Rebirth of the Dark Universe?

The seeming collapse of Universal’s Dark Universe cinematic universe should maybe be seen as a blessing in disguise. Keep in mind Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy earned over $409 million on a budget of $125 million, which isn’t a terrible outcome (though promotional costs, which I haven’t seen, are important) and indicates an interest in the concept. […]

The Conjuring 2 – Trailer

I honestly don’t get all the excitement over James Wan and his ersatz horror movies. As far as I’m concerned, Saw was probably his high-water mark. The Conjuring? Insidious? Dead Silence? All competently made, all okay movies, though none particularly scary. This is mainly because what he doesn’t do quite so well is atmosphere, which […]

Furious 7 – Trailer 2

I haven’t seen any of The Fast and the Furious movies in their entirety (though I recall catching a snippet of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift when I was visiting my parents awhile ago) and had no intent of doing so. I am also surprised to learn that there have only been three, excluding the latest movie. […]

‘Kingdom Come’ Trailer

I am jonsin‘ for a entertaining horror movie.  Recently two new ones from Blumhouse Pictures (The Conjuring, Insidious, Insidious 2, etc), Mercy and Mockingbird (review coming soon) turned up on Netflix, and to say that both were underwhelming would be an understatement. Though Blumhouse seems to be innovating in a genre all its own, which is hard […]