Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie Review¬†

When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” written by Ransom Riggs.
I did not like this movie but that might be because I read the book before watching it. Still, I believe that even if I hadn’t read the book I still wouldn’t have liked the movie.
Way too many details have been altered and condensed in order to make the story slightly more palatable.
I don’t want to sound like a book snob but the book is definitely better.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 6 tamales! ūüėé

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I Love You, Beth Cooper Movie Review 

A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school – Beth Cooper – during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.
This is definitely one of my favorite teen comedies. Sure, the story isn’t very unique and none of the actors give grade A performances but it’s still a decent movie to watch when you want to take a break from heavy dramas and just laugh your ass off.
Paul Rust is pretty hilarious as Denis Cooverman and Hayden Panettierre is quite fetching as Beth Cooper.
If you like decent teen comedies then I recommend watching I Love You, Beth Cooper.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! ūüėé

Predestination Movie Review 

Predestination is unlike most time travel movies. Well, it is and it isn’t.
John (Ethan Hawke) is a temporal agent working for an extremely top secret bureau that uses time travel to prevent horrible crimes from happening. The movie begins with John’s last failed attempt at catching a criminal known as the Fizzle Bomber. He prevents a bomb from exploding but gets his face scorched in the process.
Once back at the bureau, his face is reconstructed but doesn’t look quite the same. He still wants to go after the Fizzle Bomber but is told that he must retire and find a suitable replacement. (Temporal agents can only time travel a limited number of times before it starts to affect their physical and mental health.)
So, he travels to 1970s New York City and takes a job as a bartender at a crummy bar. A few weeks later, he strikes up a conversation with a young patron who also happens to be a writer of some notoriety. He eventually proves to be a suitable replacement, John then discloses everything he needs to know about being a temporal agent.
I wish I could go into more detail about the rest of the plot but doing so would really spoil the entire movie. However, I will say that this movie deals with an often ignored aspect of time travel that will really make you think.
If you like scifi movies that make you think I highly recommend it! Even if you don’t like scifi movies that make you think… I still recommend it! I believe everyone should watch Predestination at least once in their lifetime.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 delicious tamales! ūüėé

Anomalisa Movie Review 

‚ÄčAnomalisa is a very unique movie. It’s definitely not for everyone but that’s part of its charm.
Michael Stone (David Thewlis) is an inspirational speaker and author who has found himself in a rut. His job is unfulfilling and everyone he meets looks and talks the same. Then one evening, while in Cincinnati for a speaking engagement, he meets a lively woman named Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who helps reinvigorate his passion for life.
After spending one night with Lisa, Michael is ready to leave his wife and start a new life with her. Unfortunately, his euphoria quickly wears off and he’s forced to deal with the reality of the situation.
The entire movie was made via stopmotion animation. So, there’s a very surreal quality throughout but make no mistake… it’s not a kids’ movie. There’s lots of cursing and adult situations. This includes a true to life sex scene. Yes… a sex scene involving two stopmotion animated characters.
I will admit that it took me a few minutes to adjust to the stopmotion style but once I did it felt like I was just watching a really well written romantic comedy with dashes of fantasy.
If you like movies that are unique but still portray the human condition in a very realistic way then I highly recommend watching Anomalisa!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 spicy tamales! ūüėé

Equals Movie Review 

‚ÄčIn an emotionless utopia, two people fall in love when they regain their feelings from a mysterious disease, causing tensions between them and their society.
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It’s not your typical utopian/dystopian movie. Well… it is and it isn’t.
Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) are illustrators living in a utopian society sometime in the distant future. At first glance everything seems peaceful and perfect; a veritable paradise. But every paradise has its price. 
After a worldwide apocalypse reduced almost everything to rubble and killed billions of people a small group of survivors figured out how to manipulate and change human DNA in order to ensure the survival of future generations. Of course, the quickest way to accomplish this was by getting rid of mankind’s ability to feel any emotion. 
Yes, this inevitably created an entire race of non-thinking, non-feeling beings who were easy to control and therefore easy to use for the construction of a new civilization. 
All was going according to plan until long repressed human emotions began resurfacing causing people like Nia and Silas to gravitate towards each other and experience deep feelings, like love, for the first time. 
Both Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult give riveting performances. The cinematography is also pretty unique.
This movie might not appeal to everyone but I do believe it offers some meaningful insight into the human condition.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Equals 8 tamales! ūüėé

Horns Movie Review 

‚ÄčIn the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Horns is a pretty bizarre, weird, crazy, wacked out movie! And that’s what makes it so awesome!
Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend. Just about everyone in his hometown treats him like an infectious monster. Then, as if things couldn’t get anymore complicated, two devil-like horns begin to grow out of his forehead.
The story is very well written! Though, it’s not surprising since it was adapted from a novel of the same title. Daniel Radcliffe also gives a pretty great performance. He’s definitely come a long way since his Harry Potter days.
If you like weird and awesomely unique movies then I highly recommend watching Horns!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 I give it 9 tamales! ūüėé

Crimson Peak Movie Review 

‚ÄčAfter marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
This movie surprised me. I thought it was going to be yet another mediocre horror movie but there’s actually more to the story.
Yes, there are plenty of ghoulish scenes but they are actually quite important to the development of the main character, Edith. Mia Wasikowska definitely gives a strong performance throughout the movie. As does the entire cast.
The cinematography also adds a lot of texture and color to each scene. It gives the movie a very gothic yet industrial look.
There are also some shocking plot twists that really round out the story nicely.
If you’re interested in watching a horror movie with some depth to it than I highly recommend watching Crimson Peak.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tamales! ūüėé