[Header: Lulu Wilson as Becky | Quiver Distribution, Redbox Entertainment]
While I may not have been the one to pick Becky to watch, I ended up having such a good time with it! The movie follows Becky (Lulu Wilson) whose weekend with her dad at the family lakehouse suddenly turns violent when some escaped prisoners come looking for something.
At its core, this is a revenge movie so there are definitely familiar elements that are expected of that genre but Becky makes one major change in that it has a 13-year-old at the centre of it. Now, that fact does not mean the violence is turned down because it most certainly isn’t. There’s still lots of blood and gore and death throughout. Her age does not really alter the typical rampage you would expect from the main character seeking revenge on those who harmed her (and/or the people she loves) although, because she is so young, her tactics and the overall approach to the storyline are altered to fit that detail.
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[Header Image: Nicolas Cage as Brent Ryan | Momentum Pictures]
“It’s a Sawzall. That means it saws ALL!”
Oh, boy, was this a wild ride. I really should have guessed knowing that Brian Taylor was behind the directing and writing. Let’s just say this, Mom and Dad is pretty bizarre and incredibly fun. It takes a very simple concept — parents across a suburban community find themselves with the uncontrollable desire to kill their children — and just goes to town with it. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to go into this with zero expectations and ready to have an entertaining time. It’s not the type of movie that should be deeply analysed or overthought. Sitting at just under an hour and a half, it hits the ground running and wastes no time in dragging you on this journey that is both hilarious and oddly intriguing. If you’ve seen any of Taylor’s previous work (like Crank or Happy!) you’ll have some rough idea of what you’re possibly going to get yourself into.
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This one was definitely a surprise. When it first popped up on Netflix it caught my attention because it was clearly a sci-fi movie, a genre I’m always interested in checking out. Recently, I decided to look a little further into it and after discovering the plot, I finally decided to sit down and watch it. I’ll be honest and say I’m still a little unsure of how I feel about it entirely but I’m definitely glad I checked it out. It’s completely worth it.
The overall premise isn’t necessarily groundbreaking but it is explored and executed in really interesting ways. I Am Mother follows a teenage girl known as daughter (Clara Rugaard) who is raised by a robot – Mother (Luke Hawker, voiced by Rose Byrne) – following an extinction of mankind, however, one day a stranger (Hilary Swank) arrives. The movie is really well paced, albeit a little slow on a couple of occasions, and the overall structure of it is easy to follow even with the many twists and turns along the way. It doesn’t overcomplicate anything and while it is an ambitious movie, it never gets too over the top. That being said, there’s always something going on even if some scenes are very tame.
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[Header Image: Lupita Nyong’o as Red | Universal Pictures]
“Once upon a time, there was a girl and the girl had a shadow. The two were connected, tethered together.”
I have been wanting to see this movie ever since the first trailer dropped. After seeing (and loving) Get Out, I was already pretty excited to see what Jordan Peele’s next work would be and Us really did deliver.
For those of who don’t know, Us follows a family who, while on vacation, are terrorised by their doppelgängers.
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[Featured Image: Paramount Pictures]
A Quiet Place is a 2018 sci-fi and horror movie about a family who has to live their life in silence to avoid being hunted by an alien presence that uses sound to track their prey. I have to say right off the bat that this is one of the best horror movies I’ve seen in a long time, and it was such a great experience to watch this in a near-silent cinema.
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