New ‘Candyman’ Lacks Buzz or Scares (Review)

New ‘Candyman’ Lacks Buzz or Scares (Review)

One of the most promising things when it comes to film right now is the idea of “spiritual sequels” to successful horror movies from decades ago. This first started with 2018’s Halloween, which turned out to be a Grade-A sequel to the 1978 classic. Last month, it was announced that Universal Pictures was making a spiritual sequel to the mega-hit 1973 horror film The Exorcist that will star Leslie Odom Jr; this too can be great given the right script and direction. Right now, Universal is the only studio to go down this path of reintroducing horror icons years and years later. I love the concept of bringing these franchises to the present with the mythology intact because there’s so much you can do. And now, we are presented with another spiritual sequel in the form of a Jordan Peele-produced (and co-written) sequel to 1992’s Candyman. Unfortunately, however, this Candyman is anything but thrilling or buzzworthy. 

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The Trial of The Chicago 7 is Sorkin’s Masterpiece: The Most Important Drama of 2020 (Review)

The Trial of The Chicago 7 is Sorkin’s Masterpiece: The Most Important Drama of 2020 (Review)

The Trial of The Chicago 7 is a Netflix original film from writer/director Aaron Sorkin. The film is now streaming and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen IISacha Baron CohenDaniel FlahertyJoseph Gordon-LevittMichael KeatonFrank LangellaJohn Carroll LynchEddie RedmayneNoah RobbinsMark RylanceAlex Sharp, and Jeremy Strong. Read more

Aquaman is The Fast & Furious of Superhero Movies (4K Blu-ray Review)

Aquaman is The Fast & Furious of Superhero Movies (4K Blu-ray Review)

Aquaman hits Blu-ray March 26, 2019 from director James Wan and Warner Bros. Studios/DC Comics. The film stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren and Temuera Morrison. Read more

Jordan Peele’s Terrifying ‘Us’ is the Year’s First Must-See Movie (Review)

Jordan Peele’s Terrifying ‘Us’ is the Year’s First Must-See Movie (Review)

Director Jordan Peele took the world by storm with his directorial debut, Get Out, back in 2017. The picture amassed over $255 million dollars at the box office on a $4-million dollar budget, generated social commentary, and later nabbed Peele his first-ever Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Ever since then, moviegoers and entertainment writers alike wondered what Peele would tell audiences next. Surprisingly, Peele returned to the horror genre with another original idea, Us. With the bar being set very high thanks to his previous movie, the expectations for Us were somewhat unprecedented. But thanks to confident direction and another knockout script that presents new ideas, horrors, humor, and great character development, Peele has struck gold once again. Us is the year’s first memorable movie; it’s a horror movie that will require multiple viewings to appreciate its brilliance in showing us new horrors that won’t soon leave the minds of those that step into Peele’s new story.

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