Star Wars The Phantom (1999) Review

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is a 1999 American epic space-drama movie composed and coordinated by George Lucas, delivered by Lucasfilm, circulated by twentieth Century Fox and stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August, and Frank Oz. It is the main portion in the Star Wars prequel set of three and starts the "Skywalker adventure," however it was the fourth film to be delivered sequentially.

The Phantom Menace is set 32 years before the first film and follows Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his student Obi-Wan Kenobi as they ensure Queen Amidala in order to secure a serene end to an interplanetary exchange debate. Joined by Anakin Skywalker—a youthful slave with curiously solid regular forces of the Force—they at the same time battle with the secretive return of the Sith.

Lucas started creation of this film after he discovered that PC produced symbolism (CGI) had progressed to the level he needed for the prequel set of three's enhanced visualizations. Shooting began on June 26, 1997, at areas including Leavesden Film Studios and the Tunisian desert. The movie was Lucas' first executive exertion following a 22-year rest following Star Wars in 1977.

The Phantom Menace was delivered in theaters on May 19, 1999, just about 16 years after the debut of the past Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi. The film's debut was broadly secured by media and was enormously foreseen on account of the huge social after the Star Wars adventure had developed.

Notwithstanding the expectation, it got blended surveys; pundits lauded the visuals, activity successions, topics, John Williams' melodic score, and a portion of the exhibitions (eminently Neeson and McGregor), however scrutinized the screenplay, portrayal, and the individual exhibitions of Ahmed Best as Jar Binks and Lloyd as Anakin. It earned more than $924.3 million (identical to $1.42 billion of every 2019) overall during its underlying dramatic run, turning into the most noteworthy netting film of 1999, the second-most noteworthy earning film worldwide and in North America (behind Titanic), and the most noteworthy netting Star Wars film at that point.

A 3D reissue, which procured an extra $102.7 million in the cinema world and carried the film's general overall takings to over $1 billion, was delivered in February 2012. The film was trailed by two continuations: Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005.

Sextuplets (2019) Review

Sextuplets is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes from a screenplay by Mike Glock, Rick Alvarez and Marlon Wayans.
It stars Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb, and follows a man who sets out to find his long-lost siblings after discovering he is one of sextuplets his mother had. The film was digitally released on Netflix on August 16, 2019.
An expecting father-to-be seeks his birth mother and discovers he has five other siblings born from the same pregnancy.
He tries to track these different characters before his baby is born. He first meets with his brother Russell and the pair goes on a road trip to find their other siblings.
Dawn is a stripper serving time in a women's prison, Ethan is a hustler who dresses and talks like a ’70s pimp, while Jasper is marked for his red hair and lighter complexion. “Baby Pete” suffers from Polio.

The Rum Diary (2011) Review

The Rum Diary is a 2011 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bruce Robinson, based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson.

It stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins, and Giovanni Ribisi.

Filming began in Puerto Rico in March 2009 and was released on October 28, 2011.

The film received mixed reviews and grossed just $23 million against its $45 million budget.

Paul Kemp is an author who has not been able to sell a book. He gets a job at a newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

There, he meets Sala, who gets him acclimatized and tells him he thinks the newspaper will fold soon. Kemp checks into a hotel, and while idling about on a boat in the sea, meets Chenault, who is skinny-dipping while avoiding a Union Carbide party. Kemp is immediately smitten with her.

Ouija (2014) Review

Ouija is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Stiles White in his directorial debut, produced by Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, and Bennett Schneir and written by Juliet Snowden and White, who previously together wrote The Possession.

It stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, and Bianca A. Santos as teenagers who have unleashed spirits from a Ouija board.

Ouija was released on October 24, 2014, by Universal Pictures.

The film was a commercial success, grossing $103.6 million worldwide over a $5 million budget, but was overwhelmingly criticized by critics, with many criticizing its inconsistent tone, characters and story, but praise for Shaye's performance.

A prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, was released in 2016, and was far better critically received.

Wounds (2019) Review

Wounds is a 2019 psychological horror film written and directed by Babak Anvari, in his English language debut, and starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beetz. The film is based on the novella The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019, and was released in the United States on October 18, 2019, by Hulu and internationally on Netflix.

Will is a New Orleans-based bartender who works at a run-down cockroach-infested bar. One evening, Alicia, her boyfriend Jeffrey, a drunk Eric, and a group of college kids enter the bar. Eric gets into a fight with another guest, resulting in Eric being stabbed in the cheek with a broken bottle.

The kids leave the bar in a panic and Will discovers one of them has left their phone behind. Will returns to his house, which he shares with his student girlfriend Carrie. While inspecting the phone, he receives messages from someone called Garrett, who claims that he is scared and something from the "tunnel" is following him.

Hush (2017) Review

Hush is a 2016 American slasher film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan, starring Kate Siegel, who also co-wrote the film with Flanagan.

The film co-stars John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, and Emilia "Emma" Graves. It was jointly produced by Trevor Macy through Intrepid Pictures and Jason Blum through Blumhouse Productions.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2016, and was released by Netflix on April 8, 2016.

The film has been remade twice, with Kolaiyuthir Kaalam and Khamoshi being released in 2019.

Maddie Young is a deaf woman and horror writer who lost her abilities to hear and speak after a bout of bacterial meningitis at age 13, only to lose both permanently after a botched corrective surgery. Hoping to advance her career as an author, she lives an isolated life in the woods with her cat.

Her friend Sarah visits her one evening to return a copy of her book. While discussing her writing, Maddie explains how she visualizes her stories, and considers numerous potential endings before deciding on one.

Later that night, a masked killer with a crossbow attacks Sarah and chases her to Maddie's house. A bloodied Sarah bangs on the door shouting for help; her cries go unheard because Maddie cannot hear her, and the man stabs Sarah to death.

Playing with Fire (2019) Review

Playing with Fire is a 2019 American family comedy film directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay by Dan Ewen and Matt Lieberman based on a story by Ewen.

The film stars John Cena, John Leguizamo, Keegan-Michael Key, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, and Judy Greer, and follows a group of smokejumpers who must watch over three children who have been separated from their parents following an accident.

The film was theatrically released by Paramount Pictures on November 8, 2019, in the United States.

It is the third Walden Media film from Nickelodeon Movies, after Charlotte's Web and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (the latter was also released in 2019).

Despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, the film was a box office success, grossing $68 million worldwide with production budget of $29 million.