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Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
The 100 Greatest Overlooked Horror Movies (50-41)– Check out Sailor’s second half of his overlooked horror movies list!
Are Marvel Movies Cinema?– Well, are they?
Guess That Horror Image! ’90s Edition– Try your knowledge of ’90s horror with this image quiz.
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
The Thing (1982)
“A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.”
I’m not going too in-depth on this film because I will be writing about it on an upcoming feature soon. Just know I love this film and it still holds up extremely well. (5/5)
“A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.”
The American remake of the Spanish found footage film [REC] and even though it isn’t as good, it is still a fun and fast-paced film. The biggest standout in this film is Jennifer Carpenter who is just great at freaking out. (3.25/5)
The Craft (1996)
“A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.”
It has been a while since a rewatch and I enjoyed seeing all the ’90s “teen” stars. The first of the film is solid with more of a black comedy feel similar to 1988’s Heathers. It just loses its way in the second half by going over the top with the supernatural and lame effects. (3.25/5)
“A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.”
A Russian gothic horror that made Sailor’s overlooked horror movies list. The film is worth a watch for the craziness and wonderful practical effects that take place during the three nights the young priest prays over the witch. Felt like the pacing was a little uneven for my taste but the short run time and the nightmarish third-night help make this worth a watch. (3.75/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Big Mouth S3.1-6
“Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.”
This season raunchier and more hilarious than ever. I highly recommend this show if you haven’t checked it out yet.
The Good Doctor S3.1-3
“Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.”
My biggest issue with this show during the previous seasons is their focus on the side characters and their stories just not being that interesting. The show has done a better job of raising their stories to the level of the main character’s interest.
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