Posts Tagged ‘Judah Lewis’

Summer-of-84-2.1There are many things that I am a sucker for when it comes to films and music, but nothing suckers me in more than anything about the 1980’s. It’s a decade that I don’t fully understand, but it looked cool as hell and I have always loved the films and music. That is why for today’s film, I chose to check out the Shudder Exclusive film Summer of 84 which was directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell (Turbo Kid). The film stars Graham Verchere (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) as 15 year old Davey Armstrong who is your typical kid with a big imagination. One day after seeing a report about a serial killer on the loose, Davey begins suspecting his neighbor Wayne Mackey (Rich Sommer) who is also a cop of being the serial killer. Along with his friends, Davey will not stop till he proves that he is right. The film also stars Judah Lewis (Point Break) as Tommy, Caleb Emery (Blue) as Woody, Cory Gruter-Andrew (Okja) as Curtis,  Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale) as Nikki, Jason Gray-Stanford (Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation) as Randal Armstrong, Shauna Johannesen (Little Pink House) as Sheila Armstrong, William MacDonald (Quantum Leap) as Sheriff Caldwell, Harrison Houde (iZombie) as Bobby, and Patrick Keating (1922) as the Fisherman.

unnamedThis was definitely a fun film to watch considering the time period that it takes place in, but I do have one question. Why does every film that take place in the 1980’s have Bananarama’s Cruel Summer on it’s soundtrack? It is true however that the song is very iconic and it fits the 80’s to a T. The film definitely feels like a mash between Stranger Things meets The Goonies (the brotherhood aspect) meets Disturbia in the idea of knowing that your neighbor is a serial killer, but it truly is the last 10 minutes of the film that is just pure intensity. You see this kid go from being one of the bravest kids to a kid that is weak and realizes that he is nothing all due to the last ten minutes of the film. I thought the film for the most part was fun with all of it’s 80’s tropes, but they didn’t explore enough avenues. This whole film , you are following this cop around trying to bust him, but as soon as he finds out he doesn’t do much until the last 10 minutes or so of the film. I think that is where Disturbia succeeded at the time, but it’s still a fun film to watch considering the minds behind Turbo Kid made this film. Take the film for what is worth and give it a watch. I am going to give the film an B for a final grade.

babysitter'I usually try to say that I rarely get excited with a lot of films, but then I would be a liar especially when it comes to Netflix. I have been a big proponent of everything Netflix produces from the original shows like Stranger Things, comedy specials, and even original films. When I first saw the trailer for today’s film, I was instantly excited because it looked like it could be pretty epic. The film I chose for today is called The Babysitter and it stars Judah Lewis (Demolition) as Cole, a lonely 12 year old kid who is constantly getting pushed around by everyone at school, but he has one thing that they all do not have. That thing is this hot and super cool babysitter by the name of Bee (Samara Weaving) who treats Cole like he’s normal. After his neighbor dares him to stay up when he is supposed to be sleeping, he finds out that there’s more to her then he knows. The film also stars Bella Thorne (The DUFF) as Allison, Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect) as Sonya, Robbie Amell (The DUFF) as Max, Andrew Bachelor (We Are Your Friends) as John, Doug Haley (Code Black) as Samuel, Ken Marino (Role Models) as Dad, Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) as Mom, Emily Alyn Lind (Enter The Void) as Melanie, and the film was directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels). 

Samara WeavingThe one thing that you have to remember going into this film is that this is going to have that big Hollywood feel to it as far as the look and feel is concerned. I actually loved the film from beginning to end with Samara being the star of this film for sure. The movie at first has that comedy element to it because you’re learning just how much of a p*ssy he really is, but when he finds out her dirty little secret well that is when the real fun begins. I have to give Robbie Amell some credit because he plays that Jock everyone knows that is always hopped up on adrenaline and her does it well. The film then begins to take a Home Alone kind of approach, but the only problem is that things get executed by accident and not on how he attended them to go. The cinematography is excellent in this film, the story is pretty tight, and the cast is amazing. There is some pretty cool kills in the film even if some of them he did not intend to make. McG has a certain style to him as far as how his films look and it shines through in this one so if you’re a fan then cool, but if not then you may want to avoid it. I think you should at least give it a watch because I am giving the film an A- for a final grade cause I thought it was bad ass. Check it out on Netflix now!