Trailer Into Reaction: Annabelle Comes Home | Official Trailer

The Conjuring movies–which includes Annabelle–aren’t terrible by any stretch. though they’re not that good as far as horror movies go, either. In fact, they’re passable entertainments and that’s it. They’re stylistic exercises and care less about generating genuine thrills and chills than appealing to as many people as possible. And that’s okay because the purpose […]

Review – Ghost Ship (2002)

Steve Beck’s Ghost Ship is a 2002 horror feature released through Warner Bros. and is a gloriously ridiculous movie. I wouldn’t call it a good movie necessarily, though it’s enjoyable (which is an important distinction). And as I mention in my review, it’s an oddly joyous–I don’t mean that in terms of happiness, but in […]

Shazam! – Official Trailer #2 – Trailer Into Reaction

I’m officially embargoing the DCEU–like the Sony movies, beyond Spider-Man in the MCU, that is. I might rent them but I won’t pay to see them in theaters–because in the case of the former I’m tired of the randomness of the movies they’re producing. And I’m not even a huge fan but when there’s talk […]

Interstellar – Review

I think Christopher Nolan’s talent as a director is indisputable. The problem is that–like most of us–he finds his comfort zone, and sticks with it. Which I’m okay with if Nolan stuck to one particular genre. Instead he moves from everything from superhero movies (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) to historical-based […]

Why I Didn’t See Aquaman In Theaters

I haven’t seen Aquaman in theaters–despite it featuring one of my favorite characters, Black Manta–because, as far as the DCEU (or whatever they choose to call it) I’m done. Under ‘creative genius’ Zach Snyder I felt that there was so little faith in these characters that they were Batman and Superman in name only. Yet […]

Final Destination 3 (2006) – Review – The Last Day of The Final Destination-A-Thon

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 […]