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by Remo D
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: WISH UPON, THE BEGUILED
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Ketchup: WISH UPON, THE BEGUILED

WISH UPON: Then there was the film I was prepared to completely dismiss out of hand because it was a formula PG-13 high school horror story. I saw it anyway (because that’s what I do). Well... I don’t think I actually knocked the film publicly in advance, but if I did, I owe somebody an apology, bec...
by Remo D
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Ketchup: SPIDEY, HOURS, APES
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Ketchup: SPIDEY, HOURS, APES

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... there are no longer sufficient hours in the day or days in the week for me to sit down and give full reviews to the movies and plays I attend. But it’s equally difficult to simply up and quit after so many years of doing just that. And I’ve let no less th...
by Remo D
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Baby Driver
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Baby Driver

Okay... meat and potatoes premise. "Baby" (Ansel Elgort) is the best getaway driver since Ryan O'Neal and Ryan Gosling, and he thinks that "one last job" will get him out from under the thumb of crime boss Kevin Spacey. Nothing new here. Gimmick. Baby has tinnitus (and plenty of residual emotional i...
by Remo D
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 47 Bad Batches Down...
Replies: 0
Views: 84

47 Bad Batches Down...

I don't feel like reviewing 47 METERS DOWN. In a nutshell, it's a well-made and suspenseful shark/survival thriller... but I understand they changed the ending (probably to fluster anyone who snagged the quickly-recalled DVD release last year--the film was actually made in 2012!) much to the detrime...
by Remo D
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Mummy (2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 115

The Mummy (2017)

"..and the scroll of Thoth revealed even more predictions. While the anger of the fans was kindled at the Brendan Frasier series of MUMMY films for being more summer CGI pulp than a faithful recreation of the original Boris Karloff film, the series was ultimately allowed to run its unoffending cours...
by Remo D
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Wonder Woman
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Wonder Woman

They say that reviews (not limited to movies, of course) ultimately tell you more about the reviewer than they do about the product being reviewed. Perhaps so. It also seems to be true that one can't offer up a review of WONDER WOMAN without stepping into some socio-political maelstrom or another. S...
by Remo D
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: It Comes at Night
Replies: 0
Views: 103

It Comes at Night

In this day and age of trailers determined to pretty much blow entire movies ahead of time, it was refreshing to see how the spots for IT COMES AT NIGHT refused to divulge its specific premise to potential viewers. Well... that's because not even the actual FILM provides that information. IT COMES A...
by Remo D
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Alien: Covenant
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Alien: Covenant

Let me preface this brief review by reminding you that I'm solidly in the "loved PROMETHEUS" camp. But also remember that I've admired the ALIEN series pretty much throughout for its daring and its refusal to conform to audience expectations. For four "real" series entries, you never got the same mo...
by Remo D
Thu May 25, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Transfiguration
Replies: 0
Views: 156

The Transfiguration

Milo (Eric Ruffin) is an orphaned ghetto youth living with his older brother in NYC. He's also a vampire. He's understood that about himself at least since his mother's suicide, and his morbid fascination with all things vampire in film and literature has gained him the attention of high school coun...
by Remo D
Sun May 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Ketchup: THE CIRCLE, GUARDIANS v2
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Ketchup: THE CIRCLE, GUARDIANS v2

More "ketchup" mini-reviews as I simply don't have time to keep up with my writing these days... I was surprised to see THE CIRCLE tank. I thought between Emma Watson and Tom Hanks it would go through the roof. When I saw the trailer for the first time, I took for granted that it was a take on Scien...
by Remo D
Fri May 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Colossal
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Colossal

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) certainly never meant to hurt anybody, but her lack of personal responsibility and her propensity towards drunken blackouts finally pushes the patience of her big-city boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) too far and he shows her the door. Gloria has the good fortune to have her parent...
by Remo D
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Sleight
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Sleight

The last time WWE Studios picked up the distribution rights to a movie NOT featuring one of its own wrestlers, it was OCULUS. Smart move--it was a terrific horror film and a sizable hit. So their acquisition of SLEIGHT caught my attention. I knew it was about a street magician and that it was being ...
by Remo D
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: T2 Trainspotting, Free Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 165

T2 Trainspotting, Free Fire

Two more for the "better hurry" market... Danny Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING was a surprise hit on both sides of the pond twenty years ago, and Boyle has certainly kept a more-than-visible American profile with his subsequent series of hits and misses (including a Best Picture winner, no?). So the belated ...
by Remo D
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: RAW, SHOPPER, GHOST, VOID
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Ketchup: RAW, SHOPPER, GHOST, VOID

Sorry, but I've just come off production and am already plotting my next adventure... I'm finding less and less time to review anything these days and I can't promise that's going to change anytime soon. And yet somehow I DO find the time to WATCH movies... :) RAW: This acclaimed French shocker from...
by Remo D
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: KONG, BELKO, LIFE
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Ketchup: KONG, BELKO, LIFE

Hello, friends-- Between my regular job and the stage play I'm putting together, I quite simply have not had the time to review any of the movies or stage productions I continue to patronize, and I can't promise that this is going to change any time soon. Nevertheless, this is one of those rare occa...
by Remo D
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Get Out
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Get Out

Aspiring professional photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya, the 'powerbike' rider from BLACK MIRROR) takes a deep breath and prepares to meet his girlfriend Rose Armitage's (Allison Williams) family at their sprawling estate over an extended weekend. He's understandably concerned that the w...
by Remo D
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: A Cure for Wellness
Replies: 0
Views: 219

A Cure for Wellness

So... instead of doing a sequel to his own American remake of THE RING, Gore Verbinski moved on to three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies and THE LONE RANGER. But now he's got a new horror movie out, and THAT's going the way of THE LONE RANGER tout suite, so move fast if you want to see THIS one on t...
by Remo D
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Rings
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Rings

Hyped for a 2016 release and then significantly bumped. Not screened for critics. Multiple writers. Reviving a trope we thought had played out a long time ago and promoted with a trailer promising nothing but more of the same old, same old. All the reasons to anticipate a dud and then some. And bad ...
by Remo D
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

While I never got past the first UNDERWORLD entry, I've followed the RESIDENT EVIL series faithfully from the beginning... no matter how crazy, scrambled or outlandish the story got, there was always just enough reason for me to want to see what happened next after each cliffhanger. And I always enj...
by Remo D
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Split
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Split

I was afraid that I would look at the box office tally this weekend and see SPLIT near the bottom. After all, it's January, so it's supposedly Hollywood 'dumping ground' time. There's that xXx thing to contend with... and yes, there's still a lot of negative feeling for M. Night Shyamalan out there....
by Remo D
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Death Race 2050
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Death Race 2050

So... it's been roughly 30 years since the original DEATH RACE 2000, and in the ensuing decades since the Paul Bartel classic hit the screen, we've been teased with so many promises of sequels and remakes. Yes, David Carradine returned in DEATHSPORT, but even though New World aficionados like to spe...
by Remo D
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Bye Bye Man
Replies: 0
Views: 250

The Bye Bye Man

Okay, there have been other films containing fantastic elements released in the past few weeks, but I think we can agree that THE BYE BYE MAN is the first release of 2017 that actually intended to be a 'horror' film. And naturally, it's a holdover from 2016. I suppose a release date of Friday the 13...
by Remo D
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2016 in review
Replies: 1
Views: 324

2016 in review

The best thing about the horror year 2016 was that it was loaded with goodies and featured very few out-and-out stinkers. The worst thing about the general movie-going year 2016 was that I didn't get around to individually reviewing numerous titles... sometimes because of personal commitments but al...
by Remo D
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2017 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: 2017 Movie Viewing Log Thread

1/1 (stroke of midnight): EQUINOX (the real one, not the Matthew Modine one: DVD) THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM (on-demand) THE GREASY STRANGLER (on-demand) 1/6: SAVAGE ISLAND (on-demand) THE NAKED CAGE (on-demand) 1/11: NIGHTHAWKS (on-demand) 1/13: KILL ME THREE TIMES (on-demand) BURKE AND HARE (on-dema...
by Remo D
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Incarnate
Replies: 0
Views: 5358

Incarnate

I'm going to be saying "Would you believe?" so many times in this review that I feel I should give partial credit to Maxwell Smart. INCARNATE does its best to provide the illusion of cool entertainment by putting the song "Sail" by AwolNation on both ends, so hopefully it will get you off to a good ...