‘Rogue One’ Is Star Wars Fan Fiction

SPOILER ALERT!! The above cool-looking image is not shown in Rogue One despite being used in marketing. As I said in previous posts, I’m no fan of Andor, the Disney-Plus series that is a prequel to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And as I have said in previous posts, I’m noContinue reading “‘Rogue One’ Is Star Wars Fan Fiction”

‘Jack Frost’ Does Worse Than Nip At Your Nose In Absurd Horror Comedy

I’m not really sure if the filmmakers of the 1997 slasher horror comedy Jack Frost intended to make the movie the way it was. Maybe it intended to be a creepy thriller about a murdering snowman in the vein of Halloween or Friday the 13th. Word is Renny Harlin, who had made Die Hard 2Continue reading “‘Jack Frost’ Does Worse Than Nip At Your Nose In Absurd Horror Comedy”

‘All Creatures Were Stirring’ Is Like ‘Creepshow’ Ordered From Wish

Horror anthologies are always hit or miss. Look at the V/H/S movies. In my opinion, only the first two Creepshow movies and their cousin Tales from the Darkside: The Movie managed to make every story worthwhile. All Creatures Were Stirring wants to be A Christmas Creepshow, but it ends up looking like something you’d usedContinue reading “‘All Creatures Were Stirring’ Is Like ‘Creepshow’ Ordered From Wish”

‘Scarface’ Pushes It To The Limit Because “Nothing Exceeds Like Excess”

Brian DePalma was always one of those directors during the 1960s and 1970s who seemed to be on the finge of Hollywood. So, it’s no surprise that he wasn’t the first choice to direct a remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks original Scarface. It was actually Sidney Lumet who Al Pacino and his manager/film producerContinue reading “‘Scarface’ Pushes It To The Limit Because “Nothing Exceeds Like Excess””

‘The Shining’ Is A Labyrinth Of Horror

My first memory of The Shining is seeing a promo on HBO back in the mid-1980s of Jack Nicholson chasing Danny Lloyd through the snow-covered maze. I had never bothered to watch the movie until my teens when I didn’t really like it. I was wondering why Stanley Kubrick would make such a movie. HeContinue reading “‘The Shining’ Is A Labyrinth Of Horror”

‘Batman Returns’ Is Tim Burton’s Real Nightmare Before Christmas

Love him or hate him, Tim Burton does know how to leave an impression on people with his movies. By 1992, his weird style was still too much for mainstream audiences. It’s probably why most of the fanbase for Nightmare Before Christmas came years later on the home video and cable market, even though BurtonContinue reading “‘Batman Returns’ Is Tim Burton’s Real Nightmare Before Christmas”

‘Scream 2’ Revisited 25 Years Later

The Scream franchise has been up and down over the years. The lastest characters who were in the fifth installment released earlier this year weren’t even born yet during the events of the first one. The first Scream was a surprise hit mostly for the way it didn’t take itself too seriously. In an attemptContinue reading “‘Scream 2’ Revisited 25 Years Later”

‘Collision Course’ Crashes And Burns Magnificiently

Jay Leno was the best person to take over The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson. And by that, I mean, he was plain and simple. Imagine that act that followed The Beatles on Ed Sullivan. No one can remember without a Google search. Leno was making commercials for Doritos when he was finally selected asContinue reading “‘Collision Course’ Crashes And Burns Magnificiently”

Why ‘Home Alone 2’ Is Actually A Biblical Horror Movie

The first Home Alone was a suprise hit that catapulted a young child actor named Macaulay Culkin to the A-list star status that would quickly end abruptly in 1994 when Culkin stopped acting for about a decade. Most of it was because of personal problems with his father/manager Kit Culkin. The first movie was aboutContinue reading “Why ‘Home Alone 2’ Is Actually A Biblical Horror Movie”

Thanksgiving Is About Robbery And Revenge In’Tower Heist’

Thanksgiving seems to be a holiday Hollywood shies away from. You either have it used as a backdrop to The Ice Storm or as a plot point in Boomerang. There’s Home for the Holidays which is now more memorable for being the time Robert Downey Jr. was at the worst of his substance abuse. TowerContinue reading “Thanksgiving Is About Robbery And Revenge In’Tower Heist’”