Movie Review: “Spiral”

"Spiral" marks the ninth (!!) film in the "Saw" series, but it is the first that is not directly related to the repeatedly retconned storyline.  Carrying the subtitle, "From the Book of Saw" it begins a new chapter with characters who are all aware of the Jigsaw Killer but have never been involved in any [...]

By |2021-05-13T19:36:55-07:00May 13th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Come Play”

"Come Play," tells the story of a misunderstood monster that just wants a friend.  Most of us can relate to that, especially these days.  What's so scary about that?  Plenty! The movie is writer/director Jacob Chase's first feature, and is based on his 2017 short "Larry."  In both, a creature that lives in another dimension(?), [...]

By |2020-10-29T15:16:01-07:00October 29th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Evil Eye”

"Evil Eye" is one of the more unique Blumhouse offerings on Amazon Prime this month as it combines elements from Eastern superstition, family culture clashes, and a touch of horror.   It's also the first film I'm aware of that has been based on an Audible Original audio play. The Audible Original, written by Madhuri Shekar [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:45:37-07:00October 13th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Nocturne” (2020)

The most visually pleasing Blumhouse films so far this month is also the least satisfying.  "Nocturne" is an exercise in style over substance that doesn't quite live up to its synopsis. The bulk of the story takes place at a Musical Arts School where a pair of twins are competing for recognition and an invitation [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:44:45-07:00October 13th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Lie”

Blumhouse's second of four movies arriving on Amazon Prime this month is "The Lie", a remake of the 2015 German Film "Wir Monster."  The screenplay, adapted by director Veena Sud, is a psychological thriller that explores how far people are willing to go to keep their family together.  It's a familiar premise but with a [...]

By |2020-10-07T14:55:14-07:00October 7th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Black Box”

"Black Box" is the first of four movies that Blumhouse is releasing on Amazon Prime during the month of October.  Blumhouse has a reputation for financing and distributing lower budget horror films that often expose fresh new talent to wider audiences.  Unfortunately, although interesting, "Black Box" falls a little flat. The premise is familiar yet [...]

By |2020-10-06T16:10:41-07:00October 6th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Sputnik” (2020)

The Russian word "Sputnik" is commonly known to mean "satellite" but it also translates as "companion" making it the perfect title for Egor Abramenko's first feature film.  "Sputnik" is based on his short film "The Passenger", which was an official selection at 2017's Fantastic Fest, and would have premiered at this year's TIFF, had it [...]

By |2020-08-10T21:00:42-07:00August 10th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Hunt” (2020)

There's a certain kind of brilliance with how the marketing department fully leaned into the negative press "The Hunt" received before anyone had even seen it.  Based on the early trailers alone but left and right-wing fanatics lost their mind and denounced the film.   Now, these quotes proudly appear on the movie poster along with [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:24:52-07:00March 14th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Phoenix Film Festival Flex Pass Giveaway

Enter to win a pair of Flex Passes to the 2020 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL   The Phoenix Film Festival, named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine, is back for its 20th year! The Festival annually screens over 150 films, holds amazing parties and provides filmmaking seminars. If you are a movie [...]

By |2020-02-17T13:44:55-07:00February 17th, 2020|Giveaways|0 Comments