Scream VI

The four survivors of the previous Ghostface killings Sam (Melissa Barrera), Tara (Jenna Ortega), Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Chad (Mason Gooding) leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start in New York City. Their hopes of life returning to normal are quickly dashed when a new foe dons the Ghostface mask. Once again, it is up to the gang to find out who it is and put a stop to them before it’s too late.

As someone who only recently got into the Scream franchise, I was beyond excited to watch the newest instalment in cinemas. There are some movies that deserve to be seen on the big screen and this is one of them. With early critics boasting that this is the strongest entry to date, I knew I had to witness it for myself; and I have to say that I agree!

The story kicked off rather quickly and with it the blood, gore and jump scares. It’s like they were all amped up to a million and at times I could barely hold my breath at what was unfolding in front of me. Just when I thought the situation was going to calm down, something else would happen that would completely throw me off again.

While I was initially concerned over the fact that our beloved scream queen Neve Campbell would not return for the film, I have to admit that the way in which they explained her absence worked well. Sidney does deserve a happy ending and I’m glad she finally got one. I’ve become quite attached to our new ‘core four’ – Barrera has proven herself as a worthy leading lady and I love everything and anything that Ortega does. It was so great having Kirby (Hayden Panettiere) back as well as Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) who really shined this time around.

Scream VI had big shoes to fill. As a new fan, my expectations were sky high and I’m so glad they were exceeded. There were a lot of thrills, chills and unexpected moments and while part of the big reveal was predictable, I still enjoyed the shit out of it. You don’t expect franchise films to get better over time, but this one is constantly surprising me and I hope we have many more instalments to come in the future.

Rating: ♥️♥️♥️♥️.5


The year is 2049. Walt (Cole Sprouse) is a college student who has always wanted to travel to Mars to start a new life. He has applied for the program multiple times, has never been accepted. Sophie is working on her thesis while maintaining a long distance relationship with her boyfriend Calvin (Mason Gooding) who lives on Mars with his family. When the two happen upon each other, they decide to team up to make their dreams come true. But the journey is life changing in ways they never thought possible that has them questioning everything.

The premise of Moonshot was an interesting one. I liked seeing Earth in the future complete with robots and regular space shuttles going off into space. Having a glimpse into Mars was also pretty cool. It’s fun to imagine that this could be a reality for us in the years to come.

Despite the fact that this is geared towards a teenage audience, there was still a certain charm to it. Fans of Cole Sprouse will fall for Walt. The complete opposite of Jughead on Riverdale, Walt is charismatic, adventurous and has a big heart. Lana Condor has also made quite the name for herself since starring in the To All The Boys trilogy. It was refreshing to see her in the new adult role of Sophie. Together their chemistry was sweet to watch.

In addition to the leads, there is some much needed comedy thanks to Michelle Buteau who plays Captain Tartar and Zach Braff who portrays Leon Kovi, the starter of the Mars initiative.

While Moonshot is nothing spectacular, it’s adorable enough for some casual viewing. The cast play a big part in that as well as the space vibes. It may not be something I will rush to watch again any time soon, but I am glad to have checked it out.

Rating: ♥♥