Sasq-Watch (2017)

Director: Drew Hall

Writer: James Weldon (Screenplay)

Starring: Paul Brittain, Adam Herschman, Christinee Betley, Neil Flynn, Tim Meadows, Dean J West, Sherri Eakin

 

Plot: Uber geeks Nigel and Oscar want nothing more than to capture definitive evidence of a Sasquatch. When their guide bails on them, they must resort to using a mis-matched group of outdoor enthusiasts. Meanwhile, their rival Claus, also on the hunt for the “Squatch”, races to beat them to the prize in this documentary style comedy.


Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Quirky Parody Film

 

Story: Sasq-Watch! Starts as we meet brothers Nigel (Brittain) and Oscar (Herschman) who have been searching for sasquatch for years, knowing this is the last year to claim a reward for proof of its existence they head off on their next expedition to prove it is real.

Needing a guide they brothers must look to the estranged Samson (Flynn) and sister of one of their late friends Jamie (Bently) a young woman that would rather be going to a party area, but it is the appearance of the brother’s rival Claus (Meadows) that completes the expedition challenge for them.

 

Thoughts on Sasq-Watch

 

Characters – Nigel is the leader of the expedition, he hosts the show, he shows the knowledge of bigfoot and is determined to make the discovery over his enemy Claus. Oscar is the brother of Nigel, who is happy to go along with Nigel’s plans because he also saw sasquatch once, he does have a crush on Jamie, but does seem out of place in the forest. Jamie is a young woman that was friends with one of Nigel & Oscar’s friends, she is forced into going on this by her father that will pay her tuition if she goes. At times this character is the fish out of water stating the obvious when things are going wrong. Samson is the guide that believes he has once encountered bigfoot, he has wild stories that could easily be true, but it is the unease of his telling them that scare the group. Claus is the rival of Nigel that has spent years staying ahead of him even though he isn’t a scientist who likes being in the wild.

PerformancesPaul Brittian does bring the most energy to this film with his positive character that keeps us wanting to see where things can go. Adam Herschman does bring the slapstick to this movie getting laughs when needed but also showing us how to do the serious side of the film. Christine Bently brings the beauty to the film being great as the one that doesn’t want to be there without becoming whiny. Neil Flynn does give us a performance which is like his most famous role in Scrubs while Tim Meadows delights as the over the top out of his comfort zone rival.

StoryThe story plays into the idea that people will give up large parts of their lives searching for bigfoot, giving us a comic parody tone to the film. We have people lost in the woods and needing to look at moments in their lives to find the true answers to this expedition. This is a fun simple story that works for comedy without being a laugh a minute and does fall into the quirky side of things.

ComedyThe comedy uses mostly parody at people who hunt for bigfoot, it has moments of slapstick as well as moments which involve a story going further than the characters are comfortable hearing.

SettingsMost of the film is set just in the forest which is fine, it works for the film and gets a good pay off in one of the final jokes.


Scene of the Movie –
Separate moments in the woods.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Samson does seem to disappear for moments in the final part of the film.

Final ThoughtsThis is a fun comedy, the fans of comedy will enjoy it, it doesn’t fall into stupid levels of comedy and gets plenty of good laughs when needed.

 

Overall: Fun little comedy.

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2018 Anticipated Film #19 Aquaman

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.

Aquaman

Main CastJason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard

Plot – Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.

Will I Enjoy It?If this hits the Wonder Woman levels I will enjoy this but, lets hope it doesn’t go down the Batman v Superman path.

Will it be successful? It gets the Christmas release, which could make it go in any direction if we are being honest.

Release Date (UK)21st December 2018

2017 Watched List – Part 40

2017 Movie Watched List

Movie Watched list are always interesting to read to see what order people watch films in, over the past two years I have started doing watched lists with two different styles to talk about the over 1000 movies I had seen. This year I decided to mix it up once more. This time I will be listing the films in 10 like before and then picking just my favourites on a couple of subject’s I am picking favourites over best because sometimes the best films are difficult re-watches which is why I like the term favourite.

Here is 391 – 400

1.    Okja

2.    Great Expectations

3.    13 Hours

4.    The Windmill Massacre

5.    Keanu

6.    And Soon Darkness

7.    Ladder 49

8.    War for the Planet of the Apes

9.    Pet

10.The Facility

Favourite Film
War for the Planet of the Apes

This is the perfect ending to the trilogy with one of the best story arcs for a character ever put onto film. the film will shock you and will leave you wanting to re-watch the whole saga once again.

Worst Film
The Facility

This horror missed the opportunity required to make it scary on any level.

Any other question you would like to know about the selection feel free to leave a comment and I will answer or maybe even add to future Watched Lists.

KICKBOXER: RETALIATION RELEASES ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 26TH JANUARY 2018.

KICKBOXER: RETALIATION RELEASES ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 26TH JANUARY 2018.

KICKBOXER: RETALIATION AND THE KICKBOXER BOX SET, WILL ALSO RELEASE ON DVD & BLU-RAY 5TH MARCH 2018, COURTESY OF KALEIDOSCOPE HOME ENTERTAINMENT.

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Synopsis:

One year after the events of Kickboxer: Vengeance, Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. But while he is preparing for an MMA title shot, he is drugged and wakes up in a Thai prison. His captors want him to face a colossus named Mongkut – in return, Sloan will get $2million dollars and his freedom. If he doesn’t fight,
his wife will die. So Sloan has no other choice but to undergo his most rigorous training yet, under some very unexpected mentors, in order to take on this dreaded opponent.

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Key Talent:

Jean-Claude Van Damme (Bloodsport, Hard Target)

Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Fortress)

Mike Tyson (The Hangover, Rocky Balboa)

Sara Malakul Lane (Kickboxer: Vengeance)

Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Vengeance; Stunt performer Suicide Squad, Warcraft, X-Men: Apocalypse)

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Game of Thrones)

Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Former Brazilian Footballing Legend)

Dimitri Logothetis (Director, Body Shot, The Lost Angel)

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