Pyewacket Movie Review: Horror of Our Actions

nicole munoz in pyewacket

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 […]

Marrowbone Movie Review – Haunted by the Past

george mackay in marrowbone

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 […]

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 […]

Thoroughbreds – Maturity Through Homicide

thoroughbreds with olivia cooke and anya taylor-joy

Disclaimer: Maybe this is bullshit. Or maybe not. Thoroughbreds has sufficiently good reviews across the board. I’m still choosing to look at it given its limited mass appeal. SPOILERS FOLLOW Tomatometer: 86% Audience Score: 69% IMDb: 6.8 Plot Thoroughbreds is a highly unusual film in the drama and mystery category. It’s theatrical poster prominently displays […]

The Many Shades of Tom Cruise in The Mummy

Tom Cruise The Mummy

Tomatometer: 15% Audience Score: 35% IMDb: 5.5 SPOILERS AHEAD!!!  As an ardent fan of Tom Cruise’s movies, it didn’t take much for me to like the new reboot of The Mummy as part of Universal’s Dark Universe. It manages to tick off some checkboxes of the Brendan Fraser trilogy, maintaining a relatively light step while […]

Reasons to Watch Murder on the Orient Express

reasons to watch murder on the orient express

Tomatometer: 57% Audience Score: 54% IMDb: 6.5  Murder on the Orient Express was certainly not my cup of tea. I do enjoy a good mystery movie, especially after seeing what director Gilles Paquet-Brenner managed to accomplish with Crooked House, another Agatha Christie adaptation. But Murder’s execution didn’t make the most out of a stellar ensemble […]

Ghost in the Shell Universe: The Future is Technology

ghost in the shell universe

Tomatometer: 44% Audience Score: 51% IMDb: 6.4  After much controversy surrounding the casting of Scarlett Johansson, Ghost in the Shell started off on the wrong foot with both critics and fans. The Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb scores would suggest this as well. That being said, there’s one impressive feat in Rupert Sanders’ imagining of the […]

Crooked House Review (2017) – Why You Should Watch It

Crooked House review post and cast photo

Tomatometer: 58% Audience Score: 60% IMDb: 6.3 For starters, Agatha Christie is the bomb. After being alive for 23 years, I regret not picking up a single one of her books. But then, I was never much of a reader, to begin with. Christie’s 1949 novel is adapted this time around with a cast of […]

Inconceivable Review (2017) – Why You Should Watch It

Gina Gershon, Nicki Whelan, and Nicolas Cage for the movie Inconceivable

Tomatometer: 30% Audience Score: 69% IMDb: 5.3 With only ten reviews in, Inconceivable doesn’t have enough feedback to warrant a rotten or mixed consensus. But still, the fact that only ten critics bothered to put up a review on Rotten Tomatoes is an indicator of the disdain for the movie. That being said, our Inconceivable review will […]

Fifty Shades Darker Review – Stress-free Romance

Fifty Shades Darker review

Critics: 10% Audience: 48% IMDb: 4.6  Fifty Shades Darker picks up shortly after the events of Fifty Shades of Grey when Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) abruptly leaves Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) “Intro to BDSM” class after realizing it’s all kinds of messed up. She finds work for a publishing company in Seattle being the assistant […]