I have to admit that I was initially a bit lukewarm about Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. And that’s less a commentary of Peele’s skills as a writer (I assume he’ll be writing some of the episodes) more than Rod Serling was so iconic that I’m not at all comfortable with the idea […]
Well, we’ve finally arrived at Final Destination 3, the followup to the superior Final Destination 2. It’s by no means terrible, just not particularly engaging. It’s well-acted and shot, and director James Wong (The X-Files, Final Destination) brings a workman-like persistence but little else. There’s some interesting set pieces–particular the train scene–but there’s just no […]
Now this does Final Destination right! As I said yesterday, the original movie suffered somewhat from taking a ridiculous premise way too seriously, a mistake the sequel doesn’t make. Glen Morgan and James Wong (The X-Files) passed the torch to writers J. Mackie Gruber and Eric Bress and director David R. Ellis, who really understand […]
Anyone who’s seen Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House–despite it being only loosely based upon Shirley Jackson’s novel–likely recognize it as brilliant. Which is why news of a sequel isn’t a surprise, though what is is that instead of tackling another version Jackson’s novel Flanagan is basing the sequel, The Haunting Of Bly Manor on […]
Welcome to the Final Destination-A-Thon! The bulk of the Final Destination movies recently turned up on Netflix, and I figure this is a good time for a once a day review of the series. The first Final Destination movie came out 19 years ago, and it doesn’t wear particularly well. The reason being is the […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has cancelled Nightflyers, the sci-fi series based on the George R.R. Martin (Wild Cards, A Game of Thrones) novella after one season While this is mildly disheartening, having seen the first two episodes I don’t think it’s a huge loss in that the series–at least visually–owed too much of […]
I wasn’t familiar with ‘Sparkshorts’ or ‘Kitbull‘ before now, though having seen the latter, I want more. This post started life as a reaction trailer, but since it was blocked by YouTube I’ve pivoted a bit, and pulled into the Trailer Park.