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This rejiggering of the 1982 classic is reminiscent of “Poseidon” or 2005’s “The Amityville Horror” — a significantly shorter simulacrum that works on its own single-serving terms.
"Never slow your roll," Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here's hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She's all that treats instead of tricks.
NBC's remake of Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby" feels more like a cheesy Lifetime movie with an inflated budget than a serious horror film.
Neither aggressively bad nor particularly good, the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie reeks of producer Michael Bay but doesn't totally suck.
A dishonest character choice sets "Scarface" back, but it's still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream.
If the serial killer were anybody but Elijah Wood, I may have been able to take "Maniac" more seriously. But, alas, Frodo has a pretty low intimidation factor.