Monday, 23 July 2012

Review : Rec 3 -Genesis (2012)


Paco Plaza


Paco Plaza (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay)
A couple's wedding day turns into a horrific events as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. 

What in Gods name was Plaza thinking?

Rec 1 and 2 are among the most accomplished horror films of the past decade. Tense, terrifying and filled with invention, originality and a sense of real terror. They have become not only the standard for  hand-held horror, but beacons of modern horror in general; spawning a strong American remake, (and its sub-par yet watchable sequel reviewed here), and a ravenous fanbase.

Fans wanted more. More mythos, more story. An expansion of the surprising and  disturbing themes explored in the sequel. They could have taken this franchise all the way. It was a prime example of true horrors ability to elicit a primal response in the viewer. So, with a loyal, hungry fanbase and a limitless mythos to explore, what do they do?

They make a comedy.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Review : The Raven (2012)


James McTeigue


Ben Livingston (screenplay)Hannah Shakespeare(screenplay)


 John CusackAlice Eve and Luke Evans

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

For fans of the writing of Edgar Allan Poe, THE RAVEN is probably gonna go only one of two ways. Its either gonna be seen as a shallow, exploitative piece that pisses on the truth of the great man, or its gonna be seen as some harmless Hollywood hokum that plays loose with a heroic historical figure for entertainments sake.

Me...I'm not sure where I stand at the moment. I think I'm on the side of finding the whole thing a little insulting to the mans legacy, but at the same time, I'm a sucker for a good Gothic mystery, and the concept of this one is a doozy.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

News : The Walking Dead Season 3 Comic-Con Trailer is here!!

If, like me, you've been feeling a huge hole in your black heart since we left Rik and his ragtag band of survivors, broken and demoralized, (and on the verge of finding 'that' prison), in the season 2 finale of THE WALKING DEAD, ...prepare to have that hole filled.

Info on the third, and evidently best, season of everyone's favorite show has been all too sparse, but praise Jeebus, we finally have an honest-to-god trailer, and its a thing of majesty!

No more need be said. Watch, re-watch, and then head to a cryogenc chamber till October hits. Its gonna be epic..

Review : Snow White and The Huntsman (2012)


Rupert Sanders


Evan Daugherty (screenplay), John Lee Hancock (screenplay), and 2 more credits »


Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron

In this new-improved version of the Snow White tale, Bella Swan hooks up with Thor to do battle with her evil stepmother, Eileen Wuernos, and your eyeballs get a good hard fucking..... 

After the last five years, I can safely say Ive had just about enough of 'The Twilight Chick'.

Now I don't know if its the godawful scripts and piss-poor directing on those films that have turned what once was believed to be a promising young girls careers into an acting-free zone, or if the girl is just deeply untalented. Its probably a combination of all of the above.

Her performances in SNOW WHITE won't change anyone's minds; its the same lip-biting, eye-rolling bullshit she's been coasting on since the emo vampire trash went from tween bookshelves to our cinema's. She no damn good. No harm meant to the gal but I gotta keep it honest.