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  • Santa's Slay

    Santa's Slay

    ★★★★★

    Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus is cinematic perfection. Like a disgruntled Hells Angel forced to wear the red and white suit, he owns every scene with a snarling ferocity. Props to the writers for putting some thought into the characters' backstory and setting a mythology around it that actually makes sense. Lots of cool inventive kills AND Santa's sleigh is pulled by a buffalo - how can you go wrong? The opening scene may be the best opening of any Christmas horror film ever, which places it high in the running for best opening scene of all time.

  • Crawl

    Crawl

    ★★★

    A simple yet effective concept combining elements of animal-horror and home invasion thriller, "Crawl" is a very well-made film that puts the death roll on most films with the same idea. At times invoking tense feelings of real-life suspense while other times feeling like b-movie schlock straight from the Sci-Fi channel. I think Gators get unfairly portrayed as mindless killing machines. I once saw a gator at the zoo and it was cute - nothing like the ones depicted here!…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★

    This is the big blockbuster Godzilla film I've been waiting for! As someone who loves the old Toho classics as well as the 2014 movie which this is a sequel to, I had high hopes for KOTM and can honestly say that even though I knew what to expect, I wasn't disappointed.

    It's easy to be skeptical when it comes to Westernized versions of Kaiju, especially the biggest of them all - Godzilla. However, Legendary nailed it with this one.…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    Riveting, exciting and climatic...
    These are a few words I would use to describe the cinematic conclusion to the Apes trilogy. As the intro states, the movie begins years after the events in "Dawn", when the apes and man live amongst one another. Though it works as a standalone film, I recommend checking out the two before it if you haven't. It is an engaging story that pulls you in with strong performances and fantastic visuals.

    As a fan of…