All posts tagged: thriller

Film Review: Doctor Sleep (2019)

11.9.19 It’s been a long while since this blog site posted a film review and I decided to do a review courtesy of Mr. H Reviews. He is this British dude I follow on YouTube who not only does movie reviews, but also news on upcoming film trailers, franchise discussions, and other things. Here he does a film review of Doctor Sleep, starring Ewan McGregor. Doctor Sleep is based on a novel by Stephen King, which is a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining. I found a small description of the film… Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine.” Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal. Two reviews, one with spoiler, one with non-spoilers.   I hope …

Favorite Scary Film: Sorry, Wrong Number

10.24.18 Hey there, time for another favorite film of mine. A classic one at that. Sorry, Wrong Number. It’s not a scary film per say, but it does give me a bit of the chills, especially the last fifteen minutes! Who doesn’t love old school movies?   Due to a telephone glitch, Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck), a controlling heiress confined to a wheelchair, overhears a conversation about a plan to kill a woman. Unable to leave her home or reach her husband (Burt Lancaster), and written off by the police, Leona struggles to uncover the truth through a series of phone calls that only lead her deeper into a mystery, which may involve her college rival, Sally (Ann Richards), and a scheme to sell pharmaceuticals on the black market. Released on September 1, 1948, this film noir thriller delivers. With great performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster, the film based on a 1943 radio play, has become a classic for me.  The film is available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, and on and on. Just …