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#296 Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  

Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  The Good  “Original plot”. “Action packed”. “Frequent setting changes”.  “Well acted”. The Bad  “Repetitive at times”. “Slow at times”.  Introduction  Whilst I wouldn’t usually review movies in this genre, it was recommended to me by a fellow student at my university, who had […]

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#293 The Wolf of snow hollow Horror review -“Entertaining, with some tension at times” – (7/10). 

Introduction  The Wolf of snow hollow is a 2020 (Comedy/Horror/Mystery) movie, according to IMDb. The Good “Mystery element featured”. “Good use of darkness and effects at times”. “Acting was good”. “Grading used well”. “Music contrasts were effective”. “Clear plot”. The Bad “Lack of close up camera shots”. “Tension often cut too early”. “Predictable plot at […]

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#292 Requiem for a Dream 2000 Horror review “Strong ending as a shocking Horror” – (8/10).  

Introduction  Requiem for a dream is a 2000 Drama, according to IMDb. We however reviewed as a Horror, since the Drama features darker themes, and we would argue it meets the criteria for this genre. Impact  Whilst the plot develops slowly, it uses music volume well, along with several stories running simultaneously. There are frequent […]

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#291 Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10).

Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10) – “Clear plot with some surprises, better than part II ”.  The Good  “Surprising opening ”.  “Psychological elements”. “Action-packed ending”. “Memorable ending”.  The Bad  “Uncertain genre”.  “Repetitive themes”. “Tension climax limited”. Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror movie review. Fast forward just over a […]

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#290 Hostel: Part II (2007) Horror movie review 

– (5.5/10) – “Occasional vulnerability, but lacking special effects”.  The Good  “Occasional sense of vulnerability”.  “Slight ending twist”. “Facial expressions used well”. “Volume appropriately changed ”. The Bad  “Lacking visual effects”.  “Lacking lighting changes”.  “Lacking camera shots”.  “Mediocre acting”.  “Slow plot progression at times”.  Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror […]

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#289 Constantine (2005) Horror movie review – “More fantasy, than Horror” – (6.0/10).

The Good  “Action-packed second half”. “Good acting”.  “Interesting visuals”. “Dramatic scenes”. “Frequent evil manifestations”.  The Bad  “No special effects”. “Minimal tension”.  “Lacking gore”. “Evil manifestations not scary”. Introduction  Constantine is a 2005 Action/Fantasy/Horror movie, according to IMDb. Impact  It was clear effects were absent, and tension wasn’t frequently felt. Whilst surrealism was depicted flamboyantly, tension […]

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#287 Silent Hill 2: Revelation (2012) Horror movie review – “Action-packed ending, yet mostly uninteresting” – (5.0/10).  

Silent Hill 2: Revelation (2012) Horror movie review – “Action-packed ending, yet mostly uninteresting” – (5.0/10).  The Good  “Action-packed ending”. “Sound used well”. “Gore and vulnerability present”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Acting forced”.  “Slow plot progression”. “Lacking plot complexity”. “Predictable storyline”.  “Infrequent setting changes”. “Lacking originality”. Introduction Silent Hill 2 (Revelation) is a 2012 (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) […]

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#286 Silent hill 2006 Horror movie review – (8.5/10) – “Thought provoking, gory and action-packed”. 

The Good  “Emotions enhance distress”. “Volume varied cleverly”.  “Unusual features frequently”. “Horror shown immediately”. “Scene set well”. “Distinctive plot”. “Variety of music used”. “Evil presented visually”. “Darkness used well”. “Plenty of mystery”. “Settings varied well”.  “Gore used”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Plot unclear at times”.  “Occasionally slow”.  Introduction  Silent hill is a 2006 Horror/Mystery movie, […]

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#285 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) “Surprisingly funny and light-hearted” – (8.0/10).  

The Good  “Frequently changed scenery”. “Plenty of action”.  “Some good acting”. “Some good comedy”. “Improving comedy”.  The Bad  “Superficial character attachment”. “Lack of tension” . “No real twists”. Introduction  Jumanji: The Next level is a 2019 Action/Adventure/Comedy movie. Impact  Jamanji began with some basic background and context, like the original. It was clear the plot […]

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#283 Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  

Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  The Good  “Tension building sounds”. “Developed sense of vulnerability”. “Mood contrast”. “Brutality and gore feature”.  The Bad “Less character attachment than original”. “Predictable plot till final 30 minutes”.  Introduction  Don’t breathe 2 is a 2021 Action/Crime/Horror movie.  Impact  There was action early on in the movie, with […]