Melanie (Sennia Nanua) is eager to learn, polite to her elders, helpful in all scenarios, and generally the kind of young girl every parent hopes their daughter becomes. Oh, yeah, when she gets too close to people she turns into a ravenous, flesh-hungry cannibal. So, there’s that.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Don’t you hate it when you wake up from a night of hard partying, hung over, vaguely smelly, and in control of a massive monster wreaking havoc on the other side of the world? Oh wait, maybe that only happens to Anne Hathaway in Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal. I’d swear that happened to me once, but it may just be this new trailer.
It’s been 17 years since Hugh Jackman first strapped on the bushy sideburns and adamantium claws as fan-favorite mutant Wolverine in X-Men. Now, in 2017, with Logan—his (reportedly) final ride as the grizzled, ornery, cigar-chomping comic book antihero—we get the movie I’ve been waiting almost two decades for.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
It’s been a long time coming, but Sean Byrne’s follow-up to The Loved Ones is almost here. That movie hit in 2009, but it’s also been two years since his latest, The Devil’s Candy, debuted. For those of us who didn’t catch it on the festival circuit in 2015, we finally get our chance next month, and to celebrate, IFC dropped a new trailer full of Satan and creepiness.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Gareth Evans’ bananas 2011 Indonesian film, The Raid, is one of the greatest modern action movies. Grim, gritty, and brutal, it introduced the world-at-large to the prodigious talents of Iko Uwais and marked it’s helmer as a true auteur of bone-breaking violence. And because it’s subtitled, an American remake has kicked around ever since. A remake of The Raid has been an on-again-off-again proposition, but it’s apparently very much on again.
There are things that writer/director Oz Perkins’ (who acted in one of my all-time favorites, Not Another Teen Movie, and also happens to be the son of Psycho’s Anthony Perkins) horror thriller, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, does well. And other things it does not.