Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week's pick is the 2017 action movie...ALTITUDE.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Welcome back to another installment of SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT, where we highlight some of the best short films out there. This week, we take a look at the very first film of popular director Edgar Wright…DEAD RIGHT!
Friday, April 21, 2017
Welcome to another installment of DON'T WATCH THIS ALONE!, where we review the best, worst and everything in between in the world of horror. This week we review Roger Corman's horror classic, THE HAUNTED PALACE from 1963.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Welcome back to another installment of WHAT'S ON NETFLIX?, where we pick a film or series currently playing on Netflix and review it for the fans. This week's selection is the action/adventure movie....LEGENDARY.
I was so happy to find out that Netflix had added the movie Legendary (aka Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon) to its current rotation and knew I had to post a review.
Welcome to a new installment of WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN THAT?, where we talk about a must-see or iconic movie that we have never seen...until now. This week Robert checks out the 1975 cult classic musical, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW where we take a trip back in time to look at films made before the year 2000. Today we review the 1950 Akira Kurasawa film, RASHOMON. Enjoy!
This past weekend I was invited, with my fiancée, over to a professor’s house to join him and his wife for a movie viewing. Like any good professor, they made us watch something a little more intellectually engaging: Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. So I decided to write a review. Here’s my thoughts:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
After being victim of a terrible terrorist attack, Mina (Scarlet Johansson) wakes up in a body that doesn't belong to her (a "shell"). Her brain has been transplanted into a completely synthetic body, making her the first example in human history of her kind. She is then employed by the government to stop the world's most dangerous criminals, one of which starts to arouse an identity crisis in her.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a personal shopper for big time celebrity Kyra (Nora von Waldstatten). She also happens to be a medium that knows how to communicate with spirits and refuses to leave Paris until she gets a sign from her recently departed brother Louis.
Personal Shopper is one endeavor in genre mix I had yet to see. The fusion of styles, ideas, and cinematic traditions is fascinating and quite off putting at the start. Yet, it manages to entertain audiences with moments of true suspense and fascination even though it goes completely off the rails in trying to have any emotional impact or pay off.
Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week's pick is the 2015 British sci-fi film...TANK 432.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Howdy fellow film freaks, Robert here. The Easter bunny brought us a hell of a treat this year, friends: chocolate, and a new Fast and Furious movie. I got to take the day off work and watch the Toretto gang do cool stuff in flashy cars while I munched on my Cadbury mini eggs. Life is good today.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Today was the second day of Star Wars Celebration 2017, and to kick off the festivities, fans the world over were treated to a fantastic panel for the upcoming saga film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The panel, moderated by Star Wars super fan Josh Gad, featured LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson as they chatted about the new film. We also got to see some stars of the film, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, newcomer Kelly Marie Tran (who plays a new character named Rose), and of course, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. It was an amazing panel and Josh Gad killed it as moderator. We got our first look at the official teaser poster (seen below), and the thing we've all been waiting for, the very first teaser trailer!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Welcome to a new installment of DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, where we look at some of the best, most interesting, and iconic directors and the films that started their careers. This week we take a look at the film that started Jason Reitman's career, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW where we take a trip back in time to look at films made before the year 2000. Today we review the 1960 romantic dramedy, THE APARTMENT. Enjoy!
The Apartment is a romantic dramedy written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, and directed by the aforementioned Billy Wilder. It stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray and Jack Kruschen. It's a satire about sex and rat race centres on a pushover company man, who lends his apartment to executives for their affairs until he falls for his boss' latest girlfriend.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Howdy fellow film freaks, Robert here. What do you think of when you hear a title like "Asylum of Darkness"? A title like that sounds to me like it belongs on some obscure horror comic from the 1970s, one of the anthology ones put out by publishers like DC Comics or Warren Magazines. So I went into this viewing hoping that the movie Asylum of Darkness would be a vignette picture, in the style of John Carpenter's Bodybags. I envisioned a trope-tastic setting of the eerie, abandoned asylum, and its lone inhabitant spinning tales of the bizarre, and a lot of popcorn-munching fun for all.
The very first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has hit the web and The Merc is here to give you his thoughts. Check out the trailer and review below:
Not even the fact that I am a huge Sci-Fi and Horror fan, nor my love for the actors involved could manage to save this generic, bland piece of directing that left me utterly uninterested and bored. This feature is an endeavor in terrible character development and embarrassing storytelling that manages to arouse fascination only in small components of an otherwise messy picture.
Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week's pick is the 2016 sci-fi film...PASSENGERS.
I realize there was already a Passengers review done earlier, but with it just coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week, me being a newbie, and it being the trash bin: here’s what I have to say.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Welcome back to another installment of SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT, where we highlight some of the best short films out there. I googled short films about love for ideas on what I should do my review on. A film called SILENT LOVE popped up and I immediately fell in love with it.