Sunday , 22 April 2018

Movies

The Visit a welcome return for M. Night – review

“Just try to accept they’re old people and things won’t seem as weird.” Grandparents and their grandchildren oftentimes have a unique bond that even parents and their children don’t have. Whether it’s the extra generation between them that serves as a buffer from the usual arguments and rebellious behavior, or the tolerance and acceptance from both sides that make their ... Read More »

New Deadpool trailer gets the red out!

The latest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen, the long-in-development Deadpool, finally has a new trailer for all the world to see. Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, the ‘Merc with a Mouth,’ who, while suffering from cancer, is given a new lease on life, and new abilities, which he uses to take down the baddies. He’s a wise-ass, foul ... Read More »

Monster movie Harbinger Down ready to surface!

For fans of the great horror and sci-fi films of the 80s, like The Howling, An American Werewolf in London, Altered States, Aliens, Re-Animator and John Carpenter’s The Thing, films that utilized practical effects to amazing on-screen magic, recent years have been frustrating due to the overabundance and reliance on CGI to bring the extraordinary to life.  When the two effects techniques are combined ... Read More »

Good noose and bad noose – The Gallows – review

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while I think I see my friends coming ridin’ many mile – trad., arr. Page, Plant Freddy has his glove, Jason his machete and now comes Charlie with his own way of distributing death sentences – a hangman’s noose – in the latest horror film to hit theater screens, The Gallows. The movie begins ... Read More »

Jurassic World’s R-Evolutionary Box Office Numbers

It was a weekend in the film world that no one saw coming. Jurassic World exploded into theaters with the impact of the meteor which may have ended the Age of Dinosaurs. But, clearly, dinosaurs are alive and well on theater screens throughout the world. While the box office prognosticators were predicting an opening weekend in the low $100 millions ... Read More »

Holy Mosasaurus! Jurassic World Rules! – review

Dinosaurs have held a special fascination for this reviewer since some of the earliest memories as a living being seeing animatronic and life-sized sculptures of the ‘terrible lizards’ at New York World’s Fair, to the first visit to the Museum of Natural History, to appearances in film from King Kong, One Million Years, B.C. and, ultimately, Jurassic Park. That interest ... Read More »

Jurassic World ready to stomp into theaters!

After a wait of fourteen years since Jurassic Park III, and twenty-two years since the original, the world of Jurassic is finally ready to reclaim its dominance at the box office. Although since the last Jurassic Park film, we’ve had Peter Jackson’s excellent King Kong remake, as well as the Journey/Mysterious Island movies, which featured dinosaurs, this is the first ... Read More »

Non-stop action fuels Mad Max: Fury Road – review

Whewwww! Now that is a movie! Roaring onto screens everywhere, Mad Max: Fury Road gives new meaning to the term, ‘action film.’ Indeed, it is not so much of a popcorn movie, but rather an extra large bucket of meat movie. It is completely unlike any other movie, except of course, the previous Mad Max films, but it ups the ... Read More »