Movie Review: THE BLACK PHONE

THE BLACK PHONE poster | ©2022 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Ethan Hawke, E. Roger Mitchell, Troy Rudeseal, Miguel Cazares Mora Writers: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, based on the short story by Joe Hill Director: Scott Derrickson Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: June 24, 2022 THE BLACK PHONE is an adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story. Directed by Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote the screenplay with C. Robert Cargill, THE BLACK PHONE alternates its primary point of view between thirteen-year-old Finney (Mason Thames) and his little sister Gwen (Madeleine McGraw). It’s 1978, and Finney and Gwen live with their […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE World Premiere

Benedict Cumberbatch at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios DOCTOR STRANGE

Marvel Studios’ held the world premiere of DOCTOR STRANGE on October 20th at the El Captain Theatre in Hollywood. DOCTOR STRANGE has been number one in the box office since it opened on November 4th. DOCTOR STRANGE follows the journey of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes after a horrific car accident, which robs him of the use of his hands. Looking for a place to heal him, he discovers powerful magic in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj. Kamar-Taj is not just a center for healing, but the front line of a battle against unseen dark […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SINISTER 2

SINISTER 2 | © 2015 Gramercy Pictures

Rating: R Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Sloan, Dartanian Sloan, Lea Coco, Tate Ellington Writers: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, based on characters they created Director: Ciaran Foy Distributor: Gramercy Pictures Release Date: August  21, 2015 The original SINISTER, released in 2012, was a very good, creepy horror movie. Its writers, Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill, have scripted a sequel, SINISTER 2, that maintains the mythology while shifting the point of view around to do something new. There are meta reasons – that is, if one starts guessing why certain narrative and stylistic choices may have been […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SINISTER

SINISTER movie poster | ©2012 Summit Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D’Addario, Nicholas King, Vincent D’Onofrio Writers: Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill Director: Scott Derrickson Distributor: Summit Release Date: October 12, 2012 Sometimes a horror movie’s success can be best judged by how jumpy a viewer is on the way back to the car after the screening. SINISTER has a few strong jump scares, but mostly it’s a build of tension and what-the-hell-is-going-on-here. It has a few holes in its mythology, including just how all this got started in the first place (maybe the […]Read On »

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