It’s “two birds, one stone” time again here at Castle Blogferatu.
Not everyone sees One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest as a horror movie.
Oddly enough, I don’t see the book that way. I remember when I read it. When I finished it, I threw it across the room and refused to pick it up for a few days. I never read it again. That’s how angry it made me. I had the same problem with The World According To Garp, A Prayer For Owen Meanie, Creator, a few others. Continue Reading
Two things that don’t normally occur at Castle Blogferatu: reviewing new releases and trashing movies. Then I saw Life. You might say it was, uh, Life-changing.
I gotta be honest here. I had already decided Life was going to suck. I said as much a few weeks ago. Not a helpful attitude. Based on the trailer, I’d already predicted it was going to be a ham-fisted mashup of Alien and The Blob. I was right. Admittedly, however, it wasn’t quite as bad as I assumed it would be.
Not as bad as, say, Alec Gillis’s Harbinger Down, a rip-off so blatant (despite some truly cool practical effects), he could have called it The Thing On A Boat.
Writing about Life in The Guardian back in February, Ben Child noted that “Where JJ Abrams Super 8 and the TV series Stranger Things act as spine-tingling homages to their 70s and 80s influences, Espinosa’s movie (lens flare apart) seems to lack such gorgeously rendered nods to the past. To put it another way, on the basis of the trailer, it appears to have stolen the plot from its predecessor without quite nailing the tone.” Continue Reading
I started off writing about Vampire Circus. I do love me some Hammer films. But on Tuesday, April 4, I went to the national screening of 1984. Even then, I wasn’t sold on the idea of writing about it, so this may be less a bona fide review than a quasi-narrative series of observations.
Okay. So I saw on The Book Of Faces that Naro Cinema would be participating in this. I missed it when it first hit the big screen. I mean, it was 1984, literally. I was 19. In high school I blew off reading 1984 because my English teacher was boring and made literature boring, so I assumed Orwell would be boring. I’ve read and seen it since, but at the time, hey, what can I say? I was 19. I was an idiot. Continue Reading
I have a problem with indie films. No no, not the films themselves. I love those, and really should do a better job reviewing them on here far more often. My problem is seeing them. The ones that make it to the big screen do so through the festival circuit. Great for them.
Sucks for me. Continue Reading
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