Tag: thriller

“Ma” Is Quite Unnerving, Frenetic Fun

HOLLYWOOD—It is Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in a role unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. I had to take a moment to come to...

“The Intruder” Is Predictable Fun

HOLLYWOOD—I really hate to say it, but I feel like the movie “The Intruder” is something I’ve already seen a trillion times before. There...

“Escape Room” Is Predictable Fun

HOLLYWOOD—Let me ask you a question: have you ever been inside an escape room? For those of you not in the know, it’s an...

“Hunter Killer” Is A Fun Adventure!

HOLLYWOOD—There is no better feeling than entering a movie with no expectations whatsoever, but to leave the theater thoroughly entertained beyond your expectations. That...

“Bad Times At The El Royale” Misses The Mark

HOLLYWOOD—When it comes to crafting a mystery/thriller it’s important to have all the right elements: interesting characters, a fun narrative and twists along the...

“Happytime Murders” Is Gross-Out Hilarity

HOLLYWOOD—There are very few films that I find somewhat appalling or as I would call it gross-out and pushes the boundaries so far that...

“Skyscraper” Lackluster Action

HOLLYWOOD—Just because you have a high-profile action star and an over-the-top premise does not guarantee you have a hit on your hands. For the...

“Fifty Shades Freed” Falters On Excitement

HOLLYWOOD—Well, the time has come to bid adieu to the saga that had women all over the world clamoring to see how the risqué...

“Wait Until Dark” Is A Suspenseful Classic!

HOLLYWOOD—Considering I am a film historian and an aspiring filmmaker, I sure have missed plenty of classic films during my life. Yes, I will...

“Split” Scares The Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Well, January is not known for having explosive weekend’s at the box-office, but this weekend was a stunner. M. Night Shyamalan latest thriller “Split”...
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