YOU'RE NEXT, SUBURBICON, GEOSTORM, A 3 Movie Review

You're Next thriller movie review

These three reviews, You're Next, Suburbicon and Geostorm, I don't have a ton to say about any of them, so I thought I'd pile them all into one condensed post of three movie reviews. Let's get started with the first film that surprised me with how much better it was than I expected

YOU’RE NEXT (2011) Horror Film

You’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


Geostorm stars Gerard Butler, Ed Harris and a bunch of others. It is written and directed by Dean Devlin (Independence Day Resurgence).

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.

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SUBURBICON (2017) Review


(This film doesn't even deserve the work needed to add an image!)

Suburbicon stars Matt DamonJulianne Moore & Oscar Isaac (who has very few lines) and the film takes place in the 60s, in a very white neighborhood. It's directed by George Clooney.

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.

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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%.

'Nuff said.



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  1. The trailer make suburbicon look interesting, thanks for saving me the time of going to look at it. I like nearly everything I see Matt Damon in so it's a shame if it sucks

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    1. Yep, it was pretty painful. About halfway through the film the three of us looked at each other and started trying to figure out who to blame for picking this POS film experience. IT was because of this film, that we had to cleanse our film palette and ended up watching GEOSTORM that same night (Long story) And after Suburbicon, Geostorm felt like an Oscar worthy film! (Not really, but in comparison.)

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    2. lol..
      We have 4 days off and i am going to try and catch up on some films, want to try Baby driver, Dark Tower and Planet of the apes War on DVD and Justice League at the movies if I can.

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    3. I've heard good things about Baby Driver... want to see that myself! I can vouch for Apes and JL isn't as bad as some critics make it out to be. But they've destroyed the legs it could have had, then WB cemented the leggings to sink it in the river, gangster style.

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