Movie reviews for spooky season lovers


Val Cameron joined the show to talk about the movies coming out this week! With spooky movies themed around the season, any Halloween lover will love it.

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Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Paramount Pictures.

Cameron describes how horror movies aren’t usually her thing, but she loves thrillers. This film happens to be a perfect combination of the two. This psychological thriller “hits a nine from the first moment of intense suspense,” Cameron said. The story mentions mental health, trayma and managing emotions. Anyone can become passive-aggressive, which has its own dangers, but what if it could kill us? Cameron said it was a good story with good pacing and an original take on a thriller.

Solid B+

The greatest beer race of all time

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Drama

Based on real events and a book of the same name

AppleTV+

Starring Zach Effron, Russll Crow, and Bill Murray, this film has strong cast members. In Cameron’s experience, this experience was fine. Cameron listened to the original book before watching the movie and couldn’t help but compare the two. The heartfelt moments that the movie couldn’t always portray to Cameron’s liking.

Based on real events, the story follows Chickie, a young man from New York who takes his friends from the neighborhood and sails to the front lines of the Vietnam War. With standout moments and incredible stories, important topics are covered in an entertaining and engaging way. Cameron said that movie seemed to be cut short, however, and wished it was a series.

Class C+

Hocus Pocus 2

PG rated

Family/Comedy

Disney+

The infamous Salem Witches are back and ready to shake the world 29 years after their first performance. This time, the Sanderson sisters have teenage witches to work with, as well as unresolved issues from the past. With fun musical numbers and a witchy attitude, it’s the perfect family Halloween movie.

Category B

Brothers

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Romance/Comedy

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This film is hard to find RomCom! Clever, witty, and downright nice RomComs don’t come easily. This clever, hilarious, and extremely heartfelt movie takes on the issues of modern dating! Two emotionally invaluable men trying to get through life decide to quit dating apps and be miserable together, but there’s a catch. The two end up falling in love! Cameron said she saw herself in some of these characters and also saw her friends in some friendships. Relatable and ridiculous are the perfect combination for a RomCom.

Class A

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