10/20/2018 – 1980s: The Lost Boys (1987) Directed by Joel Schumacher As the 1970s came to a close, the film industry as a whole was about to suffer a death in the family. The beloved New Hollywood movement which had brought filmmaking … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – 1980s: The Lost Boys
It’s time for another round of Muppet Casting, where we take a famous movie and ask, if Jim Henson’s Muppets made their own version of it (in the vein of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island), which Muppets … Continue reading Muppet Casting: It
Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Shuffle Thread, the place to be for shuffling your music! Today we’re going to call out our favourite songs with the word CALL in the title of them! Call up songs you love with … Continue reading Give The Weekly Shuffle Thread A CALL!
In Association with Month of Horror Since I know you all wouldn’t have clicked on today’s Month of Horror post of which this review is officially a part of, I figured Halloween should get its regular theatrical movie review post. To start it off, I hate … Continue reading Movie Reviews: Halloween (2018)
10/18/2018 – Peru: We Are Not Alone (No estamos solos) (2016) Directed by Daniel Rodríguez I forgot to note it in the review itself, but with Nigeria, this feature officially crossed the fifty-country mark. For fifty-one, we head back to South … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – Peru: We Are Not Alone (No estamos solos)
You know how this works. “Buckwheats” is a whole other animal. It don’t just mean take the guy out, it means take him out in the most painful way possible. Typical buckwheat hit is you shoot a guy up the … Continue reading Possibly Misattributed Movie Quotes
So today I think it makes sense to open up the question beyond just Star Trek and ask, in any franchise or medium: what is a piece of art or culture where what it means to you is at odds with what it meant to the creator, or where you know the creator did not live up to the ideals of his work but you appreciate the work anyway?
Or, alternatively, just tell me about your favorite Trek merchandise! Continue reading This Week in Trek: Is There No Truth in Beauty?
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for that one scene. You know the one. So turn back if you want this movie completely unspoiled for you blah blah blah blah this should be enough to clear out the preview text on … Continue reading Made Overseas: Ring (1998)
10/17/2018 – Ana Lily Amirpour: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour As we get closer to the present day (and today’s movie was released the year I started writing these), the number of horror … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – Ana Lily Amirpour: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Movies that are based on true stories often have to sacrifice the actual facts of the story in order to fit a coherent narrative. Sometimes, the changes are ridiculously huge, such as with The Sound of Music. Sometimes, criticism concerning accuracy … Continue reading WTF ASIA 26: No One Killed Jessica (2011)
10/16/2018 – 1970s: Tales from the Crypt (1972) Directed by Freddie Francis If the 1960s saw the industry starting to expand and develop, the 1970s saw that fracturing increase exponentially. The independent We’ll start again with the classics. With a reputation … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – 1970s: Tales from the Crypt
As steaming services play a bigger and bigger role in the film and television industry, a lot of attention is going to their original content–but mainly streaming television shows. What about streaming movies? What hidden gems or washed up flops … Continue reading Apostle (Netflix, 2018)
Some movie happenings this week: Fathom Events is bringing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to the big screen tomorrow night at a bunch of different theater chains. Check your local listings! (I love it when I get to say something … Continue reading Movie Discussion 10/16/2018
10/15/2018 – Nigeria: Ojuju (2014) Directed by C.J. Obasi Once again, we have another cinema I’ve been meaning to get to for a long while, but unlike Iceland or Iran where it was primarily for reasons of “noteworthy and humorously named … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – Nigeria: Ojuju
Welcome to my weekly discussion of the animated films of the Walt Disney Studio. I’m proceeding mostly chronologically. The title comes from a quote from Walt, “I never called my work an ‘art’ It’s part of show business, the business … Continue reading Building Entertainment: The Animated Films of the Walt Disney Studio. Pixar Edition. Cars 2
Portrait of Jason is a movie with motives I find to be a bit troubling, but I can’t deny its power. The documentary’s subject, Jason Holliday, a gay black man, a larger-than-life figure, drinks, pops pills and regales the camera … Continue reading TCM Underground: Portrait of Jason (1967)
10/14/2018 – Soska Sisters: American Mary (2012) Directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska Once again, we have a big jump in time since our last film featuring a female director. This jump however didn’t yield nearly as many notable titles … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – The Soska Sisters: American Mary
I question the people who aren’t impressed by the wonders of space. The beauty of it is breathtaking and any of the complaints about funding for space exploration and research just get batted back by my “but… but haven’t you … Continue reading Movie Reviews: First Man (2018)
Venom lead the box office this week as some competition debuts. Well, competition in the sense that there were a few new movies that debuted this weekend that could have surprised. In its second weekend, Venom added another $35.7 million to its … Continue reading Box Office: October 12-14
10/13/2018 – 1960s: Kill, Baby… Kill! (Operazione paura) (1966) Directed by Mario Bava The 1960s were an important decade for film as a whole. While we’ll get to the ’70s in a couple days which rightly maintains its reputation for quality and the … Continue reading Month of Horror 2018: A/S/L – 1960s: Kill, Baby… Kill! (Operazione paura)