The psychological thriller The Devil All the Time has arrived on Netflix, bringing a story of a small town in the grip of various forms of violence and cruelty due to the presence of several broken characters. Leading the charge is Spider-Man star Tom Holland in the role of Arvin Russell, a disturbed young man with violent tendencies. The young actor revealed that he was hesitant to take on the role because he was worried about what the performance would require of him. … [Read more...] about The Devil All the Time Had Tom Holland Scared He Couldn’t Pull It Off
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The Day of the Lord (October 30) In The Day of the Lord, Menéndez is a retired priest who lives in his dark and ruinous apartment turning his back on the world. He suffers from a crisis of faith and is haunted by horrible nightmares and acts of his past that torture him. One day, he receives the visit from Sebastián, an old friend who knows Menéndez's past business. He claims his daughter is possessed by the devil and begs for Menéndez's help to exorcize her, although he's well aware of the aggressive methods the priest uses. Pushed by Sebastián's insistence and his inner conflict, Menéndez takes this case as a chance for redemption. He has a new goal in life but is she really possessed or will she suffer a senseless torture? … [Read more...] about Netflix and Chills: Every New Scary Movie and TV Show Streaming on Netflix for Halloween Time
One of the first and only games to spark the “are games art?” debate, Deadly Premonition was first released in 2010, but the newly released Director’s Cut brings the weirdly genius title to a whole new audience this year. A somehow trippier Twin Peaks-like story of a murder investigation, Premonition suffers from poor controls, odd dialogue, glitches, and a bizarre jazzy soundtrack . . . yet is somehow incredibly fun to experience. “So bad it’s good” is a phrase never attached to games, yet Premonition has to be experienced to be believed. … [Read more...] about The Best Games of 2013 (So Far)
Trump’s re-election strategy isn’t as audacious as it sounds when you understand that probably one-third of the country already disbelieves what they see and hear unless it’s coming from Fox News, Ben Shapiro, some other pillar of the right-wing echo chamber, or Trump himself. Remember: A thrice-married, maybe-billionaire from New York City with a long history of bankruptcies and deceptions succeeded at selling himself as the candidate of the Everyman. Trump’s party — for he’s captured it lock, stock, and barrel — denies the science of climate change and has made the simplest of public-health protections, wearing a mask, into a political statement, preferring to risk infection or death if it means they can “own the libs” and show solidarity with the president. The running tally of current and former GOP congressional candidates who have endorsed or lent credence to QAnon, the mega-conspiracy theory about a global cabal of … [Read more...] about How Far Will Donald Trump Go to Win?