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Media Update 8/11/22

August 11, 2022

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

I really enjoyed the first Escape Room which had great production design so I knew I would eventually watch the sequel. This one follows soon after the first movie, with the survivors being thrown into another mysterious game. Taylor Russell returns to be the star of the movie and she is great at carrying the movie. They do a good job of making the other characters feel full and rounded instead of just cannon fodder. The real star here once again is the production design and the tension of the escape rooms. They really designed the heck out of these things and it shows. I would love for this series to continue in some way. It is a great franchise but it could be amazing if it continues even after the current arc is over. I recommend this movie.

Tron: Legacy

The aesthetics of the original definitely rocked my world as a kid and I have been playing KH Dream Drop Distance lately so it was time to watch this movie. The movie picks up years after the events of the first movie with Kevin Flynn’s son trying to find his father. Jeff Bridges returns and oddly puts on one of his best performances in his career, in my opinion. He is also a lot of fun to watch in general. Olivia Wilde plays a manic pixie dream girl but is also fun to watch. Garrett Hedlund is serviceable as young punk action star. Michael Sheen devours scenery whole and is delightful. The movie has a strong story but the visuals are even stronger. It captures the feel of the original but updates everything to look even better. The score is also done by Daft Punk so that’s amazing. I recommend this movie.

Devour (2005)

I stumbled upon this movie on Prime and I couldn’t resist as a fan of Supernatural. A young man is enticed to play a strange and violent game that starts to take over his life. Jensen Ackles stars and is great at being a young punk who is somehow both likable and despicable. 

Dominique Swain plays the best friend with benefits. Teach Grant play the unbalanced friend who introduces the game. Shannyn Sossamon plays a nurse who wants to help the main character figure out the mystery. The movie is very strange and the visuals are violent and trippy. The plot is somehow confusing even when it ends up not being that complicated. I feel like a lot of it was done just for shock value. I do not recommend this movie unless you are a hardcore Jensen Ackles fan and you like B horror movies.

Music of the Week:

Bella Poarch – Dolls

Jackson Wang – Cruel

NBA Youngboy – Proof

Pharrell Williams – Cash In Cash Out

Mashup of the Week:

jake bourey – Holla Back Girl If Ya Hear Me

Weekly Update:

This week’s theme is “Deadly Games”

  • I watched a ton of YouTube and Twitch: Barry Kramer, Gabi Belle, Attorney Tom, Impact Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling, Cruel World Happy Mind, Emily D. Baker, Wendigoon, Conaco, LS Mark, Maggie Mae Fish, Rina de Coro, Deerbits, LegalEagle, NWA
  • I watched more Riverdale Season 5
  • I watched more Umbrella Academy Season 3
  • I watched more The Flash Season 8
  • I watched more Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified
  • I watched Evil Toons
  • I watched The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (Rifftrax version)
  • I watched The Galaxy Invader (Rifftrax version)
  • I watched the House on Sorority Row (Rifftrax Version)
  • I watched Sisters of Death (Rifftrax Version)

Media Update 4/7/22

April 7, 2022

Escape Room

I have always really liked the concept of an escape room along with the lore but I never wanted to try one in real life. Too much anxiety. Having a movie full of deadly escape rooms is such a vicarious thrill. The movie was very intricate and every moment was tense. The lore was also really interesting and I could almost believe in these curated escape rooms. The power of the movie rests on two things: 1) The intricate and beautiful puzzles and 2) the cast’s chemistry. Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, and Jay Ellis are all so good together. It was so fascinating to watch them work off of each other. The movie is put together so well that it left me very satisfied. I recommend this movie.

The Protégé

Like the above, this movie has been on my radar for a little bit so I decided to go for it. An assassin for hire must dive headfirst into mystery and violence to avenge her mentor. The strength of the movie rests squarely on Maggie Q’s shoulders. She is so good in this role of the reticent yet snarky and determined. She was great. Samuel L. Jackson was as charming as ever as the mentor. I was really surprised by the continuing evolution and resurgence of Michael Keaton. He was such a good morally gray character who added so much to the movie. The movie would have been much poorer without him. It was a surprisingly unique movie. I recommend it.

The Scary House

This has been floating around on my Watchlist since it came out based solely on the font of the poster and the short blurb. This story is about a family who moves out of the city to a more rural town where they find that their house may be haunted. It feels a little bit like Stranger Things, What Lies Beneath, and Broadchurch thrown into an Austrian blender. It is a German-language film with a bit of Slovenian tossed in. It is primarily a murder mystery with supernatural elements. There is a lot of quirky sitcom comedy but also f-bombs so I do not know who this was supposed to be for. It starts slow and I was going to tap out but I stuck with it and it got way more interesting. Still, I am not sure I would recommend it. 

Music of the Week:

Silk Sonic – Smokin’ Out the Window

Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet

Tyler, the Creator – Come on, Let’s Go

DMX – Bath Salts (Audio) ft. JAY-Z, Nas

Mashup of the Week: 

vixoria drift – Indestructible? THATS WHAT I WANT

  • Weekly Update:
  • This week’s theme is “Survival”
  • I finished Scream Season 2
  • I watched more The Mentalist Season 7
  • I watched more Peacemaker Season 1
  • I watched more Nancy Drew Season 3
  • I watched more Supergirl Season 6
  • I watched more Theodosia Season 1
  • I watched more Rosewood Season 1
  • I watched more Legends of Tomorrow Season 6
  • I watched more Archive 81 Season 1
  • I watched more Riverdale Season 4

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