Archive for the ‘Review’ category:
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I have felt for some time that the modern children’s film lacks the balls that children’s films had when I was a kid. Marketing has taken over, broad appeal is key, and it’s all about veneer and less about substance, and the kids ar
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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Taxi Driver, Blue Velvet, and now R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet. All of these films have gained some amount of cult status over the years. But only one shines with that “so bad, it’s good” ae
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I’ll tell you why. I found it engaging, suspenseful and filled with great performances. All of the negative “reviews” I’ve read have been along the lines of “totally had it figured out”. That’s not really a r
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Setting a film in one singular setting, like say…a shuttle bus, sounds like an odd idea. Add a psychopath into the mix and it becomes an interesting idea, but one that doesn’t seem like a setting, or an idea that could support 107 minute runtime.
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I watched Passengers today. Going in, I really didn’t know what to expect and chose it based solely on the casting. Taking the film on with a fresh set of eyes and a clear mind really swayed my opinion in a positive direction. Put bluntly, I re
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Or don’t watch it, cuz it is pretty awful. Yet, also strangely wonderful. Simon Says is a little gem from 2006 available on netflix instant watch. It’s a by the books slasher involving a killer with split personalities set in some remote
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This movie was not made for me. I am very clear on that fact. It was made for the people clapping and hollering in my theater. Good for them. There is nothing I can tell you in this blog that you can’t figure out by watching the trailer. Angel,
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There is just something so appealing about bad movies and there is nothing more fun, than discovering something that almost leaves you speechless with its awfulness after watching it. 1987’s Student Confidential is one of those films. Most of the
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When you go in not expecting much, amazing things can happen. I should employee that tactic more in life… Daybreakers is a vampire movie. Sure there are some neat ethical quandaries presented and a fab outbreak angle. But I mean, it’s a v
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Baghead is described as a comedy about relationships, yet, I kept hearing grumblings that it was a horror movie too, but many descriptions would not have that as a noted genre aspect for this 2008 indie film. Not that I honestly looked into it all th
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Sometimes the buzz behind a film takes on a life of its own. It can become distracting. You hear enough people say something is amazing and you may start to believe it blindly… or the opposite. You may begin to harbor baseless resentment for a
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Ah, Night of the Creeps. We were such good friends when I was younger. I spent many a dark night watching you on cable. I always loved your mix of gore, silly aliens, zombies & slug parasites…But we haven’t seen each other in years an