Sunday, September 6, 2020

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.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

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.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Random Movie: The Divide (2011)

Photo: Anchor Bay Films

"The real monsters were the people we met along the way." - Ancient Proverb (?)

Thursday, September 3, 2020

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?

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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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.