Silence & Darkness (2020) is unrated, and due to the lack of blood, swears, nudity, or on-screen violence, I’m hard-pressed to give it an R, so I’ll toss it into the PG-13 category. It’s strong proof thrillers don’t need any of those things to set you on edge and delivery a potent story.
Some of my favorite work on Movie Reelist has been hunting down Easter Eggs and discovering connected storylines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige’s forward-thinking roadmap has never ceased to amaze me. While Covid-19 presented his team with severe challenges and unplanned delays, the first episode of Disney+’s new series, WandaVision, indicate impressive planning and execution will prevail in phase four!
Outside the Wire drones on for almost two hours, seemingly going out of its way to alienate viewers with a questionable, late plot twist. Anthony Mackie does all the emotional heavy lifting – creating some connection with the audience – but the actor can’t save a movie set for self-destruct. With Netflix recently announcing the streamer is releasing a new movie every Friday this year, I hope they start thinking outside the box because outside the wire didn’t work.
Chloë Grace Moretz’s deliciously entertaining presence as Flight Officer Maude Garrett in Shadow in the Cloud will leave most viewers wishing they’d experienced the film on the big screen. The film, combined with its synth-heavy soundtrack, reminded me of my love for John Carpenter. That feeling should help you decide if Shadow in the Cloud is worth your time and money.
Anthony Mackie has to be the hardest working actor in Hollywood right now. Am I right? I feel like he’s everywhere and that’s damn fabulous. His next big screen foray pits an android version of himself against an impending nuclear attack in Outside the Wire.
How do you grab my attention? Cast Chloë Grace Moretz as the heroine in an epic wartime flick where she’s not only battling the enemy (and her male allies), but also a terrifying supernatural gremlin. I’m guessing this grabbed your attention as well. Director/Writer Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud releases to premium streaming this January 1, 2021.
Forget those “Best of” lists that other media outlets publish and that no one really wants to watch! We’ve got 10 series that will make you smile, laugh, and sometimes even cry. These are our favorite TV series of 2020.
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) is rated PG-13 for mild swears, smooching, fantasy violence, children in peril gunshot wounds, people punched in the mouth, people slammed into walls, and a complete lack of respect for physics.
News of the World (2020) is Rated PG-13, for mild old-timey swears, a lynching, people getting shot, people getting beat up, horses taking a fall, gross men, and what feels like mental abuse from start to finish.
Promising Young Woman (2020) is Rated R for swears, sexual assault, drug use, violence and frankly the whole last 20 minutes is kinda rough.
Creepshow Holiday Special: Shapeshifters Anonymous is rated TV-MA for swears, blood, furry boobs, furry jokes, violence against crotchety old ladies, violence against yappy dogs, poop jokes, a rectal exam, and violence against Santas
Anything for Jackson (2020) is Unrated but let’s say Rated R for death by snowblower, death by gunshot, and that terrifying flossing ghost (no, not the dance). It sounds gory but a lot of it is off-screen, which somehow makes it more unsettling.