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REVIEW: Child’s Play

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While we are a bit late to the party, we did get a chance to take in the new ‘Child’s Play’, which dropped on June 21st.

Starring Aubrey Plaza (Karen), Gabriel Bateman (Andy), and Mark Hamill (Chucky) the film tries it’s hand on modernizing the 80s horror classic.

The concept of a modern Buddi doll is brilliant. A walking, interactive, and intelligent AI that can control multiple things in your home, and can help in life, gives a very strong, fresh spin on the tale.

Now, the film starts off by rushing and bumbling it’s way to the reason why Chucky is cursed, and while it’s nice that it didn’t involve any curses, it still fell very flat and seemed rather brushed aside, a big flaw.

Something a bit more detailed, and with some substance to make me care about the process would have benefited this movie in the long-run.

Despite the bumpy start, the rest of the movie plays out smoothly, and although it isn’t anything to write home about, aside from the strong concept, it checks enough boxes to earn a decent rating, basically due to Hamill’s performance, which worked so well.

I just wish there was a bit more meat on the bone.

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Despite the bumpy start, the rest of the movie plays out smoothly, and although it isn't anything to write home about, aside from the strong concept, it checks enough boxes to earn a decent rating, basically due to Hamill's performance, which worked so well.
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‘American Horror Story: 1984’ Cast Dons 80s-Themed Clothing in New Video

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A new video has emerged that unveils the cast of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, which premiers on FX on September 18th.

The video features the cast of the show all donning their 80s style clothing to hype the new season.

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Jim Carrey Takes on Role of Jack Torrance in “Deepfake” Video

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When it comes to ‘The Shining’, the cult classic continues to shock audiences even today, decades after it’s release.

But now, new technology is putting a new-age spin on the Stanley Kubrick classic, particularly the role played by Jack Nicholson, Jack Torrance.

In a viral video from ‘Ctrl Shift Face’, the “Deepfake” technology is used to cast Jim Carrey in the iconic role.

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‘Blood Paradise’ Clip Drops

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A brand new clip from the upcoming film ‘Blood Paradise’ gives fans a glimpse into the kind of brutality that is in store when the film officially arrives.

According to the synopsis: “Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous farm life can be.”

Check out the clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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