“As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.”
My Review: Nicolas Cage was extra funny in this movie. I felt like his acting was over-the-top and not all that good. I had a hard time believing he was ever scared and his character was rather cowardly though he was meant to come off as brave. I always love Nicole Kidman. I let out a loud gasp when the twist about the twist was revealed. I liked that the daughter was included, usually in films like this the kids are just miraculously gone for the day. It was a fun and exciting-to-watch film. It wasn’t utterly jaw-dropping but, definitely some good entertainment.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I Watched It On: Filmrise
“A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.””
My Review: You guys probably know by now that I’m a pretty big fan of Machine Gun Kelly [MGK] but, somehow when I clicked on this movie I didn’t even know he was in it until he appeared on the screen. I initially chose it for Dave Franco and Emma Roberts; who were both awesome, fantastic, spectacular in this and everything else I’ve ever watched them in!! I really thought MGK did an impressive job in his role and I hope to see him in more productions. The concept of Nerve was like a modern day Hunger Games. It was really an intense film that kept me entirely engaged. There was loads of action that had me gripping my butt cheeks together, with real concern for the characters. There were tons of heart dropping scenes and the ending was soooo satisfying.
My Rating: 4/5
I Watched It On: Hulu
“A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.”
My Review: I can’t rate or review this film fairly because I have to admit I fell asleep for 20 minutes in the beginning of it. I watched all of the important parts, I figure since I read the book, I didn’t miss anything? The little boy, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), is extremely talented. He is definitely one of the best child actors I’ve ever watched on screen. His emotions seem so real and his eyes show so much sadness at all of the right times. You will bawl your eyes out and find yourself literally shouting for their justice. This movie is downright dark and dirty, it will break your heart into a thousand pieces. I liked that more was added to the end of the story and that they tied everything up a little better than the book did. I highly recommend watching this with a box of tissues by your side!
My Rating: 4.5/5
I Watched It On: Netflix
My Friend Dahmer (2017)
“A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.”
My Review: Okay, so I’ve heard A LOT of gruesome stories about Jeffrey Dahmer but, I had never watched nor read anything about him before. My sister told me that Ross Lynch was in this film so I just had to order it on Vudu when T-Mobile Tuesdays gave me a $5.50 credit. He was absolutely phenomenal and totally believable. He was definitely the right amount of creepy, he was unsure of himself, mysterious, he slouched his shoulders, and drooped his eyes… I mean, wow, it was so entertaining just watching him pull this role off SO extremely well. I think the story is a bit slow… it’s kind of gorey but waaaay less than what I was hoping for. I don’t understand why Derf befriended Dahmer in the first place [this film is based on a novel by Derf Backderf who went to high school with Jeffrey] – it seemed like he always had bad intentions but, tried to make himself look better than he was for the novel/film. I don’t understand the drawings… what was the point of them? I want to discuss the ending but I’d sound evil and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so, I won’t…
My Rating: 3.5/5
I Watched It On: Vudu
What films have you watched recently? Have you seen any of the ones I reviewed above? What did you think about them? What streaming app do you usually watch films on?
*All images were found on IMDb*