YOU’RE NEXT (2011) Horror FilmYou’re Next stars Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen and directed by Adam Wingard (V/H/S, The Guest and he's set to direct the upcoming film, Godzilla vs Kong.).
The synopsis says,
“When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.”
Pulling this movie up, we didn't expect much but we found ourselves entertained instead.
The movie starts with a quick kill then the murderers move on to the target home of the film. After that, there's an intro act that seems painfully boring but once you get past that, and our victims are established, s*** hits the fan and the expected action kicks in.
Horror movies on Amazon.
But things don't go as the movie-goer might expect in this film and we're suddenly facing a few unexpected twists here and there. And they aren't bad twists.
I wish I had seen it in the theaters when it was out, but hey, better late than never.
On IMDb, it received a 6.5/10 and on Rotten Tomatoes, it received a surprising 75%.
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GEOSTORM (2017) Review
The film is a pure popcorn-fun kind of flick where the earth's climate gets so hostile that a weather control system is designed and implemented in the form of a network of satellites. But the man who built it, Jake Lawson (Butler), is so arrogant that he gets himself fired and his younger brother is put in his place. This creates all kinds of familial tension.
Three years later something starts going violent wrong with the weather control system and the only person who can fix it. The twist in the story was probably something you might expect, but how they get to it keeps it interesting.
Ed Harris films.
IMDb users gave it a 5.7/10 and Rotten Tomatoes, 14%. But it was a fun, time to kill, kind of flick.
In the end, this will be an awesome film when it comes to FX, Syfy or wherever it lands.
Psst: I love watching Ed Harris films... but have you ever noticed that when he's in a film, he's either one of the primary stars, which is usually the good guy, or that he's a quiet background character who ends up becoming a huge factor from the evil end of the spectrum? Just saying.
SUBURBICON (2017) Review
(This film doesn't even deserve the work needed to add an image!)
Gardner (Damon) is a very mundane kind of guy leading a very mundane kind of life, until the night some home invasion burglars strike and inadvertently end up killing Gardner's wife.
So while we're dealing with that story, we also watch the house behind Gardner's, where a black family moves in. Throughout the film, we watch the effect this family has on the neighborhood, asa this situation devolves ever so slowly and shows us the ugly part of our culture, from the past, showing us what close-minded people are capable of when they have the bravery of numbers.
George Clooney movies.
First, the trailers make this film look almost cute and fun. But this film is actually a very slow tale of boredom. It takes most of the first two of three acts to get to the point of the story about Gardner. By then the viewer is so painfully bored that it doesn't matter by then.
I get what Clooney was trying to say & the story he was trying to tell or show us, but he did not do a very good job delivering an entertaining product.
IMDb users gave it a 5/10 and Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 26%.
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