Winchester is a Well Made Film That Wanted to be Scary But Just Wasn’t (Review)

Winchester is a Well Made Film That Wanted to be Scary But Just Wasn’t (Review)

Winchester is the second Horror movie of 2018, which makes me happy.  We need more good horror and I had such high hopes for it.   But the fact that it did not provide advanced screenings did not bode well. What did you have to hide, Winchester?  Given that and the abominably low ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB, I ended up really just wanting to know why this movie was so bad.   Why all the hate?  Is it just that critics get pissy because they don’t get to see advanced screenings?  Were the special effects bad?  I mean, how could you mess up a movie based on a such a good real-life ghost story?  The only movie I’ve seen botch a premise that perfect was A Dog’s Purpose.  What are the odds it would happen twice in a decade? Read more

Eye in the Sky: White Knuckled, Had-to-remember-to-Breathe Suspense [Review]

Eye in the Sky: White Knuckled, Had-to-remember-to-Breathe Suspense [Review]

Eye in the Sky is not my genre.  It involves the military, which doesn’t interest me much.  It’s not animated, the color saturation is low.  But it was either this or some god movie so I decided to give Eye in the Sky a chance.  Usually when I venture off-genre I learn something important –  like how a film that doesn’t involve magic, aliens, talking animals or Mark Wahlberg can be any good.   That’s just what happened here.

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