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Random Movie: The Frighteners (1996)

Photo: Universal Pictures In hindsight, it's surprising that it took this long for me to get around to The Frighteners . With Robert Zemeckis and Peter Jackson still in their prime, as well as Michael J. Fox who arguably never left his prime (seriously, check out his arcs on The Good Wife ), I must have just presumed this movie was a stupid comedy with horror-like elements and moved on. Only now have I realized how great this movie actually is.

Random Movie: Escape Room (2019)

Photo: Sony/Columbia Pictures To be honest, I had chosen this movie primarily because it is a recent film beginning with an 'E' that is easily accessible and I fully expected to hate it. I knew nothing of Escape Room  other than what my almost 14-year-old has told me (she saw it twice in theaters) and the Saw -lite vibes I got from the trailers that I had seen. But shockingly, if not for trying to review random movies over the next two months, I'd probably have never gotten around to this one. But, as it turns out, I would have been missing out.

Random Movie: The Divide (2011)

Photo: Anchor Bay Films "The real monsters were the people we met along the way." - Ancient Proverb (?)

Robert Pattinson Diagnosed with Covid-19, Shutting Down 'The Batman' Production

Photo: Warner Bros. Reports earlier today indicated Warner Brothers' 'The Batman' had to cease production after a recent restart due to a crew member testing positive for Covid-19, the novel coronavirus. But it has since come out that the infected party is none other than The Batman himself, Robert Pattinson. If a billionaire vigilante can catch this, what hope is there for the rest of us? Source: Robert Pattinson Has COVID-19, Halting  The Batman  Production | Vanity Fair

Random Movie: Children of the Corn (1984)

Photo: New World Pictures A repeated line in the trailer for Children of the Corn is "it's an adult nightmare." Creepy kids? Religious cults? Middle of nowhere America, surrounded by corn? Yep, checks out. All nightmare fuel.

Random Movie: Blood Diner (1987)

Like many of you in my age range, you probably have fond memories of roaming the aisles of the local video store and gazing at all the great VHS covers to try to pick that night's movie. Blood Diner  was definitely one of those films with eye-catching box art that has evaded me for years. I prefer it had stayed that way.

Random Movie: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Considering Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem takes no more than fifteen minutes to murder a child by way of an alien chest buster, I was pretty stoked. And shockingly, it mostly held up to my grand expectations for it.

Finally Open for Business! Top Movies Delayed for Some Reason or Another

Photo: 20th Century Films It's finally happening! At least I presume someone is excited about this weekend's release of the long-delayed The New Mutants from Josh Boone , said to be the final hurrah of Fox's X-Men continuity. The film was shot in summer of 2017 with a targeted release date of early 2018. In case you don't have a calendar handy, that was over two years ago with the delays blamed on test screenings, reshoots, studios changing hands, and of course, a global pandemic.     So, in honor of this long-gestating piece of 2017 nostalgia, let's look at some other films that have fallen into the abyss of release date shuffles and burials.  

Trouble on the 'Texas Chainsaw' Remake? Who Could've Seen.

Photo: Lionsgate Entertainment This afternoon, I was surprised to see a news article about the directors of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot being replaced. As anyone, I promptly exclaimed "Jesus Christ, another one?"

Will Tenet Ever Come to Theaters? Will We?

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?

Theater Scum: The Way Onward

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

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 ...