A mixed bag of characters are holed up in a remote cabin while a creature terrorizes the surrounding grounds killing anyone who attempts to escape. Yawn. Sound familiar? It should. Monsters in the Woods, Feast, Dog Soldiers, Another Kind Ė there have been countless (and I mean COUNTLESS) films with the same premise. Countless plus one.
Animal comes to us courtesy of executive producer Drew Barrymore and comes with little surprises thanks to the cookie cutter
Updated 07-02-2014 at 04:49 PM by GregMO ROberts
Class struggle on a train in the distant future in a world transformed by global warming. The description sounds like a heavy drama starring Daniel Day Lewis directed by Michael Moore.
We speak of the new film Snowpiercer from Bong Joon Ho (The Host) titled which stars a host of familiar faces including Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin), Ed Harris (Apollo 13), John Hurt (Alien), Octavia Spencer (The Help) and Allison Pill
I would argue that anyone over the age of 40 has either attended a movie screening at a drive-in theatre or at least knows where a drive-in theatre once stood. I talk in past tense terms thanks to information obtained while watching the new documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie.
Shining a spotlight on the history of the drive-in theatres across North America, Going Attractions informs us that by the late 1950ís there
Updated 06-20-2014 at 01:26 PM by GregMO ROberts
If you thought that mixing comedy and horror together was a hit-or-miss proposition, consider mixing the musical and horror genres in a feature. Sure, itís been done before. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is considered musical horror. So too is Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. But what if someone took hardcore horror and inter-mixed it with musical/dance numbers.
That is exactly what writer/director Jerome Sable attempts to blend in Stage Fright
Movies have transformed many a law enforcement officer into valued entertainment. William Lustigís Maniac Cop put a killer in the blue uniform. Bloodshot gave us Brad Dourif as a vampire CIA operative. And who can forget Treat Williams as the police officer slowly rotting after becoming a zombie? But what I havenít seen yet is a werewolf cop (at least not to my recollection) and thanks to Canadian director Lowell Dean, I can now cross that incarnation off my bucket list.
Updated 06-13-2014 at 01:25 PM by GregMO ROberts