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Santa Clarita Diet: Season Two

Review by CJ

Director:
Ken Kwapis, Marc Buckland, Adam Arkin, Steve Pink, Jaffar Mahmood, Jamie Babbit

Writer:
Victor Fresco, Michael A. Ross, Clay Graham, Chadd Gindin, Ben Smith, Simon Ganz, Aaron Brownstein, Melissa Hunter, Caitlin Meares, Romi Barta

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo, Nathan Fillion

Other notable appearances:
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales, Ramona Young, Neil Casey, Andy Richter, Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson, Robert Baker, Thomas Lennon, Zachary Knighton, Jee Young Han, Paul Ben-Victor

Running time:
Approx 30 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

Season two of Santa Clarita Diet starts with Joel (Olyphant) in a psychiatric hospital, his undead wife Sheila (Barrymore) chained up in the basement, and their teenage daughter Abby (Hewson) trawling Craigslist for fresh Serbian bile. Things can only go up from here, right? Right?

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Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Review by CJ

Deliver Us From Evil

Director:
Scott Derrickson

Starring:
Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Joel McHale, Sean Harris

Running time:
118 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Exorcist, The Conjuring

 

“Inspired by a true story.”

Ralph Sarchie (Bana) is an officer of the NYPD who gets hunches when a case is going to be particularly challenging. With his adrenaline-junkie partner (McHale) in tow, Sarchie requests these cases to feed his curiosity.

When a series of cases involving doors (or in some cases The Doors), painters, and certifiable insanity appear within a few days of each other, Sarchie begins to see a clean connection. Though the further Sarchie investigates, the less it seems he can protect his family and hold onto his own sanity in the face of a paranormal and religious experience he never expected.

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