Saturday, May 18, 2013
One of the better, more original horror movies I've seen in a while was the anthology V/H/S which had various stories of terror - some better than others, but worth watching all of them. Now the red band trailer (which means blood and boobs) for its successor is out and promises to be even better than the original! If you have the stomach for it, check out the intense trailer for the sequel below. Great stuff!
Monday, May 6, 2013
The story focuses on a will-they-or-won't-they pair of friends, Clapton (Josh Hutcherson) and Riley (Shanley Caswell), who face the struggles of high school involving a menacing bully and the alienation of being a nerd, respectively. All the while the school is being menaced by a masked killer - which serves as a parody of the awful Saw movies - who is picking off certain kids... but why? And just when you think you've got a handle on the plot... things get weird, including time travel, body switching, and a loud-mouth Canadian. But don't mistake this for a number of movies that just throws a bunch of crap at the screen and hope something sticks. This movie is crazy, but completely intentional and never feels like it has jumped off the tracks.
I'm not going to give anymore away, but can tell you that apart from some surprisingly good writing, sharp cinematography, and a killer soundtrack (c'mon... "MMMBop"), the acting is also unexpectedly good. Like I said, if your idea of a good movie is a stuffy plot, rigid acting, and completely (yawn) predictability you should stay away from this one. For anyone else who can appreciate a unique story that blends just about every genre available, then I highly recommend this one. Sadly, movie watchers have quickly dismissed this gem, but hope you too can see in it what I have found.
IMDB Score: 5.6/10
My Score: 8/10
Saturday, April 20, 2013
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
My Rating: 8/10
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Not everyone "gets" director Nicolas Winding Refn's work, but I sure do and cannot wait for his next work of art. The director of the mis-maligned Drive brings back his lead actor Ryan Gosling for a Thai crime thriller about a kickboxer who gets mixed up with the wrong people... imagine that. The first trailer for Only God Forgives is finally out and is categorized as "red" but hardly fits the classification. It doesn't tell us much about the film except that it will be visually engaging and certainly violent as are most of Refn's movies. Check it out below.
Friday, March 29, 2013
As far as Easter movies go, people usually go full-Jesus or all-out cutesy bunny... Donnie Darko is a good medium. If you haven't seen it yet (and can handle "off" movies) you are doing yourself a disservice. And if your name is Patrick and still have my DVD this would be a good opportunity to watch it! Either way, enjoy your ham, egg hunts and Happy Hopping Easter.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The news only serves as further fuel for my desire to watch the upcoming Evil Dead reboot, which Raimi and Campbell both say fits into the world of the original movies as well as the upcoming sequel as the characters are completely different and those events are happening at a different time. So take that, haters. Sony also confirmed that due to the highly positive reception of the remake that they have already green-lit a sequel. So with these two pieces of awesome-sauce news it appears that a world of Evil Dead (one in which I wrote off more than 10 years ago) will soon be a reality once again! Thank you Movie-Jesus!