I love the James Bond films. This weekend, I finished the fourth in the series—Thunderball (1965)—in my latest rewatch. I acknowledge, however, that most of the films in this franchise are filled with offensive and derogatory content, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny. There are too many of these scenes. I don't love these films during those scenes. I don't forgive the films these scenes.
I resisted watching the films in the Final Destination franchise for a long time because I was afraid of how extreme the gore might be. I'm getting a little braver and I kept hearing good things about the first one, so I finally watched the first film last night.
And then binge-watched the other four films today.
Know that this franchise is mostly awful and an embarrassment to horror. I honestly don't know why this franchise is popular. Terrible. Just terrible.
Tucson writer and instructor Philip Ivory dives into "31 Days of Classic Horror" films on his "Write Yourself Sane" website, starting with 1931's Dracula.
Assimilate isn’t the cheap and nauseating found-footage film the trailer led me to believe it would be, but instead an effective low-budget thriller that relies too much on jump scares but tempers these with earned emotions and suspense.
13 January 2019🎥 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a fantastic movie! I love the energy, art style(s), story, and characters. If this is the future of the Spider-Verse (and Venom 2 turns out to be a major improvement on the first one), then I’m eager for the franchise to expand.
When I say that Brian Jordan Alvarez’s queer film Everything is Free is not afraid of penises, I mean that as high praise ... and this is your opportunity to bail out of this review if this isn’t subject matter you’re comfortable with.
My goodness is this a rich, complex, brutally emotional movie that I need to watch a hundred more times.
Comparing the movies and the book. The novel has more room for exposition than the film, and in general this additional information is really interesting.
Beyond the Gates is one of those slow-burn horror films that may bore some viewers but the nostalgia and character building are going to make fans of the rest.
Fantastic list from the Nitrate Diva and now I want nothing more than to dive into these movies.
Joel Hodgson has launched a $2 million Kickstarter to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000!
All those bad behavior rumors aside... Okay, enough is enough. Another soon-to-be-disowned family-or-friend told me today they don't like Tobey Maguire.
What I am really noticing for the first time is how poorly written these TV shows are. The focus is on visual style and action, so getting from point A to point B doesn't seem to require logic or coherency, and fleshing out characters doesn't seem to be a priority.
The thrill of Her is that in addition to all the ways we can relate to the characters, there is something alien and uncanny about the proceedings that tickles the imagination.
For this list of favorites, I picked only those that came out or were updated in 2013.
This is the time to enjoy the way things used to be or are currently, before everything changes due to technology. A day of physical book making followed by watching VOD.
A long time ago when I lived in Rochester, New York, I stupidly wrote a letter to a coworker and mailed it to his home. It was not really a love letter, but it might as well have been.
My second most favorite web series of the year: season 2 of Husbands. After a successful Kickstarter, the second season had higher production values and many special guest stars.
Neil Patrick Harris dreams THE LULLABYE—Neil’s Puppet Dreams— first episode of a very risque new series on the Nerdist YouTube channel.