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October 29, 2017

It's a very long title, I know. But these older films were so terrifying that they set precedents for their own respective sub-genres and have aged so gracefully that they can compete against modern titles and usually win. So without further ado, here's four classics t...

August 15, 2017

Stephen King and The Dark Tower series hold a very special place in my heart. The series has an importance to me not dissimilar to how many people feel about Harry Potter. Needless to say, I’ve been wanting a Dark Tower movie for many years. I got hyped when Ron Howard...

July 28, 2017

The Big Sick is a RomCom about a Pakistani-American comedian who struggles with his family's traditions while maintaining a rocky relationship with a woman in a coma. And it is based on a true story.

It's alright, I know you're afraid. The potential for clichés and prea...

March 8, 2017

Kong: Skull Island is a perfect example of taking a well-known property with what many consider a perfect and untouchable story, and making it your own. It’s as though the filmmaker thought, “if you can’t beat em’, make up your own rules.” In doing so, Kong: Skull Isla...

February 24, 2017

Werner Herzog has always been a capable documentarian. His gentle, remote voice and strangely plodding pace through a variety of unconnected subjects makes for hypnotic viewing. Seeing any of his films is less like experiencing a core argument or narrative, as so many...

February 4, 2017

Preface: My Brother-In-Law wanted to help me with my website. He will admit, he's not the best writer...but he is one thing: funny. We decided to give him his own segment: Anthony's Half Assed Review, and here it is. Enjoy. - Alex Cornett 

***Minor Spoiler War...

January 27, 2017

M. Night Shyamalan has had, to put it lightly, a tumultuous career.  He went from box office darling to pariah over the course of just a few years.  He took all the good will from The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs, and absolutely obliterated it with convoluted fi...

January 25, 2017

Every year there are several film duds that leave people wondering just who in their right mind was paid to make such a steaming pile of shit.  However, I do not typically have a year like this one.  2016 was a year in which I hit such a long stretch of 'meh' to awful...

January 8, 2017

Preface: My Brother-In-Law wanted to help me with my website. He will admit, he's not the best writer...but he is one thing: funny. We decided to give him his own segment: Anthony's Half Assed Review, and here it is. Enjoy. - Alex Cornett 

***Minor Spoiler Warning*...

January 5, 2017

Last year’s Force Awakens was a wonderful and almost surprising return to form for the Star Wars franchise.  While it was fun and exciting, it was more of a remake of A New Hope in more ways than many people were comfortable with.  Rogue One is Disney's first genuine f...

December 3, 2016

Edge of Seventeen was marketed as your typical coming of age film.  A protagonist who has to lose their virginity because of some weird self-imposed inadequacy.   Thankfully, I’m here to tell you the Edge of Seventeen is more than just what it was marketed as.  It’s ju...

December 3, 2016

Since the first trailer, The Accountant looked like something unique.  The film centers on a main character who has autism, and is taught to channel his unique perspective in ways that put him one step ahead of everyone else. His exceptional talents lead him to eventua...

December 2, 2016

Fantastic Beasts is the newest (and certainly not last, more on that later) installment in the increasingly broad and varied Harry Potter universe. Unlike the previous films, which focus on the titular young wizard, Beasts instead takes place nearly a century earlier,...

November 29, 2016

 

It’s been 12 long years since the last Toho Godzilla film, Godzilla Final Wars, and after that somewhat entertaining debacle, Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence) is a welcome return to form. Director Hideaki Anno, of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame, tackles the film with...

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