I don’t sleep. OK I barely sleep. It isn’t by choice. I envy the ability of my dog, two cats, and husband to put their heads down and sleep for six or more hours. Even for five hours would be nice.
On the good side that gives me time to try out different things on Netflix or HBO Max that I wouldn’t otherwise watch. Or I’ll check out a series and then tell my husband to watch the rest with me.
Last night I watched the movie Intrusion on Netflix. It was in the top ten movies so I gave it a try.
Intrusion starred Logan Marshall-Green (who was exceptionally handsome) and the lovely Freida Pinto. They were both great and the casting was perfect. The acting was fantastic by all who were involved.
The movie is set in the large new and brilliantly modern home of Henry, and his wife. The story is from the wife’s point of view and we never really know her name, or at least I didn’t catch it.
So anyway, a couple lives in a home, designed by the husband, out in the desert, a few miles out of a city in Arizona. It is beautiful. The desert is beautiful. He is an architect. She is a therapist for children. She is also a cancer survivor. The couple has been together for 12 years, and neither one of them have gained a pound, and they are still over the moon in love. Henry is a bit protective and likes things all neat and in order, but that doesn’t really have anything to do with the story.
The house is perfect but the pipes clang sometimes. Ghosts? We shall see.
Sooooooo, one night someone breaks into the house and tosses everything around, and they take the phones and laptop. Henry installs motion lights and an alarm system. About a week later the bad guys break in again with a big bad German Shepard Dog this time. They tie up the wife, and the husband ends up killing the bad guys with a gun he had hidden in a planter.
It turns out the guys are from a trailer trash trailer park down in the city away from all the nice stuff. Then we find out that one of the dirtbags has a missing daughter, a nice community college student.
And this is where I started to say “OH NO WTF?????”
No amount of good acting or pretty scenery could make up for the last third of this movie.
With ALL of the great screenwriters out there, and young screenwriters who need to have their work produced, WHY is crap like what I’m about to tell you about being produced?
I’ll skip through the next 20 minutes of the wife trying to find out what is going on, and why these men broke in.
The bad guys worked for the husband when he built the house. That is when the community college student vanished.
It turns out that Henry, the handsome husband, built a hidden basement in the home, and he has kept the poor student hostage. Why? I was never sure. He wasn’t having sex with her. He just sat next to her with a baseball bat and threatened her. I’m still sort of confused by that part.
Alright, if my husband had built a hidden basement room in my home I sure as hell would have known about it. If the pipes were clanging I’d find out why.
This plot twist was so exceptionally stupid and overused and unrealistic that I wondered why in the world this movie was even produced. I feel sorry for the talented actors for being associated with such a bad shit for brains screenplay.
Acting: five stars
Art Direction/Camera: five stars
Script: Minus five.
I have nothing else on this. I just wanted to pass it on.
So what have I liked lately on TV?
Juliette’s Current Must Watch List (the short list):
- Squid Games (Netflix)
- The White Lotus (HBO)
- Hacks (HBO)
- The Flight Attendant
- Mare of Easttown (HBO)
- Bosch (Prime)
- Brittany Runs A Marathon (HBO)
And if you’re feeling down watch LA LA Land again. I love that movie and I don’t care what anyone else thinks about it.
Also, the new season of Billions (Showtime) sucks. Every character talks the same, as if the writers are trying to be too witty. All of the characters sound the same. Wendy must be a horrible mother. Everyone except Wags is just boring. The plot is a total yawn fest. New writers? Who knows. What a fucking shame.
My husband likes Bluebloods (CBS) but it has just become a “our poop don’t stink” fest from the sanctimonious Reagan family.
I am also done with all new things to do with superheroes and Star Wars. It is all another big downward spiral into the big black hole of money grabs. I never got the fascination with superheroes anyway.
During the pandemic we discovered a lot of wonderful history and car shows we really like. I’ll share those with you on another post.
Yeah, I know this isn’t Halloween, or Vampires, or horror but consider it a public service announcement.
Stay safe. Wear a mask when required. Get vaccinated. Be kind. Don’t be a dick. Hug your dogs and cats. Talk to your kids. Listen to your kids. Check in on those who are elderly, alone, or might just need some extra help. And kiss a Vampire (you’ll thank me for it later.)
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman