FIlm Review: halloween kills🎃

It’s been a little quiet around here, because seven days ago I became pretty ill, which was suspected Covid virus. However after a very bad morning, and several consultations and negative Covid tests later, I was diagnosed with a pneumonia based chest infection. Safe to say the few days following that, and starting medication has been proper rough…

That being said, you best be damned if you think I will be missing my second favourite horror icon, Michael Myers. So Tuesday night, I donned a face mask, and met with my ex-colleague friend for our horror movie date night at the local cinema. Also I was armed with snacks and drink. I was a women with a plan, if I’m eating or drinking, I can’t be coughing. Sound logic right. I can tell you know, It worked but with a backfire, the intense urge to use the bathroom, which I wasn’t prepared to do. Possible spoiler warning going forward.

As always Halloween Kills is a classic as always. I thought it would be a great closing to a spectacular franchise. I genuinely thought this was going to be closure on Michael Myers. Also I have to say Jamie Lee Curtis’s acting in this is so realistic it’s scary. The fear and desperation in her eyes at the beginning, cuts your soul. It answered some questions, it doesn’t answer one question I personally noticed. But that’s fine because it gives me the excuse for a Halloween movie marathon day and night, so I can find my own answers. I went through an emotional rollercoaster as a viewer. A scene where they’re chasing the obvious wrong person, was so frustrating to view. In my head I was shouting, “IT’S NOT MICHEAL”.

I was especially pleased to see that the firefighter scene was in and it was an epic scene. If you haven’t seen there was a news post from some individuals who wanted this scene taken out because of ‘offence’. All I have to say to that is snowflakes. I can’t imagine this film without this scene. In my opinion it is a key scene, I do have family in the fire service, and like I said I was not offended by this scene, because it is a fictional horror FILM. The scene has a purpose, to prove Michael Myers doesn’t care who you are, he will kill you. This scene totally proves it.

The ending though… I must say was great, although knowing it was not the same original ending. Makes me really wonder what the original ending is like. I really want to know! That being said, the ending that I did saw I thought was great. A perfectly open ended closure to the movie, leaving the viewer (especially me) hoping for another film.

Have you seen Halloween Kills? What did you think? Thank you for reading my film review. What should I review next?

~RebeccaKLxo

The Invisible Man: Film Review

Nearly a month after its release date, I finally managed to get time to check out The Invisible Man in my local cinema. Accompanied with a cinema trip staple; the tango ice blast, mixed with the original 2 flavours.

Since viewing the trailer, I was intrigued. After all the synopsis was very compelling too me, from my past. Refer to mental health blog nov 2017. It’s a relatable story, and horror thrillers that could happen realistically in a future is always a big hit.

It’s a masterfully done portrayal of a domestic abuse survivor. The paranoia is very much real. It really brought back some bad memories. However I couldn’t get over how well made the film is. Certainly worth the wait, from trailer to viewing.

Elisabeth Moss really excels within this lead role. As do the others, but her work just resonated with me. Although the story is a bit confusing, and I’ll be sure to go for a second viewing to straighten out my thoughts on this.

However as science and technology evolves, I could totally see invisibility being possible in the future. If trypophobia affects you, like it affects me, you might find parts of the film a little uncomfortable to watch. This is only down to the suit technology.

It’s certainly up there with my recommended films portraying mental health. Along with Lights Out and Unfriended. Definitely worth the watch for sure.

~Rebeccaklxo

3 films in 3 days 🎥

This weekend I’ve had the most packed weekend ever. And as the title suggests, yes three trips to the cinema this weekend, to watch three very different films. Just this weekend, a horror, an action comedy and a children’s film.

Friday night, I met up with my friend, I made whilst I worked in a cinema. We often watch horror movies in the cinema together, as we both love horror films. We watched The Grudge. A classic story, remade again. I love the Japanese original, so this was interesting. I found it to be a lot of gore, the story was well written but predictable, and maybe one two many jump scares. However in my opinion, I got most the way through the film, and I found myself thinking, please end. It was a little drawn out, but any horror film, Sam Raimi is associated with, is worth a watch, at least once in my opinion.

Saturday night, I watched The Gentleman. I never saw much about this beforehand, so went in completely blinded. I only knew there’d be good eye candy in it. Charlie Hunnam of course. If a film has the before mentioned celebrity in, I will watch it. That being said, this film wasn’t what I thought it was, but it was an excellent example of storytelling. But it’s not a film for today’s snowflake society. It did contain a lot of slurs, but it fitted the gritty feel of the movie. If they removed them, the movie would not be a good film. However, Hugh Grant should probably stick to romcoms. I would watch this again.

Sunday morning, I took my son, Jackson to watch a film containing his two favourite things: Race Cars and Paw Patrol. We watched Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue. This is definitely a good day out, with children. It’s not too long a movie, just a slightly longer paw patrol episode really. It also comes with a sneak peak of a new series which will be starting on the Nick Jr channel.

Have you been watching any films this weekend? I’d love to hear about them, via social media. I’m always looking for Netflix movie recommendations also. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog.

~RebeccaKLxo

Bad Times at the El Royale: Film Review.

‘Beautifully Complex’

I’ve been excited for this film, since I first saw a trailer for it. I really hyped it up in my head. So I was happy when I finally got to see it last night. I watched it at Vue, and was very reasonably priced. It’s a well put together cast, and full of upcoming actors and actresses to watch. I saw that it’s received mixed reviews critically, but I didn’t let this cloud my judgement. I went into the screening with an open mind.

This film was visually beautiful. A neo noir feast for your eyes. The plot was a fairly simply concept, but at the same time it was beautifully complex. I can totally see Bad Time at the El Royale becoming a cult classic film, in the future. Dementia isn’t commonly portrayed in the movie industry, and there’s no right or wrong way to portray it.  Stunningly set, in a unique hotel, a hub for bad luck. What’s a unique film, if it doesn’t feature some sort of cult, lead by Billy Lee (Chris Hemsworth’s character).

However, Jeff Daniels does a very real portrayal of Dementia, it gives the movie a whole new feel. Cynthia Erivo and Lewis Pullman, are definitely ones to watch for the future of acting. To me stand out roles. I did feel like seeing Chris Hemsworth was a little disturbing, but he did his role so well. Everyone did. Well done.

Only criticism I have, is how quickly the first character died.  I felt like it was too rushed, and there could of been more of a story build up.  That and it left so many unanswered questions for me. Like who the original killer was, more information about management, the reason why Father Daniel Flynn seemed more into the camera film, then the money.  I’d totally be up for an unofficial remake/sequel, if it answers these questions.

However overall I clearly loved it, I will buy the dvd and watch over and over.  I do recommend this to people, looking to try a new genre of film, or for the fans of cult classics etc. If you do see this, let me know your thoughts via twitter: @RebeccaKLxo

~RebeccaKLxo

 

 

Film Review: Truth or Dare?

After seeing this trailer several times while watching shows on 4OD. Plus the premise intrigued me. I’m a sucker for a horror film. I love many movies that Blumhouse have produced; such as, The Purge films, Insidious, The Belko Experiment, Ouiji: Origin of Evil, Get Out and Sinister. To name but a few.

I must say, I know a lot of critics didn’t enjoy the film that much especially the concept calling it ‘neither inventive nor scary enough to set itself…’ But I personally enjoyed it. You always see the horror films, where a ghost or demon haunts and even possess people. Yes it is just another horror film centred around a group of teenagers. I thought the concept was original although some of the deaths were quite unrealistic. with the lack of blood. But I’d put this down to the age certificate to the film which is a 15. The cast including Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, all did a pretty good job at their roles. I’m sure it set during spring break was a easy move.

It also awkwardly walked around big taboo subjects, like suicide and sexual harassment. The biggest disappointment though to this film in my opinion, was the ending. It left me very unsure about whether or not it was a clever ending or not.  On one side I thought it was clever to bring the internet and YouTube into that ending. But I felt overall the ending kind of fell a little flat and seemed rushed. Though it’s the first film that leaves the ending open, yet open too wide for a sequel to work.

If you’ve managed to catch Truth or Dare out in the cinemas currently, let me know what you think via social media.

~RebeccaKLxo

 

Justice League: Film Review

I’ve been itching to watch Justice League since I saw Batman V Superman, when it came out in the cinema. I’m such a comic book nerd. Especially DC comics. I originally planned to watch Justice League on opening night. However, this was proved difficult, by having a 2 week old baby. So leaving him at the time, would of been out of the question.

I finally got to watch Justice League a few days a ago, with my mum as my partner babysat our son. This was a lovely change, as I look after our son, and do all the night feeds since he was born. This felt like the perfect evening to finally catch Justice League before it leaves the cinema, while my partner bonds with our son.

I avoided reading any reviews of the film prior to watching. This decision was brought on by the knowledge of reviewers being notoriously negative about films in the DC comic universe, for example Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. I went into this viewing with just my own excitement.

To which I absolutely loved the film. The crew and cast did an amazing job with it. Zack Snyder in my opinion, was born to direct these DC comic movie adaptations. The cast worked so well together. Ezra Miller as The Flash had all the funny lines, throughout the film. Ray Fisher brought a new level, to his portrayal of Cyborg. Jason Momoa has made Aquaman cool. As well as Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck returned doing a great job as Wonder Woman and Batman.

I was more happy to see I’m more happy to see Henry Cavill back as Superman. In my opinion it really wouldn’t of been a Justice League movie without him. I was intrigued to see how he would of been included into the film. I was not disappointed.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I found it funny, at times and didn’t lack on the action scenes. I recommend it for comic book fans. I’d love to hear your opinions if you’ve seen Justice League yourself.

~RebeccaKLxo