Review – Valley Girl (2020)

by Kevin Muller

Jessica Rothe has stated in many interviews that singing in the 2016 film La La Land was a thrill.  Before that film, the actress, who is theater trained, was only known for her acting ability, including the one that put her on the map, 2017’s Happy Death Day.  In La La Land, she was one of Emma Stone’ roommates who urged her to join them in a night out on the town, through the song “Somewhere in the Crowd.” This, along with her rising popularity, was enough for producers to get behind the idea of providing her with a starring role in a musical. Enter Valley Girl, a remake of the popular 80’s film that starred a fresh faced Nic Cage. However, in this one, it is a musical that the characters sing popular renditions of famous 80’s tunes. This would be a perfect opportunity for the actress to showcase her talents. Does this one sing like a bird or plummet to the ground?

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Review – Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

by Old King Clancy

I might have eventually got around to watching the first Happy Death Day, but amazingly enough it was the announcement of the sequel title, Happy Death Day 2U that made me seek it out because I figured a sequel title with that level of tongue-in-cheek humor must be alright. I really enjoyed the first movie thanks largely in part to Jessica Rothe’s star-making performance, so I was all in for the sequel and having now seen it, I’m happy to say it lives up to the original, not better, but if you liked the first then there’s every chance you’ll like this one too.

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Review – Happy Death Day (2017) **31 Days of Horror*

by Old King Clancy

Ever since Groundhog Day, time-loop movies have had to deal with the comparison and indeed when it was advertised, Happy Death Day looked like Groundhog Day: Slasher Style, and while that did turn out to be true, it also got some good reviews calling it an entertaining horror/comedy. With the sequel getting an official release date a few days ago, I decided to kick off this year’s October viewings with this flick and see if it was as fun as advertised.

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Review – Extinction (2018)

Netflix’s ‘Extinction’ is a Blend of B-Movie Galore and a Big Budget Blockbuster

by Nile Fortner

Extinction is a new Netflix original Sci-Fi thriller starring two actors who are fresh off some Marvel roles, Michael Pena from the latest Marvel Studios flick Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mike Colter who is fresh off  season two of Luke Cage. The film also stars Lizzy Caplan (known for Now You See Me 2) and the film is directed by Hounds of Love director Ben Young.

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