Tag: Mystery

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Time for a Reel INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY review

Insidious: The Last Key review

We kick off the new year with a familiar story. The Insidious franchise has managed to stay relevant enough to garner continuous deeper plot explorations. Labeling the additional movies as sequels or even prequels would be incorrect. Blumhouse has taken a very interesting approach with the supernatural horror franchise. Rather than a linear continuation that …

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Time for a Reel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS review

Murder on the Orient Express review

Renowned author Agatha Christie has been celebrated as the world’s best-selling author of all time. Most of her works were of the detective novel variety with fictional detective Hercule Poirot at the center of many of these intriguing stories. Of all of her novels (66 to be exact), Murder on the Orient Express which was …

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Time for a Reel SUBURBICON review

Suburbicon review

When it comes to the Coen Brothers, guessing whether or not their works will be successful is about as unpredictable as their plots. Gauging their box office impact, Joel and Ethan Coen have had their highs (True Grit (2010)) and they’ve certainly had their lows (Intolerable Cruelty (2003)). While many mainstream critics fawn over the …

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Time for a Reel HAPPY DEATH DAY review

Happy Death Day

Live. Die. Repeat. Do you happen to remember Tom Cruise’s 2014 sci-fi action adventure, Edge of Tomorrow? It was a damn good movie that suffered from an unfortunate marketing identity crisis. The title did not fit with what the film was trying to portray, worse yet, the studio couldn’t quite settle on a title. As …

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Time for a Reel WIND RIVER review

Taylor Sheridan has quickly made quite the name for himself over the last three years, specifically in the area of gritty dramas. Wind River is only his third credit in the writing chair. The other two were Sicario (2015) and Hell or High Water (2016), both of which had viewers on the edges of their …

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Time for a Reel ANNABELLE: CREATION review

Annabelle: Creation review

Warner Bros. may seem focused on building up their superhero blockbuster connected movie universe in the form of the DC Extended Universe but they’re low key succeeding in this mindset on an entirely front. Rather than retelling the well-known (true) story of The Amityville Horror for the millionth time, they instead focused on another story …

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Time for a Reel ATOMIC BLONDE review

Atomic Blonde review

The The Coldest City is a the first book of a trilogy of graphic novels written by Anthony Johnson. The novel did “okay” in the department of success but never set the world on fire. Director David Leitch has a unique opportunity here to make a movie that’s actually better than the book. The question …

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Time for a Reel IT COMES AT NIGHT review

It Comes at Night review

When it comes to horror movies, expectations can mean everything. I suppose that can be said with any genre but it feels like the weight is heavier when it comes to these types of films. As it stands, a good horror movie is hard to come by. Expect too much and you’re often left feeling …