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Review: The Only Scary Thing About ‘Poltergeist’ Is That It Got Made

Still on my search to find a current big-budget horror movie I can excitedly recommend, I decided to watch the remake of Poltergeist starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris. Now, I’m a firm believer that...
 
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Review: “Insidious: Chapter 3” Is A Mess From the Start

I think we can all agree that the first two Insidious movies were far from cinematic masterpieces, but they were fun, sometimes creepy, and delivered some memorable images. Unfortunately Insidious 3 – a prequel to the ser...
 
3.8
 
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Preservation

Written and directed by: Christopher Denham Starring: Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, and Aaron Staton I know, I know. This movie has been out for a while. Somehow though it escaped me, and I only just found it while searching ...
 

 
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Echoes of War

Written by: John Chriss and Kane Senes Directed by: Kane Senes Starring: James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry, William Forsythe, Maika Monroe, Rhys Wakefield, Ryan O’Nan, and Owen Teague I never thought I would say this, but tod...
 
 
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Slow West – A wonderful, Western parable

Written and directed by: John Maclean Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caren Pistorius, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rory McCann John Maclean (The Beta Band) wrote one of my favorite songs of all time. The song was entitl...
 
 
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Area 51 – The director who helped re-popularize found footage returns to help destroy it

Written by: Christopher Denham and Oren Peli Directed by: Oren Peli Starring: Sandra Staggs, Roy Abramsohn, Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, and Ben Rovner Back in 2007, Oren Peli burst onto the horror scene, with the biggest (and be...
 

 
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Please Punish Me – A short film about the “Curse” of good luck and paying it forward

Written by: Tom Paolino and Rich Camp Directed by: Chris Esper Starring: David Sackal and Joanna Donofrio Scottie (Sackal) is a businessman who is about to receive a promotion at his job. He is unhappy with this though, because...
 
 
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Hyena – About as gritty as gritty crime thrillers get

Written and directed by: Gerard Johnson Starring: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Elisa Lasowski, Orli Shuka, and Richard Dormer Michael Logan (Ferdinando) has it all. He is a highly decorated cop, he has his hands in the loc...
 
 
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Whiplash – A nearly perfect film in every way

Written and directed by: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, and Melissa Benoist Andrew (Teller) is a wide-eyed, young man who is newly enrolled at the best music school in the country. One of his...
 

 
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Unbroken – Beautiful and inspiring

Written by: Laura Hillenbrand (novel), Joel Coe, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson (screenplay) Directed by: Angelina Jolie Starring: Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson, and Garrett H...