I must first say, “Bravo” to Mr. Zombie. This week I had the pleasure of watching Rob Zombie’s 2005 horror movie, “Devil’s Rejects”. I wanted to get a head start on October by covering a pretty iconic scary movie. This was in fact my first time watching this film and I was blown-away. Personally, I love horror movies and this hit the mark for me. Crazy and charismatic characters, a clear directorial concept and cinematic devises executed with precision. Buckle up as I break it down.

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Kung Fu Hustle, remember that name. Originally released in 2004 and directed by Stephen Chow, this movie is simply a gem. You can’t really ask for more than this films gives its audience: unique characters, dance breaks and fights, movie references and of course the imaginative and creative story driving the film. This is a great introductory film for anyone with an interest in the kung-fu genre.

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After watching Knives Out (2019) I decided to give Logan Lucky (2017), directed by Steven Soderbergh, a try as a result of a general discussion I was having with a friend about Daniel Craig’s accent-work. Here are a few things that I took note of during my enjoyable afternoon of viewing Logan Lucky: no matter how big or small, the film takes the time to focus on farcical and comedic situations, there is a an unbelievable ease to the pacing of the film and all in all, the movie stays true to the genre of “heist” films.

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Knives Out (2019), written and directed by Rian Johnson is easily my favorite “Who Done It?” film since Scream. It pretty much has all you need, a southern P.I. with a smooth and deep voice, a cast of campy characters full of intentions that are anything but good, and a kind-eyed innocent, individual whose moral compass guides her to the treasure at the end of the map.

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