It's hard for me to get super into the Reagan-y take on vampires as drug addict raver cultists. Just not an area of the fiction I'm particularly interested in! Blade is a lot of that, with vampirism framed as implicit evil. It's not an awful movie, and the action sequences are neat and I really love lot of the visual aesthetics. Generally, though, it's a lot of loud action with a Big Bad Other to push out and only mixed…
This is my 1,000th diary entry since I joined in 2018. Thank you all for being my friends.
Saw is my generation's Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. That's a really depressing sentence, but am I wrong? These were our horror movies cranked out by a studio, starting strong but diminishing in quality, kept alive by improbable plot twists, anchored by an instantly iconic killer.
Why were these so popular? When I was eleven going into my teens,…
Robert Pattinson is a great Batman and he gives his all to a disaffected yet intense performance that's irrevocably the hottest and most relatable Bruce yet. The practical scenes in this really go for me, and the car chase at the midpoint is exhilarating. I'm also a very big fan of the first half of the film, which is a terse, dirty, focused thriller that hearkens back to the best moments of Loeb/Sale Batman. Overall, it's a pleasant looking and…
A little kid lost his mind at the mid-credits scene during the second screening I went to tonight. He started cheering and excitedly yelling to his parents, "it's Shadow! that's Shadow! they're putting Shadow in! finally! it's finally him!" and anyway that's basically how I feel.