Trailer Into REaction: Cocaine Bear (2023) | Official Trailer

Let’s be clear, Elizabeth Banks’ Cocaine Bear is likely to be dumb as shit. And sure it’s based on an actual event, but like most movies that make that claim it’s likely to neglect the more pertinent details of the story, which is that four-legged animals can overdose – and die – just as easily […]

Mike Flanagan’s Intrepid Pictures Leaves Netflix

Apparently Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Gerald’s Game, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, etc.) is no longer working with Netflix, according to Comicbook.com, which is based on an article from The Wrap that expands upon Flanagan and producing partner Trevor Macy moving their Intrepid Pictures production shingle […]

Return To The Mountains of Madness?

At the Mountains of Madness may make it to the screen after all, though whether little or big is anybody’s guess. In an Indiewire interview Guillermo del Toro talks about his upcoming Pinocchio on Netflix and how animation (of the stop motion variety) inspired his work in live action. Pinocchio was Guillermo del Toro’s stop […]

‘1899’ is Amazing!

I have yet to see Dark, but I’ve heard good things about it and intend to soon though having completed the followup, 1899 – review forthcoming! – if it’s half as good it’s going to be remarkable. And I have no intention of talking about what happens – beyond the obvious, which is to say […]

Namor May Not Care, But You Should

I caught Black Panther: Wakanda Forever last night and think I might be seeing it again soon, which for me is a pretty ringing endorsement (also because I was so blown away by the initial viewing I need to see it again with a more critical eye). I didn’t think much of Black Panther (2018) […]

I Hate to Say I Told You So…

Remember when I wrote Can We Just Admit That Black Adam is a (Soft) Failure? Apparently I’m not the only person to think so because The Wrap has recently reached the same conclusion (you’d have to join WrapPRO to read the full article but the two paragraphs you can read gratis are enough) albeit 11 […]

Trailer Into REaction: #FLOAT (2022) | Official Trailer 1

Found footage movies are hard to do well. Having seen the success of The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity – both of which were made on shoestring budgets and making profits significantly larger than their production cost – I get the feeling that filmmakers take it for granted that they’re something anyone can do. […]

REview: Barbarian (2022) | The Houses Have Eyes

Zach Cregger’s Barbarian isn’t the scariest movie you’ll ever see – despite the commercial promoting the movie strongly implying exactly that – though it’s a shockingly good horror movie. And what’s particularly interesting is that Cregger wrote as well as directed, and the movie is surprisingly layered (by which I mean there’s more to it […]