28 Days Later Review

28 Days Later is a 2002 post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, and Christopher Eccleston. The first installment in the 28 Days Later series, the plot follows a group of survivors who cope with the destruction of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. Positives: Great characters Great score Good plot Great special effects Good script Great cast Great performances Negatives: n/a Plot:  The story isn’t something that we haven’t seen before.  Jim wakes up in the…

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Stonehearst Asylum Review

Stonehearst Asylum is a 2014 psychological thriller film directed by Brad Anderson, starring Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, and David Thewlis.  The film follows Dr. Edward Newgate who transfers to Stonehearst Asylum, discovering that the asylum is run by the very inmates it was created to house. Positives: Great performances Interesting story Well paced Interesting Great design Negative: n’a Plot: First, let’s just say that this movie has a brilliant concept.  It does a great job of gradually unveiling the twist of the patients running the facility.  The…

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