Category: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The Munsters (2022)

Posted 10/04/2022 by Charli - 1 Comment -

My Rating ☆☆☆★★ Trigger Warnings: Some flashing lights, mild language I’m going to be honest – when I started watching this, I was expecting so much better. I mean, come on, Rob Zombie wrote, directed, and produced it, so you’d expect it to be at least a little scary, gross, or at very least, heavy on sex or profanity. The Munsters was none of this. In fact, it has a PG rating, which tells me that for whatever reason, Rob Zombie was trying to keep this one toned down. Now I don’t know if it was because in order to use The Munsters franchise for the movie he had to keep it relatively clean or because he was actively attempting to make a movie that kids could watch, but for me, it just didn’t work. Not because of the lack of scary, gross, sexual content, or profanity. No, not because […]

Movie Review: Stranger Things 4

Posted 08/04/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

My Rating: Stranger Things has been one of my go-to shows since I watched the very first season. And now, I’ve just finished Stranger Things 4. I’m going to say this once – the season finale is a 2 hour and 22 minute, feature-film-length chapter. And you will need tissues. I repeat, you will need tissues. If you haven’t watched it by now, you’ve probably run across the spoilers somewhere, but I’m telling you now, this is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride. The entire season is an emotional rollercoaster ride from the first chapter to the last. Because I don’t want to give spoilers, I’m going to talk more about how this show gets better every season. First, we have the writing and the new storylines and plotlines. These storylines and plotlines just get better and better. The zingers are better. The heartwrenching twists are better. This whole […]

Movie Review: The Silence (2019)

Posted 07/30/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

my rating ★★★★ Trigger Warnings: Death, Gore, Sci-Fi/Horror Violence, Some Language, Animal Death Did you like A Quiet Place? You know, the movie with the monsters that would come and get you if you made noise? Yeah? Then I think you’ll like The Silence. It has the same concept – monsters that attack when you make noise, but it’s not the same. Not even close. Honestly, if I’m comparing the two movies, I like The Silence a lot better. For one, the plot makes more sense. They’re trying to get away, not just hunkering down and hoping for the best as I recall them doing in A Quiet Place. There’s also a lot more people involved. You actually see other people, not just the family that you’re following around. You even get a creepy cult to spice things up. It was extremely well done. I give huge kudos to the […]

Movie Review: The Gray Man

Posted 07/26/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’ve decided to add something new to Charli’s Book Box – movie reviews. I watch a fair amount of movies and I thought maybe you’d like to hear my thoughts on them. Besides – a lot of bookstores also sell movies, so…. let’s get into our first movie – The Gray Man. My Rating When I logged into Netflix and saw that The Gray Man was finally available to watch (I’d pre-saved it to my list before it was even available), I immediately plugged my laptop in, grabbed my headphones, and started it up. Now, let me preface this by saying I have not read the book. After watching the movie, the book is on my TBR, but that’s a whole other post. One thing I love about most action/adventure movies is that they tend to get right into the action. The Gray Man is no exception. I was interested […]