After the cinematic horror show that was the ill-conceived Pixels, Adam Sandler was banished to the world of streaming and will not be allowed back into theaters until his penance of four movies is paid! Okay, the four movie deal with Netflix was already underway before Pixels (or even Hotel Transylvania 2) was released, but considering how absolutely dreadful his career has been with the movies under the Happy Madison umbrella, it really does feel like he needs to be taken out of the spotlight for a while just to see if the change in scenery will bring some life back to him and his chosen profession. Is The Ridiculous 6 the movie that will finally bring him back to top form, or is this yet another pointless exercise from a man who gave up on being funny a long time ago? Let’s find out!!
The movie begins with, what else, RACISM!! Seriously!? I can’t even get thirty seconds into an Adam Sandler joint before I’m itching to turn the damn thing off!?
You know, considering how big of a child star Danielle Radcliffe was, he’s doing pretty well for himself. He tends not to take big budget fare and instead prefers to hang around in the indie scene while he polishes his chops. Sure, he was in The Woman in Black, but it’s hardly one of those soulless studio hack horror films that OTHER cast members found themselves in (*cough*The Apparition*cough*). With all that said, let’s look at this dark fairy tale from 2013 called Horns. Is it another example of Daniel Radcliffe building his artist credibility, or is it a misstep in the young actor’s post Harry Potter career? Let’s find out!!
This 2014 film based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux (who also wrote all the Underworld movies), somehow take the Frankenstein monster and has him fighting legions of demons. Well you can’t say that’s not one of hell of premise! I’m actually for wacky premises like this with characters you’d never expect. Hell, it’s not like Universal was above putting it’s own monsters in crazy and outlandish situations to make a quick buck! They’re the guys who practically invented the idea of cross over movies! All that said, the lukewarm buzz around this film when it was released doesn’t give me a whole lot of hope, but you never know with something like this. Is the movie a fun and cheesy romp, or is it just as bad as every says it is? Let’s find out!!
You may recall a jaunty little tune from 2011 called Young Wild and Free by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. If you saw the music video, you might think that it’s making fun of dopey movie soundtracks because scenes from what appears to be a REALLY terrible high school movie are being played during the video. What a great gag, right? Harkening back to the days when soundtracks would overshadow the terrible films they were written for! Wait, they actually made that movie? And it’s on Netflix? And Timmy is trapped in a well? I’m not sure how to solve that last thing, but I guess I now have to watch this crap. Get ready everyone, because we’re about to take a look at Mac and Devin go to High School!
It is once again Christmas time, and we all know what that means! CRAPPY HOLIDAY MOVIES!!! Ugh… I was not looking forward to having to do a Christmas movie considering how chock full of crap the genre is filled with, and the knowledge that I COULD be watching much better holiday films instead of whatever one I decide to review. Netflix must have heard my thoughts (I think that’s part of their license agreement) and delivered unto me a holiday film called Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger starring the one and only David Tennant! Well it HAS to be good, right? I mean, Dr. Who wouldn’t sign on to anything that sucked… would he? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to keep on reading!!
We once again find ourselves with a new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal! I’ve been kind of down on the most recent episodes, but always still look forward to this show in the hopes that it’ll turn itself around. Do the Scouts finally have a chance to breath and develop beyond their initial episode, or are we gonna keep barreling right along through the Moon Kingdom mythology instead of giving me a reason to care about any of it? Let’s find out!
The episode begins where the last one left off, i.e. with Tuxedo Mask taking in a face full of dark magic at point blank range.
Good thing that such a horrible attack left his face completely unblemished.
Most of this month, I’ve been pretty damn negative as I worked through the dregs of what Netflix has to offer in terms of horror. Well… that’s actually not true. Trust me, Netflix has MUCH worse stuff out there than lousy video game adaptations or embarrassing efforts made by once talented film makers. Either way, I want to end this on a happy note and give you five awesome horror films to watch this Halloween. These are listed alphabetically because I have no interest in ranking them. They’re ALL worth watching!