Byzantium is a 2012 Irish film directed by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire; The Crying Game). It tells the story of two vampires: quiet and nonviolent teenager Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan), and slightly older Clara (Gemma Arterton) who is remorseless about taking what she can to stay alive despite Eleanor’s… »
Just finished watching Deliver Us from Evil, a supernatural horror film starring Eric Bana, Joel McHale, and Olivia Munn. While this movie has clear influences from The Exorcist and The Exorcist III, it also borrows heavily from Seven. It is not as good as any of those three influences, but I found it watchable… »
There are a few old werewolf movies that I want to watch this year for Halloween season. American Werewolf in London, Silver Bullet, and Wolfen. Another favorite from when I was a kid and it played all the time on cable. Directed by Michael Wadleigh. Starkly shot and starkly scripted. It’s pretty gritty. »
I was listening to the shitbirds at CraveOnline trash Silver Bullet and it made me wonder which Stephen King movies were actually the worst. I was happy to see the Silver Bullet fans strike back in the Youtube comments and call the Crave douchebags out for being know-nothing douchebags. What is your worst Stephen King… »
So I watched Spike Lee’s Oldboy one afternoon this weekend and almost immediately forgot that I had done so. I actually had to check my Netflix queue to remember what movie had me ticked me off all Saturday night. »
Do you consider yourself to be pretty up to date on movies or television shows? Is there one that someone introduces you to that you have NO idea how the hell you missed it? Well, it just happened to me...
Well, it’s a hand drawn animated movie. And it’s got man-monsters and regular monsters and space ships and post-apocalypse hicks and I don’t even know what. It looks great. »
Last night I had the pleasure of going to one of the smallest local theatres in my city, and seeing the latest in the many film interpretations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous Victorian sleuth, Mr. Holmes. It was a beautiful and quaint film, but more importantly it did what I have not seen any other version of… »
Well, I just went to see a comic book movie starring a largely unknown female protagonist that beautifully and unflinchingly documents a teenager’s monumentally fucked up coming-of-age story, without being judgmental about it. It is called The Diary of a Teenage Girl and it is a triumph of art over edifice. »
Yes yes. There is a Fantastic Four post on the Odeck already for today, but I thought this was too interesting to not share. Devin Faraci of the movie blog Birth.Movies.Death. (the most awkward name for anything) posted an overview of an early draft of Fantastic Four by Jeremy Slater, which was apparently full of… »
Warning! This post will deal with spoilers regarding Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Please be advised and read responsibly.
For decades now, pop culture – especially geek culture – has been focused on the hero’s journey. Every epic needs an amazing “origin” that fits Joseph Campbell’s monomythic mold – only, no such mold exists, and the ideas weren’t even Joseph Campbell’s to begin with. »