Booksmart

Go See ‘Booksmart’ or I Will Fight You

If I rattled off the synopsis of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, you’ll probably think you’ve seen it a million times over. Two graduating high school girls set out to finally break the rules and party on their last day of classes. Teenage hijinks ensue. Drugs, drinking, sex…well, yeah, all of that fun stuff happens.…

Unicorn Store

[Review]: Brie Larson’s ‘Unicorn Store’

For a talent like Brie Larson, the sky has always been the limit. Now, she’s literally soaring the skies as Captain Marvel in a small lil Marvel film called Avengers: Endgame. But before her super-powered turn and the Oscar win that made her a household name, Larson shined in modestly-budgeted indies filled with complex character…

Beetlejuice

‘Beetlejuice 2’ Is Dead

When last reported, Warner Bros. was actively developing a Beetlejuice sequel that would finally reunite director Tim Burton with the film’s star, Michael Keaton. Co-star Winona Ryder even confirmed the sequel to Seth Myers years ago. It’s been a while since the latest update, though, with the project seemingly rotting away in the afterlife waiting…

Pet Sematary

[Review]: ‘Pet Sematary’ Isn’t Bleak or Brutal Enough

If we haven’t OD’d on superhero movies by now, it’s unlikely that we’ll run out of patience for the nostalgia fuel that is the Stephen King adaptation. The latest comes from Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer and it’s a tale we’ve seen before: King’s 1983 novel Pet Sematary. Mary Lambert’s 1989 film…

destroyer

‘Destroyer’ Trailer: Guns, Gangs, Leather and Nicole Kidman

Karyn Kusama’s upcoming crime-thriller Destroyer looks extreme. If you’ve seen the director’s 2015 film, The Invitation, that probably comes as no surprise. Per the movie’s synopsis, “LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later,…

halloween

‘Halloween: Resurrection’ is Trash

In the process of taking notes for this post, I wrote down the following quote spoken by one of Halloween: Resurrection‘s main characters: “Trick or treat…motherfucker!” If that’s not enough to make you go hmmmm, you should know that line is spoken by none other than Busta Rhymes. Because Halloween: Resurrection is trash. It’s not all…