(19 Reasons Why) Carrie (2013) was a B-list movie with an A-list Budget

Carrie Poster

Carrie Poster

The remake Carrie does a pretty good job of updating a movie that was once remade previously in 2002, and my general consensus is that it is a great movie in the fact that it is a campy horror movie, but with a rocketed high budget. The new Carrie, doesn’t outdo the original or the previous remake, but it does vamp it up for today’s horror fans, and pays tribute to King’s original story a bit better, thanks to that bigger budget. The following is a comprised list (from memory) of changes that made the film fun, but also sometimes worse. Continue reading

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Now You See Me (What Did Jacki K Watch? Day 14)

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I know I was a bit late to the magic show, but at least I finally checked in. I am sorry it took me about three weeks to see the spectacular movie that is Now You See MeThe film is a whirlwind of fun and for a caper, mystery, magic, crime movie, it keeps you guessing. There are parts of the film that you can read into before hand, while there are other scenes that keep you pondering at the end of the film. It deserves more than one viewing for not only the latter reason but also because it is visually remarkable and astonishing to the viewer.  Don’t believe me? Watch this trailer: Continue reading

This Is The End (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 09)

This is the End Poster

I saw by far the most amazing movie of the summer tonight. And because of how amazing it was this review will contain spoilers. I honestly don’t know how else to talk about this brilliant Action/Comedy/Horror movie. So if you came to my sight for a spoiler free review, I suggest you search else where. You have been warned.

This Is The End opens with Seth Rogen waiting for his fellow Canadian BFF Jay Baruchel at the airport for a weekend of shenanigans in L.A.  Little did Jay know that he would be spending the Apocalypse  at James Franco‘s new house, one of Seth’s newer friends, whom Jay does not care for. If you didn’t know, this film is based around the worst, funniest, and demeaning sides of the actors themselves. They are their own selves but magnified. And I love that concept of the movie, and so should you. Remember how that same concept was applied to that really shitty 2010 summer release of Grown Upswhere it turned into a giant roast between the cast that wasn’t funny or delivered well? Well, 2013’s This Is The End is the best Action/Comedy I have ever seen in my entire life. My face was actually sore after the movie from smiling the whole 107 minutes. Continue reading

Evil Dead – Gory but Good

Poster of Evil Dead

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Last night I was able to see a 10 p.m. showing of the new Evil Dead movie that was produced by original creators Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, and let me tell you it was one gory, gruesome, basic horror movie. Writing this review without any spoilers will most likely be one of the most difficult tasks I have ever been faced with as a writer. But I will do my best for you readers, and if you would like to discuss the movie or any spoilers comment below, and we will have a nice chat! Continue reading

Red Widow – A review

ABC’s new mob drama Red Widow set to premiere March 3 at 9:00 p.m., contains the saddest, falsest excuse of a strong woman lead to carry a television series that has ever been written. The entire pilot episode is one taboo issue after another. With the writers hitting every sore subject in the book it will be a wonder if the show makes a full season.

Cast of Red Widow

The show is based around a mob family with Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) as the head-strong mother of three and devoted, blind-eyed wife to a drug-dealing husband. Oh, but don’t worry, Marta is used to the crime-riddled life style. Her father has been a head mobster for what may be considered her entire life.

Her husband, who is partners with Marta’s slimy brother, Irwin Petrova (Wil Traval), and their friend Mike Tomlin (Lee Tergesen), is part of a nasty and illegal drug deal. Her husband gets roped into the unwanted drug deal at the same time Marta conveniently asks him to leave the drug business, and that if he doesn’t she will take the kids and leave him. A very unbelievable lie because you will eventually see that the only person this woman really cares about, aside from herself, is her husband. Continue reading