We’re still digging around in the Hitchcock archives and this time, we’ve traveled all the way back to 1938 to watch The Lady Vanishes. (Yes, to be clear – we’re talking about the original 1938 production and not the TV remake that debuted this year – and, after watching the original, I must repeat that old saying: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.)
Dr. Girlfriend and I were very happy to attend the Big Apple Film Festival and we sat in on Shorts Block 11, which, as the name suggests, was a bunch of short films. A lot of the films had concepts in common, such as imaginary friends, fantasy elements or artists struggling to create, which was presumably done intentionally when the organizers set this up. Read the rest of this entry
After reading that Thor: The Dark World had not been especially well received by critics (66% on RottenTomatoes.com is not a universal panning, but also not a ringing endorsement), I dialed my already lowered expectations down. Although I think Chris Hemsworth is the new charismatic movie super star we desperately needed in the wake of the aging of Schwarzenegger, Willis and Stalone, the first Thor installment wasn’t exactly great and the trailer for this flick didn’t get me excited for the flick. So, perhaps this is why I was pleasantly surprised by this movie and I think my blurb for Thor: The Dark World might have to be something along the lines of “non-stop action thrill ride.” Read the rest of this entry
Before we get into this, I want to make it clear that I’m only reviewing the film Eragon rather than the novel it’s based on. Maybe the novel is great… I have no idea. Today, we’re only concentrating on the film, which is the latest addition to our very own hall of shame, The Worst Movies Ever. Let’s dive in… Read the rest of this entry
If you’ve never seen the original 1976 film Carrie, then you might want to skip the trailer as it gives away just about everything that happens in the movie – not that time hasn’t done that already. But, it’s still the Halloween season and I’m still feeling the scary movies, so let’s hit the spoiler discussion after the jump! Read the rest of this entry
It’s still October, I still want to talk about scary movies, so let’s keep it going with The Shining!
I do want to point out that this post is in reference to the Stanley Kubrick film and not the novel or television miniseries of the same name.
I have a totally irrational love for this movie. Kubrick movies have such great atmosphere, don’t they? I love the performances, the atmosphere, the imagery and the hilarious title cards. Sometimes they come with a sound effect, sometimes not – I think Wednesday is the noisy one. Or maybe Tuesday…
Spoiler discussion after the jump… Read the rest of this entry