Movie Review

An episode dedicated to the review of a single movie.

171: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Garrett and Carson kick off the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their review of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

170: Candyman (2021)

Garrett and Carson unwrap the re-sequel (?) Candyman (2021).

Review: Candyman (Carson’s View)

The original Candyman haunted me as a kid.  I made it a point to not walk past a mirror after dark.  Tony Todd brought a daunting presence and sinister voice to the role that is virtually unmatched in the horror genre.  I was excited to see a new direction of Candyman, but there seemed to be a lot of conflicting ideas meshed into one.  It is unfortunate that the creative cinematography wasn’t coupled with a better story.

Candyman is caught somewhere between a sequel and a reimagining.  At times it leads you to believe it is forming it’s own mythology of the character into a new updated direction.  Then it reverts back and falls into the Candyman of old lineage.  It ends up being a convoluted mix of both leaving you with more questions than answers.

If you are looking for jump scares, Candyman is not for you.   It isn’t even a creepy movie that might keep you up at night wondering what will come through the mirror above your dresser.  As far as horror movies go, it is an above average.  But that is typically a pretty low bar.

 

169: The Suicide Squad

Garrett and Carson chat about if the Suicide Squad franchise should have stayed dead.

168: Black Widow

Garrett and Carson visit the red room to review Black Widow.

167: F9

Garrett and Carson return to the Toretto family and live their lives 1/4 of a mile at a time to review F9.

166: Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Garrett and Carson try to solve the puzzle that is Spiral: From the Book of Saw.

165: A Quiet Place Part II

Garrett and Carson return to both the theater and the world of silence and monsters for A Quiet Place Part II.

164: Army of the Dead

Garrett and Carson wade through 2.5 hours of Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” to see if it has any brains at all.

163: Oxygen

Garrett and Carson break down whether Netflix’s Oxygen is a claustrophobic thriller or a suffocating experience.