Plot: Elliot (Douglas Smith), his girlfriend Sasha (Cressida Bonas) and their friend John (Lucien Laviscount) decided to move off-campus together. They found a big house that meets their requirements and are excited for this next step into adulthood. But once they move in, strange things start happening. Sasha’s friend Kim (Jenna Kanell), who is a medium, feels a presence and the friends start to grow suspicious of each other. And then Elliot finds a strange name etched into the nightstand drawer: The Bye Bye Man.
The Bye Bye Man opens strongly and then loses a bit of its verve and momentum as it continues. In the end, the okay outweighs the good, but I have definitely seen worse films.
After their mother and opera singer Kylie (Minnie Driver) was brutally murdered, Camilla (Allie MacDonald) and her brother Buddy (Douglas Smith) went to live with her boyfriend Roger (Meat Loaf). Roger runs a musical theater camp for rich kids where Camilla and Buddy, now grown, work in the kitchen. But Camilla dreams of becoming a performer herself. When it is announced that this year’s camp’s production would be a kabuki version of The Phantom Haunting of the Opera – Kylie’s star role and a play that hasn’t been shown since her death – nothing can keep Camilla from auditioning. But it seems that her mother’s killer has followed them or maybe the play, and things get even bloodier than the usual casting and production process.
Stage Fright combines slasher movies and musicals in such a way that I was laughing until I cried. It was amazing.
Syd (Caleb Landry Jones) works for a clinic that specializes in infecting people with the diseases popular stars have, straight from their bodies. Syd himself is rather partial to model/actress Hannah Geist (Sarah Gadon) and makes a bit of an extra profit by smuggling the diseases out of the clinic by infecting himself and selling them on the black market. When Hannah gets sick from a mysterious disease, it’s Syd who is sent to pick up the virus. Of course, he also injects himself, only to find that Hannah died from the disease – and nobody knows how to cure it.
Antiviral was a fascinating, stylish movie that explores its core concepts right down to the very last detail. I really don’t know what to be more excited about with this film – the content or the amazing performance by Caleb Landry Jones.
After his success with Zeus’ lightning bolt Percy (Logan Lerman) has yet to have another big success, much to his chagrin and Clarisse’ (Leven Rambin) enjoyment. But then things get quickly out of whack: Percy’s half-brother Tyson (Douglas Smith), a cyclops, shows up. Camp Half-Blood is attacked by the not-dead-after-all Luke (Jake Abel) and its magical barrier starts failing. It’s Clarisse who gets tasked with finding the Golden Fleece to save the camp, but fueled by a prophecy Percy, Tyson, Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) go on the same quest.
Sea of Monsters, much like the first film, was pretty nice the most time, but also ultimately not great or awesome. There is nothing really wrong with it and it did have a great supporting cast, but I didn’t connect with it all that much.