All South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho does is kick out the jams, cinematically speaking that is. And you better believe the idea of The Host director telling the tender story about a young girl and her best friend, a giant genetically altered pig monster, has my full and undivided attention. Netflix just dropped the first trailer for Okja.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
So, the Oscars happened last night and for once my favorite movie of the year (Moonlight) won, despite the kerfuffle at the end. I don’t think that’s ever happened. My preferred movies tend to have more explosions than Academy voters seem to appreciate. But I’m getting off topic, I don’t care about the Oscars. None of that matters because this morning we have a brand new Kong: Skull Island trailer and good lord I can’t wait for this movie.
Friday, February 24, 2017
A vicious gang of bikers who kill themselves in order to return from the grave even more badass. What’s not to like about the plot of Don Sharp’s 1973 horror joint, Psychomania (also known as The Death Wheelers). Already a sleazy cult classic, Arrow Video just released a fantastic new special edition Blu-ray, which, if you have any inkling or proclivities towards this sort of fare, you should pick up.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Best known as one of the masterminds behind Key & Peele—which, though I enjoy, I admittedly don’t adore like so many folks (it has the same hit-and-miss issue as every other sketch comedy series, even my all-time favorites, and though there are manic, brilliant highs, I never found the whole particularly enthralling)—Jordan Peele apparently has a whole other career ahead of him, should he choose: making awesome horror movies.
Even if Prometheus left many folks cold (I totally dig it, though it’s certainly a deeply flawed film), it’s difficult not to get psyched about the idea of Ridley Scott making another movie set in the Alien universe. So it makes sense many of us are fiending hard for Alien: Covenant. We saw that brutal firsttrailer, and now 20th Century Fox released a short prologue film last night during Legion (you should also be watching Legion if you’re not). And here it is.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I don’t exactly know the deal with Dig Two Graves. A horror, fantasy, mystery, it’s about to get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in March. It’s also apparently been kicking around since 2014. I have a vague recollection of hearing the name floated, though there are almost no reviews or any other information available. But a new trailer actually looks pretty awesome—weird and creepy and gothic, not to mention a freaky backwoods moonshiner in a top hat. I’m in. Take a look for yourself.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Oh man, I sure hope the Xenomorphs in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant are super hungry. The production just released a photo of the whole case and it certainly looks like a smorgasbord—we’re talking a Vegas-style, heartburn-inducing buffet of epic proportions. Check it out after the jump.
Monday, February 20, 2017
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.
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.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
As long as villains keep making the absolute worst choice imaginable, messing with John Wick—seriously, never fuck with the guy the movie’s named after—and as long as the result is even a fraction as great as the franchise has been thus far, I will continue to drool over these films. I hope they never leave him alone.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The first trailer for Trey Edward Shults’ (Krishna) upcoming horror mystery, It Comes at Night, arrived this morning. And while I still don’t have much of an idea what the movie is about, this quick look, and a new poster, is more than enough to pique my interest. Check it out below.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Gore Verbinski’s gothic creeper A Cure for Wellness takes its sweet time getting anywhere. But hot damn, when it does, it goes full-on, bugnuts, Wicker Man crazy. In fact, Robin Hardy’s 1973 horror mystery is a good point of comparison for A Cure for Wellness on many fronts—story wise, tonally, and the willingness to straight-up go bananas when the time comes.
Friday, February 3, 2017
I still can’t believe this movie hasn’t come out yet. Last May, I saw thriller The Blackcoat’s Daughter at the Seattle International Film Festival. Before that, it made the other festival stops, including a premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it debuted as February. It feels like it’s been on the way forever, but it’s finally set to come out and A24 released a fantastic new trailer.