Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review - Resident Evil: Extinction

They don’t number these things, so I don’t know what verse we’re on at this point. But whatever verse, it’s the same as the first. See if desperate

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review - Alice Through the Looking Glass

This is less an adaptation of Carroll’s book of the same name and more a pure sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice movie. The cast, themes and production values are mostly the same. Mildly amusing

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review - House of Manson

Eventually every human being on the face of the earth will have been involved in the creation of at least one docudrama version of the life of Charles Manson. This production brings us one step closer to the goal. See if desperate

Review - Hostage to the Devil

Many years ago I read Malachi Martin’s book of the same name, in which he tells the tales of several exorcisms. While the book suggested that the author’s elevator didn’t go all the way to the top, the guy’s personal life was even more bizarre. Crusader against Satan? Con artist? Lunatic? The jury may just have to stay out on this one. Mildly amusing

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review - Under the Shadow

Blending supernatural horror with real-life atrocity is risky business, but writer/director Babak Anvari makes it work. Life is definitely not good for an Iranian mother and her daughter. As if Iraqi attacks and life in an oppressive police state weren’t bad enough, they must also contend with an evil spirit brought into their apartment building by an unexploded missile. Mildly amusing

Review - Tales of Halloween

As one might expect from ten short subjects woven into an anthology movie, some parts are better than others. While I wouldn’t classify this as a good movie overall, it does reflect an awareness of good horror movies. So at least it’s more than a pack-of-assholes-with-camcorders production. Mildly amusing