I enjoyed both Hellboy (2004) and it’s sequel, Hellboy: The Golden Army (2008) and for awhile I couldn’t understand why both movies underwhelmed at the box office. Before now, that is. What I missed was that Hellboy was always a niche character. He was in the comics and apparently he’s the same in the movies. […]
We need this movie because until the sequel to Zombieland comes along zombie movies are for the most part grim affairs. And I really enjoy The Walking Dead, but at the same time it helps to mix things up. And coming from Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai, Coffee And Cigarettes, Dead […]
What is it with the DCEU, Worlds Of DC or whatever the heck they’re calling it this week? Now it appears they’re creating an Elseworlds version of Joker, but there’s a problem, namely that there ALREADY is a Joker! Now, whatever you may thing of Jared Leto’s version I don’t think it can be disputed […]
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 […]
For me Guillermo Del Toro is one of those directors who’s name alone is virtually a guarantee I’ll see his movie because Del Toro typically brings an earnestness to his projects that is comparable to no other director. Even when he misfires, his work is never too far from the target. That being said, I […]
I have a joyous, almost childish love for horror. It’s such a cathartic medium for me but like anything else, when it’s done well it’s a joy to behold. But when it’s not…things can be a bit uninspired. And Flay looks…meh. Not terrible by any means, but nothing particularly memorable either.
Looking at the latest trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum all I can see is just a lot of stylized violence. That’s not a bad thing in and of itself though that rings hollow after a time. Keanu Reeves is less than a terrible actor than a monochromatic one. There’re no shades to […]