Ocean’s 8: Living in the Shadow of Ocean’s 11

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Ocean’s 8 is an abundantly entertaining heist movie, drawing on the unique personalities of each actress and celebrity to fit into a group of oddballs qualified in their own way to accomplish the theft of a $150mn necklace. A spinoff by nature is derived from an original source material, which in this case is Steven […]

Elizabeth Harvest Review: When You Love Too Much

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Tomatometer: 46% Audience Score: 33% IMDb: 5.8  There are some points to get out of the way before digging into Elizabeth Harvest. More people need to watch independent films such as this one because the end product isn’t heavily influenced by commercial interests. I’m not entirely confident what the movie’s trying to convey, but it […]

Reasons to Watch Van Helsing (2004) – An 1800s James Bond

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A shorter article as opposed to a review, giving reasons to watch Van Helsing by drawing comparisons to other mainstays in popular film culture.https://youtu.be/3fdRKme00uI Tomatometer: 23% Audience Score: 57% IMDb: 6.1  Without much trouble, I will say that Van Helsing was a difficult watch. It was disappointing given my recent interest in mythical creatures and […]

Dracula Untold Review: A Vampire Good Guy

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Tomatometer: 24% Audience Score: 57% IMDb: 6.3 Released in the Fall of 2014, Dracula Untold wasn’t revered by audiences or even critics. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus states: Neither awful enough to suck nor sharp enough to bite, Dracula Untold misses the point of its iconic character’s deathless appeal. I would agree with the first component […]

Pyewacket Movie Review: Horror of Our Actions

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Tomatometer: 85% Audience Score: 55% IMDb: 5.7 This is one of those instances where critics are generally fond of a movie, but it’s the audience that requires a little convincing to watch Pyewacket.  We wish for a lot of things at times, and usually, those wishes during difficult times may be quite undesirable. Wishing your mother […]

7 Guardians of the Tomb Movie Review – How Dangerous are Tiny Spiders?

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Tomatometer: 8% Audience Score: 25% IMDb: 4.5 There are always instances of critics heading into a film with the wrong mindset and intentions. It’s not a problem of their own creation because a movie’s marketing campaign could set unrealistic expectations about what’s to come. 7 Guardians of the Tomb, however, shouldn’t be in that category. […]

Marrowbone Movie Review – Haunted by the Past

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Tomatometer: 46% Audience Score: 58% IMDb: 6.6  To compare Marrowbone to other films would be to give away its twisted final act. If it were the first of its kind, it would be critically lauded for contorting your psyche and leaving you sick in the stomach. But it isn’t novel because predecessors have melded fantasy […]

Traffik Movie Review: Bad Decisions Lead to Bad Outcomes

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Tomatometer: 25% Audience Score: 51% IMDb: 6.1  How many bad decisions need to be made, both accidental and intentional, for you to get caught in a human trafficking operation? Quite a lot actually, and you might need the help of your friends to get there. Traffik is a slow-cooking thriller that delivers minimal thrills, maintaining […]

Cold Skin Movie Review – Searching for Humanity

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Tomatometer: 52% Audience Score: 60% IMDb: 5.9 After making its way through the festival circuit starting in September of last year, Xavier Gens’ Cold Skin secured a wide release through online platforms this month. The film adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol’s debut novel does a solid job developing and harnessing the isolation present only on […]

The Package Review – When Penis Jokes Work

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Tomatometer: 50% Audience Score: 54% IMDb: 5.5 Coming from the director who gave us Will Ferrell’s Step Brothers, we immediately get a sense of what’s coming in The Package. A big, warm, emotional core surrounded by a sea of juvenile crassness. But this is why it succeeds. Unlike other entries such as American Pie, The […]