For every smart little one-liner I wanted to inject into this intro about Santa Claus to describe this film, I realized it was already covered by Violent Night’s catchphrase-heavy screenplay, rendering my job nearly useless, as one can imagine the… Read More ›
Jordan Peele’s third film, sci-fi thriller “Nope,” simultaneously works as a smart survival film and as an exploration of humanity’s darker tendencies.
Jordan Peele: writer, actor, producer, director. Even before his debut directorial film, Get Out (2017), audiences had a solid sense of Peele’s creativity from any of the projects he played any part in. Now, however, with his third film in… Read More ›
By not allowing for self-reflection, “She Said” comes off as a buzzword-ridden and self-congratulatory. [Film Fest 919]
When the hammer finally came down on Harvey Weinstein in the Fall of 2017, it felt as if Hollywood as a whole was having to reckon with the collective keeping of the industry’s worst-kept secret. Everyone knew Weinstein was a… Read More ›
Universal Pictures celebrates the 40th anniversary of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” with four new home viewing options.
If you’re an individual of a certain age and someone offers you Reese’s Pieces, you may possess a Pavlovian response to reply “el-e-ot” and stiffen your pointer finger in that person’s direction. If this describes you, then you likely grew… Read More ›
Isolated creature features are far from rare or being particularly hard to produce, but when done well, they can be a paragon of simple, effective filmmaking delivering concentrated thrills. The past few years have provided moviegoers with quite a few… Read More ›
“Halloween Ends” explores the changing shape of evil as it closes out David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” trilogy.
It all began in 1978 on Halloween Night for Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as she survived an attack by Michael Myers (Nick Castle), though her friends were not so lucky. This story, co-written by Debra Hill and John Carpenter… Read More ›
Dive into the special and practical effects of “Jurassic World Dominion” with the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD home release
Earlier this summer, the release of Top Gun Maverick proved that it is possible to make a good sequel to a classic movie. Maverick’s secret sauce included strong writing and a steady, believable story, two things that sequels often lack…. Read More ›
Earlier this summer, director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World Dominion hit theaters, concluding the Jurassic World trilogy. Now, Dominion is set to hit home video on August 16th with a 14-minute extended cut, a short film, and copious amounts of bonus features. If… Read More ›
No need to pull a heist, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is sending the “The Bad Guys” to your home.
Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, Mr. Piranha, and Ms. Tarantula. Without hesitation, any cinephile will think you’re talking about Quentin Tarantino characters whose origins either come from Reservoir Dogs (1993) or Pulp Fiction (1994). In reality, these are the… Read More ›
Now I wish I could say I came up with the phrase “BAYHEM” as it is the perfect description for anything Michael Bay touches. You come for the absolute chaos and insanity that Michael Bay is known for, however that… Read More ›
Here’s the thing with making adaptations of Stephen King’s written works: there’re so many that haven’t been made yet! King is still at his apex of churning out quality genre content regularly, and to this day, he continues to write… Read More ›
July 15th, 2015, saw the release of Aaron Blabey’s kids book “The Bad Guys: Episode 1.” It introduced the world to Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark and their quest to shift how the world sees them… Read More ›
Trigger Warning: Marry Me contains several scenes involving lights flashings, predominantly from cameras. Be advised in case you have any kind of light sensitivity. Sometimes, when it comes to picking a movie, we want something easy. Not to say it… Read More ›
If you dig the cast chemistry of “The 355,” the home release bonus features will only make you appreciate it more.
January has a bad wrap when it comes to movie releases, considered by most to be a dumping ground for films that studios or distributors don’t think have a chance. January gave us BELLE (2022), PG: Psycho Goreman (2021), Derek… Read More ›
Trigger Warning: Marry Me contains several scenes involving lights flashings, predominantly from cameras. Be advised in case you have any kind of light sensitivity. If you sit in the question, the answer will find you. This line, the mantra from Owen Wilson’s… Read More ›
Evil dies tonight! Evil dies tonight! This is the chant started by Tommy Doyle (Anthony Michael Hall) as he rallies together the scared townspeople of Haddonfield to take the fight to serial killer Michael Myers (Airon Armstrong/Nick Castle/James Jude Courtney)…. Read More ›
In 1978, writer/director John Carpenter and co-writer Debra Hill unknowingly began one of the most beloved series in horror/slasher history. In 2018, director David Gordon Green continued the story Carpenter and Hill began with their same-titled follow-up Halloween. This direct sequel… Read More ›
One could describe The 355 as an action thriller with an all-star cast, and that would be true. But a more simple way to describe The 355 is that it’s every spy thriller flipped so that the old tropes feel… Read More ›