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PET SEMATARY review

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Sometimes it’s Best to Stay Dead

Stephen King’s bestselling “Pet Sematary” first hit theaters in 1989, but it never fully hit with audiences.  This time around, directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer have a few tricks up their sleeves to entice a brand new audience.  Having just moved from Boston to a small town in Maine named Ludlow, the Creed family settles into their new surroundings.  Not long after arriving, they witness a group of masked people parading their dog in a wheelbarrow in a procession-like formation.  While Louis (Jason Clarke) and Rachel (Amy Seimetz) attempt to explain death to their daughter Ellie Continue reading

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HOTEL MUMBAI review

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The Gripping True Story of the Attack on the Taj Hotel

In November 2008, India was hit with a multi-point, coordinated attack on Mumbai by a terrorist cell; targeting 13 locations, including train stations, restaurants, and the Taj Motel.  “Hotel Mumbai” recreates those fateful days as it shows us how the events transpired.  As the film opens, we see the terrorists arriving in Mumbai and following strict instructions as they carry-out their plan.  Arjun (Dev Patel), a young waiter supporting a family, arrives late to the Taj for his shift.  As he does, we witness the first attack as terrorists open fire on civilians in a crowded train station.  While news begins to travel slowly, more and more Continue reading

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FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY review

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A Comedy about a Family That Fight a Little Differently

Everything Dwayne Johnson, ask “The Rock”, touches turns to gold.  That trend is all the more verified once again in this week’s “Fighting with My Family”!  Following the incredible true story of a family from Norwich, the film zeroes-in on the famous WWE wrestler known as Paige.  Saraya Knight (Florence Pugh) and the rest of the Knight family are thoroughbred wrestling enthusiasts; they have been running their own family wrestling show for years and they even have their own name, the World Association of Wrestling.  With WWE Smackdown coming to the 02 Arena in London, Saraya and her brother Zak Continue reading

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HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U review

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Same Day, New Killer

Blumhouse’s commercial success with “Happy Death Day” in 2017 was nothing short of incredible, so it makes complete sense for a sequel to be hitting screens just in-time for Valentine’s Day!  This time around, in the appropriately-titled “Happy Death Day 2U”, the film opens with Ryan (Phi Vu) as he re-lives his current day over after being mysteriously killed.  In a panic he storms into his dorm room, where Tree (Jessica Rothe) and Carter (Israel Broussard) are lying on the bed.  As Ryan begins to explain his terrifying experience, they both realize Continue reading

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TOP 15 FILMS OF 2018!

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TOP 15 FILMS OF 2018!!

It’s that time of year again!  Time to reflect-back on the past year of film and decide on my fifteen favorite (and five honorable mention) films from 2018.  As always, the list was difficult to put together, but it’s always so much fun to look back at all of the movies I’ve seen!  So here we go, sound-off in the comments with your agreements and disagreements, and we can all look forward to 2019 and all the mayhem it has in-store! Continue reading