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Reviews and Editing by R. Allen Leider
with Andrew Johnson, Monis Rose and J. Brad Staal

September 21st, 2018
 

x"The House with a Clock in the Wall"..

After losing his parents, Lewis Barnavelt is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is a warlock and hisneighbor is a witch, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of an ambitious wizard named Isaac who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards.

To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday. He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it's too late, and before Isaac's wife, Selena, gets to it. While he learns magic from his uncle, Lewis accidentally ressurrects Izard and allHell breaks lose. Now the race is on to find the clock and estory it.


The Players: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro | Kyle McLachlin

Directed by Eli Roth
Screenplay by Eric Kripke John Bellairs
Released by UniversalPictures


x"The Nun"..

Routine horror tale fileld withvjump scares and impressive special effects that help bolster a slow movbing familir plot.

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2,' as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

The Players: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet |
Directed by Corin Hardy
Screenplay by Gary Dauberman James Wan
Released by Warner Brothers


x"The Predator"..

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species.

When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. Outmatched and outgunned soldiers battle vicious alien warriors that hunt humans for sport.

The Players: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay Keegan-Michael Key Olivia Miunn Jacob Tremblay Jake Busey

Directed by Shane Black
Screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker
Released by Twentieth Century Fox


 

 
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