Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
I had a long-ish meeting mid-afternoon, which cut down my movie viewing
by at least one... :(
Bad Kids Go To Hell (Prime) - Contrasting this with its sequel, "Bad
Kids of Crestview Academy", "Bad Kids Go To Hell" is much better at
character and character development, and I would say overall has the
better (young) cast. But "Bad Kids Go To Hell" also seems to be much
lower budget, and feels smaller in "scope". Conversely, "Bad Kids of
Crestview Academy" is much worse at character (only Sammi Hanratty's
character seems to be developed at all), but is much better at plotting
and has a stonger story, and seems to have higher budget and is filmed
In terms of "linkage", several characters are in both films: Max the
janitor (Ben Browder), Headmaster Nash (Judd Nelson here, Sean Astin in
the sequel), and Gov/Sen Wilkes (little more than an extra here, but
played by Gina Gershon in the sequel). But I can't figure out what
they're trying to do with Max the janitor - in the original, Max is
little more than a stooge of Wilkes' (though he's using her as much as
the other way around...), but in the sequel he's pretty much the
opposite, and there is no attempt to explain Max's motivations in the
sequel that I can recall...
soaps: B&B - Sally's collapse is caused by a panic attack. Liam shows
up at the hospital, and Bill tells Steffy that he's responsible for the
accident - Steffy is in a lot of pain.
DOOL - Einstein & Einstein (that's Crazy Claire and HottCiara to
you!) go through the list of "potential suspects" for Ben's kidnapping,
which include some ridiculous names (Sonny?! really?!!), but finally
Einstein #1 (Claire) figures out that it's Eve Donovan! (And they don't
immediately go to the cops with their suspicions?!?!!...) Eve plans to
brainwash Ben into strangle-murdering HottCiara (that better not be how
they write her off the show!!). EvenHotterGabi is none too pleased when
Gwen and Jake show up intending to move into the DiMera mansion! Stupid
Allie delivers her baby, and I think Sami is still plotting to figure
out a way into tricking Allie into keeping her baby...
GH - Last rerun of the last "new" episode that aired back in May -
mostly custody hearing stuff: Willow, Nelle, and Julian testify, and
Sam slaps him for it. At the end, NuNina gets ready to testify.
The Last Kingdom (Netflix) - Ep's #4.7 & 4.8. Decent stuff here.
Uhtred returns to the Mercian captial, and "crashes" the Witan
designed to pick the now-dead Aethelred's successor to expose
Eardwulf's treachery and King killing, which throws everything in a
tizzy. Edward throws a fit and imprisons Uhtred for this (Lord
Aethelhelm then has Uhtred beaten, which was a dumb move). Edward
finally realizes Aethelhelm is a snake, and dismisses him back to
Winchester... and then intends to name Uhtred temporary "Lord
Protector" of Mercia... Separately, Eadith brings the sick Aelfwynn
back to the capital in an attempt to save her, and then Aethelflead
hears of this and heads back herself. Aethelflead hears of Edward's
plans for Uhtred in Mercia and demures, thinking Uhtred is not the man
to lead Mercia. She successfully convinces Uhtred, who proposes at the
second Witan that Aethelflead rule Mercia instead! This displeases
Edward, who posts his own troops in the captial in response, but the
Mercians agree, and Aethelflead is named "Lady of Mercia"! (True
historical fact!!) Eventually Edward relents, and Uhtred intents to
return back to his home estate, as he can no longer bang Aethelflead
now that's she (effectively) the "Queen". Separately, Uhtred's son
decides to go back to the monestary, and Aethelflead has no choice but
to effectively "banish" Eadith, so she tags along with Uhtred's crew.
Meanwhile, horrible Brida is rescued in Wales by a new Dane
commander, Sigtryggr, and is then set to the task of sacking and
pillaging the Welsh countryside. Eventually, she comes across Eardwulf,
and together they hatch a plan to attack Winchester, which Sigtryggr
The Wrong Stepfather (LMN) - This would have been more fun if it hadn't
been so dang derivative of the last year's "The Wrong Stepmother",
right down to the new "stepparent" (but not even "official" yet!)
writing up their own essay for the daughter's college admission
Still, it's pretty clear that Corin Nemec was having fun here, and
Krista Allen also seemed to enjoying herself playing a not "overtly
sexy" woman/mom (for once!). Sydney Malakeh, who is "new", was OK as
the suspicious ingenue.
Truth or Dare (Netflix) - No, not the 2018 feature film with Lucy Hale,
but the 2017 Siffy TV movie starring Cassie Scerbo. (Sidenote: Scerbo
looks to have put on some weight around the time of this flick - she's
downright "voluptuous" here!)
I guess this did air on Siffy back in 2017 - which is odd, as this
actually seems too "not low-budget enough" to actually be a "Siffy
Saturday night" TV movie. Regardless, I didn't see it back in 2017 on
Siffy - even by that point, Siffy must have stopped regularly running
Saturday night TV movies, and I must have already switched over to
watching Lifetime TV movies by then.
Anyway, the 2018 Lucy Hale flick turned out better than I was
expecting, and this 2017 flick also wasn't too bad - it gets into its
horror premise pretty quickly, and then is a pretty steady "ride" all
the way through to the ending. Added bonus: Heather Langenkamp shows up
in this in a key bit part.
This ends ambiguously, but I don't have a problem with it in the
case of this film...
"Who would ever do this to him!?" - HottCiara on DOOL (04-27-2020), asking
who would stab Victor Kirakis... How about ANYONE WHO'S EVER MET HIM??!!