In a summer full of comic book movies with varying degrees of success, I’m putting Captain America: The First Avenger in the “win” column.
Strangely though, this particular unexpected combination actually works well enough to make Cowboys and Aliens a relatively fun summer popcorn movie.
Bellflower has a weird, ugly, but sort of sweet, likeability to it. I was pretty fascinated by the whole thing and liked the natural acting, the palpability of the menace in some of the scenes, and really, who doesn’t love a home-made flamethrower?
This film manages to have some laughs and have some genuinely cool horror moments, too. Good thing they’re calling it a horror-comedy, yes?
Don’t be afraid of the Dark is a remake of an old TV movie from 1973. Del Toro has called it the scariest teleplay ever written. I vaguely remember it from when I was a kid, and I do remember it being scary. This version, though starting out pretty good, eventually causes me to, well, not be afraid of the dark.
Apollo 18 is to science fiction what Paranormal Activity is to horror. Which is not entirely a glowing endorsement.
You know, a movie trailer can give us expectations about a film. It tells us a certain amount about a film so to draw us in and make us want to see it. And sometimes not. Sometimes it just lies.
Now that we are wrapped in the bony clutches of October, it’s time for an update of the always wonderful Shriekfest 2011! I find myself always looking forward to this festival every year. I love the first weekend of October as much as Halloween itself.
Despite all the efforts of the trailer editor, the general story idea guy, and anyone in charge of potential sappiness, sometimes a movie can beat all the odds and still make you like it.
When you do a remake – or in this case a prequel that seems like a remake – you have to do some things that add to the film you’re remaking to make it somehow new. This has been done with varying degrees of success over the years, and this new version of The Thing falls somewhere in the middle. How’s that for a glowing endorsement?