The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Hello, my lovely readers!
Last week I published a review on The Babysitter. As I quite enjoyed this freaky little horror-comedy flick, I was all ears when Netflix announced the sequel. Let’s see if that’s worth watching as well.

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter, Cole once again has to outsmart the forces of evil when old enemies unexpectedly return.

The Rating:

I am angry. I am thoroughly pissed of. The first movie was kind of quirky, stupid, and predictable but still a ton of fun and immensely enjoyable.
This sequel is an insult. It’s bad. So very very bad that it almost hurt to watch it.

Gone is the at least partly smart humor of the first part, the nods to other famous horror movies or tropes. This is just stupid, annoying, and boring.

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The Babysitter (2017)

Hello, hello!
I have another horror movie for you this month. After hearing quite a lot about The Babysitter I basically clicked on it by accident when browsing Netflix. Let’s find out whether it was a happy accident. 😉

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

The Babysitter, directed by McG, follows Cole (Judah Lewis), who is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving). She’s cool and awesome in all the ways Cole is not. One evening while Bee is babysitting, Cole witnesses the unthinkable. Now he must survive a night full of first kisses, first broken hearts, and first encounters with homicidal maniacs (played by Bella Thorne, Andrew Bachelor, Robbie Amell, and Hana Mae Lee).

The Rating:

Oh my, this was something.
I know quite a lot of people were hating on the movie but I found it rather enjoyable!
That is if you treat it as a hilarious take on the genre instead of watching it as an earnest horror film.

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TV Show Ramble: Brooklyn 99

Hey guys!
I know I’m late to the party but after numerous friends recommended Brooklyn 99 to me, I finally checked out the show – and just about binged the whole thing!

The Plot:

Brooklyn 99 is a police sitcom focused around the cops at the 99th precinct in Brooklyn. We witness the ups and downs in both the professional and private lives of the crew…

The Rating:

There are many things I love about Brooklyn 99.
Of course, there is the amazing sense of humor that comes with the show. I have no idea how many times I laughed out loud with Brooklyn 99 but I certainly know that hilarious is the only word that describes the show.
I had seen quite a few screenshots on tumblr before I watched the first episodes so I thought I was prepared. However, the series turned out the be way funnier than I had even expected.

Furthermore, one of my favorite things is how Brooklyn 99 depicts women. Not one of the main female characters is stylized a sexualized way. They are shown to be competent, strong and intelligent women and nobody would ever doubt that. They don’t get belittled just because they are female, in contrast, their contributions are valued. It’s tragic that this depiction of women is truly rare in TV shows.

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Movie Mania: Waking Ned

Hey guys!
What time is it? Movie review time! Today’s pick a film I had known about for ages but never got around watching. Well, recently it aired on TV, so here we go. Let’s find out about Waking Ned!

 

 

The Plot:
Somewhere in Ireland in a tiny village with 52 inhabitants, somebody won the lottery. The big jackpot. Jackie and Michael try to find out who the lucky winner is and soon discover, it’s poor old Ned who got so excited about his win that he had a heart attack… and died.
Well, it would be shame to let the millions go to waste, so the whole town teams up to get the money…

 

The Rating:
I just love the Irish humor! Who else could have come up with such a ridiculous story. I had heard great things about this film and was really excited to finally see it. Continue reading

Top 3 90’s Flicks with Great Female Leads (Comedy Edition)

Hey Guys!
Another fresh list for you today! Let’s talk about the finest the 90’s have to offer: great actresses and super funny films!

 

10 Things I Hate About You:
I just love this film. After seeing it numerous times I know all the lines by heart. The best thing about the film is not the great soundtrack or Heath Ledger. Not even the Shakespeare hints. It’s Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford. That is one badass bitch. Annoyed by everything and everyone, brutally honest and sarcastic and not backing down!

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TV Show Spotlight: Blackadder

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to share a real gem with you.
I only discovered Black Adder rather recently myself but so far I haven’t encountered any show that can get even close to it. Black Adder is the most hilarious show ever!
By the way, I’d also like to introduce a new type of post, the Spotlight. Apart from my regular reviews on Books, Movies, etc. I will bring up a few things that are so dope, you simply have to check them out. So let’s get started with my first Spotlight-post!

 

What is it about?
This show was created by Rowan Atkinson (Yes, Mr. Bean) and Richard Curtis, it aired from 1983 to 1989 on BBC1. There are 4 seasons with a total of 24 episodes (+ a bunch of one-off installments).
The basic concept is a story around Edmund Blackadder, a complete anti-hero. Each season is set in a different historical period and tells of Blackadder’s misfortunes. Continue reading