Friday, August 28, 2020

Watch or Nah? : Unhinged

 Hello World!


It was the first weekend of movie theater re-opening, and this is what we got!


Film/ Television Show Information

Name: Unhinged

Genre:  Action, Thriller

Director : Derrick Borte

Main Cast:  Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Jimmi Simpson

Ratings


1 = Trash

2 =Meh

3 = OK

4 = Solid

5 = Bomb


Acting/ Performance



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Comments:  
Academy-award winner Russell Crowe is the star of this film, and he does a great job of playing  raging lunatic. And overall the acting is fine, but there were a few times where I just wasn't believing 'Kyle'. And maybe that's just me being hard on child actors.

Writing/Screenplay


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Comments: 
From the opening scenes, you could tell this film was going to be too much. From all the random news clips and sound bites, you could tell the writers really couldn't pick the message they were trying to send, so they picked them all. It's like someone asked them "What are you trying to convey in this film?" And they answered "Yes"

Cinematography 


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Comments:
I get what the filmmakers were trying to do with the in car driving shots and close ups, but some of the scenes that were meant to be foreshadowing were too obvious and heavy handed. It was like make sure you look hear where she puts her phone, because it won't be there when she gets back.

Costume Design




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Comments:
I'm not going to knock any major points off for costumes. I mean it is what is for a film like this, and there were no obvious mistakes. 

Editing/Special Effects



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Comments:
Minus the beginning, which felt a little choppy to me, it got most things right.

Sound/Music


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Comments: 
Like most things in this film, the score was pretty bland. It played bad guy music for the bad guy, intense music for the intense scenes, etc. It didn't really add anything to the film.

Overall Rating (average the rating numbers above)  - 2.6/5.0

Recommendation: Nah! 😕

Honestly, if this hadn't been the only new movie playing, I wouldn't have watched it. I heard this movie was bad, so I came in with low expectations, and it did not disappoint. This is a bad movie. I would not recommend it. There is really nothing worth watching in this movie, unless you just have to see all of Russell Crowe's films.  If you really just want to see a movie, then by all means, go see Unhinged, otherwise I'd pass.

Au Revoir,
~Kerin

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Kerin's Top Ten: Netflix Shows

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So thanks to COVID, I think we've all been spending more time on streaming services. Now I was already a binge-watcher, so that didn't really change, but I thought I'd let you guys now what I've been watching on Netflix. So here's my top ten Netflix shows (Netflix originals - not just shows I watch on Netflix because I can't be bothered to keep up with watching the show every week)

 1. Queer Eye

"You being your true self isn't going to offend anybody. It's very unlikely that people are going to cause you an issue just because you are being yourself. And if they're concerned, that's on them. You're happy." — Tan France

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    This show just brings me pure joy, and that's all I'm going say about it!

2.  Lucifer

“The good news is that whilst all dogs go to Heaven, you’d be surprised how many pigs are waiting for you in Hell.”  - Lucifer

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I know it's technically not a Netflix original, but the last two seasons are, so it counts. This show combines two of my favorite genres: Supernatural fantasy and crime procedural. So if you're a fan of those genres as well, you'll love it. 

3.  The Dragon Prince

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I wasn't expecting to like this show, but it was a surprise. It starts off slow, but after the first 2 or 3 episodes, it really gets going, and you'll be hooked into the story!

 4. Daredevil

 “I’m not seeking penance for what I’ve done, I’m asking forgiveness…for what I’m about to do.” - Matt Murdock

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I think this was first Netflix original I watched that I actually enjoyed, and it still remains one of my favorites. 

5. Altered Carbon

Science Fiction GIF by NETFLIX

This one was another surprise.  I'm not even sure why I decided to watch it, but I was instantly hooked. I watched the whole first season in 2 days (and only took me 2 days, because I started at 10 o'clock at night)

6. The Bodyguard

The most shocking moments in Netflix's Bodyguard

So yeah I know that technically this is a BBC show, but it was distributed through Netflix in my country, so it's a Netflix original for me. And also, it's just really good. This show gets going from the jump, and it's just full of twists and turns until the end. It's only 6 episodes, but it's a lot.

7. Never Have I Ever

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I loved this show. It's so cute and funny. It's exactly what you want in a teenage coming of age show. I really hope it gets a season 2!

8. Castlevania

"Killing you was the point. Living through it was just a luxury." - Trevor Belmont

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I remember watching this show because the first season was so short, so I thought even if I didn't like it, I wouldn't be wasting too much time. But then I watched it and I liked it. If you're a fan of supernatural shows, like me, then you'll like it. 

9. Stranger Things

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It took me a long time to give this show a chance, because I'm not usually a fan of children main characters, but despite that I still enjoy the show. 

10. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


"I Envy You. I've Never Been Able To Meet Me." - Titus
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This show was a major suprise for me, because I am really particular about comedies. I don't really watch them, but this show is HILARIOUS.  


Au Revoir 
~Kerin

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tuesdays with Kerin: Welcome Back Tuesday

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Hello World!

Happy Belated Kobe Day...Happy Pre-Hump day... hmmm... neither one of those really work, but today is Tuesday, August 25,2020, and I am back, so Happy Tuesday. Happy Welcome Back Tuesday! I don't know what I'm saying. It's been so long since I've done this. In fact it's been exactly 2 years. That's right, my last post was 2 years ago today. That's crazy. 

You're probably wondering why I decided to try to blog again after so long. Well, I was bored one day, and I came across my blog. It was fun  going through my old posts, and I remembered how much joy I use to get from it. And I thought why not give it another go. I'm not promising that I will be perfect and post everyday or even every week, but I will be posting again. I'm trying to find things that make me happy, and blogging made me happy, so I'm going to try it again.

Now it's been way too long for me to try to catch you up on everything, so I won't. But like everyone else COVID sort of put my life on pause for while, but things are starting to get back to normal. NBA is back. Movie theaters are open (review of Unhinged coming soon). So basically my whole life is back.  But I guess there are some big things that have happened in my 2 year hiatus that you should know about. 

Firs,t I bought my first car. It's a white Kia Soul, and I love it! I was so happy. I got exactly what I wanted. 

 Secondly, I graduated from college. Yeah, so now I am a full-time adult, and yeah it sucks. It's not that I miss school so much as I miss not having to go to work.  Anyway, those are the big things. I want to keep this post pretty short and sweet, so I'll end it here, but you'll be hearing from me soon!



Au Revoir,

~Kerin