Review: We Need To Do Something (2021)

Review by Paul Grammatico


Natural disasters are never a fun event. Growing up in tornado country, I’ve had my fair share of severe thunderstorms, hail, and tornado watches and warnings. When I experienced a tornado, we had to huddle in the primary room in the house as there was no basement or cellar available. As the tornado ripped past our cottage, the vulnerability at the hands of mother nature along with its aftermath was something to behold. Produced by The Coven and distributed by IFC Midnight, We Need to Do Something gives us a taste of not only forces of nature and darkness that are beyond our humanity, but how a trapped family displays its dysfunction.

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Review: Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is a 2021 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween and the twelfth installment in the Halloween franchise.

The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle, who reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, with James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers again. Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and Will Patton also reprise their roles from the previous film, with Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Longstreet and Thomas Mann joining the cast amongst ‘legacy’ cast members Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards and Nancy Stephens.


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‘Chucky’ TV series Episode 1 – ‘Death By Misadventure’ review (SPOILER FREE)

 The ‘Chucky’ TV series from franchise creator Don Mancini has now launched on SYFY and Universal streaming service Peacock and we take a look at Episode One – ‘Death By Misadventure’. And don’t worry we have tried to avoid any spoilers…

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Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – coming to Amazon Prime September 17th

Inspired by true events (based on BBC Three‘s 2011 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the film adaptation of the award-winning hit West-End musical about Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager in a working class English town with a dream of life on stage.

While his classmates plan their livelihoods after graduation, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition as a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mum (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him toward his debut stage performance. But it’s not all rainbows for Jamie as his unsupportive dad (Ralph Ineson), an uninspired career advisor (Sharon Horgan), and some ignorant school kids attempt to rain on his sensational aspirations. In rousing and colourful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to be more accepting, and to see the value in facing adversity and stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight.

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BluRay Review: ‘The Father’ starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman – out August 30th

Double Academy Award® and BAFTA winning film The Father stars Anthony Hopkins in the eponymous role of a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet, such help has become essential following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
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Review – Kringle Time

Kringle Time is a new dark comedy feature debut from director Matthew Lucas, who self-produced and financed the project with writer Zan Gillies. The film is out now in North America on TVOD, BluRay & DVD from Gravitas Ventures.

When Kringles (Vernon Wells, “The Road Warrior,” “Commando”) — the singing, dancing snowman on a popular kids’ show — drops dead on live TV, a citywide crisis brings several small town characters out of the woodwork. To keep the ship afloat, a down-on-his-luck station manager named Jerry (Benny Elledge, “Happy,” “Gotham”) must don the Kringles costume himself. But the cast and crew are rooting against him, the added pressure is too much for his girlfriend (Gigi Edgley, “Farscape”), and the mayor (Jeff Wincott, “Night Heat”) won’t stop pestering him about building a pointless memorial statue. To make matters worse, the ghost of Kringles returns to haunt Jerry, revealing a dark secret that he carried to the grave. With Kringles’ reputation on the line, Jerry has to choose what his legacy will be as the man beneath the mask.

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Review: Batman – The Long Halloween, Part Two

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (Check out our review of Part 1 here) is an American animated direct-to-video superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.

This adaptation is part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line and is based on the DC Comics storyline of the same name.


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Review: Caged

Shout! Studios have release the new psychological thriller CAGED, directed by Aaron Fjellman on VOD and digital for watch-at-home. Starring Kenyan-born actor Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class, The Blacklist) the cast also includes Melora Hardin (The Office, Transparent), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile), Tony Amendola (Annabelle, Once Upon a Time), Robert R. Shafer (The Office, Psycho Cop), and James Jagger (The Outpost, Vinyl). Written by Aaron Fjellman and James “Doc” Mason and produced by Peter Kirtley, Matthew Temple, Jessa Zarubica, and Aaron Fjellman. Executive producers are Edi Gathegi and Ryan Sage.

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Review: 12 Mighty Orphans

12 Mighty Orphans is a new sports-drama epic from director Ty Roberts which is released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics and stars Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker and Robert Duvall.

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