The Babysitter

I was not sure what to expect from the Babysitter. It popped up on Netfix and some podcasts I listen to were reviewing it in upcoming episodes.

It has a slow open, but then it hits the fan.

Cole is a 12-year old with a babysitter. He is also picked on. a lot. He has 2 bright sides, he is friends with the cute girl across the street, Melanie, and his babysitter, Bee, treats him like a person.

Melanie goads Cole into staying up and seeing if Bee sneaks her boyfriend over after he goes to bed. According to her, that’s what all babysitters do.

Not Bee.

At first, Cole is looking at the beginnings of a promising game of spin-the-bottle. Right up until one of the participants is killed and has his blood collected.

The rest of the movie is a horror version of Home Alone as Cole is hunted by the party-goers.

The Babysitter is a Netflix original.

Starring: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee, Bella Thorne, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Doug Haley, Leslie Bibb, Ken Marino

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Cult of Chucky

I’m not sure how I feel about Cult of Chucky. Series took a turn. This is a direct sequel to Curse of Chucky (a favorite of mine).

Nica is in a high-security asylum. Getting shock treatment. Thanks to this, hypnosis, and a persuasive psychiatrist, Nica denounces the existence of Chucky and wants to atone for “her” murders. She gets transferred to a medium security asylum and chucky-ness ensues.

Just as Curse of Chucky expanded on the mythos of the series, so does Cult. In an odd direction. Admittedly, one that we should have seen coming. We have some returning characters, some blood and gore. Not as much wide-cracking Chucky as I would have liked.

Cult of Chucky is available on Netflix at the time of this review.

Starring: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Michael Therriault, Zak Santiago, Ali Tataryn, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Adam Hurtig, Grace Lynn Kung, Elisabeth Rosen, Jennifer Tilly

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The Foreigner

The Foreigner is portrayed as a Death Wish style movie in its trailer. And there are many similar plot points, but it has more than that.

The emotions Jackie Chan brings to this movie are intense. There is political chicanery spread throughout as well.

Does he get his revenge? yes. Is it hollow? unfortunately. Nothing is going to bring back his family.

The choice for using the IRA versus religious terrorist organizations is fitting for this movie. As Jackie Chan’s journey of revenge for his daughter’s death, mirrors some of the facets of the IRA struggle.

You kill one of mine, I kill 2 of yours. You retaliate to that with 4, I retaliate with 8. So on and so forth. The cycle of revenge and retribution never truly ends.

It is nice to see that Jackie Chan still handles action scenes well. He may not be performing stunts as extreme as he used to, but everything fit well here.

Starring: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady, Tao Liu

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Pets of the Week October 23, 2017

He’s the sweet, shy, mysterious guy who can make women swoon, but he’s also an active and playful pup who loves to wrestle, run and focus on fun. Skylar is a medium-sized, white Terrier mix with an enormous love for his doggie pals. Skylar would thrive with a canine friend and a family who understands that he wants a little time to know he can trust you. Give him some time and lots of love and you’ll see him flourish into the happy dog he was born.

Just like the stealth panther, Midnight is slow and quiet while she moves from her bed to the secret nook in her cat house. Her disposition is subtle, and her purr is barely audible, but she definitely speaks to a crowd with her black beauty and expressive golden eyes. Proud and refined, Midnight prefers a quiet home that will allow her time to herself as well as those moments she prefers to sleep in your arms. At just 1-year-old, she is a gentle, tenderhearted girl who looks forward to a long life with her new family.

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 11:00am to 4:30pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day can be summed up with Groundhog Day with a slasher. This is not a bad thing.

Just like Groundhog Day, the protagonist, Tree – yes that is her name, is not sympathetic at first. But his changes as she goes through the day over and over.

The most annoying thing in the movie – her ringtone. And since the day is repeating, we hear the damn thing over and over.

The movie opens with Tree waking up hungover in some guy’s dorm room. She quickly leaves and returns to her sorority house. She interacts with her roommate and other members and goes to class. She is of course having an affair with a professor. All of this is basically setup to introduce us to the key characters in her life, the events we will be seeing variations of, and her crappy demeanor.

Then she gets killed. By someone in a Baby mask. Apparently, her college’s mascot is a baby. So there are a lot of people out and about in similar masks.

She wakes up and repeats the day. And she dies.

At this point, she begins working to figure out who is after her.

There is no real gore. It is a PG-13 rated movie, after all. But it was a nice fun movie. Not a sequel. Not a remake.

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Rachel Matthews

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