There’s Someone Inside Your House

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’ is a 2021 Netflix original horror starring Sydney Park (The Walking Dead), Theodore Pellerin (Genesis), Asjha Cooper (Everybody Wants Some!!), Dale Whibley (Ice), and Diego Josef (The Ballad of Lefty Brown).

There’s a masked killer going around and killing off teens all awhile exposing their darkest secrets.

This is your teen slasher style flick, it reminds me of a “Friday the 13th”, mixed with “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. You have your masked killer going around killing teens, mixed with knowing their darkest secrets. Horror movies are a hit or miss, there’s isn’t too many just okay ones. Either they’re great or they’re terrible. I have to admit, this one is really good. It has good characters that draw you in, and it does a really good job of keeping you guessing. Several times I thought I had the killer figured out, then changed my mind. This is a great slasher flick, and just in time for Halloween. I give it a 10/10.

Venom: Let There be Carnage

‘Venom: Let There be Carnage’ is the sequel to the 2018 Marvel superhero movie ‘Venom’. This one brings back Tom Hardy (Lawless), and Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek). While adding Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later…), and Stephen Graham (This is England).

Cletus Kasady (Harrleson) is a notorious serial killer who wants to give Eddie Brock an exclusive interview before he is put to death. Eddie and Venom accidentally infect Cletus with a symbiote named Carnage. Now Eddie and Venom must stop Carnage, all while they are feuding amongst themselves.

There’s not many sequels to originals that I like better, but this is one. The first one I thought was a little bit of a let down for a movie about Venom. This one is the bigger, badder movie that we deserve. This one focuses more on venom himself, he even separates himself from Eddie for part of the film and we get just Venom. This one also ups more action and bigger final fight scene. In the first movie, the “boss” fight is a little underwhelming and is maybe a couple minutes long. This one is a solid ten minutes long of two symbiote’s battling it out, pretty awesome. It still brings the funniness of Venom, while adding Harrelson’s comedy. I highly recommend this one. I give it a 10/10.

The Vault

‘The Vault’ is a 2021 action/heist movie starring Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Sam Riley (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Liam Cunningham (Clash of the Titans), Luis Tosar (Take My Eyes), and Axel Stein (More Ants in the Pants).

The top engineering student (Highmore) is recruited to help a team break into the Bank of Spain. The Vault is considered impenetrable, and he is the only one that may be able to come up with a solution.

This is an ‘Oceans Eleven’ mixed with ‘Mission Impossible’, they gather their perfect crew for an impossible job. Even though the concept isn’t new, this is a great film. I love Highmore, he’s a great actor, I loved him in ‘Bates Motel’. He plays the same type of character in this, minus the whole psycho aspect. The whole cast is great, and it’s written really well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole the time, and small aspects that are written in end up playing major roles. Again great writing. You can check this one out on Netflix. I give it a 10/10.

Nobody

‘Nobody’ is a 2021 action/thriller by the same people that put out the ‘John Wick’ series. ‘Nobody’ stars Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad), Aleksey Serbryakov (Van Goghs), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), and RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists).

‘Nobody’ is about a retired “auditor” (Odenkirk), a man who is a last resort for the big three letter agencies, when they can’t solve a problem he’s sent in, and no one is left alive. He thinks he has finally put that life behind him when his house is broken into, one of the items stolen is his young daughter’s cat bracelet. He’s now hell bent at getting it back no matter what the cost, and he inadvertently gets the Russian mob after him.

So this movie is identical to ‘John Wick’, which we all knew it would be, it is brought to us by the same people who did ‘John Wick’. Just swap Keanu Reeves with Bob Odenkirk, and instead of Keanu killing a bunch of Russians over his dog, it’s Bob Odenkirk killing a bunch of Russians over his daughter’s cat bracelet. So long story short if you love ‘John Wick’ you’re going to love ‘Nobody’, but honestly I think it’s even better and I’ll tell you why. I love Bob Odenkirk, he is arguably the best character is ‘Breaking Bad’, and of course ‘Better Call Saul.’ So watching Saul Goodman kill a bunch of Russians is amazing, then throw Christopher Lloyd and RZA in the mix is truly incredible. Where are you going to get to see these three in an action movie killing a bunch of people? No where, that’s where. I give it a 10/10.

Seaspiracy

‘Seaspiracy’ is a 2021 Netflix original documentary looking at the environmental impact from the fishing industry. It is made by, and stars Ali Tabrizi, a British film maker.

This is a very heavy movie, it almost made me sick to my stomach. Forewarning, parts of this film are hard to watch. The stats dropped over and over throughout the movie is mind boggling. There’s too many named to even list, and I’m not even going to try but two that stuck out to me is 1. 11,000 to 30,000 sharks are killed every hour fishing and if the sharks and whales die out we will too, 80 percent of life on this planet is in our oceans. Without realizing it, we depend on whales and sharks. 2. We keep hearing about plastics filling our oceans, plastic straws are bad right? Let’s use paper straws, plastic straws kill sea life. Well we’ve been mislead, plastic straws only make 0.03 percent of plastic pollution while fishing nets make up 47 percent of plastic pollution. Plastic straws aren’t the issue here, it would be equivalent to banning toothpicks in order to help protect the Amazon. So why aren’t we hearing about any of this? Where are the environmental groups? Where is the outrage?

This is a film I feel everyone needs to watch, if it doesn’t have you ready to run through a wall and help our oceans, I don’t know what will. For the importance of this movie alone, I give it a 10/10.

Unhinged

First let me start off by saying, and I’m sure this speaks for movie lovers across the board, it is great to have movie theaters opening back up. It’s probably the best place to be for social distancing. We needed this, 2020 needed this, and ‘Unhinged’ is the perfect movie to kick things back off.

‘Unhinged’ is a 2020 thriller/horror starring The Gladiator himself Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Caren Pistorius (Mortal Engines), and Gabriel Bateman (Child’s Play). ‘Unhinged’ is the story of two people who are having a bad day, and road rage going horribly wrong. When Rachel (Pistorius) is running late for work she gets stuck behind a stranger (Crowe) at a green light. When the stranger continues to not move, Rachel becomes more and more aggravated until she lays on her car horn and goes around him. Little does she know the Stranger is having a worse day and now he’s hell bent on showing Rachel what a bad day really is.

‘Unhinged’ is relentless from start to finish. It will have you sitting on the edge of your seat the entire time. Road rage can happen anywhere, anytime, and that’s what makes ‘Unhinged’ real. Kuddos to Russell Crowe on bringing this one home. I have to go with a 10/10.

What Keeps You Alive

‘What Keeps You Alive’ is a 2018 thriller/horror starring Hannah Anderson (Jigsaw), Brittany Allen (It Stains the Sand Red), and written and directed by Colin Minihan. ‘What Keeps You Alive’ is about a couple, Jackie (Anderson), and Jules( Allen) who go to Jackie’s childhood cabin to celebrate their one year anniversary. Once there, Jules finds out how Jackie really is, a psychopath who is determined to kill Jules.

I normally don’t mention the director, but serious kudos to Colin Minihan for writing and directing this one. It’s good, I mean damn good. The two stars are relatively unknown, but their acting in this film is incredible. Hannah Anderson will have you believing she’s a bonafide psychopath by the end of the movie. This movie is intense right from the start all the way to finish, it’ll have you on the edge of your seat the entire time, and is full of surprises and twists. I give it a 10/10. As you already know, I don’t just hand out tens. The movie has to be spectacular and blow me away. The story, and acting did just that in this one. I have never heard of it before I watched it, it’s one of the more underrated horror movies out there.

The Gentlemen

‘The Gentlemen’ is a 2020 action/thriller with a blockbuster cast starring Matthew Mcconaughey (Mud, The Lincoln Lawyer), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Henry Golding (Last Christmas), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Jeremy Strong (Serenity), Eddie Marsan (Vice), Colin Farrell (The Lobster), and Hugh Grant (Love Actually)

When ‘The Gentlemen was in theaters I went and saw ‘1917’ instead, but now its out on DVD, so I had to catch it. You can’t really tell in the trailers exactly what ‘The Gentlemen’ is about, you just know it’s sort of mafia related. All I know is Matthew Mcconaughey isn’t in a bad film. ‘The Gentlemen’ is very crude with F bombs and C bombs left and right throughout the movie. The way it’s written though, honestly you don’t even notice. It wouldn’t be the same without the language. It’s a two hour movie, but you’re so transfixed to the movie, it flies by. The plot is complex and twist after twist through out in the entire movie. It’s another incredible performance by Mcconaughey and the entire cast is perfect. ‘The Gentlemen’ is a 10/10.

Just Mercy

‘Just Mercy’ is a 2020 film following the true story of Bryan Stevenson (Michael B Jordan), a young black lawyer from Harvard who just passed the Bar. Stevenson moves to a small rural town to open up a practice to take on clients who haven’t had or can not afford legal representation. He takes on the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) a black man who has been wrongfully convicted and condemned to death row. ‘Just Mercy’ features a great cast with Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson (‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.’) Rafe Spall (‘Life of Pi.’ ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (‘Straight Outta Compton’).

There are only a handful of powerful movies each year, and even fewer ones remembered. ‘Just Mercy’ is one of these movies. ‘Just Mercy’ is not only the best movie of the year, but one of the best movies I’ve seen. It is gut wrenching for start to stop as Stevenson proves over and over without a fraction of a doubt McMillian is innocent, but it doesn’t matter. McMillian is a black man in a rural town and they’re convinced they have their killer, and are prepared to bury him over it. I could go into more detail , but I don’t want to spoil anything. I’m giving ‘Just Mercy’ my highest rating yet, as it is much deserved. A 10/10