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Movie Review: Knives Out

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Knives Out (2019)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson

Directed By: Rian Johnson

I see a ton of movies (probably too many if I’m being honest), so when it comes time to really take stock and think about what I think are some of the best of any given year, it’s pretty much always a difficult task. However, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what will be my favorite movie of the year for 2019, and it’s not Avengers: Endgame (surprisingly). No, it’s a film from the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and features a cast that consists of Captain America, James Bond, Laurie Strode, Sonny Crockett, and General Zod in a murder mystery that has shades of Clue but also its own madcap energy. And its name is Knives Out. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Halloween (2018)

MOVIE REVIEW!

v1.bTsxMjcxODM5MTtqOzE3ODc3OzEyMDA7NTc2OzkxMgHalloween (2018)

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak

Directed By: David Gordon Green

MINOR SPOILERS

The original Halloween is a stone cold classic, and it’s not just one of my favorite horror movies, it’s one of my favorite movies period. John Carpenter built an amazingly eerie film, and all others that came after it, including the many sequels, fail to live up to it. So the news that David Gordon Green of all people would be helming a new sequel/reboot, with Danny McBride cowriting it with him, gave me some cause for concern. The guy behind Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals was going to helm a Halloween movie?

Well, I should’ve trusted this Green guy, cause Halloween (2018) (for the purposes of this review I’m calling it H18 from now on) is pretty damn fantastic. Read the rest of this entry

The Night He Came Home….AGAIN!

halloween-2John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of my all-time favorite movies. I could easily mark it down in my top five films of all time. It’s a masterpiece of simplicity, and paved the way for an entirely new genre of horror movies. Unfortunately, a large amount of the other movies in the franchise suck. With the exception of Halloween II, H20: Twenty Years Later, and …uh….the unrelated Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the other movies in the franchise not only cheapen the effectiveness of the original, they actually make The Shape himself, Michael Myers, less scary by trying to explain his motivations. But it looks like David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween will finally buck the trend and give us a sequel that’s truly worthy of being associated with the original. Read the rest of this entry