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Movie Reviews: 10 Cloverfield Lane + Last Shift + The Daisy Chain

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
A stealth sequel to the 2008 ‘Cloverfield’. A woman gets into a car accident and wakes up in a bunker with a crazed prepper (John Goodman) who claims he saved her from the apocalypse. Local idiot Emmet is the only other person in the bunker. Is the menace really outside or in? This was okay but had no nuances or complexities and the ending verges on ridiculous.

Last Shift (2014)
A young female policewoman, Officer Loren, begins work at a closing down precinct. Inherent evil is present apparently. This was not splendidly diverting as a crazy homeless guy with Jesus locks pees and wails. This was an overblown, self-regarding, thematically repetitive narrative and you quickly shed any hope of having a fulfilled viewing experience. This has an oddly leisurely pace and is not eminently watchable.

Officer Loren has a bad night and meets a chatty hooker and is haunted by the spirits of a wannbe be Manson family whose acts still linger. Why do ghosts stack chairs? There is no heightened sense of drama and no conceivable justification for Officer Loren’s moronic actions. The grim topic of the cult’s miserable existence and contemptible acts deserved more attention. Officer Loren’s careless petulance is filmed with a distinct lack of a striking aesthetic. Also the actors mumble. This was terrible and I don’t care about Officer Loren’s desperate need to dedicate herself to a cause. The violtable twit has faithfulness to her job and is escorted to her grave by the dead.

Best Lines:
“No ma’am I will not.”

“Could you please remove yourself from the premises?”

The Daisy Chain (2008)
She just wants to play.
This Irish horror movie sees a couple move to the husband’s remote village where a weird dirty kid named Daisy is the local pariah. There are odd locals, a cantankerous old man and nasty kids all of whom claim Daisy is a changeling. Maggie and Tom take Daisy in after a succession of accidents. Tom soon turns against Daisy but Martha grows close to her until even she has questions. It all comes to a suitably horrible ending, this was okay but who knew fairies could have chickenpox scars?

Best Lines:
“Whatever you do. Don’t say no to her.”

“I don’t want her in my life. I don’t want her in my family. I’m saying she has to go.”

“Can’t breathe now.”
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