So to start this review off with some honesty, I hated 90% of Hamilton, I literally cannot get into it, the reason I bring this up is because Lin-Manuel Miranda is the musical writer of In The Heights, one of my favorite musicals and one I enjoyed immensely when it was put to Broadway in 2007. Musical films are a strange topic to handle because … Continue reading Alabanza a “In The Heights”
So I’ve always been a big fan of the Saw franchise ever since I watched the first film as a kid. There was something enticing about characters being killed as a punishment rather than being lambs to the slaughter. The film’s idea mixed the philosophy of John Doe from Se7en and the menacingly mechanical monstrosities of Cube in a thriller film. That same film series … Continue reading Spiraling Into Madness with Spiral: From The Book Of Saw
During my time at home I have started watching movies a lot more, catching up on films and tv shows I had never seen before like Your Name, Weathering With You, Akira, and Justice League (both versions). As it turns out I was just biding my time until 2021’s The Mitchell’s Vs The Machines came out on Netflix and came swinging hard. The film formely … Continue reading The Mitchell’s Vs The Machine’s connected to me
Man on crack dreams of horror film based on animated kids film Continue reading “Zootopia: A New Kind Of Predator” an idea for a R-Rated Zootopia Horror Film (and Disney’s iron grip on creativity)
So I feel as if I’m the only person who has watched The Lodge, a physiological horror film that seems to play on the fear of isolation and a profound sense of not belonging.
The Lodge released in (select) theaters in 2019 and released on Blu-Ray on May 5th, 2020. I had known about the films existence for quite a while seeing previews for the film before watching both Midsommar and Parasite.
The short simple synopsis, Grace Marshall (played by Riley Keough) is stuck in a winter lodge during a heavy storm with two kids, Adain and Mia, who absolutely hate her as they are still grieving over the death of their biological mother. Their biological committed suicide after hearing the news from her ex-husband that he plans on marrying the woman, Grace, he had been interviewing her about her experiences of being raised in an extremist Christian suicide cult. During their stay, mysterious events begin to occur that seem to link to Grace’s past in the cult.
Before you finish reading this, please watch the film, as I will be spoiling the film from here on out.Continue reading ““The Lodge”; A Cold Lesson About Denial”
Last year, the Stanley Kubrick classic, The Shining, had finally received a sequel. That sequel was Doctor Sleep. If you know me, I wasn’t too happy with the film and was even more upset with it being a sequel to one of my favorite horror films. But maybe I was too harsh on Doctor Sleep, as looking back on it, it did have something interesting … Continue reading Doctor Sleep and The True Villain Of The Film
DC has a track record of notable stories, some being more likeable than others, but one must admit that they have made such iconic and unforgettable characters. These characters can change from writer to writer but the spirit is there most of the time. Two films that show a good example of this are that of Superman: Red Son and Birds Of Prey (and the … Continue reading DC Double Feature; Birds Of Prey/Superman: Red Son
So after binge watching Saw 1-8 I kept thinking to myself about something intresting. This franchise, despite having eight movies, two games, a ton of iconic moments, iconic characters, and a mark on pop culture that will make most shiver at the thought of waking up and hearing “Let’s play a game,” the film never really had anything to say until the eigth film Jigsaw. … Continue reading A Dumb Idea For A Saw Sequel (and also an unprofessional analysis of the Saw Franchise)
Parasite, directed by Bong Joon Ho, is in my opinion the best movie of 2019. The film is a comedy, thriller, commentary, suspense film that I absolutely loved after watching it the first time. There are so many moments in the film that are so memorable, the score is phenomenal, the actors are realistic, the writing is tight and nuanced. There are some really tiny … Continue reading Parasite; Fuck Man, This Movie Is Just About Perfect
I watched plenty of movies in theaters last year and some of them I didn’t get around to reviewing because I’m super lazy, rather than listing what is in here I’ll just tell you now that neither 1917 nor Parasite will be in this review as I have much more to say on those than I could fit in this already long list. First things … Continue reading A Whole Bunch Of Movies I Saw In 2019 That I Loved but Didn’t Get Around to Writing a Review For (Because I’m Lazy)