Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thursday Movie Picks #51: TV Edition-Opening Title Sequence (WEIRDEST)

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Opening Title Sequence - TV Edition (WEIRDEST)!

Oh my goodness!  This week's theme is like PERFECT for this blog!  As you may know, I tend to review lots of weird movies and TV shows on this blog.  So, I decided to go with the five WEIRDEST TV openings that I have ever seen!

The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

I remembered watching this show back in the day and remembered just how WEIRD this show was!  So of course, the opening for the series was weird as well, especially with that jerky animation that the show is well known for!

Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

I saw a few episodes of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" when I was little and man, was this show REALLY WEIRD!  Even though there were a lot of things that was weird about this show, the weirdest thing about this show was the opening theme song as it clocked in over 2 minutes and it showcased all of the bizarre objects that live inside Pee-Wee's playhouse!  I will admit that the talking furniture in this show had always disturbed me.

3. Beetlejuice (Cartoon Series)

Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.

I used to watch this cartoon all the time when I was little, although I was absolutely terrified of it (just like how I was terrified of the live action movie that inspired this series).  But what always terrified me about this series was the opening theme song as there's loads of creepy imagery jumping on the screen.  However, I chose the original intro of this series since it was much weirder and creepier than the second version that I grew up watching.

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Oh man!  I loved this show when I was growing up and it still holds up to this very day!  One of the things that I loved most about this show was the weird yet colorful opening of Daggett and Norbert dancing in a surreal background that's constantly moving around!

A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.


I remembered watching this show a lot when I was little and I loved the creepy supernatural things going on in this show!  But what always stood out to me about this show was the weird and creepy opening.  It just screams to you that this show is going to involve lots of creepy stuff (and it did) as well as some sad things.



Thursday, February 4, 2021

Thursday Movie Picks #50: Fake Relationships

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Fake Relationships!

Now, I usually don't watch a lot of romantic movies, but I have watched many romance films that dealt with couples faking a relationship to impress their parents or to move up the ladder in their lives, only to realize that they actually care about the person they were faking the relationship with.  So, here are a couple of romance films where the couples fake their relationships that I have seen so far!

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

This movie is one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies ever made!  Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock's chemistry with each other is fantastic and hilarious and of course, Betty White is one of the best highlights in the film!  I just loved the comedic moments and drama this film had and it's become a favorite movie in our family! 

A struggling artist working as a waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

Another favorite movie in my family, Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez's chemistry with each other was hilarious to look at and I actually found the plot about the main character kidnapping one of her customers to make him her fiancรฉe just to impress her family to be really hilarious! 

3. Borrowed Hearts

Kathleen's a hard-working single mother, who's saving to buy a house for herself and her daughter, Zoe.  Sam's a businessman who has to pretend he has a family in order to close a deal with the mysterious Javier Del Campo.  Sam owns the company that Kathleen works for, and as her boss, manages to convince her to help him out. But Del Campo is more than he seems, and it just might be Zoe who's making the real deal to get a new home for herself, her mother, and Sam.

I remembered watching this movie a bit when I was younger, but it's been a while since I last saw this movie, so I don't really remember much about this movie.  All I remembered was that my mom really enjoyed this movie and I did managed to see bits and pieces of this movie.  Definitely planning on re watching this movie soon!



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Top 10 Movies of 2020 (Non-Weird Edition)


Hey everyone!  Welcome to the "Top Lists" where I do a top 10 lists on any topics that I come across!

This week's theme is: Top 10 Movies of 2020 (Non-Weird Edition)!

Now, I will occasionally do lists that has nothing to do with weird movies or have some weird movies, but they don't make up the bulk of the list.  So, I wanted to tell you guys my top 10 movies of 2020!  Keep in mind though that this list is based on my personal opinions, so there might be some movies on this list that you guys might not agree with.  Also, I made a YouTube video about this list, so if you want to see this list in video form, then check out my video HERE!

10. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

This was a recent Christmas musical that was released on Netflix last year in December and I just had to watch it because it's a Christmas movie and I love Christmas movies and because the premise sounded so interesting!  I ended up enjoying this movie because all of the performances were very well done, especially Forest Whitaker as the famous toy maker Jeronicus and Keegan-Michael Key as the antagonist Gustafson!  This movie made the list because of the gorgeous special effects and because of the memorable songs!  This is definitely worth the watch if you are looking for a good Christmas musical to watch during the holidays!

9. The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Well, here it is!  The long awaited sequel to 2017's "The Babysitter," which I had reviewed on this site!  Anyway, I've been dying to see more adventures from Cole and the gang and I have to say that I really had fun with this sequel!  Sure, I will admit that the ending was a bit weak, but it's great seeing all of the characters from the first film make a return and seeing the gore and comedy ramped up in the sequel!

8. Enola Holmes

I have a confession to make:  I have never read a single "Sherlock Holmes" book.  So, I don't really know that much about the character, other than he's a famous detective.  However, when I found out that there was a movie about Sherlock Holmes having a little sister who also happens to be a detective, I just had to check this movie out for myself.  And lo and behold, I ended up really enjoying this movie!  Millie Bobby Brown did a fantastic job at portraying Enola Holmes and Henry Cavill did a great job at portraying Sherlock Holmes himself!  The only problem I had with this movie was the fact that Enola kept talking to the audience and it sort of distracted me a bit from parts of the film.  But overall, a very enjoyable and fun film if you are a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes!

7. Sonic the Hedgehog

I will admit that at first I was a bit hesitant about this movie, even after they changed Sonic's design to something much cuter and closer to his game counterpart (remember that horrible first design? Uggghh...)  But, after watching this movie, it became one of my favorite movies of 2020!  I just loved the unique take they had on Sonic's character as Sonic is much more emotional in this movie, which made him even more interesting!  Jim Carrey's performance as Dr. Robotnik was a pleasant surprise for me as he made Robotnik both threatening and hilarious at the same time!  Sure, the plot was a bit generic, but I still had a lot of fun with this movie and I can't wait for the sequel to come!  I hope the sequel is really good!

6. Bad Hair

Man, Hulu always has the best weird movies imaginable and "Bad Hair" was one of those weird horror movies that I really enjoyed!  So, it's basically about this young woman who decided to get some weave for her hair and it turns out that said weave is actually an evil entity that ends up eating anybody it comes across to.  Now, the premise might sound ridiculous, but I really enjoyed this movie for tackling the issues about how appearances affects a person's standing in the work place, as well as giving us some good scares regarding the demon hair!

5. Wonder Woman 1984

Now, you are probably wondering to yourself: why did you put this movie on the list?  Isn't this movie terrible?  Honestly, I don't think this movie is as terrible as many people think it is.  Sure, it's not as good as the first movie (a problem that most sequels have) and there are many problems with this movie like the slow pacing and some questionable decisions regarding the characters.  But, I genuinely thought that this movie did a great job with the character developments, especially with Diana and Steve's relationship with each other and I found this movie to be quite inspirational and fun to watch, even if the plot got confusing at times. Definitely worth the watch if you are a Wonder Woman fan!

4. Birds of Prey

Harley Quinn!  One of my all-time favorite DC villains!  So of course, when I heard that Harley Quinn was getting her own movie, I was both hesitant and excited at the same time.  Excited, because I love Harley Quinn and hesitant because of the fact it came out after "Suicide Squad," which was a pretty controversial movie.  But, after I finally saw this movie, I was completely blown away by how awesome Margot Robbie's performance of Harley Quinn was and I just loved the colorful and creative look of this film!  I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of Harley Quinn in future films!

3. Palm Springs

Oh my goodness!  This movie was the biggest surprise for me!  When I started watching this movie, I was expecting to watch a normal romantic comedy.  But then when the halfway point hit and the movie turned into a sci-fi adventure, I was totally blown away!  I always loved movies where it starts off like a normal movie, but then it does a complete 180 midway through the plot, taking you off by surprise!  Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti's performances were the highlights of this film and I can't wait to watch this film again!

2. Project Power

Now, I love superhero films and even though there were some superhero films on this list that were pretty traditional (good guys fight the bad guys), "Project Power" was an interesting case where the lines between good and bad can be blurred and it does it so well!  The action sequences were very well done and Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt both did fantastic jobs in their roles!

1. The Trial of the Chicago 7

Wow!  This has to be the most amazing movie I've seen in 2020!  I will admit that I thought that I wasn't going to like this movie because of the fact that it's a courtroom drama and I rarely watch movies that deal with courtroom dramas.  But this movie blew me away with all the fantastic performances, especially from Sacha Baron Cohen and the fact that this movie is based off of real life events that I wasn't taught in school!  Such a fascinating and intense movie that you got to see to believe!


Palm Springs

Bad Hair

Well, that's my top 10 movies of 2020!

So what are your favorite movies of 2020?  Please feel free to comment down below!

Thursday Movie Picks #49: Police Detectives

 Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Police Detectives!

Now, I love watching movies that deal with mysteries and detectives and I'm so happy that this week's theme is all about police detectives!  So, here are the movies that I've seen so far that dealt with police detectives!

In a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

I will admit that at first, I was hesitant about this movie because 1) Pikachu was being voiced by Ryan Reynolds (or the fact that Pikachu was talking at all) and 2) the fact that the Pokemon in this film are in live action made me a bit wary about this film.  But, when I finally saw this film, I ended up loving this film for the really good story line and Ryan Reynolds did a fantastic job voicing Pikachu!  This is definitely one of my favorite video game movies, alongside "Sonic the Hedgehog!"

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

I have to say that this is one of my favorite movies of all-time and it's one movie that I continue to watch to this very day!  I just loved the way that the toon world interacted with the human world and the plot about Roger Rabbit being framed for a murder was quite an intriguing story!  Also, the late Bob Hoskins' performance as Eddie Valiant was one of the most iconic aspects of this film!

When Enola Holmes - Sherlock's teen sister - discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

"Enola Holmes" was one of those movies that I was a bit interested in seeing, despite the fact that I don't know much about Sherlock Holmes.  But after watching this movie, I had a really fun time with this film!  Millie Bobby Brown was fantastic as Enola Holmes and I loved the way that the film juggled both humor and suspense throughout!