The Boogeyman. The Shape. Michael Myers. Whatever name you call him, wherever he goes, death follows. Just as simple as that. But what’s left in his wake besides dead bodies? In Halloween (2018), director/writer David Gordon Green and cowriters Jeff… Read More ›
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan adapted Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters’s graphic novel Sandcastle, creating his latest film: Old. It first hit theaters in July and is now currently available for purchase digitally with a physical release coming later in October…. Read More ›
The latest entry in the Fast Saga, “F9,” comes home with a director’s cut and 80 minutes of bonus materials.
After blasting into theaters June of 2021, F9 is ready to drop into your house. The nineth film in the main series and the 10th film overall, F9 not only sees the return of writer/director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious… Read More ›
There are certain landmark achievements in human history, whether physically or intellectually or a combination of the two, that only come along once every century or so, representing the pinnacle of human potential. The documentary Kipchoge: The Last Milestone, directed… Read More ›
Director Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” recontextualizes the mythos in a way that’ll excite some and frustrate others.
The stories we tell matter. They carry weight with every word. They are derived from their individual meanings as well as the histories accompanying them. Stories keep people and events alive long after their physical forms are gone, enabling those… Read More ›
M. Night Shyamalan’s graphic novel adaptation explores evocatively dark themes, yet falls prey to the same pitfalls of “Old.”
According to the myth, before Oedipus could enter the city of Thebes, he had to answer a question from the mythical creature known as the Sphinx. Answer properly and he could continue on his journey. Answer wrong and he would… Read More ›
When the first trailer for the Bob Odenkirk (Little Women) action thriller Nobody first landed, there was little doubt that it would be a good time, not because Odenkirk has never been the focus of such a specific piece of… Read More ›
When the Fast & Furious series began in 2001, the OG film was a crime drama about an undercover cop, Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker), getting too close to his target, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). 20 years later the Fast films,… Read More ›
At this point in Liam Neeson’s career, the frequency of Taken-like stories he headlines has got to be purposeful. For one, Neeson makes for a damn fine action hero. His characters tend to be believable in their strength and skill,… Read More ›
In this conversation, EoM contributor Thomas Manning sits down with documentarian, film historian, and Alfred Hitchcock scholar, Laurent Bouzereau, to discuss the new Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection. The brand new collection includes four iconic films from the universally recognized Master… Read More ›
Inspired in-part by his own real-life trauma, comedian Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live) crafted a story in partnership with director Judd Apatow (This is 40) and writer/producer Dave Sirus that presents a fictional tale of heartache, profound pain, and, ultimately,… Read More ›
Elements of Madness contributor Thomas Manning spoke with The King of Staten Island co-writer/producer Dave Sirus. Over the course of their 12-minute conversation, they discuss Dave’s process of writing, his relationship with Pete Davidson, and his contributions to the film…. Read More ›
Elements of Madness is excited to announce we’ve partnered with Universal Pictures on the upcoming home release of The King of Staten Island. In anticipation of the Blu-ray/DVD release on August 25th, we are giving away five (5) digital codes of… Read More ›
2020’s been one series of surprises after another. You’d run out of fingers trying to list all of the unexpected events and I’m here to present you with another: Trolls World Tour is a near-perfect exploration of cultural appropriation and… Read More ›
“There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” This phrase is commonly attributed to Phineas T. Barnum, the circus owner and renowned asshole. Despite what you’d believe from the wondrous and heartfelt The Greatest Showman, Barnum was more likely to take… Read More ›
Unabashedly forthcoming, documentary “Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo” contains a story of destruction and perpetual self-healing.
Boxer. Prisoner. Chulo. Geronimo. Navajas. Gilbert. Johnny-23. Razor Eddie. Slim. Luis. Machete. These are just a few of the names of the characters actor Danny Trejo took over his 37-year career as an actor. He’s played everything from a stereotypical… Read More ›
When the words “remake” or “reboot” get thrown out, the reaction online is often filled with a great deal of righteous indignation. Along these cries of “you’re destroying my childhood!” often comes a strange forgetfulness that a new version doesn’t… Read More ›