Archive for the 2019 Category

STUBER

Comedy is a genre that relies greatly on its stars. Sure, the writer’s jokes need to be funny, but the actors need to make us laugh with the right timing and delivery. A comedy film can get by with a rote plot and characters because those funny […]

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CRAWL

There are two very limited horror/thriller subgenres that I love and those are the “killer animal/monster” genre and the “person/people trapped in one location and trying to survive” genre, but they’re not often combined. A majority of horror films back in the day fell into the B-movie […]

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MIDSOMMAR

I love really any kind of horror film, as long as it’s well done with what it wants to do. If there’s one genre that really doesn’t need to worry about being character driven, it’s horror. It relies more on atmosphere and suspense to keep you engrossed, rather than […]

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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

Can you believe some people actually thought Avengers: Endgame would be the final installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)? I mean, it has “end” right in the title… Ha! You think Disney and Marvel Studios would really stop milking that cow? Of course, there’s more in store! Just because […]

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TOY STORY 4

WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead!  The Toy Story franchise is basically one that’s grown up along with me. I have vague memories of the seeing the original in theaters when I was only 4-years-old and I saw both sequels in theaters. Toy Story 3 came 11 years after the second one and told […]

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ANNABELLE COMES HOME

The “killer doll” subgenre of horror movies is definitely on the lower end of the quality spectrum. The only real successful one was Chucky, with everybody else after feeling like a cheap imitator. While the original and new Child’s Play film showed a doll could be threatening, although it’s […]

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CHILD’S PLAY (2019)

Pretty much every horror movie has been remade now, so when a Child’s Play remake was inevitably announced, everyone at this point just sighed and said, “Okay, whatever. We all know it’ll suck.” To make things seem even worse for this movie, the whole reason it exists is kind […]

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MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

I’ve always looked at Men in Black as a sort of Ghostbusters, except with aliens. It’s not really about the plot, but about the characters and how they interact with each other, as well as the crazy world around them. Since they only focused on two characters, Men in Black always fell […]

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MA

It’s always interesting when directors branch out of their comfort zone, especially when they’re sometimes so far away from it. I gotta say, going from drama to horror would be especially tough. While they can certainly have characters and story, horror films are more about the experience over emotional […]

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DARK PHOENIX

There is something that feels antiquated about the X-Men franchise now. The first film came out in 2000 and kicked off the modern comic book craze that we know today. Now, 19 years later, the landscape has changed dramatically, with large, sprawling universes by Marvel and DC being the […]

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