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Scream 5 (2022)

Scream 5 (2022)




Melissa Barrera

Mason Gooding

Jenna Ortega

Jack Quaid

Marley Shelton

Courteney Cox

David Arquette


Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett


Spoilers ahead

I am a huge fan of the Scream franchise I enjoyed the plot of the first two Scream movies done in 1996 and 1997 by Wes Craven (director) and Kevin Williamson (writer). The two worked together in the first four scream movies, but neither was involved in this one. With Wes Craven being dead.

I for one felt this movie was a mess thanks to the plot and the lack of a strong convincing heroine. The plot failed to do justice to the killings starting again. Then there goes that nonsense where, the bad guys holding knives are unkillable. They have superhuman strength and just relentless until the very end. I had no problem with this cliché happening all over again, this is Scream it is all about the clichés. But there is always something driving these killings. The first Scream movie had the men do this because they wanted to wreck the Prescott family. The second was about revenge of the happenings of the first movie. The third (let’s forget about that mistake of a movie). The fourth movie was about revenge of fame, which today we have seen the extent people will go for fame, so killing is not off the table. Here the whole point of the killings happening again is… to assist their favourite movie as muses.

The two idiots are fans of the Stab movies, if you are a fan of Scream you will know there is a running gag, where there is a movie in the movie which almost emulates what happened in the Scream stories. Here the idiot fans felt the movies have declined in quality, so they decided to embark on this killing spree to give the Stab movie good source material to work with. What the Hell?

When you are watching Scream, you are being plagued with fun cliché, the movie mocking other horror movies and trying to get a head up on what bad guys do in the horror movies we see. What makes Scream magnificent for me is when the reveal of the killings is given and you discover somehow that Sydney Prescott’s mothers affair is forever hunting Sydney even though she had nothing to do with it.

Here the bad guys picked their mark, start killing them and their friends to make a good enough story for the next sequel to their favourite movie.

Knowing there are plans to make more Scream movies, I do hope this time they give us a better reason for the killings to come back. Scream has always been my only stab movie that I enjoy, now this horrible addition is giving me more reasons to give up watching the franchise.

This movie brings back the golden trio, Sydney, Gale and Dewey and then killed off one of them.

The King's Man (2021)

The King's Man (2021)




Ralph Fiennes

Gemma Arterton

Rhys Ifans

Matthew Goode



Directed by Matthew Vaughn


The King’s Man prequel decides to start with a very detailed and long introduction to why the King’s Man act in the shadow and to what drives it. The head of the organisation Orlando (Ralph Fiennes) is the man who started the organization to stop things before they happen.

Although I believe the movie is very good and worthy to be part of the King’s Man movie franchise, I also believe the writers and producers did waste so much time in making this movie too long for comfort. Then also adding too many layers that does not matter in a bit. We watch the King’s Man movies because of the surprise the characters divulge on screen and the action with gadgets that in my sense of view rivals that of the James Bond franchise. You will have to wait for more than fifty minutes before such character surprise is seen when Rasputin takes on Orlando, his son, and the people in his keep.

This long intro of what made Orlando become more of a pacifist started with the death of his wife in front of their son Conrad. These actions led him to build his little spy net made up of house helps and having secret meetings with military heads in a tailor shop known as King’s Man. The shop was seen as the only safe place to discuss critical issues concerning the nations without being overheard by anyone. He had in his employ two people from his household who are responsible for the wellbeing of his son. Orlando became very protective of his son not wanting him to go anywhere for the fear of his life. But brewing in the corners are men building together their own organization which they tend to use to disrupt things and start a war which will have Germany, Russia, and the British empire pit against one another.

A trip with his son had them present to witness firsthand the assassination of the heir of the Austrian throne.

As movies like this go, as Orlando and his group were working behind the scenes to keep the peace, Conrad wanted so much to be a soldier and when he was of age he got drafted against his father’s wishes.

At this point much of the film has delved into an action thriller. Situations beyond Orlando’s control led to him setting up the King’s Man organization using the names of the knights in the King Arthur’s round table in honor of the dearly parted.

The movie did open a nice door to what I will see as a good way to walk your way from the past to the present King’s Man movies. I can see them doing more movies in between here and the first King’s Man movie. Problem is I hope they learn a little and try to make best of the time instead of dropping us into one of the most needless tales of how some men are trying to start a war and instead summarize all these plans in like the first ten minutes of the rather than the over forty-five minutes here and give us more of the actions King’s Man is known for.

Marry Me (2022)

Marry Me (2022)



Jennifer Lopez

Owen Wilson


Directed by Kat Coiro


You know that icky annoying feeling that makes you want to puke, so when such scenes and moments come up, you just use the skip button and thank God you are not watching this at the theatre? This movie has it in loads.

The key plot is – my heart got broken on my wedding day because my man is cheating, wow I guess that’s 10/10 for originality. This happens stupidly in the most cringy way in front of over 20 million people (either watching on a screen or in attendance). I give the worst speech ever and decided to marry the first guy my eyes come across… who wrote this crap?

This looks like one of those things you see on those South American soap operas that makes you glad you have no idea what led to this, and you are not interested to know how it is going to end.

My case is different trapped in another state and having this for what is supposed to be entertainment made me wish for something better for my life.

Skipping all the nonsense the movie proceeds to jump into a Notting Hill kind of put together. Where there is no secret this time of the big star (Kat played by Jennifer Lopez) and the Mr. nobody being together. You must remember the Mr. nobody (Charlie – Owen Wilson). You see both did not consider for a second the impact of the on stage million viewers marriage they did, so when the whole things blow the movie then turns the two leads to idiots.

How did they think that this was not going to blow up and have its own repercussions is one of those things that made me wonder if this movie had a director at all? If the writers skipped some of these idiotic ideas, they let spue out of their inks, at least the director will notice it and do some work, but nope the nonsense continues.

Then instead of cleaning up the mess, Kat decided to move on with the marriage by filing the marriage papers and convincing Charlie to go with it, in the most unconvincing way ever. At this point I am now the idiot that choose to continue watching and not switching this thing off. Curiosity got the best of me I wanted to see how it will play out, I had hoped that the movie will savage itself in this coming turning of events. Well it got mushier for some parts and in the end, this is one movie I will not be telling anyone to take their time out to go see.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)



Carrie Coon

Finn Wolfhard

Mckenna Grace

Paul Rudd


Directed by Jason Reitman


This movie is not as amazing as the first two original Ghostbusters movies, but it outshines the third. When I saw the name of Paul Rudd, I expected him to somehow take the shine and lead the way, but his role in the movie is more of a supporting cast. A character that was not too present in the making of things. The main character and the lady that stole the show is Mckenna Grace who plays Phoebe Spengler the granddaughter of Egon Spengler.

Mckenna was so amazing in this movie she became like a beacon for the other actors to reflect from. The movie does not focus on the adults, but the three young ones Phoebe, Trevor Spengler and their friend Podcast.

Afterlife is the sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989). It is the fourth film in the Ghostbusters franchise. And it is set 32 years after the events of Ghostbusters II. This movie sidesteps Ghostbusters (2016), and I am more than glad it did, treating it like it did not happen.

I like the idea of how the incorporate the passing of the late Harold Ramis into the movie and made him a somewhat hero who sacrificed everything to save the world.  The movie spent so much on location and sets and had little left for graphics, cause the graphics in this movie was weak. The story starts with an old man on a farm who seems to be setting up something to catch a ghost. The suspicion of who that was not held long as we discover many years after that incident, who it was and how he died. It was Egon Spengler and he died in the hands of a ghost.

Now his daughter who is a mother of two Trevor and Phoebe is facing a financial strain and chose to live on her father’s farm. On getting there we learn that Egon was called the dirt farmer, as his farm had no produce, and it was covered in dirt which he seems to always be bothered in caring for.

Phoebe soon discover that there is a ghost in the house a nice friendly one and when she got to school learns that her grandfather was Egon Spengler a ghostbuster. She made friends with a young man in her class named Podcast, whom she showed the ghost trap the ghost in her house showed her. Their summer class teacher sees the two with the trap and knows immediately what it was. He activates it and releases a ghost.

She then deduces that the ghost was Egon and together they repaired a faulty proton pack and from there she, Trevor and Podcast became an unlicensed driving ghostbusters. They chased down a ghost hunting foundry and made a mess of the town, using the single proton pack.

It was from there the movie kicked off a new drive as we discover what Egon was working on, and why he distant himself from his friends and family.

The movie gave us the old crew back in one way or another. We even see Sigourney Weaver in the after credits. The guys picked up their proton packs again and saved the world. Harold Ramis who passed away before the shooting of the movie, well we get to see him as a ghost.