Upgrade-Movie Review

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

I watched this move twice before starting this blog. I’d watched it four times by the time I finished it.

Okay, Upgrade movie.

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Movies to Make You Think Volume 2

June 14, 2020 — Jt Spratley

A few years ago, I wrote Movies to Make You Think. Similar with my deepin blogs, I’m trying to revive series.

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Monster (2003)

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 25, 2015

While listening to a Bill Burr podcast site, he made a reference regarding a “woman in the Monster movie.” Anyways, he said something strange enough to make me want to check this movie out.

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Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

June 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on May 12, 2015

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The Bedroom (1992)

June 06, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on August 3, 2015

“The Bedroom” is a lot of things. I’ll simply say it’s a Japanese film (with English subtitles) that follows a woman when she joins a fetish club where she takes a pill to sleep while others do as they wish. Imagine a weirder version of “Sleeping Beauty” (2011) starring Emily Browning.

Though it’s only a hour long, the confusing plot twists and constant vanilla sex scenes negate from the small story line presented.

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Secretary (2002)

June 06, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on August 31, 2015

“Secretary” takes you on an adventure into S&M through the eyes of Lee Holloway, played by Maggie Gyllenhaal. She graduates from a mental institution, gets a job as a secretary. Then things get a little kinky.

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Goodbye Baby (2007)

June 05, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 7, 2015

Goodbye Baby, a movie that follows Melissa Brooks while she tries to find something to do with herself, since she can’t afford college. Therefore, she moves in with her older gay brother in another city and work on becoming a comedian. That’s it – ninety minutes of simple progression.

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Would You Rather Movie

June 05, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on October 5, 2015

“Would You Rather” is a SAW movie without elaborate traps and well-thought out games. It’s brute force and simple mini-games that make you wonder which choice you’d select and why every time someone is asked “would you rather…?” Even better, every time something cliché begins. . . no spoilers.

“Strong emotions can drive ridiculous actions.”

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Staggering Beauty

June 04, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on December 28, 2015

Are you bored?

If you have issues with crazy, flashing colors, don't click the link. You’ve been warned.

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Black Swan (2010)

June 04, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on December 21, 2015

Black Swan revolves around ballet, Nina, played by Natalie Porter, and her losing herself to become the darker role she’d been accused of not being able to fulfill during the new Black Swan play. She fights her imagination from the time she’s selected for the role. Oh, and Mila Kunis from “Friends with Benefits” does kinky stuff in this film too.

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She Fought Alone Movie (???)

June 04, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on January 4, 2016

I won’t say much more than needed. Rape, and false accusations, is always serious. Do you want a movie to get that point across to someone?

It's titled "She fought alone full length movie” on YouTube. You may have to log into YouTube to see it.

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Family Matters

June 03, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on January 18, 2016

A while ago, I took a trip to Chicago for a friend’s wedding. Before I left Chi-Town, I made time to figure out where the house used for the sitcom Family Matters. I know, that’s not a big deal. To me, it was. I still get geeked about it when I think of the trip. I think about all the lessons I learned and laughs I had watching Steve Urkel and the Winslow family on UPN. Good times. I wish there were more shows like that.

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Death Tube (2010)

June 03, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 11, 2016

Okay. After watching this, I am seriously taking a break from Japanese SAW movies. It’s just under two hours long, but I wanted this to end at approximately 30 minutes in. By the 30 minute mark, I understood enough of what was going on, what was going to happen, why, and the acting was bad enough that I didn’t care much to see what happened. But I continued to watch . . . for you. Yep.

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Grotesque (2009)

June 03, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on June 13, 2016

Grotesque, a Japanese movie made in 2009, is a simplified version of the SAW movie. If you don’t know anything about the Japanese, here are a few things you should look up be aware of:

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Alive (2002)

June 03, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 26, 2016

Okay, this is another jacked up Japanese movie, similar to Audition and Grotesque. Unlike those two movies, I was ready for this two hour long movie to end around the 60 minute mark.

**SPOILER ALERT slash pathetic attempt at a sypnosis**

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What I Learned from the Red Pill Documentary

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on December 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the Red Pill documentary. It’s about a feminist interviewing men’s rights activists (MRA) expecting to enhance her understanding in her stance. By the end of the 2 hour documentary, she feels conflicted between what she wants to believe and what she’s heard during the many interviews. Below are my notes taken throughout the documentary.

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Unorthodox Entertainment

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 16, 2015

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Step Off(2011)Movie

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on June 5, 2017

Like Hustle & Flow (2005), Step Off (2011) follows a struggling black male musician with a supporting cast on a road of overcoming obstacles to create and share music filled with his passion and story. Unlike DJay in Hustle & Flow, Rippa in Step Off is a college student and music producer with his eyes set on winning a beat battle awarding production time for a major record label.

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My 5 Most Popular Blog Posts(2015-2017)

May 31, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on May 29, 2017

Its good to look back at your performance over the years and analyze how you can improve in the future. The Go Live Lively blog is just over two years old. Below are my six most popular blog posts as of today.

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Movies To Make You Think

May 31, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 2, 2019

I enjoy watching lesser known movies with controversal stories that deserve a deeper look. Although some of these are well known, this list will include movies I’ve recently watched that made me think about how it relates to my personal experiences.

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