Sunday , 19 August 2018

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The Meg makes other sharks weak – review

Man’s seemingly endless fascination with the dentally-dense denizens of the deep known as sharks is showing no sign of abatement. Discovery Channel just aired their enormously popular Shark Week, celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the SyFy Network is set to air its 5th, and supposedly final Sharknado movie. Amidst the occasional real-life shark attack which always gives sharks unwanted attention, ... Read More »

So, did Hereditary live up to the hype? – a review

Every year or so, a horror film comes out of the festival circuit full of praise from critics, and screams from those in attendance. You’re Next, It Follows, The Babadook and The VVitch were a few of the scarefests that came loaded with buzz when they were eventually unleashed upon theatergoers. Sometimes, the film will live up to the hype and become adored ... Read More »

Dinos Unbound in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – review

One of filmdom’s greatest and biggest franchises is back with a thunderous roar. And that sound isn’t just emanating from the magnificent prehistoric beasts that have fascinated and enthralled humans of all ages ever since the first fossil remains were discovered and identified in Britain over 175 years ago. Having been silenced for 66 million years, thanks to an unfortunately ... Read More »

Deadpool 2 is 2 die for – review

“You’re living the dream, DP.” The latest family film has hit theaters, an anxiously awaited crowd-pleasing sequel that combines superheroes, action and comedy. Yes, the red spandex-clad, gun-toting, sword-wielding assassin, aka, the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, has returned to slash, shoot and smash his way through the bad guys once again. (Oh, you thought we were talking about Incredibles ... Read More »

Space and time for everyone in Avengers: Infinity War – review

There’s been a disturbance in the force. No, wrong franchise. Space, the final frontier. Nope, still not right. But actually, they both apply to Marvel’s latest superhero mega-mash-up, Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 18 films spread out over the course of the past 10 years, this long-awaited build-up has led to many expectations and speculations. While some may be ... Read More »

Screams aplenty in A Quiet Place – review

“It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down.” “For What It’s Worth” – Buffalo Springfield Shhhh! Don’t make a sound. Don’t scream, don’t talk, don’t even whisper. Or the monsters will get you. That, my frightful friends, is the basic premise of the latest critical and commercial horror hit invading theaters across the globe, A ... Read More »

Black Panther, the Big Picture

As Marvel’s Black Panther continues to climb the box office charts and break records right and left, it’s worth examining just what an impact the film is having – culturally, politically and emotionally – on American audiences and those around the world. This is clearly a watershed moment in film history, and its importance beyond the screen cannot be overstated. ... Read More »

And the winner is….Horror!

The 90th Academy Awards were held on Sunday, and it was a night that saw many important issues continue to be discussed. There was the push for more diversity in Hollywood, from women to minorities, both in front of and behind the camera. There was the topic of immigration, appropriate for a ceremony that has such an international flair. And ... Read More »

Horror makes big splash with Oscar

2017 was a benchmark year for the movie industry. With the top three box office earners – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman – all featuring female leads, the year may very well be remembered as the Year of the Woman, in more ways than one. Another welcome development was the immense success of ... Read More »

del Toro de Force Creature Feature – The Shape of Water – review

Guillermo del Toro is unquestionably one of the most imaginative filmmakers working today. Whether it’s large-scale, f/x-laden blockbusters like Hellboy and Pacific Rim, or smaller, more atmospheric gems like The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro’s films never fail to deliver a sense of wonder and awe. Now, with his latest work, the acclaimed new The Shape of Water, he has managed to create ... Read More »