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Concluding the Saw Saga for now (Jigsaw and Spiral reviews)

The end is only the beginning Saw was never going to end and remain that way; at its lowest point, which was Saw VI, individual titles made six times their budget at least, with the “final” movie making 136 million dollars from a 20 million budget. Only the latest movie, Spiral, made 37 million from […]

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Rewatching and ranking the entire Saw franchise to prepare for Spiral

Want to play a game? The first Saw movie was a surprise hit. The (then) up-and-comers filmmakers took a budget of around a million and brought back an excess of 100 of millions in returns. They went on to do great things with both working on the Insidious franchise, while James Wan making the Conjuring […]

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The Father movie review

The Father is written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his playwright from 2012, and stars Sir Anthony Hopkins; it is about an elder Londoner struggling with dementia. As he struggles with accepting this disease, his daughter Anne informs him of her decision to move away. You don’t need me to tell you this […]

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The 1 to 5 on movies: Prime Time

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]

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F9 is the dividing point of the franchise

They’ve made their choice; are you in or out? When I walked out of the crowded theater the first time I saw F9, I felt a bit awkward; the full screening had an audibly good reaction to the movie, a better one than I had. I was wondering why; out of all the staff involved […]

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Awake movie discussion

I always applaud a movie that has the guts to give such an easy to pick on title; you already see negative reviews going for the “snooze button” takedowns and I always feel like there is an inclination to make a movie seem worse than it is just to use those opportunities to their best […]

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A Quiet Place: Part Two review

As the movie industry keeps edging closer to normality, the summer’s first big winner has been revealed; the sequel to the much beloved Quiet Place becomes the first movie to break the 100 million barrier in the US with the worldwide audience embracing it as well. It’s a smash hit, like the way movies used […]

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The Conjuring: The Devil made me do it review

Finally, after months of waiting, I got to see a movie in a movie theater! For those who forgot, a movie theater is a place with big screens, big speakers, comfy seats, and tasty treats, where strangers gather to watch movies – and what better movie to watch in a big, dark, cold room with […]

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The 1 to 5 on movies: The Woman in the Window

This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]

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Maria Versus Furie

Furie wins. Thank you for reading! Once again, I am inclined to compare and contrast two similar movies with their difference being one works and the other fails at almost everything it tries. This time, I’ll focus on two martial-arts, female-lead action movies with roughly the same plot and same “limitations”, but end up with […]