The Black Phone had my full attention right from the start. Surprisingly, it had Runpee Mom from the get go too. Horror movies are not her thing, she prefers historical movies but I was lucky enough to convince her into going with me. I asked her what she thought as the credits were rolling and she immediately popped off with, “That’s an A for sure!” She loved it too.
From the cast to the directing and pacing, this movie checked off all those boxes. Watching the character development of Finney (Mason Thames) was a work of art in itself. He did everything right. I’ll be watching for this youngster, I have a feeling he’s going to become a huge hit throughout his career. His sister Gwen (Madeleine McGraw) was a gem! She blew me away too, she’s a feisty one for sure.
I could talk about this movie all day long, Mom and I had a blast dissecting it over the drive home and well into the evening. I’ll make this review shorter than our conversation and leave you with one thought, we highly recommend this one. I think you’ll be awed in ways that will leave you happy you saw it.
Enjoy and shoot me some comments on your thoughts. I’m curious to hear everyone’s opinions.
About The Peetimes: It’s movies like this that make our jobs extremely hard. I’m my opinion I would not leave my seat even if my bladder cried and begged me to. I captured 2 Peetimes that in a crunch you can use and still enjoy this fantastic movie even though you’re missing some of the essence it brings.
|Rated:||(R) Some Drug Use | Language | Bloody Images | Violence|
|Starring:||Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone|
|Writer(s):||Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill, Joe Hill|
Finney Shaw is a shy but clever 13-year-old boy who is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of no use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead-set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.
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RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.
Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.