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The Purge: Anarchy Movie Review

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There were a lot of high hopes for The Purge: Anarchy. After the first Purge movie last summer was highly criticized for its waste of an interesting premise, the first ad for the second film in the series revealed that this new movie would take place throughout the city. This is the kind of setting that many filmgoers were hoping for the first time around, and something that would hopefully make better use of such an interesting idea. I have to give some respect to writer and director James DeMonaco for hearing the complaints of both filmgoers and critics and putting those suggestions to use in this film. Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy Movie Review

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The Shining Movie Review

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Horror movies aren’t made like they used to be. I don’t think that saying that means that I want modern filmmakers to repeat the past, but rather that I’d like them to stop repeating the present. Most horror films today are very dependent upon the gore and jump scares thrown in to “surprise” the audience, but the filmmakers fail to realize that after a handful of movie like this, the effect of these methods wears off. My favorite horror films are the ones from the 70s and 80s, when the genre was starting to be pushed to limits that it never was in the past. One of the movies from this era that did a fantastic job capturing the true essence of horror was Stanley Kubrik’s classic, The Shining. Continue reading The Shining Movie Review