The Godsend

Godsend, The

★★☆☆ – (1980) – A couple takes in the daughter of an absent mother only to find death in her wake. There is some creepiness dealing with so many dead kids, but there’s not much to classify as entertainment. A rather shameless rip-off of The Omen that moves too slow and covers too little ground.

The Green Mile

Green Mile, The

★★★☆ – (1999) – Death row guards face the usual trials and tribulations of their jobs, and a human miracle in an accused murderer. A lot of plot and characters are covered nearly word for word from the book, but the point feels underdeveloped. The finale is emotional, but getting there isn’t always as effective. Steady and unusual.

Replicant

Replicant

★★★☆ – (2001) – An active serial killer is cloned to give Feds the upper hand in capturing him. Focuses more on the clone than the killer, but still gives Van Damme successful stints as a villain and an experiment who’s treated like a dog. Not very deep, and sometimes borders on hokum, but it’s involving, entertaining, and somewhat sentimental.

Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes

★★☆☆ – (2014) – An aspiring actress sinks low to earn a role, then somehow transforms into a vicious killer. The intention is to perhaps ward off dreams of fame, but the conclusion renders that theory void as nothing is gained by any violent event. The bloodshed is unnerving at times, but the drama and social points are lost.