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(film review) [STREAMING] - The Devil All The Time

When I finished watching this movie, I felt I had to watch it again.  I felt like I wasn't paying all the attention that I had needed to.  Possibly because there was narration, I wasn't fully focused, but I genuinely felt like I wasn't understanding what was going on although it was fairly simple.  Not to say it was difficult to understand but maybe it's all this streaming movies than going to the cinema.  Maybe I'm tired of it.  Maybe the film didn't really grip me, but...I enjoyed it!? So, I watched it again and this is what I have to say. The film centers around Arvin (Tom Holland) whose father served in World War II.  After the war, Willard (Bill Skarsgård) meets a lady in a diner (Haley Bennett ) and also meets a couple who are dining there.  Willard eventually marries the lady and moves to Knockemstiff, Ohio where Arvin is born.  Being haunted by the war, Willard is somewhat troubled and tries to influence God to help assist him in a situation he is going

(trailer review) - WondaVision

As we are nearing to the end of September and it was only like a few days I saw somewhere that it's only 100 days until Christmas (like anyone wants to know about that right now as this pandemic has been zapping the life out of everyone), Disney are fully on their promotion of DisneyPlus and their shows.  Only a few days ago we had a trailer for The Mandalorian: Season 2 and now we have this, WondaVision, a continuation of the stories post Marvel's Infinity Saga.  While The Falcon & The Winter Soldier was meant to be first out of the gates in August, but they had to stop due to quarantining and lockdowns etc, WondaVision might actually be the first out since The Falcon & The Winter Soldier is currently back to filming as I type.  With that said AND the fact that the Black Widow film has been pushed back from May (I think) until November (unless it moves again), THIS is the only thing that is semi-concrete enough to actually go ahead.  And this trailer...GREAT! I can see

(trailer review) - The Mandalorian: Season 2

Since Disney has joined the streaming wars, one thing they said they were going to do, was to make sure they had more Star Wars content.  And although the year of 2020 has been a shambles in many ways, not just affecting the lives and livelihood of actors, filming and movie studios, not to mentioned closed cinemas/theatres, having a soundstage (or whatever they use to make the Mandalorian, has worked out in everyones favour.  Granted, the pandemic hadn't hit their production as they had finished filming before the worldwide lockdown, but with the equipment they have, it goes to show that they have got a system in place where they can churn out episodes after episodes after episodes quickly and easily. This initial trailer is amazing!  There isn't much to it at all and it is also fairly short, but the music, what they show you and if you have seen the first season, WHAT YOU KNOW SO FAR!? It looks soo much better visually and even the world has been expanded, sorry the universe,

(trailer review) - Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3

I love me some Sci-Fi.  A lot of people feel the same like me and there are others that don't.  Personally, I don't get it - unless someone can tell me as to why they do not like Sci-Fi and their reasons, then maybe I'll accept what they are saying and leave them alone, forever... but what is there NOT to like.  Sci-Fi can essentially be fantasy, advanced technology we will never see in our lifetime, flying cars, spaceships, interstellar travel, aliens, living on beautiful worlds in distant galaxies or trying to figure out if Darth Vader is your father!  I know that was a Star Wars reference and we are talking Star Trek here and they are NOT the same, but I love me some Sci-Fi.  I like all that stuff and it amazes me that there are people who don't.  With that said, imagination, the future, all of it is captured in this trailer and having a show which is now 3 seasons in, it's only getting better and better.  You can tell more money has gone into it.  The storyline,

(trailer review) - Freaky

From the Get-Go, the name of this movie is straight up Trash!  I get the premise of the movie which is Freaky Friday but with a serial killer, but why not just add the Friday to it?  Or call it Killingly Freaky? I dunno, but Freaky by itself just sounds silly or maybe it's just me!? Anywho, this trailer, I thought it was going to be some nonsense and although it might still end up being some nonsense, I'm not going to lie to you all, but this trailer made me laugh out loud on several occasions.  Freaky Friday with a grown man playing a teenage girl like Jack black in Jumanji (and he was seriously killing it, it was freakily funny), I would simply watch this film for exactly what it is intended to do, scare you but bring in some laughs.  Blumhouse have churned out a few really good ones and a few stinkers here and there, but for the most part, they are mostly great quality.  I'd like to see another trailer, I think, but if I need something to switch off and get a few creepy

(trailer review) - Dune

What is wild is that, I remembered the Dune trailer was dropping today.  Just watched the trailer for the trailer and said, "The trailer is probably going to drop in the next few" because I sensed the trailer was about to drop, finished posting, searched for the trailer and there it was...posted 3minutes ago...WILD!!! THIS TRAILER THOUGH!!! I've never watched the original Dune from back in the day.  I saw some pictures prior to posting this and it doesn't hold up at all.  Everything looks like a set, it looks like the old Planet of the Apes from way back when.  Maybe they came out at a similar time, I would need to look that up.  But I wasn't captivated by the small images I saw to want to watch.  Maybe in 40-60 years time, folks would look at this trailer and think the same, but damn does this film look beautiful!  Visually stunning and a film that seems to be about two families who have been in a life long beef with one another on a Lord of the Ri

(trailer review) - Dune

I didn't want to do this, but I remembered I did one for the Fast and Furious latest one which has now been pushed back to next year. Great call...but a trailer for a trailer? I'll say it again, is stupid. It's just unnecessary hype.  If you had no idea or a slight idea that a film was in the works, why tease someone even further with a trailer to a trailer because dependant on how great the trailer is, you will capture those who are interested, no?  I mean, if not a lot of people watch the trailer to the trailer, you are going to drop the trailer regardless, no?  Not like you are going to make any changes because the 30seconds people saw, people just wasn't feeling it? It's silly, it really is, but here I am. Looking at a trailer, with faces on it (which I must say, is one of the better trailers to a which is giving NOTHING away apart from a Luke Skywalker moment at the end.  Consider Dune is meant to have deserts in it or something, meant to be Lord

(film review) - The New Mutants

20th Century Fox had purchased the X-Men off of Marvel when Marvel was heading into bankruptcy and in a desperate attempt, to gain some money to stay afloat, Marvel sold a lot of their characters.  It meant that everything to do with X-Men and Mutants belonged to Fox.  They sold Spider-Man and his universe, Ghost Rider, Blade, Hulk, Namor, Daredevil and only kept a handful of heroes.  Fox also purchased The Fantastic 4, so Fox had both the world of the X-Men and Fantastic 4 to do what they will with.  The only stipulation like the others, keep making films and if there is a period of possibly 5 years (I could be wrong, might be 10 years - as it's from memory) where there is no production on a movie, then the rights will go back to Marvel.  We have seen this play out twice between movie studios.  One with The Fantastic 4 and another with The Spider-Man movies (Hence why we are on our 3rd Spidey).  Where Fantastic 4, seems to have NOW gone back to Marvel (although there has been no t

(trailer review) - James Bond: No Time To Die

(Trailer 2) ( Big Game Spot Trailer ) ( Original Trailer ) Whoa whoa whoa!!!  It seems like they are back on the promoting of this movie and they have certainly AMPED up the trailer to slap us in the face with some James Bond Double Zero goodness and I can assure you, that not only am I ready for it, I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT. *throws non-existent money in the air*. I grew up on Roger Moore.  Pierce was decent but I believe i only saw one movie of his. Daniel on the other hand is my guy and this just looks amazing.  The last oe wasn't as good as Skyfall but this one looks sooo much more great, I just feel they will handle this differently and very well. Lashana Lynch, whether she will be the next Bond or codename 007 remains to be seen, but damn doesn't she move with grace and elegance in these shots.  I'm soo loving it! I'm loving that Rami's face isn't completely disfigured and i'm glad we see more of him.  I kept thinking, he doesn't want to play a terrori

(series review) [STREAMING] - DC's Stargirl

Greg Berlanti is the one guy who I can imagine in the most recent of years to be the living and breathing depiction of Scrooge McDuck jumping off of a diving board into a pool of money.  You see, he is solely responsible (to my knowledge anyway) for every single DC show you are seeing now, hearing of or have seen in recent years. In 2012, the show Arrow starring Stephen Amell played the DC character Green Arrow.  Fans and critics alike deemed the show to be a Batman "Rip-off", not rip-off per-say but, his enemies were Batman's enemies.  That didn't stop the show as the show was great and improved by each season.  I believe it was season 2 where they introduced Barry Allen whom would later become The Flash, to then have his own series a year later, introducing crossovers from each show and then expanding the now aptly titled 'Arrowverse (Arrow universe) wider to include lot of other heroes and different teams throughout DC history.  Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow

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