Movie Reviews

Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

1922 Director: Zak Hilditch Screenwriter: Zak Hilditch Released: September 23, 2017 Runtime: 1h 41m Rating: TV-MA The Rundown: “A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate.” What a Wonderful World: The story is set rural Nebraska, and describes the events of the year 1922 from the…… Continue reading Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

Movie Reviews · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed Director: Mervyn Leroy Screenwriter: John Lee Mahin Released: September 12, 1956 Runtime: 2h 9m The Rundown: “Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark (William Hopper) and his wife, Christine (Nancy Kelly), dote on their pig-tailed daughter, Rhoda (Patty McCormack)—as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove (Evelyn Varden).  But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Bad Seed (1956)

Movie Reviews · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Manhunter (1986)

Manhunter Director: Michael Mann Screenwriter: Michael Mann Released: August 15, 1986 Rating: R Runtime: 2h 4m The Rundown: “FBI criminal profiler Will Graham (William L. Peterson) is called out of early retirement to assist on a serial murder case involving a killer known as the “Tooth Fairy” (Tom Noonan).  Graham enlists the help of imprisoned…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Manhunter (1986)

Book Reviews

Book Review: Final Girls, by Riley Sager

Final Girls By: Riley Sager Published: July 11, 2017 by Dutton Length: 342 pages; paperback The Rundown: “Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre.  In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants…… Continue reading Book Review: Final Girls, by Riley Sager

Movie Reviews · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Fear

Fear Director: James Foley Released: April 12, 1996 Rating: R Runtime: 1h 37m The Rundown: “When 16-year-old Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meets 23-year-old David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) at a Seattle nightclub, she falls in love.  David is exciting and charming, and despite the wide age gap, he wins over Nicole’s family—except for her workaholic father,…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Fear

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Office

Office Director: Hong Won-chan Released: August 27, 2015 The Rundown: “A man disliked by his colleagues suddenly murders his entire family.  When the investigating detective realizes the killer entered his workplace after the slayings but never exited, he suspects the man may be hiding in his office.” What a Wonderful World: The movie is set…… Continue reading Movie Review: Office

Movie Reviews · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The Ring

The Ring Director: Gore Verbinski Released: October 18, 2002 Rating: PG-13 The Rundown: “It sounds like just another urban legend—a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days.  Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Ring