The Ice Cream Truck

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When a local ice cream man who has a love for nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors, Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something is wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days.

In other words, it was a very creepy movie, that never got a limited screening when it came in the fall of 2017. I wanted ice cream when I was watching the movie, instead, I got a popcorn flavor ice cream for promotion and it was free, the flavor was Lemon meringue pie, the drink I had to pay for it.

Writer and director Megan Freels Johnston wrote the screenplay with the elements of a slasher flick, social satire, and psychological portrait of American life.

It reminds me of David Lynch in the beautiful way it was filmed, as well as the deliberately methodical pace. But that was intentional, similar to the pace and main character in Lost In Translation, which also conveys the experiences of a person in a fish out of water realm of uneasiness, triggered by new and unfamiliar surroundings.

Deanna Russo’s acting is spot on as a woman dealing with loneliness, boredom, the faded nostalgia of her teen years as well as the constant onslaught of awkward strangers and neighbors who repeatedly invade her fragile bubble of isolation. Plus, she is gorgeous.

The cast

Deanna Russo

Deanna Russo

Emil Johnsen

Emil Johnson

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If you get chance to see it, watch out for the bell from the ice cream truck.

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Truth or Dare

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Olivia and Lucas and their group of college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die.

How are you going to live? Don’t play it!

So would you watch it?  Tell the truth. You will watch it. What happened to spin the bottle game, that was my favorite game when I was in high school. What I did was too embarrassed to tell, not even for a blog post.  I was a teenager once, and it was stupid. My friends, they are married with children and live they out of state, which is good.

And by the way, if your teens want to go to Mexico for Spring Break, make sure they have life Insurance. Going across the border may not be the best Spring Break, it could be dangerous. Do you remember a family got killed in a room they were staying? The case is still ongoing. Mexico could be dangerous and also beautiful with culture.

Oh by, the way, this is the Eight film of the Truth and Dare, and this on is the best horror flick!

The cast

LUCY HALE

Lucy Hale —   Scream 4, Pretty Little Liars (Free Form), Bionic Woman (NBC), and Privileged (CW).

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Tyler Posey –  Teen Wolf (MTV), Scary Movie 5, and Collateral Damage

Violett Beane

Violett Beane —  The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, The Resident (FOX), The leftovers (ABC)

Hayden Szeto

Hayden Szeto —  Edge of Seventeen, The Good Place (NBC), Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Landon Liboiron

Landon Liboiron  — Frontier, Hemlock Grove, Terra Nova, Degrassi and Zombie Punch

Go see it, if you dare.

A Quite Place – the Review

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If they hear you, they hunt you.

The movie tells the story of a family under siege. To survive, they have to follow one abiding law of safety: If anyone makes a sound — virtually any sound at all — then that person will be a goner. It also means you too. Don’t make a noise when watching the movie too. If you do a skeletal creature with crab-like pincers and a head like a metallic melon will burst out of the woods and make mincemeat of the noise-maker. Especially, when parents bring their babies to see a PG13 movie and don’t understand, little children can get nightmares or even poop in their pants and stink up the theater too. Don’t bring babies to a movie theater, they can’t stop crying, and they could bump their heads on the seat. It’s too dark to see!

But if everyone simmers down and put a cork in it, or a real cork, they’ll succeed in eluding the monsters in their midst. Life will go on (but quietly!). At times, we might be watching an “Alien” sequel in which the creature had mated with a very nasty and scolding the librarian. Shhhh!

This movie is a horror/thriller it would be nice to bring a significant other, in case someone gets scared and need to jump on you, then it would be nice.

I went on a date with a woman to see a horror movie, when the lights were on. She was gone. Not lucky. I enjoyed the movie; it had me on edge for the entire film. I enjoyed it, my date – not. When there were scarier scenes, I would jump on her. She did not like it.

The movie was directed by John Krasinski With:

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt,

Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada, and Warrior Queen.

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John Krasinski

The office (TV Show), Something Borrowed, and License to Wed with Robin Williams

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Millicent Simmonds

Millicent Simmonds,

Her first movie, A Quiet Place, and Wonderstruck

Noah Jupe

Noah Jupe

Wonder and  Suburbicon

Go see it this weekend

Ready Player One – The Review

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Steven Spielberg is a fantastic director; he directs a science fiction action adventure called “Ready Player One” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller hit. The screenplay is by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline.

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The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery, and danger. It may be Steven Spielberg biggest hit ever.

The Cast

Tye Sheridan

Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “All Summer Ends” & “Mud”, Joe)

Oliva Cooke

Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Bates Motel”)

Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” “Bloodline ”, And “Animal Kingdom“)

T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” “Silicon Valley”),

John Shearer

Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” movies, the “Mission: Impossible” movies, Ice Age: Collison Course)

Kevin Mazur

Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” and “Dunkirk”)

The movie is 2 hour and 25 minutes long. Bring Pillows and a blanket!

In the movie, be aware the characters depict from pop-culture from the 80s and 90s. Can you identify the icons?  Please comment below.

Did you know Jane Douglas from the video game Outside Xbox is an extra in the film? Watch for her. She’s sitting just behind a guy with the numbers 665312 on his helmet.

Go see it this weekend!

Flower The Movie

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Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom’s new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. When Bob’s mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher’s dark secret. Erica wants to be a hero for her stepbrother and protect him. It’s an unusual and weird film; and also uncomfortable to watch, the movie is rated R. due to crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nude drawings, some drug content and a brief violent image.

Zoey Deutch performance is absolutely fantastic, she is funny. You might like her. I gave it 3 ½ out of 4 stars.

The story is absolutely crazy and fantastic film. You will love this movie. “Flower” is directed by Max Winkler (Henry Winkler’s son, The Fonz, Happy Days). The script and story by Alex McAulay, and Matt Spicer.  Zoey Deutch performance is absolutely fantastic, she is funny. You might like her. I gave it 3 ½ out of 4 stars..

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch. You may know her in The Suite Life on Deck (TV Series 2010 -2011),  The Amazing Spiderman (2012), Vampire Academy (2014), Beautiful Creature (2014) and the Disaster Artist (2017)  and her mom is the actress Lea Thompson

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn. Bad Moms (2016), Bad Moms Christmas (2017), and I Love Dick (TV show, 2016-2017)

Adam Scott

Adam Scott. Big Little Lies (TV show, 2016-2018), The Disaster Artist (2017) Ghosted (TV show 2017-2018) and Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2010- 2015)

Tim Heindecker

Tim Heidecker  Portlandia (TV Series, 2017), – Ants (2017), Decker (TV series, 2014 -2017),  Pickle and peanuts (2018)

Joey Morgan

Joey Morgan  Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), Compadres (2016) and Flower (2017)

Dylan

Dylan Gelula First Girl I Loved (2016), Chasing Life (2014) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Maya

Maya Eshet Teen Wolf (2011), Voices from the Heartland: Slaves of the Lord (2003) and Man Seeking Woman (2015)

John Shearer

Eric Edelstein Jurassic World (2015), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and Green Room (2015)

Romy Byrne

Romy Byrne Friends from College (2017) and Love After Love (2017)

Go see this movie!

Lara Croft is Alicia Vikander – Tomb Raider

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Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft in the reboot of the Tomb Raider. Before anyone criticizes her performance, Vikander won an Academy Award for her supporting role in the movie “The Danish Girl.” She is known for Ex Machina,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” and “Jason Bourne.” She went to extensive training to buff up her muscles to be Lara Croft.

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Alicia is tiny as 5”5’ she had put on 12 pounds of muscles to become the famous Tomb Raider. Her Trainer Magnus Lygdback transforms her body three months before she started filming the upcoming movie.

What’s the movie about?

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination — a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn’t be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown. Running time is 120 minutes or 2 hours.

Other Cast Mates

Antonio Askeel

Antonio Aakeel Skins (TV Series) (2009)

Dominic West

Dominic West Finding Dory (2016)  The Wire (TV Series) (2002- 2008)

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Daniel Wu       Geostorm (2017)    Into the Badlands (TV Series) (2015 – 2018)

Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi       Emmy award for Frasier in 1993     Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

 

Emily Carey

Emily Carey     Wonder Woman (2017)        Houdini and Doyle (TV Mini-Series) (2016)

Hannah John-Kamen

Hannah John Kamen    Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)  Killjoys (TV Series) (2015 – 2017)

Ready Player One (2018)  Game of Thrones (TV Series) (2016)

 

Kristen Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas    The Darkest Hour (2017)  The Golden Compass (2007)

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins  The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (2018)  Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Go see it this weekend beginning March 16, 2018

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All The Money In The World

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All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. By the way, this is a true story.

If you haven’t seen it, Christopher Plummer gave a fantastic performance and much better than Kevin Spacey with makeup on. Christopher Plummer had a little makeup on to make himself older. They were some scenes with Kevin Spacey in it, but Christopher Plummer was magnificent.

In other words, Christopher Plummer was original to play J. Paul Getty, and he met the real person in London. So when he heard that Kevin Spacey was fired from the movie, because of sexual harassment. Christopher Plummer had two weeks to memorize his lines before the reshoot.

Reshooting of the movie cost of money. Since Mark Walberg was paid more than Michelle Williams and Michelle Williams is the lead in the movie. It didn’t make sense why she did not get a bigger cut of the reshooting the same scenes. Maybe she was paid more when they shot the first time and for the reshoot paid less.  Still, the lead actor should get more. Mark Walberg has the supporting role, and Mark is a highest paid actor for 2017.  If this movie makes more money than it’s budget, then they will be paid again.

So please see this movie, again and again, By the way, this movie was fantastic. This movie has two Oscar-winning actors:

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Timothy Hutton

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Christopher Plummer

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Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe for My Week with Marilyn (2011). Oscar-nominated actress.

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Mark Wahlberg

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Charlie Plummer

So go and see this movie, and make all the money in the world for the actors can get paid. And by the way, he was humming a song that you might recognize.