Double Feature: Bloody Mary (2011) & Flakes (2007)

I’m sorry for the delay in the review for The Shining. Its always hard to write up for something so iconic. Its probably why I’ve never reviewed say, The Godfather. Still, its a lot of knowing how to word how I felt about it. I promise that it’ll go up tomorrow afternoon 🙂 So look for that The Shining review!

In the meantime, a few Netflix movies are about to expire on November 9th so I decided to give them a watch. For the most part, I’m keeping myself entertained with TV and I’m thinking of doing a little weekly recap on what I’m up to with that instead of always putting it in the Weekly Adventures. 🙂

Between making decisions of what my characters in the novel do next and the structure of it all, it doesn’t leave much time for decision making for the blog.  I’m trying to keep up with everything and this week will be quite eventful but we’ll see how I change it up for next week to make it all work out 😉

Without any delay, lets check these two movies out!

BLOODY MARY *3D* (2011)

bloody mary 3d
*Its Netflix, there is no 3D version just like Piranha DD was not 3DD

Director: Charlie Vaughn

Cast: Veronica Ricci, Derek Jameson, Alena Savostikova, Bear Badeaux

Mary Worth is murdered brutally by her religious husband, Matt Elias many years ago (IMDB says a hundred, the movie doesn’t say).  Before she died, she places a curse on him and his descendents.  In the present, during a music video shoot, Mary is accidentally released and she starts her seductive and manipulative ways to kill the present day Matt Elias, the star of the video and a rising rock star.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is full of Veronica Ricci dressed in skimpy clothes or just nakedness.  How they revive Bloody Mary is pretty much a rip-off of Candyman.  The acting is terrible and worthy of a lot of eye-rolling.  The story is pretty bland and boring.  I actually put it as background noise because I didn’t even really want to see the kills because they weren’t that great either.  Its obvious that its extremely low-budget.  The only thing good, despite the bad acting was that Derek Jameson is a rather decent looking man. His character isn’t really all that good though so it was pretty ridiculous.

I don’t even want to waste any more time on this. Anyone wants this Bloody Mary thing for the next Shitfest.  Its promise you its perfect for it 🙂

FLAKES (2007)

FLAKES 2007

Director: Michael Lehmann

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Aaron Stanford, Ryan Donowho, Christopher Lloyd, Keir O’Donnell, Izabella Miko

Neal (Aaron Stanford) is an aspiring musician in the works to making his first album while managing a local friendly cereal bar called Flakes.  His girlfriend, Miss Pussy Katz (Zooey Deschanel) is an aspiring artist hoping that she can have her name known.  However, she wants their plans to not just be dreams and tries to convince Neal to take a break from the cereal bar to focus on finishing up his album. At the same time, their concept is stolen when another cereal bar owned by Stuart (Keir O’Donnell) opens up right across the street.

flakes

Flakes is a cute and awkward little movie about to two creative people who need to find a balance between what is a job and finding their career.  The concept of the whole cereal bar thing was really awesome.  I mean, its really cool because I’d think that if I saw one of these, I’d sit down and eat, provided they had lactose-free milk.  Its pretty interesting the whole long time cereal.  Although, I just always wonder if cereals have expiration date and all.  Health precautions, right? Putting some of the things that didn’t really make sense to me aside, the story was a little predictable and it wasn’t all that special but the characters were.

I love Zooey Deschanel and she’s always charming and a-dork-able to watch on screen.  Other than Christopher Lloyd as the owner of Flakes, Willie, who was pretty entertaining to watch do his thing. How do you beat the role in Back to the Future, right? But still, he’s fun to watch.  Aaron Stanford as Neal Downs was okay.  There is an interesting chemistry going on between Neal and Pussy Katz. You can feel the tension but the care between the two.  It shows how much they love each other.  Even though Pussy Katz does try to play destruction, I just can’t hate her because she really was just looking out for Neal.

Character-wise this was good and cute and fun.  The story wasn’t anything special other than the whole cereal bar thing.  Does it actually exist somewhere? Overall, its pretty average.  I wouldn’t mind sitting down and watching it again but I probably also won’t remember watching this one a few weeks later.

Have you either of these? I sure hope you didn’t waste your time on Bloody Mary but if you did and you want to share hate (or possibly love, because we all have different tastes), then go for it in the comments.  Love you hear what you thought! 🙂

17 thoughts on “Double Feature: Bloody Mary (2011) & Flakes (2007)

  1. Firstly, I look forward to reading your take on The Shining.

    While I don’t think I would have watched either movie you reviewed, I appreciate you saving me the time Bloody Mary would have taken away from other, more important things. Based on what you wrote it sounds absolutely abysmal.

    Flakes doesn’t sound half bad at all, but I have so much to do, and there are just so many hours in the day. I have a DVR full of stuff I still have to get to.

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    • The Shining write-up is up now 🙂
      I don’t get around to watching any crappy movies unless its for Shitfest since like you said, more important things to do and just so many other better choices to check out. However, these days, Netflix movie expiration slightly runs my life. And sometimes, its nice to get a perspective of how low bad can go. It helps refresh what isn’t all that bad 😉
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. I would have loved watching Bloody Mary in college. It would have been so much fun ripping it to shreds with a bunch of people watching it with you.

    Oh man. When that music video started up? I felt like I was watching a Monty Python or Family Guy sketch that went on so long it stopped being funny, but continued until it started being funny again.

    That’s what you get when you watch a horror movie made by porn producers though. At least, I assume that’s what it was.

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