THE MUNSTERS – review

Ya know what, I will give credit to Rob Zombie, not many filmmakers would dare to try to remake a horror classic and then later take on a beloved television series as a film. For a guy that has taken the very safe route on his last couple of films, he definitely put it all… Continue reading THE MUNSTERS – review

The Funhouse – movie review

It’s hard not to feel bad for the old titans of horror knowing that for many of them their lights were dimmed too early as their careers were derailed by studio systems that never fully appreciated all they had given to them. You think of someone like Tobe Hooper, whose TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE changed horror… Continue reading The Funhouse – movie review

Baby Games

You would think it’d be tiresome by now, wouldn’t you, the hand-wringing and dire pronouncements about how superhero movies are KILLING CINEMA!  AND CULTURE! AND THE WORLD! Like, these are movies, man, is it all that dramatic? Really? I have talked about this in other blogs and as I said there, I get the dislike… Continue reading Baby Games

THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

DARN IT! This is so close to good that it is super disappointing that it doesn’t bring it on home. These are the movies that disappoint the most because you can see what they were trying to do and this a sincere effort to make a neat movie, unlike SO many found footage films.  While… Continue reading THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

INTO THE FOREST – found footage review

I do have to admit that I can appreciate found footage films that loved the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT as much as I do and I can understand why you’d want to ape that film but for the love of Pete, can we STOP just trying to remake the darned movie. Oh, sure they throw in… Continue reading INTO THE FOREST – found footage review

Just So We’re Clear…It’s Fake

I have to admit that I am a little surprised by how effective Found Footage films and faux documentaries are in convincing people they are real.  Really real.  I remember when BLAIR WITCH PROJECT came out and how some people were outraged that such a film could be released. They wondered how some company, how… Continue reading Just So We’re Clear…It’s Fake

THE ANDY BAKER TAPE – found footage review

I have all the admiration in the world for folks that just DO IT when it comes to movies. They have a vision and they just see it through. This isn’t to say that’s necessarily the case - or not the case - with THE ANDY BAKER TAPE but with two cast members, that’s a… Continue reading THE ANDY BAKER TAPE – found footage review

APOCALYPSE CULT – found footage review

Aaargh! If there is something that drives me crazy about found footage movies/faux-docs it's when they set up something really well but can't figure out how the heck to end things. They build this great structure but forget to put a darn roof on and the whole thing gets flooded. Aaaargh! Anyway, hey, let's talka… Continue reading APOCALYPSE CULT – found footage review

Honor The Material – OR – Warner Bros. Is a Hot Mess

There’s something both heartbreaking and chillingly relevant to the time we live in as we watch the mess that is Warner Bros/Discover + flail about in the dark for some sort of direction. Seeing them shelve movies that were made for millions and millions of dollars so they can get a tax break is about… Continue reading Honor The Material – OR – Warner Bros. Is a Hot Mess

An Ode To The Theaters

With the recent leveling of a theater I frequented as a film geek in my 20s, it occurs to me that we take those beautiful buildings for granted. Sure, we appreciate them when we need them, but when they are gone we really start to see how much they mean to who we are.  They… Continue reading An Ode To The Theaters

LEXI – found footage review

I have to admit that it’s interesting running across movies like LEXI, which are found footage but which I have never even read about. It makes it all the more thrilling when the film is pretty good, and friend, this one is pretty good.  Huzzah.  I think it’s weird when I don’t see anything because… Continue reading LEXI – found footage review

Sit Back And Relax

Man alive, sometimes I wonder why folks even call themselves fans if they are so consistently angry and upset about the things they ‘love’. So many INSIST that their beloved source of fandom has betrayed them and the legacy of that property.  WHAT HAVE THOSE MONSTERS DONE? Take the newest Star Wars films and how… Continue reading Sit Back And Relax

Do You Remember Falling In Love?

I tend to wonder anymore if we remember what it was like to fall in love with the things we love.  In our rush to have everything at our fingertips at all times I think that convenience has made us lazy in how we consume the things we get an itch to hear, read, or… Continue reading Do You Remember Falling In Love?