We're number two! We're number two!
-The Hurl Scouts
I like Drew Barrymore's directorial debut quite a bit and hope that the box office disappointment of it doesn't stop her from giving it another go at it in the near future (it's been 5 years already). She was the perfect fit for a nontraditional coming of age story despite one huge cliché that should have been cut out of the film completely.
I've seen plenty coming of age films about…
And finally, a wafer thin mint.
Even though the Pythons themselves would call this their lesser film it still comes pretty damn close to the quality of The Holy Grail and Life of Brian. It's obvious weakness in comparison is that there is no real narrative with The Meaning of Life simply being an excuse to string together the skits, but it's also a strength as the film goes in pretty much any damn direction it wants.
Castle Haloran is a bit perplexing, a very strange place really, old and musty, the kind of place you'd expect a ghost to like to wander around in.
Roger Corman gives yet another start to an up-and-comer, here a 24 year old kid named Francis Ford Coppola. Told to basically make a quickie ripoff of Psycho with the left over budget of The Young Racers and a few of it's cast members, Coppola stuck to the slasher genre…
Cross your heart?
George A. Romero, along with horror icon Stephen King, first gave us Creepshow in theaters, but then ran into a few problems when he tried to create a television series out of it. Does Romero own the rights to anything he's created? A few tweaks and a name change gave us four seasons of the horror anthology Tales from the Darkside on television before it came full circle with it's own theatrical film. Most fans would…
Pain and the knife are inseparable.
Almost more a drama then a horror film, it still fits the bill for the simple fact that it takes place in London's West End during the 1840s, a time before surgical anesthesia. In a chilling scene of a man having his leg amputated in front of a crowd of scholars, the chatter seems to be about how fast the surgeon is going to pull it off this time while two burly…
I'm nearly ready for... wait... what's that sound?
Bruce Timm's 3 minute tribute to Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger for The Dark Knight's 75th Anniversary. Batman's original design looks fantastic in black & white done in the style of Timm and Eric Radomski's "Dark Deco" as originally seen in Batman: The Animated Series.
Word of warning, if you thought you missed Batman: TAS before, you'll be craving new adventures even more after watching this.
Well that was fuckin' useless.
Apparently the Russian army had access to HD Digital cameras in 1945.
If I had known this was a found-footage film before hand I might not have bothered. Before this film I thought there was only two kinds of found footage films. Those who use the gimmick to set tone and mood like [REC] or Troll Hunter and those who just use it as a cheap technique to make a film or put a…
Sister, I don't mind shootin' em' for ya, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna sweat over 'em for ya.
A surprise and a half here. I say that mainly because of the film's less then assuring title for a western along with the odd pairing of Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. The film not only ends up better then expected but it's actually a damn good western. I should have known that Eastwood teaming up with director Don…
That is not civilised behaviour!
Oddly enough this is my first Lucky McKee film in over a decade as I had only seen the brilliant May from his filmography. Here McKee directs from a screenplay he wrote along with Jack Ketchum which is an adaptation of Ketchum's own novel. On the surface it looks like your typical torture flick, but call me crazy I saw much more in it.
Early on in the film I got the distinct…