Weekend Fallout: Leap Year

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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. 

All four regions and the full list of 64 movies have been announced for SAW’s 1st Annual Movie Madness Tournament to determine the best movie of the 2010s. Click on the region to the movies that made it in and check back on March 1st to vote for the first round of the tournament!     Miller     Fincher     Jenkins     Coen

Count down the second half of Kane’s list of The Greatest Female Characters in Horror till you get to who is number one!

Check out Romona’s review of ‘The Incredible Jessica James’ (2017) Review



Movie: Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

“An evil ninja attempts to avenge his death from beyond the grave, by possessing an innocent woman’s body.”

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Doctor Sleep (2019)

“Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.”

I thought this was a solid follow up to one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Flannigan was able to make this world feel authentic to Kubrick’s but also able to expound upon in a believable and entertaining way. Being able to replicate that weird creepy feeling that The Shining had was what I was most worried about going into this but it was there and I really appreciated that. The score help enhance it and there was some brutality that was a pleasant surprise. It was well-paced for a two and a half hour movie although I think some fat could have been trimmed to make it a bit tighter. I was surprisingly not that sold on Ewan Mcgregor at the beginning of the film. I didn’t buy him as the junky loser he was supposed to be but I warmed up to him as the movie went on and I felt like he settled into a guy finding peace and still battling his demons. Rose the Hat was a solid character and the final showdown is worth the watch alone for lovers of the original. However, at the end of the day, it felt pretty empty and not memorable in the slightest. Nothing I feel like I would ever want to revisit. (4/5)

Lady Bird (2019)

“In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.”

The beginning was a rough start and the main character was a bit much at times but I really enjoyed her relationship with her mother. It was a bit over the top at times but overall there was a struggle there that felt realistic. I had a few chuckles and the movie is endearing. Gerwig definitely shows a lot of promise in her directorial debut. Saoirse Ronan was charming and difficult (in a good way) as Lady Bird. This was a solid film but nothing special to me. (4/5)

Night Hunter (2018)

“A weathered Lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who’s linked to years of female abductions and murders.”

I kind of wanted to like this movie. A decent premise with some solid actors that I like but this was abysmal. It definitely felt like a paycheck performance by all involved except for Alexandra Daddario who really tries but is just so pretty. There were parts where I would get somewhat engaged until there was another eye-roll inducing performance or “twist”. This was just awful all the way through to the ridiculous ending. (1.5/5)

Best of the Best (1989)

“A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country–can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?”

This is just one of those so awful it’s great movies that take me back to my childhood. Any movie with Eric Roberts in it is an instant win. Add in his ponytail, him kicking some ass and a few scenes where the director just let him do Eric Robert things, and you have a damn classic. The end fight scenes actually hold up pretty well. (Kickass/5)

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Author: Vincent Kane

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