Struggling phone app developers find a magic mirror allowing access to tech developed in other universes. A decent idea, but as the characters drive for greed reveals their true characters, you’ll swear you’ve seen this story before. Passable.
Thriller based on Forsyth’s novel. Russia try to smuggle an atomic bomb in to the UK to detonate near a US air base. Only one agent suspects what is going on. Decent enough 80s cold war nuclear paranoia. A solid cast lift it but the soundtrack is awful.
One day loops forever in this inventive thriller. More Source Code than Groundhog Day, it’s elevated by Grillo, Watts and Gibson. Some endearing moments amongst the madness add heart, although the ending may leave some unsatisfied. Thumbs up.
Back from summer camp, a girl finds her mother has a perfect new boyfriend, who is probably just a little too interested in the denizens of the lake by which they live. Creepy, atmospheric and a little bit squishy. Or fishy. Take your pick.
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Single location drama centered around the unfolding paranoia of a rogue small-town militia group. A whodunnit as an ex-cop tries to uncover the perpetrator of a heinous act against local police. Tight, taut and captivating, this engages throughout. Another view here.
The second film doubles down on the body swap schtick by transporting the aging DeVito and Glover into the mix. Plenty of old people don’t understand modern tech gags and a similar standard of action as the original mean you won’t be disappointed. Fun.
A family of four con-artists worm their way into working for an affluent family. It all goes wrong. A smart take on capitalism, class and age division, yet despite the plaudits, never delivers a true gut punch leaving the viewer somewhat dissatisfied.
What if General Zod landed in Kansas instead of Kal-El? In a world of three hour epics, this super-antihero movie delivers a slim and well crafted piece of horror that asks that very question, and pleasantly, leaves you wanting more. Recommended. 🙂
Superior genre collision sees WW2 France become the setting for Nazi horror. This works mostly because it plays it straight throughout, lending a sense of weight to the schlocky second half. Great FX, excellent performances. One to watch, for sure.
A kidnapped daughter leads her brother to infiltrate the cult responsible. That sets the scene for an escalating series of events that has more in common with Evans’ VHS2 segment and the game Resident Evil 4. Recommended, but be prepared for madness.