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Highly Suspect Reviews: A Quiet Place: Day One

A Quiet Place: Day One Movie Review

A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE MOVIE REVIEW

The nasty sound-sensitive alien monsters return, or rather, we see their arrival from a different viewpoint, in this new prequel to the A Quiet Place films, A Quiet Place: Day One. Whereas the first two films in the series are both co-written and directed by John Krasinski, here he takes a step back to a producer credit and ‘story by’ and hands the reins to director/co-writer Michael Sarnoski. Normally this would be worrying, but Sarnoski turned in the unexpectedly excellent Pig in 2021 so we gave him the benefit of the doubt. Turns out, that was (for most of us) the right call. This story takes place in NYC with Sam (Lupita Nyong’o) who is dying of ? and in hospice care, but is given a chance to go to the city for what is probably the last time to see a show and, more importantly, get a slice of real NYC pizza. Sadly, the Day One events start to happen and before you can say 9/11 reference, the city is in chaos as the monsters start tearing up anyone who utters a sound. While the residents try to make it to an evacuation point, Sam goes the opposite way, along with her cat (the true hero of the story). Along the way she meets up with a displaced English man, Eric (Joseph Quinn) and the two learn to trust each other on the perilous voyage into the heart of the city. Chris, Kim, Wright, and Frank take a look at A Quiet Place: Day One and aren’t exactly silent about their thoughts.

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DIRECTED BY: Michael Sarnoski

STARRING: Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, Eliane Umuhire

 

YOUR REVIEWERS

 

Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.

 

 

Kimberly Brown (Highly Suspect Reviews)

Kimberly wants to live in a world filled with blue telephone boxes, speedsters, and ice dragons but through an ironic twist of fate, she’s stuck in this reality where these wondrous things only exist on page or film. Kim’s perpetual desire to consume sci-fi and fantasy media as a teen led her to the study of illustration/design at university to better understand its creation. Currently an Austin transplant, when she’s not wearing her critic hat you can find her pretending to like hiking, fielding questions about her hair or maybe even enjoying a local brew at the nearest dive bar.

 

 

Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.

 

 

” width=Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)

Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.

 

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