Adam Collins

Former Movie Trivia Schmoedown Singles Champion and film enthusiast.

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Dead Man
  • Blue Velvet
  • Sideways

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  • V/H/S/94

    ★★★½

  • Haunt

    ★★★

  • The Rental

    ★★★½

  • The Cellar

    ★★½

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  • The Rental

    The Rental

    ★★★½

    The Rental taps into some very real paranoia in the modern age of home sharing and thickens the tension with juicy drama between the four main characters. The escalation of the plot is expertly paced and I really appreciated its subversive turns. I support Dave Franco directing more horror because this debut was creepy, fun, and compelling to watch.

  • Haunt

    Haunt

    ★★★

    Haunt is not only superior to Hellfest, it reminded me that seemingly exhausted premises such as “the local amusement park haunt will actually kill you” motif can still be fresh and scary. The scares are set up well, the masked “actors” at the haunt are creepy and imposing, and the ensemble of hapless college students who embark on this journey are a cut above your average slasher fodder idiots. The ending is a little too cute and neat, but this one still packs a wallop.

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    Zack Snyder’s superhero behemoth is a testament to films deserving second chances. I found the 2017 version truncated yet watchable, but this iteration adds a tremendous amount of depth and delivers a genuinely intimidating villain in Darkseid who looms heavily over the entire film. Steppenwolf’s character development is another noticeable improvement and I found myself far more invested in his plight this time around. Cyborg and the Flash feel more rounded as well which infuses the Justice League with a…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    It’s not perfect, but I dug a lot about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It had some amazing visuals, a great score, one of my favorite villainous arcs thus far in the MCU, and it’s just nice to have Sam Raimi back.