Murder on the Orient Express

MV5BMTAxNDkxODIyMDZeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDQ2Mjg4NDIy._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_It’s been years and I mean years since I read the book. I couldn’t even tell you who was the killer. I don’t even remember much of the book. I can’t wait to see this though. I’m going to have to read the book before I see it though to refresh my memory. I’m hoping as I read it, the story will come back to me. If not, I can try to figure out who the killer is. As if I’m reading it for the first time.

Anyways, here is the trailer.

The Girl on the Train – Movie 

I read the book ages ago, but after it’s been out for awhile on DVD, I decided to watch The Girl on the Train. Emily Blunt stars as the main character. Well, actually no. I guess we should also count Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson. Unfortunately, I don’t know any of Rebecca Ferguson’s work.

Just a quick summary. Rachel has been watching what looks like a happy couple as she passes their house while on the train. One day, she discovers something about the woman that drives her crazy. Soon, she’ll discover that same woman is missing and soon to be dead. She starts to wonder if she has a connection to this missing woman. She soon tries to figure out what she is missing from that night.

I’m really glad I read the book first. Otherwise, I would have been lost. To me, it’s one of those movies where you need to read the book first. Although, if anyone saw the movie and not the book. I would be very interested to know if you were lost or not. Maybe it’s just me? I know you can’t have every detail from the book, but you can at least put enough key points in so people won’t get lost.

The book focuses on the three women; Rachel, Anne, and Megan. With the book, it tells you ahead of time, which point of view you are in. The movie, it starts that way. But, as the movie goes along. I felt like all the characters point of views started to blend in together. I knew Rachel’s point just because of the fact Emily Blunt’s hair was brown.

I thought almost all the cast was perfect for their character. I felt like Luke Evans and Justin Theroux should have reversed their roles though. I didn’t feel like Theroux fit the role of Tom. Evans, would have done a better job. I like both actors. Many know how I feel about Evans. Love him. But, I think he would have done better for Tom. Theroux again is a good actor, but for this role? I just didn’t feel it.

Emily Blunt though did an excellent job as Rachel. Her character could have used more plot. There were things missing from the book, that would have helped explained her character more. But the emotion of her character? Blunt did so well with it.

I would probably give this movie a three out of five stars. If you do want to see the movie, I really do recommend reading the book first. If you see the movie without reading the book. Please let me know what you thought. Were you lost?

Rogue One: Trailer 2

Rogue One: Trailer 2

rogueone_onesheetaIt’s been a couple days and many of us I’m sure, have watched Rogue One’s trailer a few times. Maybe even more. No? Just me? I keep thinking maybe if I watch it again, I’ll catch something in the trailer that I missed. Sometimes you have to look for the Easter Eggs. Thanks though to other sites,  I have found what I’ve been looking for. Yet, so many thoughts and questions still linger. Why can’t it be December?

Although, why am I wishing my life away? The movie comes out two days before my birthday. Do I really want to wish my thirty-seventh birthday to be here? I do keep saying though that the forties will be my decade. Thirties have kind of sucked. That’s a whole different post for another day. Maybe look for that one in December. In the meantime, here is the trailer for Rogue One. I’m sure you have seen it already. But, why not watch it again? Analyze it with me.

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

Oh, where do I begin? Sharknado, so cheesy and yet so entertaining. The fourth one did notb4eb90aafd3486923b179c21cfe5fe18 disappoint. I did like that it went through Perry, Ohio. Where there is a power plant. That’s near my city.

My favorite line in the movie had to be “Sharkberg, straight ahead!” At least that’s what it sounded like.

I figured there would be Star Wars jokes, looking at the movie poster and title. But, I was surprised they could get away with using a light saber. Doesn’t Syfy belong with NBC?

Moving on to the plot of the movie. It’s been five years since the last Sharknado. The newborn from the last movie is now five years old. The family is living in Kansas. A high tech company has found a way to prevent the tornadoes from happening. But, I’m sure without spoiling it. You can guess what happens. Of course, Fin is brought back into action to save the world.  There isn’t much to say about the plot. You do have your cameos. Loved the Baywatch references  with Hasselhoff and a couple former Baywatch co-stars.

I haven’t seen a confirmation. But, it looks like there could be a fifth movie coming our way. Judging, by the ending. They could probably end the series like that. It wouldn’t be uncommon to have an ending where they leave you hanging, and not finish the series. But come on! It’s Sharknado. They have to at least do one more, right? I wonder what they could do. They took the sharks to space already.

Oooh, I just thought of another thing I enjoyed in the movie. Cownado. I won’t even say anything about it. Just watch.

Did you see it? What are your thoughts?

Jem and the Holograms

jem_and_the_holograms_posterWhere do I begin? Okay, I’ll admit the music was catchy. Not horrible. The plot? Could have been so much better. What am I talking about? Well ladies and gentlemen, I did it. I watched Jem and the Holograms. It’s funny to think how much my excitement changed since I first found out about the movie. When I heard there was a movie coming out, I was so excited. The kid in me could not wait. I was a huge fan of the cartoon back in the eighties. I saw article after article and was counting down the days until I could waste my money to see it in the theater. Who could I drag with me to see it?

The trailer comes out. I sit down in front of my computer and ready to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Two minutes later, I’m shocked. What did they do to my show? The movie comes to the theater. I’m not even going to waste my money on $5 night at the movies. Nope, not happening. Didn’t last long in the theater. Maybe a week or two? The DVD comes out and I’m just like, nah. I won’t.

Well, I changed my mind. I ended up putting it on my Netflix DVD list. As always, I forgot what movie I would be getting in the mail from Netflix. I just update it from time to time. Once in awhile, I’ll get a reminder to refill the queue. Anyways, back to Jem. One day, it shows up. The excitement I thought I would have, is not there. I put it next to my TV. Luckily I get two movies at a time. The sad thing is I watch everything else. Who knows how many movies I returned while that one sat by the TV.

Tonight, I did it. I watched the movie. My thoughts? Why did they even bother calling it Jem? Why? The first pet peeve is, where are the Misfits? Okay, I will tell you. They are maybe there for a cameo. But, the placement of the cameo? Not cool. There wasn’t even a reference to The Stingers.

Another thing that drove me crazy? The fact that Eric was now Erica. Maybe they did it because of Juliette Lewis. Who, I like as an actress. I might have been okay even if they had just done a female version of Eric. To make matters worse with Erica though? Rio. What the heck was that? Rio, is her son in the movie. I’m sorry if I just spoiled it for you. Speaking of Rio. Jem/Jerrica’s love story with him. Did nothing for me. There was no mystery there.

The plot was pretty much Jem being discovered on YouTube. I get it. It’s 2016. Times have changed of course since the eighties. But, you could have easily done a plot that matched the cartoon. Let’s see. We have an orphanage. There’s the music company.  Jem the original, had a scifi twist in it. There is so much right there, they could have done. They could have even thrown some action in the movie.

Synergy. Oh, Synergy. Another pet peeve right there. She was not meant to be a small robot.

There is a chance I might have liked this movie. Maybe if I never saw the cartoon or maybe a teenager. This movie was not directed towards the fans. It was more for teens I felt. Yes, I like a good inspirational movie. But, the cut scenes to YouTube videos of random people drove me crazy. Oh, and what Jerrica discovers at the end? Seriously that was the discovery?

Side note for another pet peeve. Kimber. Poor Kimber. I won’t spoil it, but if you watched the cartoon just remember how jealous she would get at times. Movie? Her character drove me crazy. I won’t even get started on how Kimber and Jerrica didn’t seem like sisters in the movie.

Some interesting facts. Samantha Newark who did the voice of Jem and Jerrica? She had a cameo. There were a couple lines in the movie that references the show. They did say, “truly outage.” Plus a couple lines were taken out of the theme song.

I hope this doesn’t stop you from seeing the movie. Please do. Let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from other fans of Jem. I leave you with the theme song of the cartoon.