Friday, November 30, 2018

'Anna And The Apocalypse' (2017) Movie Review

Scottish import Anna and the Apocalypse delivers precisely what the premise promises: a zombie high school Christmas musical. Depending on how you feel about that combination of words, your mileage may vary. Personally, I find it largely delightful. 

'Happy Death Day 2U' Trailer: More Baby-Masked Killers And 'Groundhog Day' Style Horror

Maybe the biggest, most pleasant surprise of 2017 was Happy Death Day. The Groundhog Day-by-way-of-teen-slasher horror flick turned out to be one of the most enjoyable, entertaining movies of the year, delivering clever thrills and a sharp, smart take on the conceit. Produced on the cheap by Blumhouse, and raking in $122 million on a $4.8 million budget, a sequel was inevitable. And that sequel, the appropriately ridiculously titled Happy Death Day 2U, arrives on Valentine’s Day and there’s a new trailer to hype it up. 

Hey Seattle, There's A Wave Of Awesome Shaw Brothers And Sammo Hung Movies Headed Your Way

Fans of legendary Hong Kong martial arts films in Seattle have a lot to look forward to in December and the early months of 2019. The Northwest Film Forum has a quartet of badass Shaw Brothers offerings to gawk at, while the Grand Illusion adds a quick blast of Sammo Hung to the mix. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'The Night Comes For Us' Deleted Scene Sheds Light On Julie Estelle's Operator

Timo Tjahjanto’s The Night Comes for Us is the most brutal, punishing action movie probably since his last outing, Headshot (with Kimo Stamboel), or the Raid movies. I’ve never recoiled and spontaneously yelled, “Oh damn,” watching a movie so many times in my life. It’s great and on Netflix and you should watch it if you haven’t. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

This 'Buffalo Boys' Trailer Is Intense And Full Of Insane Western Action

An action-heavy, martial arts-filled western from Singapore? Don’t mind if I do. Buffalo Boys, Singapore’s official submission for the foreign-language Oscar, finally has a domestic release date and to celebrate, there’s a bone-breaking, sword-playing, bullet-spraying, vengeance-exacting new trailer. Check it out after the jump.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

'The Long Dumb Road' (2018) Movie Review

Road trip movies are hard. They’ve been done so much, it’s a struggle to find anything new; they rely on a series of vignettes, so it’s difficult to maintain many carrying themes and through lines; and if the people on said road trip don’t have chemistry, your movie’s in a world of trouble. Most known for indie dramas, writer/director Hannah Fidell (6 Years) dives headlong into mismatched buddy road comedy with The Long Dumb Road. It tumbles into some of these pitfalls at the same time it skirts others, and while the results is often uneven, it’s also a raucous good time.

Monday, November 12, 2018

'Blue My Mind' (2018) Movie Review

A delicate coming-of-age story and tale of female friendship mixed with squirm-inducing body horror, Lisa Bruhlmann’s debut, Blue My Mind—which also happens to be her film school thesis—casts unsettling shades of RawThe Lure, and Cronenberg.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'Overlord' (2018) Movie Review

Full of Nazis getting shot in the face, Julius Avery’s not-a-Cloverfield-movie (thank god), Overlord, might be the feel-good movie of 2018. It’s also a violent, rapid-fire, predictable-but-entertaining delve into one of my favorite sub-subgenres of horror, the Nazi zombie story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

'The Girl In The Spider's Web' (2018) Movie Review

In Fede Alvarez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story (the official title is so ridiculous I can’t not write it out in full at least once), hacker extraordinaire and righter of wrongs, Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy), finds herself embroiled in a potboiler plot of international intrigue, nuclear weapons, and her own screwed up family history. Only it’s not even a fraction as intriguing as that sounds.

Robert Pattinson Almost Punched 'The Witch' Director On The Set Of Their Rad-Sounding New Movie

Yes, this story about Robert Pattinson almost punching The Witch director Robert Eggers on the set of their new movie, The Lighthouse, is the best thing I’ve read all day. And as the world descends into chaos around us (hopefully less so after the polls close), can’t we all use a good pick-me-up? And there are also details about The Lighthouse, which sounds rad.