Movie Review: Ford v Ferrari

Simple Review: ” If you ain’t first, you’re last!”

This may be a first in the long and storied history of The Movie Psycho movie review blog: reviewing two good movies in a row! I could go back through my older posts and check but I am far too lazy to waste my time on such things as research so let’s just go with my initial theory. After enjoying the somewhat flawed Doctor Sleep, I went to see the latest film from one of my favorite actors, Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari. Imagine my delight as I walked out of the theater knowing that I will actually be able to recommend two movies…in a row! I like to inflate my ego by imagining that Hollywood big wigs are reading my reviews and have realized their movie-making mistakes and are now going to put out quality films instead of cash grabs. Hey, it is my blog and my fantasy, if you don’t like it start your own damn blog. Sorry, my A.D.D is kicking in so let’s steer this review onto the track and pray to Tom Cruise that we make it to the finish line. Continue reading “Movie Review: Ford v Ferrari”

Netflix Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Simple Review: A fun little ditty

It certainly has become an interesting time for Netflix original movies. It wasn’t that long ago that one would avoid anything with the dreaded ” Netflix original” label on it like one avoids off-brand Oreo’s. ( its Oreo’s or its crap!) Those days appear to be long gone with Netflix getting Oscar-winning directors such as Alfonso Cuaròn, Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro to use the streaming service to deliver their newest films. To my excitement, the Coen brothers delivered their special brand of unique filmmaking to Netflix by way of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a quirky ride into the Old West. This film will challenge me, not because of the movie mind you, but I just reviewed a Western and I may have used up all of my Westerns puns! Do I shy away from a challenge? Nay, my reliable reader, I rush headlong into this particular challenge. So lets put on our ten-gallon hats, hop on that bucking bronc and chase down the review of Buster Scruggs! Continue reading “Netflix Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Movie Review- Hell Fest

Simple Review- Certainly felt like being in Hell

It is that time of the year when the weather cools off a bit, the leaves start to turn beautiful colors and horror movies rise from the grave to entertain us for Halloween. As a fan of the horror genre, I am well aware of the hit and miss nature of these flicks. Hollywood loves throwing out cheaply made horror movies to make a quick profit. Most are disposable, and as such, I usually go in with low expectations. This week we are offered up Hell Fest as a sacrifice to the horror movie gods. Will I enjoy the festival from hell, or will I find it a bogus adventure? ( Bill and Ted reference, bonus points) The only way to find out is to grab your VIP pass and meet me at the front of the line to ride Hell Fest. Continue reading “Movie Review- Hell Fest”

10 Fall & Winter Movies I am anticipating.

With the passing of Labor Day, we come to the end of the summer movie season. As we catch our collective breath from all of the explosions, superheroes and chase scenes we saw over the last few months, it is time to gear up for another round of Hollywood’s attention getters. With the release of the new movies during the fall and winter, expect fewer explosions and more award hunting films. To get you excited for the change in seasons, here are ten films that I am looking forward to seeing over the remaining months of 2018. Continue reading “10 Fall & Winter Movies I am anticipating.”