Tag: two stars

Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Presidents Day (2017)

Title: Presidents Day (2017) Director: David Zuckerman Runtime: 76 minutes — A group of awful teenagers go to a cabin in the woods to celebrate President’s Day. There, they unknowingly summon the corpses of the former presidents, and have to resurrect John Wilkes Booth to help kill the undead. Presidents Day opens with some of…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Strip Club Massacre (2017)

Title: Strip Club Massacre (2017) Director: Bob Clark Runtime: 101 minutes — Megan is having a terrible day. Her job has let her go because business is slow. She arrives home to find her boyfriend having sex with her roommate, so she decides to go visit her best friend, Amanda, and stay with her until…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on London Has Fallen (2016)

Title: London Has Fallen (2016) Director: Babak Najafi Runtime: 99 minutes — Picking up a few years after the original film, Olympus Has Fallen, we find Mike Banning still guarding the President, but on the verge of resigning as his wife will be having his baby soon. The Prime Minister of London dies after surgery,…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Title: In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Director: Ron Howard Runtime: 121 minutes — When I hear the name Ron Howard I automatically think “Oscar bait”. That’s okay, though, because I love me some good ol’ Oscar bait. That said, there’s a problem with In the Heart of the Sea. The film was originally slated…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 10 – Ashe Collins on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Cinefessions crew loves sharing their opinions on films, but not every movie can get the attention it deserves with a full review. Enter the Cinefessions’ Capsule Reviews. These capsule reviews cover five of the most important aspects of a film, which allow the crew to deliver their opinions on any movie clearly, decisively, and…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 3 – Chris Ranson on Invitation to Hell (1984)

Title: Invitation to Hell (1984) Director: Wes Craven Runtime: 96 minutes — As the world of Wes Craven continues to unfold around me, I realize that perhaps this isn’t the rabbit hole I was expecting from someone who did so many great things for the horror genre. Invitation to Hell is a 1984 made for TV movie….


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on No Escape (2015)

Title: No Escape (2015) Director: John Erick Dowdle Runtime: 103 minutes — The Dywer family moves from Austin, Texas, to a fake Asian country (No Escape was filmed in Thailand, but they go out of their way to make sure you know these characters are not in Thailand). Sadly, they happen to arrive just in…