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AUTHOR: Chris Bumbray

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Review: Unfriended: Dark Web (Fantasia 2018)

PLOT: Online game night for a group of friends turns into a nightmare when one of them connects to the group chat via a stolen laptop. REVIEW: It’s fitting that UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB got a sneak peak at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, as this Montreal genre institution is where the first film, UNFRIENDED (then titled CYBERNATURAL) got its world premiere and was...

Review: Skyscraper

PLOT: A security consultant ( Dwayne Johnson ) is drawn into the middle of a heist taking place in the world’s tallest building. With the building a raging inferno, and his wife and kids trapped, he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands and try and save the day. REVIEW: SKYSCRAPER seems to be Dwayne “ The Rock ” Johnson’s tribute to DIE HARD, but there’s a fine...

Review: Siberia

PLOT: A diamond merchant ( Keanu Reeves ) engaged in a shifty, dangerous deal with a Russian oligarch, falls for a café owner (Ana Ularu) in a small Siberian town. REVIEW: There’s a reason why Keanu Reeves ’s latest thriller, SIBERIA, is getting such a low-key release, despite a sudden JOHN WICK-fueled comeback that’s been strong enough that Entertainment Studios shelled out...

The Best Movie You Never Saw: Runaway

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at RUNAWAY! THE STORY: It is the future (like say...

Review: The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

PLOT: TV hunter Buck Ferguson ( Josh Brolin ) – with his trusty cameraman ( Danny McBride ) in tow, sets out to initiate his son (Montana Jordan) into the world of deer hunting, only to realize his bond with the boy is not as strong as he thought. REVIEW: THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER is Jody Hill ’s long-shelved follow-up to THE FOOT FIST WAY and OBSERVE...

Review: Ant-Man & The Wasp

PLOT: Two years after the events of CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang ( Paul Rudd ) is wrapping up two years of house arrest, and is now estranged from Hank Pym ( Michael Douglas ) and Hope Van Dyne ( Evangeline Lilly ), who are on the run from the FBI. In the last forty-eight hours of his sentence, Lang has a vision of the lost Janet Van Dyne ( Michelle Pfeiffer ) and gets dragged into a...

Review: Sorry to Bother You (Sundance)

Previously reviewed as part of our Sundance 2018 coverage. PLOT: A young, black telemarketer ( Lakeith Stanfield ) discovers the secret to success at the soulless company he works for, quickly climbing the company ladder, only to discover the horrifying truth behind what lies at the top. REVIEW: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is among the most radical films to hit the Sundance...

Review: Ideal Home

PLOT: A flamboyantly gay couple, made up of a small-time TV foodie ( Steve Coogan ) and his producer ( Paul Rudd ) inherit a young boy, and do their best to raise him, while the specter of their losing custody hovers over them. REVIEW: Andrew Fleming gets my vote as one of the most underrated comedy writer-directors of his time. His HAMLET 2, to me anyways, ranks as one of...

Review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

PLOT: After discovering that the cartels are helping smuggle terrorists across the border, Matt Graver ( Josh Brolin ) is ordered to assemble his team, including Alejandro ( Benicio Del Toro ) so that they can instigate a cartel war to destabilize the regimes. To that end, they kidnap the daughter (Isabela Moner) of a drug lord, framing a rival cartel, but the plan quickly goes awry....

Review: Escape Plan 2: Hades

PLOT: One of Ray Breslin’s ( Sylvester Stallone ) employees is abducted, and sent to a high-tech prison called Hades. In order to rescue the missing man, Ray assembles his crew, including freelancer Trent DeRosa ( Dave Bautista ). REVIEW: A word of warning before anyone rents ESCAPE PLAN 2 on VOD. Don’t go into this expecting a Sylvester Stallone / Dave Bautista...

Exclusive BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE interviews, impressions and posters!

One of the most mysterious films slated for release over the next few months is definitely Drew Goddard ’s BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. While a prolific writer (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, “Lost”, “Daredevil” and THE MARTIAN), this is only his second feature, following the cult classic CABIN IN THE WOODS. By design an...

Review: Gotti

PLOT: The life of mob boss John Gotti ( John Travolta ), who battles rival mobs to emerge the boss of bosses, while his son ( Spencer Lofranco ) finds himself drawn deeper into a life of crime. REVIEW: GOTTI’s no doubt going to go down in producer-star John Travolta ’s career as one of his major flops, and he’s had more than a few. Movies like PERFECT ended...

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