Two Themes to Halloween

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (whom I really want to call ‘Atticus Finch’) are individually two talented instrumentalists/composers (the latter’s soundtrack for The Book of Eli is particularly good) and lately they’ve been working together for movies like The Social Network. Most recently they tackled John Carpenter’s Halloween theme and…it’s okay (and certainly different).  For […]

‘IT’ – Official Trailer #2

The latest trailer for Stephen King’s IT dropped a few hours ago, and the first thing I wondered when I saw if was if IT was also a part of the Stranger Things universe. Both feature Finn Wolfhard, both revolve around a group of young people on the cusp of the adult world–and the secrets that […]

A Cure For Wellness – Trailer

Having watched The OA on Netflix a few weeks ago–check it out, it’s really intriguing and pretty clever at times–I’ve come to notice that Jason Issacs in the latter part of his career seems to be specializing in criminally-inclined medical professionals.   And I think it was his turn as a trauma surgeon in 1997’s Event […]

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Poster

Lucy Besson, while a visually sumptuous director, is not a terribly original writer–which may have a little to do with him settling with John Carpenter over his 2012 movie Lockout, which was essentially Escape From New York aboard a space station. Lucy, directed by Besson in 2014, fared particularly well financially, though many considered the story (about […]

Postmortem: The Fog (2005)

As I have said time and again, I am not fond of remakes. More often than not they don’t add anything to the original–did we really need to know about Michael Myers difficult upbringing in Rob Zombie’s Halloween reboot?–or they add details that seemingly are there just to differentiate them from the original. The thing is, as […]

Postmortem: The Thing (2011)

With John Carpenter’s 1982 movie The Thing–based on Christian Nyby’s 1951 movie The Thing From Another World and the original John Campbell short novel, Who Goes There?–we got to see a director at the peak of his powers.