New Releases for Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Directed by: Brad Peyton
Run time: 87 minutes
The Lowdown: For every great movie that Blumhouse Productions releases, and there have been a handful, including the recent Split, the company seems to back a B-grade film that revisits familiar ground with dwindling results.
Incarnate is not a bad movie. It’s exactly the type film that used to be released straight to VHS back during the heyday of video-store horror.
The problem is that despite a polished sheen and a capable cast, anchored by Aaron Eckhart, Incarnate feels like a poor-man’s mashup of The Cell, The Matrix and The Exorcist.
You likely will enjoy it, and thankfully it has a brief, fast-paced runtime, but there’s little here to warrant a repeat viewing.
The Stuff You Care About: Hot chicks – Meh.
Nudity – No. Gore – Yes.
Drug use – No.
Bad Guys/Killers – Demons, man.
Buy/Rent – Rent it.
New on Video-on-Demand:
Lavender (AMBI Media Group and Samuel Goldwyn Films, 92 minutes, Unrated, VOD): Is it ever really a good idea for a psychiatrist to advise a troubled patient to go back to the likely root of their mental instability?
Have these people never watched a scary movie?
Lavender, the fourth feature from writer-director Ed Gass-Donnelly, is an above-average ghost story that benefits from a solid cast, led by Abbie Cornish.
It’s definitely worth checking out.
Colors: Collector’s Edition