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Tag Archive for 'Adam Wingard'

Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Seven New Indie Titles

An interesting mix of smaller movie notables this time out (T2-3D aside!) with a few films from previous weeks that I just saw in my humble effort to keep the all ardent cinefiles up to date.  (Plus the empty month of August sure has some slim pickins!)  Killer robots from the future now in 4K […]

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SDCC 2017: Death Note

I’m curious to see how fans react to Death Note, the Netflix adaptation of the popular manga coming out on August 25th. Director Adam Wingard stated that while the film is faithful, it is through his own unique vision. Surprisingly, it wasn’t approached as a straight horror film, which was apparent in the clip that was […]

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Blair Witch Haunts Blu-ray This January

Nearly two decades after documentary filmmakers vanished in the groundbreaking film The Blair Witch Project, an investigative team searches for them and the truth behind their disappearance in Blair Witch, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed filmmakers Adam Wingard […]

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‘Blair Witch’ Brings Us Back To The Woods And Back To Basics (Movie Review)

Following You’re Next and The Guest, two thrillers that received solid acclaim (but sadly not higher profits), director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett are back with the surprise that is Blair Witch. This will be mere trivia in years to come, but the film that was originally known as The Woods is actually a […]

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Kori’s Top 10 Films of 2014

Well another year has come and gone, leaving in its dust quite a year in Hollywood. We had the tragic and shocking deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the beloved Robin Williams. Sony released, pulled and re-released the controversial film, The Interview, due to cyber threats and their systems getting hacked by North Korea. This […]

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The Guest (Blu-ray Review)

You know that expression that says “you had me at hello”?  Well the same train of thought can be applied here with this title, The Guest, because it is billed as “from the creators of You’re Next.”  They really did have me at hello there – hook, line and sinker.  Even though I have never […]

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The Guest Invades Your Living Room on Blu-ray This January!

You know that expression that says “you had me at hello”?  Well the same train of thought can be applied here when this title, The Guest, because it is billed as “from the creators of You’re Next.”  They really did have me at hello there.  Even though I have not seen The Guest yet, that […]

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‘The Guest’ Was Polite And Awesome (Movie Review)

It is great to go retro, when being guided by filmmakers who know what they are doing.  Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett clearly have plenty of retro inspirations for their films.  Having found success in the realm of genre filmmaking, particularly with their previous collaboration, You’re Next, playing as a slasher film with […]

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‘You’re Next’ Serves Up The Screams and Fun on Blu-ray Next January

The award winning and critically acclaimed home invasion thriller, You’re Next, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD Ultraviolet) and DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet) January 14 (with an early Digital HD and Video on Demand window beginning December 27) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  AND I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER about this news!!!  To say I loved this […]

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Lamb Next, Tiger Next, Fox Next, ‘You’re Next’ (Movie Review)

I was just talking about the effectiveness of simplicity in another review and now we have a simple and efficiently made horror flick, titled You’re Next.  Despite having been lingering around for a couple years, this is a horror flick that has maintained its positive buzz since debuting at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival […]

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You’ll Find The “Magic” In ‘You’re Next’ This Weekend (Movie Review)

So here’s a title that I profess to know nothing about going into the press screening last Thursday night at the brand new Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline here in Austin, TX.  Now come on, how can one turn that offer down?  I said the BRAND NEW Alamo Drafthouse!  I’m probably only the 100th person to have […]

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‘V/H/S/2’ Now Ready For Playback (Movie Review)

A horror anthology is one of the easiest types of films to see as hit or miss.  Not only can some of the segments either be good, bad, or just okay, but the film itself can drag depending on how many short films we are watching and whether or not the connective tissue between each […]

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Rachel’s Rant on V/H/S – Just Seen It

Rachel channels the little ghost girl from the new horror thriller V/H/S. Starring Rachel Appelbaum. Directed by Cullen Metcalf-Kelly. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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V/H/S Movie Review – Just Seen It

Rachel, Liz and Sean comment on this found-footage horror anthology. Starring Rachel Appelbaum, Liz Manashil and Sean Wright. Directed by Amy Taylor. Synopsis: A group of misfits are hired to burglarize a desolate house. Their mission is to retrieve a rare video tape. But when they break in, they find a dead body and more than they imagined. […]

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‘V/H/S’ Brings On Grainy Anthology Horror

I love the idea of anthology horror films and wish there was more of them.  I love Creepshow, for example, and the most recent anthology horror flick that I really enjoyed, Trick r Treat, is another delightful entry as well.  I think it has to do with seeing lots of ideas packed into one feature […]

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SXSW Film Festival: ‘V/H/S’ (Movie Review)

Back when V/H/S (which, for brevity and sanity’s sake, we’re going to call VHS from here on out) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, the word on the street was that directors Ti West, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Adam Wingard, and Glenn McQuaid had crafted one helluva found-footage horror anthology:  reports had audience […]

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