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  • The Foreigner

    The Foreigner

    ★★★★

    Jackie Chan is not at the peak of his physical abilities in THE FOREIGNER. In fact, you can catch quick glimpses of the stunt double in in the movie if you're looking carefully. But here, under the direction of CASINO ROYALE's Martin Campbell, he seems at the peak of his acting abilities, where we see his everyman with special skills undergo a life-shattering tragedy at the start, and look for revenge for the rest of the film. As he silently…

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★½

    The best PG-13 slasher since THE FINAL GIRLS. (And possibly the only one). Still, this slasher spin on GROUNDHOG DAY is good fun, thanks to its ingenuity and its lead performance by Jessica Rothe as a jerk whose redemption and welfare you actually care about as she tries to find and stop her baby-masked killer so she can live through to the next day. Also, there's a good fart joke scene, too.

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  • Satan's Little Helper

    Satan's Little Helper

    ★★★½

    JUST BEFORE DAWN's Jeff Lieberman wrote and directed this twisted little horror comedy about a young boy, whose mind has been warped by his favorite video game, "Satan's Little Helper," who presumes a man in a mask on Halloween is in fact the Devil, and they're about to reenact the game -- and that none of it is real.

    Ah, but it very much is. Unfortunately, the man is actually a cat smashing, panty-sniffing serial killer, who is more than…

  • Blood Creek

    Blood Creek

    ★★★★

    A lot of people rag on Joel Schumacher, but I don't think I'll ever be part of that camp. For every BATMAN AND ROBIN, there's a LOST BOYS or a FALLING DOWN or a PHONE BOOTH or a BLOOD CREEK. Hold on, you may say. What's BLOOD CREEK? It was Schumacher's last venture into horror territory, and it got more of a burial than a release by its studio. Which is too bad, because it's really damn good.

    Dominic Purcell…