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Review Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
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Review Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Annabelle is indeed the anomaly of The Conjuring universe based on the fictionalized life of paranormal couple, The Warrens. After making a harrowing debut back in The Conjuring, the evil porcelain doll was later lambasted for the faulty standalone movie back in 2014; however, its prequel, Annabelle: Creation (2017) bounces harder and provides a hell of a ride that makes this doll necessarily scary again. The third movie (this sub-franchise has surprisingly surpassed the core-franchise), Annabelle Comes Home written and directed by first-time director yet long-time Conjuring writer (the first two Annabelle movies & The Nun), Gary Dauberman, might not be as frightening as Creation but it’s undeniably the most fun. (more…)
Movie Review Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
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Movie Review Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Movie Review Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018): Several years have passed since the kitschy Mamma Mia! (2018), where Meryl Streep teams up with all-star casts of all generations (including Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard plus younger generation casts, such as Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper) creating a campy—and tacky—musical drama about family and dream. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) brings audiences back to the Greek island, Kalokairi, where the first film commenced, for an (sadly) incomplete reunion. (more…)
Annabelle: Creation (2017) – Review
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Annabelle: Creation (2017) – Review

Review: Cast Lulu Wilson in a prequel to critically lambasted horror film and you might get a decent horror. That statement might sound silly, but if you look closely, there’s something virtuous to deduce that a ‘bad horror’ isn’t the end. Annabelle: Creation, an origin story to John Leonetti’s Conjuring spin-off, Annabelle (2014), along with Ouija: Origin of Evil—also casting Wilson, has proven that horror franchise might still have a second chance if done properly. Creation goes further before the titular demonic doll came into The Warrens’ possession, even further before the haunting of The Forms. The title itself has pre-explained what this horror is about: the genesis on how a ‘seemingly lovable’ child-friendly (which I myself doubt) doll turns into an evil carrier. Question is: would...
Alien: Covenant (2017) – Review
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Alien: Covenant (2017) – Review

Review: Intriguing how Alien: Covenant opens with a birth, a genesis, in a majestic all-white background contrasts with the franchise’ primal return to its origin. That birth accompanied by Wagner’s Entry of The Gods Into Valhalla is designed to bridge over two worlds – the stark, horror space of Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) and the odd, philosophy-heavy world of Prometheus (2012) – and continue the cycle. Of gods and men, of gods and monsters, this bleak covenant is more a continuation than a return. For the flight of Covenant, Mr. Scott amalgamates small dose of Alien’s infernal, frigid space horror with larger dose of Prometheus’ dialogue-laden, existentialism wisdom unevenly, but perfectly, to ignite nostalgia, while at the same time, connect dots. (more…)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) – Review
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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) – Review

Review: Ouija’s reputation might drown in the pit-bottom of the 2014 worst, but even so, grossing out 103 million USD from a 3-million production budget is an achievement. Consequently, skeptical thoughts are floating around when the news that this Hasbro-based horror gets a sequel (technically prequel) hits the ground. The only thing that keeps hope high for this installment is the helmer, Mike Flanagan. Breaking the ground with Absentia and refusing to get found-footage treatment to his acclaimed Oculus, Flanagan is already on track in 2016 with other two films at gunshots: a poignant home-invasion Hush and an underwhelmed fantasy horror Before I Wake. As the third entry to his filmography this year, Ouija: Origin of Evil bears a great burden to turn down skeptical thought about the pred...
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) – Review
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Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) – Review

"Not today!" Elise shouted. In 2010, Leigh Whannell and James Wan teamed up to rejuvenate horror genre in Insidious (2010)---a sleeper hit that makes horror films something people always wait for. Since then, Insidious grew as a franchise with Chapter 2 (2013) continuing the original and, finally, Chapter 3 serving as a prequel to its predecessors. (more…)

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