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Curse of Chucky

Curse of Chucky

The last decade or so has seen a rash of horror icons get the reboot treatment. Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Leatherface have all Read More

Europa Report

Europa Report

In the context of a science-fiction setup, when the chief of a mission into deep space to explore the possibility of life says that “finding nothing Read More

The Purge

The Purge

It’s the year 2020 and America is experiencing unheard of prosperity. Crime is almost non-existent and unemployment is below 1%. The reason behind this sudden social Read More

The Croods

The Croods

Don’t let the accompanying credits fool you. Monty Python alum John Cleese may be listed as a co-writer for this prehistoric coming-of-age kiddie cartoon, but any Read More

This Is the End

This Is the End

It simultaneously does and doesn’t seem right to use lofty superlatives to describe This Is the End, since the film is so determined to be reckless and Read More

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

Throughout Iron Man 3, billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) suffers disorienting panic attacks – a direct result of his involvement in last summer’s Read More

Apartment 1303 3D

Apartment 1303 3D

Isn’t the J-Horror phenomenon over? Long over? Didn’t  James Wan with Saw and Eli Roth with Hostel introduce torture porn to a PG-13 weary horror contingent Read More

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer

So breezy that it threatens to blow apart entirely, the coming-of-age dramedy The Kings of Summer has some sweet moments but ends up feeling wholly inconsequential. Read More

Room 237

Room 237

Who knew? When Stanley Kubrick was standing on the set of his heralded horror “classic” The Shining, he had a lot more on his mind than Read More

The East

The East

When your debut film is 2011’s masterful sci-fi mystery Sound of My Voice, it’s hard for people not to have outsized expectations of what you’re going Read More

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

As the soundtrack booms with an onslaught of undeniably body-grooving alt-funk and the camera obsessively pans from one overstuffed collection of prestige “valuables” to the next, Read More

Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

Starting off your movie with a round of Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” is never promising, especially when the story features broken-hearted northern Europeans reconnecting with love Read More

Peeples

Peeples

Sometimes, earnestness can overcome cliché. There are also cases where actors and their innate likeability can surpass the slights in a script. Such is the case Read More

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Four Australian travelers vacation to Cambodia. Three come back, one goes missing. Sounds like the plot of another unfortunate Turistas-style horror shocker but Wish You Were Read More