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Scream is in one of my top two horror franchises of all time next to the Evil Dead. Though franchise long director, Wes Craven, has passed since the release of the last outing, I was excited at the announcement of a new entry. When I heard that the Ready or Not team was taking lead on this project, I only got more excited. While I’m happy to say that most of this new Scream works,...

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Though the pandemic certainly got in the way of many typical movie releases, it has been a relatively good year for the cinema. DC films within Warner Bros. have come back with what I consider to be their best comic book adaptation, Marvel has also come back by taking up thirty percent of all of 2021’s box office returns (The Wrap), and there have been plenty of surprises as well. Before we get started, there...

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Korean cinema has always had a special place in my heart. I can’t really explain why this is the case, but it is. Korean cinema has been bleeding into the US for quite some time with certain directors like Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho making films in English, along with certain films like Oldboy gaining international audiences. Though with the more recent successful releases of Parasite and Squid Game there has never been this much...

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Another Disney + show that makes you need to buy into its service so that you can stay caught up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon. While the MCU has struggled with their TV show add-ons they have been mostly enjoyable. Hawkeye is the latest outing and so far the best. With the last episode just airing last week, we thought it would be a good opportunity to give those yet to jump on a...

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Another show from Mike Flanagan? Yes, please! For those unfamiliar with Midnight Mass’s creator and director, Mike Flanagan, he has made some of the greatest horror films and shows in the past decade. His resume goes from Oculus to Doctor Sleep, and one of Netflix’s best miniseries The Haunting of Hill House. With Midnight Mass now out on Netflix, it’s easy to say that this master filmmaker has topped himself yet again while also making...

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A new phase for Marvel means a new origin story. Or the same origin story for the twentieth time. I’m not going to lie, I thought a lot was going against this movie. Marvel origin stories have had a history of struggling, to the point where it was a good thing for a new character to be introduced inside the plot an ensemble movie rather than their first solo movie (i.e. Spider-Man and Black Panther)....

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I saw Candyman in a theater with no one else in it, so I could scream for my Mother during the scary parts.  I considered the original Candyman to be an overlooked gem so I was excited when Jordan Peele announced that he was bringing back the story with Nia DaCosta writing and directing from a previous draft that he had worked on with Win Rosenfeld. Nia DaCosta can mostly stick the landing with a...

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I’m a huge James Gunn fan. Putting some previous bad Twitter jokes aside he is a hilarious writer that can put together a heartwarming story with some exhilarating action and hyper gore when called for. A couple years back Disney fired Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy over some bad tweets, Warner Brothers approached over a DC film of his choice, he choice The Suicide Squad, and eventually Disney hired him back for Guardians of...

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The Green Knight is from the acclaimed director David Lowery who attempts to adapt Gawain’s journey to find the mysterious Green Knight out of strange pride and honor. Lowery’s new film has terrific acting, music, cinematography, editing, and a strong thematic story to tie it all together in an arguably near perfect package for its intended audience. With that said, The Green Knight intended audience is a very specific one which makes it hard to...

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With the wild success of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus many have been waiting for a Marvel show to have a similar impact. Loki is a valiant effort to recreate The Mandalorian effect and does come close with strong acting, directing, and music. With that said, unrefined story structure, and sometimes rough animations get in the way.  Synopsis Loki follows a alterternate dimension version of the God of Mischief (often referred to as a Variant...