After Hereditary stood out to me as my favorite movie of last year, I was excited to see […]

Before getting to this week’s list, I just wanted to explain my relative lack of posts and general absence recently.  I graduated from college a couple weeks ago and have been celebrating the only way I know how- on a beach with a drink in my hand.  I went down to Miami to get my scuba diving certification, then drove down to Key West.  If you have never made the drive down Route 1 through the Florida Keys, add it to your bucket list because it’s amazing.  That even goes for my non-US followers. It’s worth it. After that, I went on a cruise to Turks and Caicos (one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been) and the Dominican Republic.  Needless to say, I had a blast even though I’m now very broke.  Oh well, can’t take it with me when I go so might as well spend it and live it up.  But I am back now and will hopefully go back to posting more regularly.  I know I’ve missed a bunch of movie related stuff, so if there is anything in particular you for some reason want me to hear my opinion on or talk about, let me know in the comments and I will gladly oblige. I am planning on seeing The Nice Guys and maybe X-Men sometime this week so I’ll get those reviews out as soon as I do.

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This is a perfect example of a movie being much better when it doesn’t give away everything in its trailer and marketing.

I’m not going to give away too much about the plot because it makes the movie more enjoyable to not know much.  However, the basic premise is that a young woman (John McClane’s daughter in Live Free or Die Hard) is saved kidnapped by a creepy doomsday prepper (John Goodman) after an accident.  He takes her back to his bunker where he and another man (an actor whose name I don’t feel like looking up) reveal that an apocalyptic event has occurred and she can’t go outside without dying.

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I’m almost positive Quentin Tarantino is a little messed up in the head.  But boy is he brilliant.

The Hateful Eight is the latest film from the aforementioned director and is about a group of bounty hunters who get stuck in a cabin during a blizzard.  One of them is transporting a prisoner worth a lot of money.  Things start off fine, but when bad things start happening, it becomes clear not everyone is who they say they are.