Hikers in the woods of England. Here we go.... is it a direct rip-off? Not really, though this is a poor attempt at horror-comedy. A zombie film production is underway in a rural area, and mysterious murders plague the crew. Some slightly amusing characters, but this is only an ok-ish flick that I really wouldn't recommend.
Promising Young Woman 2020
A woman with an agenda picking up men in bars. The film is initially told in a method nearer to that of horror movies, but it evolves into a personal journey... one of self-discovery. No spoilers here, but it's a lot better than I thought it would be.
Captain Phillips 2013
Captain Phillips is one helluva boat ride. Now I understand all the Oscar buzz around this film, and Hanks in particular. A great performance by Hanks is just one of the impressive aspects of the movie.... every actor is extremely believable, and the story (not fiction, but based on a real incident) is fast moving, tense and exciting. After just a brief intro to the Captain as he readies for his latest shipping job, we leap right into the action.…
The Bride of Frankenstein 1935
Even thought I've seen The Bride of Frankenstein many times before, I took an unusual amount of pleasure in re-viewing it this time around. It had been a few years, I think.
If you grew up in the era without videotapes or DVDs, as I did, then you relied on TV for your horror entertainment. I was fortunate to have a public station which offered all the old Universal classics (among others) commercial-free on Saturday nights and in serial form…