2020: The Year in Reviews (October)

No matter how strange the year is, we still gotta do the thing. You know how it works: in January I preview and guess ratings for a bunch of movies, then most of them come out over the course of the year, and then we recap it all in December. This year will be no different, though admittedly it’s a much thinner year to review than I’m used to. But, we can only review what comes out.

It started as a game for me to see how well I could guess stuff, but really, like most things on this site, it becomes a vehicle to try to get people to watch stuff. The tallying part is just for me to make it interesting. Mostly I’m just trying to tell you about all the cool stuff I saw this year.

Today we go over October.

October

On the Rocks

January’s preview:

“Sofia’s been pretty much a solid 3.5 star filmmaker over the past decade.”

“We’ll stick with that and hope we can get 4 stars out of this.”

The review:

“Sofia Coppola’s latest ode to daddy issues.”

“It’s just fun. It’s relaxed. Just a really good time. In a year like this, this was one of the few movies that gave me real joy, even though you sort of knew what the resolution was going to be.”

“It’s a comfort movie. An enjoyable time with people you like.”

* * * * (4 stars)

Final thoughts:

This movie felt like a nice cocktail next to a fire on a cold day. It was just pleasant. And in this  god forsaken year, pleasant is good.

* * * * (4 stars)

How close was I?: Off by a half-star.

Vampires vs. the Bronx

January’s preview:

3 stars. Sounds fun.”

The review:

“This was so goddamn charming.”

“It’s a real throwback movie to the kind of stuff I remember growing up with.”

“It’s also got something to say.”

“It’s just so much damn fun. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s fun, it feels like it was made with love, and, best of all, Method Man plays the local priest and that’s the greatest shit ever.”

“Do not miss this one. It’s one of the best Netflix movies the platform has to offer.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

It really is one of the most entertaining movies of the year and quite literally fun for most ages.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Off by a half-star.

Possessor

January’s preview:

3 stars.”

The review:

“David Cronenberg’s son directed this. And I guess body horror runs in the family.”

“It’s — slow. It’s got some trippy visuals and a fuck ton of body horror, but ultimately it was too slow and not interesting enough to fully care about.”

“It’s one of those where I’d say that I appreciated the filmmaking more than the story.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

That’s about it. It looked nice and was well made. I just didn’t really care past that.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Eternal Beauty

January’s preview:

3 stars.”

The review:

“The movie’s just okay. Nothing really to write home about. If you’re watching it, you’re watching it for (Sally Hawkins), but it’s not really anything I’d recommend.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

Ehh.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Save Yourselves!

January’s preview:

“Sounds fun. Sounds indie.”

3 stars.”

The review:

“I just love the idea for this movie.”

“A bit too indie, especially with regards to the ending, but it’s fun and is just a good time based on a good premise. I’m a fan of this.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I had fun with this, even if it wasn’t the greatest movie ever.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Off by a half-star.

Black Box

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“I didn’t like it at all.”

“I got absolutely nothing out of this, and I’m just gonna leave it for the people who did.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Blumhouse’s film model is based on one, maybe two movies out of ten working. The problem is, you have to watch all ten. And for me, maybe I’ll like the one that works, but even that’s a tall order.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

The Lie

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“Really generic.”

“I can see why Blumhouse dumped this on Amazon, because I think they shot it two years ago and there was no way anyone was gonna give a shit about this. (It’s not very good, in case you couldn’t tell.)”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Didn’t like it.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

The War with Grandpa

January’s preview:

“This must be terrible if it’s still not out.”

2.5 stars.”

The review:

“I mean… what did you think you were getting with this?”

“If this didn’t have Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Uma Thurman in it, no one would ever know it existed.”

“It’s based on a book, and to their credit, they did an admirable job of trying to turn it into something watchable. It’s still not good.”

“It’s one of those movies that’s trying to appeal to more people and ends up appealing to less.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I guess I’m happy these people are working, but still… no.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Hubie Halloween

January’s preview:

“This is an Adam Sandler Netflix movie.”

2.5 stars.”

The review:

“Adam Sandler Netflix movie. You know it’s bad. We all know it’s bad. They’re all bad.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Look, at this point, you know what Adam Sandler is gonna give you. The question is whether or not that does it for you.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Books of Blood

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“Who fucking cares. Evil book, people die, scary shit. Honestly not a good movie and not really worth my time.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

‘Evil people, people die, scary shit’. I can be real concise sometimes.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Charm City Kings

January’s preview:

3 stars. Let’s let the movie decide what it’s gonna be.”

The review:

“The film has a lot of charm, and all the kids in it are really good.”

“It’s not the greatest movie ever made, and goes to some pretty obvious points at times, but it’s the personality of it that shines through. That’s what makes it stand out from a lot of other stuff.”

“You really feel the characters and the location and it just feels alive. Not many movies pull that off. This one does, and it’s really worth your time.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I did like this as much as I liked the doc it’s based on (12 O’Clock Boys).

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Off by a half-star.

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

January’s preview:

3 stars.”

The review:

“Mostly it’s these alt comedy situations and nominally about people trying to catch a werewolf.”

“I suspect this won’t be for a great deal of people, but others who go for this sort of tone will really enjoy it.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

It’s perfectly enjoyable if this style of comedy is your thing.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

The 40-Year-Old Version

January’s preview:

“Sounds fun. 3.5 stars.”

The review:

“It’s a prime example of a person not getting opportunities, so they gave themselves one.”

“It’s really great. Very low budget, very personal, and very charming.”

“It’s just one of those likable movies, and even if it’s not your favorite film of the year, it’s impossible not to respect it.”

“This is the kind of movie that needs to be championed.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Seriously, this movie is wonderful.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Evil Eye

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“To this film’s credit, it features an all or almost-all South Asian cast. So good for them for that.”

“Otherwise — generic horror/psychological thriller stuff.”

“If you’re gonna make another generic horror movie, at least let other people have a go at it instead of the same twelve white people.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I respect this movie. Didn’t like it much, though.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Nocturne

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“Another generic horror movie with a premise you’ll feel like you’ve seen before.”

“Of all the Blumhouse Amazon horror movies, this was the best of them. That doesn’t mean I particularly liked it. It just means I felt it was the best made and probably the one most worth wasting your time on, if you felt like it.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

The best of a bunch I didn’t like. So I guess that’s something?

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Totally Under Control

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“If you’ve paid any sort of attention to what’s gone down — as I’m sure most of us has done, since there was so little else to do this year — you don’t really need to see this. It’s not gonna tell you much of what you don’t already know.”

“Most people don’t really need that in their lives currently, but for those in the future, this will probably be helpful.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I’m glad the doc exists, and I’m glad the administration that fucked this thing (and everything, really) up so royally is about to be gone.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

January’s preview:

“I have to imagine it’s generic kid stuff. The only question is if it’ll go 2.5 or 3.”

“Fuck it. 3 stars.”

The review:

“Quite a number of babysitting and monster hunting movies this year. Go figure.”

“It’s fun, in that kid kinda way. Most adults probably wouldn’t care for this.”

“It’s colorful, and not nearly as dumb as a lot of that pre-tween oriented stuff is nowadays.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

I enjoyed this for what it was. I imagine most people wouldn’t care, though.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Honest Thief

January’s preview:

“Stars Liam Neson, and that’s about all we need, isn’t it?”

3 stars.”

The review:

“The title is literally the movie.”

“It’s fun. The same quality as all his other thrillers, but completely watchable in every way. I like this run he’s been on, and this is for sure one of the better ones.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

I like when he makes movies that are more drama based rather than him going around and beating the shit out of people. It’s a nice trend he’s on.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

January’s preview:

“It’s Aaron Sorkin writing and directing. So I’m all in.”

4.5 stars.”

“I’m not even gonna go the standard 4 like I normally would here. I’m going 4.5. Because I want this to be in my top ten. i just feel like I know how he’s gonna write this and I cannot wait to see it.”

The review:

“It’s an Aaron Sorkin film. I love all of these.”

“I’ll watch it again in the next two weeks to see just how much I like it for this year’s purposes.”

“I’ll take a Sorkin film over most others any day of the week.”

* * * * ½ (4.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I do love me some Sorkin. I’m excited to see this one again. His movies usually grow on me.

* * * * ½ (4.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

The Devil Has a Name 

January’s preview:

“Edward James Olmos directed this. (And if it’s not good I’m gonna say he… Olmos directed it, just be warned.)”

3 stars. I like it when actors direct.”

The review:

“A movie directed by Edward James Olmos that has something to say but maybe not the right material to say it.”

“It’s watchable, but I truly have no idea what they wanted to do with this if they wanted to get their point across.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

Feels like it’s doing to much to say what it wants to say. But on a certain level, I do respect it for what it’s trying to be.

And I do like it when actors direct.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Love and Monsters

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“It’s a good premise and generally works.”

“The CGI of the monsters looks bad.”

“Somehow the better CGI gets, the worse it looks. I don’t understand how that can be, but that’s how it looks.”

“Not surprising in any way, but comforting in an odd way, because it’s a throwback to those Amblin movies of the 80s.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

It’s perfectly fun and I can’t really have asked it to be anything more than it is.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Clouds

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“It’s meant to appeal to a particular audience, and I’m not that audience. So this did absolutely nothing for me and I leave it to the people who care about this sort of stuff.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Yawn.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

The Opening Act

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“A movie about standup comedians starring standup comedians.”

“It feels more of a series of inside references for comics more than it does a film at times. But you know what? Its heart is in the right place.”

“Ultimately, this didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. Yet, it was fine.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

Perfectly okay, nothing more.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Shithouse

January’s preview:

“Sounds like it could be a nice, charming little indie.”

“I’m gonna go 3.5 stars, even though I feel like it could only be 3 in the end. But I like this sort of stuff.”

The review:

“It’s a cute, charming little rom com of sorts for a while (though it does keep trying to turn that movie on its head every chance it gets, to its credit), and then takes a turn to show you that not everything is always as tidy as movies make them seem.”

“I ultimately wish there were a little more there, but the fact that I even want more tells you that there’s enough good there that I’m not just giving up on it and would have liked to see them further the story.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I used the word charming like five times in my entire review. That’s how I know I wrote it while I was doing something else and paying zero attention to what I was saying. That’s the kind of A+ effort we give around these parts. But I did enjoy this movie. It almost lost me for a bit as it got toward the third act, but I get what it was going for and I like that it was trying to not be such a tidy rom com. Honestly good on them all around.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

American Utopia

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“I knew I was in for a good time from the opening shot of Byrne sitting on stage at a desk holding a plastic brain.”

“It’s the perfect companion piece to Stop Making Sense.”

“Stop Making Sense is for when you’re young and wild and on drugs and dancing around a theater. This is for when you’re older, sitting on your couch and remembering how fun it was when you did drugs and danced around in a theater watching Stop Making Sense.”

“Almost 40 years later, the timing is right for a lot of people.”

“If you like Stop Making Sense, this is the one you watch when you’re hungover the next day. It’s such a great companion piece.”

* * * * (4 stars)

Final thoughts:

I love this show and I love David Byrne.

* * * * (4 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Rebecca

January’s preview:

“Gonna be hard to top Hitchcock, but hey, fuck it. Let’s try.”

“The thing is… can you do this in an interesting way when it’s not 1940 and directed by Hitchcock?”

“I have to guess 3.5 stars, but there’s a good chance I only get 3 out of this.”

The review:

“So on the one hand you think, ‘They’re remaking Rebecca? Why?’ But on the other — while it is Hitchcock, and it is a gorgeous film, and it is a Best Picture winner — they’re adapting the novel, and it’s been 80 years and it’s not like it’s this hallowed movie that couldn’t ever be remade. It’s just more of a — why would you bother, sort of thing. Since the original is so good. Which I get. You don’t remake The Searchers, but Rebecca — if you want to, fine. Just don’t expect me to get anything out of it, is my feeling. And that’s what this movie is.”

Because in all three situations, much like with the film itself, I would say that the casting (Hammer, James and Scott-Thomas) is a good fit, but uninspired. And it’s because, while all three are well-suited to their roles, there’s really no casting that would be perfect just as there’s really no way you’re gonna come out of this movie thinking it was exceptional or necessary.”

“It’s a solid enough film and everything’s done well… it just didn’t need to be made, so at best I’m just gonna think it’s a perfectly fine movie and tell you to just go watch the original instead. So, okay, I guess.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Honestly that first paragraph covers it. It didn’t need to be made, but it’s not the most egregious decision you could make. That said, don’t expect me to think anything more than, “That was fine.” And it was. It was totally fine. But you’re never gonna top the original, so really you’re just left going, “It was fine. Okay.” So I guess okay.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

The Witches

January’s preview:

“Robert Zemeckis is directing, which is interesting, but also concerns me, just because what kind of weird CGI shit is he gonna use with this? Because you know he is, somewhere.”

“It’s a kids movie with some darkness to it. So Zemeckis is kinda perfect, going for that Amblin tone. This is the kind of stuff he would excel at. And it takes place in 1967, so he can get that greatest hits soundtrack in there!”

“I gotta say 3.5 stars. Zemeckis generally makes worthwhile movies, but I’m also not sure just how much I’m gonna care about this one. Were it not him, I’d say 3 straight up. So 3.5 feels like the proper amount of respect for him.”

The review:

“I was expecting it to be god awful. You just knew he was gonna put unnecessary (and questionable-looking) CGI on it, and you felt like any darkness and scariness the film was gonna have was gonna be undercut by his broader, warmer sensibilities. And all that is true.”

“This, I imagine, got absolutely terrible reviews and people instinctively hated it. And I get that. The CGI does look pretty terrible, and there’s a lot of problems to be had with it.”

“Anne Hathaway is at like a fourteen on a scale of ten. But you know what? That’s what the role called for, and I’m not gonna blame her for that. You forget that we all grew up with family movies where actors were giving these ridiculously heightened performances. That’s part of the deal.”

“And honestly — it’s just clean family fun. Not the best, but I was able to look past a lot of the bad stuff to appreciate it and get enough out of it to have been moderately entertained.”

“I will never defend this as a good movie and think it’s one of the worst of Zemeckis’ career. But honestly, tonally, this is no different than the stuff I grew up with, and even did have some shades of the dark 80s/early 90s Amblin stuff to boot.”

“So I’m fine with it (though I still hate the abundance of bad CGI), but I imagine most people won’t be.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I am fine with this and even, in a weird way, enjoyed it, despite my myriad of problems with it and the fact that it’s not even a very good movie. Does that make much sense? No. But it’s my opinion and I get to have it.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

The Empty Man

January’s preview:

“Yawn.”

2.5 stars.”

The review:

“Why would anyone make a horror movie that’s over two hours long?”

“The Exorcist is 122 minutes, and that’s pretty long for a horror movie. Your movie should never be longer than The Exorcist if the goal is to scare people.”

“If you’re doing something else with it (The Shining, if you wanna count Aliens as horror, even It counts in this), then you can go over two hours.”

“Just stop. Stop wasting our time.”

“Oh, right, the review? It was too long, I was bored and I didn’t care one bit. But you probably could have figured that when I went on that whole bit about The Exorcist.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Seriously, why would you make a horror movie longer than The Exorcist in 2020?

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Friendsgiving

January’s preview:

3 stars.”

The review:

“This is one of those movies that someone wrote and got all their friends to be in for little to no money. And that’s fine. I just didn’t like the result.”

“It’s traversing situations you feel like you’ve seen a hundred times, and there’s really not a whole lot of value here.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I won’t begrudge it, but I didn’t like it.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: Off by a half-star.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“I’m still pretty surprised that people somehow don’t know this character and fell for all this, but I guess I should never be surprised at the stupidity of Americans.”

“I was surprised at how much I did care about the storyline with him and the daughter. Especially since a lot of that felt dumb and forced for so much of the movie. And yet, when you got to the end, it was actually kinda touching.”

“Overall, it’s about how I felt about the first one — solid, lot of fun if you’re in a group, not something I ever need to see again, but perfectly entertaining in the right situation.”

“It’s not as incendiary as Who Is America was, but in terms of bringing this character back after 14 years… it’s a pretty successful movie.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

I honestly was surprised at how much I got out of this, even beyond the headlines of it all (fucking Giulani, man…).

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“If you enjoyed Western Stars and you like Springsteen, you’ll enjoy this. This is one of those situations where you know exactly what you’re getting.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Why would you not want footage of Bruce and the E Street Band recording an album?

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

Over the Moon

January’s preview:

“I’m hoping this is hand drawn and not CGI, and on that alone, I’m guessing 3.5 stars.”

“I’m so happy Glen Keane is getting his own movie.”

The review:

“The extra half-star here is for two things: the animation style felt fun and at least trying something different than the usual boring CG thing every animated film gives us nowadays. And also because it’s a film about a Chinese family and features an Asian cast in the leads.”

“The story — somewhat emotional, but ultimately more of the same in a lot of ways. But you know what? It felt personal, and it felt like they were being inclusive with other cultures and telling a story that is gonna be great for Asian children to see when they grow up in the coming years. And you can’t put a price on that.”

“It’s an admirable movie, even if it’s not the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.”

“Trust me, there’s a lot of bullshit animation that comes out every year in America. This is one of the ones that I can at least get behind, even if I didn’t love it.”

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

3-star movie that I’ll go the extra mile for because it’s admirable for all the right reasons. I don’t have to love this movie to support it.

* * * ½ (3.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Bad Hair

January’s preview:

“Sounds like it’ll be smart, but I can’t tell what the tone is gonna be. So I have to stick with 3 stars.”

The review:

“It’s really smart and really worth seeing.”

“Though the message only goes so far for me, since — horror movie. I generally don’t care about those or enjoy them a lot of the time.”

“I also think this one’s a bit slow and muddled at times, though its heart is firmly in the right place and I think the good does outweigh the bad.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

I know my limitations, and it’s real hard to get me to like a horror movie.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Synchronic

January’s preview:

“This is by Benson and Moorehead.”

3.5 stars on that alone. I like how they make movies.”

The review:

Haven’t seen this yet, but it’s out on VOD in three weeks, so I’ll see it then and… who am I kidding, I’ll almost certainly not update this page. But let’s just assume I enjoyed it because it’s Benson and Moorehead and I like their other stuff.

And go watch Spring while you’re at it. It’s incredible.

Final thoughts:

How close was I?:

Holidate

January’s preview:

“In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this is a Netflix movie.”

2.5 stars.”

The review:

“I liked the premise at least.”

“Problem is — movie’s not that good. Too badly written, too generic, too much over-the-top comedy and simply not a very good movie.”

“This joins the ranks of all the other forgettable Netflix rom coms. For every really good one there is, you get 5 bad ones. This is one of the bad ones.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

At least they have that title, I guess?

I also love how sassy I was back in January with that review. I had zero fucks to give.

Still don’t, honestly.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

His House

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“So let me start by saying — I hate supernatural horror. I hate haunted house movies. This is both of those things. And yet — I respect the shit out of this movie.”

“It comes from a black writer-director, and represents a different, more diverse type of voice within genre filmmaking. So while I don’t really care about the movie as a film, I love that it exists. I want more voices in these tired genres. How many dumb horror movies can we let the same five people make? This at least is something different to break up the monotony.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Don’t like it, but respect the hell out of it.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

The True Adventures of Wolfboy

January’s preview:

“Sounds like an uplifting family kinda movie.”

“While I’d normally think this would be really charming and want to guess 3.5 stars, I have to say 3 stars.”

“If this really were as good as I think it could be, someone would have picked it up for release by now.”

The review:

“I was surprised this wasn’t based on anything. It felt for sure like something that would’ve been made from a kids book.”

“I respect the effort. It’s different and tries to give you something you haven’t seen before.”

“Overall, watchable and definitely worth it if you go for this sort of thing. Not great, but also not terrible. Perfectly acceptable middle-of-the-road film.”

* * * (3 stars)

Final thoughts:

Middle of the road in every way.

* * * (3 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Spell (2020) preview of Hoodoo horror flick and release news - MOVIES and MANIA

Spell

January’s preview:

“Yawn. Horror movie.”

2.5 stars.”

The review:

“No joke, the title was so generic it actually took me a minute to remember what this was about even though I saw it six weeks ago.”

“But, to their credit — all-black cast. So good on them for that.”

“Though I am kinda worried about how now the majority of all-black cast films I see are these low-rent horror-thrillers, which is starting to feel like the cinematic equivalent of the projects. Just saying. Why can’t black people get proper budgets and resources?”

“Very not good and really not worth your time. But also… kinda interested in that projects analogy, because it’s really starting to seem that way, and it’s concerning me.”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

The yawn from January about covers it.

Though I still am interested in the fact that the only all-black cast films we seem to get now are either horror movies or shitty thrillers about psycho exes or some shit like that.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: Exact.

Come Play

January’s preview:

None.

The review:

“Horror movie based on a short. And, as I’ve learned with previous horror films based on shorts, they’re cute and clever when they’re four minutes long, but they never sustain feature length.”

“It didn’t make a lick of sense and you could drive a truck through some of the plot holes in it. But hey, some people will like it, so sure.”

“What I’m finding with these movies is, people always thought they were good when they went to a theater opening weekend when they were packed. How are these faring now, on VOD, when it’s just you and maybe one or two other people? Are you actually paying attention to how bad most of them are? Or does it not matter?”

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

Final thoughts:

Didn’t like it.

* * ½ (2.5 stars)

How close was I?: N/A

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