Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Movie Review

Fear Street Part Two 1978 – Bigger & Bloodier Sequel

 

Director: Leigh Janiak

Writer: Zak Olkewicz, Leigh Janiak (Screenplay) R.L. Stine (Book)

Starring: Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd, Ryan Simpkins, McCabe Slye, Gillian Jacobs, Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr, Olivia Scott Welch

Plot: Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.


Tagline – Find the Truth

Runtime: 1 Hour 49 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Fear Street Part Two 1978 starts as Deena (madeira) and Josh (Flores Jr) turn to C Berman (Jacobs) for answers about the witch in hopes of saving Sam (Welch). The story Miss Berman tells takes us back to 1978 when she was at Camp Nightwing with her sister Ziggy (Sink).

Ziggy finds herself getting bullied through her time while Cindy (Rudd) is trying to get through camp for her own future, but when one of the residents at the camp becomes possessed Cindy must do everything to save people before it is too late.

Thoughts on Fear Street Part Two 1978

Characters & Performances – Cindy is one of the siblings that has been part of the camp following the rules, not falling into the rebellious ways the other campers and councillors during the 1970s. she looks to investigate what truly happened, learning she will need to face her past to make it out. Ziggy is the younger sister of Cindy who has become the target of the bullies at the camp, but never willing to back down from fight back against them, she will spend time trying to get her own back on the lead bully in the camp. Tommy is the nice guy boyfriend of Cindy’s he wants the best for her and has supported her through the changes she has gone through over the recent years. Alice is the old friend of Cindy who has become more distant from over the years, the pair get to address some very real issues people can face during the growing up process. Nick Goode is also at the camp, the younger version from the first one, he is trying to help everyone escape the killer, knowing he is destined to led in the future. We do get mostly a new cast here with Stranger Things star Sadie Sink being the feisty teenager, Emily Rudd and Ryan Simpkins being excellent together with their discussion about life changing. Elsewhere we get everyone you would expect to see in a slasher film which all works very well throughout.

StoryThe story here picks up where the last movie finished, where our survivors from that film look to learn about what is happening with a survivor from the past with their story with the witch, which will take them back to 1978 with a summer camp massacre. This is a great follow up, with us being able to dive back in time, while still building the modern, well 1994 era of the story. When it comes to the summer camp events in the story we get a lovely throw back to the 1970s style slashers, which we haven’t seen since ‘The Final Girls’ getting to take on the campy style they once had, while also bringing out important discussion between Cindy and Alice. We get to dive straight into the bloodier action earlier because we know what is going to happen because of the events in the first film.

ThemesFear Street Part Two 1978 is a horror slasher film that will use the 1970s summer camp for the main settings, giving us a nice throwback feeling throughout the film. The special effects are great too, often keeping the bloodier side of what happens off camera, letting our minds imagine just how graphic the moments truly are.

Final Thoughts Fear Street Part Two 1978 is an excellent sequel that continues to build the world created, while having a throwback feeling in the slasher genre.

The God Committee – Release News

Signature Entertainment presents The God Committee on Digital Platforms from 19th July

Who lives, who dies? They decide… Three patients wait to see if they will live or die as a hospital committee decides to grant a lifesaving heart transplant to one of them. Seven years later the committee members struggle with the consequences of that fateful decision. Starring Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, The Simpsons) and Julia Stiles (Hustlers, Orphan: First Kill), this film was written and directed by Austin Stark (The Runner).

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Before I Go (2021) Movie Review

Before I Go – Brilliant Life Drama

 

Director: Eric Schaeffer

Writer: Eric Schaeffer (Screenplay)

Starring: Annabella Sciorra, Willie Garson, Craig Bierko, Andrea Navedo, Robet Klein, Molly Griggs

Plot: A woman recalls her life and musical career choices in New York City through the years.

Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Before I Go starts as we meet Samantha (Sciorra) a woman in her mid-life that sees herself alone, working a dead-end job, filled with depression from the life that wasn’t. as Samantha continues to look at what could have been, she starts to sink into a depression, but he passion for music becomes clear and her kindness to strangers or other creatures will always put her on the radar as someone who wants the best in the busy world.

Thoughts on Before I Go

Characters & Performances – Samantha is a once popular singer who has seen her life fall into loneliness and depression, she doesn’t have anyone in her life, spending most of her days walking to streets of New York, helping people and telling her stories. She is always looking to do good, while finding her time alone more interesting than she thought. Annabella Sciorra is brilliant in the leading, her grounded performance shows us just how important this role is, as it could be anyone in life. When we dive into the supporting cast, we have Samantha’s father that is dealing with his own problems, always trying to support Samantha through her difficult stage in life. Anyone else Samantha meets gets touched by her kindness, as she looks to give everyone in her life an honest outlook on life.

StoryThe story here follows a middle-aged woman in New York that is filled with depression and is struggling with her life, despite always finding a way to make people feel better in the New York. This is a wonderful look at how people will struggle in life, but will do something to make others feel good in life. It shows that even alone, somebody in life will find you important and if we are kind to each other, we can make life better for everyone around us.

ThemesBefore I Go is a drama set around New York city, a place that I always feel is filled with an endless amount of stories and this is no different. Each corner does seem to have something new for Samantha to do in life.

VOD release of the feature film Before I Go on July 20, 2021.

Final Thoughts Before I Go is a wonderful drama that will prove how important to watch over others truly is.

ABC Film Challenge – Comedy – L – The Little Hours (2017) Movie Thoughts

Director: Jeff Baena

Writer: Jeff Baena (Screenplay) Giovanni Boccaccio (Book)

Starring: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C Reilly, Molly Shannon

Plot: In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.


Tagline – Obedience – Poverty.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Bad Comedy

Story: The Little Hours starts as a young servant Massetto (Franco) is taken in by Father Tommasso (Reilly) after helping him during his time of need, he must pretend to be a deaf mute to remain on the grounds, while the nuns Alessandra (Brie), Ginevra (Micucci) and Fernanda (Plaza) show how they are looking to break the vows they are looking to make.

With Massetto being a young man, the nuns looks to take advantage of him, as the ways lead to changes in the monastery and the religious ways.

Thoughts on The Little Hours

Final Thoughts When it comes to comedy, we need to bring to life a situation that would be funny, a monastery of horny nuns just doesn’t seem like it is a place where this would work in anyway. We have such a talented cast that seem to get thrown into the movie with out hitting any of their comedic notes. This is one of the worst comedies you will see, that just doesn’t get any laughs in anyway and by the end of it you will have just rolled your eyes in disbelief about what you have watched.

Overall: Poor comedy