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Movie Review – ‘The Beach House’ catches you sleeping at high tide on Shudder

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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

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Movie Review – Apple TV+’s explosive ‘Greyhound’ needs a big screen

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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.

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Curtain Raiser – Netflix’s ‘Cursed’ casts Langford in reimagined Arthurian epic

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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!

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Movie Review – ‘Irresistible’ is light comedy with little consequence

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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.

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Movie Review – ‘The Candy Witch’ is licorice when you wanted cherry

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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.

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‘Soul City’ is the love child of ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ and ‘Tales from the Hood’

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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.