The Asylum – John Harwood, a Review

I've had The Asylum, by John Harwood, on my bookshelf for quite a while, and I finally decided I was going to read it. My first mistake was waiting so long to read it. I could barely make it 30 pages in to this book before the banality and roteness of it wore me down … Continue reading The Asylum – John Harwood, a Review

“Spectral” – A Netflix Original

From IMDB: A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings. Director: Nic Mathieu Cast: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Max Martini, Cory Hardrict, Clayne Crawford, Gonzalo Menendex, Ursula Parker, Aaron Serban, Stephen Root   Netflix is now in the original movie business. Like the film ARQ … Continue reading “Spectral” – A Netflix Original

Christmas 2016

So it's Christmas Eve day, and while I should be writing up posts for you all to enjoy, I've decided to take the long weekend to myself: no writing, no editing, no nothing except relaxing and recharging, watching movies and television shows which are long overdue. I should do a review of Assassin's Creed for … Continue reading Christmas 2016

“The Yard” by Alex Grecian

Victorian London: a violent cesspool of squalid depravity. Only twelve detectives--the Murder Squad--are expected to solve the thousands of crimes committed here each moth. Formed after the Metropolitan Police's spectacular failure in capturing Jack the Ripper, the Murder Squad suffers the brunt of public contempt. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one … Continue reading “The Yard” by Alex Grecian

“Warcraft: The Beginning”

2016, Rated PG-13 Written by: Charles Leavitt, Duncan Jones Directed: Duncan Jones Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Ruth Negga, Anna Galvin, CallumKeith Rennie, Burkely Duffeld The film version of the highly successful online video game, “World of Warcraft,” Warcraft: The Beginning arrived … Continue reading “Warcraft: The Beginning”

“10 Cloverfield Lane” – Review

10 Cloverfield Lane is the 2016 "sequel" to the 2008 J.J. Abrams sci-fi genre-bender, Cloverfield, which left most audiences scratching their heads wondering, "what the hell did I just watch?" This sequel-of-sorts is a bit more straightforward in its premise, and I'm glad I finally got around to watching it. Michelle, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, leaves … Continue reading “10 Cloverfield Lane” – Review

My New Project: It’s “Visually Stunning”

As you may have seen in another post (or posts), I am now part of a podcast, the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast, in which we discuss movies, current and recent, along with movie-related news. Well, when I say “part of,” I mean that it was my idea. I conceived it. I edit it. I wanted … Continue reading My New Project: It’s “Visually Stunning”

Charlie Hunnam on “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

BirthMoviesDeath has posted an article in which they discuss Charlie Hunnam 's comments about the upcoming Guy Ritchie film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. If you've somehow missed the trailer for this film, here: I find that I have to agree with BMD: "We saw the film's first trailer back during SDCC, and … Continue reading Charlie Hunnam on “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

Why are trees so scary?

I know what you’re thinking: “What kind of title is this?” Well, have you ever stopped to think about how many horror/thriller/slasher movies are set in the woods? Hundreds. It’s so pervasive that there’s actually a horror trope for it: “the cabin in the woods.” Evil Dead (1 & 2), Cabin Fever, countless imitators, and … Continue reading Why are trees so scary?

“American Ultra”

From IMDB: American Ultra A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britten, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace   If you haven’t seen … Continue reading “American Ultra”