<< X   ||  Index   ||  Z >>
Yaksha: Ruthless Operations [2022] The Yellow Birds [2017]
York Witches Society [2022] You're Next [2011] Yummy [2019]

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations [2022]

aka Yacha


A disgraced Korean prosecutor is sent to China to look in on a black-ops group, who's been sending back false reports, and finds himself in the middle of a war of international spies. To say this is a complicated plot would be an understatement ...you'll be able to follow along but you've really got to pay attention. It's longer than it needs to be but certainly doesn't drag with plenty of action scenes, cool characters and a bit of humor to keep us entertained. They made the prosecutor far too naive, imo, and really extended the climax but, overall, a fun and exciting view.

York Witches Society [2022]

   Watch for FREE right now!
The direct descendant of a real witch attracts the attention of a college witch society ...and a 500 year old witch hunter. This is a low budget affair with a simple story where a vast majority of any semblance of action or scares takes place in the fog in the dark ..thereby saving a ton of money is spec fx and sets. However, the amateur actors showed a genuinely earnest and serious effort to do the best they could with what they had making them normal, intelligent people with honest reactions that kept me interested. Not a good film but not that bad. It was ok.

Yummy [2019]


A bad zombie movie made by people with no imagination. They tried for campy, I guess, except all the attempts at humor (centered almost exclusively around sex drive, penises, boobs, and other blatant stereotypes) fell flat or came off as ridiculous. The scenarios were uninspired and contrived, the zombies were typical, the characters are absurd, attempts at human drama were unintentionally the funniest moments and, when they ran out of other ideas, they went waaayyy over-the-top to be disgusting, vile and gross. Music was a terrible match, as well.

The Yellow Birds [2017]


An extremely dark and emotionally devastating story of 3 soldiers that experience something horrific in a war somewhere in the Middle East and the inability to cope with normal life at home afterwards. I didn't think I was going to give this film a very high rating. The inability to deal with home life is forced down our throats to the point of annoyance. Also, continually jumping around in the story's timeline was irritating. But the ending reveal brought it all together in a cohesive, albeit, painful resolution. Jennifer Aniston's performance is heart rending. Not bad.

You're Next [2011]


4 siblings, and their SO's, gather at their parents home for their 35th Anniversary and everyone finds themselves under siege by a group of invaders with animal masks. This is one of the best home invasion movies short of Don't Breathe. The pacing is deliberately slow, at first, as we get to know just how dysfunctional this idyllic family is. Then with a shock out of nowhere, you're strapped in for a brutal and twisted ride you won't forget. The perfectly balanced undercurrent of tongue-in-cheek is just enough to keep you from taking this onslaught too seriously.

<< X   ||  Index   ||  Z >>