Why HellRaiser (1987) Is a Terrible Halloween Classic, Please Burn in a Fire.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Right off the cuff: This movie sucks. Hate me if you must, but hear me out first.

It’s telling that the most mishandled horror franchise – of all time – kicked off with a sloppy affair that parallels …

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Crawl Wants to be Jaws… But Isn’t

Title: Crawl

Release: July, 2019

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer(s): Shawn Rasmussen, Michael Rasmussen

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper

This summer, stay out of Florida.

As if a destructive hurricane isn’t enough, now we got gators. Great. Nothing screams Florida stereotypes …

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Mystery and Exploration Still Rule in The Abyss. 31 Years Later

Title: The Abyss

Release: August, 1989

Director: James Cameron

Writer(s): James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

After two massive blockbuster hits with The Terminator and Aliens, James Cameron was one of Hollywood’s hottest directors. His next …

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“Dolemite Is My Name” Features a Resurgent Eddie Murphy

Title: Dolemite is My Name

Release: October 25, 2019

Director: Craig Brewer

Writer(s): Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Tituss Burgess, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson

There once was a time when Eddie Murphy reigned supreme. From sketch …

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The Wrong Missy Surprisingly Does Not Suck (Spoiler-Free Review)

Title: The Wrong Missy

Release: May 13, 2020

Director: Tyler Spindel

Writer(s): Chris Pappas, Kevin Barnett

Starring: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson

*THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW. It does not divulge in plot or story information, but it may

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After 35 Years, Goonies STILL Never Say Die! – MODERN REWIND


Goonies never say die!

And neither do Goonies fans! The Goonies is one of the most enduring movies from the 1980s, and I get it. It’s a damn fun movie, transcending the “cult classic” moniker with timeless quotes, memorable scenes, …

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Ad Astra – Equal Parts Gorgeous and Boring

Title: Ad Astra

Release: September 20, 2019

Director: James Gray

Writer(s): James Gray, Ethan Gross

Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers.

The 2010s should be known as the decade of …

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With the Decade Ending, Let’s Talk About Movies in 2012?


Wow! What a year 2012 was for cinema-goers. With incredible blockbusters covering almost the entire spectrum of genres, it’s tough to narrow down which movie is truly the best. All of the movies on the below list are now over …

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Die Hard: Action Meets Christmas Tradition (Day #25)

Title: Die Hard

Release: July 1988

Director: John McTiernan

Writer(s): Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason

*Warning, this review may contain spoilers.

Welcome to the …

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Christmas Classic for 70+ Years (Day #24)

Title: It’s a Wonderful Life

Release: 1946

Director: Frank Capra

Writer(s): Philip Van Doren Stern (story), Francis Goodrich / Albert Hackett / Frank Capra (screenplay)

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers

*Warning, this review may

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