Halloween Kills

“Halloween Kills” is the sequel to the 2018 horror movie “Halloween”. This one brings back Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween 1978), Judy Greer (Jurassic World), and Andi Matichak (Orange is the New Black). It adds Will Patton (Yellowstone), Dylan Arnold (You), and Anthony Michael Hall (The Goldbergs).

This one picks off right where “Halloween” left off, Michael Myers burning in Laurie Strode’s basement. The fire crews come to put out the fire, and evil is unleashed when he is spared. He goes on a city wide killing spree, while the town tries to rally together to finally kill evil once and for all.

Like all of the Halloween movies, there’s not a lot of quality too it. It’s entertaining though, a silent killer walks around just stabbing and slamming heads to murder people. This one does a great job of picking up where the 2018 one left off, and has several nods to the other films in the franchise. My personal favorite Easter egg, is the nod to “Halloween Three Season of the Witch” by having some kids where the Shamrock masks. This one always tends to get overlooked, since it doesn’t have anything to do with Michael Myers but it’s my personal favorite. This one is a little long running, close to two hours, but my biggest issue is with Michael Myers himself. According to the movies he started killing in the 60’s and it’s now 2018. So being generous he’s in his mid 70’s but he’s being shot, stabbed, caught on fire, beaten, etc.. but it doesn’t even phase him. What’s next he’s going to be going after people with his walker? It sets itself up for another one but, come on guys it’s time to let evil die. So overall it’s entertaining and it flows well with the series, I give it a 7/10, but it’s time to let Michael Myers ride off into the sunset.

Uncle Frank

‘Uncle Frank’ is a 2020 Amazon prime original drama/comedy. It has a stellar cast starring Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), Sophia Lillis (IT), Peter Macdissi (The Losers), Steve Zahn (Saving Silverman), Judy Greer (Ant-Man), Margo Martindale (Sneaky Pete), and Stephen Root (Office Space). ‘Uncle Frank’ follows the story of Frank (Bettany), and his 18 year old niece Beth (Lillis). Frank is an English professor at a University in New York City and his niece is a new student there. She’s always looked up to, and admired her Uncle, but there is parts of his life he’s kept hidden from his family. Once Frank’s father and Beth’s grandfather dies, they must travel to their small, redneck, town for his funeral. Frank must find a way to come out of the closet to his close minded family while struggling with his alcoholism.

The trailer I saw didn’t really give much info on what it was about, so I went into it blind. This is a pretty heavy movie, it takes place in 1973 when the world wasn’t as open to the gay community, and unfortunately they were heavily persecuted. This movie only scratches the surface on what the gay community has had to endure, but it does a good job at it. It’s a great story about love and acceptance. Paul Bettany is a great actor and should be a house hold name, every role he plays he is incredible in. ‘Wimbledon’, ‘A Beautiful Mind’, ‘A Knights Tale’, etc… Sophia Lillis is a great up and coming actress and plays a great part beside Bettany. This movie is worth seeing, I score it a 8.5/10.