Two sub-genres I’ve never understood the appeal of: Mockumentary and ” Found Footage Films” (not real found footage, mind you, but that CLOVERFIELD bullshit). Sure, there are the rare exceptions as Christopher Guest rarely misses his mark as far as mockumentaries are concerned and every once in a while there is a solid “found-footage” film […]
It seems like I’ve been waiting for Stake Land for at least two years now. The moment I laid eyes on the first trailer, I knew that this was the vampire film that I had been waiting on. It’s hard to be a fan of the sub-genre, as most things related have been terrible, especially […]
Before watching this movie, there was little that I knew about Brazil’s recent ex-president. Being the ignorant American that I am, I rarely know much about the background of another countries political figure. If they have affected the world in a great way, I will probably know more about them, but political figures in the […]
It seems like every year I get to the end of December and I am always mad at myself for seemingly missing out on tons of great horror fare. I spend the first few months of the next year catching up. In 2011 I had the great fortune of watching more new movies than I […]
Ti West’s career thus far has been quite the bumpy road. The House of the Devil is a terrific film (I know he did two other films before that), even if everyone agrees that the ending is rather lame. West has an eye for that retro-look and must have been saturated in that material ever since […]
There are probably a million quotes about beauty that I would love to scan through. Quips by poets, musicians, scientists, that talk about where true beauty lies and comes from, how beauty is formed, how to judge and appreciate beauty. And not one of them could come close to what I have seen. If I were […]
I admire directors/writers who take controversial material and make an engaging, thought provoking experience out of it. Take for example, We Need To Talk About Kevin, which is a film about a mother dealing with the aftermath of a bow and arrow massacre that her son went on in the local high school. Usually we […]
Maybe its just me, but i found it quite ironic that a film titled ‘The Darkest Hour’ would involve humanity being invaded by what appears to be converging electrical lights. With that trivial bit of cristicism out of the way, i can certainly say that i did enjoy ‘The Darkest Hour’ much more than i […]
2011 was a strange year for horror films. It was not a bad year per se, but there were not that many large theatrical releases for the genre. It seems that we are coming to a transitional period; Hollywood is not taking that many chances on horror films these days and will not sponsor long […]
A month ago I did a post called “What Not To Watch” and I talked about an awful film called 11-11-11. I chose to write a small post on it because I didn’t want to waste my time writing 800-1000 words on a piece of cinematic garbage. So where does this installment come into play? […]
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It’s the last week before Christmas and I am surprised at the lack of quality films coming out. I figured, with everyone being out shopping, that the companies would use this time to put out some great collections. Oh well, what do I know? Aside from the films I’ll list, The Warrior is coming out […]
Here it is! The latest trailer for one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. A large volume of people have been complaining that this trailer is not what they wanted. First of all, what did you want? All you really wanted was the actual movie and you didn’t get that, so now […]
As most of you already know, I’m a big fan of found footage. I enjoyed the last two REC films, even if the 2nd one lost me a bit towards the end. I was excited to hear that they would be working on a prequel, and now there is actual proof! This trailer has me […]
There is something to be said about the Hostel series in reference to how and when it came out. Before Hostel, there was nothing quite like it in theaters. Sure, there was Saw a year earlier, but it was not the sex comedy of horror films that Hostel encompassed. Eli Roth has a particular style […]
This is a pretty light week for releases, but there are a couple of solid titles hitting “shelves” today. If you care (I don’t), there is a new Dragon Ball Z blu coming out, so you can hit level 50,000 for twenty bucks. Kung Fu Panda 2 comes out as well, so you can see […]
There are very few films that make me shock me. I have watched and appreciated A Serbian Film, I have seen both Human Centipedes, and I like to think that I am numb to the idea of being “shocked” by a film. The Skin I Live In is a severely fucked up film, and I […]
It’s been a long time since this series has been relevant and I am only hoping that the latest entry will not disappoint. and yo, IT’S GOT BROLIN!
I can’t tell if this movie is going to be really good, or mind numbingly awful. One thing is for sure, it looks pretty interesting and it is in the hands of some very competent individuals. We shall have to wait and see!
I am pretty sure that I love dubstep ironically and not genuinely. There is something to say about how it is the better music to listen to in a certain dance environment, but still; it’s sort of nonsense. I do enjoy renditions of film scores (Jurassic Park dubstep is pretty sweet) and video games, and […]