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  • The Redeemer: Son of Satan!

    The Redeemer: Son of Satan!

    ½

    HoopTober 5.0 - Entry #1
    Categories - Anniversary Films (1/10)

    The Redeemer: Son of Satan is interesting in that it feels very much like a ludicrous knock-off that would come in the wake of Halloween's success, but yet was released two years prior. Also, because it's the 70's there's plenty of Satanic Panic thrown in for good measure - think if The Omen was just an inane slasher film. And for good measure, the film seems like a possible inspiration…

  • Sherlock Gnomes

    Sherlock Gnomes

    I'm not sure what I expected with this film. I've seen the trailer countless times over the past six months or so taking my daughter to countless kids' films and hearing the entire audience erupt in laughter at a lot of jokes that aren't even in the final product. I am a fan of the Sherlock Holmes brand so to speak, and thought at the very least maybe this would have a charming mystery at its center or a fun…

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  • Before I Wake

    Before I Wake

    ★★½

    The long gestating Before I Wake (shot in 2013 - sitting in studio bankruptcy hell since 2015) finally makes its official appearance on U.S. soil. This is a movie that has been sitting on the shelf, not because it was thought to be a disaster by the studio, but because the studio had financial issues that prevented the film from being released. So, no reason to go into this expecting the worst.

    However, Before I Wake, is an interesting animal.…

  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ★★★★

    Interesting premise pulled off in such a fun way. This might be my favorite Wingard film with after The Guest.