The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 17 – Old Money

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Season 2

Episode 17 – Old Money

Couch Gag – This time Grampa Simpson is asleep on the couch when the family all arrive.

Plot SynopsisAfter Grampa’s new girlfriend dies and leaves him $106,000 in her will, he tries to decide what to do with it.

What is going on reallyThe episode starts when the family dump of Grampa back to the retirement home, realizing Homer will be old one day they decide they are going to treat Grampa next time.

Meanwhile back at the retirement home Grampa Simpson meets Bea Simmons and sparks instantly fly between the two. When the Simpsons take Grampa Simpson away for their day with him it just so happens to be Bea’s birthday but Homer doesn’t believe she is real.

When the trip ends up going overnight Bea passes away he blames Homer for missing her final moments. Abe inherits $106,000 from Bea promising not to give Homer any of it but also grabbing the attention of the people but wanting to spend the money on the things he believes to be fun.

Deciding he wants to treat someone or certain people who deserve it, listening to dreams of the whole town but who will he pick?

Star Character

Grampa Simpsonld-money

Final ThoughtsThis is a very good episode showing that you should always look at to see how to spend money you end up getting suddenly and never know what to spend it on. It also shows that people will always have dreams but not always deserving of the money.

Rating 5/5

2017 Watched List – Part 10

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

1.    John Wick Chapter 2

2.     The Outsiders

3.     Corrupt

4.     Apollo 13

5.     Nebraska

6.     By the Sea

7.     Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

8.     The Italian Job (1969)

9.     VooDoo

10. Love, Rosie

Favourite Film
John Wick: Chapter 2john-wick-2

A pure action sequel that lives up to the original and continues to build the universe the film takes place in, this role was built for Keanu and you can see how much he enjoys playing it.

Worst Film
By the Seaby-he-sea

This was boring, I don’t want to talk anymore about it.

Favourite Character
Charlie Crooker – The Italian Jobcaine

Charlie is the true wheeler and dealer criminal that is fun to watch getting himself into trouble and then out of them. He also has the most memorable quote of anyone on this list.

Worst Character
Roland – By the Seapitt

Roland is the alcoholic husband of the couple who just drinks, rants, drinks, rants you know this could go on a while.

Star Performance
Bruce Dern – Nebraskabruce

I knew Bruce had been nominated for the Oscar for this role and know I fully understand why, because he was fantastic in this role and you fully understand everything he was going through.

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.

Opinion Battles Results – Favourite Car Chase

Opinion Battles Results

Favourite Car Chase

This round we have had an excellent selection of Car Chase but just which one was the most popular?

2nd

Choices – Mad Max Fury Road and Bullitt

Players – Table 9 Mutant, Movie Rob

Points – 4.5

1st

Choice – Blues Brothers

Players – Tom, Rachel, Kira and S.G. Liput

Points – 12

If you want to take part in the next round, we are looking at Which Film Should NEVER have had a sequel.

send you choices to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk.

Closing Date – Saturday 27th May 2017

Here is the table, (Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews, Kim – Tranquil Dreams, J – Film & Nuance, Cinema Parrot Disco, Rob – Movie Rob, Damien Riley – Riley Film Reviews, Emma – Emma Explains It All, S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason, Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews, Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews, Kira – Film and Tv 101, Allie – Often Off Topic, Ben – Views From The Sofa, Mike – screenkickermovies.com, Carl Wonders – Listening to Film) can anyone take this league by storm like last year?

 

The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 16 – Bart’s Dog Gets An F

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Season 2

Episode 16 – Bart’s Dog Gets An F

Couch Gag – This time we get the whole family, pets included all happy on the sofa.

Plot SynopsisAfter an uncontrollable Santa’s Little Helper destroys several important Simpson possessions, Homer announces that he will be thrown out of the house unless he completes obedience training.

What is going on reallyThis episode starts with Homer struggling to control Santa’s Little Helper that is destroying the family’s possession before going on his own adventure through Springfield. Meanwhile Lisa gets sick with the mumps meaning she will be missing school against Bart’s wishes.

When Homer spends $125 on a pair of trainers, Santa’s Little Helper destroys making this the final straw, Homer forces Bart to make Santa’s Little Helper go through obedience training. Lisa stuck at home finds herself hooked on soap operas.

This puts the whole family on a full in a position of whether to keep or get rid of Santa’s Little Helper, this puts Bart on his biggest test of his life as he is force to train Santa’s Little Helper who just doesn’t learn.

Star Character

Santa’s Little Helperbarts-dog-gets-af

Final ThoughtsThis is an episode that dog owners would love, we all know how hard it is to train a dog at first but when you finally get it done you will be just as happy as the dog. I did enjoy this and would be happy to watch it once more.

Rating 5/5

The Simpsons Challenge – Season 2 – Episode 15 – Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

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Season 2

Episode 15 – Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Couch Gag – This time Maggie pops out of Marge’s hair.

Plot SynopsisAfter Grampa is hospitalized, he reveals that Homer has a half-brother, and the family soon discovers the brother, named Herb, owns a car company. However Herb’s hiring of Homer to design a new car may be his undoing.

What is going on reallyWe start with a McBain movie that is a clear piss take of Arnie with Grampa Simpson and Jasper both hating the movie and complaining only to have a heart attack.

This leads to Grampa Simpson confessing to having an affair before he got married to Homer’s mother leading to Homer going on a mission to find his lost half-brother.

After finding Herbert the family head to Detroit to meet only to learn that Herbert owns his own motor company richer beyond anything Homer can believe.

Herbert gives Homer a chance to help design his latest car, with the car is designed it ends up ruining Herbert leading to the two going their separate ways for good.

Star Character

Homeroh-brother

Guest Appearance

Danny DeVito as Herb Powell

Final ThoughtsThis is an episode that deals with the idea that we might not know all our family. We also get a few looks at the modern cars of today with Homer’s design sequences showing just how the show always seemed to know the future. But overall this episode did lack that final punch I felt it could have had.

Rating 3/5