Before I write this week's "Why You Should Watch" post, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the revolution we are now living through seeking to address systemic racism against Black Americans, and suggest some practical steps you can take if you want to get involved. You may be thinking "this has nothing to … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
Horror in the Time of Quarantine
Horror is an escapist genre that often plays with themes of isolation, contagions, and people turning on one another in stressful situations. How does it impact our viewing of these movies when our everyday lives have begun to reflect these themes? I don't know about you, but I am having a tough time not thinking … Continue reading Horror in the Time of Quarantine
Latest Resident Evil Reboot Movie News: Yikes!
Still a better live action movie than Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil The year is 1999, and there is a 12 year old girl who is playing Resident Evil 2 for the first time. She is the most freaked out and excited she has ever been in her life trying to play this game. For … Continue reading Latest Resident Evil Reboot Movie News: Yikes!
Why You Should Watch: Silent Hill
An outsider is dumped into an insular and bizarre world and meets a number of the world's eccentric inhabitants. Among these inhabitants is an outcast who is unfairly maligned for associating with the wrong person. All of them dream of escaping their conditions, but only one is willing to do what it takes to break … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Silent Hill
“Someone Brought Me Here, the Same as You”: Analyzing Hostel: Part II
Paxton: You fucking whore. You fucking bitch, YOU FUCKING BITCH!Natalya: I get a lot of money for you. That makes you MY bitch.Hostel There is something so satisfying when Natalya delivers this line, despite her clearly being an antagonist. It is a brief respite and reversal of the frat bro antics that saturate the first … Continue reading “Someone Brought Me Here, the Same as You”: Analyzing Hostel: Part II
Revisiting: Texas Chainsaw 3D
From IMDb: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. With fourwriters how could they go wrong?! In Revisiting, I rewatch a film I haven't seen in years to see what I think of it now. These … Continue reading Revisiting: Texas Chainsaw 3D