TrailerWatch “Spiral: From the Book of Saw” teaser is here!

And y’all, it look like Chris Rock and company has NAILED IT. Saw this when I hit Fantasy Island today (okay enough for fans of Blum and/or the original show; mini review forthcoming) and I bounced in my seat. It’s looking like a very good entry/rehab of the series, which let’s face it has been circling the “been-there” drain of late. Synopsis!

Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly trapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw hits theaters May 15th, 2020.

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Where to watch this year’s #OscarShorts (if you can’t get to a theater)

Though I strongly urge you to try and catch these films on the big screen, as this year’s nominees are a particularly amazing collection, I get that not everyone has the time.Luckily, Refinery29 has you covered, collecting most of the noms available for viewing into a great list.Me? A taste of my thoughts, after catching them during the Cinemark Oscar Showcase… Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Sonic the Hedgehog”!

C’mon. You know you love him. And now that The Uncanny Valley has been washed away, this is looking really fun. Synopsis!

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

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“Birds of Prey” looks into Harley’s brain – and it’s glittery rainbow chaos

“Call me dumb. I have a PhD, motherfucker!”

Story: Harley has finally given Puddin’ the ol’ heave-ho (or at least that’s what she’s going with…) But flying solo has it’s drawbacks; everyone she’s upset over the years now knows Mistah J doesn’t have her back any longer. What’s a gal who’s trying to start over to do? Why, adopt a hyena, grab a glitter gun, and eat the best egg sandwich EVER. (Okay, so two outta three ain’t bad.)

Genre I’d put it in: Violently Adorable Acid Flashbacks

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Based on the character from DC Comics, second film in the DCEU that features Dr. Quinzel.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza – “Downhill”!

Okay, so we haven’t gotten much snow yet this winter (HUZZAH)… But I’ve got passes for a winter comedy! Synopsis!

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy.

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Elsewhere Review – Nestlé’s Kumamon Ikinari Dango KitKat

Originally published at The Green Man Review!

Who doesn’t love it when someone brings strange flavors of KitKats to a party? NO I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE. Friends either coming back from Japan, or hitting up the local cool Asian market on just the right day; it’s always a good time. This go-round, I was that friend hitting the H Mart at exactly the right time. Or the wrong one, depending. What I’m saying is that I’d seen their delicious Matcha flavor…but missed out by not picking them up immediately. So here we are, with dango “flavored” candies as a consolation prize. And to quote an old meme, I am disappoint. Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island” drops their final trailer, and releases new poster

Gotta admit I’m stoked for this film. I was a wee one when the TV show aired, and while I was rarely allowed to stay up late enough to watch it early on, the blend of chills and morality tales had my heart go a-pitter-pat. Of course this being a Blumhouse joint things will be a lot more spooky (and probably a whole lot bloodier…well, as bloody as PG-13 can be, anywho.) But hey, synopsis!

In Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

With Blumhouse putting their spin on The Invisible Man later this year, it looks like this company is aiming to be the place for reboots of retro genre favorites. Touch down on Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island – IF YOU DARE – on Valentine’s Day, 2020. Hey, I think it’s a great opening day date. Who doesn’t love a tropical island getaway?

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