Pacific Rim: Uprising – Teaser Trailer

1993’s kaiju versus giant robots epic Pacific Rim never appeared to find its audience domestically–earning three times more ($102 million vs $309 million) at the foreign box office (primarily China).  And it’s hard to understand why, epecially when you take into account it had more heart and was more clever in it’s first five minutes the […]

Crimson Peak – Review

When Guillermo del Toro says that his latest movie, Crimson Peak, isn’t a horror movie, but a gothic romance, he means it. A gothic romance is a type of movie that, while horror-adjacent, visually, beckons back to movies like The Innocents, where elaborate costumes and sets help to set the mood and atmosphere. And like Jack Clayton’s 1961 movie, […]

Spring – Trailer

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead‘s Spring is an apt trailer to post since just earlier this week I was writing about H.P. Lovecraft. The movie revolves around (Lou Taylor Pucci) who meets Louise (Nadia Hilker) in Italy, and falls madly in love.  Sure, it’s weird that Evan can only see her at night, but what relationship […]

‘Ouija’ Trailer

Originally the movie Ouija was going to be huge, in terms of budget, before Universal (the studio releasing the horror feature) balked and almost abandoned the project.  The story was tweaked, and it was brought in significantly cheaper, and the rest is history. It always mystified me why it was originally planned as a big-budget feature (other than […]

‘Battleship’ In Rocky Waters

While it’s not good form to revel in the misfortune of others (which pretty much means that I am about to do just that) I have to admit that hearing that Peter Berg’s “Battleship” looking very John Carter-ish makes me feel a bit better than it should. First, it means that “The Avengers” continues to […]

Guillermo Del Toro Stares At The ‘Rim’

Edited 7/26 729 Guillermo Del Toro, unable to get his version of H.P. Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains Of Madness” off the ground, was originally slated to direct “The Hobbit,” with Peter Jackson producing.  Because of financial problems at MGM (the studio that would have released it) he left “The Hobbit,” and moved on moved on […]

Darren Aronofsky’s Ark Of Folly?

Oh. My. God (pardon the pun).  Darren Aronofsky has recently made a quite profitable film–”Black Swan”–and for some reason feels the need to ruin his one-film profitability streak by making a movie about Noah’s Ark. The last myth-based film, 2010’s “Clash of the Titans” was profitable, but despite being a mediocre film, at least had […]

Has Warner Brothers Abandoned ‘Akira?’

First, Keanu Reeves decided not the take a lead role in Warner Brothers’ “Akira,” and now Albert Hughes, one half of the Hughes Brothers producing/directing team, has left the film.  Supposedly his leaving the project was amicable, but the project–collapsing in such a fashion–seems a bit unusual. Then there was Warner’s attempt to get other […]