I sit down with Mark “the Movieman” Krawczyk to discuss film trailers and the culture that has changed the way they are seen. Continue reading CINEMOBSESSION Returns with a Look At Trailers in the Social Media Age
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
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
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
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
People are always looking for the next thing. As the elder Masters of Horror have already advanced to legendary status (and yet still can’t seem to get their films in production), the focus recently shifted to the next generation. To this end, Herner Klenthur of the website Horror-Movies.ca solicited suggestions on Facebook, asking what should make up a list of the new Masters of Horror. The writer took suggestions and published the results. The list was a mix of established named (Eli Roth, Rob Zombie), rising stars (Ti West, Adam Green, Pascal Laugier) and some controversial choices (Steven Miller). But no controversy was as … Continue reading Review – AMERICAN MARY (2013)
Moviocrity takes a trip to the Asylum for our fourth episode. We look at our most recent film yet, the fantasy flick DRAGON CRUSADERS. It’s a fantasy epic about a bunch of Knights Templar defending a town against pirates. No … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 4 – Dragon Crusaders (2011)
Moviocrity episode 3 is finally here, and this is where we really dig into the fromage, celebrating even some of the campiest motion pictures. The spotlight this time is on the 1983 science fiction epic, SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN … Continue reading MOVIOCRITY: Episode 3 – Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone