Author Archives: Denise

About Denise

Professional nerd. Lover of licorice.

“The Vigil” – satisfyingly scary

“It wants your pain.” Story: Yakov is an ex-Hasidic Jewish man who is trying to recover from severe trauma. He’s also broke. So when a friend in the Hasidic community asks Yakov to be a shomer – a “watchman” – … Continue reading

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Freaky Fridays – “After Midnight”

Horror, Cult Movies, Exploitation Cinema, 70s Schlock, and more! Let’s look at something cool! “I had to go away for a while. I’m sorry. I love you.” Genre: Horror Movies That Are Really Introspective Think Pieces Year Released: 2021 (though … Continue reading

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“Nomadland”

“I’m not homeless, I’m houseless… Don’t worry about me, okay?”  Story: Fern is 61 years old, and picks up seasonal work at the local Amazon warehouse. She lives out of her van, because the company tract house she used to live … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch – WTH is Disney’s “Cruella” doing?

I love Emma Stone. She’s fantastic. I’ve been a fan ever since Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. But guuuurl, WHUT. As beautifully shot and staged as this trailer is? I can’t get past the fact that this is one of the … Continue reading

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In Queue Review – “Mr. Right”

“I! Like! Turtles!” Genre: Actiony Rom-com Release Date: 2015Where I Watched: Netflix Talky Talk: This might become a VD tradition around here. Hey, I’m interrupting my night because I want to clue you in on this hidden gem immediately. That … Continue reading

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Virtual Screenining Passes: “The Mauritanian”!

Ready to get your Oscar ballot in order by catching something worthy? Because I’ve got passes for the virtual screening of The Mauritanian! Synopsis! Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Moser Roth Privat Chocolatiers’ Dark Chili Chocolate Bar

Originally published on A Green Man Review! Looking for something a bit different for this year’s Winter Chocolate Binge this month? How about something a bit…spicy? No, not that kind of spicy, I’m gonna keep it clean in this review y’all. This chocolate … Continue reading

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Screening/Virtual Pass-palooza: “Judas and the Black Messiah”!

UPDATE: apparently you can’t customize your experience through these passes. From the studio rep – “They CAN customize their experience – the movie is available all three ways – but the Fandango codes are only valid for in-theater regular shows … Continue reading

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Freaky Fridays – “As Above So Below”

Horror, Cult Movies, Exploitation Cinema, 70s Schlock, and more! Let’s look at something cool! “The only way out is down.” Genre: “In Search Of” Cave Horror Year Released: 2014 Pedigree: From John Erick Dowdle, the guy who brought us The … Continue reading

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Awards Season: Golden Globes nominees announced!

It’s that time of year y’all! Time to check out the nominees for the Golden Globes! And while 2020 was definitely not a regular year in terms of hitting the multiplex? There are a slew of excellent films, performances, and … Continue reading

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