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Lunchtime Walk Photos 4/22/2024

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A public service message (aimed at one person in particular). It's OK to go for a walk in the park while listening to your favorite music. However, it is not OK to have that music blaring so loud, you can hear it on the other side of the park. That's why they invented headphones. In any case, thanks to the above, finding things to take photos off was somewhat difficult today since the noise was keeping everything in hiding. I did manage some shots though. Here they are:

Movie Review: Lifeforce (1985)

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Synopsis : A space shuttle crew encounters an alien vehicle while doing research on the passing Halley's Comet. The alien craft contains seemingly dead bat-like creatures as well as three well-preserved human-like beings. By the time the shuttle returns to Earth, all onboard are dead but the three preserved bodies remain intact and are recovered for research. Unfortunately, the aliens also happen to be vampires capable of sucking a person's lifeforce from their body and turn them into one of their own. Who's in it? The movie stars Steve Railsback , Mathilda May , Frank Finlay , Patrick Stewart and Peter Firth. Review: I had heard about the movie Lifeforce before but couldn't remember if I had ever seen it. Since we were looking for something to watch anyway and this happened to be available on Amazon Prime, my wife and I gave it a try last night. Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as we hoped it would be. This movie is a great example of a good premise that gets w

Movie Review: Beast Within (2019)

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Synopsis: A release party for the internet version of a popular werewolf-themed card game is a success. However, as guests begin to be brutally slaughtered, questions arise about whether there is a killer playing a real-life version of the game or if there really is a werewolf hunting its prey. Who's in it? The movie stars Steven Morana ,  Holly Deveaux ,  Ari Millen ,  Katie Boland and  Melissa D'Agostino.  Review: I had planned on watching what looked to be a very terrible 1980s horror film. However, I ended up calling an audible at the last minute and after scrolling through a bunch of movies, settled for Beast Within. This was primarily because it sounded like it would be a typical slasher film, something that wouldn't require me to think too much while providing a reasonable level of entertainment. Well, one of those things happened. The premise, I think, was a decent one. In addition to having a mystery about who the killer is, there is an added mystery of whether

Movie Review: Saw X (2023)

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Synopsis: Given only one year to live because of his brain cancer, Jigsaw Killer John Kramer travels to Mexico for an expensive experimental procedure with proven results. At first, he believes he is cured. Then he realizes it was all an elaborate scam being used to bilk people like him out of millions of dollars. With the help of his assistant, Amanda, he gets his revenge the Jigsaw way. Who's in it? The movie stars Tobin Bell , Shawnee Smith ,  Synnøve Macody Lund , Steven Brand and Renata Vaca . Review: My wife and I talked about seeing Saw X when it came out at theaters around my birthday. We are both fans of the franchise, especially her, and were intrigued by a film that would feature the original Jigsaw Killer. That didn't happen however, due to schedule conflicts, and we've been waiting patiently for Saw X to be available to stream on one of our movie channels. It finally happened last night and, after seeing it... well, let's just say I'm glad I didn&#

Lunchtime Walk Photos 4/19/2024

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It is a bright and sunny day out today, but man is that wind wicked. I ended up cutting my morning walk short but did manage to get out at lunch. The trails were muddy from the recent rain and because of the wind, it was hard to get photos without my hands rocking back and forth, but I did manage some.

Movie Review: An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

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Synopsis:  Andy McDermott travels to Paris with his friends, Brad and Chris and sneak onto the Eiffel Tower after hours so Andy can bungee jump off the side. As he is preparing to perform his stunt, an attractive woman, Serafine, attempts to commit suicide by jumping off the tower. Andy performs a miraculous save then tracks her down, hoping to find out more about her. Unfortunately for Andy, Seraphine is a werewolf and when he and his friends are invited to a party by one of her werewolf associates, Brad is killed and Andy is bitten, making him a werewolf too. Who's in it? The movie stars Tom Everett Scott , Julie Delpy ,  Vince Vieluf , Phil Buckman and Julie Bowen. Review: My wife and I watched An American Werewolf in London a couple nights ago and enjoyed it enough to give the sequel, An American Werewolf in Paris , a try. Since the two movies were made 16 years apart and I am skeptical of sequels to begin with, my expectations were set pretty low when we started watching t

Movie Review: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Synopsis: While hiking together through Britain, Americans David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a giant wolf. Jack is killed but David survives after villagers shoot the animal. However, as he is recovering in a London hospital, David is visited by Jack's undead spirit, warning him the animal was actually a werewolf and he would change into one at the next full moon.  Who's in it? The movie stars David Naughton , Jenny Agutter , Griffin Dunne , John Woodvine and Anne-Marie Davies . Review: My wife was still feeling under the weather and, since that meant a quiet evening at home, I looked for a movie to watch. I came across An American Werewolf in London on one of our movie channels and since it had been probably a good 20 years since I last saw it, I gave it a watch. After seeing it for the first time in two decades, I can say I was surprisingly impressed. Based on when this movie was made, I expected it to have some limitations. However, it wound up being a lot