TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

Dark poster “The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end”

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Tamar Pelzig, Louis Hofmann 
Creators:
Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

Synopsis: After two children go missing, the small town of Winden is thrown into disarray and secrets and history of 4 families begin to come to light. As things unravel, it starts to become obvious that it’s not just the current events that are intertwined but it is also other events that stretch over years and somehow defy the logic of time. Continue reading TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

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Movie Review: I Am Mother (2019)

I Am Mother poster This really feels like another point of view from inside the Terminator universe, just with less action.

Stars: Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne
Director: 
Grant Sputore

Synopsis: A young girl (Clara Rugaard) is raised in an underground bunker by an android named Mother who was designed to use the embryos stored in the facility to repopulate the world. The family bond between daughter and robot is challenged when another human arrives at the facility…..a human who according to Mother shouldn’t exist because the world population was extinct. Continue reading Movie Review: I Am Mother (2019)

Movie Review: The Perfection (2019)

Perfection poster The final scene of this movie is one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen

Stars: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Alaina Huffman, Steven Weber 
Director: 
Richard Shepard

Synopsis: After the death of her mother, former child music prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) reaches out to her old school and mentor to aim to get back to the life she left behind when her mother got sick. While there, she befriends the new star pupil of the school, Elizabeth (Logan Browning) and while everything seems so innocent and fine at first, the two of them find themselves headed down a sinister path with some truly shocking results. Continue reading Movie Review: The Perfection (2019)

Movie Review: Rim of the World (2019)

Rim of World poster This movie desperately wants to be every sci-fi or kid gang movie from the 80s or 90s….it’s not though, not even close.

Stars: Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto
Director: 
McG

Synopsis: An alien invasion happens during summer camp and four teenagers are left on their own after wandering off and missing the evacuation. While trying to figure out what to do, an astronaut in a capsule crash lands near them and enlists their help to get a data key to a lab in Pasadena to essentially save the world. Continue reading Movie Review: Rim of the World (2019)

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)

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)