Friday , 20 October 2017

Movies

Bad Guys Come Together in Suicide Squad – review

“Here’s to honor among thieves….remember, we’re the bad guys.” When historians ultimately look back at the history of superhero movies and films based on comic book characters, no doubt 2016 will be considered a pivotal year. While Superman (1978), Batman (1989), Iron Man and The Dark Knight (2008) and The Avengers (2012) all marked important turning points in bringing a ... Read More »

Beware the Dark in Lights Out – review

“Watch out now take care…In the dead of night…It can hurt you…Beware of darkness.” – George Harrison, from “All Things Must Pass” Nothing is more terrifying than the dark, not the darkness itself, per se, but what might lurk within it. Not being able to see something that may be out to get you is a frightening situation to be in. Many ... Read More »

Women a powerful presence in new Ghostbusters – review

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 »

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

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 »

The Gore 4 goes 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

“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

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

“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 »

The Conjuring 2 scares up big numbers!

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 »

Reasons to Scream over New Blu-ray of The Thing!

“That thing wanted to be us!!!” John Carpenter’s 1982 The Thing is an undisputed horror classic and an absolute favorite of the Gore 4. Now, Scream Factory is releasing the ultimate collector’s edition Blu-ray of the alien terror on September 20th in the U.S. and Canada (R1). For those who haven’t yet seen this incredible film, first off, what the frickin’ frack ... Read More »