Review – US (2019)

by Old King Clancy

I’m not sure how this review is gonna go down because a large part of me is still trying to decipher this film. After Get Out, I was very much looking forward to more of what Peele had to bring to the horror circuit and Us looked like another winner. My initial thoughts though were good, but flawed, and yet after doing some reading I’m slowly coming around to the film. I still think that Jordan Peele is one of the most interesting voices to come out of modern horror and he’s got plenty more to say, but Us might cause a bit of rift when people talk about him.

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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 – Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

by Old King Clancy

Despite not having revisited it since my initial viewing I have good memories of the first Pacific Rim, it managed to capture the awe-inspiring nature of watching giant robots fight giant monsters. The less than stellar reviews for the sequel had me disheartened, but enough goodwill had carried over and I was willing to give Uprising a shot.

Turns out I probably shouldn’t have.

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Review – The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019)

by Old King Clancy

There’s a lot of value in a name, if I see a movie called Hobo With A Shotgun, I know that I’m probably in for something violent, something ridiculous, and something fun. Or if I see a movie called 2 Fast 2 Furious, I know it’s probably “Dude-Bro Dog-Shit.” So when I got the chance to watch a movie called The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, I had all kinds of B-Movie ideas in my head about what it could be. To my surprise, the film is actually a reflective look on one man’s amazing life and the decidable un-amazing place he’s found himself in his old age. And I’m not sure how I feel about that, it’s not that the film wasn’t what I was expecting it to be, and the film itself didn’t know what it wanted to be.

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Review – Mayhem (2017)

by Old King Clancy

With the over-reliance on Rotten Tomatoes in recent years and everything being picked apart for its political standing (or lack thereof) it seems a lot of people have forgotten that not every film needs a message, some can just be an escape from reality to live out your dreams. Those dreams can be of being the strongest man in the world, or of visiting the furthest reaches of space, or in the case of Mayhem, of watching white-collar assholes get brutally murdered. And honestly, that’s all it needed to be.

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Review – The Endless (2017)

by Old King Clancy

A few years ago there was little sci-fi horror flick called Resolution, the first film from filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. I checked it out recently after realizing it was a semi-prequel to their latest work, The Endless. Resolution was a strange, slow-burning movie that revealed itself to be based around dealing with repeating time-loops and the blurring of each new reality. I enjoyed the film, but I did not come anywhere close to understanding it. By contrast, The Endless not only expands upon these ideas, but gives greater context to what’s been happening across both films. It’s still strange and confusing, but in a more digestible way.

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Review – Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

by Old King Clancy

I’ll be honest and say that the Harry Potter series is not ‘sacred’ to me in any way, but the books were a strong part of my childhood and the films even more so. So I’m a definite fan of the franchise and even enjoyed the first Fantastic Beasts film bringing us back into the Wizarding World. So it’s difficult for me to call The Crimes Of Grindelwald a bad movie when there’s little to say that it isn’t.

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