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genre films

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Disappointments

Pandering. Pedantic. Just a couple of dressy words to help you understand the faux intellectual travesty that is most of the dialogue and story of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Dunkirk Might Be Nolan’s Magnum Opus

When I sat down in my theater seat to see Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, I can’t say I was expecting to review a bad film. Nolan is one of those few directors out there who is critiqued on a different level than… Continue Reading →

Calling All Indie Film Directors: Austin Revolution is Looking For Horror Entries

Last weekend I sat down with James Christopher to ask him a few questions about his film festival, the Austin Revolution Film Festival. I was put in contact with him through my pals over at Gothic Films, an independent film… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman Saves the (DC) World

The critics are loving Wonder Woman, and I am among them! This could be the film that signals a much-needed recovery for DC’s Extended Universe — a beleaguered series of attempts to join the venerable Marvel offerings which have dominated… Continue Reading →

The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

It Shows Promise for a Faithful Adaptation

Last fall, a strange phenomena began occurring in the United States and other parts of the world. People reported seeing others dressed as evil clowns, lurking in unusual places. Incidents ranged from harmless scares to assault and robbery. The sightings… Continue Reading →

The Babysitter Revisits Classic Horror

Welcome back to this week’s installment of #HauntLife. Today, I am going to review the horror short, The Babysitter, from writer/director Nick Sicurella. Since it is a short, I am going to give a full spoiler of the entire film, so be… Continue Reading →

Shin Godzilla Rocks the Japanese Box Office, But Does It Survive #HauntLife?

Shin Godzilla (or Godzilla Resurgence) slammed into Japanese theaters last year with thunderous applause and very high reviews. With the new film Kong: Skull Island releasing into theaters this weekend, this episode of #HauntLife is going to delve into my… Continue Reading →

Get Out: Fast-Paced, Fun Horror

I went to catch the much-talked-about and anticipated Get Out this weekend. I picked a 5 p.m. showing thinking that would be a great time to be able to have much of the theater to myself, so I could take notes… Continue Reading →

XX: A Horror Anthology Missing the Horror

My favorite kind of horror films are anthology movies. I love horror shorts. In an anthology, if you don’t like one idea, something totally different will be up in a few minutes. That’s why, when I heard about XX, I… Continue Reading →

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