Movie Reviews 101 Year Review

Movie Reviews 101 Year Review

2017 has ended and what better way to finish the year, to look back at the year and see how far we have come.

First I would like to thank everyone who has visited, liked or commented on any of my posts, we have reached a comfortable level of traffic visiting the site on a daily basis.

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We had a new Champion in Opinion Battles congratulations S.G. Liput from Rhyme and Reason.

I would like to thank any of the publicists that have given me a chance to see movies I wouldn’t normal get a chance to see from all around the world.

Talking Stars has gotten bigger and better through the year and we even had our first interview on the show with director David Palamaro who directed Murder Made Easy.

Matt Tory gave me a chance to see his movie ‘We Make Movies’ and even designed a poster with one of my quotes on, which for me is a huge achievement and something I had been aiming for in recent years.

I have also returned to Youtube with reviews and will be looking to bring videos to everyone on a more regular basis.

Looking into the future I am taking on my biggest ambitious project yet, with the ABC Film Challenge, where I am using the first 27 days of each month to give a different answer on different themes for every single month of the year.

This has been a fantastic year for me, I will be looking to reach the next level in the next year and hopefully you can all join me on this journey.

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Movies I Missed in 2017

Movies I Missed in 2017

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This is just going to be a list of films that I missed in 2017, mostly because of time, not being released in the UK yet and not caring about certain movies, but this are the more popular ones I missed. These movies will not be feature in my awards features coming up through the next month.

·         Coco

·         The Florida Project

·         Battle of the Sexes

·         The Disaster Artist

·         Three Billboards

·         The Shape of Water

·         Call me By Your Name

·         I, Tonya

·         Downsizing

·         The Death of Stalin

·         The Post

·         The Phantom Thread

·         Suburbicon

·         Darkest Hour

·         Cars 3

·         Despicable Me 3

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Franchise Weekend – The Prophecy II (1998)

Director: Greg Spence

Writer: Matt Greenberg, Greg Spence (Screenplay) Gregory Widen (Characters)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Russell Wong, Jennifer Beals, Brittany Murphy, Eric Roberts, Glenn Danzig, Steve Hytner


Plot: Gabriel returns to try to destroy the human race he despises so much, with the help of a suicidal teen and the opposition of the angel Danyael.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Slow Sequel


Story: The Prophecy II starts as the former angel Gabriel (Walken) returns from hell to once again give the angels the upper hand in the battle for heaven. Angel Danyael (Wong) also has plans for this battle which involves impregnating Valerie (Beals), Danyael continues to eliminate Gabriel’s army as the two battle for the upper hand in this battle. Valerie is carrying the child written in prophecy that could help one side win the war but who will walk out of this battle alive?


Thoughts on The Prophecy II


Characters/PerformanceGabriel is back and even deadlier than last time wanting to take his war back to heaven but he just isn’t as threatening as he was before because he doesn’t understand technology now. Danyael is a hugely forgettable character that is an angel on the good side of the battle. Valerie is a nurse that becomes the mother too be in the battle between good and evil.

Performance wise, Walken just isn’t as menacing as he once was, Wong is forgettable throughout and Beals is fine but not at the level of Madsen.

StoryThe story continues to build on the battle within heaven being played out on Earth, this tries to give us a bigger world battle but in the end it just feels like more of the same.

Fantasy/HorrorWe move into fantasy more here by learn of prophecies and different angels but this doesn’t reach the horror needed for the subject.

SettingsThe settings are once again forgettable and could be used for any film out there.

Special EffectsWe continue to have weak special effects that all come off dated.

Final ThoughtsWeak sequel that just doesn’t capture anything from the first film and you can see how it ended up on DVD.


Overall: Poor sequel.




2018 Anticipated Film #31 Insidious The Last Key

2018 Anticipated Film

2017 was one of my favourite years for movies in years, so through the month of December I am going to look at 31 movies that I am looking forward to in the year of 2018, they are not in any order just 31 I want to discuss.

Insidious: The Last Key

Main CastLin Shaye, Javier Botet, Josh Stewart

Plot – Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet – in her own family home.

Will I Enjoy It?I want to say no, as I didn’t like the third film but you never know I might get surprised.

Will it be successful? It should make money coming out early in the year could effect it though.

Release Date (UK)12th January 2018

The ABC Film Challenge starts in January

The ABC Film Challenge starts in January

For the month of January I am going to be doing my daily posts for my favourite movies, stars, directors or characters from 2017, come and join in and follow me along this ABC challenge. If you want to guess which ones I have picked let me know in the comments below, if you want to join in let me know and we can compare choices.