Posts Tagged ‘horror thriller’

CTV NEWS TORONTO AT FIVE WITH ZURAIDAH ALMAN: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH!

I join “CTV News Toronto at Five” with host Zuraidah Alman, to talk about the biopic “Back to Black,” the sentimental “IF,” the horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1” and the surreal “I Saw the TV Glow.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 14:45)

NEWSTALK TONIGHT WITH JIM RICHARDS: DOES RICHARD CROUSE LIKE THESE MOVIES?

I sit in with NewsTalk 1010 host Jim Richards on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “NewsTalk Tonight” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about The biopic “Back to Black,” the sentimental “IF,” and the horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY MAY 17, 2024.

I join CP24 to have a look at the biopic “Back to Black,” the sentimental “IF,” the horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1” and the surreal “I Saw the TV Glow.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Fast reviews for busy people! Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to sew a button! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about The biopic “Back to Black,” the sentimental “IF,” and the horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1.”

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CKTB NIAGARA REGION: THE STEPH VIVIER SHOW WITH RICHARD CROUSE ON MOVIES!

I sit in with CKTB morning show host Steph Vivier to have a look at the biopic “Back to Black,” the sentimental “IF,” the horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1” and the surreal “I Saw the TV Glow.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

CFRA IN OTTAWA: THE BILL CARROLL MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with guest host Graham Richardson to talk the new movies coming to theatres and streaming including the biopic “Back to Black,” the sentimental “IF,” the horror film “The Strangers: Chapter 1” and the surreal “I Saw the TV Glow.”

Lsiten to the whole thing HERE!

THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1: 2 STARS. “sucks away the menace of the premise.”

Nihilistic and nasty, “The Strangers: Chapter 1,” part one of a proposed rebooted “Strangers” trilogy of films, and now playing in theatres, doesn’t deliver on the promise of it premise.

After a quick prologue and an F.B.I. public service announcement on the frequency of random violent crime—“There have been 7 acts of violence since you’ve been watching this film,” a title card screams—the action begins with a good looking young couple, Maya (Madelaine Petsch) and Ryan (Froy Gutierrez), on a road trip from New York to Portland, Oregon. Things turn creepy on day three of their trip when they veer off the main road to grab a bite in the least friendly town in America, Venus, Oregon, population 468.

It’s a strange place, with judgy locals, a menacing car mechanic and weird kids who stare at them as they perform the cardinal sin of ordering vegetarian food in a country diner.

After an uncomfortable dinner, their car mysteriously won’t start. One busted alternator later, they’re stuck in Venus for the night. A local suggests they stay at the local “internet house,” an Airbnb cabin in the middle of nowhere.

As they settle in, romance blossoms. “I want to spend the rest of my life with you,” Maya says.

Trouble is, that might not be very long if the masked, axe and knife wielding killers lurking outside have anything to do with it.

The promo for “The Strangers: Chapter 1” promises to reveal how the terrifying trio of masked marauders became the Strangers, but this isn’t an origin story. It’s more like a 90-minute trailer for the next part, which may, or may not be a bit more forthcoming about the backstory.

This movie is more about the randomness of the violence and the endlessly stupid decisions made by Maya and Ryan. The leads are so bland, and their actions so inexplicable, you actually find yourself rooting for the killers so the couple’s ordeal, and by extension, the audience’s ordeal will end.

The randomness of the violence has always been the calling card of “The Strangers” films, and director Renny Harlin squeezes whatever juice is left out of “The Strangers” IP, building a bit of tension here and there, but the film’s slow pace, repetitive action and decidedly non-gruesome violence sucks away the menace of the premise.

CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

Richard speaks to “CTV News at 11:30” anchor Andria Case about movies on VOD and in theatres to watch this weekend including the childhood horror of “Come Play” (in theatres), the haunted house terror of “His House” (Netflix) and the new documentary “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President” (In-Cinemas and Virtual Cinemas).

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 23:41)

RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2020.

Richard and CP24 anchor Cristina Tenaglia have a look at the childhood horror of “Come Play” (in theatres), the haunted house terror of “His House” (Netflix) and the new documentary “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President” (In-Cinemas and Virtual Cinemas).

Watch the whole thing HERE!