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Clerks III Inconveniently Saves the Best for Last

Per Matt Snoochie Boochies! The View Askewniverse is back, and this time, they wanna make a movie… In order to fully review Kevin Smith’s latest, Clerks III, I’ve got to explain my backstory with his films.

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: It Stains the Sands Red

Zombies. Las Vegas. When crafting a story that involves the Zombie Apocalypse taking place in Sin City, it’s gotta have “sure-fire hit” written all over it. Right?

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

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 →

Beyond the Gates is Retro Fun

When I first heard about this film, I was beyond excited. The movie is about two brothers, whose father goes missing for seven months and they meet up to liquidate his old video store. My dad owned a video store,… Continue Reading →

Abattoir is a Film Noir, Crime Thriller and Horror Movie All in One

Abattoir is one of those movies that is hard to review. The plot is good, but moves a tad slow. The atmosphere and stylized film noir cinematography is mesmerizing, but won’t be something everyone will enjoy. The clothing and ’40s… Continue Reading →

The Living and the Dead Cohabitate in I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

“The pretty thing you are looking at is me. Of this I am sure. My name is Lily Saylor. I am a hospice nurse. Three days ago I turned 28 years old. I will never be 29 years old.”

Examining None But Myself, a Zombie Short Film

None But Myself is a glimpse of what most aspiring filmmakers go through to produce features, these days. That is, the short film, itself, is a pitch for those interested in investing or contributing to a larger production. Before, filmmakers… Continue Reading →

The Revenant (One Who Has Returned, as if From the Dead)

Oscar buzz has been rampant for the past few days and one of the biggest reasons is because four-time Academy Award Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio finally pulled off a win for his role in The Revenant.

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