Movie Review by @mikethemovieguy – LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY | #loveandbananas

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting over 2 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her 500 miles across Thailand to freedom.

African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to endure to become a service animal; a process known as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.

 

Man! I had the chance to watch this last night. It has to be one of the best documentary’s I’ve seen in a long time. LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY definitely took me on a roller coaster of emotions.

Sadness. Anxiety. Happiness.

Everyone involved in this mission is awesome!! Lek is a BEAST!!! This little lady here…AMAZING. Shoutouts to Ashley Bell and her team for bringing this to the screen.

LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY is a MUST WATCH film! After watching it – I immediately followed all their social media to help spread the word on what’s happening to Asian Elephants. I might not have a zillion dollars but anything helps, right?

People!! Watch this film where and when you can. LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY is screening in select cities now & there are more to come. Check out the links below for more info.

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Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story

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

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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
http://iwatchmike.com

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
iwatchmike.com

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…


WORRY DOLLS – TRAILER
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
iwatchmike.com

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!

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