The Guest (2014)

The-Guest-Poster-1The best way for me to describe this film is  “What if Capt America was The Stepfather?”.  Dan Stevens (Downtown Abbey) plays as David, a returning war vet who goes to visit the parents of his dead war buddy to give them their sons dying message.  He first meets the mother, Laura Peterson (Shelia Kelly from Lost) and immediately charms her into letting her stay with the family for a while.  Her husband objects to the idea at first, but is also charmed enough by the stranger.  Their son Luke (Brendan Meyer, iZombie) is apathetic, and the trouble comes from their daughter Anna (Maika Monroe, It Follows) immediately distrusts him. Continue reading

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Thor comes back to kick some dark elf butt in his second solo film! Fresh off the heels of The Avengers, the film opens up with us seeing Thor on the battlefield quelling a small rebellion with a single thrust of his mighty hammer while his evil brother Loki is being locked up in an Asgardian booty house.  Meanwhile, a dark elf who lost a battle to Thor’s grandfather comes back to finish what he started by plunging the world into darkness.  Dire circumstances force Thor and Loki into trusting each other to battle a common enemy. Continue reading