Saturday, February 6, 2016

Movie Review

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse-

Good campy mindless fun.

Would make a good quadruple feature with Cooties, Zombie Strippers and Zombieland.

Movie Review

The House On Pine Street-

This is a low key horror movie about a pregnant woman and her husband that move into a house that may be haunted.

The subtle creepiness was effective.

I feel the movie was trying to be about more than it was showing, in the same vein as The Babadook or It Follows. But It wasn’t as effective at achieving it.

If you are a hour movie fan, it’s worth checking out.

Absolutely no gore or any true violence, so even non-typical horror fans could give this a shot.

The entire film was shot over 19 days in Independence, Missouri and Leavenworth, Kansas.

Monday, February 1, 2016

New stalker


Movie Review


This was some direct to iTunes release. I knew nothing about it. And it's not like Keanu Reeves makes nothing but great movies, yet I still decided to watch it.

Is it perfect? No.

But it is an  interesting story, told in a fairly unique way. It unfolds slowly and oddly. You're not sure where it's going, and it certainly changes from what I expected, to what I got.

If you are going to watch it, I would suggest going in knowing nothing. Don't watch a trailer, don't read a synopsis.

I can't promise you'll like it. But I thought it was worth watching.

Although reading trivia on imdb the director/writer fought to have their name removed from this, because of how the studio did the final edit. I would be interested in seeing the directors vision as well. But I also remember that the director of Amrican History X wanted his name removed from that film. So just because the director is unhappy doesn't always make it a bad film.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Matcha Tea

For the past month (maybe a bit more) I have given Matcha Green Tea Powder a try. I was using Midori Spring Gold Class, which is a genuine Ceremonial grade Matcha from Japan.

I had heard that Matcha has a variety of health benefits; from more energy, reduced stress and weight control among others. And with how things have been I needed any help I could get.

I will say the taste is unique. It’s why I wanted to try it for a chunk of time before I said anything about it one way or another. To me it has almost a seaweed taste. But I love seaweed so it works for me. I tried it with also adding a bit of honey, which was good, but I overall preferred it on it’s own.

It is a bit of a process to make it the perfect way (video below). I started to get used to doing it (no I did not have the bamboo whisk), but at the beginning it was a bit of a chore compared to a cup of tea that uses a traditional tea bag. It also took me a couple times to avoid any clumps of powder.

If you haven’t heard of or tried Matcha Green Tea Powder, and you like tea and Japanese cuisine, I would say pick some up and give it a try.

Learn way more about it on The Midori Spring site, than I could ever tell you about it.

If I have piqued your interest, you can buy it here.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Pretty Funny And Cool

Foxtails Brigade

I got the above track sent to me to check out.

I obviously dug it enough that I am sharing it for you to also check out.

When I listen to it I see movie opening credits. It has a very visual sound to me. It feels big and complicated, but sweet and simple at the same time.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kind Of A Half Assed Movie Review

I watched several movies over the weekend. None of which really deserves being reviewed all for their own.

With the American remake of Martyrs coming out, I decided to rematch the original. I was extremely underwhelmed when I had seen it the first time. But people still rave about it, so I thought maybe I was in the wrong state of mind, so I'd give it another chance.

I still didn't like it at all. The movie to me is utterly forgettable. As I watched it, I barely remembered a single thing. I will not be giving this movie a third chance.

I also finally go around to watching American Sniper. Meh.
There were some good scenes. But it felt very hollywood war movie.

Then I watch a move on Netflix that I had no idea existed, The Iceman. It is based on the true story of a mob hitman. It starred Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta, Winonna Ryder and James Franco.
It too had some good scenes. The performances were good, but it was choppy and uneven. And in the end, the poor script over shadowed the good qualities.

So in all about 6 hours wasted.

I also caught a good chunk of Mad Max- Fury Road two different times on HBO this weekend. I can't see that movie enough.

Stop What You Are Doing And Watch This

Now. You will not be sorry. Best 5 minutes of your day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Movie Review


If you have any inclination to watch this, AVOID THE TRAILER COMPLETELY!

I had read the book so I knew what would happen. But the trailer completely spoils the movie.

Now I enjoyed the book. It was interesting and not what I was expecting whatsoever. The movie on the other hand is a very weak interpretation of the book. I understand edits need to be made, I just don’t think they did a good job telling the story and making you really understand the characters.

I can’t believe this is up for best picture. I was very disappointed.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Movie Review


While I give it credit for having a new spin on the home invasion genre. I was not thrilled with the spin.

I like the idea that the main woman had agoraphobia so she was trapped at the house. But the too high tech Saw movie like contraptions were a bit too much for me. I also wasn't thrilled with the explanation of the "why" of the main character.

I do think someone could do way more with the hunter becoming the hunted in a movie like this.

If you like horror movies and you're really bored go ahead and check it out.