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Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

Movie Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is the latest film from director David Yates, based on the characters and stories of J.K. Rowling, and is the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts series. The film stars Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Ezra Miller (Justice League), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) and Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE MEG (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE MEG (2018)

THE MEG is the latest film from director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), based on the novel Meg by author Steve Alten, and is an over-the-top campy shark flick that will appeal to the masses in droves. The film stars everybody's favorite action star Jason Statham (Furious 7), Bingbing Li (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead), Winston Chao (1911) and Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2). 

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SLEEPWALKERS (1992)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SLEEPWALKERS (1992)

SLEEPWALKERS, directed by Mick Garris (Masters of Horror, Hocus Pocus) and written by Stephen King, is a bizarre yet highly entertaining take on a supernatural lore. The film stars Brian Krause (Charmed), Alice Krige (Ghost Story), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks) with cameos from Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Joe Dante (Gremlins), and Clive Barker (Nightbreed).

Movie Review: OVERLORD (2018)

Movie Review: OVERLORD (2018)

OVERLORD, the latest film from Australian director Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), is an example of horror at its finest incorporating the ever satisfying visual of Nazi’s being punched with the dial turned to 10 for extreme bloodshed. The film stars Jovan Adepo (HBO’s The Leftovers), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!), Mathilde Ollivier (The Misfortunes of François Jane), and Pilou Asbæk (HBO’s Game of Thrones).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SLENDER MAN (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SLENDER MAN (2018)

SLENDER MAN, the latest film from Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard), is a disastrous take on the highly popular Slenderman creepypasta created by Victor Surge. The film stars Joey King (Wish Upon, The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”), Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil), and Javier Botet (It).


Movie Review: SUSPIRIA (2018)

Movie Review: SUSPIRIA (2018)

SUSPIRIA, the latest film from director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), is nothing short of a visual masterpiece that not only pays respect to the original Argento film but manages to also be its own creation. The film stars Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In), and Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: TWILIGHT (2008)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: TWILIGHT (2008)

TWILIGHT, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen), and based off the ridiculously popular book of the same name, is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary with a new 4K release. Based off of the series by Stephanie Meyer, the book, and subsequently the movies, centers around a young woman who falls in love with a vampire and the consequences that befall their choices and the dangers that surround them. The film stars Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper), Robert Pattinson (Good Time), Billy Burke (Lights Out), and Taylor Lautner (Abduction).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SCREAM FOR HELP (1984)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SCREAM FOR HELP (1984)

SCREAM FOR HELP is the 1984 thriller from director Michael Winner (Death Wish, The Sentinel), written by Tom Holland (Fright Night), that centers around a teenage girl convinced that her stepfather is trying to kill her mother. The film stars Rachael Kelly (As the World Turns), Marie Masters (As the World Turns), David Allen Brooks (Manhunter), and Rocco Sisto (Donnie Brasco).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SKYSCRAPER (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SKYSCRAPER (2018)

SKYSCRAPER, the latest film from Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence), proves once and for all that nothing can stop Dwayne Johnson, not even when the tallest building in the world has caught fire with his family trapped inside. The film stars Dwayne Johnson (Rampage), Neve Campbell (Scream), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black), McKenna Roberts (Timeless), Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders), Roland Møller (Atomic Blonde) and Chin Han (Ghost in the Shell). 

Fantastic Fest Movie Review: HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS (2018)

Fantastic Fest Movie Review: HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS (2018)

HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS is the feature film debut from writer/director Sonia Escolano that centers around a vicious cult leader and her followers and the doubt that snakes its way into their lives. The films stars Eudald Font (The Hunter’s Prayer), Haydée Lysander (Black Hollow Cage), Padi Padilla, Coline Charvin (Cinq minutes) Alzira Gomez (El dia de manana) and Paula Mateu in her debut film.