Charade: A Classic Thriller with Timeless Charm




Charade (1963)



With an enchanting backdrop of the French Alps, Regina Lampert finds herself captivated by the charismatic Peter Joshua during a skiing holiday. However, her return to Paris shatters her world when she learns of her husband's untimely demise. As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding her husband's murder, Regina and Peter embark on a thrilling chase, pursued by three World War II cronies seeking a stolen fortune. Yet, amidst the intrigue, one question lingers: why does Peter keep changing his name? "Charade" is a timeless classic that combines romance, suspense, and a touch of humor, leaving audiences spellbound.



Unforgettable Characters:

Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Regina Lampert is nothing short of adorable. Her natural charm and grace bring the character to life, captivating viewers from the moment she appears on screen. As Regina navigates the treacherous path of uncovering the truth, Hepburn's performance showcases her versatility as an actress, effortlessly transitioning from vulnerability to determination.


Cary Grant, known for his suave and debonair roles, surprises audiences with his portrayal of Peter Joshua. Grant's ability to seamlessly switch between charming and mysterious makes him the perfect fit for this enigmatic character. His chemistry with Hepburn adds an extra layer of intrigue to their on-screen relationship, keeping viewers guessing until the very end.


A Plot Full of Twists and Turns:

"Charade" is a masterclass in suspense, expertly weaving together elements of romance, mystery, and action. The film's plot takes unexpected twists and turns, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. As Regina and Peter race against time to outwit their pursuers, the story unfolds with a perfect balance of tension and lightheartedness.


The Intriguing Mystery:

The central mystery of "Charade" revolves around a stolen fortune hidden by Regina's late husband and his World War II cronies. Tex, Scobie, and Gideon, each with their unique personalities, add depth to the narrative. Their pursuit of a quarter of a million dollars creates an atmosphere of constant suspense, as Regina and Peter must stay one step ahead to survive.




The Enigmatic Peter Joshua:

One of the most intriguing aspects of "Charade" is Peter Joshua's ever-changing identity. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that Peter is not who he claims to be. This adds an extra layer of complexity to the plot, leaving audiences questioning his motives and true allegiance. The revelation of Peter's true identity is a pivotal moment that ties the narrative together, showcasing the brilliance of the film's writing.

A Memorable Score:

The score of "Charade" is a standout element that enhances the overall viewing experience. Composed by the legendary Henry Mancini, the music perfectly complements the film's tone, seamlessly transitioning between suspenseful moments and romantic interludes. Mancini's score adds depth and emotion to the story, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.

A Predictable Ending with a Twist:

While "Charade" may have a somewhat predictable ending, it is the journey that truly captivates. The film's climax delivers a surprising twist that challenges viewers' assumptions, ensuring that the story remains engaging until the very last scene. The combination of romance, suspense, and unexpected revelations makes "Charade" a timeless classic that continues to enthrall audiences.





Conclusion:

"Charade" is a cinematic gem that effortlessly blends romance, suspense, and humor. Audrey Hepburn's endearing performance, coupled with Cary Grant's enigmatic portrayal, creates an on-screen chemistry that is simply irresistible. The film's intricate plot, filled with twists and turns, keeps viewers guessing until the final moments. With a memorable score and a surprising twist, "Charade" remains a must-watch for fans of classic cinema.







Week One Of The Zombie Steve 52 Movie Challenge This week's theme is Public Domain.

Ok, I tried to write a review but the blogger has changed so it may take me some time to figure out.


Zombie Steve 52 Movie Film Challenge 2024


Welcome to the Zombie Steve 52 Movie Film Challenge for 2024. I did take some time to change a few categories to keep it fun. We also kept some of our favorites as well. Please post in the comments below with a link to your list so we know how to find you on other platforms. Make sure to check in with my Twitter (@mda4life) on Sundays I will always post a few ideas for you. All are welcome so please pop up some corn grab that cold drink and join us on our journey as we honor Steve for our 2nd annual challenge.

The Back Story:

As most of you know Steve loved watching movies. It was one of the ways we kept in touch all year, always talking about what was coming out, what did you see, and so on. After Steve lost his battle with Muscular Dystrophy on Christmas Eve 2021, I have really pushed myself to watch movies the same way I used to. I'm Always looking for challenges to keep me motivated while looking for things we would have enjoyed together I decided to come up with my own challenge to honor Steve. We kept it simple and outlined some of the topics he would have loved.

The rules:

Simple try and watch a movie that coincides with that week's theme. If you are not a fan of that style of movie for the week feel free to be loose with the rules. If you miss a week that's ok nobody will be upset you can make it up the following week. The idea is simple: try something new, think outside the box, and be open to a new cinema experience. That's what Steve and I did for each other. I definitely would push him to watch non-blockbuster movies as well as older movies and he would challenge me to the summer blockbuster and gangster flick. In the end, just have fun and enjoy good (or Bad) Cinema.

Use #ZombieSteve52 when reviewing and don't forget to check out what everyone else is watching, you can also follow along with us on social media with the same hashtag.

As most of you know Steve loved watching movies. It was one of the ways we kept in touch all year talking about what was coming out, what did you see, and so on. After Steve lost his battle with Muscular Dystrophy on Christmas Eve 2021, I have really pushed myself to watch movies in his honor. Always looking for challenges to keep me motivated, while looking for things we would have enjoyed together I decided to come up with my own challenge to honor Steve. At the same time, he kept it simple by outlining the topics he would have loved.

The rules are simple: watch a movie that coincides with that week's theme. Feel free to be loose with the rules. If you miss a week that's ok nobody will be upset if you make it up the following week. The idea is simple: try something new, and think outside the box. That's what Steve and I did for each other.

Use #ZombieSteve52 when reviewing and don't forget to check out what everyone else is watching.

Week 1 Public Domain
Week 2 Golden Globes (any Movie any year)
Week 3 Winter-Themed Movie
Week 4 Documentary
Week 5 Based on or turned into a TV series
Week 6 A movie about Music
Week 7 Football Movie
Week 8 Disney Classic
Week 9 Independent Cinema
Week 10 Razzies Yep let's watch a bad movie (Any Year)
Week 11 Oscar Nominated movie (any year)
Week 12 80s Action
Week 13 Comedy
Week 14 Staring an Animal(s)
Week 15 Baseball movie
Week 16 Collage Based Movie
Week 17 D&D (Think Wizards, Dragons, and Elves)
Week 18 Space
Week 19 Comic Book Movie Non DC/Marvel
Week 20 Directed by a Woman
Week 21 Action Movie
Week 22 War Movie
Week 23 DC Comics Movie
Week 24 Animation
Week 25 Summer-Themed Movie
Week 26 Your Favorite Actor or Actress
Week 27 Summer BlockBuster any year
Week 28 Gangster/Mobster
Week 29 Kung Fu
Week 30 Camp or Camping-Themed Movie
Week 31 A Movie "Everybody" but you have watched
Week 32 Video Game-Based Movie
Week 33 A Movie Adapted from a book
Week 34 Based on High School
Week 35 A Movie Remake
Week 36 A movie Filmed in your town or state
Week 37 A Sequal
Week 38 A Short Film
Week 39 Inspired by Stephan King
Week 40 Gateway Horror
Week 41 Watch a movie from 1981
Week 42 Black and White Horror
Week 43 Horror Comedy
Week 44 Halloween Theme
Week 45 Noir Film
Week 46 Western
Week 47 Made for TV Movie
Week 48 Family
Week 49 Holiday Special
Week 50 Released in 2024
Week 51 Holiday Theme Movie
Week 52 Marvel Movie

Here is the link to my Letterboxd list ‎Bob Johns’s profile • Letterboxd


Zombie Steve Movie Challenge Update

 Hey gang how is it going? The weather is starting to break free of its bitter cold Baseball is on the tube and the girls are about to go back into full theatre mode as they both will be in the Wizzard of Oz this summer. So exciting things happing here in the cave. Wanted to jump in with a quick update on where I'm at during the celebration of Steve and his (Our) love of cinema.

Week One was Sci-Fi Movies

Alien Trespass
2009 
⭐⭐⭐

In 1957 a fiery object crashes into a mountaintop in the California desert, bringing the threat of disaster to Earth. Out of the flying saucer escapes a murderous creature, the Ghota, bent on destroying all life forms on the planet. A benevolent alien from the spaceship, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis, an astronomer and with the help of Tammy, a diner waitress, sets out to save mankind.

If poodle skirts and saddle shoes are your things then this Sci-Fi love letter is up your alley. Sold story with plenty of ‘50s fluff matched with rubber aliens and a star-studded cast will be having you giggling in your seat.





Week Two Watch A Golden Globe Nominated Feature (Any Year)


The Disaster Artist 2017
⭐⭐⭐⭐

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.

What a wild and fun trip this was, could you imagine meeting someone that helps set off your career? I must admit I will be watching the Room and I hope that Greg does a follow-up book with more details someday. If you are a movie nerd who likes to see the production aspect, you will enjoy The Disaster Artist.






Week Three Watch A Movie from the Year you were born.

C.C. and Company 1970
⭐⭐⭐
LOVING, BRAWLING, AND BUSTIN IT UP!
A motorcycle rebel rescues a woman from his gang and fights an outlaw guru for supremacy. 

With a fabulous, poster-stacked cast, and one weird-as-hell theme song, I settled in for some biker gang goodness. Well sort of.

The opening sequence is by far the best part of the movie. We see our star Joe Namath walking around a grocery store as he prepares himself a sandwich while walking up and down the aisle.

Sadly the comedy runs thin the rest of the ride but the biker story mixed with a love story was well done. The soundtrack was underwhelming at times with its tile track being the only real star here.

I was super excited to see Sid Haig rolling in but what the hell was on his helmet? Was it some kind of weird spoon?

Also, the print used by Amazon Prime had issues including how it would hang up or freeze for a few seconds. And unless I blinked at the wrong time I missed the big Ann Margret nude scene.

Definitely worth the look when it comes to biker exploration movies!


Week Four Winter Weather

Ski School 1991
⭐⭐

THE HOTTEST ACTION EVER TO HIT THE SLOPES.
Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals.

Well, the 19-year-old me liked this one better in 1990 as for the old me it was just ok. Back in the 80s and early 90s, movies about the underdog that likes to party were the rage, yet life never really did imitate art. Movies full of naked ladies, drunk dudes, and a simple plot don't exist anymore.

Sadly Ski School does not hold up after 33 years with a rather slow plot and predictable outcome. You still get a few laugh's here and there but you are always reminded that this is Animal House on snow and the formula just does not do it.

If your looking to relive some of your spent youth sure Ski School will give you a nice look back, just beware it is the same old story.


Week Five Comedy

Buy and Cell 1988
⭐⭐
SANDY AND SLY WERE DOING TIME. NOW THEY’RE DOING FINE.

Herbie Altman is framed for Stock fraud by his boss when the SEC starts investigating his company. Sent to prison, he helps a fellow inmate successfully invest his money. Soon all the inmates want his help. To manage all the money, he forms CON INC. and runs it from the prison under the noses of the warden and the guards. But when the IRS and SEC begin to investigate this successful company, it looks like he may be in trouble again

Man the power of Tubi is just a hidden goldmine of low-rent movies and becoming the best way to finish watching Empire Pictures catalog. Buy and Cell is one of those Charles Band movies that was impossible to find. Sure there is a crappy version on YouTube but I could not sit through it.

You have to believe this will be somewhat tolerable with an all-star cast. Malcolm McDowell plays the sleazy warden to a T. And we get the same old Michael Winslow charter we loved in the Police Academy movies. Roddy Piper is a nice little comedic player but Robert Carradine just can not shake the Nerds character,

The plot is a good idea just drawn out and boring. This is listed as a comedy yet I do not remember laughing once. Definitely more of a revenge prison movie. In the end, I'm glad I could finally track this one down but sadly it just does not work.

Week Six Movie About Music (Rockstars, Musicals, Documentaries)

Detroit Rock City 1999
⭐⭐⭐
In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They’ll do anything for tickets – compete in a strip club’s amateur-night contest, take on religious protesters, and even rob a convenience store!

This one is a rewatch for me but the more I thought about the more I wanted to watch it. Detroit Rock City was one of the last movies Steve and I watched at camp on one of those super hot days. ✌








Week Seven A Football-Themed Movie

Division 3 Football's Finest 2011
⭐⭐
This ensemble comedy follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program (the lowest division in the NCAA). When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is in jeopardy, as they have not had a winning season in decades. In a desperate attempt to create some media attention for the athletic program and the university, President Georgia Anne Whistler hires known lunatic and felon, Coach Rick Vice, for what could be the football program's final season.

The poster art looked like fun and I had never heard of it before. Going in blind does not always help, I had no clue the main character was Andy Dick otherwise I would have moved on to the next movie. Crazier still is Dick made me laugh a few times, and the story is not that bad. It's the same old same old college party movie but with Andy being a Dick the whole time.

A pleasant surprise with football being the main charter and an over-the-top lead that gives you a few moments of laughter but also some pretty cringe moments.

Steve would have liked this one.


Week Eight Rom Com

Never Been Kissed 1999
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most popular clique on campus. But she hits a major snag in her investigation – not to mention her own failed love life – when she falls for her dreamy English teacher, Sam Coulson.

I love this movie and it is what I kept coming back to when I was looking for something to watch.

Drew at her best, looking amazing as always makes this story fly by.




Week Nine Baseball

Kill The Umpire 1950
⭐⭐⭐

Ex-baseball player Bill Johnson, failing at many jobs when his ball-playing days are over, reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, Jonah Evans, a retired umpire, and enters an umpire-training school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the championship play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved player is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill made the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather him, Bill’s family - his daughters Lucy (Gloria Henry and Susan and his wife Betty - help Bill reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters.

I read about his movie last year in my quest to find a new Baseball themed movie to watch. Thanks to YouTube I could finally track this one down just in time for Spring Training.

This was an interesting take on the sport with a fan that did not like Umpires but when he couldn't hold down a job to save his life thanks to Baseball he was given a chance to be on the field.

The first two acts are fun and witty bringing plenty of laughs but as the story tries to change over to seriousness it starts to lose out on the fun.

Ultimately, it was still a fun watch and a breath of fresh air for baseball movies. If you want a baseball story from the eyes behind the plate I definitely recommend Kill The Umpire.

Week Ten Documentary

Pennywise the story of It 2021
⭐⭐⭐
 
Thirty-plus years after its release, the popular two-part miniseries “IT” and its infamous villain Pennywise live on in the minds of horror fans around the world. This documentary captures not only the buzz the “IT” saga generated in 1990 but also the lasting impact it has had on an entire generation and the horror genre at large. Several years in the making, the film features exclusive interviews with many of the cult classic’s key players, from cast members Richard Thomas, Seth Green, and Tim Curry, who portrayed the notorious monster clown Pennywise, to director Tommy Lee Wallace and special effects makeup artist Bart Mixon. The documentary also boasts a wealth of archival material and never-before-seen footage.


This was a well-done Documentary giving us the highs and lows of making the mini-series. Tim Curry was great to see as well as hearing from Tommy Lee Wallace.

Week Eleven A Film Directed by a Woman.

The Final Exit of the Disciples Ascensia 2019
⭐⭐

Pulled this off the Top 250 Women Directed list on Letterboxd. I'm not sure what to say about this one. I get it has a cult following but it is ranked #9 on the list. But for me this one falls short I love the animation style and the story is fine I just could not get into it. 

That should not stop you from checking this out, I just might be wrong, you know.










Week 12 Oscar Nominated Movie (any year)

Marcel The Shell with Shoes On 2021
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and new hope at finding his long-lost family.

Man, I was not ready for the pure joy of a little guy like Marcel and definitely was not ready for the emotions that come with him. ❤️





Ok, that gets us caught up to April if you would still like to join in the information can be found here. Coming up this month:

13 Watch an Independent Movie (not all movies need a big budget)
14 Watch a Movie Based in Florida (or Illinois if you're having trouble)
15 Teen Comedy
16 Crack Open A Sealed movie in your Physical Collection (if you do not have any then watch a movie you have always wanted to see)
17 Wizards, Dragons, or Elves (Think D&D)



Zombie Steve’s 52 Movie Challange



As most of you know Steve loved watching movies. It was one of the ways we kept in touch all year talking about what was coming out, what did you see, and so on. After Steve lost his battle with Muscular Dystrophy on Christmas Eve 2021, I have really pushed myself to watch movies in his honor. Always looking for challenges to keep me motivated, while looking for things we would have enjoyed together I decided to come up with my own challenge to honor Steve. While keeping it simple by outlining the topics he would have loved.

The rules are simple: try and watch a movie that coincides with that week's theme. Feel free to be loose with the rules. If you miss a week that's ok nobody will be upset if you make it up the following week. The idea is simple: try something new, and think outside the box. That's what Steve and I did for each other.

Use #ZombieSteve52 when reviewing and don't forget to check out what everyone else is watching.

1 Sci-Fi Movie
2 Watch A Golden Globe Nominated Feature (Any Year)
3 Watch A Movie from the Year you were born.
4 Winter Weather Themed.
5 Comedy
6 Movie About Music (Rockstars, Musicals, Documentaries)
7 A Football Themed Movie
8 Rom Com (no Steve nor I would like this, but you tell me what we should watch.)
9 A Baseball Themed Movie
10 Documentary
11 A Movie Directed by a Woman
12 Watch any Oscar Nominated Movie (any year)
13 Watch an Independent Movie (not all movies need a big budget)
14 Watch a Movie Based in Florida (or Illinois if you're having trouble)
15 Teen Comedy
16 Crack Open A Sealed movie in your Physical Collection (if you do not have any than watch a movie you have always wanted to see)
17 Wizards, Dragons, or Elves (Think D&D)
18 Star Wars (DUH May the 4th be with you)
19 Disney Classic
20 Action Themed Movie
21 Comic Book Themed Movie
22 A Movie off of Steves Watched List on Letterboxd
letterboxd.com/sjnostro1/films/
23 A Summer Blockbuster Any Year
24 Animation
25 A Bruce Campbell Movie (One of Steve's Favorites)
26 Independence Day Movies
27 Mel Brooks Movie (Princess Bride was Steves all-time favorite)
28 Camp Themed Comedy
29 A DC Superhero
30 Camp Slasher
31 Bugs (Yep a movie about bugs! Its still camp month you know.)
32 Sword and Sorcery
33 A Movie from 1970
34 Lord of the Rings (Any from the series or anything related)
35 Sports Themed Movie
36 Gangster/Mob Movie
37 Action/Adventure Movie
37 A Video Game Based Movie
39 Kung Fu Theme
40 Watch a Movie from 1981 (Bonus if you watch it on October 6th)
41 ‘80s Horror
42 Zombie Movie
43 Black and White Horror
44 Halloween Themed
45 War Movie
46 Space Themed
47 Any Holiday Special
48 Holiday Horror
49 A Movie About Family
50 Christmas Movie
51 Released in 2023
52 Marvel Movie (Happy Birthday Stan Lee)


My List mda4life


Quick Update

 My apologies gang it has been a rough month, hell it's been a terrible year. As always I was looking forward to Counting Down to Halloween with everyone but sadly fell really short. I will and I promise I will post pictures after Halloween of the kids and the video right away so please stop back for them. Today is our last Trunk or Treat as my youngest heads off to High School, look as if it will be indoors this year so that is a bummer. 


Life for the girls is getting back to normal as you can see my oldest went to her second Homecoming this year. It feels sad that she missed her sophomore year but we made it this year. The event was held outdoors so the kids could go without a mask.

I ❤ #52

Also keeping us busy is Lainey's basketball season the team is now 16-0 and looking for a run at State! On average, they are beating teams by 20 points or more. It's been pretty exciting. 

And of course what knocked me back and out of commission COVID! Yep, this guy the one who has the vaccination religiously wears a mask cleans his workstation, and wash's his hands some how some way brought it home with me. It was such a shock I woke up one morning not feeling well, knowing I was driving to Chicago with my daughter for Rent that night we did not take any chances so my wife had me take an at-home test. I was blown away how did this happen! So I was locked in the man cave for almost 2 weeks it was miserable. Sure I watched a ton of movies but life was not the same. 

My case was mild if anything it felt like a head cold that would not go away. Then the cough set in and I still have it today as I close into the one-month mark. I still can not smell but never lost my taste. 

So please be safe everyone have a wonderful Halloween! I can not wait to check in with your blogs soon and get caught up. 

Oh one more thing I was having so much trouble wanting to do anything after my dad passed, my buddy talked me into a challenge for Halloween that started in August. The goal was to watch 100 new to me Horror Movies by October 31. I'm proud of myself as I meet that goal and had fun doing it. In fact, I'm currently sitting at 119 movies with a few days left to go. I want to do a recap post here soon until then check out my list ๐ŸŽƒ https://boxd.it/cXPcE

I hope you are all having a wonderful spooky month I will be checking in soon!



Missing Halloween


 


Missing Halloween is a short animation created by Mike Inel. It's a short animation about two children trick-or-treating. The Animation mashed sad stories with beautiful animation. I guarantee this Halloween treat will move you. I just did not see it coming. Let me know what you think in the comments.




Fear Filter

 



One of the best short films I have seen. Leah's looking for the perfect Snapchat filter to send her crush until the app detects an unknown face in the darkness.



Check out the other bloggers click the icon. 


Sad



 These are not the faces of America! They will not break us down! In a few more days they can crawl back to their caves and hide for another 100 years. 

Happy 2021

Here is to a safe and blessed 2021! Let's not let our guard down and the COVID finish line is clearly in sight. A few more months of social distancing will not hurt anyone.








 

Out with Old In With The New

 Wow, 2020 a year that we will never talk about again not even to grandkids dam it! So many strange things took place here let alone the pandemic. From Derecho to pipes bursting, our A/C going out, water heater shitting the bed, all musicals canceled for my kids, and now my dad is heading to a nursing home. It has been the most costly year for us ever and here we are happy, safe, and together!

Other than my beloved White Sox making a run for the post-season movies became a great escape for me once again. For the past few years, I was lucky to sit and watch 25-50 movies a year, in many ways, it bugged me but raising two little girls became the top priority. 

Then COVID struck and we found ourselves at home more way more!! And during the first lockdown, I dove into the Police Acadamy Franchise just for fun. Well, that fun really lead to my movie enjoyment once again and I never looked back all year. It was a nice diversion from the god awful news on the tv. Watching classic with the kids like Karate Kid, Top Gun, and St. Elmo's Fire became the new family movie night, that is after all of the Disney+ movies that we consumed. 

I set myself a goal as I do every year this year I wanted to push 75 movies as I made my goal the year before of 50. Little did I know I would watch a whopping total of 214 films!! And we still have one day left to try and squeeze a few more in. Sure about 19 of them are Disney Shorts running around the 9-minute mark but there are still 200 movies watched this year. Good Gravey Man what will I do for an encore?

Not going to kid my self it was a fluke year so my goal is going to stay simple as we hope some life gets back to normal by summer, I really miss seeing my kids on stage! For 2021 I will shot for 100 movies, it will be fun to top that but 100 that's a good number for me. This might even change the way I blog a bit, I know I have stopped writing reviews so I might start writing just quick thoughts on what I just watched. Blogging has been a struggle the past few years with Halloween and Creepmas the only true things I stick with.

So let us look back on the Top 10 Movies I watched in 2020.

Benchwarmers 2 was a surprise for me I really did not like the first one at all where this one had me laughing. Don't F#&k in the Woods is still the most talked-about movie in my circle! It's so silly yet fun as all get out. Might not be for everyone but I will be watching it again come Halloween season soon. 


Well looks like Disney+ shows up strong 11th through 15, Scare Package was a nice treat. Soul was good but not good enough to crack the top 10 and boy do I feel dumb waiting so long on Zootopia.


I only watched 60 Horror Movies this year with 5 of them hitting my top ten. Full Moon's Weedjies! Halloweed Night was a blast with Mr. Boogedy becoming a Halloween staple year after year. Never Hike Alone is still free on YouTube and being a fan-made film it has the feel of a big-screen movie. The Trial Of The Chicago 7 will gain more buzz around the Award season I'm sure. Very well acted, a powerful story, and a movie we all should take some time to sit through. 


So let's remember this is my list and my opinion right? So yeah on like most Hubie Halloween was one of my favorite movies this year. Sandler might not be great but everything around him sure was. "Host" is the movie that sums up 2020, Lion King was a wonderful family treat, and Eddie Murphy was robbed at the Oscars! But the one movie that still gets played in this house (over 20 times) is Hamilton. Even this tough guy loved it, loved every moment of it. Definitely one of the best movie nights that we all shared.

Not all things were bad this past year and if anything it helped bring families together, reconnected with friends, and we washed our hands a lot!

So stay safe as we start off the New Year, wear your mask, read a book, and watch movies!

Cheers to a Blessed 2021!




Coming to Shudder in January


 Looks like Shudder will be filling that void with much better content next month unlike Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. So for those cold winter nights here is what is coming to Shudder.


Available January 4

Super Dark Times
Fingers

Available January 9

A Discovery of Witches

Available January 11

Before the Fire
Cub
The Pit
Celia

Available January 14

Hunted

Available January 16

A Discovery of Witches

Available January 18

And Now the Screaming Starts
Asylum
The Beast Must Die
The Flesh and the Fiends

Available January 19

The Wolf House



Available January 21

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Available January 23

A Discovery of Witches

Available January 25

Nightbreed
Rawhead Rex

Available January 26

The Untold Story
The Woman



Available January 28

The Queen of Black Magic


Available January 30

A Discovery of Witches