Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:13

House of horrors - 'Don't Breathe'

Horror film subverts home invasion genre tropes

By many measures, the summer of 2016 has been a bit of a disappointment in cinematic terms. There were a number of high-profile flops and even the films that did well didn't do quite as well as many had predicted, whether we're talking commercially, critically or both.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:52

Evil Dead' a blood-spattered reboot

Remake of horror classic ratchets up the gore

Every cinephile has a handful of movies that are particularly special to them. For whatever reason, those films serve as touchstones along their own personal pop culture journeys.

For me, Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' films definitely fit that bill. The wonderful journey of that trilogy (from low-budget gorefest to hilarious reimagination to full-on epic fantasy/horror/comedy) has ensured that the movies have retained a permanent place of affection in my heart.

Published in Movies
Thursday, 01 November 2012 10:59

Fun Size' not much fun

Teen comedy unfunny and uninspired

Making movies for tweens and teens isn't easy. With the proliferation of demographic-specific television shows and the vast and untamed world of the internet, finding the sweet spot for a film that is 'grown-up' enough for the 12-17 crowd to enjoy while avoiding the kiss of death that is an 'R' rating. Unfortunately, that balancing act often results in condescending crap that is both unfunny and uninteresting.

Crap like 'Fun Size.'

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