“28 Days Later”

“Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.”

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Alex Garland
Staring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
Streaming: HBO Max
Release Date: June 27, 2003

When I wrote my blog about my favorite zombie movies (shameless plug), the one movie I truly wanted to rewatch was 28 Days Later (2003). This movie was one of the first zombie movies I remember watching and my fondness for it has only been reinforced after watching it again.

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“Bee Movie”

Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry’s life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.

Director: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner
Writer: Jerry Seinfield, Spike Ferensten, Barry Marder
Staring: Jerry Seinfield, Renée Zellweger, Barry Marder, Andy Robin, Chuck Martin, Tom Papa
Streaming: Netflix
Release Date: November 2, 2007

I have some questions before I get into the movie.

Why did Jerry Seinfeld want to make this movie? Why the Bee Movie? How did this movie cost 150 million dollars to make? How did it gross almost 300 million dollars world wide. There was a video game made based off this movie? Why has Jerry Seinfeld never acted again? Who was this movie made for? What is this movie trying to be?

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“Killerman”

“Two NYC money launderers make a quick drug deal. Things go wrong, as dirty cops are involved. One of the friends gets amnesia during their escape with the drugs and money.

Director: Malik Bader
Writer: Malik Bader
Staring: Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Zlatko Buric
Streaming: HBO Max
Release Date: August 8, 2019

When it takes you three or five times to get through a movie, it can not be a good one. I wanted Killerman (2019) to be an easy crime watch but I was instead slogged through a depraved story surrounding characters who try to scream “FUCK!” as loud as they can over people.

Moe (Liam Hemsworth) and Skunk (Emory Cohen) are friends. Criminal friends who are trying to make bank for their own buck. With an untimely double-cross and an expected case of amnesia, things go from promising to horrifying., There are crooked cops intertwined in the chaos, both of whom are truly deplorable people. The atrocities that they commit upon some of the characters are terrifying. The veracity of their evil is over the top for a movie of this poor ilk.

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“The Suicide Squad”

“Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.”

Director: James Gunn
Writer: James Gunn
Staring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman
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Release Date: August 6, 2021

The Suicide Squad may have been the most discussed movie before its release compared to any other this season. When this project was announced there was immediate pressure placed upon director James Gunn and everyone involved. The movie has been mired by uneven expectations, behind the scene battles and the pressure to be unique. Gunn put himself in the cockpit to to create a DC universe movie with the impossible task of hitting many moving bullseyes.

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“Vampyr”

“A drifter obsessed with the supernatural stumbles upon an inn where a severely ill adolescent girl is slowly becoming a vampire.”

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writers: Sheridan Le Fanu, Christen Jul, Carl Theodor Dreyer
Staring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel
Streaming: HBO Max
Release Date: August 14, 1934

Vampyr (1932) is on every “must see” horror list. I remember seeing it in books when I was younger and thinking, “That’s not how you spell vampire.” Vampyr is a German film from the early 1930s that tells the story of Allen Grey (Julian West) falling into a horror tale with an unknown entity, only known as a vampire (courtesy of some literature).

I am going to be speaking personally about this movie because I am in the minority in terms of not loving it. I was very confused with what was happening in the story. At the end of the movie I had more questions than answers. Maybe I had a hard time differentiating between the different sisters and the different characters? I also don’t love how in the end, the original vampire was just a woman by the name of Marguerite Chopin. That seems like a cop out.

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“Let Him Go” | Costner & Lane Levitate Surprisingly Dark Drama

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