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After two years to get the edit right, ‘New Mutants’ is a mess

2/10 After two years of post-production, you’d think The New Mutants would at least be organized. In The New Mutants, Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) awakens imprisoned in a facility for adolescent mutants who have killed people with their emerging powers. … Continue reading

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‘The Grudge’ is exactly the type of movie that gets dumped on the first weekend of January

2/10 I adore Takashi Shimizu’s American Grudge movies from the mid-‘00s for their unforgiving pacing and dense array of strong jump scares, so I was excited to see a reboot coming from writer/director Nicolas Pesce – not because I’d seen … Continue reading

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Decent ‘Scary Stories’ can’t capture books’ magic

7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a film caught between its iconic source material and a risk-averse production that leans heavily on the exhausting, bland choices common in the past decade’s horror. Still, there are significant highlights … Continue reading

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‘La Llorona’ doesn’t stand out, never wanted to

3/10 The Curse of La Llorona doesn’t go far enough. It’s the same tame, predictable movie-product the Paranormal Activity/Insidious/Conjuring super-brand has been churning out for more than 10 years now, this one vaguely Mexican-themed. In 1973 Los Angeles, because everything … Continue reading

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‘The Nun’ is 90 minutes of unvarnished nonsense

1/10 Imagine if The Evil Dead 2 took itself seriously. That’s The Nun. The Nun is that bad. “The darkest chapter of The Conjuring Universe” – because aping the language of its sister Insidious series wasn’t enough, they also had to … Continue reading

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