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Pacific Rim: Uprising follows the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), Jake (John Boyega), as he attempts to lead a rag-tag team of recruits against the kaiju. Using new Jaeger builds, the group must find a way to work together to stop the threat from wiping out humanity. Pacific Rim: Uprising Review Nothing in the Pacific Rim movies has been or ever intended to be particularly full of originality or substance. Guillermo del Toro's vision from the first film embraced the campy nature of the "source material", which was essentially a blend of every mech anime ever. It's full of terribly tacky one-liners, simplistic dialogue and plot, and great action sequences featuring giant mechs fighting

Gaming Gone Wrong

Game Night is a comedy/dark comedy featuring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler. A group of friends get together weekly for game night. But when Max's (Bateman) seemingly more successful and entertaining brother, Brooks (Chandler) is in town, he decides to one-up his brother's favorite past time and they all get more than they bargained for. With a creepy neighbor who is repeatedly uninvited (unbeknownst to him) and ties to the mob, this is, overall a hilarious, fun, and surprisingly bloody film. Game Night Review Hi, guys! My name is Amy and I saw a movie. This movie was well cast with good acting, and a ridiculously dangerous storyline. The Game Night turns into a supposed mu

Nailbiter

Nails follows an athletic trainer (Shauna Macdonald) who, upon suffering a near-fatal hit-and-run while on a jog, is placed in a hospital bed with barely any motor skills or bodily functions. As she works hard to rehabilitate herself, she is visited by a seemingly malevolent force during the night. As the entity gets closer to her with every passing night, she must find a way out of the hospital before it's too late. Nails Review Shauna Macdonald has built quite a career out of low-budget horror movies, building a reasonable reputation for being Scotland's scream queen. Known mostly for her starring role in The Descent, she also had roles in The Mutant Chronicles, Howl, Silent Night, Deadly

Shot in the Dark

Apartment 212 follows a young woman who moves into a low-end apartment complex to escape her abusive husband. After her neighbor turns up dead, she begins to receive small wounds all over her body in the middle of the night. Suffering from the wounds and sleep deprivation, she has to try and stop the malevolent force before it destroys her life. Apartment 212 Review It's important not to set expectations too high on a film with an obviously small budget and lacking the word-of-mouth of an indie festival run, but I really wanted to like this flick about a creature that slowly feasts on its victims night after night, piece by piece. I have a soft spot for creature features and monster movies,

Getting Your Id On

Mayhem follows a morally bankrupt consulting firm that quickly falls into chaos at the entire office building is infected with a virus that removes all inhibitions and heightens rage and other basic impulses. A recently betrayed lawyer (Steven Yeun) and a disgruntled client (Samara Weaving) must team up to not only survive the onslaught of violent employees and their own aggressive tendencies, but to take vengeance upon the upper management that has heartlessly destroyed lives. Mayhem Revisited Efrit was able to catch Mayhem at Telluride Horror Show while I attended other screenings. As is the case with any horror festival, it's not easy to write full reviews with so much content to take a l

Valerian Review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is inspired by the French graphic novel that follows two intergalactic special operatives that are sent on a mission to save the metropolis of Alpha. As the two work to solve the mystery of the unknown threat, they must come to terms with their own relationship. Valerian Review I haven't read the French graphic novel, but considering the accolades it has received, it's fair to say that Luc Besson's live-action take was filling some big shoes. It took too long for us to catch this scifi flick, but the early reviews didn't have us rushing to catch it. But, despite the poor reviews and obvious lack of horror, it's a pure scifi piece we have to take a

Shouldn't Put a Ring on It

Rings follows a young woman who travels to a college town in search of her missing boyfriend. She comes across a secret group of people run by a professor that is centered around the infamous Samara tape. As she uncovers a supernatural conspiracy, she has to save herself and the ones she loves from the rage of Samara. Rings Review It's hard to beat a vengeful spirit that has rules that appear to be rewritten every time one rule is bypassed. Each film in this franchise seems to retcon every previous film with every new revelation on the nature and history of Samara. Each one is more like a remake than a sequel simply by defeating the purpose of "accomplishing" anything. This increasingly irri

Gouging Out My Peepers

Jeepers Creepers 3 follows a small town's fight against the Creeper. A band of cops, along with a variety of other characters, do battle against the creature as they attempt to end its reign of terror once and for all. Jeepers Creepers 3 Review It's sad to see such a young film franchise lose its edge, originality and presence in only its third film. JC3 decided it was better off becoming a mockery of itself, rather than a progression of the Creeper concept. It seems that it is becoming more and more common that a horror fan has to admit with some level of guilt that they enjoyed Jeepers Creepers. I stand by it, however embarrassed I am supposed to feel. I think the original property was one

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