Special Bulletin (1983)
This NBC tv movie is about nuclear terrorism and is presented as a live news broadcast. People talk about disarmament which they try to get by threatening to set off a nuclear bomb. Sadly it all goes awry and the bomb goes off destroying a city. The VFX is cheap but the acting is good and this was good.
“Dock strike take 4.”
“Got an uzi man.”
“Focused his super 8.”
“Never achieves the doing.”
“Walking psycho ward.”
“Everything's on fire!”
“The city's on fire.”
“That city is gone forever.”
The Stepfather (2009)
Another remake nobody wanted. Dylan Walsh is the sicky stepfather who worms his way into families and then kills them when they don't match up to his narcissistic ideals. Sela Ward is the moron he's targeting now. The Terry O'Quinn original was better. Walsh murdered his current family at Christmas, stepped over their bodies and walked out. Ward wants dick badly so she overlooks clearly obvious warning signs.
Daddy's home. Amber Heard plays the eldest stepson's bimbo girlfriend. Paige Turco is in this. David the stepdad has little charm. He slaps the youngest snotty stepson around. The ex doesn't care about his ex or eldest son. The mother literally laughs off warning signs. Playing videogames stops 2 brothers hearing their crazy stepdad murdering their father. The mother shrugs off physical abuse, fights around the dining table and strange disapperances.
This was fantastically improbable and overblown as stepdaddy has a capacity for ruthlessness, he always spies on his stepson and the bimbo in a creepy sexual way. The dramatic chainsaw scene from the trailer isn't in the film. Boo. Even 'Disturbia' was better than this! There is a sequel hook. FFS!
“You're not missed.”
“This is not your family anymore!”
“You got some big trouble coming!”
“Who am I here?”
Shot Caller (2017)
Well, this Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell film is depressing.