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  • Killer Grandma

    Killer Grandma

    ★★

    Originally known as Killer In-Law has Grandma (Nana Visitor) coming to live with her family. Grandma is not the sweet, loving person she's supposed to be, she is psychotic and can snap.

    The movie is trash, but it's entertaining trash. Originally a Lifetime movie that we watched on Hulu. Stephen King is quoted as recommending this film. I'm sure he appreciated how unhinged grandma was in this film. She's a callback to King's Annie Wilkes character from Misery, only she's in grandma's skin. I liked it but can't recommend it. Just OK, but it's the good side of OK for horror fans.

  • Synchronic

    Synchronic

    ★★

    Two paramedic friends, Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) encounter various people afflicted by a designer drug called synchronic. Dennis' daughter Brianna takes the drug and disappears and Steve starts taking the drug to find her.

    FULL TEXT REVIEW - no spoilers
    VIDEO REVIEW - just left the theater, no spoilers

    Steve finds out he's dying and, upon an unexpected visit from the drug's creator, learns synchronic can allow the user to travel back in time for seven minutes.…

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    At the end of this movie the early screening audience started clapping.

    Video Review - just left the theater (no spoilers)

    Perhaps the best horror movie sequel I've ever seen because it doesn't try to be a significant rehash of what came before, it draws inspiration and excitement from the source material but it isn't a clone.

    I hoped I'd like this, because I loved The Shining novel and movie. A young, ferocious Stephen King writes a masterful novel, then…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    The one continuous camera shot might seem like a gimmick, but it's the real deal. Just try and figure out where the film is cut from the beginning. It's an engaging way to shoot this film that adds a level of depth and immersion that accentuates the overall story and creates a compelling viewing experience.

    Video Review - just left theater (no spoilers)

    It's a simple plot, yet effectively told through the camerawork and mostly two actor focus. Two soldiers,…