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Hicks-ploitation from the Great White North.
Like all things, Hollywood has capitalized on our awareness of the prevalence of tropes, clichés, and recurring storytelling patterns by flattering our built-in cynicism and congratulating us for being so clever. For better and for worse, irreverence is now cool.
Since the advent of home video and later the internet, people can now have double features of all kinds in their own homes. Here now (in no particular order) are 10 great double features you can have at home and why I find them ideal.
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.
So it turns out that modern firearms can fire in a vacuum; gunpowder contains its own oxidizer, so it doesn’t require an atmosphere. Special thanks to reader Greenhornet for the info, and for not making fun of my ignorance; class is always appreciated. Of course, that means ditching 500 words of guns-not-being-able-to-fire-in-a-vacuum jokes...
Join us as we predict which of these November movies will be HITs and which will BOMB based solely on watching the trailers!
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!
Just-announced spinoff Bad Dads joins a growing list of raunchy comedies following the Mad Libs-esque Bad ________ titling convention, riding the dubious coattails of Bad Moms, Bad Santa, Bad Teacher, and Bad Grandpa. What else is coming?
Happy birthday, Carrie Fisher! Also in this episode: The Force Awakens, the reality of time passing and mortality, and approaches to progress.
One of the best werewolf movies in recent years.
Moon Zero Two comes in for a landing outside Farside Five. Oh man, I’m sooooo looking forward to this. I hope Farside Five has lots of strips with dogs, those are the funniest.
I’m not one to judge people for falling under the sway of merchandising-based nostalgia (I had He-Man and the Masters of the Universe bed sheets as a kid, so I get it). However, I can’t help but feel that this renewed obsession with trying to make Star Wars the epicenter of popular culture again is in some way unhealthy.
Regardless of any personal misgivings I may have with Disney’s remake enterprise, even the worst ideas can be turned into good movies. So in the unlikely event that Jon Favreau may be reading this, here are five steps I would recommend him to take to make his Lion King roar.
Join us for the first in a (hopefully) regular feature on the Agony Booth where we make snap judgments about the box office chances of upcoming movies based solely on watching the trailers, including Gone Girl on a Train, The Birth of a Nation, Jack Reacher 2, and more.
But while I think there are many commonalities, it's the differences that, to my mind, make Jaylah a far superior character to Rey. So, you may ask, what are these differences? Let's compare, shall we?
So The Phantom Menace was a disappointment, to say the least. But no matter; Lucas will have learned from his mistakes, and Episode II's gonna be awesome! Right?..... right?
Need a little something extra to spice up Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice? Or perhaps you’d love to see some of the characters eaten by zombies after a bad experience in English Lit 101?...
A deeper look into the groundbreaking film that changed cinema.