Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Shadows Fall (2016)

shadowsDirector: Aditya Vishwanath

Writer: Raj Jawa, Kuber Kaushik (Screenplay)

Starring: Dylan Quigg, Christian Wennberg, Jener Dasilva, Kinsey Diment, Talmage Thidwell, Marc Carlis, Yvonne Miranda

 

Plot: Shadows Fall is the haunting story of Senka, a young widow who confronts and answers that eternal question – what would you do for one more moment with someone that you love?

Resorting to the supernatural, she makes a bargain with a demon for the life of her dead husband, Jonas. Now she must live with the price of that deal.

 

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Mind Bending Horror

 

Story: Shadows Fall starts as we meet couple Senka (Quigg) and Jonas (Dasilva) who have come from different worlds but fallen in love never the less. What starts as a love story takes a twist when Senka finds herself having to make a deal with Amis (Wennberg) for parts of her life to go back to the way they were always meant to be.

As the story unfolds we learn the truth behind Senka and the deal she is trying to make giving us all the vision of just what would you do in her situation.

Shadows Fall is a horror mystery that instantly makes you wonder just what the hell is actually going on but this is what we want in a film giving us an instant question we want to see solved through the film. We get plenty of twists and turns along the way leading us to the final reveal in the final act. We don’t get any real scares but we don’t really need them for how this story unfolds.

 

Overall: Horror film that keeps you guessing from start to finish.

Rating75

 

 

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Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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Director: Jon M Chu

Writer: Ed Solomon (Screenplay) Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt (Characters)

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman

 

Plot: The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Simple Sequel

 

Story: Now You See Me 2 starts by going all Ocean’s Twelve on us by having Thaddeus Bradley (Freeman) wanting revenge on the Four Horsemen Daniel (Eisenberg), Merritt (Harrelson), Jack (Franco) and Lula (Caplan). Dylan (Ruffalo) brings the Horsemen back for their next job as they look to expose a new technology that will be stealing information.

With the Horseman being played and exposed they find themselves being handled by the puppet master Walter Mabry (Radcliffe) who wants the Horseman to steal a technology he helped create to make up for the money he had stolen by the Horseman a year before.

Now You See Me 2 gives us the sequel that plays out very much like Ocean’s Twelve where the robbed characters want revenge on the people that took their money. This plays out like something that has lost the elements of surprise which the first film had because the twist in the first film defines how clever the concept was but this time we lack that side of everything. This is easy to watch but in the end just doesn’t reach the full potential required in the film.

 

Overall: This is an unnecessary sequel to a fun film

Rating51

 

 

Opinion Battles Results Favourite Time Travel Film

Opinion Battles Results

We have had a small selection of Time Travel films this round but what were the most popular answers?time-travel-sresult

3rd – Back to the Future 2 pick by – SG Liput getting 3 Points.

2nd –. Terminator 2 Judgement Day picked by – Tom getting 6 Pointsterminator

1st – Back to the Future picked by – Table 9 Mutant, Emma, Drew, Movie Rob, J, Myself and Kevin all getting 12 pointsback

If you want to take part in the next round we are looking at favourite Clive Owen roles and send you choices to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by 2nd October 2016

I am looking for one more category for next year, I am open to ideas but I would like to find a LEAST FAVOURITE to add, if you have an idea let me know.

Here is the table, (Drew – Drew’s Movie Reviews, Kim – Tranquil Dreams, J – Film & Nuance, Cinema Parrot Disco, Rob – Movie Rob, Damien Riley – Riley Central, Summer – Serendipitous Anachronisms, Daniel – A Tale of Two Dans, Emma – Emma Explains It All, S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason, Richard – The Humpo Show, Paul – Return to the 80s, Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews, Daniel – Dellens 456 , Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews, Anthony – Poetry, books, movies and music, Kevin – The Mental Attic) can anyone take this league by storm like last year?table