In an age of torrents, gossipy websites and photo hacks, what has become of hero worship? This is a question Nacho Vigolando ponders with his new film OPEN WINDOWS. Though truthfully, he should have pondered it a bit longer. The … Continue reading OPEN WINDOWS, or: Where Curiosity Ends and Victimization Begins
Week 2 of the best and worst in film advertising art brings us some high-profile debacles, a few gems and the oddity that is generic art featuring Dominic Purcell. There used to be some sense of pride and accomplishment when … Continue reading MASTERSTROKES AND PHOTOFAILS: The Best and Worst Release Art – Week 2
Episode 6 of MOVIOCRITY is here and man, is it ever a wacky one. The focus on this episode is the 1982 haunted house flick, SUPERSTITION (a.k.a. THE WITCH). In this film, an evil witch is killed by an … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY Episode 6 – SUPERSTITION
There used to be some sense of pride and accomplishment when it came to marketing your film. The poster or cover art used to be a key element that drew people in. In this age of digital downloads and mass … Continue reading MASTERSTROKES AND PHOTOFAILS: The Best and Worst Release Art – Week 1
Believe it or not, David Gordon Green used to have credibility. His first few films were hard-hitting, critically acclaimed dramas. Films like GEORGE WASHINGTON, UNDERTOW, ALL THE REAL GIRLS and SNOW ANGELS. Haven’t seen any of those? Well, you … Continue reading Director of YOUR HIGHNESS Is Sad He Can’t Ruin SUSPIRIA
Bruce Willis has had a rough time. He got booted from EXPENDABLES 3 after demanding a major pay increase. Sorry, if Sly isn’t going to pay Carl Weathers, he sure isn’t going to pay you. But it turns out … Continue reading Bruce Willis Is As Bored of Bruce Willis As We Are
This story was over at Dread Central as well as a number of other sites. It suggests that a recent casting notice suggests that Universal or some other entity is at least considering a reboot of JAWS. The story … Continue reading Are They Trying to Cast People for a JAWS Reboot?
Have you noticed that the people you used to depend on can’t be depended on anymore? I’m not talking about people who have made a few bad films, I’m talking about something much more serious. In this episode of Moviocrity, … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 5 – Have These People Stopped Trying?
Johnny Depp once made a western about a man who was in a sense a walking ghost, a man on a quest for his ultimate destiny, as guided by a loyal Native American companion. The year was 1995 and the film was Jim Jarmusch’s DEAD MAN. It was a brilliant and unconventional film, one that probably wouldn’t appeal to the masses. Nevertheless, I found the film to be alternately thought-provoking, beautiful and funny. That was when Johnny Depp made good movies. Now, once again Johnny Depp has made a western about a man who is in a sense of … Continue reading THE LONE RANGER Stumbles Between Cynicism and Buffoonery
Consider me a convert to the cult of Victor Crowley and a proud supporter of the Hatchet Army. About six years ago, Adam Green’s HATCHET was released. It may have just been a passing curiosity to mainstream filmgoers. But to a die-hard horror fan like myself, it peaked my interest. This was a time when most of the horror films being released to theaters were severely lacking in creativity (not that we’re necessarily in a golden age now). And HATCHET’s poster stated bluntly, “It’s not a remake. It’s not a sequel. And it’s not based on a Japanese one.” … Continue reading Review – The HATCHET Trilogy