Welcome Exiles to this week’s What’s On The Grill?, the weekly mini-review corner where we get to blast about whatever we’ve caught recently, feasted on with our eyes as some say.
This week on the grill: Some Christmas horror with a home invasion and a long road trip, a heist “comedy”, and caught up on a lot of tv. Enjoy!
Better Watch Out (2016)
“On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion.”
3.25/5- An interesting take on the home invasion sub genre that is set during the holiday’s. Well acted and enough nastiness to keep me interested but it fails in the comedy. It’s comes off as a horror black comedy but outside of the paint can bit, doesn’t succeed when it goes for the dark laughs.
Dead End (2003)
“Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.”
3/5- You know those movies where everyone is just retched and so awfully annoying characters that you are just waiting for them all to suffer horrible deaths as soon as possible? Yea that’s this movie. It’s also one of those that even though you do or don’t like what’s going on, you want to finish it to see what’s going to happen.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
“In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to double cross each other for the loot.”
Blah/5- Just a dull and humorless film. Took me a couple of tries to even finish it. A complete waste of time and all it did was make me dislike Kevin Kline even more.
Norsemen– Season 1 Ep 1-2
Essentially a parody of the History Channel’s show ‘Vikings’ that has it’s moments but isn’t my cup of tea. It’s ok in bits but after awhile the joke wears thin. It’s like 2018 mentality set during the 8th century. I don’t think I can make it much further.
Psych– Season 2 Ep 10-13
One of my favorite shows and it feels like the middle of season 2 is when the show really hit its stride. It’s just good time.
The Rookie– Season 1 Ep 4-6
It’s losing me a bit. Seems like the same scenario’s over and over. Only interesting character is Fillion and they don’t focus on him enough.
The Good Doctor– Season 2 Ep 1-9
Freddie Highmore is fantastic and the story with his mentor is touching. The rest is average.
From the ‘tubes-
Fight me you snowflakes!
That’s it for another What’s On The Grill?, folks!
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