October Faction

Based on the recent comic series by Steve Niles and Damien Worm the show starts a bit slow following the Allen family as they settle back in to the old family home. The series is ten episodes long, and IMO not long enough. The Allens return home to settle up the estate after Fred Allen’s father passes away. It’s clear from the get go that there is more to the family than it seems. The first episode was a little slow but it moves quickly from the second.

Care Bears – Unlock The Magic

Dudes it’s come to my attention that starting February 1st THERE IS A NEW CARE BEAR CARTOON AIRING! On one hand, we’ve got the LET IT GO crowed when it comes to remakes. Me I’m the one who adored the Adventures In Care-A-Lot cartoon from 2008. Fast forward to last month when the new images of the show started popping up. It can’t go unmentioned that it looks like Stevens Universe adopted the bears. In truth, I think they are sweet looking. That aside the voice casting is HORRENDOUS. Bedtime’s voice is so deep it’s distracting and Tenderheart and Grumpy seem to have the same voice artist.

I’ll wait to give it a full review until it airs in Februrary. Until then it sits at about three grilled cheese for me.

Mission Impossible..for real ya’ll!

Truth be told, shortly there will be nothing to go back to. I’ll admit when I signed up for MoviePass I really thought it was too good to be true. When I got my MoviePass card, I dove right in. I saw so many movies I’d probably never have seen otherwise. Saw many movies several times. All this for $9.99 a month? Yeah it lasted a year. Today they announced they won’t be covering prime new releases which included the latest release of “Mission Impossible.”

When users headed to their local theaters, opened the app ready to check in and buy their tickets they were met with one of two screens, one plainly stating that there were no showtimes available – for any movie. At every theater. Subscribers ended up paying out of pocket in most cases as they’d already waisted the gas to go to the theater to check in since you have to be within 100 yards of the theater to check in. The other screen would let you check in to any movie; any movie but “Mission Impossible.” This was a sign of the pending announcement released earlier today. Big changes to come aside from limiting which movie you can see, peak pricing for every time slot of every movie. Even movies that where released two, three weeks ago. Some even months old. Times like 2PM on a Wednesday showed peak pricing. The best part. You get less for their new $14.95 a month plan. Looks like the only impossible mission was seeing the movie with MoviePass.

Dear MoviePass Members,

First and foremost, I want to personally apologize to each of you for the inconsistencies and unreliability of our service over the past few days. Additionally, I regret our lack of proactive communication with you during this time; we are working hard to improve the communications to our community moving forward.

Over the last several days, we’ve begun making changes to our service that will help us continue to offer our members a high-value, low-cost, in-theater movie experience.

We believe that the company we have built — the fastest growing subscription company in history with more than 3 million members — has revolutionized the movie industry in the U.S. The first half of 2018 saw the total box office grow by almost 10 percent compared to last year, and we know MoviePass is responsible for a significant portion of that unprecedented growth.

In order to continue growing our service and maintaining a high level of financial discipline, we need to make some modifications:

  • We must reduce availability for big new-release titles, such as Mission: Impossible – Fallout and other popular new releases, at least for a while as we adjust the business model. We are working on making this more clear in the app so you know which titles are available.
  • Showtimes that are offered through our service will vary from day to day, and every showtime may not be available. We encourage you to check the MoviePass app for showtimes before you leave for the theater.
  • While our customer service team has made great strides of late, we still have a long way to go to provide the most responsive customer service experience for you. In the meantime, access to immediate support may become limited. However, we are working to prioritize the requests of members who are at the theater and introduce more self-help tools, as well as focus our resources on fixing glitches and bugs in the app.

Finally, we want to be as transparent as we can with these changes and any future changes. We are committed to giving you the best experience. We count on your support and loyalty while we implement these necessary steps for the company you’ve grown to love.

Thank you for your understanding and patience, and we’ll be in touch with more updates as we have them.

Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass

I’ll admit, I was ride or die with this program but too much bad customer service, terrible press and just a shitty business model we decided to cancel. Don’t worry we’ve signed up for AMC A-List. First up will be Mission Impossible. Kidding. Can’t wait to use A-LIST for MEG in IMAX.

Older Movies [Ghost Ship]

2002 brought about one of the greatest horror movie kills of all time. I remember seeing it in theaters and the first couple of minutes where so gruesome that people walked out. It’s over the top gore but at the same time not near as disgusting and pointless as the deaths in the Saw series. The movie starts with a young girl aboard a Titanic like ship. The passengers are all dancing and having a good time. The movie pans out to focus on a steel wire and a man pull a lever to wind the wire. The wire continues to wind and tighten to the point that it snaps and quickly wreaks havoc on the ship. This scene is amazing. That being said the rest of the movie is kind of predictable but still engaging. However it’s the opening scene that gets it’s four Grilled Cheese rating. Opening scene below and fair warning it is graphic.

2018 – Upcoming movies [The Meg]

Upcoming movies I’m looking forward to. Big explosions, oversized animals, bad acting and plot holes the size of Vermont are right up my alley.

MEG. A ginormous prehistoric shark. What’s not to love? Throw Jason Statham in and we’ve got the makings of a phenomenally large, shiny box office disaster. Truth be told as much as I adore Statham he doesn’t bring in bank. Monster movies tend to fair OKish. Not great. Not terrible. Well unless it’s Monster Trucks which although a fun and cute movie, it tanked like the Titanic. MEG will probably end up fairing the same fate. That said, BRING IT!