Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Reboots and remakes can be a wonderful thing. Star trek (reboot) reignited my love of Star Trek and The Hills Have Eyes(06) is one of my all time favorite movies. When Planet of the Apes was getting there shot, I was skeptical. I wasn’t a fan of the original series and well, my first foray into the series was Tim Burton’s remake so…yeah. I was pretty stunned afterwords.

A scientist is testing an Alzheimer’s cure on chimps for a multi- billion dollar company; one of the test chimps was pregnant and birth an adorable baby chimp. Will, one of the main scientists, takes the baby chimp home and raises him as his own. The chimp named Caesar is not like a normal monkey, his intelligence is well beyond that of a normal chimp. The happy life Caesar leads doesn’t last forever; he’s taken back by the company and it’s there that Caesar learns the cruelty of man, and its then that Caesar spreads his gifts to the other apes and they break free…

Nothing about this movie feels goofy like the others that came before it. The CGI and motion capture work is beyond recognition combined with effort of the actors making the apes amazingly lifelike. Andy Serkis is outstanding as Caesar. The plot maybe streamlined but there’s a ton of heart to carry the movie. I must say though, the after credit scene is vital to the series so definitely stay tuned until the very end. I love the emphasis on remaining a grounded drama first and sci-fi movie second. It’s a great first chapter to an awesome trilogy and I highly recommend it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Dragonball Z: Lord Slug

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Here is where the DBZ movies turned for the awesome, part of which helps is the badass soundtrack featuring old school Deftones, Disturbed, and Finger Eleven to name a few.

The Earth is in panic as a colossal meteor is about to collide with the planet, a planet inhabited by life. Goku and Krillin intercept only to get blasted away as it lands and an army emerges lead by an ancient tyrant known as Lord Slug. Slug has come for the Dragonballs to give himself eternal youth. After being restored to his prime, him and his army set off to terra-form the Earth to create a new cruiser out of it. Goku and his friends can’t compete with young Slug who is revealed to be a Super Namekian, but Goku finds a strange power of his own, but can it bring down a towering Slug?

The Lord Slug movie is badass. The fights are epic and the music perfectly compliments them. Slug as a villain is pretty solid and his henchmen are interesting to watch. How Slug is defeated is pretty creative and it brings a cute scene early in the movie. If you want a quick, fun, badass DBZ film I highly recommend this to anime fans. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Ready or Not trailer 1

I feel in love with this trailer. I love the old time feel in the aesthetic and the idea is pretty cleaver. It looks like The Purge mixed with Clue. I like that there’s a fair amount of dark humor and it’s not taking itself overly seriously. I’m pretty psyched it’s coming out in the next few months and I can’t wait to see it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Murder Mystery (2019)

Murder Mystery is the new Adam Sandler movie from Happy Madison Productions starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. They play a married couple, her a hair dresser, him a cop trying to become a detective, tho she has been lied to and thinks he already is one.

After 15 years, they are finally going on their European honeymoon. On the plane they meet Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans) the nephew of a billionare going through a rough break up that invites them on the family yacht, just to piss off his uncle that married his fiancee.

The movie is getting mixed reviews, critics don’t seem to enjoy it but viewers seem to be enjoying it. I fall into the I enjoyed it category. Ms. Aniston and Mr. Sandler have great chemistry and perform well together and the story is well put together and easy to understand but has just enough twist and turns to be fun.

My only real issue with the story is there is nothing new here either, Murder Mystery is very cliche and by the book, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing I just would have liked a bit more to it. That being said if you like mystery movies this one is solid. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Doctor Sleep trailer

This has made me wonder for a while how a squeal to The Shining was going to go. I’m happy to say this is in fact the sequel to Kubrick’s legendary film and I’m pretty excited. Dr Sleep follows the story of grown Danny Torrance dealing with a new threat and the old demons of his childhood. I’m glad to say it looks like the recent revival of awesome King based movies continues. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Then Came You (2019)

Starring Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield Then Came You tells the story of a boy, Calvin, who is afraid to die and Skye who is actually dying. Calvin lost a twin sister when he was about eight years old and has pretty much been a hypochondriac ever since. He has an entire journal of symptoms.

Skye actually has terminal cancer, and before you watch this movie expecting a happy ending, there isn’t one for our young friend Skye. This is exactly as advertised advertised and there are no miracles.

The movie will cover their friendship from how and when they meet, to their love lives and quest to do everything they want before they die. Some of them are simply mundane like get a job, followed by get fired. Others are a bit more deep or in depth.

The movie however, and I don’t say this lightly, is one of the most heart wrenching movies I have ever seen. The ending alone while amazing and worth watching the movie for is also one of the saddest things I have ever seen. I won’t get into to many details, but the movie is great, and one of the best I have seen in 2019. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

3 From Hell teaser

While I wasn’t a huge fan of House of 1000 Corpses , I am a huge fan of The Devil’s Rejects but when news came of a 3rd I scratched my head. I love the end to Rejects and was surprisingly emotionally invested but why the same characters are back in a #rd is beyond me. The trailer doesn’t give much but it’s something and since it’s Zombie, it’s sure to be a disturbing foul mouthed gorefest. May the gaming gods bring you glory.