Parallax (2020) is unrated, but let’s give it a PG-13 for swears, attempted suicide by drowning, some weird looking orange blood, and a rather intense car scene. This wasn’t a scary film by any stretch and other than a few computers, calling it a Sci-fi/thriller is generous.
The Beach House (2019) is not-rated, but if I had to guess I’d say PG-13 for swears, brief side boob, trippy drug use, deeply unsettling transformations, worms in feet, car crashes, and a movie that feels like the well-loved bastard child of The Fog (1980) and The Mist (2007). The Beach House is streaming exclusively on Shudder July 9, 2020
Rootwoodis unrated and is distributed by Hugh Octane Pictures. If it mattered, it might be rated PG-13 and only because of the swears, mostly spat out during intense scenery-chewing. The effects are small, if practical, it’s clearly a guy in a rubber suit, but there isn’t enough blood to justify a papercut.
Greyhound, based upon the novel “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester, is inspired by the real-life command of Captain Ernest Krause (played by Tom Hanks). The text richly defines the naval experience, so it’s no wonder Apple, the self-proclaimed “home of today’s most imaginative storytellers,” jumped at the opportunity to include the adaptation in their library. But the movie needs explosive technology and the big screen experience to immerse the audience fully.
From the comic book and graphic novel genius that gifted us “300” and “Sin City” is Frank Miller’s re-imagining of the Arthurian legend of Merlin, titled Cursed. Katherine Langford, of Netflix uber-popular 13 Reasons Why, stars as Nimue – destined to become the Lady of the Lake! The combination of writing, acting, and Netflix’s production power means we might be in for something special this July 17th. Huzzah!
Movie Reelist is thrilled to announce that we are giving away 5 Blu-ray copies of Trolls World Tour to our Michigan readers. Trolls World Tour arrives on Digital this June 23rd and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, and DVD formats on July 7th.
Jon Stewart’s second feature film, Irresistible, a more Stewart-esque comedy with an interesting twist. And while that twist offers the aha moment the film is sorely lacking, the weight of its influence on our real-life political atmosphere is of little effect. Irresistible is not devoid of humor, but it’s fairly lightweight and not ground-breaking material. So why spend your afternoon streaming it? Don’t. Resist.
Darkness Falls (2019) is unrated but if I had to guess, I’d say Rated R for the longest slowest ten-minute murder, non-consensual drug use, people getting shot, people getting beat up, and women getting suicided (their word).
The Candy Witch feels like it wanted to be a revenge movie. That’s not what The Candy Witch is (at all), but if you pretend for the first 65 minutes it helps. It is unrated but would be Rated R for death by chocolate, death by candy floss, eye-gouging, people getting screamed at, people getting stabbed people getting strangled, really awkward sexytimes, and a poke in the junk.
Soul City is a limited television series streaming exclusively on Topic. It’s unrated, but I would guess we’re looking at TV: 14-DLSV, for swears and intense scenes, brief implied sexytimes, booze, and some rather intense feelings of dread, but no overt blood or guts. This is good starter horror for those easily intimidated, but still satisfying for us veterans.
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019) is an unrated documentary with scenes from many such slasher classics. There will also be scenes depicting lots of blood, entrails, flogging with wet towels, naked butts, and the dance from Jesse’s pop toy that will haunt our dreams forever.
Blood Quantum (2019) is unrated, but if I have to guess, I’d say Rated R for people getting shot, people being chewed on, a home birth gone wrong, dog and fish euthanasia, people falling in a thresher, lots of blood and intestines, a suicide, more blood, and a sword in the face.