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IT: Chapter 2 (2019) Movie Review

IT: Chapter 2 is the sequel to IT from 2017 and while it does boast some very cool sequences, there are still a lot of problems. Let’s start off this review by stating the obvious; the cast was phenomenal. Like everyone else is saying, they did a terrific job with casting the adults in the

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Movie Review

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a film based off of the books written by Alvin Schwartz. It weaves several stories from the books into the film, however is it effective or not? I read the books when I was a kid so I was very excited to hear that they were making

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Crawl (2019) Movie Review

Crawl was released in the U.S. on July 12, 2019 and directed by Alexandre Aja. It is a different take on the vicious-killer animal genre. The story features Haley, who is a swimmer at the University of Florida. After just finishing a practice she realizes that a category 5 hurricane is coming right towards her.

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Nightmare Cinema (2019) Movie Review

Nightmare Cinema was released in the U.S. on June 21, 2019. It is a horror anthology film with stories directed by Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura, and David Slade. The story features five people who are brought to a theater to view films that show them their worst fears. The movie featured

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Dark Season 2 Review

Season 2 of Dark is a Netflix Original German TV show that released on Netflix on June 21, 2019. Yet again, another brilliantly made, ambitious, and highly entertaining season. Just like the first season, I won’t comment on the cast directly since they all spoke in German so I had to listen to the English

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Dark Season 1 Review

Dark is a Netflix Original German TV show which premiered it’s first season on Netflix on December 1, 2017. It was co-written by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The show starts off in 2019 with a couple of children beginning to disappear from a town in Germany. As the children go missing their family’s relationships begin

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Movie Review

Annabelle Comes Home was directed by Gary Dauberman and co-written with James Wan. This wasn’t a bad film… however, I found myself wondering why it was necessary at all besides a cash grab. The beginning of the film features Ed and Lorraine Warren taking the Annabelle doll back to their home and locking it away

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Baby Driver (2017) Movie Review

Baby Driver was released in the U.S. on June 28, 2017 and directed by Edgar Wright. This is a very unique film as it utilizes it’s music more than usual. It also offers a very exciting and fun story in the process. The story features Baby, who is a getaway driver for robberies and other

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The Hustle (2019) Movie Review

The Hustle was released in the U.S. on May 10, 2019 and directed by Chris Addison. This had a lot of promise due to the two leading actresses, however it was a complete disappointment. The movie is about two con artists named Penny and Josephine meeting. They start off disliking each other, however ultimately end

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Child’s Play (2019) Movie Review

Let me start off with this… I really enjoyed this movie. The Child’s Play “remake” is widely released in cinemas on June 21, 2019, however there are some screenings on June 20. I was lucky enough to be able to go see it opening night and I was very pleasantly surprised. Child’s Play was directed

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Into the Dark: They Come Knocking (2019) Movie Review

Into the Dark’s They Come Knocking is a Hulu original that was released on June 7, 2019 and directed by Adam Mason. It has an interesting concept, but it has troubles executing it and ultimately falls flat. This film centers completely around a man (Nathan) and his two daughters (Clair and Maggie) some time after

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Godzilla (2014) Movie Review

Godzilla was released in the U.S. on May 16, 2014 and directed by Gareth Edwards. It is entertaining in spurts, but not a great movie in the end. The story features Godzilla sort of… It really features people more, while Godzilla is hardly even there until the last half hour. It is kind of disappointing

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The Nice Guys (2016) Movie Review

The Nice Guys was released in the U.S. on May 20, 2016 and was directed by Shane Black. It is a movie with a very unique and funny premise with two stars that have great chemistry. We see Holland March who is a private investigator being hired by an older lady to find her niece.

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The Predator (2018) Movie Review

The Predator was released in the U.S. on September 14, 2018 and was directed by Shane Black. It’s not as bad of a movie as you may think… however, it’s not really good either. The start of the movie we see a predator ship crash on earth. We then see a military team being attacked

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Captive State (2019) Movie Review

Captive State was released in the U.S. on March 15, 2019 and was directed by Rupert Wyatt. This was a film that I wanted to see when it was released, however it wasn’t at any theaters near me so I wasn’t able to. Now that it is out digitally and on Blu-ray I was finally

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Baywatch (2017) Movie Review

Baywatch was released in the U.S. on May 25, 2017 and was directed by Seth Gordon. It is a raunchy comedy that is very stupid… but it embraces it! The movie starts off with Matt Brody showing up to be a lifeguard at the beach right before tryouts begin. He explains to the Lieutenant (Mitch)

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La La Land (2016) Movie Review

La La Land was widely released in the U.S. on December 25, 2016 and was directed by Damien Chazelle. A musical/romance filled with several great songs and a pretty interesting story as well. At the beginning of the movie we see our two main characters (Mia and Sebastian) meet in Los Angeles traffic. This initial

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Game Night (2018) Movie Review

Game Night was released in the U.S. on February 23, 2018 and was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. It is a film filled with comedy and action, while also boasting several plot twists. The story begins with Max meeting Annie at a trivia night. We see a montage of their time playing

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Operation Avalanche (2016) Movie Review

Operation Avalanche was released in the U.S. on September 16, 2016 and was directed by Matt Johnson. This is different than most films as it is a “mockumentary” and it was definitely filmed in some very unconventional ways. The start of this movie is seeing our two main characters Matt Johnson and Owen Williams go

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Movie Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released in the U.S. on December 14, 2018 and was directed by Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Bob Persichetti. This was definitely very different and one of the best Marvel movies ever. The story follows Miles Morales as he is bitten by a radioactive spider. He has to learn how

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Stronger (2017) Movie Review

Stronger was released in the U.S. on September 29, 2017 and was directed by David Gordon Green. This is truly a motivational and inspiring story that really connects with it’s audience. The story centers around Jeff Bauman as he wants to get back together with his ex-girlfriend Erin Hurley. He is trying to impress her

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Love, Simon (2018) Movie Review

Love, Simon was released in the U.S. on March 16, 2018 and directed by Greg Berlanti. This is a story that may feel uncomfortable to some, however I think that it is necessary in our current society. The story follows Simon as he lives a perfectly normal life, except he has one big secret (he’s

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) Movie Review

Kong: Skull Island premiered in the U.S. on March 10, 2017 and was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It is a movie filled with a lot of cool shots, and several awesome fight scenes. The cast was pretty great for a “MonsterVerse” movie. Tom Hiddleston played James Conrad who was the leader of the expedition. His

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Unicorn Store (2019) Movie Review

Unicorn Store is a Netflix original that was released on April 5, 2019 and directed by Brie Larson. I knew nothing about this movie at all going in, and honestly it was really just the colorful poster image that led me to watching it. The story follows KIt who is living with her parents and

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The Perfection (2019) Movie Review

The Perfection is a Netflix original movie that was released on May 24, 2019 and directed by Richard Shepard. This was one crazy movie… Without giving away any spoilers I will give a brief summary of the plot. Lizzie is a student of Anton at the Bachoff Academy and she is a great musician. She

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All 7 Child’s Play/Chucky Movies Ranked and Reviewed

Before the new remake of Child’s Play comes out I decided to watch all 7 of the previous films to rank and review them. This is one of my favorite horror franchises, however there are definitely some lackluster movies in this group. It is also worth noting that Don Mancini has written every movie in

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Deadpool 2 (2018) Movie Review

Deadpool 2 was released on May 18, 2018 and directed by David Leitch. The sequel to Deadpool brings on many new characters and offers a different type of story. There is still a mix of comedy and action just like the first one. At the beginning of the movie we see Wade and Vanessa living

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Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

Deadpool was released on February 12, 2016 and directed by Tim Miller. This review could be slightly biased because this is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie covers Deadpool’s origin (duh). It goes through how he gets his cancer cured to gain superhuman abilities which then makes him look almost

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22 Jump Street (2014) Movie Review

22 Jump Street was released on June 13, 2014 and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. This was a sequel to 21 Jump Street (Obviously), and it offered many laughs just as the first one did. The story was basically the same scenario as the first one except they went to college instead of

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Pet Sematary (1989) and Pet Sematary (2019) Reviews and Comparison

The original Pet Sematary was released on April 21, 1989 and directed by Mary Lambert. This was a very interesting story to me and it was a good adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. The cast in this movie was pretty good as they all fit their roles well. Dale Midkiff played Louis while Denise Crosby

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Get Out (2017) Movie Review

Get Out was released on February 24, 2017 and was written and directed by Jordan Peele. This was definitely a very different type of movie that you had to play very close attention to in order to understand all of its twists and turns. The cast in this movie is pretty amazing and basically every

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Movie Review

Godzilla: King of the Monsters was released on May 31, 2019 and directed by Michael Dougherty. I got the privilege to see this movie opening night in a relativity empty theater. It was definitely a movie that was all over the place, however it kept my attention throughout. As most other reviews say, it had

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Isle of Dogs (2018) Movie Review

Isle of Dogs was released on March 23, 2018 and was directed by Wes Anderson. It takes place in the future in Japan when all dogs are moved to Trash Island due to the many diseases that they carry. The story then continues when a young boy flies over to the island in search for

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When They See Us (2019) Series Review

When They See Us was released on Netflix on May 31, 2019 and was written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The story is told in a four episode miniseries as it follows the Central Park 5, which was a group of five boys who were wrongly charged with raping and assaulting Trisha Meili. It goes

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