• Posts Tagged ‘Horror’

    Life

    by  • March 28, 2017 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson as two astronauts floating through a corridor in the International Space Station

    Directed by: Daniel Espinosa Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Ryan Reynolds Rated: R for language throughout, some sci-fi violence and terror There are only a few requirements for a horror movie to be really good without being ironically good or campy: decent production values and acting, genuinely horrifying things happening...

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    Get Out

    by  • February 28, 2017 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lil Rel Howery Rated: R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references Jordan Peele is probably best known for being half of the comedy duo “Key and Peele.” When previews for “Get Out”...

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    The Forest

    by  • January 12, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Jason Zada Starring: Natalie Dormer, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken, Rated: PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and images “The Forest” feels like a mediocre remake of a Japanese horror movie. Alas, it is not a remake (which would at least point us toward a possible good time), it’s just a mediocre...

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    As Above, So Below

    by  • September 2, 2014 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: John Eric Dowdle Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar Rated: R for bloody violence/terror, and language throughout So many movies in the last few years have focused on using visceral horror and supremely disgusting special effects to be scary that it’s refreshing to find one...

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    Carrie

    by  • October 21, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Carrie" is well known enough that a remake seems unnecessary. Director Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") proves that wrong, modernizing the setting, highlighting the modern tropes in the story, and drawing fantastic performances out of her cast. She also drenches it with a bleak, heartbreaking horror. With...

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    Riddick

    by  • October 1, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The “Chronicles of Riddick” franchise (which began with the fabulous B-movie scifi/horror flick “Pitch Black” in 2000) has grown to include two movies, a direct-to-DVD animated feature, and two video games. Now, another installment on film has come out, this time titled simply “Riddick.” Rather than following the previous film (“The Chronicles of Riddick”)...

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    Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

    by  • October 29, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The “Silent Hill” series of video games is enormously popular among a select crowd of fans – their complex mythology and survival-horror genre (meaning combat is less important than finding a way to survive long enough to escape) are very engaging to the right kind of person. The film franchise is notably less celebrated,...

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    Resident Evil: Retribution

    by  • September 18, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There's a new Resident Evil movie out. This one is "Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth film in the franchise. It has everything we've come to expect: Milla Jovovich, zombies, mutants, and an evil corporation. Like all good sequels, it's more of the same but turned up a notch.

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    Prometheus

    by  • June 11, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    If the measure of great art is how much thought and discussion it inspires, "Prometheus" is very great art indeed. It asks so many questions, and leaves so many of them unanswered, that it is producing interesting, thoughtful discussions far and wide. It's more of a meditation on the eternal questions of philosophy than...

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    The Raven

    by  • April 30, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    "The Raven" is one of those movies that never quite seems to figure out what it wants to be. Is it a gothic thriller, all period costumes and hushed terror? Is it a splatter movie, like so many modern horror films? Is it a black comedy? A silly, over-the-top piece of camp? Sure, plenty...

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