Tuesday , 23 October 2018

Author Archives: Brian de Castro

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 »

The Lost Jedi – a review from the Dark Side

Now that Star Wars: Episode XIII – The Last Jedi is out in the world for all to see, there is no shortage of opinions as to its merits, or lack thereof. The Last Jedi has become another huge box office success for Disney and Lucasfilm, and an extremely well-reviewed movie by critics as well. But there’s been a disturbance in ... Read More »

Empire’s reign is over – The Last Jedi review

It’s that time of year again – the holiday season, with the gift that Disney and Lucasfilm continue to give – a brand new Star Wars film. After a return to a galaxy far, far away with 2015’s The Force Awakens, and last year’s first ‘stand-alone’ film, in actuality, a prequel, Rogue One, the war amongst the stars continues with ... Read More »

Jurassic World 2 trailer is 2 awesome!

It’s been 200 million years in the making, or rather, three years since the last movie, but Jurassic World 2, aka, Fallen Kingdom, is finally just a few months away. And Universal has released a brand new, first full length trailer, along with a few extra tidbits to go along with it. Set for release on June 22, 2018 A.D., ... Read More »

Jigsaw cuts new chapter in gory franchise – review

“I want to play a game.” The man with a plan, who put a hacksaw in your hand, struck fear for many a year, forcing those who didn’t appreciate life to confront death. For seven consecutive years, from 2004 to 2010, the Saw franchise made the Halloween season its home, entertaining and horrifying audiences with its elaborate, gut-spilling, limb-removing, head-crushing ... Read More »

Ghouls and ghosts galore at NJ Horror Con & Film Fest!

With all the craziness and horrific happenings occurring in the world today, we can all use an occasional break from it all. And as Halloween approaches, what better respite is there than dressing up in scary costumes and watching frightening movies? In the state that Jason prowls looking for teenage victims, where the phenomenon known as Jaws was conceived, and ... Read More »

The Fears of a Clown – IT review

IT is happening. The new adaptation of one of Stephen King’s most popular, and at 1138 pages, longest novels, is taking theaters, and the world of horror, by storm. Tapping into childhood fears, and some adult ones too, IT is proving to be just as chillingly effective as it was when it was released in literary form back in 1986. ... Read More »