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)
*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 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 🙂
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 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! 🙂