Hey there! I hope everyone had a good week? Mine was crazy. Fortunately, it’s my kind of weekend, because there are a couple of nice flicks available this weekend that may in fact have you flipping a coin. Take a look…
Creature feature! Brilliant title, too. It’s a sweet little effort, even if predictable. Kaya Scodelario of MAZE RUNNER fame is back, battling a creature in the Florida swamps during a flood. As you know, Florida is famous of all sorts of interesting creatures, political and otherwise 😊 In this particular instance, you’ll be fighting your claustrophobia while shuddering in fear in an underground crawlspace alongside sports scholarship student Haley (Kaya) as she searches for her estranged father (Barry Pepper) in the middle of a storm. Nice effects and action sequences too. Check out the trailer:
And now for the other kind of horror—the human kind! I don’t know which one’s the more terrifying. This flick does have the better director, I think. There aren’t any jump scares—but the terror here is much more effective: it goes far deeper into our minds than it does for something like CRAWL. It’s a fact the scariest monster is the one within all of us. Dani (Florence Pugh) is going through a hard time in her life, and, determined to take her mind off her misery (and to make the upcoming breakup easier), her boyfriend (Jack Reynor) takes her to a midsummer festival in lovely, cultured, civilized…Sweden. Oh yes, dear readers, we’re all very civilized! Until we’re not. This movie reminds me of Netflix’s THE RITUAL, and also THE WICKER MAN. I could not sleep properly for weeks. Anyhow. Be prepared to be absolutely terrified. Here’s the trailer:
Last but not least, a wannabe thriller from 20th Century Fox that also tries to be a comedy. Thrillers work only when they go all the way, and the stakes must be crazy high. Sadly, the stakes here are Stu’s ( Kumail Nanjani) Uber driver ratings. His latest customer is angry veteran cop Vic (Dave Bautista), who’s hunting his partner’s killer (Iko Uwais); and it seems Stu’s sole reason to survive this fun ride is so he can have sex with this one hottie (Betty Gilpin). There’s certainly good chemistry between the leads—in fact the movie is probably most entertaining during downtime, when the gentle giant cop and the neurotic Uber driver are simply driving and making fun of each other. Other than that, there’s just no thrill. Pass!
And those are the most significant flicks this weekend. So come on, tell me: which one did you pick? Why? Let me inside your mind… it’s fun 🙂 And maybe you’ll see me at the theater!