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Child’s Play (2019) – Does the World Need Another Chucky Movie? Not This one.

Unlike a lot of horror movie franchises that start big then fizzle out over time, some to be rebooted for a new generation (Halloween) and some to forever haunt the “You May Also Like” pages of various streaming services (A Nightmare on Elms St.), the Child’s Play series has quietly chugged along, with varying degrees […]

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While Highly Entertaining, Us May Baffle Audiences With Mysteries and Rabbits

“Oscar-winning horror movie” are four words genre fans don’t see strung together very often, but in 2017 they were deservedly wrapped around Get Out, the multi-layered masterpiece written, produced and directed by Jordan Peele. The film was nominated in four categories — Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Performance by […]

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[Review] Island Zero (2017)

If you are up for some middling low budget, independent horror with an authentic Maine setting and local flavor, Island Zero might be just the ticket. The film is written by Tess Gerritsen, the bestselling author of medical and crime thrillers, including twelve novels featuring Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles on which […]

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[Review] Downsizing (2017): The Diminishing Returns of One Size Fits All – by Doc Rotten

Downsizing (2017) from writer/director Alexander Payne has everything going for it. It has a unique and intriguing premise: to save the planet from man, overpopulation, global warming (you name it), shrink man down to one-tenth  their original size. It has a great lead cast featuring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig, Udo Kier, and – […]

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[Review] Justice League (2017): Charismatic Leads Defeat Another Dull Villain – by Doc Rotten

Vanessa invites Doc Rotten to reveal his thoughts on the latest film in the DC cinematic universe, Justice League (2017). The film is directed by Zack Snyder (with some reshoot help from Joss Whedon) with a script by Chris Terrio and Whedon. The story has Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) forming a […]