I would like to start off this review with some maths, if I may.
My actually official rating of Pet Sematary is -3 stars. But it's also a film that is fortunate enough to include two Ramones songs, both of which earn the film a couple of stars each, thus leading me to my final rating, as seen above.
Now, on to the…
Who listens to the bloody news on a boom box?
Halloween II isn't really what I remembered it as being. I was reading the synopsis for Halloween 4 though and that sounds like what I thought this is, yet I'm absolutely sure I've never seen Halloween 4. But I didn't remember any of this. You can see why I have psychotherapy, can't you. Stuff like this.
This film is…
What makes a 5 star film?
There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.
It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…
I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.
When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…