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Night Skies
Night Skies (2007)
2 years ago via Flixster

An alien abduction movie supposedly based on memory regression of one of the characters. Plays much more like a soap opera; in an attempt to "flesh out" the characters, we get sappy cliches and mostly sub-par acting. Knyrim tries to build tension but doesn't succeed. The alien effects are decent, but not quite enough to save the movie.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas (2012)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Slickly produced and wonderfully acted by the ensemble cast that each played a multitude of characters in many time periods. The haphazard way the story skitters back and forth amongst the time periods dulls the effect of the movie, as does the liberal message of unity and every life being equal in the grand scheme of things. The entirety of this massive nearly three hour undertaking could have been skipped and the same result achieved by everyone listening to a four minute song by Mandisa called Bleed the Same.

Circle (2015)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This sci-fi movie is very tame when it comes to special effects and basically has one set until the final moments of the movie. 50 strangers are abducted by aliens and placed in a room in concentric circles. They all face inward and have no memory of how they got there. Every two minutes, a mechanism in the center of the room zaps someone and kills them. The participants realize that they each have a vote in who dies next... It tries to get deep and philosophical, but degenerates into racism and bigotry. Meh.

The Curse of La Llorona
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Atmospheric supernatural horror that could have been much better if the backstory was fleshed out and tied more closely to the victims. Nothing frightening here - just many attempts at jump scares and a chalky apparition with black crying eyes. Some decent unexpected chuckles, which is weird for a horror movie. Linda Cardellini is a fav, so I'm prone to like it more than most.

Green Room
Green Room (2016)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

How this qualifies as horror is beyond me. A band who screams their lyrics agrees to one last show - mostly because the gig they just finished paid them less than $6 - set up by the guy who booked the lame show. So off they go, syphoning gas to get there. The gig is in a remote wooded area populated by skinheads. Being rushed out afterwards, a member of the band goes back for a forgotten cell phone only to find a violent scene in the dressing room. The band is then ushered back in and locked in the room. They must devise a plan to escape with their lives. I was a bored and not the least impressed.