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Edgar Wright's Baby Driver will premiere its trailer tomorrow!
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Horrorfan99 posted a BLOG item 7 days ago

Cry Baby Lane Review

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Cry Baby Lane has a reputation as it aired on Nickelodeon in the year 2000 for Halloween once and basically disappeared. Rumors started that the film was so scary that parents complained and the network shelved the film forever. Through persistence from the Internet, the film resurfaced in 2011 and has aired on The Splat (Nick's 90's focused channel) ever since. I didn't get to watch the film when it first aired, but I got a hold of it and watched it now and it was a decent little ghost story for kids. It plays as a strong episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Good: The movie has some good atmosphere going for it. The look of fall with the dead trees, the cemetery, the cold wind, and the abundance of dark woods help create a creepy mood. The cast is decent for this kind of film although Frank Langella is the standout by giving this movie with as cliché as it sounds gravitas. He sells the role of the undertaker and delivers a better than usual performance for this kind of movie. The film is never scary, but there are some creepy moments including the use of white eyes and the backstory of the ghost.

Bad: The big brother character can be a gigantic jerk more so than other similar characters in these movies. The lack of likability hurts the setup a bit because he is intolerable. The movie lacks a bit of sense in the way the ghost possesses people. The rules are never clearly stated which makes some of the things that happen lack sense. The character of the undertaker's assistant was unnecessary and weird for the sake of being weird. As I said before, the movie falls short of its reputation as it is not scary at all.

Overall, it belongs in the same room as Don't Look Under the Bed as a made for TV kids horror film with some merit to it. Not the scary boogeyman people built it up to be, but for a made for TV kid friendly horror movie, it does its job well.


Mood: Chillin'
Tags: 90's, Nickelodeon
Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 10 days ago

Keanu



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Directed by: Peter Atencio
Written by: Jordan Peele
Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Luis Guzmn, Will Forte, Nia Long
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Comedy
Official Site:
Plot: Key and Peele make a movie

Review:

Key and Peele are a great comedic duo as evidenced by their show and individual projects. They decided to star in a feature film and the results are fun yet feeling like it would have been better as a skit on their show.

Good: Key and Peele are funny together and their chemistry is the spark this movie has when it hits. They have fun poking holes into action movie clichés and their mockery of typical gangsta characters was funny. The supporting cast does fine, but it is all about Key and Peele here because the movie would not had worked with those two out of the picture.

Bad: It ran out of steam quickly by halfway through the movie. It felt like a Key and Peele skit extended to feature length and it showed because the energy and jokes dropped heavily as it progressed. If it was just a 15 minute skit, it would have made its point and left before overstaying its welcome. The story kept moving forward in the action comedy mold we've seen other movies do and the parody started to fade in the background.

Overall, if you are a fan of Key and Peele, this is a solid watch as it delivers more on the duo's chemistry. It loses steam about halfway and it drags a bit to the finish (along with the jokes), but it remains a fun time for a rental.

Other reviews of this film: oscarxp25 (7/10) , AlmostFamous91 (7/10) > Display all
Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 10 days ago

Why Him?



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Directed by: John Hamburg
Written by: John Hamburg
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Megan Mullally
Studio: Fox
Genre: Comedy
Official Site:
Plot: Bryan Cranston looking confused

Review:

Why Him? is another entry into the "why these actors have to lower themselves?" category of comedies. The same tired setup with the repetitive jokes that lacks wit and fun. It is mind boggingly ludicrous that Bryan Cranston couldn't get something out of this movie...[more]...

Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 10 days ago

Office Christmas Party



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Directed by: Josh Gordon
Written by: Timothy Dowling
Cast: Kate McKinnon, Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Abbey Lee
Studio: DreamWorks
Genre: Comedy
Official Site:
Plot: There's an office full of people and they have a Christmas party

Review:

Office Christmas Party is yet another one of those raunchy comedies we get every year where they get a stacked cast and deliver an average experience with the same gags we see over and over again. While that sounds like a groan fest, this one had a couple of moments to save it from being complete trash.

Good: The cast is stacked from Jennifer Aniston down to Rob Corddry. They elevate a stagnant script with some good line delivery and ad libbing. They looked like they were having a good fun therefore some of it rubbed off on me.

Bad: It was a very basic comedy. The ones that we see every year. The setup for a party and everything gets out of hand. We've seen it all before and they run through all the setups and turns we come to expect in these movies. Every actor plays up their "type" that we have seen do in other movies and the result is uneven at best.

Overall, I wouldn't call this movie terrible, but it was just mediocre. Average setup with some laughs, but a waste of a talented cast.

Horrorfan99 updated his STATUS: 14 days ago

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver will premiere its trailer tomorrow!
Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 15 days ago

The Divergent Series: Allegiant



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Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Written by: Adam Cooper
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz
Studio: Lionsgate
Genre: Adventure, Science-Fiction
Official Site:
Plot: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Review:

Allegiant is the third and hopefully final movie in the Divergent series based on the young adult novels of the same names. These films have become like the default template for a young adult film adaptation and this movie just might be the worst of them.

Good: The good is primarily on the technical aspects even though they aren't that special to begin with anyways. The film is shot well and the action is decent. Miles Teller tries to inject some humor like he did in the previous films, but it never lands.

Bad: Shailene Woodley clearly does not care to be in this movie. She's dry and disinterested the entire time which makes not caring for this movie a lot easier. The rest of the cast go through the motions as well as the plot evolves in the typical YA way of having the main character be the solution to every problem imaginable. It drags with endless scenes of people talking and talking about exposition. Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts barely get any screen time for them to try and elevate the material. A big whimper to end the series on.

Overall, the Divergent films are your basic YA novels that lacks the thrills of The Hunger Games or the intrigue of The Maze Runner. Allegiant is easily the worst by being ungodly dull and cliché.

Other reviews of this film: Moviefreak2010 (10/10) > Display all
writer19
writer19 at 05:19 AM Mar 10

godDAMN this was such a horrible flick

Horrorfan99 updated his STATUS: 16 days ago

Geostorm looks stupid, but I'm a sucker for disaster movies so I'm game.
Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 20 days ago

The Huntsman: Winter's War



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Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Written by: Frank Darabont
Cast: Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Official Site:
Plot: Jessica Chastain struggles with a Scottish accent and Theron eats more scenery

Review:

Snow White and the Huntsman was one of the earlier films to adapt a well known fairy tale into a live action film focusing on more adult themes. Aside from Charlize Theron chewing scenery, there wasn't much there to make it stand out and it drifting into obscurity. Now we have the unnecessary sequel focusing on the Huntsman character and it definitely is livelier than the original. It is just as bland as well...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: acerky (6/10) , cobb (5/10) > Display all
cerealkiller182
cerealkiller182 at 02:48 AM Mar 05

I sort of like Hemsworth as the character, I like that it is a sword-and-sandal version of a blue collar hero. But the movies just generally suck

Horrorfan99 posted a BLOG item 24 days ago

Oscar Winner Emma Stone

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Crazy to see her go from Superbad to Oscar Winner. Well deserved.


Mood: Happy
writer19
writer19 at 04:50 AM Mar 01

yup she looks dang good with the short gold man

Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 05:45 AM Mar 02

Nice picture!

BATeMAN
BATeMAN at 10:20 PM Mar 02

Ohh lovely.

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Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 25 days ago

Sausage Party



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Directed by: Greg Tiernan
Written by: Seth Rogen
Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Conrad Vernon, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride
Studio: Sony
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Official Site:
Plot: Food talk about religion and have sex

Review:

Sausage Party had a couple things going for it: a great cast and an interesting premise. It would surely be successful as another turn of the Toy Story formula with an R rated edge. However, it limped all the way to the finish with an over reliance of crude humor that rarely hits and a message that is heavy handed.

Good: I like the look of the film despite the designs being fairly generic. Props for the cast that provide some good voicework with Nick Kroll the shining star as Douche. The premise was interesting with its discussion on religion and belief. Some of the humor was worthy of a laugh mostly from Douche's over the top antics.

Bad: The film's humor for the most part fell on its face. It was just a lot of crude humor with the focus on cursing for the sake of cursing. There is a pile on of sex and race jokes that try to be offensive, but they ended up being typical of its kind. The message of religion and racism was admiring for this kind of movie, but it was overbearing mostly like a sledgehammer that loses to its effect.

Overall, while it has some good jokes and a game cast, it falls on its face with its commentary and crude humor that falters no matter how crazy the ending is.

Other reviews of this film: Moviefreak2010 (10/10) , cobb (5/10) > Display all
TJLunsford
TJLunsford at 07:50 AM Feb 28

100% agree with this review

Horrorfan99 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 25 days ago

Arrival



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Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Written by: Eric Heisserer
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Science-Fiction
Official Site:
Plot: Aliens arrive on Earth and try to talk with humans

Review:

Denis Villeneuve is rising through the ranks of directors with his films Prisoners and Sicario. Now he heads into science fiction with Arrival that hearkens back to the heavy sci-fi films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It showcases an aspect of alien invasion film that is rarely explored: language. Add a fantastic performances from Adams, great effects, and a ever evolving plot makes this one of the best films of 2016...[more]...

Other reviews of this film: lukearmy7 (5/10) , LelekPL (7/10) > Display all
Horrorfan99 updated his STATUS: 26 days ago

Dammit Amy Adams. You might've gotten snubbed, but you won the night.
Horrorfan99 updated his STATUS: 27 days ago

Bill Paxton's death is hitting me in a personal spot because Twister is one of my favorite movies. Helped further push my love for meteorology and probably saw that movie 50 times as a kid. I connect a lot of the movie to him and Helen Hunt. Plus, as I got older, I just liked the guy. It was always a pleasure to see him pop up in a movie.
cobb
cobb at 06:18 PM Feb 26

twister is great.been a fan ever since

Horrorfan99 updated his STATUS: 27 days ago

Fuck. Bill Paxton passed away.
Horrorfan99 updated his STATUS: 27 days ago

So far I've seen Manchester By The Sea, La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight and they've all been great. I've got five more Best Picture nods to go, but right now this batch of films has been fantastic.
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