Chris J. Patiño

the guest
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Retro Review of ‘The Guest:’ ‘Terminator’ Meets ‘Halloween’ in Slick Action-Thriller

A soldier comes home to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After being welcomed into their lives, a series of strange occurrences and deaths begin to occur, and they all seem to center around this mysterious man. Who is this stranger the Petersons have allowed into […]

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you're next
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Retro Review of ‘You’re Next:’ A Home Invasion Thriller With a Twist

In the wake of this pandemic and the postponing of everything, now seems like a good time to go offroad and talk about some weird movies near and dear to my heart. I’m also willing to bet that these movies are strangers to you, which makes this detour all the more exciting! So get ready […]

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The Invisible Man
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‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Terror Unseen

Do you know that feeling you get when you’re alone? That creeping sensation that crawls up the back of your neck. Like someone breathing on you? How you can’t help but feel like someone, or something, is there with you? Imagine that thing is a murderous psychopath, and because you can’t prove it exists, everyone […]

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The hunt
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‘The Hunt’ Review: Guns, Gags and Pigs, Oh My

This flick had quite the journey getting to the big screen. Sight unseen “The Hunt” has been mired in controversy, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of a select few. Funny, considering they hadn’t seen the movie, but hey, baseless outrage works well for some.  “The Hunt,” is directed by Craig Zobel, written by […]

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sonic the hedgehog
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“Sonic the Hedgehog” Review: The Famed Blue Speedster Stumbles in Film Debut

Man. My job is work sometimes. “Sonic the Hedgehog” is directed by Jeff Fowler and stars James Mardsen, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. The movie follows Sonic as he teams up with a local cop (James Mardsen) to thwart a government-sponsored evil genius (Jim Carrey) who wants to […]

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jojo rabbit
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“Jojo Rabbit” Review: Taika Waititi’s WWII Satire Is a Heartbreaking Delight

Newly minted Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner “Jojo Rabbit” is written and directed by Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “What We Do in the Shadows”) and stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Archie Yates, Stephen Merchant and Taika Waititi. The story follows 10-year-old Jojo (Roman Griffin […]

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