Count Jackula rails against Rankin/Bass’s ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.
Category: Movie Review
Maybe Trump watched A Face in the Crowd at some point and took that lesson to heart, or maybe he just genuinely returns the love of his audience in a way that Lonesome Rhodes was too cynical and self-aware to be capable of.
Feeling like the end of days is coming? Or perhaps you’re just hoping they are? If so, you might enjoy The 5th Wave, which takes viewers on a post-apocalyptic trip involving aliens, child soldiers, and teenage love triangles.
Rogue One takes a different approach, and is both a prequel and an interquel, taking place between Episodes III and IV (immediately before Episode IV, as it eventually turns out) and details how the Rebellion managed to get hold of the Death Star plans that served as the MacGuffin of the original film.
A whole year ago, the world was treated to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first live-action Star Wars movie in over a decade. I sat down to write my review of that film way back then and… nothing. Blank. Couldn’t write it.
Thirty years ago, horror master Stephen King created one of pop culture’s scariest clowns in his terrifying 1986 novel It, and in this episode, David revisits the original 1990 made-for-TV miniseries that has since become a cult classic, and briefly discusses the development of the brand new remake coming in 2017.
Bob Roberts is a film that could never be made today. This is the kind of stock phrase you see applied to anything made more than a decade ago, usually as a segue into a rant about how much more sensitive our modern society is. Whether this is an indictment of modernity or lambasting an ignorant past is up to whoever’s writing the article, but that’s not the reason Bob Roberts could never be made today…
Here’s a requested review that’s zany to the max!
Breaking all rules of political etiquette, a candidate starts behaving outrageously, offending sensibilities with outlandish racially-tinged comments and unhinged acts of buffoonery. Sounds familiar, right? Except the year is not 2015 or 2016 but 1996, and the man in question is a fictional liberal Democrat named Jay Billington Bulworth.
For such a “smart” sci-fi film, Arrival sure hangs its hat on a tenuous understanding of a scientific theory (which it then proceeds to sloppily misapply) in exactly the same way as a stupid sci-fi film would.
After a two-movie hiatus, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the Universal Soldier series.
Welcome to the first in a series of reviews we’re calling Movies that Predicted Trump, where we discuss the films that foretold (in ways both large and small) the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.
This episode, Ursa tackles an entirely forgettable Will Smith comedy vehicle and asks: is there such a thing as an ethical pickup artist? And if not, why not?
I’m about to write a sentence that I (and most of you) would have never imagined that I would write: I think Rules Don’t Apply is a good movie… because it reminds me of The Room.
Let’s not dilly-dally! It’s time to talk about the sequel to that one game that totally holds up.
Hicks-ploitation from the Great White North.
Count Jackula returns from a long absence only to discover that Rob Zombie’s Halloween II is waiting for him. Can he review what many consider to be the worst Halloween film in the entire franchise?
Considering their earlier efforts to downplay or explain away any and all “supernatural” characters and occurrences in the MCU as simply “aliens” or “really advanced science”, I do get the impression that Marvel made this movie less because they wanted to than because the fans wanted them to.
David returns from an extended hiatus with a rather appropriate review of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the epic animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel where a seasoned Batman comes out of retirement
Part 2 of the Fear Fan’s in depth examination of what happens when you mix Carrie with Friday the 13th!