Late reviews: ‘Halloween’ and ‘Death Sentence’

Two films opened last Friday without timely advance screenings, and now I have the reviews for you: “Halloween” (verdict: bleh) and “Death Sentence” (verdict: OK!).

I had actually seen “Death Sentence” when I sent out “In the Dark” and posted the Friday movie round-up late last Thursday night: The screening was at 10 p.m. I could have mentioned that it was worth seeing, even if I didn’t have the review written yet. But if Fox is going to screen the movie at 10 p.m. the night before it opens, why should I go out of my way to tell people it’s good? They want the word to get out about their products, they can screen them in a more timely fashion. SO THERE.