Sunday, October 13, 2019

Thoughts on the Addams Family

The Addams’ Family is an animated movie based on the New Yorker comic strip. For the most part it is fine. The characters are okay. I am not keen on the design but that is a subjective factor. The story itself is serviceable and well-paced. There are some groaner jokes as well as some cute genuine moments. Kids will like it and parents will enjoy it’s inoffensive humor and run time.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Thoughts on Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls is an interesting movie about show business in the sixties. The characters are interesting and the movie tackles issues like abortion, which must’ve been shocking and taboo at the time. It is also nice to finally see Sharon Tate in a film. She is adorable and talented which makes her fate all the more tragic. The film is a cautionary tale which is still fairly relevant. Check it out if you enjoy older cult classics.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

New Children’s Book!

I am proud to announce that Kurt the Turtle and the New Baby is available on Amazon. Dedicated to three boys who are becoming big brothers soon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1690819405/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_93MJDbTP8RFJ5

Thoughts on Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo is a Australian psychological horror mockumentary. It has a creepy atmosphere and the edita make the paranormal imagery very authentically eerie. The story twists and turns for an interesting and subtle ghost story. It get a little anticlimactic after the great build up. Still, Lake Mungo is worth checking out if you enjoy subtle horror.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Thoughts on Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Between Two Ferns: The Movie is a Netflix movie which is the appropriate venue. The humor is very sarcastic and satirical. The celebrities seem like good sports. If there is a major downside, it’s that Will Ferrell is a comedic black hole. Every joke he attempts reeks of desperation. Otherwise, it’s a fine movie to catch if you are a fan of the web show.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Thoughts on School Spirit

School Spirit is a Hulu original horror movie. The plot is essentially The Breakfast Club if there was a murderer at the school. The dialogue is hilariously bad, the acting is not particularly great, and the story is completely ludicrous. Still, I was at least entertained with the premise and the twists and turns it took to at least attempt to make the movie entertaining. I recommend it if you are a horror fan at a complete loss for what to watch on Hulu.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thoughts on IT: Chapter 2

IT: Chapter 2 is a fine follow up to the first IT. The actors do a great job and there are a lot of creepy moments. The CG monsters border a bit on the silly/ridiculous side. The story movies forward and gets a bit predictable at times but the acting and pacing make the film enjoyable. Give this movie a try if you enjoyed the first film.