‘Short Horror’ Reviews by @mikethemovieguy: PLACEBO & A WALK HOME ALONE

Hey horror fans!! I got these two horror shorts sent to me a couple of months ago – – I know, I know…I’m late as hell but with work, my 3 yr old son AND 1 month son…the Mike household has been a little bonkers.

The first short is called: PLACEBO

A young woman undergoes surgery to look like her favorite celebrity.


My thoughts: I enjoyed it. For a 2 minute and change horror short…it hit the shot. (lol) Kind of freaky and sad. Good stuff!



Now for the second short…it was called A WALK HOME ALONE

Recent cases of missing women have something in common in “A Walk Home Alone” starring Maura Stephens, Jurgen Vollrath, Jenn Nangle, and Patrick Sutters. Written & Directed by Andrew J.D. Robinson http://15secondhorror.ca/workobeyfilms


My thoughts: WTFFFFFFFF!!!!! Why didn’t she send that damn text?! (lol) Ok. I liked this one a lot. This brought back some Twilight Zone feels right here. Great stuff!!

Oh yeah…boyfriend’s going to feel like shit, huh?


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce
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Talking the Strain: “Do or Die” | s3E9 Review [Podcast]



Mike and Jesus review the latest episode of #TheStrain. “Do or Die,” which aired October 23, 2016 on FX.

See more of The Strain at FXNetworks.com

Comments welcome and thanks for the social media love!

TALKING THE STRAIN is available on iTunes.



Movie Review by Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ | ‘The Darkness’ : Never Take Things That Don’t Belong to You!

The Darkness

From the Producers of The Purge and Insidious comes THE DARKNESS…

A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival. The Darkness is directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and stars Kevin Bacon and David Mazouz (Gotham).

So, what did I think of THE DARKNESS?

OK…before I tell you – – I gotta share my freaky story.

So I watched this late last night – – like around 12:30 – – right in the middle of the movie – – when everything starts getting crazy – – all of sudden – on my 2 yr old’s baby monitor – I start to hear him talk. Crazy. I know. Question is…

Was he dreaming OR was he talking to ‘something’ or ‘someone?’ I guess I’ll never know – unless it happens again tonight. (lol)

OK, OK. Enough of that. What did I think of THE DARKNESS?

I like it. It was actually better than I expected. I’m always on the fence when it comes to supernatural PG-13 movies.

I thought the cast did a great job. Kevin Bacon (dad) was cool. Radha Mitchell (mom) was cool. Lucy Fry (daughter) was really cool. She had some intense moments – – very believable. David Mazouz (son) was really cool as well. This kid’s got some acting chops. It’s crazy to see how sophisticated he is as Bruce Wayne on Gotham – – – but in this – – he did good.

I thought the special effects were dope.

I thought the story of the ‘ancient demons’ were pretty sweet.

I thought the movie had some jumpy moments here and there…but nothing really scary.

I think THE DARKNESS is worth the watch – especially if you’re into movie like this.

Oh – – on the Blu-ray + Digital HD copy I got – – on the front cover it says: INCLUDES SHOCKING ALTERNATE ENDING!

I watched it…and personally…I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad they didn’t go with that ending instead. Yeah. I wasn’t a fan. (lol)

I give THE DARKNESS…3 out of 5 popcorns!


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Review: THE DWARVENAUT

Last night I had the chance to watch the documentary film…THE DWARVENAUT.

DWARVENAUT – Theatrical Trailer from Nate Taylor on Vimeo 

What did I think of THE DWARVENAUT?

I loved it. It was sooooooo good. This company is too sweet. The sculptures – amazing. The skills. Damn!

10 minutes into the documentary I was blown away…and I’m not just saying this because I used to play Dungeons & Dragons. (ohh the memories) It’s just a really well done documentary.

THE DWARVENAUT is a must see…especially if you’re a fan of D&D & fantasy flicks! Great job Mr. Director and story tellers. Great job.

THE DWARVENAUT releases on VOD today!


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Movie Review: Worry Dolls

On June 22 I posted a press release for the upcoming UK release of WORRY DOLLS.

Well guess what?! I got the chance to watch it…

from Jinga Films on Vimeo.

What did I think of WORRY DOLLS…

I liked it.

I thought it had a great start. (lol) It jumps right into action! In the first 10 minutes of the movie – SERIOUS blood and brains. Texas Chainsaw Massacre style. (lol) Loved it. I think that’s one of the main things I liked about the movie – – the special effects. They definitelys didn’t hold back – – for a movie that didn’t seem to have a huge budget – I thought they got the job done!

I enjoyed the serial killer.

I enjoyed the dolls.

I dug it all.

I give WORRY DOLLS… 3 1/2 out of 5 popcorns.


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

Enter to Win Screening Passes to See ‘The Infiltrator’

WatchMike.com and Broad Green Pictures invite you to an advance screening of THE INFILTRATOR

Based on a true story, Federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant, Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

The Infiltrator

People. This movie looks freaking awesome!!! I can’t wait to watch this. I seriously suggest you move fast in downloading these suckers…they WILL go fast! Good luck!

Remember to stay connected – follow me on IG/mikethemovieguy, FB/iwatchmike, SC/mikethamovieguy, Twitter/mikethemovieguy

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Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce


Mike and Jesus Review New FOX Series Trailers [podcast]


Wasup TV fans!! Well – here’s what Jesus (thisfunktional.com) and I did on a Saturday afternoon – – we recorded another podcast. This one got a little interesting. (lol)

We watched and reviewed some trailers of FOX’s new TV lineup.

Which ones will you try out?

Which ones will you say, “Ohhhh helll nawwwwwwww to??”


FOX Series Trailers [podcast]



@24fox/ #24Legacy




@TheExorcistFOX / #TheExorcist


@KickScreamFOX / #KickingScreaming


@LethalWeaponFOX / #LethalWeapon


@MakingHistory / #MakingHistory


@TheMickFOX / #TheMick


@KitchenRulesFOX / #MyKitchenRules


@PitchonFOX / #Pitch


@PrisonBreak / #PrisonBreak


@RockyHorrorFOX / #RockyHorror


@ShotsFiredFOX / #ShotsFired


@SonOfZorn / #SonOfZorn


@STAR / #Star


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce


@mikethemovieguy & @thisfunktional talk The Strain Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD News

The Strain

Jesus (thisfunktional.com) and I recently got some Blu-ray/DVD news for the season 2 release of THE STRAIN. Once we got it – we decided we had to share it. (lol) Enjoy!

The Strain Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD News

If you’re a fan of THE STRAIN…check out our recap show (podcast) – you can find it at the following spots…

The Strain Season 1 – thevro.com

The Strain Season 2 – audioboom.com/channel/iwatchmike and iTunes search: TALKING THE STRAIN

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Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Movie Review: Careful What You Wish For

I actually just finished watching CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…like literally. I just took off the headphones…climbed out of bed…trying not to wake the wifey…walked through the living room…trying not to wake the dog…who could possibly wake up our ‘almost’ 2 year old son…all this…for Mr. Nick Jonas. (lol)

Careful What You Wish For

Did I like the movie?

I did. Any type of movie that can get my ‘WTF feelings’ going – – is alright with me. (lol)

Here’s what the movie’s about – OH…DO NOT watch the trailer. I know some of you girls will be tempted to – – DON’T! Personally…I thought it gave away too much.

Careful What You Wish For

Ok – real quick. Nick Jonas plays a young dude named Doug. He comes with parents to a little vacation spot – does a little summer work before heading off to college. One day – he notices a couple moving next door – – – the husband played by 1988’s YOUNG GUNS Dermot Mulroney – – he’s a rich douche who happens to have a super hot wife named Lena, played by the lovely Isabel Lucas. Right off the bat – she’s gives him the old ‘I wanna meet your penis look.’ Well – that’s what it looked like to me. (lol) Instead of playing it smart – – – his penis does all the thinking and decision making for him and well…it gets a little ‘complicated.’ (lol)

Careful What You Wish For

You get the picture. Right? Well…I hope so. (lol)

Like I said before – I liked the movie.

20 minutes into the movie I was like, “WTF Nick Jonas?!”

40 minutes into the movie I was like, “WTF Nick Jonas?!”

Last 20 minutes of the movie I was like, “WTF Nick Jonas..you idiot!”

Careful What You Wish For

See. This movie got my emotions going. (lol) I thought Nick Jonas did a great job in the acting department. It was super cool seeing Paul Sorvino is this. (I’m a fan)

I could see the girls loving this one – – Nick Jonas sexy time. Nick Jonas with his shirt off. Nick Jonas in just his boxer shorts. (lol) Yeah, yeah…he works out. (lol) Personally…my eyes were locked on Lena, the crazy, seductive chick. (lol)

CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR hits theaters and On Demand this Friday. The same day as Nick Jonas’s new album drops – Niceeeeee dude. Nice.

If you happen to check it out the movie – let me know your thoughts.

I give CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR… 3 out of 5 popcorns. It could be a cool solo or date flick…which ever floats your boat….get it? BOAT. (lol)

Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Movie Review: Bite

Movie fans!! Horror fans! I check it out…it’s called…

Before I talk BITE – here’s a little info in the movie first…BITE is NOW open in select U.S. Theaters, and all major VOD and On Demand platforms – so after watching the trailer or reading my review – – you can find and watch it there. 😉

NOW…what did I think of the slimy, horror flick they call BITE?!

👉 I thought it was alright. I thought the trailer was freakier though.


👍 I thought it had a cool story I could relate to. 😳 I actually frequent Costa Rica…soooo after watching this…I told the wifey, “Well. I’m not swimming in any water there NO MO!!” 😂

👍 I liked the special effects in the movie. I bet it was real fun making this flick…all those eggs…all that slim. 😳


👎 For me…it had a slow start. It felt like forever to get really going…but when it finally does. OH Crap! There’s this one “Stomp the Yard” part….DAMNN! The last 15-20 minutes. 👌

Overall all…I thought it was a good morning. Glad it had dope payoff. Question is…will there be a Part 2?! 😳

I give BITE…3 out of 5 popcorns!

Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

Enter to Win! ‘Mother’s Day’ Screening Passes


Directed By: Garry Marshall
Written By: Tom Hines, Lily Hollander, Anya Kochoff & Matthew Walker
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Britt Robertson, Jennifer Anniston, Shay Mitchell, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Chalke, Ella Anderson, Jon Lovitz

SYNOPSIS: Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Did you watch the trailer, movie fans? Looks pretty funny and super sweet cast. #MothersDayMovie hits theaters April 29 but with these passes – you’ll see it first. Good luck downloading these – – better move fast!!

If you end up going – feel free to tag me and I’ll re-share ya!! (FB/iwatchmike, Twitter/mikethemovieguy, IG/mikethemovieguy or SC/mikethamovieguy)



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Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Movie Review: They’re Watching


After the wifey, son and dog all went to bed – I washed off all the cooties …climbed into bed…and started…THEY’RE WATCHING.

Here’s what the movie’s about…

“When an American home improvement TV show visits a remote Eastern European village, the young crew thinks the lack of mocha lattés and free wifi will be the worst of their problems. But after their filming interrupts the superstitious villagers’ private religious ritual, the situation takes a turn for the homicidal… and when the blood starts flowing, that’s when things get really weird. With THEY’RE WATCHING, noted graphic novelists and animators Micah Wright and Jay Lender turn a classic horror premise upside down to create a fresh, funny, eye-popping twist on the genre.”

What did I think of THEY’RE WATCHING?

🙌 I loved it! It’s got everything. Intense moments, laughs, jumpy moments, blood and gore. Did I mention…blood and gore? Ohhh yeahhhhhhhh!!

👍 I thought the cast was great. You find yourself liking the right people and hating the right people.

😬 I loved Vladimir the realtor – played by Dimitri Diatchenko. He was freaking hilarious. Alex played by Kris Lemche made me laugh as well. Becky’s soccer boyfriend – another funny dude. His opening Home Hunters Global one-on-one interviews – 😂

👍 I thought it was creative on how they shot the “first person/found footage” thing – wait. Does that even make sense? 😜

👍 I loved how I could relate to the movie 😁 – – the wifey loves watching her ‘House Hunting’ shows on TV – – so once the movie started – it was hilarious to me. I should have woken her up. “Hey Hun! Wake up. Check out this Home Hunters show!” 😂

👍 It was a great ‘packaged’ movie – – it kept my interest – – I found myself laughing in bed – – trying not to wake up the wifey — than BAM!! All hell breaks loose!! I went from eyes glued to the screen – – to “WTF?!?!” – – to “HOLY CRAP BALLS!!” 🙌

They're Watching

Just my two cents – I think THEY’RE WATCHING is totally worth the watch. It actually hits selected theaters and On Demand today.

You can see more at theyrewatchingmovie.com

🚫But don’t watch the trailer🚫 – – just listen to my words! Grab some popcorn – – grab someone and watch THEY’RE WATCHING. It’s a dope comedy, thriller, horror, WTF movie. 🙌

I give THEY’RE WATCHING… 5 out of 5 popcorns!!

Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Interview: Ryan Hurst & Kyle Gallner of “Outsiders” [podcast]


Hey TV fans!! Earlier this week I had the chance to interview Ryan Hurst and Kyle Gallner for Variety Radio Online. We chatted about about the new series “Outsiders” on WGN America and they even answered a few Twitter questions from their fans. Talk about some really cool dudes.

“Outsiders” airs Tuesday’s at 9pm on WGN America.


Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Interview with Ryan Hurst and Kyle Gallner



Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Movie Review: The Final Project

First…#TheFinalProject opened February 12th in Houston. If you need other theater locations – check out thefinalprojectmovie.com 👍

Now…lets talk about this movie. 🤔

6 college students decide to make a documentary for their graduation project – A documentary about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America…Lafitte Plantation. They pack all their ghost hunting equipment (which is not a lot) and all their camera gear. Once it goes dark…all hell breaks loose! 😱

The Final Project

👍: I can’t brag about anything. I really wanted to like this movie. ☹️ I’m not saying I hated it. I guess I just expected more from the trailer is all. I was hoping to get freaked out or scared…but…nope. 😔

👎: For me…It took too long to get to the plantation and when the killings started…those were too quick. No blood. I needed blood…something. I would have liked seeing some of the plantation items killing those fools…that would have been cool. 😂 It kind of felt like The Blair Witch Project meets Paranormal Activity…but I’ve seen that already…I was just hoping for something different…something taken to the next level. 🙁

Keep in mind folks…if it didn’t work for me…it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. 🤔 If you check it out – let me know.

I give THE FINAL PROJECT…a 2 out of 5 popcorns. Man. I really wanted to like it more.

Enter to Win! Daddy’s Home Screening Passes


Screening passes available for the following cities: HOUSTON, DALLAS and BURBANK!

DADDY’S HOME hits theaters this Christmas and I’ve got screening passes for the Sunday, December 13 screenings at 3PM. If you’re interested in going – better click on your city fast!!

DALLAS – AMC Northpark 15

HOUSTON – Edwards Houston Marq*E

BURBANK – AMC Burbank 16

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