FRIENDS TILL THE END, REMEMBER? A few years after the events of Curse of Chucky (2013), Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) has accepted that Chucky only exists in her mind and she is transferred to a medium-security hospital. The seventh film in the series went straight to DVD and continues in the same vein as its … Continue reading Cult of Chucky
TRUST ME. When divorced L.A. attorney Fletcher Reede’s (Jim Carrey) son makes a birthday wish that for one day his dad can’t tell a lie, it comes true; Fletcher’s life turns to chaos. One of Carrey’s greatest hits in the 1990s is based on an amusing idea (previously explored in an episode of Twilight Zone … Continue reading Liar Liar
A KILLER COMEDY! In 1920s New York, David Shayne (John Cusack) gets a chance to produce one of his plays on Broadway, but has to accept the casting of a gangster’s moll (Jennifer Tilly) in a lead role. One of Woody Allen’s most successful comedies in the 1990s takes a look at a clash between showbiz … Continue reading Bullets Over Broadway
DELIVER US SOME EVIL. Another movie starring the evil dolls Chucky and Tiffany is being made in Hollywood, but soon the real toys begin to wreak havoc on the production and its star, Jennifer Tilly. The fifth Child’s Play movie was directed by series veteran Mancini and looks similar to the fourth one; there’s thrills, … Continue reading Seed of Chucky
CHECK YOUR PULSE AT THE DOOR… IF YOU HAVE ONE. Real estate agents Jim and Sara Evers (Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason) bring their kids to look at a creepy old mansion; it turns out to be haunted and its owner has special plans for Sara. Much like the same year’s Pirates of the Caribbean, this … Continue reading The Haunted Mansion
IN GODDESS WE TRUST. Screenwriter Steven Phillips (Albert Brooks) has lost his touch and enlists help from a muse called Sarah (Sharon Stone), but she doesn’t come cheap. Director Brooks’s message seems to be that Hollywood is full of frail egos that believe inspiration will come from anywhere but hard work. “Anywhere” in this case … Continue reading The Muse
CHUCKY GETS LUCKY. Murderer Charles Lee Ray is once again revived as the evil doll Chucky, this time by his former girlfriend (Jennifer Tilly) – who also ends up as a killer doll! The fourth Child’s Play movie gets an adrenaline shot by director Ronny Yu and inspiration from the likes of Scream and other … Continue reading Bride of Chucky
YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYE. Another well-made, good-looking film from Pixar, this time about a community of monsters in a city whose power supply consists of screams from children who have encountered the monsters in their bedrooms. When a human girl accidentally winds up in the city, two of the monsters try to bring her … Continue reading Monsters, Inc.