Thursday, June 25, 2020

Will Tenet Ever Come to Theaters? Will We?

Photo: Warner Brothers
Photo: Warner Brothers

Hey guys! It's been a while since I've posted! Has anything new happened? Oh, global pandemic? That sucks. Is this affecting movies? Oh, it is?

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Theater Scum: The Way Onward

Photo: Warner Bros.
Quite a week for family-friendly films.

Monday, March 2, 2020

SyFy Channel to Finally Bring Zombies to the Small Screen with 'Day of the Dead'

Photo: Laurel Entertainment Inc.

Oh, wait. The Walking Dead is still on? And SyFy had their own batshit crazy zombie show Z-Nation? Hmm ...

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Random Movie: Child's Play (2019)

Photo: Orion Pictures

2019's Child’s Play is an odd duck in the remake world. We are all used to the blatant money-grab approach from studios to leverage existing properties for more money (see most of the Platinum Dunes remakes). Occasionally, you’ll even have a long dormant franchise that gets new legs from a big name promising a new take (like the upcoming Candyman or Spiral: From the Book of Saw).

Friday, February 28, 2020

Let's Go Down the Rabbit Hole of Recut Trailers

Photo: 20th Century Fox

With the news this week that Macaulay Culkin will be joining the upcoming season of American Horror Story, I thought about Big Mac’s films throughout the year and how horror-adjacent many of them are.

Damn, This 'Candyman' Trailer is Sweet

Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The early 1990s were not a great time in the horror genre as the big slasher franchises had mostly run their course and the new teenage wave starting with Scream were still a few years away. Arguably, the biggest film to come from this barren time is 1992's Candyman, a smart and socially relevant tale with more heft than your later Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th installments.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Random Movie: Hollow Man (2000)

Photo: Sony/Columbia Pictures

Short of the 1930s adaptation of H.G. Well’s novel The Invisible Man, I can’t really think of any other version or variant that is renowned or even good. While Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man takes some interesting approaches, I can’t give it more than mediocre with a few flourishes here and there. Perhaps this week’s The Invisible Man directed by Leigh Whannell can strike a better balance.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Theater Scum: Call of the Brahms

Photo: STX Entertainment

A fake boy and a fake dog? Interesting theme this week at the box office.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1440 Entertainment: The Leader in Direct-to-Video Sequels No One Asked For

  Photo: Universal

As I am wont to do, while on a recent excursion to my local Wal-Mart for some mundane item like socks or cat food, I wandered back into the electronics area, specifically to the DVDs. While I am many years removed from my bad habits of blind buying movies that I might have a passing interest in, I still like to peruse the new and new-ish releases for anything that catches my eye. On a recent trip, that title was Bulletproof 2.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Jesus, Another 'Texas Chainsaw' Movie?

New reports indicate that the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series is still alive ... for some reason.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Random Movie: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Photo: Paramount

The Terminator series continues to prove itself as a tough nut to crack. Of course, that’s not for a lack of trying. After James Cameron’s acclaimed Terminator 2 in 1991, additional films ranging from ‘meh’ to ‘eh’ have tried to continue the franchise by either shamelessly aping the original, creating an arrid and boring futuristic hellscape, or by including Nick Stahl. Suffice to say, none of these films inspired much confidence in the future of the series.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Theater Scum: A Venom is Born

Two weeks from Halloween opening. We can do it, guys.

Random Movie: Chopping Mall (1986)

Even having seen the VHS cover for Chopping Mall more times than I can count, I never got around to this time capsule of 80s high-concept “horror” movies. No one will confuse Chopping Mall with high-art but it is a solid movie from its era that will make you wonder why they never made Chopping Mall 2.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Random Movie: Curvature (2017)

One of the key elements of a good mystery is immersion. It trumps a decent plot and interesting characters because the thrills are derived from a seemingly shared experience. As long as the audience feels like they’re solving a problem alongside the cast, they’ll go along with most anything. This does not include lackluster acting and an overly formulaic approach to storytelling…

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Damn This 'Halloween' Trailer for Getting My Hopes Up

The Shape is back! And he’s slashed all concepts of canon and connectivity to shreds!

Depending on who you ask, it’s either been eleven years since the last “good” Halloween film or much longer. However, the new David Gordon Green-directed Halloween sequel-reboot-thing may just be the film die-hard fans have been waiting an indeterminate amount of years for.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Random Movie: Cargo (2017)

For being a zombie movie, Cargo is not so much about zombies as it is making peace with situations that cannot be controlled.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

'Christopher Robin' is the Movie the World Needs Right Now

I didn’t think we needed a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie. Clearly, I was wrong.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

'Cobra Kai' Has No Business Being as Good as It Is Reported to Be

For anyone who grew up in the late 80s or early 90s, the Karate Kid films were a staple of your childhood. Now, the story continues and ... what the fuck, is Daniel LaRusso the villain here?

Horrible Internet People are Already Hating on 'Venom'

Earlier this week, Sony released the trailer for Venom, starring Tom Hardy with nary a Spider-man in site. I dig it, even though real critic’s reactions are decidedly mixed.