard Eder is dead rip, he had the funniest review.
I dont get it when film critics insult the audience, like oh youll be a fool if you see this movie, fraid not friend. Steve Warren you know alot of these people arent around.
Roger Ebert probably the best of the list.
Actually wrote something.
Noting these for my own records.
Matt Brunson 2.5/5 paragraph mocks the audience
Dorothy Woodend 2.5/5 paragraph, linked with several other flicks. Boring
Variety Staff 0.4/5 No name, broken link, barely a sentence, poor grammar.
Jake Euker 0/5 No sentence, no link
Jeffrey Westoff 0/5 No sentence no link
Emanuel Levy 0/5 No sentence no link.
Richard Eder 3/5 decent review mocks the audience
Roger Ebert 4/5 page review, honest, though full.
Yeh Im sorry tomato approved, more like total ass.
Top critics what a joke.
3/10 woulda been enough.
already 75% audience reviews more personal and more effort.
Bottom line prognosis, tomato approve = garbage.
Audience = thought full effort reviews.

Anyways for what i was I enjoyed the movie alot more than what the critics give it.
Thats why I only ever read reviews after Ive seen the film myself.
Dont want their tainted opinion to ruin a perfectly good film for me.

Asteroid City 2023

Brand new Wes Anderson movie.
Movie was good its all over the place, I like the formality structure of the sets. The animation mixed with reality.
I like the actors. The characters, the costumes and sets. I like thew black and white switched with colors, and the color palette.
The one thing I wasnt super fan of was the dialogue and delivery. Felt like some excessive overkill writing.
It was overkill on how they said it, I just thought it was a little cheesy.
I guess it is more of a theatrical play. I just feel it tries to be more witty than it is.
Scarlett Johanson kills it shes probably the best. Tom Hanks was pretty good to.
The Photographer was aight too Jason Schwartzman.
Otherwise the movie was interesting all located on the one set mostly.
The acts was cool, yeh like I said the script was good in a way and other ways I found it pompous and annoying sort of.
Not annoying but pompous forsure. Writing with filler.
I can appreciate laying down the scene and all.
Anyways no point complaining I havent created anything so grand.
Just my opinions thats count for diddly squat.
Yea Scarlett total babe playing the role of the disturbed actor lol.
I liked the back scene too seeing how it was a play written by Ed Norton he kisses the main actor , meant to be taboo what I dont know.
Shock value maybe.
Does rank as high as French Dispatch I dont think.
That one was definelty up there for me.
I was surprised when they showed the alien scene that was kinda cool.
Well and Alien in live action too, not clay figure or whatever.
It was fun to watch, has some negative reviews on google lol.
Definetly is a movie unlike others so its creative, its got the interesting play showbiz style.
The last scene with the New york backdrop was fun.
Although again the dialogue was off putting slightly.
The google reviews are funy just taking a look right now.
Id review this movie as good/great worth watching.
Wasnt provocative or profound or anything but was enjoyable to watch aesthetic.
Might revisit in a few years.
They never did mention about the cop chase going through the town the writer director point obviously left to be a loose plot end.
Was cool to see Steve Careell, didnt care much for the Bryan Cranston narrator role, especially he was in the wrong scene and tried to break 4th wall like that i didnt care much for that lol.
Matt Dillon always stoked to see him in a film, light part but strong presence. Jeff Goldblum is the Alien thats a neat easter egg.
Yeh Can say my favorite mini scenes were Augie and Midge.
The back and forth between the Dark room which would never work like that not with that little curtain I dont think.
And, the Bath tub and dressing acting green room.
The fact they reference a nude scene with an extra model that was slightly funny.
Anyways atleast it wasnt 3 hours ?
Scarlett the worlds highest paid actress actor. That reminds me I left once upon a time in Hollywood oops, where In the Tarantino script hes like their actors lol. (not actresses) that phrase always stuck with me.
Any film shes in Ill always be interested in checking out.
Oh the playright and stars are lovers, I couldnt tell i thought it was just meant to include the kiss in the film at a strange time lol.
I guess he does bring him icecream which is rando, so they had me fooled with the midge and Auguie, but I guess it is a play within a play.

Neon Kong or Godzilla vs King Kong 2021

This movie freakin rocks.
probably best latest movie, just non stop action keeps on giving, its really made for the fans.
Its like a DJ’s DJ party, its like excessive effects and gross plot holes just to keep the action going, and they arent holdy at all .
Action water scenes, ice scenes, underwater scenes, fine explosions the whole package, when I saw whole package I mean it. Just Insanity in a movies, its surprising it even has a plot when it just delivers non stop action.
At one point im like why are the avengers or some shit here, lol just incorperating everthing they can even if it doesnt make sense.
lol
The magic axe, the phrase magic axe has become a bit of a joke in the movies, but whatever, since the movie cant end without the magic axe bring it on.
I especially like the sign language and how the little girl is the one directing Kong, its like yeh hes a brute crazey monkey but hes got a heart of gold too.
Godzilla all lizard like and effective. with the tail that can do some good damage. that electric breath too is no joke, but just wait till Kong gets his magic axe and kablamo the whole picture erupts in a frenzy.
Frist time I watched this I was like no way theyre gonna give us mecha godzilla too lol, but yea! they brought it in after the 3rd fake movie ending!!
As a fan your just like wtf is happening!!! Mecha godzilla fight and trash the whole city. fuck yea
Its cool how despite their differences the true warrios godzilla and kong team up to smash the mecha, cause thats the real enemy.
The hacking side jokes are just hilarious too.
Very briefly you question why kong isnt on screen but its just for some light plot details, that are fun and funny, and eally your just waiting for kong and zilla to clash in the epic battle trashing the city lol 4 years old but it feels like yesterday just really awesome.
Anyways havent had so much fun on a blog post for a minute, just like kong this, kong that lol. Its really movie magic and fun for the whole family.