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Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 78% The Shallows (2016) If you're in the mood for a thriller with a little action and you want to see Blake Lively in a bikini, then maybe The Shallows is worth an hour and a half of your time.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 32% Abattoir (2016) Abattoir offers a smart story, compelling performances, and a great blend of talent and technique.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is gushing with gory glam and oozing beautiful baroque patina from its every pore.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The Conjuring 2 has enough texture and story to have appeal for all kinds of horror fans.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
90% A Bigger Splash (2016) A long, strange trip well worth taking. Crank it up!‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
100% Just One Drink (2015) It's intriguing enough to turn into a feature.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It's a drama, it's a thriller, horror, sci-fi and mystery all in one.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) Oh, boy - is he fresh! Chances are you're going to love this well-written, witty, funny, romantic, sexy, silly, action packed, wild ride. I sure did!‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) The Coen Brothers have done it again - made an ensemble crime caper comedy that's pure tinsel town gold!‐
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Straddles the line between tradition and terror, fidelity to the source, forging new territory, and showing societal roles filled by brain-sucking zombies - with admirable aplomb.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
26% Solace (2016) Solace has all the stuff I love. But not all the stuff everybody loves. It's a mixed bag.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2016
53% Standoff (2016) The dialogue is brisk, as are the twists and turns.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2016
2.5/5 10% The Forest (2016) It's best to wait for home viewing on this one.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) 45 Years is not story-driven, it's character-driven - and how exquisitely nuanced these people are! ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/5 50% The Abandoned (2016) I was somewhat dissatisfied with the ending, but that sort of thing is subjective, and I encourage everyone to watch The Abandoned to judge for themselves.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Dark (2015) It's not perfect, but Dark is one of the better arty indies I've seen in some time.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) It's like a cinematic listicle. In other words, there's an awful lot going on in The Big Short!‐
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
3.5/5 65% Krampus (2015) When it comes to Krampus, you'd better watch out.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
43% Bleeding Heart (2015) Good movie, bad title. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
34% By The Sea (2015) The characters are not only unlikable, passive-aggressive jerks, they are boring and predictable to boot. Add to that stunningly stupid dialogue, and you're in for a shallow dive indeed.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 64% The Funhouse Massacre (2015) I enjoyed The Funhouse Massacre and would watch it again; it's a good addition to the Halloween-themed canon. The title says it all: fun and massacre.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) I already knew a lot about Janis Joplin, but that doesn't mean I didn't learn something - and, I was deeply moved by its inevitable end.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2015
72% Dreams of a Life (2012) I like how Morely juxtaposes urban life with inner life, and how the two don't always intersect. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2015
81% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) While I think it's a worthwhile doc, it runs too long and paints a rather (unintended, I believe) poor portrait of McQueen.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2015
73% Trumbo (2015) Not only is the story engrossing - and true! - sometimes upsetting, and always informative, but it's also funny.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2015
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) No merit badge for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
14% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Looking for a good horror movie to watch this Halloween? Check out Crimson Peak.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) I wholeheartedly recommend everyone see Crimson Peak on the big screen. It's the most beautiful, bloody way to celebrate Halloween this year.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
No Score Yet Hell & Back (2015) Hell And Back may be for adults, but it is not very mature. Everything from drug use to rape is lampooned in this outrageous, R-rated comedy.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween (2015) Treat!‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Hive (2015) The actors are good (especially Walsh, who was one of my favorites in last year's Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), the story sails right along at a brisk clip that's just right for its 89-minute running time, and there's even a romantic subplot.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
65% The Visit (2015) It's a wild ride with a few thrills along the way.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
2.5/5 15% The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) The story moves right along, and the characters are fun.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2015
3/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) The horror aspects are in full force: The snuff films through which Bughuul travels include unflinching looks at whole families being murdered in the most painful possible ways‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
No Score Yet The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia! (2015) If you're in the mood for a true spectacle that's as dark as it delightful, you must see Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival in all its gory glory.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2015
4% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015) Kooky romantic comedies are nothing new and I don't mind retreads, but unfortunately Some Kind Of Beautiful is neither kooky, romantic, nor comedic. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2015
39% Strangerland (2015) Strangerland is presented through a prism of womanly wantoness juxtaposed with a mother's pain and fear. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) The blend of top-notch CGI, realism, stunts, and breakneck pace keep all the exploding balls in the air, and the 3D is blissfully easy on the eyes.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
83% Eden (2015) ...both lovely, and looooooong.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015
3.5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) It's fun to watch for the monster-movie homages sprinkled throughout.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5/5 57% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) It covers all the bases and is scary and suspenseful in the process.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
77% Big Game (2015) Big Game is a feel-good, old fashioned Spielberg style kids of all ages movie; full of adventure, action, and moments of aww. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
18% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) Perhaps even more egregious than its inherently repulsive premise is the fact that The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence is cinematically constipated... nothing happens for a long, long time; and when it does, it's just crap.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/5 32% Poltergeist (2015) It's an exciting movie, a fun romp that's well acted and nicely paced.‐ Dread Central
Read More | Posted May 19, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Despite the frenetic pace of Mad Max: Fury Road and its massive set-pieces, gobsmack-nonstop action and violence, insane costuming, and its bombastic soundtrack, there is a story and there is character development. ‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
80% Cop Car (2015) The screenplay falls short, making what might have been an instant classic into something more like instant gratification before the next Netflix click claims our wandering attention.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015
40% 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (2015) If you're in the mood for a talky little neo-noir potboiler, 3 Holes and Smoking Gun is just the ticket.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) The Water Diviner comes up dry.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2015
62% Unfriended (2015) While it's not a flawless fright flick, Unfriended gives us a good gimmick as byte-sized horror that's easy to 'like' before moving onto the next distraction.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
71% Dial A Prayer (2015) I recommend Dial A Prayer for its actors - Snow is well-cast, Macy is of course golden in every single thing he does, and the supporting cast is likeable - and a story that's got a good message yet is not overly preachy in delivering it.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015