Any time Bong Joon-ho makes a movie, it’s well worth getting your panties in a bunch over. The guy is a goddamned hit factory—Snowpiercer, Mother, The Host. But when he makes a monster movie, one with an insanely great cast, that’s the kind of thing that gets you dancing around the room in giddy anticipation.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
It’s damn near impossible to accuse Scream Factory of not giving it their all for ever single one of their releases, and such is the case with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven’s 1991 horror flick The People Under the Stairs. In the wake of the horror director’s death, it’s admittedly rather difficult to write about the work of the late horror master. Perhaps I watched too many of them at too young an age, but his films had, and continue to have, a huge impact on my life and cinematic tastes—his films are a big part of why I fell in love with cinema in the first place.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
While I was less than enthused with Eli Roth’s latest addition to the cannibal movie sweepstakes, The Green Inferno, there’s another on the way that I’m rather psyched to see. Bone Tomahawk is a very different take on the subject matter, trading in do-gooders being devoured by a jungle tribe for the trappings of a grim revenge western. The movie recently premiered at Fantastic Fest and now a new trailer has hit the airwaves.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be James Bond, and in 38 years, that hasn’t changed much, even though I’ve come to realize he’s a basically a sociopath. After Skyfall, I’m rather pumped up for Spectre, and with the release just over a month away, the final trailer for the world’s most well known spy is here for your perusal. Take a look below.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
In recent days, getting excited over a Ridley Scott film has become a dicey proposition. Exodus: Gods and Kings was just terrible; The Counselor was meh to the highest degree, even with that bonkers car-humping scene; and while I dig Prometheus (despite myriad programs, it’s a gorgeous, moody film), it’s a hugely flawed movie. Still, it's hard not to feel at least a twinge of glee when the guy behind Alien and Blade Runner makes a sci-fi movie, and his latest, The Martian, is a movie you should be stoked about, and it ranks among the year's, and the director’s best.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
As a filmmaker, Robert Zemeckis is prone to making movies without a specific distinct antagonist—not all of them, mind you, but quite a few. In the likes of Cast Away, Flight, and Forest Gump, there is no single adversary. Instead, the protagonist must struggle against the state of the world, and in many cases, their quest is to change and shape their surroundings rather than evolve themselves. This is the category the populist director’s latest film, The Walk, falls into, and though the story takes its sweet time to get anywhere, by the time it arrives, the climax is nothing short of breathtaking.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
While I like Birdman okay—I certainly don’t worship it as a game-changing cinematic revelation like some, nor do I think it is total pretentious garbage like others; the truth, for me anyway, lies somewhere in the middle—I’m 100%, totally and completely on board with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s next film, the old-timey revenge western The Revenant. And as if I needed another reason to drool over this picture, there’s a brand new trailer out, and yes, it still looks amazing.