Sunday, March 18, 2018

Review Double Feature: Tomb Raider (2018) and The Hurricane Heist (2018)

So, I was originally planning on seeing Thoroughbreds at the AMC Aventura 24, only to seriously underestimate the amount of traffic around the Aventura Mall, causing me to miss that movie and see something else instead... and then, after the movie was over, I went and saw a second one. And watching the two back-to-back made me think that comparing the two might be a fun exercise.

In the red corner, from Warner Bros. Pictures, its budget weighing in at $94 million, starring an Academy Award winner and based on a legendary video game franchise, we have... Tomb Raider!

And in the blue corner, from Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, its budget weighing in at $35 million, starring that bratty blonde from Lost and based on shoddy Hollywood science and laughable Southern accents, we have... The Hurricane Heist!

The obvious winner... is actually not so obvious.

Tomb Raider (2018)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some language

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Review Double Feature: The Strangers (2008) and The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

I'm as surprised as you that they made a sequel to The Strangers after ten years, and just as surprised that it wasn't garbage. So, for another double feature, I went and watched both the original film and its sequel back-to-back this past Sunday. How were they? Read on...

The Strangers (2008)

Rated R for violence/terror and language (unrated version reviewed)