Tag: thriller

‘Crawl’ Review: Survival Horror With A Satisfying Bite

  Directed by: Alexandre Aja Written by: Alexandre Aja, Michael Rasmussen (III) & Shawn Rasmussen (II) Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon & Morfydd Clark  Running time: 83 minutes Rating: R (for bloody creature violence, and brief language) Studio: Paramount Pictures Release date: July 12, 2019 After a decade away, director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes,

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‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake Hitting Screens This Summer

A remake of the 1990s psychological thriller Jacob’s Ladder has been in the works for a while. Now we know when we can expect to actually see the damn thing. From Deadline, Vertical Entertainment has snatched up the U.S. rights to the remake of Jacob’s Ladder. The company has struck up a deal with DISH,

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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron & Lily Collins Shine In Hit-Or-Miss Ted Bundy Biopic

The exhaustively titled Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile made some noise when it debuted earlier this year at the Sundance film festival. In particular, festival-goers hailed Zac Efron’s portrayal of the notorious serial killer. The film officially drops on Netflix this weekend and while Efron does deliver a career-highlighting performance, Extremely

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Jordan Peele Cameos In Both ‘Get Out’ And ‘Us’

With Get Out and now Us, a lot of people have started drawing parallels between Jordan Peele and other notable genre directors like Alfred Hitchcock. Now, the merits of such a comparison are definitely up for debate; however, the two filmmakers do share at least one aspect of their careers in common. Both Peele and

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Movie Review– ‘US’ (2019)

Us is writer-director Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Get Out, a sharp filmic dissection of American society masquerading as a riveting genre piece. Two years later, Us proves that Peele is a true filmmaker, once again bringing us a tense, singular and stylish social thriller with a lot to say that captivates early on, despite

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‘Escape Room 2’ In The Works, Director Returning

Get ready to go back to the Escape Room. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Colombia Pictures is currently developing a sequel to last month’s Escape Room. The original creative team behind the first film is returning for the follow-up, including director Adam Robitel, screenwriter Bragi F. Schut and producer Neal H. Moritz. The first

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Film Review– ‘Cold Pursuit’ (2019)

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” This apt quote from writer/poet Oscar Wilde is the only early indicator that Cold Pursuit will be anything other than another variation on the vigilante badass that Liam Neeson has been playing now for over a decade. My suggestion? Wrap that expectation in chicken wire

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Film Review– ‘Glass’ Is Fractured But Fascinating

M. Night Shyamalan has a divisive filmography to say the least. His efforts range from Academy Award-nominated to the laughing stock of Hollywood. His latest film, Glass, perfectly embodies the extreme duality of what we have come to expect from the filmmaker’s work: fascinating ideas burdened by questionable decision-making. Let’s backup a moment. Glass is

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The Roller Coaster Career Of M. Night Shyamalan

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The classic line from Charles Dickens’ classic A Tale of Two Cities seems apt to describe the turbulent career of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. It may seem silly now after everything that he has been through, but there was a time when M.

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Movie Review– ‘Replicas’ (2019)

Directed by: Jeffrey Nachmanoff Written by: Chad St. John Starring: Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch, Alice Eve, John Ortiz Runtime: 107 minutes Rated: PG-13 I desperately want to love this movie and still there are things I admire about it: Keanu Reeves, science fiction, complicated ethical dilemmas, shadow organizations and, of course, I’m a sucker for

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