Friday, June 24, 2016

Movie Review: The 5th Wave and Sherlock's The Abominable Bride

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him.


I love disaster movies, and I mean L.O.V.E LOVE them. I've seen Independence Day 4 or 5 times, 2012 about 10 times now, Twister, San Andreas Fault (movie and made for tv versions), I Am Legend, 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, World War Z, I've even seen this is The End with Franco and Rogan, World's End with Simon Pegg, and so many others. I love seeing the world end and how people deal with it. I even tracked down all the old 70 American tv movies about nuclear bombs, earthquakes (always make good disaster movies), but this movie was shit.

The problem was you didn't see much. Disasters came in waves (the point of the movie) but were glossed over, then all the adults were killed off and the kids were on their own. It was shit after that. As one review on IMDB said it was more to show off pretty actors instead of having a decent story line. It will appeal to teenagers who like these actors. The movie has no substance.

I give this 3 out of 10






Imagining himself back in the 1890s, Sherlock is visited by Inspector Lestrade after newlywed Emelia Ricoletti, having apparently killed herself in public, murders her husband Thomas in front of witnesses before vanishing. Some months later Holmes is approached by Lady Carmichael, who tells him that her husband Sir Eustace has been threatened by Emelia, who then seemingly does away with him. With an intrusive Moriarty crossing him, Holmes attempts to solve the enigma, with unexpected help from Watson's wife Mary and evidence of a conspiracy involving half the population of the country.

We haven't actually had this movie in Australia which is stupid since we've had two networks constantly replaying all three series for the last 3-4 years. Yet this was not shown at christmas (as it was constantly mentioned as a christmas episode/movie)and I had to track it down.

I love this retelling of Sherlock. Benedict and Martin are perfect in the roles, but this movie made me bored. It jumps back and forth from the end of the last series when he was being flown off for jail after shooting that guy after finding out Mary was a crim (too long to go into in detail) so it made it confusing. Basically, he took drugs and had a weird dream so it made it all rather disappointing.

I'll give this 6 out of 10. It could have been so much better.




Friday, June 17, 2016

Movie Review: 1408 and Crimson Peak

1408

I remember thinking I wanted to watch this when it came out but I didn’t realise it was made back in 2007. 

What you think is going to be a scary movie is to a degree. While it had me jumping at certain points through it, it also had me scratching my head as it jumped around.

One minute you think he’s out of the room then you find he’s really not. I don’t think it gave a reason for being haunted, and Samuel L Jackson does what he does best in movies. Plays the dude that tells you you’re a stupid bat shit crazy mother fucker but lets you do what you want and you have to deal with the consequences.

John Cusack does what he does best. Plays an author (as he did in 2012 my fave disaster movie) who has serious issues and an ex-wife and kid. The end was surprising, and a little freaky, but it’s worth the watch if you’re into horror.

I give it 8 out of 10


Crimson Peak.

Now I didn’t think I had seen this movie, and I still don’t think I had until this week, but there is something very familiar about parts of it. I can swear I have seen parts of this movie in other movies.

It scared the bejesus out of Stephen King, who wrote the short story 1408 is based on, but I didn’t find it particularly scary. Yes there were parts that made me jump and my heart race, but then there were parts that were, get off the floor you stupid bitch and do something.

The story was a bit lopsided. I don’t think the reason for the weirdness was told except for the fact Tom Hiddleston’s character had married a few women for their money and still lived in the family manor with his sister who he was also fucking and that the sister was bat shit crazy and when she was fourteen killed the mother with a knife to the head.

Weird shit this movie and not all that scary.

I give it 6 out of 10



Friday, June 10, 2016

The Stupidity of a Sugar Tax


The government is being hounded, mainly within their own parties, to put a tax on sugary foods, such as soft drinks, biscuits, lollies etc to stop obesity and illnesses as diabetes. The problem is, that sugar is in most foods. It’s naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables, in low fat products sugar has been added to compensate for the lack of fat, so unless they want to remove all food from the shelf I suggest they pull back their stupidity.

People eat. We will eat what we like when we like and being obese is a choice. You don’t gorge on food 24/7 for the fun of it. You choose to put food in your mouth. Even cutting out simple things like orange juice or tomato sauce can help you de-bloat. Changing your full sugar drinks to diet drinks can help. But the thought of a second tax on top of our GST (goods and services tax) is bullshit and people are over it.

We’re being turned into a dictatorial country where we need to be told when to get up, when to shower, when to shit, when to go to bed. We are not China or Korea, we have free will and if that free will makes us gorge and get fat then let those people do it.

Of course there’s obesity and other medical issues to think about. I think if people want to be obese you pay for whatever health issue you have if you end up in hospital with a related medical crisis. Same with smoking. If you choose to smoke, regardless of it being legal, then you deal with the consequences of smoking, such as cancers, emphysema and any other issues you get. The same with drinking alcohol. If you drink and drive you’re a bloody idiot as the saying goes here in Aus, you kill someone you go to jail. You disable yourself you suck it up and deal with it.

No one should be told what they can and can’t eat, besides alcohol. Unlike drinking to excess it won’t kill you unless you’re obese and even then you have a good chance of not keeling over just because you are fat.

But whacking another tax on everything is not an option. It won’t make people stop. They want to ban smoking and drinking everywhere but won’t make those substances illegal because of the billions it brings in. Putting a tax on soft drink won’t stop people drinking it. It won’t make people suddenly lose weight, it won’t stop them from not eating or drinking something else.

Personally, I don’t know why they just don’t order the soft drink companies to make all of their products diet. That way the sugar is cut out and we shouldn’t get too fat from drinking it.

To me, besides making it illegal, making it all diet is the only way to go.

Do you guys have stupid taxes in your country, and what do you think of a secondary tax on food?

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