Screw the armed guards in the schools, letÃ¢Â€Â™s get some firepower into the home, Ã¢Â€Â™cause thereÃ¢Â€Â™s definitely some malignant stuff going on there. In MAMA, a young couple (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) are saddled with a pair of literally feral children and have to contend with the challenges not only of raising a pair of kids accustomed to ambulating on all fours, but also of dealing with the malevolent, spectral force thatÃ¢Â€Â™s followed them home. Mama donÃ¢Â€Â™t go for Fruit Roll-Ups.
Cinefantastique OnlineÃ¢Â€Â™s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons saw the latest in exectutive producer Guillermo del ToroÃ¢Â€Â™s attempts to resurrect the classic, moody horror films of the seventies, and come away with an appreciation for the filmÃ¢Â€Â™s stylistic visuals and creepy atmosphere, but not so much that they canÃ¢Â€Â™t make generous sport of the filmÃ¢Â€Â™s plot glitches. And boy, are there plot glitches.
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