Kingdom of the Dinosaurs (2022) Movie Review

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Kingdom of the Dinosaurs – Movie Review

Director: Scott Jeffrey

Writer: Scott Jeffrey (Screenplay)

Cast

  • Mark Haldor (Reign of Chaos)
  • Darcie Rose
  • Chelsea Greenwood
  • Chrissie Wunna
  • Stephen Staley

Plot: In 2030, during World War III in which a small group of survivors make it into a bunker. Two years later they have to exit to find new supplies, but they are greeted by dinosaur predators.

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Kingdom of the Dinosaurs starts as World War III breaks out, a small group of survivors Drew (Haldor) and his wife Carly Rae (Rose) make it to a bunker. When the supplies start running low, Drew must lead a team to the surface.

Once the team is on the surface, they learn of the devastation left on the surface. The dinosaurs have taken over and now, the facility is under attack from dinosaurs too.

Verdict on Kingdom of the Dinosaurs

Kingdom of the Dinosaurs is a sci-fi horror that uses a mix of the destruction of war and dinosaurs to throw us into an apocalyptic world. This makes the film have a zombie feel, with how everything is created, would be the base plan for a zombie movie, but this time using dinosaurs.

When it comes to the core story, it is as simple as a small group needing to leave safety for resources. The risk will have casualties and the home base also comes under attack. Nothing really feels that fresh and it is more waiting to see how the characters will get picked or fight back.

The effects work well for the low budget, with some dinosaur shots looking great, while others do not. When it comes to the dinosaur actions, it tends to go against everything we have seen in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Final ThoughtsKingdom of the Dinosaurs is an easy-watch sci-fi action movie.

Jeepers Creepers: Reborn – Release News

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Jeepers Creepers: Reborn – Theatrical release 24 September 2022. Released on digital, Blu-ray and DVD 10 October 2022.

Get your creep on as Jeepers Creepers: Reborn – the brand-new horror reboot of one of the most iconic horror franchises of the century – is set to strike fear into a new generation when it gets its UK premiere this September from 101 Films.

This wickedly demonic gorefest from Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) gets its Premiere on 23 September 2022 with a theatrical release on 24 September please see ticket info here. The film will follow gets its digital, Blu-ray and DVD release in October.

The Horror Hound festival is a big deal, and now, it’s coming to Louisiana for the very first time – the excitement is immense. The geeks, freaks and die-hard horror fans are coming from far and wide to experience the fear and the fun.

Chase (Imran Adams – Hollyoaks, Ghosts), a lovable geek, is one such fan. He can’t wait to go and has bagged tickets for him and his devoted girlfriend Laine (Sydney Craven – EastEnders, A Christmas Carol), who has even more exciting news she’s waiting to share…

But as the festival approaches, Laine experiences disturbing premonitions involving the town’s terrifying past … and can’t shake the feeling that something evil is coming.

As the festival kicks off and blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, are Laine and Chase ready to face the legend of the Creeper, in a brand-new horror attraction? Or could Laine’s fears be about to come true – is one of the most wicked demons ever set to wreak havoc, death and devastation on the unsuspecting crowds?

The pair must prepare to fight for their lives as they realise their worst nightmare has come true as Jeepers Creepers is Reborn.

The Big Bounce (2004) Movie Review

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ABC Film Challenge – 2000s Movies – B – The Big Bounce Movie Review

Director: George Armitage

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez (Screenplay)

Writer: Elmore Leonard (Novel)

Cast

Plot: A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer’s mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Big Bounce starts as a con artist Jack Ryan (Wilson) finds himself in trouble with the law, with judge Walter Crewes (Freeman) setting him free. Jack finds himself sacked from his undercover job for Ray Ritchie (Sinise), with Bob Rogers Jr (Sheen) trying to get him to leave the island.

When Jack meets Nancy (Foster) he gets introduced to a new con that he could work on. This sees the pair going on a daring romance to explore the island, as Nancy keeps her relationship with Ray secret from his wife.

Verdict on The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce is a crime mystery movie that follows a con artist that finds love in the middle of his latest con job. It focuses on one man meeting a string of different characters along the way.

The movie will look to give us twists along the way, as we don’t know who we can trust along the way. There is too much focus on the romantic side to side, which already feels out of place because of the age difference. It also doesn’t do enough to make the villains feel like a real threat in the bigger con.

This does play out as fun enough crime caper, but it feels like there could have been a lot more thrown into the mix.

Final ThoughtsThe Big Bounce is a simple con man movie.

Collision Course (2021) Movie Review

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Collision Course – Movie Review

Director: Bolanle Austen-Peters

Writer: James Amuta(Screenplay)

Cast

  • Daniel Etim Effiong
  • Kelechi Udegbe
  • Chioma Akpotha
  • Bimbo Manuel
  • Ade Laoye

Plot: The lives of an aspiring musician and a struggling police officer come crashing into each other in this powerful story about how one day can change everything.

Runtime: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Collision Course starts when aspiring musician Mide (Effiong) is starting to see his music noticed, despite his father not wanting him to follow this career. Meanwhile, struggling police officer Magnus (Udegbe) is drawn into the underworld of crime, as an option to feed his family.

As the pair go about their days in very different worlds, they will see them come crashing down. When Magnus is pushed too far and Mide happens to be in the wrong place and at the wrong time.

Verdict on Collision Course

Characters

Mide is an aspiring musician that has spent his studying career getting a law degree. He is about to become a father and his own father disapproves of his music career choice. Mide does have the ups and downs within the music world but remains positive about what he is doing.

Magnus is a police officer that is struggling to make ends meet for his family. He is offered a role in a criminal underworld but resists the consequences this could cause people. Over this day, he finds himself drawn toward this life more than ever before.

In the supporting characters, we get the loved ones of Mide who have a mixed response to certain decisions he makes in life. We also get the people who have been putting pressure on Magnus during his time of need.

Performances

Daniel Etim Effiong and Kelechi Udegbe are the two leads in the movie. They both give us great performances that show the different lives their characters live. One is on top of the world, while the other is struggling to hold his together.

Story

The story follows two men over the course of one day who live different lives. Fate brings them together in a moment that changes both their lives forever.

This story gets to address the social unrest happening between classes in Nigeria. It shows how the police can be caught up in the middle of doing the right thing or looking after their families. While also shows that people are willing to chase dreams, in this case, a music one.

The story keeps the two apart for large parts of the movie, where they can be seen getting tested about things going against them. this all leads to the meeting between the two and how things change for them.

Themes

Collison Course is an action thriller that shows the aggressive tactics used to rob people. While we get glimpses of the side effects, we could easily have dived deeper into them. However, this can be explained more by showing how the film is meant to take place over one day. There is more focus on the discussion brought forward, rather than the action, which isn’t needed for that much and doesn’t get overused.

Where to Watch: Collison Course is available on Netflix.

Final Thoughts Collison Course is a tense thriller, with a bigger talking point.

So Cold the River – Release News

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So Cold the River is available on digital download 5 September.

In this spine-chilling supernatural thriller, a filmmaker hired to profile a reclusive millionaire becomes obsessed with her subject. As she uncovers the shocking secrets his hometown wanted buried, an evil force is unleashed with devastating consequences…

So Cold the River is based on a novel by Michael Loryta, bestselling author of crime and supernatural fiction including ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead. It stars Bethany Joy Lenz (Dexter, One Tree Hill), Alysia Reiner (Ms. Marvel, Orange is the New Black) and Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead).