If asked, I’d sum up this movie in one sentence. I’d say that it’s about a depraved matriarchal killer named Rose the Hat (Ferguson). She started her bloodshed over a century ago, and moves around the country with her band of misfit vampires, for lack of a better word, looking for souls to steal along the way. This story is utterly wicked as is she.
Movie Screening Summary
“Doctor Sleep” is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King’s The Shining. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. Read more
The opening of ‘The Lighthouse’ reels you into 1890 rather quickly and very skillfully. It was shot in 35mm, to be as beautiful as it could be, but then is taken down to the dimensions of the early sound era of filmmaking, which would be 1.19:1; more of a square. This move is intentional as it’s the size that was commonly used in the period with which the film is set. Doing this takes the audience deeper into director Robert Eggers’ (The Witch) lighthouse in a way that couldn’t have been achieved without that decision.
“Zombieland: Double Tap” is the result of a ten-year wait cycle – a sequel based on the 2009 movie “Zombieland”. The original was a clever and irreverent ‘Zom-Com’ about four very different people who band together to fight off zombies. It had elements of tension and horror, but only to further the goofy story line and give the characters good quips (example: “Nut up or Shut up”). This new movie takes the same fun and self-aware group and gives them new people to meet, new zombies to fight, and new adventures to have. Read more