When people applaud in a movie theater after the film is over, one might assume it’s because they enjoyed it so much they instinctively show their appreciation. When this occurs after Transformers 3, I can only assume it means the audience is thankful the film is over.
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.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is as satisfying a final chapter as one might expect.
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?
Apollo 18 is to science fiction what Paranormal Activity is to horror. Which is not entirely a glowing endorsement.
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.
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.
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.