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REVIEW: I Am Mother

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Over the past month I got to enjoy a few movies and am just getting to providing their reviews now, which includes Netflix’s ‘I Am Mother’.

It’s hard to pinpoint the why, but Rose Byrne’s vocal performance as the voice of mother was so fluidly impactful throughout the film that I cannot heap enough praise on how well it fit into the telling of the story.

From her caring and soft tone, even when delivering veiled threats, Mother is a voice that doesn’t show her hand, despite suspicion.

Daughter (Clara Rugaard-Larsen) seems eager to connect with Woman (Hilary Swank) who uses her own tactics of manipulation to steer Daughter where she wants her to go, for her own benefit.

The movie immediately puts the audience on defense, and in the position to judge every interaction, regardless of significance, as they try to decide which party is in the “right” without a true moral compass set in the movie’s environment.

Netflix really hit this one out of the park, because regardless of whom you side with throughout the film the unfolding events really challenge your position, and in the end you cannot help feeling misled in some way, shape or form.

A complete homerun for Netflix, with brilliant performances abound.

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The movie immediately puts the audience on defense, and in the position to judge every interaction, regardless of significance, as they try to decide which party is in the "right" without a true moral compass set in the movie's environment.
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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Ben Stiller’s ‘Severance’ Arriving Next Month on Apple TV+

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Severance

Ben Stiller will be behind the camera for a brand new thriller series that will air exclusively on Apple TV+, as the Still directed ‘Severance’ will make it’s debut on February 18th, 2022, with new episodes airing each Friday.

Starring Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Walken, and John Turturro, the film’s new trailer is available below.

According to the rundown: “Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in ‘work-life balance’ is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself. ”

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Netflix Drops Teaser for ‘Vikings: Valhalla’

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Vikings: Valhalla

Netflix is progressing the story 100 years with their new series ‘Vikings: Valhalla’, which takes place a century after the end of the original series, and it will make it’s arrival on February 25th, 2022.

According to the official synopsis: “Set over a thousand years ago in the early 11th century, “Vikings: Valhalla” chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived — the legendary explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his fiery and headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson), and the ambitious Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter).

“As tensions between the Vikings and the English royals reach a bloody breaking point and as the Vikings themselves clash over their conflicting Christian and pagan beliefs, these three Vikings begin an epic journey that will take them across oceans and through battlefields, from Kattegat to England and beyond, as they fight for survival and glory.”

The series also stars Bradley Freegard, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Caroline Henderson, Laura Berlin, and David Oakes.

Check out the teaser below:

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Trailer Arrives for Robert Rippberger’s ‘Those Who Walk Away’

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Those Who Walk Away

Director Robert Rippberger is preparing for the arrival of his new horror ‘Those Who Walk Away’ which is slated to hit limited theaters on on VOD platforms next month on February 11th, and a new trailer has arrived to build the hype.

According to the official summary: “Those Who Walk Away follows Max and Avery (Booboo Stewart and Scarlett Sperduto) on their first date. After meeting on a social media app, their evening takes a perilous turn when they end up at a local haunted house, the home of ‘Rotcreep’, a sinister creature that rots your body and soul with one touch. As the night turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse Max and Avery begin to realize the trauma they share may either save them or erupt into an unforgettable nightmare.”

Check out the official trailer below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

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