Shannon McGrew

Movie Review: GLASS (2019)

Movie Review: GLASS (2019)

GLASS, the latest film from acclaimed writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, is the third film in his superhero trilogy, following Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprise their roles as David Dunn and Elijah Price/Mr. Glass from Unbreakable with James McAvoy reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb (and his 23 personalities) from Split. The film also stars Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), and Spencer Treat Clark (Animal Kingdom).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 2 (1987)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 2 (1987)

SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 2, from director Lee Harry (Street Soldiers), is the sequel to the 1984 horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night, where we follow the now-adult Ricky as he recaps how he became a killer following his brother’s death. The film stars Eric Freeman (In Living Color), James Newman (Legally Blonde 2), Elizabeth Kaitan (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood), and Jean Miller (Capitol).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: MONSTER PARTY (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: MONSTER PARTY (2018)

MONSTER PARTY, the latest film from director Chris von Hoffmann (Drifter), centers around a group of friends who break into the wrong house inhabited by a rather peculiar family. The film stars Sam Strike (Leatherface), Virginia Gardner (2018’s Halloween), Brandon Michael Hall (Search Party), Kian Lawley (Before I Fall), Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic), Robin Tunney (The Craft), and Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck).

Movie Review: DESTROYER (2018)

Movie Review: DESTROYER (2018)

DESTROYER is the latest film from acclaimed director Karyn Kusama (The Invitation) about a burnt-out police detective trying to make peace with her deadly past during a time when she was an undercover operative. The film stars Nicole Kidman (Aquaman), Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya).

Movie Review: AQUAMAN (2018)

Movie Review: AQUAMAN (2018)

AQUAMAN, the latest film from visionary director James Wan, properly introduces audiences to Arthur Curry, a half breed heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. AQUAMAN is the sixth superhero film in the DC Extended Universe and stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), Amber Heard (Machete Kills), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down), and Nicole Kidman (Destroyer).

Movie Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018)

Movie Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018)

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is the latest film from auteur filmmaker Lars Von Trier (Antichrist) and is a sucker punch to the face that never lets up throughout the 2+ hour runtime. The film stars Matt Dillon (Wild Things), Bruno Ganz (The Reader), Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black), Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing), and Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SMALLFOOT (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: SMALLFOOT (2018)

SMALLFOOT is the latest film from director/writer Karey Kirkpatrick (Imagine That) and Jason Reisig, in his first directorial debut, where Bigfoot’s come in contact with the urban legend’s of Smallfoot, aka humans. The film stars Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street), James Corden (Into the Woods), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Common (Suicide Squad).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES: REAWAKENING (2017)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES: REAWAKENING (2017)

THE HOUSE THAT NEVER DIES: REAWAKENING is the follow up to 2014’s The House That Never Dies, and is directed by Joe Chien (Zombie 108). The film is based off of an actual mansion located at No. 81 on Chaoyangmennei Street in Beijing which has been regaled with stories of its supposed hauntings. The film stars Joan Chen (Lust, Caution), Julian Cheung (The Grandmaster), and Gillian Chung (Vampire Effect).

Blu-ray/DVD Review: ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING (2018)

ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, a horror anthology from directors David and Rebekah McKendry, merges both horror and comedy, along with the Christmas spirit, in a way that I haven't seen. The film stars Graham Skipper (Beyond the Gates), Ashley Clements (“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”), Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil), Amanda Fuller (Fashionista), Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”), and Jonathan Kite (“2 Broke Girls”). 

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (2018)

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (2018)

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is the latest film from director/producer/actor Brian Henson (Muppet Treasure Island) and is a NSFK (not safe for kids) puppet film that is part dark comedy/part social commentary that features a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye and his ex-partner on the search for the person (or puppet) responsible for a string of puppet murders. The film stars Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Bridesmaids), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, The Way, Way Back), Joel McHale (Community) and Bill Barretta (2011's The Muppets).