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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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Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’

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In the Shadow of the Moon

Netflix is gearing up for the Halloween season with the arrival of their new psychological thriller, ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’, by dropping a brand new trailer.

The film is described as; “a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.”

Starring Michael C. Hall, Bokeem Woodbine, Rudi Dharmalingam, Rachel Keller and Cleopatra Coleman, the film is about: “In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.”

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Shudder Releases Trailer for ‘Blood Machines’

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Blood Machines

Ready for a mind-trip?

Shudder has dropped a brand new trailer for ‘Blood Machines’, the upcoming sci-fi film that is generating buzz due to it’s crazy-looking trailer, released by Collider.

Per Collider: “Created by Seth Ickerman and Carpenter Brut, who spent a decade creating their imagery, Blood Machines is a crowd-funded English language French production that follows two space hunters who witness a mystical phenomenon when they see the ghost of a young woman crawl out of a machine they destroyed.”

“The film follows two space hunters tracking down a machine trying to free itself. After taking it down, they witness a mystical phenomenon: the ghost of a young woman pulls itself out of the carcass, as if the spaceship had a soul…”

Check out the insane trailer below:

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New Trailer Released for ‘Along Came the Devil 2’

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Along Came the Devil 2

A brand new trailer has arrived for Jason Devan’s upcoming film ‘Along Came the Devil 2’, which is set to arrive this Halloween season.

According to the synopsis: “After receiving an unsettling voicemail, Jordan (Laura Slade Wiggins) returns home, looking for answers, only to find her estranged father and even more questions. A demonic force has attached itself to the town and no one is safe. The only one who seems to know anything is the small town’s Reverend.”

The film is set to arrive, via Gravitas Ventures, on October 11th.

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