For awhile Alexandre Aja was the Next Big Thing as far as horror directors go. In 2003 his High Tension (know as Haute Tension in the original French and Switchblade Romance in the U.K.) was described as “Disturbing, demented, gory and one of the best horror films I’ve seen in awhile,” by Felix Vasquez, Jr […]
This trailer really annoys me. Reason being, it takes what should be a remarkable thing–reintroducing Neanderthals into the present day–and instead appears to be little more than a typical play on being a member of an “out group” (depending upon the circumstances, a woman, people of color, smart people, homosexual, etc) learning how to fit […]
For my money William Friedkin is one of the most talented directors working today. Not everything he does clicks (with the public or box office-wise, for that matter) but as far as I am concerned he’s made one of the best crime thrillers in recent memory with 1985’s To Live And Die In L.A. Some might suggest […]
I have noticed, more often that I like to admit, that I form opinions of people I have never met and experiences I have never had based upon what I have seen in movies, on television and in the news. And even worse, I tend to do so unconsciously, despite being aware–sometimes even hyper-aware–of the […]
Halloween’s just around the corner, which is why it’s the perfect time to discuss monsters and other things that go bump in the night. A creature that is currently in vogue is the zombie, which is enjoying a surge in popularity, evidenced by “The Walking Dead,” a series about a small band of survivors who […]
The “Batman Rises” trailer is online, though if you glance though the articles that I have written, you’ll notice that’s there’s nothing there about Batman. Zip. Nada. Zero. Nothing. This is because the Christopher Nolan’s Batman films don’t embody what I want to see in a superhero comic–which is, generally speaking, larger than life characters, […]
I happen to be a big fan of genre films, with horror and science-fiction being two of my favorites. Now, they aren’t for everyone, which I understand, though what I don’t get is the reason why some of those people don’t at least give them a chance.