• Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    ★★★★★

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    🎃 What an astonishing sequel...




    This follow-up left me completely satisfied with the 2018 reboot-sequel that Mr. David Gordon Green delivered 3 years ago.




    I was not expecting such a brutal successor here. This film is more than a slasher-film---it's a Monster-Movie.






    Michael Myers is more deadly than ever-before in this motion-picture.






    'Halloween Kills' picks up directly after the events of the 2018 film---it stays in 2018 the whole story. COVID halted the release last year in October. I watched…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★★

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    This film is perfect.

    I'll start there, and I must say, I was in pure awe the whole run-time. Nia DaCosta's motion-picture of pure horror absorbed me. You coast as a viewer watching this, as the film goes for a slim hour and 30 minutes.






    And, my, my, Nia DaCosta doesn't waste a single-second. The editing on this project is simple, which gives the story and actors the ability to form "the Universe" needed. There's not extremely dramatic editing occurring,…

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★★★

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    As of the time of this writing, it's been over 18 years since I saw 'Matrix Revolutions' in the theater.


    From start to finish its so epic---quite a conclusion for such a elegant trilogy. Revolutions was amazing to me.


    It was probably my favorite time going to the cinema. Reason being, I got to go with my father; who was not a major part of my life---but, movies were a bond we shared, especially the Matrix Trilogy.




    I distinctly remember…

  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

    ★★★★★

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    Can't believe I bought this film on Vudu. Really just a spur of the moment buy. I knew it was a comedy, and I like Natalia Dyer in 'Stranger Things', so I got it.




    What a good decision, and what a great film. I was looking for something original on the streaming service that I'd not yet seen. 'Yes, God, Yes' is original, fresh, with belly-hurting humor.



    I actually attended a Catholic College: Belmont Abbey College, in Belmont, North Carolina.…

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★★

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    'Mortal Kombat' means more to me than some could understand. It's been apart of my life since I was 5 years old--truth be told, I didn't own the game til it appeared on the original 'XBOX'; I played it heavily before then at friends' houses.



    They had Sega game-systems---I didn't have one til the 'Dreamcast'---we played for hours, many days at a time. We learned fatalities. Really I mean "they". At 5, 6, and 7, I wasn't that prolific at…

  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    ★★★★

    God, I miss the 90s. Random, yes.


    However, this film, 'The Little Things', takes me back to when I grew up; before smart-phones, world-wide internet, and Social-Media. The movie has Pay-Phones, Beepers, and old-school Alarm-Clocks in it, giving it the 1990's cop-drama feeling that was so popular during that decade.




    I honestly hadn't seen a "new" film til' I saw 'TLT' because of Coronavirus; I haven't been to a theater to see a film since 'The Rise of Skywalker' in…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★★

    "Holy S***, Batman!"

    This new 'Suicide Squad' delivers exactly what I'd hoped for; a whacky, over-the-top war-epic---the film is very self-aware, yet, sticks the landing with such grace.




    The cast brought their A-Game. James Gunn has vented his "horribly beautiful" mind so wonderfully---he's not tied, bound, and gagged by Marvel here, so he does what he does best, at his best.




    The R-Rating...man, needed that for sure. The trailers undermined the 'R'. Throughout the motion-picture, gore, guts, you name it,…

  • Swallow

    Swallow

    ★★★★★

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    I was absolutely blown away by this film from beginning to end; it's beautiful---just getting straight to the point, cutting the BS.



    Haley Bennett, she is a superstar here. A true leading lady, in a very gruesome concept; however, that high-concept is balanced by very human issues.




    Her character deals with father-issues--yet, her worst issue: She spontaneously starts 'Swallowing' random objects around her.





    It's actually terribly horrific; gave me some proper viewer-anxiety---a film that can make your skin-crawl was very…

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★★★★★

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    'The Nightingale' is by far one of my favorite films of the 2010s; perhaps even of all-time...

    Filmmaker Jennifer Kent has out-done, well, almost everybody here; with the script, and with the camera. The thing I loved most about 'The Nightingale' was it felt genuine. All the way, from start to finish. Now that I think about it, it most reminded me of 'The Revenant'---honestly, 'Nightingale' is better I think.





    This motion-picture made me feel sad, mad, and everything in-between---it…

  • The Holcroft Covenant

    The Holcroft Covenant

    ★★★★★

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    Came across a classic I'd never seen, nor heard of til' yesterday.


    'The Holcroft Covenant' was quite the watch. The title struck me, then I saw that Sir Michael Caine was the headliner, so I budged and gave the film my full attention.





    I grew up on the older Michael Caine's performances throughout Chris Nolan's films beginning with 'Batman Begins'. Caine has worked with Mr. Nolan numerous times.

    I'm not well studied on Caine's earlier films; however, seeing 'The Holcroft…

  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ★★★★½

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    'The Circle' brings home a true, heavy message that I think all should subject themselves to---to form a new opinion on this new, revolutionary period of 'Social-Media'.



    The film is essentially predicting the market, yet with an abundance of Satire to go with it.





    I "quit" Social-Media a couple of months ago, I have pages up as a creator of content but I don't log onto them every 30 minutes like I used to do for several years---setting my mind…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★★

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    My, my---what a motion-picture.




    David Fincher is a filmmaker I grew up on. In particular, 'Se7en', and 'Fight-Club' were films that always stuck to me as a young kid; somehow I'd seen those works of Fincher's many times by the age of 10---dark as those 2 films may have been for kid-me. Back in the mid-late 90's it was easy to get to see scary films, or even the visceral hard-R thriller when you were just a pup.





    'The Girl…