Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Reacher has been in contact with Major Turner and finally gets into town to meet her.  This only to find her under arrest for espionage.  Now he’s under arrest and needs to break free to prove their innocence.

This another strong story and a good movie.

IMDB Score 6.1/10
Amazon Score 4.2/5

 

Virus (1999)

A disappointing Jamie Lee Curtis movie, Virus is an alien invasion movie where a space station gets hit by an alien presence which gets channeled to a tracking ship on the ocean eradicating the crew.

A tug comes upon the research ship and claims it as a derelict but come under attack by the alien.

IMDB Score 4.9/10
Amazon Score 3.7/5

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Another JK Rowling movie, this one takes place years before Harry Potter but is in the same UK/Magical universe.

Newt Scamander comes to America with a satchel of magical creatures to purchase yet another.  In a mix-up, his case gets switched with a muggle’s and the mayhem begins when the creatures get loose in New York.

Beasts is a good movie but lacks the charm of the Harry Potter series.

IMDB Score 7.5/10
Amazon Score 4.1/5

 

Beastly Boyz (2006)

As you would expect from a David DeCoteau film, this is more about scantily clad twinks than the revenge of a brutal murder.

The story and acting is average in this movie and it lives up to expectations.

A girl is murdered by a group of guys and her twin brother seeks them out and kills them one by one.

IMDB Score 2.8/10
Amazon Score 2.3/10

 

 

Bad (2007)

OK, Plex thinks this is a comedy, IMDB says it’s a drama.  I go with drama.

This is a short about a boy with dyslexia that was diagnosed until his mother does some research and helps him through it.

I think the score is a bit high for this after-school-special-type show.

IMDB Score 7.8/10
Amazon Score 3.5/5

 

V Mini-Series (1983)

Aliens visit Earth asking for our help.  But some suspicious humans wonder what they really want.

This is clearly a TV movie, the acting is just OK and the plot is pretty standard.  It serves as a pilot for a two-season series the I’ve yet to watch.  I disagree with the ratings, I’d give it a 5/10.

IMDB Score 7.9/10
Amazon Score 4.4/5

 

Dagger Magic (1996)

To give you an idea of how far behind I am in my reading, I just finished this book and I bought it in 2007.

This is another book in The Adept series and was a bit disappointing.  It had the typical action, but there was a subplot that just went nowhere.  The main plot was OK, but just wasn’t great.  And there was no Masonic tie-in in this book which I like to see.

The Scooby gang go after some black Buddhists (essentially) and try to find how a Nazi submarine flag fits into the death of a dead man.

Amazon Score 3.8/5
Thriftbooks Score 4.5/5

 

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

I don’t know what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it.  It’s a little to juvenile for my tastes.

Pete is thrown clear of the car accident that killed his parents and is left along in the woods to befriend a dragon that he calls Elliot.

He is later discovered by a park ranger and she and her husband bring him home.

IMDB Score 6.8/10
Amazon Score 4.6/5