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A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ryan Reynolds Directed by: Daniel Espinosa Written by: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick   Humans are always hoping there’s life in space. Some believe that it will be friendly, and maybe even led to benefits for our planet. Then there are those who know better, and fear what’s out in the dark depths of space. Enter “Life,” the story about life in space that’s only interested in death.   The crew of the International Space Station seems like a good group of people. The audience gets to know a little about a few of them in attempts to gain some audience sympathy for them. One of their wives back on Earth just had a baby, and one of them is even handicap. Too bad there isn’t enough of it to truly care about most of them as the alien begins pic


When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, and Rabah Nait Oufella Directed and written by: Julia Ducournau   Once “Raw” begins, there’s an almost immediate strangeness to it. There’s an odd car crash that later proves very meaningful. Then the audience is introduced to Justine (Garance Marillier) and her parents, and the fact that they are serious vegetarians. They drop her off at vet school, which begins with a crazy hazing event and wild party. All of that is just the beginning of the strangeness that continues throughout, but helps lead to the greatness of the film.    The older students make the new students go through a period of hazing as an introduction to the school. Justine is more shy and reserved, and not really into this. Her older sister, Alexia (Ella Rumpf), who also attends the school and went through this hazing, is very much


In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. Directed by: Greg McLean Written by: James Gunn Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, and Adria Arjona     You ever have one of those days where you feel like you don’t get paid enough to put up with your job? Maybe you’ve had a day or two when you’ve even wanted to punch a co-worker. At Belko it appears like those days barely ever happen. There are plenty of smiles on their faces, employees in no hurry to get their work done, and even some time for office romance. All is good until the Belko experiment begins.    Of course when the voice orders the employees to start killing each other they have a hard time believing it. Once they get a little motivation, the experiment becomes a mind blowing experience. No really, it’s liter


A gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son's disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother. Starring: Michael Lorz, Sean Weil, Anthony del Negro, Nancy Nagrant, and Pooya Mohensi Directed and written by: David E. Munz-Maire   Nothing like going out for a nice drive in the country, and stopping at a vineyard. Get out, take a look around, and taste some wine. Sounds like such a good plan, what could go wrong? Well, if you stop at a vineyard like the one in “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir,” a whole lot could go wrong for you!    This short horror film has many things going for it starting with the location and atmosphere. A vineyard isn’t the typical setting for a horror film, nor does it sound all that scary, but this one is. There’s a creepy feel to the film right from the start, as it takes the audience behind the scenes of the Chateau. It’s dark, too quiet, and then there’s the strange tension between father and son.    Speaking of strange, that d


A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, adventuring into the domain of the might Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, and Brie Larson Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Written by: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, and John Gatins   The King is back in “Kong: Skull Island,” and he’s in a bad mood! Why… well because a few scientist and some soldiers come to his island, and start making a mess of it. Kong wastes little time returning the favor leaving the group battered, and bruised. A long way from their way off the island, the group soon finds that Kong isn't the only thing to fear.   It doesn’t take too long to realize that certain images of Kong really make the movie. There’s an early one of him with the sun setting, and the helicopters flying around him that is stunning. They do an excellent job of showing that he’s not only huge, but equa


A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate. Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams,  Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, & LilRel Howery Directed and written by: Jordon Peele   The easy way to sum up “Get Out” is to say, “crazy white people!” What’s not easy is winning over horror fans these days, but this movie has apparently done it. And how did Jordon Peele do it? Well he comes up with a good combination of horror, and racial tension.    Right off the bat the movie starts with a good typical horror movie scene ending in a good scare. A guy has lost his way in a neighborhood, a car pulls up next to him, and it doesn't end well for him. Then the audience meets a couple, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams), and learn about their plans to visit her parents. Not long after that the audience is hit with another nice and simple scare. Both scares set the mood for what’s to come.   When Chris meet