Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies is an entertaining comedy, horror, romance movie. IMBD describes the storyline well.  “With much of the future world’s population rendered into an undead horde, R is a young, and oddly introspective, zombie. On a feeding encounter with a human gathering party, R meets Julie and feels an urge to protect her. What happens with that is the beginnings of a strangely warm relationship that causes R to start to regain his humanity. As this change spreads throughout the undead population, Julie and R eventually find they are facing a larger issue even as their friendship is challenged. Caught between the paranoid human forces and the ferocious Bonie zombies who are a mutual threat, R and Julie must find a way to bridge the sides to fight for a better world no one thought possible.” The movie can be described as a Zombie Romeo and Juliet complete with the balcony scene.

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

In the fifth installment of the Die Hard, John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.  It turns out that this movie is the shortest (97 min) and least likeable of the Die Hard series. The highlight of the movie is a chase scene through Moscow at the beginning of the film.  It felt like John McClane was just tagging along with his son as an afterthought. The villains in this Die Hard were not nearly as good as any of the previous villains.  Rumor has it that a Die Hard 6 is in the works.  No matter what it has to be an improvement over this one.

The Woman in Black (2012)

IMBD’s Claudia Carvalho describes the storyline of this drama, horror, thriller as follows: “In London, lawyer Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals.” This movie is very scary even with Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe as the lead man. There were lots of horror moment with the standard sudden jumps but there was also some very scary slower shots of the Woman in Black and all the young children she killed. This was one of the scariest movies I have seen in a while where I actually shouted out loud. Definitely worth watching.