Lights Out On This Movie

Current horror movies tend to make me cringe to no end and this movie was up there with the cringe factor.

Lights Out is just another lame horror movie that could’ve been way better, it’s the type of movie that you wait to see on Redbox.

This movie could’ve been better, the concept is good, I really had high hopes for this movie but as soon as the movie started, I knew I was going to be disappointed.

I could relate to one of the main characters, Theresa Palmer, who played the daughter Rebecca. Her character was strong, independent and came from a troubled family. Other than that, I was annoyed or over every other character.

I couldn’t care about the story when I wanted to, the plot could’ve been better but since this is another The Conjuring, Sinister and Insidious, I was over this movie right after it began.

Listen, enough with these cliché, predictable, crap movies. We need more Rosemary’s Baby’s, Poltergeist and Carrie’s. These movies are smart, imaginative, scary and promising.

Let’s get back to basics, enough is enough. I want my good horror movies back!

 

I May Be Afraid Of Some Ghost

Ok, so I know some people were on the fence about this movie, it may be the fact that it is an all-girls cast, or people just wanted another Ghostbusters movie starring Bill Murray. Either way, this is an all-female cast and it didn’t star Bill Murray.

Let’s talk about this movie for a minute, let’s find out how I felt about it.

I personally felt people needed to embrace this movie and just give it a chance. This movie wanted to relate to the newer generation and it did.

This movie has Kristen WiigMelissa McCarthyKate McKinnon and the lovely Leslie Jones. Now I get it, some people wanted a Ghostbusters 3  movie with the original cast but alas, it’s 2016, it wasn’t going to happen. Harold Ramis isn’t sadly with us anymore so for them to do it, they would’ve done it years before.

I personally didn’t have a problem with the new cast, I enjoyed the movie for what it was because I knew going in, it wasn’t going to be a Ghostbusters movie with Bill MurrayDan AkroydHarold RamisErnie HudsonSigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. Everyone in their 30’s was hoping and wanted this knowing it just wasn’t going to sadly happen. 

I don’t want to spoil the movie but some people that see this may appreciate some special appearances, some may bitch even more about it because people are just never happy.

Some people didn’t want to see this because Melissa McCarthy is in this and I get it, she usually plays the same damn idiot character in every movie but in Ghostbusters she actually played a smart scientist which I appreciate because I personally can’t really stand Melissa McCarthy. It’s not her fault, it’s her scripts. 

I felt Kristen WiigMelissa McCarthyKate McKinnon and Leslie Jones did a good job, it felt like a Ghostbusters movie. Also, can we just talk about the eye candy that is Chris Hemsworth, loved him but at times I wasn’t feeling his character too much. Don’t get me wrong, he did as good of a job as the director would let him so it wasn’t his fault.

I also felt there was too many jokes if that is at all possible. The jokes I saw in the two trailers just weren’t as funny when I watched it in the movie theater because I’ve seen them too many times prior to seeing this movie, it kind of was a buzzkill for me, it’s also my fault for watching the trailers to begin with.

Overall, the movie was enjoyable, good in its own right and reminiscent of the previous Ghostbuster movies.

Would I pay to see this again? Probably not unless I see it in 3D. Definitely see it if you’re up for a fun family movie night or night at the movies with friends. Unless you’re too picky and critical, don’t see the movie.

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Me Before You Movie Review

First off, yes to this movie. This movie was absolutely beautiful and funny.

I saw this movie with my husband and he actually enjoyed it, he usually doesn’t like romantic movies but he liked this one.

It may be the fact that it had its funny moments or the fact that Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones is in it. Pretty sure it was because of Emilia Clarke being in it. Like come on, how adorable is she?  Pretty adorable.

Going into this, I really didn’t know much about this movie other than what I saw in the trailer, which I shouldn’t have watched but whatever, it didn’t give away as much

From the moment the movie started, I didn’t want it to end. Loved Sam Claflin, loved Emilia Clarke, basically I loved every actor in this movie.

The movie was your typical boy meets girl, boy is complicated, girl’s life is complicated movie. The movie was predictable for the most part up until the end.

I love clothes, especially cute random patterns that are put together. Emilia Clarke pulled that off perfectly. It was nice seeing her as a different character, quite refreshing. 

Sam Claflin was a first for me, I have never heard of him before, very good actor and definitely easy on the eyes (shh, don’t tell my husband I said that). 

What I love more about this movie is that there is a book so of course I have to read it and compare. 

So if you didn’t know whether or not I liked this movie, I did, wholeheartedly. It pulled at my heart strings, I cried a little, laughed more, definitely a must see. 

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Creeping Out Of The Shadows

Oh my god you guys; this movie was actually pretty good. 

It’s so hard to determine whether or not this movie was going to be good or entertaining by the trailer (which I hate to watch trailers because that ruins the whole movie for me). The trailer was your typical comedy trailer filled with a bunch of jokes that could feel forced to some. When I saw the trailer, I wanted to instantly see the movie because it’s Ninja Turtles.

From what I heard, in comparison to the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016) showed the turtles pretty much the whole time except for 5-10 minutes. That was refreshing, it’s a Ninja Turtles movie, they should be shown throughout the whole movie nonstop. 

The movie was action packed, had some comedic scenes and it had KrangBebop and Rocksteady (tubular).

The fact those three made their theatrical debut, made it feel even more like a Ninja Turtle’s movie.

This time around, Megan Fox did not annoy me like she did in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s movie (2014), she isn’t my favorite actor but she did a pretty good job.

Please see this, it was a fun movie. I saw this in Imax  3D, usually I get a headache from it but I didn’t, go me. If you do see this and you’re not sensitive to 3D movies, definitely see it in Imax 3D. 

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Give Me Some Civil War

 

Why was Captain America: Civil War so good? From the moment the movie started, I wanted it to never end. Marvel, you know how to make a good super hero movie, you really do.

First off, anything Chris Evans does, I want to see, period. I love seeing his interactions with Robert Downey Jr’s character, at times it’s quite comedic.

Every character in this movie did a great job (very entertaining), the story was good, the music was theatrical. There wasn’t any moment during the whole movie where I was bored or just wanted to walk out, this movie did a good job keeping me on the edge of my seat. 

Always love seeing Scarlett Johansson, she is one of my favorite actors, she makes a great Natasha Romanoff, I can’t think of any other actor that could play her right. 

One of the things I wanted to talk about is Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. From what my husband told me, he is based off of a character from the Marvel comic book series. Knowing this makes me want to read these comic books until my head explodes. The movies tell you so much, books of any kind tell you more.

I think you are a fool if you haven’t seen this movie yet, it was incredibly entertaining, way to go Marvel. 

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I Want To Be Like Youuuu

Oh The jungle book, what what?

First off, can we talk about the CGI for a second? I was absolutely blown away by how freaking incredible this movie looked, the fact that everything was CGI was incredible. There were certain parts of the movie where I thought “oh, they’re not in the jungle or Mowgli and Baloo isn’t traveling together up a stream?”

The movie as a whole was fantastic, it was great to see one of my top favorite Disney cartoons as a live action movie, I’m ok with that. There were certain things that I kind of wasn’t ok with.

First off, Kaa as Scarlett Johansson was ok, Scarlett is sexy, not creepy, so the whole scene with Kaa and Mowgli was a little off for me. Also, why did Disney make Kaa so big? It was weird since in the cartoon, Kaa wasn’t that big, at least to me Kaa wasn’t.

Second, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken’s singing was ok, wasn’t fantastic, wasn’t bad. I know they couldn’t do without those two signature Jungle Book songs but still.

There were times where Neel Sethi’s character (Mowgli) would almost look to someone for direction on what to do next. At times he was cute yet annoying, let’s be honest, what kid isn’t cute and annoying?

Was it just me or was King Louie really big? When I use to watch the 1967 version of The Jungle Book, I don’t remember him being such a big monster. Disney made sure I as a 31-year-old would be terrified of the live action King Louie. No lie, I had nightmares watching this movie, it was pretty scary at some parts.

I do have to say that Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (Rakasha) and Ben Kingsley (Bagheera) definitely were my top favorite characters in this movie, by far. Something about the dynamics between each character was undeniably amazing.

If you still haven’t seen this movie, do it, it’s a good family movie with some really great actors and some amazing jungle action, scary yet satisfying.

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I Wish I Never Had Visited

Think of someone throwing up repeatedly while trying to eat 10 burritos while throwing up, that was The Visit. This movie was extremely bad, like unnecessarily disgusting at some parts.

This movie could’ve been 10 times better; they could’ve taken it into a whole different direction yet they didn’t. It was the type of movie where you wish you didn’t pay to see it (shh, don’t download movies, that’s bad).

I didn’t care about the characters at all, I really wanted to. I wanted to feel bad for them and their situation but I just couldn’t do it. The movie had maybe 1 jump scare, it definitely wasn’t a good horror movie.

What annoyed me the most about this crap fest of a movie was the little brother, the rapping little brother that thought all of his raps were legit amazing. This felt forced, it felt like they didn’t know what to do with his character so they said “hey, you should rap, a lot, and end each rap with the word hoe”. They honestly didn’t need to add that at all.

The best part of the movie was the end, when it just ended, I was so happy.

I generally give every movie a chance, some movies are just meant to be unseen.

The movie was pretty predictable which annoyed me even more, it was almost as if they took scary scenes from other horror movies and just added it in this movie. I literally guessed every jump scare that was going to happen.

My advice is to watch this when you’re drunk, you may get more enjoyment out of it then I had.

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Can’t Get Enough Amy Winehouse

I can’t believe I waited this long to see Amy, this documentary is absolutely amazing. Amy tells the story of the singer songwriter Amy Winehouse, which included unseen footage and tracks of the late artist.

I love a good documentary and this was one of them. So many intimate scenes of the singer song writer, things I knew but seeing them makes me love Amy Winehouse more.

It’s hard to believe she is no longer with us on this planet, her voice and lyrics moved me in such a way, I still listen to her music. To think someone so talented could be so tortured mentally.

At certain parts in the movie, I ugly cried, at times the movie was just too hard to watch.

Her voice was like no other, she had so much soul at such a young age. Amy Winehouse had such a sense of humor and an amazing smile, it is hard to believe what she was really going through inside but I guess that is like anyone else, we all have our demons.

If you have Amazon Prime, I suggest you take 2 hours of your time to grab tissues, sit down and watch this amazing movie.

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Aye Deadpool

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved Deadpool, yet I can begin to tell you how much I loved Deadpool.

Ryan Reynolds plays a former Special Forces operative subjected to an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, making him the alter ego Deadpool.

From start to finish, this movie had me and the audience laughing our butts off. It was one of those movies that kept you on the edge of your seat and even made fun of themselves and X-Men at times.

I saw Deadpool the day after Valentine’s Day, it definitely had that lovey dovey I’m going to kick your butt feel to it, my heart was swooning.

With me, some of Ryan Reynolds movies were kind of blah (Green Lantern and Amityville Horror) to name a few (a small few) but alas, Deadpool was absolutely amazing. I’m a big nerd that loves super hero movies and expect a lot from them. To my surprise, I didn’t know how much I was going to like Deadpool, I liked it a lot more than Ant Man with Paul Rudd, trust me, that is saying much.

Now I can’t deny that Ryan Reynolds is a hottie with that body, I just didn’t want that to be the main focal point for my review but it definitely helps sway some women into watching this movie.

If you like naked Ryan Reynolds, sex scenes, DMX, punch/kick scenes, more sex scenes and explosions then this movie is for you. What are you waiting for? Grab your significant other tight and drag their butts to see this movie, you won’t be disappointed.

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To Sims 4 Is The Question

So, as you all may not know, I am an avid The Sims player, it has been the staple in my life. Granted, I’ve only played The Sims 2 – The Sims 4 but that’s ok, I equally enjoy them for different reasons.

When I heard Maxis was working on The Sims 4 with EA, my heart fluttered, maybe I was having a heart attack, who knows, all I know is that I was very excited for this since we didn’t get a base game since the release of The Sims 3 on June 2, 2009.

The Sims 3 was good except for the fact that it was glitchy and laggy, I couldn’t install too many expansion/stuff packs on my laptop and if I did, the game would crash. Granted, I have everything installed on my gaming PC but that is broken (sad panda). Also, the loading screen at the beginning of the game was absolutely atrocious. It took a minimum of 2 minutes for the game to start, why EA, why? By the time the game started, I had no desire to play. The build mode was ok, not the best, it definitely needed improvement. Even though these are a few of my pet peeves about the game I have positive things to say about it as well.

What I absolutely love about The Sims 3 is the abundance of customization within the game. The fact that you can use the style and color of a checkered couch and make everything in my Sims house match that couch is amazing to me. Also, driving in The Sims 3 made me happy, it felt realistic. Also, toddlers, I love those toddlers, who doesn’t love toddlers?

With that being said, The Sims 4 is the type of game that I personally like but others are on the fence about and I know why. First off, The Sims 4 is missing things, basically everything I just mentioned above is what’s missing from the game plus some.

When The Sims 4 was released on September 2, 2014, I instantly bought it because it’s the Sims. After installing and playing the game for a few hours, I noticed an obvious significant change. First off, the load time at the beginning of the game is roughly 10-20 seconds long (amazing). Also, the graphics are a lot better than in The Sims 3. Also, it’s not glitchy or doesn’t crash at all or isn’t laggy, even having The Sims 4 Get to Work, Spa Day, Outdoor Retreat and Get Together installed (playing this on my laptop), you can tell EA took the time to clean everything up for this game. The build mode is so much better, the ease of picking up and rotating rooms makes the game a lot more fun.

My main problem with The Sims 4 is the $10.00 stuff packs. First off, all the content in all 6 stuff packs should’ve either been free with an update or already added in the base game. Who wants a stuff pack that has five new items? Not I. If they released all 6 stuff packs as a bundle, I would buy it and feel like I am getting my money’s worth. I think EA is really milking it with the “unnecessary content”, if they could just give us the stuff we are actually asking for, that would be great. What we really want is toddlers, university related things, pets and seasons.

A while ago, there was a survey going around, asking simmers to pick, I believe up to three expansion packs they would love to see in The Sims 4. A few of those choices were a Rebuild Sims world, an On the Road expansion pack, a Metropolis expansion pack, a Back to School expansion pack and a Summer Vacation expansion pack to name a few. Why isn’t this happening EA? This seriously would make me so happy if this could happen, this is what the people want, why aren’t you listening to the people that give you ample amounts of money?

I know a few people are asking for The Sims 5, we don’t need The Sims 5, what we need is a finished Sims 4.

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