Horror

Nope (2022)

Hey, y’all!  It’s Nopin’ time!  With this special episode, we take a look at Nope, the new sci-fi epic from Jordan Peele.  Most of this discussion is spoiler-free, but we’ll give you a heads-up before we switch to anything spoiler-related. Next up, another Mailbag Monday, and another 90s classic!

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Zodiac (2007)

Tonight’s Cinemavino continues our look at all-time Oscar snubs.  For part three, we tackle a David Fincher classic–Zodiac.  It’s engrossing, intelligent true crime epic, centered on the hunt for one of our country’s most famous serial killers.  An all-star cast delivers incredible performances, and Fincher creates an atmosphere of genuine suspense, despite this being based on…

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) *spoilers

Welcome to a very special episode of Cinemavino!  We’re all huge Ghostbusters fans, so we were eager to take a look at the latest sequel, Afterlife.  Everybody enjoyed it, to varying degrees.  In my personal opinion, it’s probably the best Part III they could’ve possibly put together. My review of Ghostbusters: Afterlife is right here.   This one’s exclusively in…

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Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

Thirteen Ghosts marks the final entry in our Halloween season.  Everyone seemed to enjoy this one a little more than me.  It does have the cheesy, guilty pleasure factor in its favor, but I also found Ghosts to be jarring, uneven, and poorly executed. Even the stylized title is confusing:  Thir13en Ghosts.  It looks kinda like Thirlben…

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Halloween Special: Trick ‘r Treat, Hocus Pocus

Happiest of Halloweens from all of us at Cinemavino!  This is a big holiday in the movie world, as it inspires an entire genre in of itself.  Some of these films are great.  Others are so terrible, they end up being wonderful.  Countless others fall somewhere between these two goalposts. For this very special episode of Cinemavino,…

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Fright Night (1985)

Part III of our Halloween series continues with an all-time favorite, the cult classic Fright Night.  A Valentine for horror movie fans, this film has a little something for everyone:  A goofy, disarming sense of humor?  Check.  Outstanding makeup effects for the era and budget?  Check.  Deep respect for old school horror tropes?  You’d better believe…

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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

This week is part of our ongoing series, wherein we take a look at films that might be over or underrated. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil definitely falls under the latter category. It’s a cult horror-comedy from 2010 that surprised viewers with its savvy and shambling charm. Sean made a great selection: This exactly the…

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The Thing (1982)

For this week’s Cinemavino, we enjoy one last Halloween classic:  John Carpenter’s The Thing.  It wasn’t well-regarded upon initial release, but the years have blessed the film with a cult following.

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Halloween III: The Season of the Witch (1983)

Welcome to another fine episode of Cinemavino!  For this week’s episode, we take a look at the cult horror film Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

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The Frighteners (1996)

Welcome to another edition of Cinemavino!  For this week’s episode, we return to the familiar format of screening a movie, pounding some wine, and offering gibberish commentary.  This weeks offering:  Peter Jackson’s jokey CGI scare-fest, The Frighteners.  It has Michael J. Fox in his last live-action role to date, some surprisingly good special effects for their time,…

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