October 2018


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I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

RATINGS:
Clio: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8.4/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8.4/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: Netflix: 3.3/5 stars, IMDB: 7.3/10.

CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: This wasn’t definitely not what I expected. It was more about the psychological aspect rather than the “OMG shit is going down, run away!” aspect.

CLIO’S THOUGHTS: Not at all like the original. Quite unexpected. John Goodman is really good in this — like a completely different person. I’d like to see a 3rd Cloverfield movie. This second installment of the franchise seems to want to set the frahchise up more as a universe to expore episodically, than as a serialized story. This 2nd Cloverfield movie is sorta-kinda a prequel to the first. Sort of. And it’s pretty much a completely different genre. It’s almost cliche the way they intentionally betrayed our expectations. But it definitely makes for a 2nd “flavor” of the Cloverfield story.

PEOPLE:

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
Written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, & Damien Chazelle.

Starring:
John Goodman as Howard.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Death Proof, Grindhouse, A.C.O.D., Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Smashed, Final Destination 3) as Michelle.
John Gallagher Jr. as Emmett.
Douglas M. Griffin (Oldboy remake, Self/less, G.I. Joe 2, This Is The End) as Driver.
Suzanne Cryer (Laurie in Silicon Valley, Wag The Dog, 1 ep of Nip/Tuck, 1 ep of Seinfeld) as Woman.
Bradley Cooper (The Hangover movies, Limitless, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The A-Team, All About Steve, American Hustle, The Rocker, He’s Just Not That Into You, Wet Hot American Summer, Stella Shorts, Wedding Crashers, 6 eps of Nip/Tuck) as Ben.
Sumalee Montano (Katana in Beware The Batman, Arcee in Transformers Prime) as Voice on Radio. (more…)

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Clio: 5/5 stars, 8.3/10.
Carolyn: 5/5 stars, 8.4/10.
Native ratings: 3.3/5 stars Netflix, 6.2/10 IMDB.

Carolyn: This was a creepy movie – It made me think of Paranormal Activity, but this one seemed slightly better, but that could have been the adrenaline talking. Definitely some creepy moments.

Clio: Had me pretty freaked out. But no way was it better than Paranormal Activity. It did, however, have me distraught throughout most of the movie, even though the actual plot wasn’t really that unique. It was either done very well, or I was in a optimum mental state to enjoy a movie such as this. I thought it was just going to be a 3-star’er. Also at play is the fact that we haven’t watched a horror movie in ages, so maybe we enjoyed this more than usual because of that.

Or maybe it was just that things were pretty goddamn creepy.

This is reminiscent in feel (but not content) to The Fourth Kind.

There are indeed a lot of cliches, plot holes, people doing really stupid shit when they didn’t have to, but for godssake, this is a horror movie, what did you expect? I often rate horror movies high because I consider them to only be able to be so good, and if they are that good, they are as good as one can be, and ergo are high rated.

My sister adds: “I like your reasoning for why you “often rate horror movies high.” I think I’ve subconsciously done the same, following that same logic without realizing it.”

 

Written & directed by Scott Stewart.

Starring Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission Impossible 3, Honey I Blew Up The Kid, 1 ep of Arrested Development, 1 ep of Married With Children) as Lacy Barrett.
Josh Hamilton (Stella shorts, The Bourne Identity, 1 ep of Delocated, 1 ep of Absolutely Fabulous) as Daniel Barrett.
Dakota Goyo (young Thor in Thor) as Jesse Barrett.
Kadan Rockett as Sam Barrett.
J.K. Simmons (Oz, Tenzin in Legend Of Korra, 3 Geezers, J. Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman movies, Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H., Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, and 2 eps of The Simpsons, Juno; I Love You, Man; Jennifer’s Body, 4 eps of The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack) as Edwin Pollard.
L.J. Benet as Kevin Ratner, Jesse’s friend.
Rich Hutchman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon) as Mike Jessop.
Myndy Crist (The Time Machine (2002), 4 eps of Six Feet Under, 1 ep of 24) as Karen Jessop.
Annie Thurman (The Hunger Games) as Shelly Jessop, Jesse’s crush.
Ron Ostrow (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Jerky Boys, A Few Good Men, 1 ep of Firefly, 1 ep of Just Shoot Me) as Richard Klein.

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2387433/combined

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I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

RATINGS:
Clio: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.6/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: Netflix: 3.0/5 stars, IMDB: 4.6/10.

CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: Better than the last one. Very creepy. They didn’t beat around the bush, that escalated pretty quickly. But then I’d be like “Get the fuck outta here” sooner than they did. And you slept with your daughter one night and creepy shit happened, and so you don’t sleep with her the next night? But overall, it was good. The franchise overall is good, too.

CLIO’S THOUGHTS: The last one, Paranormal Activity 5, had a lot of shakycam, which people won’t like. I don’t care about that very much, but it did seem like they were trying to get on the Cloverfield bandwagon a bit more with the last one. This returns more to the fixed camera formula used in Paranormal Activity 1, Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3, and Paranormal Activity 4. So it feels more authentic to the franchise. It also links the story together a bit more.

The Paranormal Activity movies follow an almost Saw-like formula of successive retconning. And I like that. I look forward to the next one.

RECOMMENDATION: If the last Paranormal Activity movie made you want to abandon the franchise, this one is better.

PEOPLE:

Directed by Gregory Plotkin.
Written by Jason Pagan (Project Almanac), Andrew Deutschman (Project Almanac), Adam Robitel, Gavin Heffernan, Brantley Aufill, Jason Pagan (Project Almanac) & Andrew Deutschman (Project Almanac).

Starring:
Chris J. Murray as Ryan.
Brit Shaw as Emily.
Ivy George (Krampus) as Leila.
Dan Gill (The Wedding Ringer, 1 ep of The Office) as Mike.
Olivia Taylor Dudley (Transcendence, uncredited in The Dictator, uncredited in Walk Hard, 1 ep of Arrested Development) as Skyler.
Chloe Csengery (Paranormal Activity 3,5) as Katie.
Jessica Tyler Brown (Paranormal Activity 3,5) as Kristi.
Don McManus (The Maze Runner, National Treasure, The Onion Movie, Ocean’s Thirteen, Magnolia, 2 eps of 24) as Kent.
Michael Krawic (Legally Blonde 2, 3 eps of In Living Color, 1 ep of Malcolm In The Middle, 1 ep of Lois & Clark) as Father Todd.
Hallie Foote (Paranormal Activity 3,5) as Grandma Lois.
Aiden Lovekamp (Paranormal Activity 4) as Hunter Rey.
Cara Pifko (6 eps of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 4 eps of Better Call Saul) as Laura.
Mark Steger (I Am Legend, uncredited in Men In Black 2) as Tobi.

This is the first (only) one not to have Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity 1-5) as Katie. (more…)

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