Author Archives: Victor Moreno

REVIEW: DOCTOR SLEEP is a worthy follow-up to Kubrick’s THE SHINING that enrichens the original while giving us a sequel with a compelling premise.

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Writer/director Mike Flanagan (Hush, Gerald’s Game) successfully tackles the herculean effort of reconciling Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of THE SHINING with two Stephen King novels and delivers a film that works for fans of the film and books alike. The Shining

REVIEW: PARADISE HILLS aims to be a dark fairytale on the importance of agency and individuality, but loses itself in placing aesthetic over a compelling storyline

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Writer/director Alice Waddington’s PARADISE HILLS boasts lush and imaginative visuals in costume and production design, but the film’s point is lost in its emphasis on style over substance. It’s evident in viewing PARADISE HILLS that Alice Waddington has something to

REVIEW: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE strikes a timely note with a franchise reboot and a twist on a familiar classic.

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While it treads on familiar ground for long-time fans of the franchise, Tim Miller and James Cameron’s reboot of the Terminator franchise takes a wise step in grounding the film with some timely cultural notes. If the tagline “I’ll Be

PODCAST: OLD MAN (2004) – View & Spew Review

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Our unofficial-official Halloween episode of 2019. Join the Beards this week as they subject themselves to the micro-budget horror of OLD MAN. A couple moves into a home where a gruesome murder took place and are terrorized by an octogenarian

PODCAST: SPACE RAIDERS (1983) – View & Spew Review

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Strap-on your space-beards and grip your asteroid blasters for the latest episode of View and Spew where the gang discusses ‘Space Raiders.’ This scrappy low-budget classic from legendary schlock producer Roger Corman features a jaunty alien, space-pies in the face,

REVIEW: COUNTDOWN is an surprisingly enjoyable Halloween season popcorn flick that is playfully self-aware of its unwieldy premise.

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At first glance, the premise of Countdown, an app that tells you when you die and supernaturally conspires to make it happen, is somewhat groan-inducing. But despite some flaws, it’s still an enjoyable ride. Countdown, on the surface, comes across

REVIEW: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME is an enjoyable Ed Wood style dive into the world of blaxploitation films with a charismatic performance from Eddie Murphy at its heart.

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Eddie Murphy’s compelling turn as 70’s comedian Rudy Ray Moore is the spark of life at the center of this DISASTER ARTIST inspired dive into the world behind Moore’s persona and the making of 1975’s Dolemite. There’s something alluring about

REVIEW: Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE is a compelling thriller that focuses on class division

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One of the year’s best films, Parasite evades easy pigeonholing into one genre and remains enthralling from start to finish. The issue of the haves versus the have nots is a theme that rears its head quite often when looking

REVIEW: Inventive and original, JOJO RABBIT showcases Taika Waititi’s unique voice with one of the year’s best films.

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Waititi’s “anti-hate satire” tells a charming and endearing coming of age story with a Calvin and Hobbes flavor, one where Hobbes is a sassy and anachronistic Adolph Hitler, in the final days of occupied Europe in WW2. Before Taika Waititi

REVIEW: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE serves as a fitting capstone to the legacy of Breaking Bad

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Writer/Director Vince Gilligan delivers an epilogue to his classic series Breaking Bad with a feature focusing on Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman that serves as a final visit to what made the series so engrossing. Fans of Breaking Bad were understandably

REVIEW: LUCY IN THE SKY is an intriguing genre mash that examines the existential imprisonment of a life lived too ordinary.

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Writer/Director Noah Hawley makes his feature directorial debut with an engaging existential dark comedy with hints of magical realism reminiscent of the early films of the Coen Brothers. In many ways, Noah Fawley’s directorial debut Lucy in the Sky has

GIVEAWAYS: Free Advanced Tickets to THE ADDAMS FAMILY in Tempe on 10/9!

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Snap your fingers twice, The Addams Family is coming back to the big screen in an all-new adventure this Halloween season and your friends at Cult and Fingerpaint Marketing want YOU to be the first to see it! We’ve got

REVIEW: Joker is a true achievement in a cinematic character study that reinvents the comic book film.

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Joaquin Phoenix owns the role of the titular Batman arch-nemesis in a work that pays strong homage to the New Hollywood auteur storytelling of 1970’s Hollywood and reinvents the way that comic book films can be adapted for the big


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After seemingly forever (with one unofficial teaser and later another specifically for IT 2 that leaked online), the first official teaser trailer for BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) has finally been released online. There’s

REVIEW: Satanic Panic slices up a good time in the vein of horror-comedies like Evil Dead 2 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Director Chelsea Stardust’s follow-up to Hulu’s All That We Destroy is a quippy, low-budget throwback to practical 80’s horror effects with engaging female leads. 2019 has been a great year for fun throwback 80’s style-horror films with evil satanic cults

TRAILER: Danny returns to the Overlook Hotel in the final DOCTOR SLEEP Trailer!

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On the heels of the theatrical bow of IT CHAPTER TWO this past weekend, Warner Brothers have released the final theatrical trailer for director Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining, which leans heavily on Kubrick’s

REVIEW: PURE finishes off Hulu’s Into The Dark with a reframing of The Craft through the lense of Christian purity balls.

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Director Hannah McPherson delivers the final entry into Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark with an entry juxtaposing right-wing Christian fundamentalists with a mish-mash of The Craft and Carrie. Into the Dark, Hulu and Blumhouse’s monthly horror film series has

PODCAST: Horror Cult #4 – Folklore in Horror Film and Anthology Horror plus Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark

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In this episode of Horror Cult, Kirby and Victor discuss folklore in horror film. From Midsommar to Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark, its been a big year for anthology inspired horror and we delve deep into exploring that