Greatest Unlikely Hero Movies:The Post Never Posted Until Today

Yes my last post said final post. I wrote this a while back and never posted until today.  So today let’s talk about comebacks. The unlikely hero the feel good stories.  Movies that make you root for the little guy so here is a list of movies with some unlikely heroes.  Here is a video for the unlikely hero.  Check out all the links for unlikely hero moments
How about these unkikely heroes?

The Three Amigos

The Other Guys
When the top guns are no longer around you go with the Other Guys.

The Other Guys

They might not be marines but they get the job done.

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The Final Post at the Kenny Critic Huge Movie Blog

Well it’s time to move on….. Now not from my enjoyment of movies but just from the Kenny Critic Huge Movie Blog.  It’s been a good run but as my life has become busier with other commitments and it’s difficult to put forth a great product when you have limited time.   It also may just me growing up or being more committed to my other endeavors but rest assure this was a lot of fun and this final post will be just that fun.  Even if this is your first visit here I hope you get a kick out of this as I had a great time making each post.

Now how do start a movie blog with an end?

How about super heroes?


Great lines?

Bad guys?

Great characters?

Even more characters?


Animated movies?

A Final Review, sure why not?


The Dark Knight Rises

Figure lets go out with a bang!  With a review of the “Dark Knight Rises” and always a bit more for my visitors.  Here is the final review at the blog.

It’s a peaceful time for Gotham City as this is a celebration of a 8 year anniversary of many events in Gotham.  One the disappearance of the cape crusader Batman, who is now a ex criminal and murderer of Harvey Dent in the minds of Gotham elite.  Two the death of Harvey Dent which also brought about he Dent Act that has pressured mob violence to an all time low since the law’s inception.  Three Commissioner Gordon has never been so popular but even he knows the truth that all of this peace and quite is not really all Dent’s doing but the man behind the mask who took the fall for Dent’s demise.

Speaking of the man behind the mask, Bruce Wayne has also gone into a long lasting family leave from Wayne Enterprises.  He has not been seen in Gotham for many years and Alfred is the only one that sees the once popular face of Gotham City.  Despite hosting this anniversary party Wayne is not one for public appearance even if he still is financing an event that does have its importance.

While not attending the party in Bruce’s estate Bruce does come across a woman dressed as one of his own but certainly not there to help Bruce but to steal something from Bruce Wayne.  As this woman has an ulterior motive to get private information against Bruce Wayne and perhaps force Bruce out of semi retirement from not only being Bruce Wayne but maybe returning as the Batman.

This woman is the one they call Catwoman and she has peeked Bruce’s interest as why she is targeting him?  Seems as this slick chick has got some important friends that are looking to oust Bruce Wayne from his own company, but why?  Bruce’s once proud enterprises has become a joke with his extended leave from the company.

Enter a man named Bane!  Bane has got some interest in other things that Wayne Enterprises does have and that is access to Fox, Bruce’s and Batman’s private investor for Batman’s many toys including a fusion reactor.  This reactor is intended for energy purposes however in the wrong hands is an atomic bomb with the power to destroy all of Gotham city.  Although Bane is not a subtle mercenary looking to just steal some toys he wants to plan revenge as Bane is an exiled member of Henri Duchard legion of darkness.  The guy Liam Neesen plays in “Batman Begins”.  Bane has got some anger to release and does it in a big way.

All of this of course brings Batman out of retirement and since Batman is seen as a murderer he becomes a side show in all of this Bane-ness and Batman once again takes the fall.  Bane plans everything to perfection, including using Catwoman to bring Batman to him and then Bane has his way with the once proud hero. Bane breaks Batman into pieces and hence can anyone really stop Bane with his plan for not only total annihilation but total anarchy among Gotham?  Bane has covered all angels including putting Commissioner Jim Gordon on the sidelines as well as taking care of the Mayor of Gotham with a big bang no one expects.

Only a few remain that can help and the Dark Knight must Rise again if anyone is going to stop Bane, his army and his destructive plan for total anarchy.

Overall the Dark Knight Rises was pretty good I’ll give it four stars.  I tried to separate this movie from the second and really that movie is its own movie now as the “Dark Knight.”  This movie and director Christopher Nolan tried to pry back into the original inception of Batman with the “Batman Begins” story and he ties this movie and that one in very well.  Even Liam Neesen has a cameo as well as twisted mind Scarecrow who has now been in all three movies whom completed the sweep in the saga.  Catwoman was a pleasant addition as well as Blake a police officer who has a common background with Bruce Wayne as an orphan that made it some how through the system.  Bane was good, not great as the Joker of course, but still he added a new dimension to this film that focused more on his tyrannical ways and his brute strength.  The voice took a while to get used to with a Darth Vader kind of affect but still it added more depth to his character which was enjoyable.  If you have not seen it, go ahead it is a good movie and a nice addition to the saga.

Batman Saga Tribute

How about some more Previews?

Anchorman 2

Hangover 3

Man of Steel

The Place Beyond the Pines

Despicable Me 2 and pretty much everything coming out this summer!

Thank You

In closing I just want to say thank you for all the fans on facebook, followers on wordpress and supporters all over.  It’s been fun and of  my movie madness will continue just not in blog form, you can come to my facebook fan page and I will still add things there at the page.  Things like small reviews, movie clips and other movie moments.  The fan page will just be there to continue the blog where the blog left off.  Who know’s? Much like the Dark Knight we might rise again!

I leave you with this and thank you!

Wreck it Ralph: Movie Review

Wreck it Ralph

Time to “Wreck it Ralph” as this review is going to be fun! Ralph is a bad guy stuck in a video game.  A really old video game as in more like an old arcade game.  Yeah not your PlayStation twelve or X Box 480; Ralph is in 8 bit horror.  Here is a review for a cool movie that really anyone who loved old classic arcade games would enjoy.

Moreover Ralph is tired of being the same bad guy that wrecks everything while his nemesis well actually good Samaritan Fix it Felix fixes everything Ralph destroys.  The 8 bit hotel and it’s inhabitants that Ralph always tries to wreck has always sided with Felix of course as Ralph does try to break their home anytime someone drops a quarter in the Wreck it Ralph game.  However what happens when the arcade closes and no one is playing?

One night Ralph peeks in after game time is over and the members of the hotel are having a party while  Ralph must go home to his rubble besides the hotel he destroys every day and feels a  bit left out as the party he believes should include him.  Ralph then decides for once, he wants to be hero for once.  Why can’t a bad guy be a hero for once?  Everyone in Felix’s hotel laugh at the very idea and Ralph decides to go and make a name for himself.

Ralph has a point to prove and the next day Ralph goes to the arcade terminal which is kind of like the grand central station where arcade characters go  to get away from their own surroundings when game time is in sleep mode, there Ralph meets up at his weekly bad guy anonymous group where he and the gang think about how their villainous ways and how their image really affect one another and once again here Ralph pleas with the group he wants to be  a hero and once again among his peers they differ that once you are proclaimed bad or evil you must play the part and accept your destiny.

After his meeting Ralph still can’t get over his emotions and decides to go and do the one thing no arcade character is allowed.  Go into another game that is not the Wreck it Ralph game and break the rules of cross gaming as this action could not only affect the future of his game but any other game he goes into.  It’s sort of like in” the movie “Ghostbusters” ‘Do not cross the streams!”  He finds a new game called Hero’s Duty where Ralph might just find his metal and be a hero after all.

One huge problem? Ralph is not really up for being in a 3 dimensional world as his 8 bit persona are not quite ready for Hero’s Duty and when the game begins Ralph becomes a distraction to the real life player and Ralph is already starting to wreck things and not just in his own game but in others as well.  While in Hero’s Duty he breaks all rules and does get his medal but his actions create a new rift that send him to another game called Sugar Land where there Ralph may destroy their game also with Ralph’s action.

Ralph is surely trying to Wreck everything as once a game is seemed as not working properly in the real world it could cause an and end to the arcade games themselves and Ralph would be the next Turbo.  A former arcade great character who also went through an identity crisis and went over the edge.  Has Ralph lost his mind or will some how Ralph actually fix the problem he created?  Meanwhile back at “Wreck it Ralph” their game has become in jeopardy of being terminated for good without Ralph. Fix it Felix is the only one able to go try to find Ralph and help fix everything.  While searching for Ralph he runs into Calhoun from Hero’s Duty and she too is on a mission to stop Ralph from destroying anything else and the two become a strange duo to help bring back Ralph to sanity.

Meanwhile Ralph is lost in Sugar Land and there he loses his new metal from Hero’s Duty to a  feisty girl named Venellope   A girl who just want to race in the biggest race in her arcade world but for some reason no one wants her to as she has some irregularities about her that could cause problems for the other racers including King Candy the over seerer of the grand race.  The only way Venellope will give Ralph’s medal back is if Ralph helps her get into the big race.  Ralph might just wreck more games before he ever know’s his own is in jeopardy.

In summary “Wreck it Ralph” was a great movie.  I’ll give it four and half stars as it was my favorite animated movie of the year by far and will be pulling for it at the Oscars this month.  Disney has done it again and will rank up with other animated greats like “Toy Story” and “Monster Inc.”  Don’t be surprised if you don’t see a sequel as rumors are already spilling that this story could only be the beginning for “Wreck it Ralph.”

Here are some links for some other 8 bit fun!

Thanks for stopping as the end will be coming to a close at the Kenny Critic Huge Movie Blog as this review will be one of it’s last as there are only a few posts left before the end.

Top Five Most Visited, Revisited & Memorable Posts

While working on the last few posts for the grand finale of the Kenny Critic Huge Movie Blog here is a re cap of the top five most visited posts at this blog.   If you stick around after that a few of my own personal favorite and most memorable posts. Enjoy and in case you are new to the site or just can’t get enough since the last time welcome back.

"One more show"

#1 Fan Favorite

The Muppets are back and ready to find the inner Muppet within you.  With countless years and years of zero blockbuster movies that fans were accustomed to when the Muppet Show was a TV  juggernaut ,  it is time a  new generation of fans are  sure to  be born after the newest movie “The Muppets.”   Here is a review for The Muppet’s movie and who knows? Perhaps a tribute to more Muppet moments from the past.   Hey, we are in March people March Madness, Muppet Madness it makes sense.

Walter and Gary are brothers that have been through everything together.  Gary has always been there for Walter, regardless if he is a Muppet.  Walter is just your average Muppet that feels out-of-place sometimes living in Small Town USA with Gary and his wife Mary.  Mary and Gary’s ten-year anniversary are coming up and Gary always wanted to take Mary to Los Angles for their ten-year anniversary.   In addition Los Angeles is also home to Walter’s favorite Muppets, the gang from the Muppet Show.

Gary and Walter loved the Muppets when they were a big hit with the Muppet Show.  Walter never missed a show  and he is their number one fan.  Gary decides to take Walter on the trip to Los Angeles so that Walter can see the original Muppet studio where the Muppet Show was performed. However Gary warns Walter that the Muppet Show has not been on television for many years and many of the Muppets have not been seen for years and  is afraid that Walter will be disappointed to see that studio is now a forgotten landmark.

Such a forgotten landmark  that the deed for the studio space for the Muppet Show is about to run out.  Walter stumbles upon Tex Richman and his Muppet henchman while touring the studio in a secret meeting that once the deed runs out on the Muppet studio it will indeed be his to control and despite his first idea to make the studio a Muppet Museum, yet Tex has some other more moniacle plans to tear down the Muppet Show studio  for good and turn the area into a new oil reserve.

Walter is stunned to hear this evil plan to destroy his once beloved Muppets that he must do something and try to warn the Muppets that their studio is in grave danger.  With the help of Gary and Mary the three try to search for the frog, the legend , the forgotten green one , the one and only Kermit the Frog.  The three do indeed find Kermit yet Kermit is not been keeping up with the Muppet gang much these days.  He in fact has also lost touch with the whole gang because Kermit and the Muppets have not been a popular trend in the last ten years and more.  Walter Gary and Mary need to really get Kermit out of his funk and get him to go find the rest of the Muppets and save the Muppet Studio before Tex Richman destroys the one thing still standing that resembles the Muppets and their legacy.

Kermit with the help of 80’s robot, Mary, Gary and Walter can only save the studio if they somehow raise ten million dollars before the deed runs out.  Kermit believes the only way to raise that kind of money is to put on one last show live in Muppet Studios.  Let the road trip begin as Kermit must go on the road and find his now long-lost friends  and put on one more show to save the Muppets. Will the gang be the same?  Will the show even be a hit considering the Muppets are a  thing of the past?  Will Tex Richman indeed be the one that destroys the Muppets once and for all including taking their identities and remaking a spoof group called the Moopets?  All the Muppet Madness can only lead  to this movie that is full of surprise guests, Muppet humor like fart shoes and maybe a few short musical numbers.

Overall the Muppets was a good movie.  I wouldn’t say it was five-star material, but it was good to see the Muppet gang back and give it four stars.  Jason Segel wrote the story of the Muppets and did a great job creating the new Muppet Walter and the story.  I just didn’t like how Gary and Mary in the movie acted like complete morons and were really not that funny.  The Muppet movies of the past used close to life characters and these characters a were a bit too phony.  Cris Cooper as Tex Richman was a big stretch for me, including his short musical number which was kind of a dud .  The best part of this movie was the fact they are trying to re-create the Muppet Show and that is what this whole experience was about remembering such a great show.     The kids loved it and it’s nice to see that a new generation is going to see the revival of a franchise that was starting to be forgotten.

“Favorite clip of mine a little Dirty Dancing humor.”

“Muppet Montage”

“We Built This City’


“Mahna Mahnam”

“Favorite part, Animal eating through the gate”

“Keep pretending and thank you Jim Henson.”

“One more tribute”

Jim Hensen September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990

In 2012 we will see the emergence of the “Avengers.”  In order to build a hype next summer we saw two big players of the “Avengers” this past summer. “Thor” and now “Captain America” have surfaced and we are itching closer to the grand movie that will connect all of the Avenger players.  For now there must be a beginning and here is Captain America’s beginning in the movie review “Captain America.:The First Avenger”

Steve Rogers is your typical every day guy who want’s nothing more than to serve his country. During World War II, Steve just wants to join any of our armed forces that will take him.  One big problem or in Steve’s case a small problem, is him who is hardly a heavy towel when sopping wet, if you get my drift. He is short, small and not exactly what out fighting forces are looking for to fight one of the largest threats this world has ever seen in history.

Meanwhile Steve’s best friend, James has been accepted to fight in the great war while Steve is left to see his best friend off to a war where he wishes he could join.  Then as his best friend is off someone notices Steve a certain Dr. Arnim Zola who has been watching Steve from a far. He has noticed that every attempt to become a soldier has failed for Steve and this Dr believes he may be able to help.  Steve is then offered an opportunity for a special unit that is being developed that will turn this war for good.

Steve of course accepts this challenge as this may be the only way he can serve his county and Steve is off to a special boot camp where he meets Colonel Chester Phillips.  Colonel Phillips is in charge of developing a special unit of the army that will in fact change the way this war is fought creating a new soldier that will not only be quicker and stronger but mightier that what the enemy which includes the German special forces and military intelligence of the Red Skull.  An enemy to the Allies and a contributor of the Axis powers whom also are developing weapons of mass destruction at an alarming rate that could tilt the power struggle in this world war.

After much doubt by Colonel Phillips, that Steve Rogers is the the next greatest American hero of the world war against Germany.  Dr. Zola and a man who shouldn’t need any introduction Dr. Howard Stark are ready to perform a procedure to change Steve into the ultimate soldier. With a flick of a switch Steve is changed and many including Peggy Carter a military specialist assigned to Steve are impressed with this drastic change that makes Steve like a born again soldier.

At first the new Steve Rogers is still looked at as more a of a science project and less of a soldier according to his commanding officers. Steve becomes more of a side show that captures the attention of the United States but is hardly a respected soldier among his Army peers, especially going up against the forces of the Red Skull who continues their growing strength.  Steve will have to change the minds of those who doubt him again and show everyone that he is indeed the first avenger.

Overall the movie was a nice beginning but still more excited for the “Avengers.”  I give the movie four stars as I thought this story was good and the connection that leads Steve Rogers to the present Avengers is something the viewer should experience and not let someone like myself spoil for the rest.  You must see to decide and this is certainly a great new beginning to Captain America and the next chapter is what really everyone is waiting for next summer of 2012.

Not exactly the preview for Avengers but nicely done!

The real 2012 trailer added recently

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This post is done in honor of Veterans Day 2011. Make sure you thank a soldier and give tribute on November 11, 2011.

#3 Fan Favorite

“Bad Teacher” is a kind way of describing Cameron Diaz in her latest role as a middle school teacher in Chicago Illinois.  While be thankful for your boss today as the three bosses from “Horrible Bosses” will make you want to give them a hug when you return to work.  Here are two full reviews, sort of a trick or treat for the guests.

“Bad Teacher” Elizabeth Halsey is about to put in her resignation as her first year of teaching is about to end.  Elizabeth no longer needs teaching in her life as she is looking to settle down with here very wealthy fiance.  Summer begins and with teaching now behind her she can now look forward to all that money she can now spend on herself.  One problem the mother in law sees right through Elizabeth and sees that she spent a lot of money recently and her boyfriend decides to call every thing off including Elizabeth’s lavish lifestyle.

Three months later Elizabeth has no choice but to return to the same school that she resigned from and Ms. Halsey must suck it up and teach again.  Her lack of motivation is shown on her first day as she puts on a movie for her kids the very first day.  Then Elizabeth spots her next possible way out of this so called Hell hole by spotting a new substitute who comes from another wealthy family Scott Dellacorte(Justin Timberlake.)  However big problem or in the case with Elizabeth her two small problems as Scott has a liking to very big breasted girls and Elizabeth is sort of lacking in that department.

Elizabeth decides that to compete for Scott’s money and love she must get a breast enlargement that costs nearly ten thousand dollars.  Money that this middle school salaried teacher hardly has and must go to extreme measures to making money real fast.  Ms Hasley transforms herself from a bad teacher to even worse teacher using school resources and parents to help get her much-needed breast enlargement procedure.

Meanwhile a fellow teacher, who reminds me of a teacher played by Molly Rinwold but not Molly Rinwold, is watching Mrs Hasley’s every move and better watch her back.  Amy Squirrel, who also has a fondness for Mr Dellacorte, is one wierd teacher that enjoys teaching and is questioning Ms. Hasley’s teaching style or lack there of this past and current year.  In addition Mr Russel Gettis(Jason Segel) the schools very proud gym teacher has always had an eye for Ms. Hasley but Elizabeth has eyes for only one man, Scott  Despite this constant rejection Mr. Gettis changes for no woman and will not sink low for Elizabeth Hasley.

If you can’t tell this movie definitely falls in the comedy realm and shouldn’t be a calling to our nations teaching problems.  Just a movie that shows how one Bad Teacher is willing to pull off anything to get her new large breasts.  A very funny movie with a lot of mature humor with a little day drinking in the classroom.  I really enjoyed the movie and give the movie four and a half stars!  You will be laughing at all of the teachers like Lynn Davis and the even Principal Wally Snur.  Kirk the roommate was by far the best character outside the school limits.  If you don’t like “Bad Teacher” then you certainly will revisit some of those memories of some of your favorite or horrible teachers.

Speaking of horrible, “Horrible Bosses” is far from a very horrific movie.  Here is a review for the movie Horrible Bosses.

Nick, Dale and Kurt are three friends with three similar problems.  They love their work and love what they do but their bosses are making their life at work a living nightmare.  Nick’s boss, Dave Harken runs a very succesful business and is looking to pass on the reigns of Vice President to Nick.  After long work and long dedication Nick sees the light as someone who goes by the motto kiss your boss’s ass and good thing happen.  Unfortunately things just got worse as Nick’s dreams go up in smoke when Mr Harken decides to not only stay as president but also takes a minimum pay increase to take on the job of vice president.  Nick not happy!

Dale’s dilemma may not seem horrible for you but for him he is a guy who just wants to enjoy his new lifestyle as a happily engaged man.  Unfortunate for Dale his boss Dr. Julia Harris, a proud dentist of the community, is a very seductive boss who wants to play dirty with her favorite dental assistant Dale.  Dale just wants to work without Dr Harris showing up naked, but he is handcuffed because of his own questionable past that prevents Dale from speaking out against his boss.

Meanwhile Kurt loves his work and has a great boss.  Kurt looks to be the next top dog at his boss’s, Mr Pellit succesful small business.  Only one huge problem.  The great fantastic boss of Kurt dies suddenly and the company decides to leave the company in the hands of Mr Pellit’s son Bobby.  A son who wants nothing more than to party in his dad’s private bathroom and take his role as boss as a demonstrative asshole who cares for no one.  Unless you are ridiculously good-looking.

As you see three friends with three similar problems.  Three Horrible Bosses and three men who demand a change.  Good thing Dean MF Jones enters and helps Nick, Kurt and Dales life as a murder consultant.  Actually just a guy at a local bar in the rough part of town who looks to just help his own pocket book. Thankfully for MF Jones these three are desperate to improve their current work situations and will listen to anyone for help.  The three and MF Jones come up with a plan for each of them Dale, Kurt and Nick to take out each other’s boss good old Throw Momma from the Train style.  Good old criss cross murder plan sure to be succesful.  Oh wait this is Nick, Dale and Kurt three guys hardly ready to be America’s Next Most Wanted Criminals.

Overall “Horrible Bosses” was good from beginning to end. It was worth the time and something different for once as a comedy. I will give it four stars and say that the movie could have been a slight better.  Collin Ferrell and Jamie Foxx were my favorite characters but nice to see Charlie Day in another good movie and Jason Sudeikis along with the ride.  Jennifer Aniston plays a very nice naughty dentist while Kevin Spacey as Mr Harken is spot on again in a movie.  Jason Bateman has had better roles but still not too bad.  Horrible Bosses is a top-notch comedy!

Get your Horrible Bosses or Bad Teacher DVD/Download/Blu-Ray at the link

Get your Horrible Bosses or Bad Teacher DVD/Download/Blu-Ray

#4 Fan Favorite

“Smurf it,” here is an attempt to do a movie review for “The Smurfs.”  A story that brings our favorite blue little, dwarf like but loveable Smurfs to the big screen. Papa Smurf see’s a vision and everything they know is about to change.

Gargamel has always been a threat to the Smurfs.  He is fascinated with their Smurfness.  He wants to use Smurfs for his evil magic and with the help of his loyal cat Azrael they seek out to capture all the Smurfs. Papa Smurf foresees  a vision and when Gargamel comes to destroy their home to capture them Papa Surf and the rest run and when they go the wrong way Papa Smurf starts to realize his vision is happening now!  The Smurfs run from Gargamel and find a portal which takes them to another world. The new world is New York City and the Smurfs have arrived.  The  portal closes but long enough for Gargamel and his cat Azrael to enter them to cross into New York.  The Smurfs run from them and then find themselves in a new place with no idea to get back to their other Smurfs.

Papa Smurf, Smurfetee, Grouchy, Greedy, Hefty, Clumsy and Brainy need help to get home so they target Patrick.  Patrick has no time to help these Smurfs as he has a baby of his own on his way with his wife Grace and has a busy career in marketing.  Of course the Smurfs scare Patrick and Grace but these are Smurfs how can you hate a Smurf.  The Smurfs enter their home and eventually all become friends.

Meanwhile Gargamel is still in pursuit for his Smurfs, however he too has never been to a big city and nothing like New York City.  Gargamel being a wizard uses his magic to manipulate people with his powers and  with a recent finding of a strand of Smurffette hair Gargamel can now make  a special weapon to help capture and destroy the Smurfs once and for all.   Are the Smurfs doomed and will they ever return home?  Or will Papa, the rest of the Smurfs and their new friends in New York be able to out smart the clever Gargamel?

What the Smurf was that?  Well it’s the Smurfs how can you hate them?  Now many critics have gone out and disliked this film but my own personal experience and my helper critics are my kids and they loved this movie.    The animation was cool and the characters were just like how we all remembered them when we were younger.  All the actors and actresses like Katie Perry as Smurfette and George Lopez as Grouchy added to the Smurfs and their personality.  The very animated Hank Azaria portrays the character of Gargamel and he did fine, a little creepy at times, it’s Gargamel he lives in the forest and chases Smurfs.  Azreal was a cunning cat and always at his wizard’s side.  While I have seen Neal Patrick Harris done worse in his acting and Sofia Vergera was a nice surprise in the movie as one of Gargamel’s allies and Patrick’s demanding boss.  If you have children or are still at a child at heart go “what the Smurf” and watch “The Smurfs”.  Three out of Five Stars.

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Summer Movie Classics

Summer is a perfect time to put together a collection of classic movies that are  a must see for any summer.   Here are some recommendations of movies that must be watched and if you can think of any others be free to comment or recommend a movie that I don’t mention on this post.  These ten movies are based in summer and some are old and some are more recent.

Summer Rental     Four Stars

John Candy as Jack Chester is a over worked and over stressed air traffic controller needing a break.  What better than a summer trip to sunny Florida for the family?  However when the Floridians are not so welcome and these Chicagoans are tested to the limit, they have no choice but to do what they know best.  Fight for their own respect and dignity but not without a few sun burns, broken limbs and help with a pair of oversize shorts they just might be asked to come back next year.

Summer School      Three Stars

Before Mark Harmon was chasing criminals in the hit TV series NCIS he had to teach summer school in the 1980s.  Not just ordinary summer school but students that were not only bad students but a bunch of misfits.  Can Mr Schoop, who is more ready for his own summer vacation, teach these kids not only standard English 101 but also a few life lessons on the way.  Just watch out for Chainsaw he might try to kill someone.

Nerds in Paradise     Two Stars

NERDS!!! Yes they are back and this time invading the beaches of Florida.  Booger wants to get laid but must learn some valuable lessons and the rest of the gang have to once again fight for their own respect as the Alpha Beta representatives are not willing to share the beach with these Nerds! However never underestimate this group as they are out to show all of Florida that they mean business, even if it means rediscovering a tank and storming the beaches of Florida.

“Jaws”       Five Stars

“Smile you son of a bitch!” One of my favorite movie lines of all time and hands down the best summer movie ever!  How can you beat this Summer movie classic?  From start to finish no movie is better and I dare to challenge anyone who says otherwise?

“Vacation”  Five Stars

A summer trip across the country to Wally World.  The Griswolds will be known always as the family that will always remind you to fly to your favorite family destination.  Don’t ever drive thousands of miles, it’s just better to save the sanity and take a plane.

“Independence Day”   Three Stars

Bad acting but great effects.  Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum an unlikely duo while Jeff Pullman as President, really?  Anyways the film worked and was huge at the box office and I think I saw it three times when it came out.  Movies of today try to capture the lure that this movie gives out.

“Caddyshack”    Five Stars

Most people that visit this blog already know I love this movie, but in the Summer time it is just a lil bit better.  What is your favorite line or expression ever?  If you have not seen this movie then you are placing shame upon yourself.   Don’t blow it buddy, go get your Tie on,  bring out the Journey and just dance.  Beware of the gopher and the golfers and also keep your Snickers bar away from the pool.  If you do watch then everyone gets laid and Carl will be happy that you just stopped in for some cannon balling and not just at his shed.  Just beware of those Nieces that come visit the course that are not out to just play golf and Ms Green we are watching.  Then and only then you just might be the next youngest Master’s Champion.

“500 Days of Summer”  Four Star

This is not a love story more like what love does to people.

“Little Miss Sunshine”  Five Stars

This movie  will make you laugh and cry all in the same scene.  Plus this song is great along with getting down with “SuperFreak.”  My favorite character is Alan Arkin and favorite quote. “A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of winning he doesn’t even try.”

“Dazed and Confused”   Four Stars

“Alright, alright, alright” the movie that made people want to live back in the 70s.  Except for the fact of being an incoming Freshman at this High School

Enjoy your Summer I know I will.

Show me the way to go home.

“Adventureland”    Four Stars

You know I almost forgot one of my favorite summer movies “Adventuteland.”  How can I forget this great movie?  My favorite characters are the owners of the park played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wig.

2009 was a great year for movies “Up in the Air”, “Inglorious Bastards,” “Up,” “Avatar” and some how and some way “I Love You Man” slipped through the cracks for myself.  Luckily I have gone back in time and now can say I am an idiot for not seeing this movie sooner.  Here is a review of “I Love You, Man.”

Peter Klavin(Paul Rudd) is a guy that every woman would die to be with, compassionate, great with the fiance’s friends, just great for a girls night on the town.  Oh wait, Peter is a man and because of his over caring for his significant other he finds himself with no male compadres.  His whole time being with Zooey(Rashida Jones) he has neglected the fact that his best friend is now his brother Robbie( Adam Samberg) yet he seems to have been taken by his own father Oswald Klaven( J.K. Simmons).  Even his own family knows that Peter is just not that kind of guy going out to seek bromance.

Peter takes offense and decides it is time to grab the balls and go find a man to hang with and maybe find a best man for his upcoming wedding.   He tries hanging with his soon to be brother in law Barry( Jon Favreau) but that guy is kind of a dick especially after Peter throws up all over him. So During this man search Peter tries to find men to bond with but for some reason just keeps striking out.  Meanwhile Peter is in the high end real estate business of L.A. and one of his clients is the huge Lou Faringo.  A giant man looking to sell his fabulous house, that does seem to be kind, but don’t make Lou upset is all I have to say as Peter is not only struggling to find a quality bro but also struggling with his job to appease his clients.

With all hope to find a man lost for Peter he by accident or perhaps coincidence at one of his Lou Ferrigno’s open houses runs into Sydney Fife(Jason Segel).  Sydney and Peter hit off well and after a few man jokes Peter decides to give Sydney Fife his card.  Okay not in a gay kind of way, but just seeing if the man will hang and maybe throw back a few cold ones with Peter.  A few brews and a few fish tacos the two hit it off really well.  The two certainly start to hang more and find out they both have a fond fascination with a certain band called Rush.  Things are starting to look great for Peter as his man search and best man search might be ending, but is this Sydney giving off some bad vibes to the new fiance.  Oh dear Peter can’t seem to win and maybe this bromance thing was a bad idea?

All in all I love You Man is hilarious.  I enjoyed it and give it four and a half stars.  Almost as good as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” which is my all time favorite Jason Segel movie with Paul Rudd in that one as well as the stoner surfer guy.   All the characters in “I love You, Man” brought humor as Adam Samberg did a great job, J.K Simmons well he is J.K Simmons he is awesome and always the one I turn to for my Famrers Insurance needs as well.  Jon Favreau played the asshole role very well and Lou Ferrigno was good when he needed to be as the fight between he and Sydney was legendary.   For the women Rashida Jones is just showing up in a lot of movies lately and Jaime Pressly is  a riot and wife to Barry who seem to just be a match in heaven.  Go see “I Love You, Man” in case you have failed to catch it as it will get your balls back.

Ultimate Rocky Tribute

With Memorial Day around the corner it’s that time of year to pay homage to bad asses.  With my Memorial post coming soon I figure let’s start this whole thing off with a Tribute to Rocky.  One of my favorite bad asses of them all.  Who knows maybe I’ll throw a few Rambo scenes in here also to kick off Memorial Day tribute.  First we start where it all began.

Rocky I

It all started with a brawler from Philly, Rocky Balboa who never got a shot at anything.   Now gets the shot of a lifetime against the heavyweight champion of the World Apollo Creed.

Here are some lines to remember

Mickey: ” You’re gonna eat lighting and you’re gonna crap thunder!”

Adrian:  “Why do you want to fight?”

Rocky: “Because I can’t sing or dance”

Apollo Creed:  “Apollo Creed vs the Italian Stallion.  Sounds like a damn monster movie”

Rocky II

Rocky versus Apollo again, that’s right and this time Rocky got Adrian in his corner for good.  However when Adrian becomes pregnant and over works herself Rocky is lost without his true love in his corner.  Apollo means business and Rocky just got too much on his head.  Will Rocky be able to get it all together as Mickey trains Rocky in a whole different way.

Here are some lines to remember

Rocky:  “I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot.”

Mickey:  “Hey Rock. It’s three in the morning. I went up to your house there and they told me you was here. It’s three a.m kid. You know that Adrian, she’s a good girl. Me, you know I’m sorry for both of ya. There’s nothing I can do about it. Exceptuh I wanna tell you this once and then uh I ain’t gonna say it again. But Rock you got another shot. This is the second shot. At uh I don’t know the biggest title in the world, you’re gonna be swapping punches with, with the most dangerous fighter in the world. And just in case you know your brain ain’t workin’ so good. All this happens pretty soon and you ain’t ready. You know you’re no where near in shape. So I say for God’s sake. Why don’t you stand up and fight this guy hard? Like you done before that was beautiful! But don’t lay down like this! Like uh I don’t know like some kind of mongrel  or something. Cause he’s gonna kick your face in pieces! That’s right! This guy doesn’t just wanna win you know, he want to bury ya, he wants to humiliate ya, he wants to prove to the whole world that you was nothing but some kind of freak the first time out. He said you were a one time lucky bum! Well now I don’t wanna get mad in a biblical place like this. But I think you’re a hell of a lot more than that kid! A hell of a lot! But now wait a minute if you wanna blow this thing if you wanna blow it then damn it I’m gonna blow it with ya. If you wanna stay here I’ll stay with ya. I stay with ya. I’ll stay and pray. What do I got to lose?”

Rocky: It’s Apollo

Mickey: “Who were you expecting?”

Rocky: “I was hoping he didn’t show.”

Reporter: “Do you have something derogatory to say about the champ?”

Rocky: “Derogatory? Yeah he’s great.”

Adrian: “There’s just one thing I want you to do for me.”

Rocky: What’s that?

Adrian:”Win !”

Rocky: “Yo Adrian! I did it!”

Rocky III

Rocky is the champ and feeling good!  Then Mr. T , Clubber Lane  shows up and wants piece of the champ.  Meanwhile Rocky is doing charity events with Thunderlips(Hulk Hogan).  Rocky takes a beating and when things can’t get any worse Rock loses his beloved trainer Mickey. Who will save Rocky? How about Apollo Creed!

More lines to remember

Reporter “What you’re prediction for the fight?”

Clubber Lang:  “Pain!”

Thunderlips:  “The ultimate male versus the ultimate meatball.”

Reporter : “What you think of Apollo Creed training Rocky?”

Clubber Lang: “Apollo Who? You talking about that old fool Apollo Creed?”

Apollo:  “There is no tomorrow!”

Clubber “I’m gonna to bust you up.”

Rocky: “Go for it.”

Rocky: “You ain’t so bad!”

This video below works, you can’t take the eye of the tiger away baby!

Rocky IV

On the verge of retirement Rocky Balboa feels it’s time to hang it up.  Apollo feels like he has got one fight left despite not fighting for many years. Apollo eyes a new enemy someone that is from the land and as big and powerful as the the once proud soviet union.  Ivan Drago brings Rocky back when Apollo is dropped by Ivan like a light paper weight.  Rocky turns to Apollo’s trainer to get it back one more time to avenge Apollo!

Lines to Remember 

Apollo: “You get that heavy bag with eyeballs in the ring and your going to know the meaning of pain.”

Ivan:” If he dies, he dies”

Pauly “Whoa Violent?  Hey we don’t keep our people behind  a wall with machine guns.”

Nicoli Karoff:  “Who do you think you are?”

Pauly: “Who am I? I’m the unsilent majority, big mouth!”

Ivan:” I must break you”

Duke: “What’s Happening out there?”

Rocky:” I see three of them out there.”

Pauly: “Hit the one in the middle.”

Duke: “Right! Hit the one in the middle.”

Duke and Rocky: “No Pain, No Pain, No Pain.”

Rocky V

Rocky has proved it all and now some Don King wanna be wants to challenge Rocky to another title fight.  Rocky is far away capable of fighting after his tremendous beating in Russia.  He retires but then Rocky’s family is hit with  a financial crisis and the family is back living the life they once knew from the beginning.  An amateur boxer Tommy Gun approaches Rocky to maybe have him train Tommy.   Thinking he can train like his mentor, Mickey Tommy gets good fast and then jumps Rocky’s boat and jumps back to the man that first offered Rocky the title fight.  Rocky teaches the young punk a lesson to watch who you roll with, not in the ring but in the streets of Philly.

Lines to Remember

After Tommy hitting Pauly

Rocky:  “You knocked him down, why don’t you try to knock me down now.”

Rocky:” Hey Yo Tommy, I didn’t hear no bell.”

Mickey: “Get up you son of a bitch! ‘Cause Mickey loves you!”

George W Duke:  “C’mon pug, touch me and I’ll sue”

Rocky: “Sue me for what?”

This one below is real good Tommy Gun aint nothing against Rocky!

Rocky Balboa

Everyone’s favorite Italian Stallion hasn’t been in a ring for a looong time.  Rocky is now a restaurant owner and his son is all grown up now with Adrian who has now passed on.  Although Rocky’s shadow follows his son everywhere and now a new debate has risen about the current heavy weight champion, Mason “The Line” Dixon weather he could take out Rocky in his prime.  Both fighters are glorified champions but never got the chance to meet.  Until Rocky decides what the hell, something tells him and Rocky ends his career where it started in the ring one more time.  Now this is the way fans wanted Rocky going out and  I guess Duke has one more fight to train for, oh yeah!

Best Lines

Duke:”You know all there is to know about fighting so there’s no sense us going down that same old road again. To beat this guy, you need speed – you don’t have it. And your knees can’t take the pounding, so hard running is out. And you got arthritis in your neck, and you’ve got calcium deposits on most of your joints, so sparring is out.
Paulie: “I had that problem.”
Duke: “So, what we’ll be calling on is good ol’ fashion blunt force trauma. Horsepower. Heavy-duty, cast-iron, piledriving punches that will have to hurt so much they’ll rattle his ancestors. Every time you hit him with a shot, it’s gotta feel like he tried kissing the express train. Yeah! Let’s start building some hurtin’ bombs!”

Mason Dixon: “You one crazy old man.”

Rocky:  “You’ll get there.”

Rocky: “The world aint no sunshine and rainbows.”

Rocky Jr: “Hey stay on him! Everyone thought this was a joke, including me! Now nobody is laughing! Stay on him!”

Thanks to memorable quotes and angelfire for the awesome Rocky quotes. I apologize for some of  the you tube videos getting pulled, Rocky has it’s own Italian Stallion on the copyrights to Rocky videos. Go there and come back and check out the rest.

Let’s end it with Rocky Balboa and one of my favorite father son speeches

Stay tuned for more!!! At least for a little while thanks for stopping on by the blog.

2012 Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

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Arthur Christmas:Movie Review & Happy Holidays!!

Arthur Christmas

Some of the Best Holiday Movies are “Christmas Vacation” “Dr Seues’s How The Grinch that Stole Christmas,” “A Christmas Story,” but now maybe “Arthur Christmas?”

One movie you must see this  Holiday season is “Arthur Christmas”   Arthur works for the family business at the north pole and this year he receives  a letter that doubts the existence of Santa Claus from a little girl. Arthur is determined to prove her that there indeed is a Santa Claus, as long as she is fulfilled with her wish for her gift this year.  One big problem is that this little girls gift gets lost in the mix up on Christmas night and the gift is forgotten on Santa’s new and improved 2.0 sleigh.  A sleigh that is so technologically advanced built by the elves and with the supervision of the older brother of Arthur and powering the real Santa whom they have never forgotten a gift under their watch until this Christmas night.

With only a small window of time before the little girl wakes up Christmas morning, Arthur must take the forgotten gift to the girl or her belief in Santa and Christmas will be gone for good.  Can Arthur save Christmas?  Perhaps, but not the new and improved way with the new sleigh instead with the help of Grandpa Santa and an old sleigh that is powered by real reindeer.  Arthur not known as the apparent runner-up to be the next Santa Claus has no choice but to put on his best Santa hat on and get the job done and get it right.  As long as grandpa doesn’t get him lost on the way or even found out that he is over stepping the big boss himself.

Arthur Christmas was a nice little story great for kids and should be added to some of those great children Holiday movies in your collection.  I”ll give it three and half stars and worth a see before this Holiday season is over.

Here is some extra stuff about Arthur Christmas

Bonus Christmas Mash Up!!

Happy Holidays!!

The Amazing Spiderman:Movie Review


It’s only been years since we saw “Spiderman 3.”  People seemed to not like that latest movie so a reboot was in order.  Now we have ‘The Amazing Spiderman” and with “The Avengers” dominating super hero movies lately it seemed as thou Spidey was losing its ground.  Here is a review of “The Amazing Spiderman.”

Peter Parker is smart but perhaps too smart for his own good.  After his parents suddenly disappear when he was just  a child Peter has recently found something from his father’s past.  A scientific journal that had seemed to be locked away from anyone to see until Peter stumbles upon when he is a teenager in high school.  Now under the watch of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben he sees that this journal has  a special formula that even the brightest scientist would find difficult to answer.  Peter is determined to figure out what this all means and see that this was indeed from his father’s old work at Oscorp.

Peter goes investigates Oscorp and doesn’t realize his girlfriend crush Gwen Stacey is an intern working at Oscorp as a tour guide as a recent tour for the visitors of Oscorp whom Peter sleekly finds a way in the tour.  He runs into Doctor Curt Conners one of Oscorps leading scientists who is researching the ability to regenerate human cells with lizard DNA and their ability to regenerate when certain body parts are detached.  A fondness for Dr Conners as someone too has had lost his arm to an accident early in his life.  Peter is intrigued by Dr Conners as someone who used to work with late Dr Parker and Dr Conners is also intrigues that Peter who has his father’s smarts.

Peter then runs a little off course and runs into a lab where a certain special spider is there waiting and bites Peter.  Peter immediately feels strange and exits out Oscorp immediately before people learn where he was and not where he was supposed to be.  Changes are immediate and all of sudden weak Peter who is bullied at school frequently, suddenly has some new source of strength but afraid to tell anyone.

Peter now has new strength and new abilities he never imagined.  With no one else to turn to he goes to Dr Conners for further questions about he and his father’s history and reveals he indeed is Dr. Parker’s son.  Peter shows Dr Conners the secret formula that Peter discovered from his fathers journal and the two begin to work with the formula with each other on Dr Conners  lizard research.

With pressure on both Peter form Aunt May and Uncle Ben this resent workings with Dr Conners has become a distraction for Peter.  Meanwhile Peter has a now a new fondness with his abilities to help others in harm’s way.  After a bad tragedy with Peter’s uncle Ben  Plus also hanging out more with Gwen with a new-found confidence.   He goes out at night with his new abilities and a new web shooter that he designs and the early Spiderman is unleashed.  Meanwhile Dr Conners has pressure from his bosses and that his research has been going on too long with little or no  results and Dr Conners must finally use his work on a human subject besides little lizards and with no other choice he decides to start experimenting on his own self and his arm.

Dr Conners does indeed grow his arm back with his formula he and Peter developed.  However a big side effect occurs as Conners starts to turn into a lizard with a new sense of aggressiveness that he has never had before.  Dr Conners normally is a  kind heated man but now become a  rather large aggressive half lizard that wants to show the world that he indeed is ready to unleash his new work but also unleash some carnage on the way to the top.  With every injection of Dr Conners’ formula he continues to become worse and The Lizard is taking over the mind and body of Dr Conners.  Now Peter is the only one that can stop Dr Conners’ who he feels is partly responsible for his transformation and The Amazing Spiderman must save the day.

Overall I liked this version of Spiderman to be honest.  It was a fresh take on this story and it was in mind pretty good as I’ll give it four stars.  I was very hesitant to see this but glad I did as it is as good as the original Spiderman if not a bit better.  There are some stars in this movie to give it a boost that the original might of lacked with Sally Field as Aunt May, the very lovely Emma Stone as Gwen, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben. Even Dennis Leary as Gwen’s father and the police captain who is after Spidey and his new vigilante status over the city whom often clash heads over the status of Spiderman, while Peter dating his daughter.  I still enjoyed the Green Goblin in the original more than the Lizard but who knows, if this is just a build up for a new look at the upcoming Green Goblin?   Looks like there will be more Spiderman as this story has just begun.

Lets compare both movies one more time with some good battle music.

Movies for that Holiday Wish list

Movies for your Wish List for this Holiday

“The Avengers”   The best movie this past summer is a must watch for all the Marvel or super hero within.  Ironman the Hulk are worth the price themselves, along with the rest of the Avengers.  Loki, brother of Thor, is one bad dude looking to take out the world and the Avengers are the only ones able to stop him.   One problem all these super egos of the Avengers don’t get along at first and they must all try to set aside their differences  before they can even stop the powerful Loki.  Five Stars

“Madagascar 3”  The gang still trying to get back home to New York is back again and despite my hesitation I really liked this movie.  Europe’s Most Wanted is worth a watch as the latest chapter of the Madagascar series.  The animation is fantastic the humor is as good as all three movies and the story is good for all to see as the squad joins the circus to avoid a new thorn in their side.  Sure a few holes an adult viewer may see in this story, but the kids will love this as mine can’t stop watching it over and over and over again.  Four Stars

“The Three Stooges”  They are not the original stooges but this is still a good movie.  It may not be the best remake but I always find people that just can’t stop laughing about this movie afterward.  The Stooges are of course orphans and once the orphanage cannot afford to carry their own insurance because of all the misfortunes the Stooges have caused over their stay, the Stooges have no choice to leave their only home and try to save their fellow orphans before they are sent to the streets packing with no home at all.  Three Stars

“That’s My Boy”  This latest Adam Sandler film is better than last year’s Razzie for worst of 2011 Jack and Jill.  However, still I kept thinking Adam Sandler sounded like “Little Niki” the whole movie.  Adam Samberg brings some freshness to the Sandler regime and this movie was still funny with special guest Vanilla Ice who warms your funny bone every time on camera.  I would say it’s not four star material but still most Adam Sandler fans will enjoy this movie.  Three Stars

“Men In Black 3”  My wild card here is Men in Black III.  I thought Men in Black II was really bad and made the first movie stand out as still the best of the two movies.  However the third installment is much better than the second.  Yes  the whole time travel back to time to fix the past so that the future is not going to happen is  a bit over used but works with this movie.  The villain in this movie reminds me of the late Macho Man Randy Savage and despite the bad comparison of young Tommy Lee Jones yet old in real life, Josh Brolin was a nice addition who played Agent Kaine perfectly.  Will Smith is good as always and the movie was a surprise hit for myself.  Three and a Half Stars

“The Campaign” If everyone is still angry over the presidential election then watch “The Campaign.” We all can agree that you will laugh at Zach and Will go at it in this funny movie.  I will say it wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be, but still it will make you laugh after a few egg noggs in your system.  Who are you ready to vote for in this political comedy? Perhaps these two are so far out of their minds that the people and little babies are the victims in this political war among two men with one ambition to win their election.  Three Stars


“Ted” Save this one for your late nights when the kids are in bed or just need some good old fashion raw humor.  Ted the once lovable teddy bear that comes to life after his friend John makes a wish for him when he is a kid has come alive and now perhaps Ted’s biggest regret.  Ted is John’s best friend as an adult but Ted might not be the best thing for John as John’s life is now in turmoil over living with a teddy bear for the last twenty years who is not as nice and cosy as his warm looking fur appear him to be.  John has a hard decision now that his life is about to change with his long time girlfriend who is making him change and to leave Ted for good.  Three Stars

Look around at some of my other reviews, movie clips, tributes while you are here!

Halloween Horror Classics

Time for Halloween movie classics.  No this not Vincent Price or Alfred Hitchcock giving you a list of movies that are no longer scary and just plain silly, but real scary movies that will make you check your diaper.  This is  a post dedicated to some of those movies that will send chills up your spine and I just can’t seem to get rid of in my horror memory.


Michael Myers is Halloween.  “Halloween III” was terrible not to have Michael Myers and possible the biggest movie mistake in horror movie history!  How can you get rid of the scariest villain of all time with an idea to manipulate people to buy Halloween tricks that wind up killing the family? Michael Myers is the king of horror and every year I look forward to seeing all of the Halloween movies except when the third one comes on.  C’mon man lets just scrap that one and put that one in the vault for good.  You can watch “Halloween” right here if your’re not scared enough?  Just don’t tell a bunch of people then we all can’t watch it here for much longer.

“Paranormal Activity 1-4”

Excited and terrified  for the fourth installment of “Paranormal Activity.”  All of these movies have kept me in tuned and excited to see what is happening next.  Some of the most terrifying moments in horror movie history I have seen are from these movies.  From people being bent backwards, kids going into a basement when there are no good things in that basement and wondering people who just freak the heck out of you and that darn lady from the first one who just likes to come in the door when you least expect.   All I got to say is that I love and hate these movies and for that they are a classic saga that will continue to get better with age and spawning other movies like it like “Sinister” which seems to make these movies look like a trip to the park.

“The Ring”

I can recall the day I saw this movie in the movie theater and still have rarely gone back to it if it has been replayed on television   This movie freaked my date out at the time and I thought I almost had to escort her out half way through the movie.  It is truly a terrifying movie that just catches you off guard.  There are just moments in this movie that make you just say what the freak was that and can get that erased from my memory.  I am permanently scared from the Ring and made me skip a few extra horror movies for the next couple of years.

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

Either the old one which is a classic or the newer “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” that revisited the classic Leather Face will not disappoint fans.  Nothing is more scary than getting chased by a rather large beast of a man with a rusty chainsaw.  Sorry, any Halloween house I have been and I hear a chainsaw I run like the wind.  Besides Jason in the woods or Freddy in my dreams I am even more terrified of being in a place in the middle of nowhere with Leather Face in the area.   Yes of course Freddy and Jason are made up characters but Leather Face has been based upon a real character that makes me think twice about messing around in the state of Texas.


Creepshow was the really the first horror movie I saw as a child.  I look at it now and can actually sit through the whole movie without turning it off and now enjoy it for its tremendous stories.  A movie that was spawned from the brilliance of the shows and movies of “Twilight Zone,” “Creepshow” just is a great horror movie.  All the stories in the movie are unique and bring their own suspense.  Perhaps my favorite story was the one with Lesley Nielsen before he turned his career to comedy.   He plays a guy who tricks a couple to go down to the beach for a fun little joke that turns into his last days on earth, with him in over his head for the last time.


I still stay clear of this Stephen King thriller that still is one of the all time scariest movies of all time.  I probably should go back and watch it this year as I feel it is time again.  Stephen King has mad tons of great horror movies but nothing tops this movie and will make you never like  a clown ever again.  I kind of wish he would recreate this classic movie but in a way I hope he doesn’t for the sake of my children who still like clowns.  It is a great way to say be careful what you do in your youth, especially when you mess with a clown named Pennywise.

Other Honorable Horror mentions

“Killer Klowns from Outer Space” “Night of the Living Dead,” “Zombieland,” “Friday the 13th” “Nightmare on Elm Street,””Twilight Zone,”‘Scream””Poltergeist””Hellraiser””Sixth Sense”  Can you name one I forgot? Don’t be scared now?