Friday, January 31, 2020

'F9' Trailer: The 'Fast And Furious' Franchise Takes Family To A Whole New Physics-Defying Level

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) used to live his life a quarter-mile at a time, but now he has a secret love baby, so apparently that’s off the table. For a moment anyway. As illustrated by the trailer for F9, the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, the allure of going vroom vroom and ignoring the laws of physics will always win.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Paul Reubens Wants The Safdie Brothers To Make A Dark Pee-Wee Herman Movie, And So Do I

I’m not entirely sure why, but I’m pretty damn into this idea. Hear me out. There’s a possibility—in reality, I assume it’s a very, very, very remote possibility—that the Safdie Brothers, Josh and Bennie, the directors of Uncut Gems and Good Time, could make a Pee-Wee Herman movie. And it weirdly makes a lot of sense to me, and sounds awesome. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

'Sadistic Intentions' Trailer: Horror, Metal, And Romance

Sometimes a movie is very much my shit, as the kids probably don’t say anymore. That certainly appears to be the case with Sadistic Intentions. It has everything: romance, murder, metal, and Larry Fessenden. What else do you need? Check out the trailer below.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

'May The Devil Take You Too' Trailer: Timo Tjahjanto Returns With More 'Evil Dead'-Inspired Horror

Now this, this is the stuff. Back in 2018, Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto back-to-backed us with pummeling action saga The Night Comes for Us and the Raimi-esque demonic creeper May the Devil Take You. It was a hell of a one-two punch. While that first one hasn’t yielded a sequel (fingers crossed, fingers crossed so damn hard), in 2020, Tjahjanto delivers May the Devil Take You Too, and that’s pretty rad. Now we have a trailer that should start horror fans salivating. Check it out below.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

'Guns Akimbo' Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe Teams With 'Deathgasm' Director For This Insane Looking Movie

Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm was one of my favorite movies of 2015. Who am I kidding, it’s one of my favorite movies of the last ten years. It’s a the demonic, heavy-metal horror movie I’ve always needed in my life. So, of course I’m incredibly pumped about his follow up, Guns Akimbo. If you saw photos going around the internet of Daniel Radcliffe with guns bolted to his hands, that’s where those images came from. And now, finally, we have a trailer, and it looks insane in the best possible way.

'The Wave' (2019) Movie Review

Gillie Klabin’s gonzo indie sci-fi film, The Wave, opens with Frank (Justin Long). Celebrating a big work win, and because he hates his home life, he goes out for a weekday night of drinking with his pal Jeff (Donald Faison). They have some drinks, meet some nice ladies, Theresa (Sheila Vand) and Natalie (Katia Winter), and wind up at a party where Frank takes a mystery drug from a mystery man (Tommy Flanagan). Always a good choice. Then things go off the rails. Frank comes unstuck in time, bounces in an out of hallucinatory fits, screws up his marriage, screws up his job, and maybe robs a drug dealer, he’s not entirely sure. You know, an average Tuesday.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Here

So, the Oscar nominations are here. I’m not trying to sound too cool, but I don’t really care. I barely pay attention the awards in the groups that I vote for, and as usual, the Academy Awards don’t share my particular taste. For the most part, the nominees are safe and expected and what they are.

Friday, January 10, 2020

'Mortal' Trailer: André Øvredal Taps Into Nat Wolff's "God-Like" Powers

A new André Øvredal movie is always going to be worth getting excited over. The Trollhunter and Autopsy of Jane Doe filmmaker already has his Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follow up, Mortal,  in the works, and it looks like a perfect fit in the director’s canon. And a nice treat for horror fans. Check out the partially-in-English trailer below.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

'Underwater' (2020) Movie Review

Deep sea creature features tend to take a lot of guff for trying to be Alien but wet. I, for one, have zero problem with that. Space is hazardous, and the deepest reaches of our terrestrial oceans are equally harrowing in many of the same ways. So if movies like Leviathan and Deep Star Six (people often throw in The Abyss to concoct a trilogy, but James Cameron’s movie is in a whole other stratosphere) want to make shitty Alien-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea riffs, I am here for that. Director William Eubank’s Underwater definitely falls into this category, and it’s precisely as shitty and awesome as I wanted it to be.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Netflix's 'Locke & Key' Trailer Brings Joe Hills Incredible Horror Comic To Life

Written by Joe Hill, who just so happens to be the son of horror legend Stephen King, Locke & Key is one of the best comics in recent memory, horror or otherwise. It’s also been a cursed project in terms of adaptations. But finally, against all odds, and after an absurd number of tries, it’s coming to Netflix and this new trailer looks incredible.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

'Gretel & Hansel' Trailer: Oz Perkins' Latest Horror Looks Dark, Spooky, And Delicious

January has a reputation as being a dumping ground, a place where studios toss movies that didn’t turn out as well as anticipated. We see a lot of films that have been delayed or plagued by interference from overzealous executives or that have been endlessly tinkered with because they just don’t quite work and the studio hopes to recoup at least a little bit of their investment. But it’s also a time where we often find some cool horror and genre movies, and 2020 is no exception. I’m looking forward to Nicolas Pesce’s The Grudge, the Richard Stanley/Nicolas Cage take on Lovecraft’s The Color Out of Space, and Oz Perkins’ Gretel & Hansel, which just dropped another creepy new trailer.