Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: André Øvredal

Written by: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan

Starring: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint

Runtime: 120 min

It's 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind... but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large.

It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah (Kathleen Pollard), a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time. Stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah's terrifying tome.

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Crawl (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Crawl (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Written by: Alexandre Aja, Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, George Somner

Runtime: 87 min

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father, Dave (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters.

As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Jon Watts

Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Starring: Tom Holland,

Runtime: 129 min

Our friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best friends Ned (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya), and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's (Tom Holland) plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

This is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the last movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga, after the climactic events of Avengers: Endgame.

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Annabelle Comes Home (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: Gary Dauberman

Starring: McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

Runtime: 100 min

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her "safely" behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target: the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy (McKenna Grace), and her friends.

This is the sequel to 2014’s Annabelle and 2017’s Annabelle: Creation, and it’s also the seventh installment in the The Conjuring Universe.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: Chad Stahelski

Written by: Derek Kolstad, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams, Shay Hatten

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane

Runtime: 130 min

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

I don’t have a written review for each of the previous films, but I did watch both and thoroughly enjoyed them! John Wick (2014) is one of the best movies of that year and one of the best action films ever. However, John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is a bit more convoluted and messy regarding its story and how it brings our protagonist back into the game, but the franchise’s jaw-dropping choreographed fight sequences still make it tremendously entertaining.

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Halloween (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Halloween (2018) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Written by: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle

Runtime: 109 min

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

You can read my spoiler-free review of the original here: Halloween (1978).

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Wind River (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Wind River (2017) - SPOILER-FREE Review

Written and Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal

Runtime: 111 min

Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) writes and directs a thriller about a girl's murder on a Native American Reservation, which is being investigated by Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), a newbie FBI agent.

She teams up with Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a local hunter with exceptional tracking skills, a profound connection to the community and a particularly haunted past, in order to solve the mystery.

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