This Month In Review: December 2019

I hope you guys had a wonderful Holiday season! This will be my last post of mini-reviews for 2019! It’s been a wonderful and entertaining year. I hope you enjoy, let me know your thoughts on these films, and I look forward to sharing more movie opinions with you in the new year!

The Irishman

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Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

My rating: 9/10

Notes: This was definitely worth the wait for me! It’s so wonderful to see all of these legends come together after all of these years. On the other hand, it is upsetting to think that this could be the very last time they all work together. Well, this was still a very entertaining film. It gets very depressing near the end, but it was very real.

 

Attack of The Killer Tomatoes

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Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

My rating: 6.5/10

Notes: I’m not going to lie, I love stupid humor. I wasn’t expecting to like this film as much as I did. It reminded me of Top Secret and the Hot Shots films. It had the same type of random humor and it just lets loose with the goofiness. I think you’ll like this film if you’re a fan of ridiculous humor.

 

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

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Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): On Halloween 1968, reclusive Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories.

My rating: 5/10

Notes: It was really cool revisiting all of those old stories I loved as kid. However, with this film, I just didn’t feel anything. The overall story was decent, but I felt nothing for the characters. It was creepy, but not very scary or suspenseful. Although, that could just be because I’ve seen so many horror films, they don’t really freak me out anymore.

 

Blank Check

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Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for one million dollars, which he proceeds to spend, unaware that the gangsters it belongs to are in pursuit. 

My rating: 4/10

Notes: I probably would’ve liked this movie when I was younger, but watching it now, it was very weird. I’m not going to go into too much detail, but it didn’t really age well at all. It had good old fashioned 90s humor, an unrealistic plot, and a pretty convenient ending. But, how much can I really complain, especially considering it’s a kids movie, and I’m not the key audience?

 

Black Sunday

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Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch’s beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl’s brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

My rating: 5/10

Notes: This was another film that didn’t really do anything for me. One thing I did love was Barbara Steele’s performance! She beautifully brought an innocent quality in Katia, then brought a very eerie performance in Princess Asa. If I didn’t know Steele played both of them, I definitely would’ve believed the characters were played by polar-opposite twins.

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