Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘Orphan’: The Director of ‘The Shallows’ Explores Other Predatory Animals (review)

Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) are a married couple with two children, and are about to adopt a third. Too bad they pick Esther, a nine-year-old sociopath (Isabelle Fuhrman) who does stuff like push girls off playground equipment, kill a nun (CCH Pounder), and terrorize her adopted siblings (Jimmy Bennett, Aryana Engineer). KateContinue reading “Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘Orphan’: The Director of ‘The Shallows’ Explores Other Predatory Animals (review)”

‘Once Bitten’: Racist, Homophobic, AND Corny AF (review)

Mark (Jim Carrey) is a typical teenage boy who is currently dissatisfied by his long-time girlfriend Robin’s (Karen Kopin) refusal to have sex. While trolling for some strange with his buddies, he meets the mysterious Countess (Lauren Hutton). Unfortunately, Countess is a vampire who needs his virgin blood three times before Halloween or she losesContinue reading “‘Once Bitten’: Racist, Homophobic, AND Corny AF (review)”

‘Ouija’–‘Origin of Evil’ is Better, but This One’s Grown on Me (review)

Laine (Olivia Cooke) has just lost her friend Debbie (Shelley Hennig), who has seemingly killed herself. She longs to find out what happened, and decides that she, her sister Sarah (Ana Coto), their friend Isabelle (Bianca A. Santos), her boyfriend Trevor (Daren Kagasoff), and Debbie’s boyfriend Pete (Douglas Smith) should try to reach her withContinue reading “‘Ouija’–‘Origin of Evil’ is Better, but This One’s Grown on Me (review)”

‘The Ouija Experiment’ is Unintentionally Silly but Pleasantly Diverse (review)

Documentary/found footage style movie about Brandon (Carson Underwood), a film student making a YouTube feature about four acquaintances using a Ouija board. They are his film school buddy Shay (Belmarie Huynh), her boyfriend Calvin (Eric Window), Calvin’s sister La’Nette (Swisyzinna), and the siblings’ friend Michael (Justin Armstrong). After the group has a few too manyContinue reading “‘The Ouija Experiment’ is Unintentionally Silly but Pleasantly Diverse (review)”

‘Of Unknown Origin’: Robocop Fights Unkillable Rat–and it’s Delightful! (review)

Bart (Peter Weller) is an average businessman. When his wife Meg (Shannon Tweed) and their son (Leif Anderson) go on a trip to visit relatives, he’s left alone—until a rat shows up. He tries multiple methods to get rid of it, but since the animal is some kind of evil rat genius, poison, traps, andContinue reading “‘Of Unknown Origin’: Robocop Fights Unkillable Rat–and it’s Delightful! (review)”