Knives Out

Judging by the trailer, Knives Out seems to have a Clue feeling to it. However, instead of being upfront and over the top with comedy, it just peppers it in as needed. It is a classic plot of a who done it. The tone is very different than what is portrayed in the trailers and…

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep picks up where The Shining left off and we see what happens to Danny Torrance after the events of The Shining and into his adult life. Danny comes across a young girl and a haunting tale begins. While the story mostly revolves around his run in with a Cult known as The True…

It Chapter Two

It Chapter 2 was probably the most anticipated movie of the year for Cinema Wise. This conclusion was a must see after the first film. After the release of the first trailer this film looked like it was going to expand and exceed its predecessor.  However, this is not the case and lives up to…

Ready Or Not

Ready or Not was a movie that I had seen the trailer for and thought – this will either be really good or really bad. As a result, I let some time pass by to see if I heard any positive or negative chatter. I went in to the film with an open mind and…

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

I remember reading these books when I was in elementary school. The library was always out of these books so you would have to put your name on a waiting list and wait for your turn. This film has a lot of nostalgia for me. Going into this film, I was excited to see what…

Child’s Play

This was a movie that I was taking a big shot on. My gut told me what I was in for and I should have listened. Be prepared, this is a tough one to sit through. This Child’s Play reboot took everything that was great about the series and chucked it out the window.  The…

Brightburn

Brightburn is a play on one of our oldest and best stories around. Alien from another planet crash lands, is raised by humans and grows to become our great savior. Ringing any bells? Well this is that story flipped on its head. What if the Alien wasn’t here to save us but is something darker?…

Pet Sematary

After watching It, I was really looking forward to the remake of Pet Sematary. The original 1989 version was probably one of the scariest movies I had seen growing up, but this film just butchers the story. It feels rushed throughout the whole story and I feel that it glosses over some of the more…

Us

Jordan Peele does it again, quickly becoming a new master of the Horror/ Thriller genre. Us is a must see in theaters. See it before everyone spoils the multiple twists and turns that this film holds. The film is told through a series of flashbacks and present-day events. We follow a family through their summer…

Halloween

Halloween is a soft reboot of the series.  It is picking up 40 years after the events on Halloween night in 1978. I cannot think of a better way to reboot this series. The film is great. It picks up with Laurie Strode dealing with Post Traumatic Stress for over 40 years. We see the…

A Simple Favor

This film was a wonderful surprise. From the first trailer I was all in so I ended up not following anything more after that because I was going to see the film regardless and to be honest I did not want to spoil anything. The film ended up being different than what was advertised. Thrill…

IT

When I heard that they were remaking It, I wasn’t really all that thrilled. I never thought that this was a movie that I would be rushing out to see in the theater. However, my tone changed the more I saw from the film. The first thing to interest me was that it is relatively…

Crimson Peak

I am not a fan of scary movies, but for some reason I really wanted to see “Crimson Peak”. Maybe it was the combination of the talented stars. Or maybe the idea and time period intrigued me. I was expecting all of the jump scares you can fit into two hours and horrifying images of…

The Visit

Let me open by saying that this type of film is hard for me to sit through. I’m not a big fan of the found footage and jump scare films. The plot in The Visit is very basic and could be a great thriller if it was done right. Well, this one falls flat on…

The Gift

The Gift was a movie that snuck up on me. When I heard about it I didn’t really pay much attention to the news. However, when I saw the first trailer this film looked good and sparked my interest. This movie delivers and falls short at the same time. This was Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut….