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MOM AND DAD Review

The parents aren’t alright in Mom and Dad, a high-concept, blood-soaked satire about folks suddenly developing (actual) murderous intentions directed at their children.

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PROUD MARY Review

It has an evocative title and the perfect star to deliver on the promise of a blaxploitation tribute, but Proud Mary is a flavorless mess that not even Taraji P. Henson can save.

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BEFORE I WAKE Review

The director and co-writer (with Jeff Howard) has crafted a heartfelt chiller that keeps its supernatural terrors grounded in humanity, thanks to genuine characters brought to life by a solid cast.

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Blake’s Top 25 Films of 2017

Next up in our year-end wrap-up is Blake Crane‘s top 25 films of 2017.

1. The Florida Project – In a year marked by cultural callousness, The Florida Project offers humanity. It’s heartbreaking but hopeful and urges understanding of those existing

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Blake’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017

For all you horror fans out there here’s another top 10 for 2017 from Blake Crane. Note these are all films distributed this year and do not contain festival or unreleased titles.

10. Gerald’s Game – Carla Gugino is amazing, carrying

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

Above all, The Last Jedi is simply a fun time at the movies that quenches desires to see Star Wars stalwarts, while also blazing an exciting new course.

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JIGSAW Review

Seven years after Saw: The Final Chapter, the torture series has returned with a fresh title and a stale everything else.

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RED CHRISTMAS Blu-Ray Review

Red Christmas isn’t afraid to raise complex moral questions and doesn’t back down from their stickiness, but ultimately there’s a lack of pushing the debate fully into tastelessness or a profound purgation.

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HAPPY DEATH DAY Review

Largely bloodless, the PG-13 chiller marries its conceit with basic horror conventions delightfully while riding the charisma of its fantastic lead actress through the chaotic time loop.

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FRIEND REQUEST Review

Wholly derivative and focusing on tedium rather than authentic scares, or even a point, Friend Request benignly works through the beats of its supernatural social media premise.

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CIRCUS KANE Review

CIRCUS KANE has its handcrafted charms, but the production is penny wise and pound foolish.

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THE VILLAINESS Review

Two outstanding, seemingly single-take action sequences bookend The Villainess, but the strong first and last impressions can’t make up for a shapeless, meandering middle.

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THE DARK TOWER Review

Fascinating only because of its flaccidness – both compared to its source material and in its rudimentary blockbuster construction – The Dark Tower stirs weariness instead of wonder.

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Review

With its likable cast and exuberant tone, even if sometimes excessively jaunty, Spider-Man: Homecoming is an enjoyable superhero romp. This is a universe worth revisiting and exploring, and hopefully the MCU doesn’t ruin the fun.