Monday, October 9, 2017

Review - Remember the Titans

 10/9 - I suppose if one undertakes to watch a movie about high school football and race relations, one has no right to complain cliche-ridden, heavy-handed storytelling. The actors – several of whom would later go on to bigger and better things – do their best with the script. The result is an acceptable example of the genre. Mildly amusing

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Review - Cult of Chucky

After the previous entry in the series returned to the scariness of the original, I had high hopes for this round. I guess they decided scary wasn’t working out after all, because they went straight back to stupid. See if desperate

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Review - It (2017)

I’m fond of the Stephen King novel upon which this movie is based, so I was a little nervous going in. The 1990 miniseries had some serious pluses (Tim Curry) and minuses (pretty much everything else). This time around they managed to avoid screwing it up too badly. The script was a little hit-and-miss, but the production quality was equal to the task of keeping the scares from turning cheesy. The actors did a good job with their roles, which can be a real risk when working with kids. Now we’re left waiting for part two, which for some reason the studio opted to not go ahead and make. Mildly amusing