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Ghost Pirates Quadrilogy Retrospective

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters this weekend. The series has been sailing steady since 2003. It revived the pirate genre of films; a genre that’d been sunk for eight years, ever since the box-office… Continue Reading →

True Terror Happens When A Monster Calls

True terror doesn’t always come in the form of a big-budget CGI extravaganza. In fact, it feels more authentic when it’s seen through the eyes of a child and it’s directly impacting the character’s entire family. True terror happens when A Monster Calls.

Dead Men Tell No Tales Puts Pirates Back on Course

You have to hand it to a company who can maintain a massively profitable film franchise, borne of a 50-year-old amusement park ride. Like it or not, the Pirates of the Caribbean film series has made a big mark on… Continue Reading →

Baywatch Is One Funny Sun of a Beach

When I went to see Baywatch, I didn’t have high hopes. It was already being panned by people “in the know.” While I really wanted to see this film, my expectations were not high for the movie.

The Definitive Summer 2017 Horror Movie List

It’s hot, you didn’t want to wear your pants anyway… right, so why not watch something that will scare your pants right off you? Here is my list of the top horror films coming out soon that should be on… Continue Reading →

Ridley Scott’s (Broken) Covenant

In space, no one can hear you scream. Unfortunately for everyone sitting around me at the local Malco, I was plenty loud and vocal. I try to write only positive, upbeat reviews and articles with my trademark snark and sarcastic… Continue Reading →

The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

The Defenders are Coming

If you were a part of the audience who contributed to the $145 million for the opening weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then there is a good chance you saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Defenders. The… Continue Reading →

Giving Superheores The Middle Finger: Troma Unveils A New Film

Welcome back to another #hauntlife blog. And again, I am doing what I love: Watching movies and giving my unbiased ideas about how great or not so great certain films are. And along the way, I may get off track,… Continue Reading →

Prometheus was a Beautiful Misfire

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, almost five years after the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s previous foray into the Alien Universe.  So, why is he now releasing a movie with “Alien” in the title, when, by all accounts, it should… Continue Reading →

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