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Curse of Chucky
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Summary: Curse Of Chucky delivers a compelling story, quality performances, and a memorable post-credits scene. 81/100 [B+]

After the events of Seed of Chucky, Nica, a young woman forced to a wheelchair since birth, has to regroup her sister, Barb and her brother-in-law, Ian for a funeral after the death of her mother. While dealing with Barb, Ian, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Alice; Nica receives an odd package - a creepy doll. After people start showing up dead, the fearless Nica soon suspects that the creepy doll is much more than just a doll. Curse Of Chucky was a fun movie that surprisingly exceeded my expectations, it left me very impressed. The star of the film was Fiona Dourif, she did an excellent job with her character, the rest of the cast was generally good. Brennan Elliott and Danielle Bisutti were the only ones who did not give a solid performance.

If you are a fan of the Child's Play saga, you must see it. Curse of Chucky is a fun, violent and bloody ride. Even though it was flawed, stupid, and manages some cliches of the genre, it is still an enjoyable flick. It uses some CGI effects, but I really don't care, the doll looked realistic enough. The new design of the doll was remarkable, Chucky looks scary again! Moving on, the first act was a bit slow for some people, because the doll does not speak. He said his first words until the second half of the film. During the first half we can see him walking through the rooms, moving his arms, frowning, etc. This could be boring for some people, but it was effective and suspenseful to me. I loved how the movie built up the tension.

I liked the setting of the film, the house was creepy. The score was great too, it increased the suspense at times. The movie kept the tension all the time. I was so interested in the plot and characters. Don Mancini's direction is imaginatively clever, the movie made me feel intrigued and amused. On the plus side, we have an impressive return from the cast of the previous installments; also, the performances were pretty good. Fiona Dourif gave an awesome performance as "Nica". Brad Dourif did Chucky's voice, he was excellent as always. I also want to add that I spent my whole childhood watching the Child's Play franchise. I am a huge fan of these movies, and I absolutely loved this one because it knows what fans want.

Even though it has some silly moments, Curse Of Chucky surprisingly delivers more tension and seriousness in comparison to its predecessors; Chucky is creepy, strong and revengeful again. I will not spoil it, but there is a great post-credits scene that you don't want to miss, it was completely unexpected for me. If you're a huge fan of the Child's Play saga, you will love this movie. Also, in the second half of the film there were so many surprises, and some questions about Charles Lee Ray (the spirit who lives inside of Chucky), will be finally answered. On the negative side, the movie has lots of silly and stupid moments, and some of the characters were so dumb. I still enjoyed it though. [B+]

God's Not Dead
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Summary: God's Not Dead is filled with dull performances, stupid characters and random situations. 30/100 [D+]

I can't believe how successful this film was at the box office. Of course I know that a lot of movie goers are interested in this kind of religion matters, but c'mon $62 millions worldwide, that's a lot of money for a movie that cost only $2 millions. Anyway, it has a huge premise and it has Shane Harper in it, so I decided to see it. A few performances were likable but the whole film is a strange mess. It has lots of uninteresting subplots and most of the performances were dull, although I have to admit that at least the young actress Trisha LaFache and Disney's star Shane Harper were good during the film; that's why I give it a 1.5/5 rating, they both made this movie a little bit better; the rest of the cast is just plain awful.

The script is somewhat uneven because the movie kept me entertained at times, especially in all those power-point presentations that Shane's character had to explain; but there are several moments in the film where the dialog is just unbelievable, stupid and mindblowingly awful; for example, there is a scene where a girl tells to his boyfriend that she has cancer, and he answers: "Who cares?" or something like that I don't remember. I was like... are you serious? Who wrote this atrocious pile of crap? The whole movie is filled with moments like this one. Yes, it was interesting at times and it makes you think about your beliefs and the existentialism, but it is a shame that the film ended up as cheap propaganda.

The director Harold Cronk has no idea of how to treat these delicate themes and issues in his movie, such as: religion, abuse, etc. It is an empty, heartless and surreal flick. Although I enjoyed some moments with Shane Harper and Trisha LaFache, I just can't recommend it to anyone. It doesn't even live up its debatable premise, because the direction is so careless and the writing is uneven. God's Not Dead has some interesting power-point presentations very well handled by its main character, but it is sad that the movie ended up being cheap Christian propaganda when it could be a more thought-provoking film. It is a very pretentious movie; and the ending could not be more selfish, disgusting and ridiculous. [D+]

Neighbors
Neighbors (2014)
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Summary: Neighbors is likable and wickedly funny. 80/100 [B+]

Even though I have some issues with "Neighbors" such as the characterization and the character development, I really enjoyed the movie, especially the performances; all of them are quite likable, except Seth Rogen he is just a "meh" for me, I don't even remember his name in the movie, anyway, he's just OK. Moving on, the plot moves quickly and there are a lot of funny moments during the first 30 minutes. It has a decent running time (96 min) but it feels very short, the movie is so entertaining and funny, 10 minutes more would be great.

The dialog is a little bit overcooked and quite insane sometimes. Neighbors is for a very specific audience, it's a very crude comedy. Also, I loved the cast, Rose Byrne was terrific! there's a scene involving her boobs and it's definitely the best scene in the movie. Zac Efron gives his most standout performance since "Hairspray" and Seth Rogen as I said he's just watchable. In addition, Dave Franco was great too and he has the most realistic character in the whole film; finally, there's a cute baby called "Stella" and she will steal your heart. [B+]

Anna
Anna (2014)
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Summary: Mindscape is a decent thriller that delivers some twists and surprises. 70/100 [B-]

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma. I saw some of the trailers and they were very interesting to me, however in spite of its boring trailers, I saw the movie and I really liked it. It may be predictable for some people but not to me. The premise is interesting and the cast did an awesome job during the whole film.

The entire cast is so damn talented, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) and Mark Strong (Kick-Ass) did an amazing job here. Moving on, the concept is awesome and original to me but I have some issues with the script, because some of the dialog was predictable and the film becomes somewhat silly in its third act. Anyway, the most interesting elements in Mindscape are all the "visions" that the film shows us, some of them are very disturbing and strange.

The movie cares about its characters and their previous story. In addition, all of these characters are very well developed. I actually felt sorry for Anna's character, her story is quite sad; also, Taissa Farmiga does an excellent job performing Anna's role. Moving on, the film keeps you guessing the whole time and I liked that; you don't trust in some of these characters and you don't know if Anna is crazy or she's just an innocent girl.

It is entertaining and it makes sense. Another thing that I like about it is the ending, Mindscape ended up being entertaining, interesting, different, well filmed and superbly acted; in spite of some weak dialog and a messy final act. Its final act has its ups and downs, but the last 5 minutes are quite good, the ending is perfect and well done. I also loved the art design of the end credits. I think that it deserves at least a 7/10 rating, it's a very underrated flick. [B-]

World War Z
World War Z (2013)
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Summary: World War Z is thrilling, scary and fast-paced. 82/100 [B+]

Who hadn't fun watching this? Seriously, the first minutes of the film are so damn good, everything happens so fast. I saw it at 2am and believe me, it was an experience. World War Z is an exciting movie filled with intense sequences of violence, horror and fun. I'm not a huge fan of the zombie sub-genre and I haven't read the book. However this one was very surprising to me, I felt engaged with the main character and I cared about his family.

Yeah it has a few flaws but it delivers lots of astonishing moments, memorable action sequences and great performances. Brad Pitt performs Gerry Lane's character and he does a pretty good job during the whole film. His character is believable and well... he's actually the smartest character in the movie. In addition, shout out here to Daniella Kertesz, she performed "Segen" a very important character in the film. She and Brad Pitt are awesome here.

WWZ relies on human perspective and how we would react if something like this happens. Moving on, its final act is scary and makes you feel claustrophobic. Even though the ending does not explain some important issues about the plot, the whole film was pretty solid and never dull. I recommend you to see it on a huge screen with a loud sound system. So, overall, it is a good flick. World War Z is a tense thriller, decently directed and terrifying at times. [B+]