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Robert Harris

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Nia DaCosta, who was given the director's megaphone for Candyman seems to be a flavor of the month, especially with The Marvels in production. The Marvels, expected in 2023 is one of only 17 MU films in production or post at the moment.

Based on the genuinely frightening short story by Clive Barker and the 1992 film, Jordan Peele's take on the subject, with nicely integrates the past film(s) with an updated tale, and nods nicely in various directions, may not be to everyone's taste.

I found it to be overall, unpleasant. But I'm still ruminating on several levels, some of which I'm unable to discuss here.

Let's just say that I'm far more a fan of the original.

Universal's 4k UHD version of the new film is a beauty, especially as the film was finished at that resolution. Everything about the imagery is beautifully rendered. There's one shot looking down at the city around the thirty minute mark that especially got my attention - it's the work of John Guleserian.

Audio is huge, and presented in Dolby Atmos.


Image – 5 (HDR10)

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Makes use of and works well in 4k - 5

Recommend

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I thought this was an interesting sequel/reboot. Glad it didn't just remake the original.

Also thought it worked better when I saw it a second time.

IMO, a well above average horror movie.
 

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The more I consider this film, and steering clear of all politics, it’s bringing to mind…

Pumpkinhead.
 

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The more I consider this film, and steering clear of all politics, it’s bringing to mind…

Pumpkinhead.

Never saw that one, but I have a weird connection to it.

When my then-girlfriend and I went to her family reunion 10 years ago, we talked about movies with her cousin.

He yelled to his four year old son: "what's your favorite movie?"

The kid grinned and chirped back "'Pumpkinhead'!!!"

Letting your 4-year-old watch "R" rated horror: that's good parenting! :laugh:
 

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