Green Room – Review

Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room–currently on Netflix–is a great thriller, one of the best I’ve seen in awhile.   The movie revolves around a band so hard up for work that they have to siphon gas from nearby cars to get to their gigs. They eventually find themselves in a club frequented by Nazis and skin […]

What About ‘Us?’

You might not be aware that but Jordan Peele, the director of the breakout hit Get Out, is preparing it’s follow up, Us, also for Blumhouse. It’s also a horror movie–or perhaps should I say ‘social thriller’–starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke (both most recently seen in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War) What the […]

Tomb Raider – Trailer

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I bet there’re a lot of people asking ‘Who asked for a Tomb Raider reboot?’ And the answer is ‘No one.’  Then again, who asked for new Star Wars films?  Star Trek? The answer–while there are always people who would love to see more of these characters and […]

Murder On The Orient Express – Trailer

There something comforting about an Agatha Christie mystery, though I have never tried to quantify why. Before now, that is. I think that what drew me to them originally was the logical way the stories were constructed and the way the mystery unfolded.  Typically you put a group of strangers in a situation where there’s […]

The Great Wall – Trailer

  What is it with Matt Damon and comments and/or activities of a racially-dubious nature? First there were the comments made during his and Ben Affleck’s HBO series–now cancelled–Project Greenlight, where Damon finds diversity okay, as long as it’s in its place. If I recall, that happened sometime last year (or earlier this year). Now Damon […]

The Shallows – Trailer 1 & 2

  Sometimes I find myself sympathizing with sharks. Imagine that one day you’re swimming about, doing whatever it is that you do–which for a shark consists primarily of swimming, eating and every once in awhile mating–when an unknown animal suddenly starts making a ruckus nearby. You have very keen eyesight and can smell blood in the […]

Postmortem: Kristy (2014)

Olly Blackburn’s Kristy is one of the better home invasion thrillers, except in this instance the ‘home’ in question is an entire college campus, empty but for a skeleton staff and Justine (Haley Bennett), who’s planning on staying on campus over the Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately for Justine and everyone else, a cult of religious zealots have […]