Author: katoabouttown

The Decent

**May contain Spoilers** Starring: Shauna McDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Nora Jane Noone, MyAnna Buring, Saskia Mulder. Blurb: A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh. Review: First thing’s first. I have no idea who any of these actresses are. They are probably in other things I’ve watched but I didn’t recognize any of them. That’s not the issue. I mean, I’ve watched movies with no name actors and actresses all the time–a good portion of the time I’ve enjoyed these flicks. The Descent started out with promise. The blurb was good–the premise was good but somewhere along the way, someone decided to screw a good thing up. With that said, here’s what I think of this flick. This is the dumbest movie I’ve ever watched. And I’ve …

Bad Milo! – A Movie Review

Star: Ken Marino (Wet Hot American), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Peter Storemare (Fargo), Mary Kay-Place Sweet Home Alabama), Patrick Warburton (The Tick). A stressed-out man (Ken Marino) discovers that a tiny demon lives in his intestine, and that excessive anxiety causes the creature to escape and slaughter the man’s tormentors. (IMDB) It depends on how you look at it – this movie might have the most ingenious premise or the dumbest one ever. When I read it I had to watch. I mean, what kind of mind would come up with something like this!? After I watched I have to admit that I-regret-NOTHING! Let’s break it down. Duncan (played by Ken Marino) works in a company where it seems like he has it all together and life is good. I mean he’s getting a pay cheque and he has a gorgeous wife. But his boss is a dick, his wife wants to have a kid and everything that could possible go wrong is beginning to.  I mean, the man’s life is unraveling so bad, its evening …

Stoker – A movie review

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Mia Wasikowska Warning – there are scenes in this movie that WILL be offensive to some. There are also things that might be triggers to others, viewers’ discretion is advised. India Stoker’s (Mia Wasikowska) world comes crashing down when her father (Jacki Weaver) dies in a car accident. Adding to the girl’s emotionol turmoil is the sudden arrival of Charlie (Matthew Goode), an uncle whom she never knew existed. Charlie moves in with India and her unstable mother (Nicole Kidman), and soon India begins to suspect that this charming and mysterious man has ulterior motives. However, instead of feeling alarmed, India becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (IMDB) Watching this movie was by accident. I read the blurb for it and rolled my eyes so hard I swear I saw the inside of my head. But, I was bored so I decided to give it a go. It starts out a tad slow but picked up toward the twenty minute mark. It’s a great little tale that might be offensive to …

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! This post will be short. 2017 has been a year of trials and joy. I would like to take this moment to thank everyone who stopped by to read what was going on in my head. Thank you for your comments, your private messages, your virtual hugs and kicks in the pants. Thank you for your encouragement and your cheers. I really appreciate it. At this time of the year, I spend WAY too much time watching made-for-tv movies. I binge watch Shawshank Redemption (I know it’s not an xmas movie but come on!), Trading Places and Home Alone. This Christmas season, from my family to yours, I wish you peace, joy and love. Spend the time with those you love. Remember, family isn’t necessarily those who share your DNA, but the people who you chose who adore you for you and make you feel as if you’re worth everything. Love always, Kato

You did Well, Jonghyun

“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple     The first time I heard Crazy I didn’t even know who the singer was. Yes, it was Korean. Yes, I was into Kpop but I was just getting my foot in, learning the different bands and producers and labels and singers–I mean, Super Junior in its first real incarnation was 21 members big. I had no idea who this man with the voice of an angel was. So, I hit Shazam and Jonghyun showed up. I then rushed to google and found out that his real name was Kim Jong-Hyun, he is from the band SHINee and he was beautiful. His voice was pure, it was filled with emotions and clarity that I had come to expect from Korean bands but there was something else. After I binged on all the solo stuff I could find by him, I started looking into the rest of his band, SHINee and ever since that day, …

Lunch at Bymark – Toronto

One of the things that falls under my job description at work is to plan the Christmas lunch. This includes finding the location, check it out, find out cost, figure out menu, cater to those who have gone vegan and vegetarian-that sort of thing. For months, I called locations, asking questions, emails. Finally, a friend of mine suggested Bymark. Right off the bat I got a good feeling about them. Why? When I emailed the even coordinator, she was super quick in getting back to me. She knew her stuff–explained how it all worked, answered all my questions and furnished me with menus for not only those who ate meat but the vegetarian of our group. Then, one of our attendees told me she was Vegan so I had to contact Bymark again. Without even a fuss, they came up with a vegan menu, specifically for our girl which was amazing.  Then the day of the event, another attendee told me he was vegetarian as well and again Bymark stepped up. Once we arrived, we …

Acts of Vengeance

Stars: Antonio Banderas (Mask of Zoro), Karl Urban (Dredd), Paz Vega (Sex and Lucia). A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge (IMDB). Okay – I watched this movie because I wanted a kick ass, action packed flick. I had already watched a few of the classics like Commando, Rambo and Mortal Kombat. I wasn’t really looking for a movie to teach me a lesson or to make me think. I mean, I never pick an Antonio Banderas movie for the stellar acting. Though, he’s done an amazing job with Take the Lead, but his acting chops isn’t the greatest. Another thing I really don’t understand, this man has been doing English movies since around 1993 and his English is most often incomprehensible. The movie starts out like your typical revenge movie. Asshole guy, loses family, goes on a rampage. It was as predictable as most others but the end twist will shock you. The …

Renegade Childhood

Over the weekend, I was mocking about online and came across my childhood Thursday nights. Renegade starring Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, Big Time Rush), Kathleen Kinmont (Halloween 4, CIA Codename Alexa) and Branscombe Richmond (The Scorpion King, Batman Returns). Let me explain. This show was one of my birth father’s favorite shows. On Thursday nights on CVM, we would crowd around our single television and enjoy this show.  The show was about a cop, Reno Raines (Lorenzo Lamas) who testified against dirty cops, who sent someone to kill him, missed him and killed the woman he loved instead. After he was charged (and I believe convicted) he escaped, teamed up with a bounty hunter, Bobby Sixkiller (Branscombe Richmond) and his sister Cheyenne (Kathleen Kinmont) to work on clearing Reno’s name as well as capture bail jumpers in the process. They kind of just roamed the country, small town after small town (mostly) and Miami and Vegas (of course). As I watched episode after episode, I realized a few things. Branscombe had …

Gerald’s Game

Stars: Carla Gugino (San Andreas), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Kate Siegel (The Curse of the Black Dahlia), Carel (The Addam’s Family). A woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions (IMD). Okay, I admit it. I have fallen down the Netflix black hole and if they keep making movies like these–I just might stay. From the way people were talking about this movie, I thought it was going to be a softer shade of Fifty Shades. The poster for it didn’t quell that rising trepidation. For those who know me, I’m not a Fifty Shades fan so I tend to shy away from everything to do with the franchise. But, on a lazy Sunday, I decided to give it a try since, so far, this month, Netflix has yet to disappointment with their new releases.  Before I get to the review, I have to admit, I was a good ways into the movie before I realize, it …

We are Worse than Animals

This post, wasn’t supposed to be about the LGBT community or the hassles they endure on the daily just to be considered human beings. It was supposed to be about something completely different. But, once again, I find myself having to put on my Ally hat and say a few things that’s sitting on my chest. While I waited for this page to load, I was skimming through MSN – I usually do that before I start my day at the office, just to see what fresh hell humans were putting each other through on any given day. I came across an article speaking about the police’s response to the discovery of the body of a transgendered woman. You can read the article here. The lady who found the body said she wasn’t satisfied the police did all they could to alert the public, and she believes it is because the body was of a transgendered woman. She also blamed a local activist group, 519, for not doing its due diligence in alerting the LGBT community …