The Gift Kept Me Guessing (No Spoilers)

This is going to be a much shorter post that I intended it to be. I saw The Gift yesterday and it was a really good movie. It still sits at a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and it deserves it. I highly recommend this movie if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers. Jason Bateman was great in this movie and it was nice to see him in something other than a comedy. Joel Edgerton made his directorial debut with this film and he also wrote and starred in it. He played the awkward, creepy guy part really well. Some of the conversations between Gordo (Edgerton) and Simon (Bateman) were painful to watch because of how awkward they were. Overall the performances from the main actors were excellent. This movie is a bit of a slow burn, nothing really starts happening until later in the movie. I don’t mind a good slow burn like this, when everything finally comes out in the end it’s quick a shock. This is easily one of the most fucked up movies I’ve seen in a while. I can’t say a whole lot about the plot without ruining it so I’m just going to leave it vague. That’s why this is going to be such a short post, I don’t want to give anything away because I think everyone should just go and see the movie. This is a movie that keeps you guessing until the very end. I was hooked into it from the first trailer I saw and it was definitely worth seeing at the theater. That’s all I really want to say about The Gift, so go see it! See ya next time!

What I’ve Been Up to

So I haven’t really been posting much on here lately. I’ve been pretty busy, I haven’t given up on my blog or anything like that. A chunk of my time has been taken up by an online class I’m taking about being a veterinary assistant, there’s only a couple of weeks left of it. This week I’m on vacation from work so I’ll have some time to catch up on posts. Also, both yesterday and today, I’ve been at a local comic convention! I don’t really get the chance to go to the bigger cons, so I’m really glad that there’s one I can go to. This year’s celebrity guests are Lloyd Kaufman from Troma Entertainment, Verne Troyer, David Yost and Walter E. Jones (original Power Rangers OMG!). So it’s been a pretty exciting weekend (not so much for my wallet though)! I got pictures with both of the Power Rangers and Verne Troyer (posted on my Twitter). The panel with David Yost and Walter Jones was really fun, they had some cool stories. I bought a lot of cool prints that I got signed by the artists (so much art, so little wall space). I also got the movie Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and had it signed by Lloyd Kaufman (such a cool guy).Read More »

I’ve Been Watching A Lot of Netflix Lately

This is just another quick post about what I’ve been watching lately. I’ve been trucking right through a bunch of stuff on Netflix. I caught up on two series and started some others. So here’s a quick list up my recent Netflix history:

Daredevil

I finally finished the last few episodes I had of Netflix’s Daredevil series. I absolutely loved this version of Daredevil (much better than the early 2000s Ben Affleck movie). It was very brutal, which is quite different from the more lighthearted MCU films. There were so many cringe worthy and uncomfortable moments of violence. I think the most intense was a scene where a guy gets his head bashed in by a car door, I think I yelled ‘oh shit’ a few times during it while freaking out (this coming from a horror fan, go figure). I would very much recommend this series and I’m really excited for season 2. Read More »