What’s happening readers! My first early screening of 2022 is in the books and it was a fun one!! Johnny Knoxville, Steve-0, and the rest of the Jackass gang are back at it and it’s been almost 20 years since the original Jackass movie. I was fresh out of high school when that hit theaters in 2002 and the antics were much crazier than what could be shown on the tv show. I remember laughing, cringing, and gagging. Then they made more movies and pushed the craziness and disgusting acts further. I recently bought the Jackass collection so I revisited 1-3 before I went to the screening of Forever. I forgot about some of those scenes……WHHHHEEEEWWW!!! I understand doing stupid things with your friends but snorting wasabi….NOPE! Purposely inflicting pain to my junk….NOPE! The port-o-potty sling slot….OH HECK NO!!!!!! It’s crazy to watch though. Either you’re a Jackass fan or you’re not. If you are then Forever will be a good time and there are some new faces to the bunch. The old timers did them dirty in some of these scenes! There wasn’t a lot of people in the screening audience but we laughed together and “OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH’D” together. I heard some gagging as well. Forever dialed down the nastiness compared to the previous entries but there’s plenty of bodily fluids flying around and one scene really grossed me out. I was eating trail mix and I had to stop for a few seconds. Like this guy really did that. EWWWW!!! Forever featured A LOT of junk. Full frontal junk. If you’ve seen any of the Jackass films then you know the guys use their privates for gags and Steve-O does something INSANE in Forever. I was bug eyed watching that scene. Forever gave me that nostalgic feeling and it’s wild because with every Jackass movie you can feel the hurt and see the disgust but the cast always has good time. This is definitely fan service for all of us who been there since the beginning. Check it out on a discount day if you have theaters open in your area.
Good afternoon readers! Last night I attended an early screening of Halloween Kills and I was impressed! The screening was a good time. The audience shared some “OOOOOOHHHHHHHSSS” and a couple of “OHH SNAP” moments together as we watched Michael Myers continue to bring the havoc to his old neighborhood!
If you are reading this I’m assuming you have already seen Halloween (2018) and are familiar with the story. If not…..go watch it! Halloween Kills starts where Halloween ended and our buddy Mike hasn’t been brought down by the fire that Laurie started in her fortified compound of a house. As soon as he steps foot outside the terror resumes! Myers is on a rampage once again and when the body count starts to rise the residents of Haddonfield decide to go on the offensive to protect their town while shouting “EVIL DIES TONIGHT!!”. I really enjoyed the story presented and how it added lore to Michael’s history. If you love the original you’ll be pleased with the interesting connections and callbacks. Bravo to the writers of the script and a standing ovation for the kills! There was a scene that made a good portion of the audience yell. That was a fun moment! Even though I won’t/don’t discount the other films that came after Halloween 78 I dig this series retcon. I like how tough Old Woman Laurie continues to be and Myer’s savagery and ruthlessness hit like Rob Zombie’s Halloween film. Yes to the gory splatter! My one gripe was how it kept being stated that the original Halloween massacre was 40 years ago. WE KNOW!!! Several cast members just had to say it…..repeatedly. It was a teeny annoyance but oh well. I’m looking forward to seeing Kills again. The film hits theaters everywhere tomorrow night and will be available to stream on Peacock. I’m going to take advantage of my A List and see it in Dolby Cinema however if you aren’t using a subscription service you don’t need to spend the extra money on this unless you really really want to. It will pop more if you watch in premium format but regular format is fine. Hit that discount day!
Good afternoon readers! When I saw the trailer for The Night House a few weeks back I knew I was in. It looked creepy and that is enough to get me in the theater. I went to an early screening on Monday and I dug the film! I’m going to watch it again because I think I missed a couple of things. I see myself saying “ooooohhh” the second time around!
This movie is the Rebecca Hall show. She puts on an emotionally gripping performance as Beth. Beth has been dealing with the suicide of her husband Owen. They’ve known each other for several years so not only is she grieving but she’s confused as to why he did what he did. When Beth is clearing Owen’s belongings out of their house she starts hearing noises. Seeing shadows. Getting phone calls from Owen. Or is she? Is Beth’s mind messing with her because she’s all alone in a big lake house or is there something else going on……
I liked this thriller. It’s a slow burn however Hall’s performance and the unraveling of the mystery kept me intrigued. I liked how atmospheric the house and the lake were. The setting was eerie and it makes you wonder what Beth was actually seeing. I didn’t find this to be scary but high on the bugged out factor and there were some well crafted moments of tension. There was one part toward the end of the film that made me say “ehhh” buuuuuuttttt it’s okay. I still ran with it! If you are a fan of thrillers then check this out. Hit that discount day or the matinee. You don’t need to spend more than 8 bucks seeing this one.
In the summer of 69 a festival that celebrated black love, black culture, black music, and black pride took place in Harlem. The Harlem Cultural Festival was an epic concert series but unless you were there it’s likely you didn’t have any knowledge of the event. The event was filmed but the footage wasn’t released and so it sat collecting dust for 50 years. Thankfully Questlove (the film’s director) and producer Robert Fyvolent came together to bring the footage to light. I went to an early screening on Monday. I had a smile on my face the entire movie!