Move Review: The Open House (2018)

Open House poster Why don’t people install lights in basements? A flashlight is NOT suitable lighting people!

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune
Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Synopsis: After the untimely death of her husband, Naomi (Piercey Dalton) moves herself and her son Logan (Dylan Minnette) to stay at her sister’s house in the mountains until they get back on their feet. Strange things start happening shortly after their arrive with weird noises at night, things going missing and locals who don’t quite understand what personal space is. Is it their imagination or is something more sinister at work and how involved are these strange and slightly creepy neighbours? Continue reading Move Review: The Open House (2018)

Movie Review: Prospect (2018)

Prospect movieIt’s like just after the gold rush, if the gold rush had happened in space

Stars: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal
Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl

Synopsis: A teenage girl, Cee (Sophie Thatcher), and her father (Jay Duplass) travel to an alien planet with the intention of striking it rich by searching for and digging up the hard to find gems that grow beneath the surface. While there they face not just the poisonous air that forces them to stay in space suits but other people who are also searching for the gems and of course human greed. One particular stranger (Pedro Pascal) also helps Cee to realise that trust shouldn’t come easily but it’s also sometimes better to be with someone that alone on an alien world. Continue reading Movie Review: Prospect (2018)

Movie Review: London Has Fallen (2016)

London poster Shooting, bombs, explosions and such

Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Babak Najafi

Synopsis: An orchestrated terrorist attack in London results in the deaths of a number of world leaders who were all in attendance for the funeral of the Prime Minister. The only survivors are the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his number one secret service man Mike Banning (Gerard Butler). Together they must try and escape the city and find safety while being chased and out-maneuvered by trained killers at every turn. Continue reading Movie Review: London Has Fallen (2016)

Movie Review: The Silence (2019)

The Silence posterIt’s like the prequel to Quiet Place, but less good.

Stars: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto
 John R. Leonetti

Synopsis: Cave explorers break through a wall in order to go through to a previously undiscovered area and in doing so let loose thousands of flying creatures who attack and kill anything that makes noise. America is suddenly plunged into chaos with people learned very fast that silence is the only option to survive. A family fleeing the city for quieter areas also discovers that these creatures aren’t the only things you should be worried about, sometimes terror brings out the worst in humans too.  Continue reading Movie Review: The Silence (2019)

Movie Review: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Royale posterSeems like a nice place to stay…

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth
Drew Goddard

Synopsis: A group of stranger’s cross paths at a hotel called the El Royale. Over the course of one night, they will each impact the lives of the others all while reflecting on their pasts and looking for redemption fir the future. Continue reading Movie Review: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Movie Review: Greta (2019)

Greta posterIf you ever see a random purse on the subway….don’t pick it up!

Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe
Neil Jordan

Synopsis: After finding a purse on the subway, Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) decides to do the right thing and return it to the owner Greta (Isabelle Huppert). The two bond over recent deaths in their lives and form a friendship…until Frances discovers the cupboard full of purses all with names on them, including her. It seems that Greta has been intentionally leaving them on the subway in the hopes of luring innocent people to her house, into her life, and never letting them leave. Continue reading Movie Review: Greta (2019)

Movie Review: Assassination Nation (2018)

Assassination posterThe internet is a powerful tool

Stars: Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef
Sam Levinson

Synopsis: When a hacker starts leaking everyone’s secrets in the town of Salem, four high school girls somehow find themselves at the centre of the towns rage trying to stay alive and convince a mob on the brink of rioting that they are innocent. Continue reading Movie Review: Assassination Nation (2018)