Overlord is a good WWII movie. With monsters. You will leave this movie and want to immediately watch Band of Brothers. I like to think of Overlord as its prequel.
STOP THE UNSTOPPABLE
On the eve of D-Day during World War II, American paratroopers are caught behind enemy lines after their plane crashes on a mission to destroy a German Radio Tower in a small town outside of Normandy. After reaching their target, the paratroopers come to realize that besides fighting off Nazi soldiers, they also must fight against horrifying, bloody, and violent creatures that are a result of a secret Nazi experiment.
Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, Iain De Caestecker, Jacob Anderson, Dominic Applewhite, Erich Redman
Halloween 2018 is a sequel to the original Halloween from 1978. The other sequels and remake do not exist in this continuity. They are treated as embellished stories .
Michael, the Shape, is more brutal and violent in this entry. Body count is definitely higher than the original. You get nods aplenty to the original. No pet deaths. The only nudity is a bit of a flashback to Michael killing his sister from the first movie. But no one is safe from Michael. No one.
This movie also gives us a broken, but determined Laurie Strode. Someone dubbed “the new Loomis” who unfortunately does exactly what you expect him to. It is nice seeing 3 generations of Strodes on screen.
The movie does end with the possibility of a sequel in one fashion or another.
Synopsis: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Will Patton, Haluk Bilginer, Rhian Rees, Jefferson Hall, Toby Huss, Virginia Gardner, Dylan Arnold, Miles Robbins, Jibrail Nantambu, Omar J. Dorsey
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich is a gory B-Movie throwback to the late 80s early 90s Puppet Master films from Full Moon. It is not a reboot …. more an alternate history version of Puppet Masters.
Instead of fighting Nazis like in the other films, Andre Toulon worked with the Nazis. To the point that his home was decked out in Nazi imagery – including an 8 foot swastika.
The puppets all have new looks (I prefer their original looks, but that’s just me). They are not unique. Instead of one Blade, there are numerous iterations of him, Pin Head and the rest. We are missing Jester and Six-Shooter, though.
The gore was excellent and appeared to be practical effects for the most part. Tom Lennon is a surprising lead for this horror movie. There are some deaths that I wish had not happened in the latter half of the movie. One especially since it was meaningless and seemed to be there more for comedy.
The ending does set itself up for a sequel in this new Puppet Master Reality. Who knows? Maybe we’ll get an Original Puppet Master versus New Puppet Master movie down the line.
This is a B-Movie. This is not an Oscar-level movie. Please bear that in mind. I can really only recommend this movie to fans of the original movies.
Starring: Thomas Lennon, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Barbara Crampton, Charlyne Yi, Udo Kier, , Stephen Brodie, Mary Katherine O’Donnell, John Walpole, Mercedes Cool, Charles “Skeeta” Jenkins
WORLD WAR III BEGINS ON YOUR TOY SHELF
A recently divorced young man discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose during the auction when a strange force animates all of the puppets throughout the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree.
I am not sure how I feel about this one. This is another movie you can take a face value – the events happened as we see them – or there is mental illness involved along the maternal line. Making just about everyone in the movie an unreliable narrator.
Hereditary is a slow burn, atmospheric piece. Definitely some WTF moments in the movie.
We start with the funeral of Annie’s mother. Someone she was not close to. After an accident and another funeral, events begin to spiral out of control.
During the course of the movie, we learn her mother had Disassociative Identity Disorder and Dementia. Her brother killed himself as a teenager. Her daughter has something going on. She herself slept walked and almost killed her kids a few years ago. All of this makes Annie and her kids unreliable narrators.
I prefer to think Annie experienced a psychotic break instead of the devil-cult ending we get.
Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd