Month: January 2019

The Middle (Split, 2016)

After Signs, Shyalaman’s career took a hit.  Critics were brutal and try as he might, his films were not grabbing fans.  It was not until 2015’s Visit that he seemed to be picking up some steam. In Split, we meet Casey and her friends…

The Beginning (Unbreakable, 2000)

After the wild success of the Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan re-teamed with Bruce Willis for another film. Of course, everyone wanted to know what he would do next. Bruce Willis is David Dunn, a regular guy with a wife and kid whose life…

Web of Doom (Unfriended: Dark Web, 2018)

In the first film, a vengeful spirit killed a group of friends via Facebook. It was a sort of clever concept. In this low budget sequel, things are a little different. A bunch of friends are in an online skype session when Matias confesses…

UnderkKkover Brother (BlacKkKlansman, 2018)

According to Jordan Peele, it took a bit of work to convince Spike Lee to take on the role of director for this film. Well, not to much… He sent Lee a copy of the memoir of Ron Stallworth, the Black Klansman. It really…

Where the Bad Guys Go (Hotel Artemis, 2018)

In some vague near future, slightly more advanced than where we are now in a society that is collapsing in on itself, two brothers are trying to complete a heist.  Wounded, they seek the Hotel Artemis.  It is a private hospital created specifically for the…

What’s In the Box?! (Bird Box, 2018)

One day, the monsters arrived.  People seem to be taken by a force and then kill themselves. If that sounds familiar, you actually remember 2008 M. Night Shyalaman film the Happening.  That film had people committing violent suicides and people trying to flee the…

Life In Excess (Crazy Rich Asians, 2018)

In Jon Chu’s adaption of the book by Kevin Kwan, Rachel and Nick have been dating awhile. Nick invites her to go with him to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding.  What Rachel is unprepared for is the discovery that Nick comes from one…