Saturday , 15 June 2019

Movies

Avengers: Endgame begins new era for Marvel – review

“Where do we go, now that they’re gone?” Eleven years, twenty-two films, dozens of superheroes, and villains, and many a planet throughout the galaxy have all culminated towards one of the most hugely anticipated movies in history. Avengers: Endgame is finally here and it delivers everything fans would want and then some. What follows here is a relatively spoiler-free look ... Read More »

Pet Sematary digs up some new ground – review

“I don’t want to be buried, in a pet cemetery.” Death – the great unknown. There is nothing more terrifying, and nothing more inevitable. Every organism known to science has a limited lifespan, which varies from species to species. There are giant sequoia trees, which can tower over the landscape for over three thousand years. Greenland sharks can live for ... Read More »

Jordan Peele goes 2-for-2 with Us

“There’s a family in our driveway.” If horror films were like baseball (and there have actually been a couple of baseball horror films, by the way), then Jordan Peele would have unanimously won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2017 for his directorial debut, Get Out. Not only did the film receive rave reviews from critics, it amassed a ... Read More »

And a Happy Death Day 2U too – review

If at first, you succeed, try and try again…. Time to blow out the candles once again, well, actually, a bunch of times. One of horror’s most inventive and fun slashers of recent years, 2017’s inspired, Happy Death Day, is back with a vengeance, and a few new tricks up its sleeve. Released a mere 16 months after its predecessor, ... Read More »

Bloody Best Horror Films of 2018!

As 2019 begins to gain steam, it’s time we put on the brakes and stop to look all the way back to 2018 and come up with a list of the best horror films of the year. 2018 was another banner year for horror, with a number of critically acclaimed films and box office successes, and those are not mutually exclusive. ... Read More »

Glass breaks the comic book mold – review

“We exist.” Their is no question that the comic book superhero film is one of the most powerful forces in Hollywood today. It consistently dominates the box office every year, with Marvel having perfected the formula, releasing individual films in phases that tease future ones, and bringing their characters together in huge blockbuster team-ups that, at least at this stage, ... Read More »

NYC Horror Film Fest unleashes plenty of Nightmare Cinema!

Alas, another holiday season has come and gone. You know, the one that we look forward to immersing ourselves in every year, and sharing with family and friends, but then, before you know it, it’s  over – sigh! We’re talking about Halloween season, of course. But that doesn’t mean that the scary stuff has to take a break. Horror cinema ... Read More »

The First Purge was only the beginning

This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge…. The world today can be a pretty difficult and frustrating place to live, with political turmoil, war and natural disasters often brought about by our biggest threat, climate change, affecting many across the globe. Here in America, the country is divided like ... Read More »

The Shat is back! – Halloween 2018 – review

‘Twas the night he came home…..again. Yes, Michael Myers is back – party time, excellent! And so is Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode. It’s one big, unhappy family ready to celebrate the holiday, and slasher movie franchise that is Halloween. Well, actually, they’re not family anymore, thanks to a retcon that disavows all the many sequels that took place after ... Read More »

PG-13 Venom still has plenty of bite – review

For close to two decades now, superhero movies have ruled the box office. 20 Century Fox ushered in the new wave in 2000 with X-Men, followed by Sony/Columbia in 2002 with Spider-Man. Marvel, having lost the rights to those two franchises previously in order to stay afloat, began their own cinematic universe in 2008 with Iron Man and have never ... Read More »