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A Quiet Place (2018)


A Quiet Place (2018)

Before seeing this film, I thought right away that it looked like an M. Night Shyamalan movie.  Perhaps it would be reminiscent of Signs (2002).  I assumed that Shyamalan was the director until I saw that it was directed by, produced by, and stars John Krasinski.

I am really picky when it comes to horror movies that I get excited about.  This one sparked my interest.  I saw this on opening night, but I did not get to review it until now.

A Quiet Place takes place in the not so distant future where people are being hunted by vicious creatures that attack when they hear sound.  The film follows one particular family that is trying to survive.

The movie was directed by John Krasinski and the noteworthy cast includes John Krasinski, Emily Blunt (Krasinski’s wife), Millicent Simmons, Noah Jupe, and Cade Woodward.

Krasinski has come a long way from his days of selling paper in The Office (2005).  I really only started taking him seriously after seeing 13 Hours (2016).  I think that he has successfully transitioned from comedy to more serious acting and this movie is further proof.

A Quiet Place was way better than Signs.

The chemistry between Blunt and Krasinski felt very genuine.  Such a simple thing like that is easy when it is a real life couple onscreen.  However, that connection can make all of the difference.

This is not a bloodbath horror movie.  That is what I especially enjoyed about A Quiet Place.  The film keeps you in suspense throughout basically the entire movie.  It is edge-of-your seat excitement with enough jumpy scenes to make it worth your while.

The film is unique because it really does not contain a lot of dialogue.  I feel like this adds to the suspense.  The theater that I was in was eerily a quiet place.  Our eyes were glued to the screen, and the hair on the back of our necks stood up as we were desperately wanting to know what was going to happen next.

A Quiet Place was a breath of fresh air for the horror genre.  It is a reminder that a good spooky story meticulously executed is all that it takes to be a quality scary movie.  It seems like such a simple concept, but most horror movies these days have trouble achieving this.  There really was nothing wrong with this film.  It was chilling from start to finish.  Alfred Hitchcock would be proud.

I rate this movie a 9 on a scale of 1-10.

 

If you liked this film then you might also enjoy:

 

The Conjuring (2013)

High Tension (2003)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Purge (2013)

Sinister (2012)

The Others (2001)

Signs (2002)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Looper (2012)

13 Hours (2016)

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Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews December 2013


Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews December 2013

Netflix

Netflix Watch Instantly has drastically improved its movie selection over the last few years.  They still have more movies that are available to rent on disc than they do to stream, but if you do a little bit of searching then you will be able to find plenty of good movies that are worth streaming.

I have seen literally hundreds of movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly and literally thousands of movies that are currently available to rent on disc.

I have been writing movie reviews for a year now, but I have been mainly focusing on reviewing newer movies.  Because of this fact, I have not reviewed very many movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  I plan on fixing this problem soon.

I will continue to update and add to the list below throughout the month of December, and make a new list each month.  My lists will hopefully help you find good movies to watch and bad movies to stay away from.  I will hopefully be able to help save you time searching for a good movie to stream on Netflix Watch Instantly.  My reviews will tell you what are some of the best movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly and what are some of the worst movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

The Netflix Watch Instantly movie library changes periodically as their contracts with different movie companies run out or are renewed.  Here is a list of movies that I have reviewed that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  Click on each title below for my full review of that movie, my rating, the movie’s trailer, the movie’s poster, and pictures from that movie:

6 Souls (2009)

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Brubaker (1980)

Christmas Vacation (1989)

Cop Land (1997)

Dead Man Down (2013)

Dredd (2012)

End of Watch (2012)

Fire with Fire (2012)

Flight (2012)

The Guilt Trip (2012)

Happy Gilmore (1996)

A Haunted House (2013)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Iceman (2012)

InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)

Jackie Brown (1997)

Killing Season (2013)

Leave (2011)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Only God Forgives (2013)

The Paperboy (2012)

The Possession (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)

Robot & Frank (2012)

Skyfall (2012)

Stolen (2012)

Yes, the list is short now, but as the days and weeks and months go by, I will have plenty of more reviews for you to read and I will help you find the hidden gems within the Netflix Watch Instantly movie library.

www.brockingmovies.com  Movies are what I do.

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews November 2013


Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews November 2013

Netflix

Netflix Watch Instantly has drastically improved its movie selection over the last few years.  They still have more movies that are available to rent on disc than they do to stream, but if you do a little bit of searching then you will be able to find plenty of good movies that are worth streaming.

I have seen literally hundreds of movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly and literally thousands of movies that are currently available to rent on disc.

I have been writing movie reviews for almost a year now, but I have been mainly focusing on reviewing newer movies.  Because of this fact, I have not reviewed very many movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  I plan on fixing this problem soon.

I will continue to update and add to the list below throughout the month of November, and make a new list each month.  My lists will hopefully help you find good movies to watch and bad movies to stay away from.  I will hopefully be able to help save you time searching for a good movie to stream on Netflix Watch Instantly.  My reviews will tell you what are some of the best movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly and what are some of the worst movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

The Netflix Watch Instantly movie library changes periodically as their contracts with different movie companies run out or are renewed.  Here is a list of movies that I have reviewed that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  Click on each title below for my full review of that movie, my rating, the movie’s trailer, the movie’s poster, and pictures from that movie:

6 Souls (2009)

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Brubaker (1980)

Cop Land (1997)

Crossing Over (2009)

Dead Man Down (2013)

Dredd (2012)

End of Watch (2012)

Fire with Fire (2012)

Flight (2012)

Happy Gilmore (1996)

A Haunted House (2013)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Iceman (2012)

InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)

Jackie Brown (1997)

Killing Season (2013)

Leave (2011)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Only God Forgives (2013)

The Paperboy (2012)

The Possession (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)

Robot & Frank (2012)

Skyfall (2012)

Stolen (2012)

Yes, the list is short now, but as the days and weeks and months go by, I will have plenty of more reviews for you to read and I will help you find the hidden gems within the Netflix Watch Instantly movie library.

www.brockingmovies.com  Movies are what I do.

Horror Movie Reviews for Halloween


Horror Movie Reviews for Halloween

Are you looking for a good horror movie to watch for Halloween?

Check out the list below for a few ideas of what is a scary movie worth watching and what you probably shouldn’t waste your time on.

Click on each title below for a trailer, poster, pictures, my rating, and my full review of the movie.

6 Souls (2009)

The Call (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

Frankenweenie (2012)

High Tension (2003)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Mama (2013)

The Possession (2012)

The Purge (2013)

Sinister (2012)

Happy Halloween from www.brockingmovies.com

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House on Haunted Hill (1959)


House on Haunted Hill Poster 2

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

To me, old black and white horror movies are much more entertaining than the majority of the horror movies that get made in this day and age.  What I like most about the classics is that they rely mostly on the story, how it is told, and where it is taking place in order to try to frighten the viewers.  Special effects hardly existed in the days of black and white movies, so filmmakers had to get their thrills with a chilling storyline instead of just blood and guts.  House on Haunted Hill is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.

House on Haunted Hill Price Ohmart

The film is about an eccentric millionaire (Vincent Price) who invites 5 people to a spooky overnight party with him and his wife in a rented mansion that is rumored to be haunted.  He offers each person ten thousand dollars if they can live through the night in the locked house.

The movie was directed by William Castle and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Carolyn Craig, Alan Marshal, Elisha Cook Jr., and Julie Mitchum.

House on Haunted Hill party

The film sets the mood nicely with a creepy character introduction and narration by Price as the guests are headed to the haunted party on the hill.

It is movies like this one that helped to start the horror movie genre.  This is one of the classics.  It is one of the originals.  How many hundreds of movies have been released in recent years that take place in a haunted house?  There are too many to count.  Movies like House on Haunted Hill helped to pave the way for what a haunted house movie should be.

The film is full of spooky music, mysterious characters, and wonderful dialogue. There are excellent shadow affects in the movie that you can only get in a black and white film.  There are slamming doors, falling chandeliers, and creaky floor boards.  There are horrifying visuals and people screaming.  The picture is painted so well for us that you can almost smell death in the air.  All of these little attributes contribute to making House on Haunted Hill a true horror classic.

House on Haunted Hill Caretakers

The entertainment is in the storytelling.  If you enjoy classic films and you like a good ghost story, then this is the movie for you.  For its time, it is a great movie.

I rate this movie a 9 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews October 2013


Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews October 2013

Netflix

Netflix Watch Instantly has drastically improved its movie selection over the last few years.  They still have more movies that are available to rent on disc than they do to stream, but if you do a little bit of searching then you will be able to find plenty of good movies that are worth streaming.

I have seen literally hundreds of movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly and literally thousands of movies that are currently available to rent on disc.

I have been writing movie reviews for almost a year now, but I have been mainly focusing on reviewing newer movies.  Because of this fact, I have not reviewed very many movies that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  I plan on fixing this problem soon.

I will continue to update and add to the list below throughout the month of October, and make a new list each month.  My lists will hopefully help you find good movies to watch and bad movies to stay away from.  I will hopefully be able to help save you time searching for a good movie to stream on Netflix Watch Instantly.  My reviews will tell you what are some of the best movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly and what are some of the worst movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

The Netflix Watch Instantly movie library changes periodically as their contracts with different movie companies run out or are renewed.  Here is a list of movies that I have reviewed that are currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly.  Click on each title below for my full review of that movie, my rating, the movie’s trailer, the movie’s poster, and pictures from that movie:

6 Souls (2009)

Brubaker (1980)

Cop Land (1997)

Crossing Over (2009)

Dredd (2012)

End of Watch (2012)

Fire with Fire (2012)

Happy Gilmore (1996)

A Haunted House (2013)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Jackie Brown (1997)

Leave (2011)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

The Paperboy (2012)

The Possession (2012)

Stolen (2012)

Yes, the list is short now, but as the days and weeks and months go by, I’ll have plenty more reviews for you to read and I will help you find the hidden gems within the Netflix Watch Instantly movie library.

www.brockingmovies.com  Movies are what I do.

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly


Netflix

Netflix is constantly changing its movie selection.  Here is a list of 20 of the best Classics movies that are currently available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly.  If you enjoy watching the movies of old like I do, then you have to check out the movies on this list.  They are excellent classics in every sense of the word, and I highly recommend all of them.

If the title of the movie is highlighted, you may click on it for my full review.

Here is the list:

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Poster

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Dracula Poster

Dracula (1931)

The Mummy Poster

The Mummy (1932)

Scarface 1932 Poster

Scarface (1932)

The Invisible Man Poster

The Invisible Man (1933)

His Girl Friday Poster

His Girl Friday (1940)

Dumbo Poster

Dumbo (1941)

The Wolfman Poster

The Wolfman (1941)

Double Indemnity Poster

Double Indemnity (1944)

I was a Male War Bride Poster

I Was A Male War Bride (1949)

People Will Talk Poster

People Will Talk (1951)

White Christmas Poster

White Christmas (1954)

House on Haunted Hill Poster

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Poster

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Charade Poster

Charade (1963)

The Odd Couple Poster

The Odd Couple (1968)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Poster

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

True Grit Poster

True Grit (1969)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Poster

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Omen Poster

The Omen (1976)

Next time that you are sitting around trying to find a movie to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, I recommend you choose one of these movies as part of your movie night.

If you enjoyed this list, click on other Netflix related links below:

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20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

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Are you thinking about seeing a movie that is currently in theatres?

Click here for Now In Theatres Movie Reviews August 30th – September 5th.  You will find previews, poster artwork, and my full review of all of the movies that I have seen that are currently in theatres.  You’ll be able to see which movies are out right now and it might just help you decide which movies are worth seeing.