REview: Dementia 13 (2017) | What a Remake Should Be

Richard LeMay’s remake of Francis Ford Coppola’s Dementia 13 Is perhaps among one of the best remakes I have seen in quite awhile. That being said, it’s not a great movie – it’s a little too soapy for my tastes – though it does what a good remake does, which is to remain faithful to […]

(Bruce) Wayne’s World

I didn’t particularly like the first two trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice  because they’re both filed with much bombast and thunder–as far as I can tell–signifying very little.  And I might be reading into things a bit, but if feels as if director Zach Snyder equates blowing things up with seriousness, which if that […]

The (Un)necessary Remake Dept – Tourist Trap

David Schmoeller’s 1979 movie Tourist Trap is a particularly effective horror movie–particularly due to the score by Charles Band, speaking of whom doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his composing, which here is at times playful, harrowing and cinematic–that unfortunately is showing its age. The movie revolves around a tourist attraction, Slaussens Lost Oasis, where Mr. Slaussen […]

Love In The Time Of Monsters – Review

“So this is where the American Dream died.”   —Marla Matt Jackson’s Love in the Time of Monsters–a play on Gabriel Garcia’s Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera?–is interesting for a lot of reasons, the first being that it’s so thematically similar to Zombeavers that it almost plays like a sequel. Luckily, Love in […]

‘Savages (Unrated)’ Review

“He was always trying to f*&k the way out of himself.  I have orgasms, he has wargasms.” –O What an awesomely cheesy line.  Reminds me of “Do you know what happens to a toad that’s struck by lightning?  The same thing that happens to everything else.” from the first “X-Men” film. Despite how technically proficient […]

Brian’s ‘Rosewood Lane’ Review

“You’re “Better Off Dead,” than taking a trip down “Rosewood Lane.” Remember Savage Steve Holland‘s comedic take on teenage angst and suicide, “Better Off Dead?” You probably don’t, though if anything stuck, it’s the psychotic paperboy, and the way his catchphrase “Two dollars…” struck fear into the heart of Lane (John Cusack). Victor Silva‘s “Rosewood […]