Scene Of The Week | Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond (1981)

While familiar with the work of Lucio Fulci before now, I had no idea he was as prolific as he was. He’d directed/written about seventy features, a catalog more extensive and varied than most people are probably aware though what surprises me most is how he takes what is familiar, and adds his own spin. […]

‘The Den’ Review

“”The Den,” The Debut Film From Zachary Donahue, Is A Startlingly Effective Thriller” When I first heard about Zachary Donahue‘s thriller, “The Den” I the first thing that popped into my mind was the place where an animal lives. And in sense, I was right though on the face of it the movie revolves around Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia), […]

‘American Horror Story’ Copies ‘The Sentinel?’

If you have not seen “American Horror Story,” or “The Sentinel” but want to with an open mind–or just hate spoilers–read no further. I have been watching the first season of Ryan Murphy’s and Brad Falchuk’s “American Horror Story” recently, and while I have been enjoying it–despite its tendency to be very emotionally overwrought–I have come to notice […]

JD’s Cure For Remakes

The ‘JD’ in the title is for John Dorian, from 2001’s “Scrubs,” a television show that originally aired on NBC for nine years, before it moved to ABC. I am watching the Democratic Convention, though earlier I was thinking about the trend toward remakes.  There’s the upcoming “Red Dawn” remake, that appears to have The […]

No Wish Like A ‘Death Wish’

When I heard that Joe Carnahan was moving on to a remake of Michael Winner’s “Death Wish,” from the aborted “Daredevil,”I was relieved that another property has made its way back to The House Of Ideas (where he joins the Punisher and Blade).  What I wasn’t so crazy was that another film that didn’t require […]

Brian’s ‘Harry Brown’ Review

If you have been reading here for awhile, you probably noticed that I complained about “John Carter” being a terrible title for a movie that–literally–spanned universes (and wanted desperately to play on an epic scale)? It was, though there are films where simple is best. “Charlie Varrick” is one, and Daniel Barber’s “Harry Brown” is […]