“Crimson Peaked My Interest”

Crimson Peak is the type of movie that you want to watch just to make fun of it but realize the movie is actually pretty good.

I tend to cringe at horror movies from 2000 on since some of these horror movies that I’ve seen have been atrocious, (Insidious 1 and Insidious Chapter 2, Oculus, House Of Wax, Ghost Ship, Sinister 1 and 2, The Women in Black 1 and 2, The Possession and The Conjuring just to name a few).

Do you know what all of those movies are missing? A good plot, the surprise factor, good acting and a good script.


Crimson Peak in its own right was actually pretty good, for the most part. A good plot, the type of plot that most new horror movies from 2000 on seem to lack. Without giving too much away, the director, (Guillermo del Toro) did something with the plot (narration) that I actually didn’t care for, it didn’t actually bother me too much until I realized later on in the movie that it was the kind of thing they could’ve done without. I know some movies do it but in this instance, with the type of movie it is, they could’ve left it out.

The art style and design was absolutely beautiful. Between the detail with the costumes, the ghost, the location, the Crimson Peak house, I was swept away into this movie.

The spook factor was there, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I crushed my fiancé’s arm with such force every time something scary happened.

The trailer didn’t give too much away, which tends to happen almost every time with trailers for movies.

So the plot, I figured it out but not until the movie was close to ending so that’s a plus in my book. Some movies do a terrible job with plots, this movie did not.

The acting was good, it didn’t feel forced or blah, the actors felt natural, I just wanted to know everything about everyone.

Overall the movie was pretty darn good, you should see it because Star Wars Episode VII- Force Awakens isn’t out yet, what else would you watch in the meantime?

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Why? Just Why?

Jem is still is my favorite 80s cartoon, when I heard they were making a movie (Jem and the Holograms), I was like “oh yeah, sweet”. I decided to see the trailer for the movie. After watching the trailer, I turned off my computer and ugly cried in the corner.

How could they take another awesome 80s cartoon, completely disregard everything from the cartoon and make it into an utter catastrophe? Just like almost every 80s cartoon turned movie of today’s date and age, the directors and writers have completely butchered everything.

Where was Synergy? No Eric Raymond? Why is it now Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis)? No Misfits?  I get they don’t want to make everything the same but Synergy was a vital part of Jem, the Misfits were a vital part of Jem, Eric Raymond was a vital part of Jem.

Did they forget that my current generation of 30 something year olds that watched the show when they were kids in the 80s remember details and remember key characters of the show? How could you take out a key factor and pretend it never happened? Maybe IMDb left out certain characters on purpose just to freak me out but I highly doubt it since the movie comes out October 23, 2015.

Maybe I am being too critical but still, they should’ve either made the movie right or not of made at all.

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And A Is…


Spoiler Alert

So I have been an avid Pretty Little Liars watcher since the very beginning. Every season, from season one to season 6, left the Liar fans with not only confused faces but head scratches each and every time.

With every season, what you thought you knew or who you thought was A was never really A or they were would just make my head hurt.

Since I don’t have cable, my only way of getting my fix is through Hulu, which meant no

Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for me last night. Today when I woke up, my first agenda was to watch Pretty Little Liars, (brushing my teeth could wait), I had to know who the heck A was.

There was speculations from everyone, everyone thought they knew who it was. Was it Ezra? Was it one of the Liars? Was it one of the Liar’s moms? Was it a tree? We just didn’t know.

Now we all know who it is, that damn Cece (Charles), the brother that was sent away and now is Ali’s sister. I think around the time Cece joined the show, I really didn’t get an A vibe from her, I just thought she was a bitchy girl that was good friends with Ali but seriously? It took the writers 6 seasons to finally reveal A, 6 seasons. There have been episodes where there was nothing more than fillers, those were the worst episodes. Fans, including myself, would have to wait 20 something episodes before something actually happened, that’s a no no in my book.

I wonder what the writers could possibly have in store for the fans now. Now that we know who A is, what more could they do? They fast forwarded to five years after the girls went off to college, they also showed Ali in a classroom, she appeared to be a teacher of some sorts, the Liars run into the classroom, screaming about some man coming. It’s like come on, what the heck is going on now?

The best part was that before the show ended, the parents were in the basement, after five years, are they still in the basement? That’s what I really want to know, I know everyone was wondering, I figured I’d ask.

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Another Expansion Pack And Still No Toddlers

So Wednesday August 5th, 2015 EA announced the second expansion pack in the series for The Sims 4 called The Sims 4 Get Together coming out November 2015. While many were really excited for this, some (such as myself) were kind of taken back by this.

Now I have been an avid Sims fan for many years, I have all but one of the base games (The Sims), many expansion packs, stuff packs and game packs. I absolutely love The Sims 4 in all its entirety and have praised it numerous times but let’s be honest, I want a little more than just places to party, closets (which I can make my own prior to this new expansion pack), newer social interactions and scenery.

From what the trailer shows for The Sims 4 Get Together, it’s kind of vague (lack of information) which I am sure by November, we will get our fill with as much information EA wants to shove down our throats while attempting to get us to give them moolah.

I’m hoping after watching many reviews and getting more information, I can make a final decision on whether or not to buy this expansion pack, but as of now, I have no desire to pre order this.

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Oh It’s A Magic Mike XXL Review (2015)

So “Magic Mike XXL” was one of those movies where you are like, “I know it’ll be bad but Channing Tatum is so hot and he dances so well”.

I took it upon myself to go and of course had my fiancé accompany me to see it (bless his heart).

Going into this I knew that this movie was not going to be an Oscar winner by any means and it wasn’t.

It wasn’t that good, entertaining? Yes but not good.

Let’s be honest, what else could they possibly do with a movie about male entertainers that they hadn’t already done in the first “Magic Mike” movie?

There was dancing, gyrating, dancing, strippers, more gyrating, awkward moments in almost every scene, weird camera shots, unnecessary adlibs and strippers.

To be fair, I enjoyed it more than the first “Magic Mike” but that isn’t saying much. I am a woman and found the movie entertaining for all the obvious reasons but everything else was poo. There was a few funny scenes which made the movie bearable but still.

If you do decide to watch this movie, just be prepared for awkward moments and weird camera movements throughout the whole movie.

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5 Good Reasons Why You Should Watch Jurassic World

  1. There isn’t a scene where Chris Pratt (Owen) isn’t witty, cute, and Chris Pratt like.
  2. Even though Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire) played an uptight some-what functioning adult, she wore heels for pretty much the whole movie. I have flat feet, I couldn’t last 5 minutes standing still in heels. I give her props for lasting pretty much the whole movie running from dinosaurs, dodging dinosaurs, and walking in heels.
  3. If you pay close attention, you’ll see some Easter eggs related to Jurassic Park in Jurassic World (of course).
  4. Dinosaurs and science galore. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs and science? I definitely do.
  5. The best part of the movie is towards the end of the movie, trust me, it is pretty epic.

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You’re Not You Review (2014)

If someone were to tell me “You’re Not You” would make me cry like my candy was stolen from me, I wouldn’t believe you.

This movie is absolutely beautiful, fantastic, and mesmerizing.

“You’re Not You” is centered on a classical pianist who is diagnosed with ALS, she bonds with a college student who later becomes her caregiver (spoiler alert).

This is the type of movie that everyone needs to watch, how could you not? I can’t believe that I didn’t hear of this movie until recently (thanks Netflix).

Hilary Swank did a stellar job, the greatest role I have seen her do since “Boys Don’t Cry”. Emmy Rossum was amazing as well. Josh Duhamel? Yes, loved to hate him in this movie, he did a great job as well.

I probably shouldn’t have watched this movie at work because I didn’t expect to cry so ugly and so hard.

If you love good dramas and I bet you do, please turn on Netflix right now, and watch this movie.

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Chef Review (2014)

“Chef” was absolutely brilliant!

This movie had everything a movie should have. Not many movies on Netflix can move me in such a way but this movie came out of nowhere and pulled at my heart strings.

“Chef” definitely had an all-star cast which included: Robert Downey Jr., John Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Sofia Vergara. You could definitely feel the chemistry between Sofia Vergara and John Favreau but I think Sofia Vergara just has that oomph, she can work alongside anyone and it would feel just right.

“Chef” is about a chef, he loses his restaurant job, starts up a food truck job while reclaiming his creative promise.

It’s refreshing to see a movie that could make me smile and get teary eyed all at the same time. The movie was well written and not once was I bored. Those are the types of little gems that I speak highly of.

If you haven’t seen “Chef” yet, please see it, it is currently on Netflix.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Review (2015)

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was by far the best way to end my Memorial Day. This movie was visually stunning, fun, clever, ridiculous, and smart. The movie was about two rebels (Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa) that are capable of restoring order while Imperator Furiosa looks to make it back to her homeland she once grew up in in one piece.

Tom Hardy was absolutely amazing as Max Rockatansky, a man of few words but got the job done. I am pretty sure this was the first time I have ever seen Tom Hardy in any movies and it won’t be the last.

Charlize Theron was amazing and tough as nails, so glad they picked her to play Imperator Furiosa. Anything Charlize Theron does just makes me happy, she is such a versatile actor.

My top favorite scenes in the movie had to be with Iota (The Doof Warrior). I seriously need to find him or someone like him, attach him to the hood of my car, and have him play his guitar all the time as I drive to work and the store. He was by far my favorite character next to Max Rockatansky, Imperator Furiosa, and Immortan Joe.

Hugh Keays-Byrne (Immortan Joe) was the epitome of everything a bad guy should be. He was terrifying, he was ruthless, and he had a Colgate smile, he was everything you want in a bad guy. Every time he came on screen, I would cringe and then smile, he was a monster.

If I ever end up in a stark desert landscape with a broken humanity, I know exactly what to do.

I sat through this whole movie just blown away by the stunts, these stunts were absolutely incredible. I have to learn how to do some of them or just hire a stunt double to do these stunts for me.

I also have to mention the music for the movie, each scene had the right type of music, the music definitely set the tone.

Overall this movie was one of best movies of 2015 so far, go see it now.

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Watch Dogs Review

What is there to say about Watch Dogs, well, I would first like to say that despite some critics negative comments about the game I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed the game wholeheartedly.

From my perspective, Watch Dogs is the type of game you can get lost in and that’s exactly what happened (in a good way).

Many people had mixed feelings about the game, which is fine, however, I not only enjoyed watching the gameplay on YouTube. I liked the way the synopsis for the game sounded so I of course bought the game.

Some people said the game played like Grand Theft Auto V, I see where they were going with that. It’s an open ended world where you can drive cars, have access to many weapons, and interact with objects / people but when I played it, I didn’t feel like I was playing another Grand Theft Auto game; it’s its own game definitely.

Some people from Chicago stated that the game didn’t look like Chicago at all, it definitely looked like Chicago; I really believe some people wanted this game to fail miserably.

Some people hated the controls for the game. I have the game for Xbox One so I’m pretty sure you can change what button does what for the controller.

I loved the main story, loved the protagonist (Aiden), loved hacking (my favorite part of the game), the open ended world, the characters, the side missions, Aiden’s coats (he looked so conspicuous), different choices you can make throughout the game, and the vehicles.

What I didn’t like was the fact that you couldn’t go into every building and you couldn’t leave Chicago (I really wanted to leave Chicago).

The game actually wasn’t glitchy like most open world games and it felt like a long game. I beat the main story in probably two weeks, which included the majority of the side missions.

Overall this game was definitely a lot of fun, definitely check it out.

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