Film Review: THE THING (2011)
Aug28

Film Review: THE THING (2011)

Question: Was there ever really a need to see what happened with the Norwegian research team, since the devastated remains of their camp played a very important role in Carpenter’s ‘reimagining’ of the Howard Hawks classic? How you answer this will determine how much you will or won’t get into this ‘prequel’ directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, directing his first major Hollywood flick here. Skewing closer to the original John W....

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Film Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2016)
Aug27

Film Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2016)

“Something In The Water Does Not Compute”, Prince once wrote, as the chorus and the title of a “deep cut” from one of his albums. But it could also be the ‘elevator pitch’ that was used to sell the premise of A CURE FOR WELLNESS, Gore Verbinski’s terminally gorgeous-to-look at psychological/Gothic thriller. It’s most fatal flaw, though, lies in its “LORD OF THE RINGS”-lengthiness. The plot of the movie wouldn’t have been out of place...

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Film Review: iBOY (2017)
Aug24

Film Review: iBOY (2017)

It’s not exactly earth-shattering news, that since GAME OF THRONES has considerably raised the profiles of all of its cast and crew members, they began reaping the rewards before the series was halfway over, getting more work and more offers for their stunning portrayals of the various citizens of Westeros. Example: MAISIE WILLIAMS, who has to be the cutest lethal assassin ever to walk the halls of Winterfell. Her clothes and...

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Film Review: The Food of the Gods (1976)
Jul03

Film Review: The Food of the Gods (1976)

Observing fandom these days, it’s kind of depressing to note that a good half of them, if not more, tend to be a big ole bunch of “Debbie Downers.” They can’t abide new films that have been CG’ed to death (and on that I can somewhat agree), but then they see the re-releases of much older, classic “cult” films and they’re ready to scoff them right out of existence. Sure, a lot of seams are showing on some of these pictures that were...

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Film Review: Willard (1971)
Jul02

Film Review: Willard (1971)

Way before I even knew that BCP stood for “Bing Crosby Productions”, or even that he HAD a production company, I read a thrilling novel by Stephen Gilbert, called “Ratman’s Notebooks.” Written in the form of a daily journal, it told the story of put-down, painfully-shy social pariah Willard Stiles, and how he came to become friends with a bunch of rats living on the rundown property where his house was. As things became more difficult...

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