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Aug 14 2019

Blinded by the Light (2019) – Review

It’s a tough thing trying to find your voice. From first babbles as an infant, to the raging teenage struggle to be heard, to further shouts into the eternal void, establishing one’s own identity through any kind of expression begets a lot of pain and angst. Mostly toward the people you wish would listen to […]
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Dec 16 2016

Collateral Beauty

The Wikipedia entry for Collateral Beauty prior to its release summarized the film thusly: “When a successful New York advertising executive suffers from a great tragedy, he retreats from life. When their business suffers, his coworkers conspire to make him look crazy, in an effort to discredit him and keep their jobs.” The first sentence […]
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Jul 22 2016

Lights Out

Do me a favor before you read this review – click the “Play” button on this video and turn your computer’s sound system up to about 65%. Be warned: it’s kinda frightening. Get ready to be scared. Don’t worry… I’ll wait. Creepy, huh? That’s a taut nailbiter if I ever saw one. Writer/director David F. […]
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Jun 9 2016

The Conjuring 2

When The Conjuring was released in 2013, I marveled at its daring step backwards to a time where scares were paramount, relying on mood, tension, and fear instead of the blood, guts, and crappy acting found in other contemporary horror movies. Director James Wan – who cut his horror teeth on the original Saw (which […]
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Jul 28 2015

Vacation

In the early minutes of “Vacation”, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms), now a pilot for a discount commercial airline, pronounces to his family that this “Vacation” will be a little different from the first “Vacation”. Because this time around, he points out, it’s two boys instead of a boy and a girl (referring to a […]
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Jul 10 2015

The Gallows

Four teens find themselves on the run from an obscure noose-wielding phantom in “The Gallows”, a poorly executed horror flick and further evidence that the rising popularity of the found footage sub-genre has nothing to do with quality. Reese (Reese Mishler) is a high school jock-turned-thespian set to star in a revival of a stage play entitled “The […]
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