Wednesday, April 17, 2019

'Hagazussa' (2019) Movie Review

Austrian writer/director Lukas Feigelfeld’s Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse is a kind of horror that has a very specific audience. Deliberate, measured, and methodical, it’s slow-burn pace is not for everyone, but those who love it, will find much to cling to. And fortunately for me, I definitely fall into that category.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

AGFA And Shout! Factory Team Up To Bring 50 Cult Classics Back To Theaters

Well hot damn, this is like Christmas morning! The fine folks at the American Genre Film Archive and Shout! Factory have teamed up to bring 50, count ‘em 50, cult classics back to the big screen this year. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

BoneBat Comedy Of Horrors Film Festival 9: Zombies, Vampires, Metal Girls, And Murder Squirrels

demons eating popcorn

Sure, it’s spring, but the Seattle weather edged towards the crappy side. So there weren’t any pangs of guilt about lawns left un-mowed or yard work left un-yard worked this past Saturday. And that’s good, because I wasn’t going to do that shit anyway. Nope. Instead, I hunkered down all day, and part of the night, in a dark movie theater with a few hundred like-minded weirdo horror enthusiasts for the ninth—I can’t believe it’s nine—BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival.

Friday, April 12, 2019

'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker' Trailer: The Saga Comes To An End

Anything happening today? No? Nothing much? Oh, yeah, the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX, THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING! It’s also called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker apparently. There’s some stuff to chew on in this, that’s for sure. But for now, roll it!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pedring Lopez' Action Movie 'Maria' Acquired By Netflix

the same woman with many faces

I don’t generally make it a practice of noting every time Netflix acquires one random movie or another. They’re so busy snapping up films I would never sleep. But I’ll make an exception in this case, as this is a movie I’ve been dying to see. Netflix just acquired the rights to Filipino director Pedring Lopez’ action movie Maria, and it drops on the divisive service May 17.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

'Master Z: Ip Man Legacy' (2018) Movie Review

male and female martial artists fighting

This will surprise absolutely no one, but Yuen Woo-ping can stage the hell out of a fight. The guy is a legend for good reason. And he displays this particular skill front and center in his latest directorial effort Master Z: Ip Man Legacy, which features choreography on par with some of his best. Inventive and thrilling, it runs the gamut from incredibly technical martial arts skill to high-flying artistry that calls to mind his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Monday, April 8, 2019

Watch The First Trailer For Bong Joon-Ho's 'Parasite'

woman cries in the rain

UPDATED: Now there's a new poster, too!

ORIGINAL POST: Over the course of his career, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has rarely made two movies that are even remotely the same. He’s done black comedy (Barking Dogs Never Bite), crime thrillers (Mother, Memories of Murder), and a post-apocalyptic actioner (Snowpiercer). Even his two creature features, The Host and Okja, couldn’t be more different in tone, style, and aesthetics. Now he’s back with another new film that looks nothing like anything he’s ever done. Check out the first trailer for Parasite.