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Friday, November 21, 2014

The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 4

This episode begins with Beth waking up in a hospital. She discovers that the people there saved her life when they found her lying on the side of the road. There is a doctor called Steven Edwards(Erik Jensen) and a cop called Lerner(Christine Woods). They tell her what happened to her. The hospital had lots of survivors and Beth is told that she has to repay them for saving her life. She becomes a nurse and works with Dr.Edwards. He seems a little strange. Beth talks to a guy called Noah(Tyler James Williams) who tells her that life is not so rosy. Officer Lerner is not all that she seems either. It turns out that she lets her officers do what they want, including taking advantage of the women patients.

Dr.Stephens deliberately tells Beth to give a patient the wrong medicine and when the patient dies, he lies to cover himself. Noah takes the blame and he is punished by Officer Lerner. Noah wants to escape and Beth tells him that she is coming too. They come up with a plan and they try and get out. Noah makes it, but Beth is caught. She discovers that the reason Dr. Stephens told her to give the patient the lethal medication is because the patient was another doctor and he was afraid that the group would not need him anymore and he would lose all he has. Beth is disgusted with him and she decides to kill him, but she sees Carol being wheeled into the hospital..

An interesting episode which will tie in with the rest of the season I guess. I think that Carol will be able to get Beth out, if she is okay that is...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hypothermia Movie Review 344

Hypothermia is a 2012 horror movie directed by James Felix McKenney and starring Michael Rooker.

The first thing to say about this movie is that it is set out on an ice lake and the story revolves around some sort of fishy monster below the ice. Seasoned fisherman, Ray(Rooker)  is ice fishing with his wife Helen(Blanche Baker), their son David(Benjamin Hugh Abel Forster) and his fiancee Gina(Amy Chan).They run into a guy called Steve(Don Wood)and his son Steve Jr.(Greg Finley). Ray is a traditional kind of guy while Steve is an idiot with all of his gear and his showing off. They meet and Steve invites them to his van and they chat. Ray and his family think that Steve is a fool.

When Steve Jr. falls into the lake, he gets bitten by something very large. Steve refuses to take his son to the hospital. He wants to stay on the ice and catch whatever the huge fish was. Ray and the others try to get him to change his mind. Steve Jr is not feeling well and his arm is infected where it was bitten. After this, they discover that there is indeed something horrible lurking in the lake. It is a man in a cheap rubber suit with a fish head. They decide to hunt it and kill it. This is where the movie becomes silly. The reveal of the creature made me laugh. It is not scary at all.

The rest of the movie is about the fishy guy running after everyone and getting them. All that is left is Helen and Gina and when the creature corners them, Helen makes a moving speech about how she has lost everything and that they didn't want to disturb the creature and it lets them live. Hmmm. Very silly. But I did like Rooker in it which is something and apart from the creature reveal and the ending, this was not too bad. Anyway, this gets a 5/10.
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