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Pet Sematary Review

Pet Sematary, based on the novel by horror master Stephen King, runs two-minutes less than the 1989 original for which King penned the script. This version is a fast-paced dive into the macabre with a constantly unnerving mood, jump scares galore and fantastic performances. A big change to the source material may annoy purists, but either way this 2019 release could have used more character development to truly deliver it’s final punch.

US Review

US is about you and I, it's about the U.S and it's about all of human civilization. Although Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out wore its theme on its sleeve and was transparent with its story of racism in American, US wears its theme with a thin-veil, but the most obvious thematic story being told is one of workers class in American, and ultimately the world over. And yeah, it's scary.

Happy Death Day Review

Happy Death Day, directed by Christopher Landon (who previously worked on a lot of The Paranormal Activity films), wears its inspiration on its sleeve. The Universal logo opens and blinks out before restarting three times over -- it’s cute at best. Yes! This is a horror movie inspired so very obviously by Groundhog Day.

Blade Runner 2049 Review

My head was swirling as I left the cinema having just watched Blade Runner 2049. I sat in my car for 10 minutes just to process the film I had just watched -- pondering its beauty, its brutality and working my mind through the many questions it had left me. This is the sign of an amazing film -- an amazing piece of art -- that has your body overcome with a euphoria like I had, left wanting to dissect its pieces, for all the right reasons.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

For the second time Vin Diesel has returned to a franchise he skipped out on originally. Ice Cube may have stepped in for the second xXx film, and they may have explained that Xander died in that film... but forget about it! It was, of course, a faked death and Xander has been globe trotting around the world without anyone being able to find him. Until the plot of this film requires Toni Collette's Jane Marke to find him, at which point they find him very quickly to bring him out of retirement. The xXx program is again in action.