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
Directors: 
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)

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Movie Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)

Wicked Vile posterThe title of the movie is a direct quote from the prosecuting judge

Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Haley Joel Osment
Director: 
Joe Berlinger

Synopsis: Based on the true story of the capture and conviction of serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and the affects he had on those around him including his innocent and long suffering ex-fiancé Liz (Lily Collins). Continue reading Movie Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)

Movie Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

Wind posterBased on a true story

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo
Director: 
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Synopsis: Based on the true story of 13-year-old Wiliam Kamkwamba (Maxwell Simba) who was from a small village in Malawi which In 2001 was thrust into famine when global, political and environmental events all begin to collide.  After reading a science book in his school library, William figured out how to build and use a windmill to create power and help save the crops and his village. Continue reading Movie Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

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
Director: 
 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)

TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

umbrella posterSuperheros with dysfunctional family issues out to save the world, what could possible go wrong….everything.

Stars: Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige
Creator:
Jeremy Slater

Synopsis: 43 babies are born on the same day, all to mothers who weren’t pregnant 10 minutes prior to birth. One man, Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), seeks out and adopts 7 of the children who discovers, as they grow, that they have powers causing him to start a special school called the Umbrella Academy. On the day of his death, the children (now dysfunctional adults) return home for the funeral. While there, they witness the return of their brother who went missing years prior and learn he’s been stuck in the future the whole time trying to find a way back….in order to stop the end of the world. Continue reading TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

Movie Review: Cam (2018)

Cam posterThe scariest part? Someone out there could probably make this happen.

Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters
Director: 
Daniel Goldhaber

Synopsis: Online cam girl Lola, aka Alice, is striving to get into the top listed girls online. When all appears to be going in her favour and the rank is on the up, her account becomes locked and seemingly taken over by someone who looks exactly like her and is on a course to steal her entire identity. Continue reading Movie Review: Cam (2018)

Movie Review: Roma (2018)

Roma

Incredible, amazing, beautiful!

Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Synopsis: Following the events spanning a year in the life of Cleo, the live-in maid of a middle-class family in Mexico City. While a year doesn’t seem like a lot of time, this film shows us how much can truly happen in 12 months all while also exploring the behaviours and actions of the people that Cleo interacts with during that time.

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