COLD IN JULY (2014)

It started off with a promising premise, until the plot went all over the place. It’s like the writer couldn’t make up his mind, then completely rebuilt the story at the last minute.  I know it’s supposed to be a ‘plot twist’ some sort. Well, it gets twisted severely it breaks the story. I’m sorry,…

UNDER THE SKIN (2014)

UNDER THE SKIN is unsettling in a veeeeeeery weird way. If you’re into artsy, peculiar, out of this world (no pun intended) sci-fi horror, you should check it out and be utterly mystified. ScarJo’s performance is wowzer! And the scores perfectly blend with the cold, dark, and empty ambience. Chilling. PS: You might need a…

MALEFICENT (2014)

Remember, this is made by Disney. So you shouldn’t be surprised if they tone it down since it appears they target younger audience unlike SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN that decided to go to a darker path. As a result, MALEFICENT becomes a much heartwarming tale than it’s supposed to be, but I LOVED it….

ENEMY (2014)

This just fell straight into “movies with WTF ending” category a.k.a “HUH?? *sigh* hang on a second, let me Google the explanation”. That being said, ENEMY has the craziest cryptid — I mean cryptic brain-twisting final shot a film enthusiast could not even see it coming.

OCULUS (2014)

I thought Oculus would be your mediocre oh-look-a-cursed-mirror-let’s-kill-the-demon-inside kind of supernatural horror. Turned out it gave more than I expected. There’s a strong influence from Stephen King’s The Shining and 1408, as I see it. And I suppose that’s an enough hint to imagine the gist of the film. There’s of course hit-and-miss. Liking the…

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)

I do not have any complaints. This hardly ever happened. Days of Future Past exceeds my expectation. And trust me, expectation was pretty high considering the marketing hype. First off, I might have underestimated Quicksilver. But oh boy, with not much of screen time, Evan Peters nailing it pretty damn good. In fact, I can…

CHEAP THRILLS (2014)

Two cash-deprived friends offered by filthy rich strangers to perform a grisly home entertainment. Cheap Thrills is gruesome as well as comical. A spanking fresh dark comedy.

IN FEAR (2014)

Though the claustrophobic terror was effective, In Fear took the wrong turn in terms of motives. It was still however, a suspenseful drive to despair.