Happy Death Day 2 U – Review

I didn’t dislike Happy Death Day 2 U, though like the movie that begat it–the original Happy Death Day (2017)–it’s pretty inconsequential and fluffy. Though it’s fascinating not for what it does right, but more what it doesn’t: namely the introduction of parallel universes, an idea not present in the first (which dealt with a […]

Russian Doll – Review

I missed Happy Death Day because I thought it was, essentially, Groundhog Day with added violence: clever concept, weak execution. And the former was right, though the latter, apparently not so much because if reviews are anything to go by I apparently missed a pretty fun movie. So, eventually learning from my oversights, I got […]

The Passage: Pilot – Review

The Passage, a new series on Fox based on the novel of the same name by Justin Cronin, is well-done though problematic, if the first episode is any indicator. Saniyya Sidney, Mark Paul Gosselaar (barely recognizable from his Saved By The Bell days) and Henry Ian Cusick (who could literally play the ‘concerned scientist’ role […]

Monsterland – Review

Yesterday I rented Monsterland on iTunes–it was on sale for 99 cents–and I’m glad I did because if I had paid more I’ve been really pissed. As it stands it wasn’t a terrible anthology–and far better than the truly horrendous Creepshow 3, which isn’t saying much–but too inconsistent (when it wasn’t being amateurish and badly […]

Opening the ‘Bird Box’

If you enjoyed Netflix’s Bird Box as much as I did, you likely thought that it would have been improved if they had shown the monster. Well, according to Susanne Bier, Eric Heisserer and Sandra Bullock they actually shot a scene where the monsters were revealed. And let’s say that things did not go quite […]