Tuesday , 26 July 2016

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Women a powerful presence in new Ghostbusters – review

Ghostbusters logo

In 1984, when Ghostbusters became the biggest movie of the year (Beverly Hills Cop came out in December and made a majority of its gross in ’85), everybody was asking the question, “Who you gonna call?” At that time, it was answered by SNL alumni, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, along with Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, in a film that expertly combined laughs, scares ... Read More »

No respect for the Dead, or Horror, by Emmys

WD bony zombie

The Emmy nominations for the 2105-16 season have been announced, and congratulations to all the nominees. Once again, though, television’s most popular show, The Walking Dead, was all but completely ignored. Same goes for its companion show, Fear the Walking Dead, as well as a number of great shows that take place within the horror genre, like Bates Motel, Penny ... Read More »

The Purge: Election Year gets the Gore 4’s vote – review

Purge Election Year - SoL

This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of The Annual Purge. America – home of baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. And in the not too distant future, government sanctioned robbery, rape and murder for twelve hours one day out of the year. The Purge: Election Year couldn’t be more timely as America finds ... Read More »

John Carpenter, Master of Horror, rocks NYC!

John Carpenter hands

Movies and music have gone hand in hand since the beginning of film. Of course, with the early days of silent film, music was the only sound you could hear. Since the advent of “talkies,” music has remained an essential component to movies and has often elevated the films far beyond what the story and visuals on screen would have conveyed. ... Read More »

The Gore 4 goes 4D!

Gore 4D

There’s nothing quite like going to the movies. With state-of-the-art visuals, surround sound, stadium seating and more food options than basic popcorn and soda, the movie-going experience is better than ever (Just stay off those damn distracting phones!). With 3D becoming more effective and widespread since its groundbreaking use in James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster, Avatar, you can feel more a part of ... Read More »

World Unites for Independence Day: Resurgence – review

ID2 - poster

“We always knew they were coming back.” Twenty years after the world united to ultimately thwart an alien invasion that left planet earth in ruins…..they’re back! When Independence Day hit theater screens back in 1996, with it’s iconic images of an Empire State Building and the White House being destroyed by alien laser blasts, along with a star-making turn by ... Read More »

The Shallows taps into our deepest fears – review

Shallows - Blake yelling

Just when you though it was safe to get away from it all and have an idyllic vacation surfing at an isolated Mexican beach, well …… Splashing into theaters this summer is the latest man, or, in this case, woman, vs. shark movie, The Shallows. Featuring a gore-de-force performance by Blake Lively, The Shallows is an exciting, intense, nail-biting thrill-ride that ... Read More »

Conjuring 2 surpasses frightful first film – review

Conjuring 2 poster

“Sometimes you need to make a leap of faith. Believe when no one else will.” The Conjuring 2 is that uncommon sequel, in horror or any other genre, that surpasses its original in just about every facet. While the first Conjuring was quite effective in creating an eerie tale that frightened audiences the world over, its sequel grabs you from the get go, turns ... Read More »

R.I.P., young genre vet, Trek’s Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin - Chekov

The Gore 4 is extremely sad to report the sudden and tragic death of actor Anton Yelchin on Sunday, June 19th. The accomplished young film veteran died in a bizarre accident at his Los Angeles home where he was pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar and security fence. Yelchin was only 27. Probably best known for portraying ... Read More »

The Conjuring 2 scares up big numbers!

Conjuring 2 - Vera

In a summer loaded with superhero blockbusters and effects-heavy action extravaganzas, horror currently rules the theaters. The Conjuring 2, a follow-up to its extremely successful predecessor of 2013, led the North American box office with $40.3 million, ahead of all major prognosticators (though not the Gore 4, who always have faith in the supernatural). This is barely a million less than ... Read More »