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by Remo D
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2018 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 2018 in review

And less than an hour after I post this recap with multiple DEATH WISH references, I see that original DEATH WISH author Brian Garfield has passed away. Wow.
by Remo D
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2018 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 51

2018 in review

Thanks to various personal issues, I'm a bit behind in my annual recap duties. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain the tradition for years to come, but no promises. It would be a shame to leave it here, because 2018 was one of the most AMBITIOUS years for horror films in my memory. So many films aspi...
by Remo D
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2019 Movie Viewing Log
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: 2019 Movie Viewing Log

1/1 (stroke of midnight): THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT (on-demand)

1/2: PANIC (YouTube)

1/5: ESCAPE ROOM (theatre)

1/6: THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH (Blu-Ray)

1/13: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (DVD)
by Remo D
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Post-holiday ketchup
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Post-holiday ketchup

"Christmas" movie roundup doesn't contain a single "Christmas" movie, but still... SPIDER-MAN--INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE: We should have had this instead of the Andrew Garfield movies (especially the second one). A thoroughly entertaining blend of the exciting and the absurd and a fine tribute to the le...
by Remo D
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Suspiria (remake)
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Suspiria (remake)

Don't freaking miss OVERLORD.
by Remo D
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Suspiria (remake)
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Suspiria (remake)

So... the new SUSPIRIA is guaranteed at least one more week's play at the arthouse. I'm not sure whether I should be surprised... it's the average chance you take between a "prestige" director and near-zero box office. But now that we've all at least had the CHANCE to see it? I'll speak a little mor...
by Remo D
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Nun
Replies: 0
Views: 172

The Nun

While I continue to provide in-depth video reviews for those publications that request them (such as SCREEM), I've had precious little time or patience to review contemporary theatrical releases on-line for quite a while (I have no desire to be passed through a series of filters in order to determin...
by Remo D
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Revenge
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Revenge

Es muy realistica? No... es muy SURREALISTICA...
by Remo D
Fri May 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Revenge
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Revenge

Even though I've eased myself out of feature reviews (print magazines excepted) these days, once in a while I have to make an exception when I find a film particularly provocative, troubling or part of a much bigger picture I've covered in the past. REVENGE (frankly, one of too many films to use tha...
by Remo D
Thu May 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: ISLE, INFINITY, NEVER, 1945, REVENGE, BAD
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Ketchup: ISLE, INFINITY, NEVER, 1945, REVENGE, BAD

I've been seeing quite a few extremely grim films lately (but as usual, that's my own fault). Luckily, ISLE OF DOGS was there to reaffirm some much needed sentiment. Wes Anderson managed to turn a simple "boy and his dog" story into a genuine animated Japanese samurai epic and it's simply one of the...
by Remo D
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: THOROUGHBREDS, STRANGERS, HURRICANE, GRINGO
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Ketchup: THOROUGHBREDS, STRANGERS, HURRICANE, GRINGO

THOROUGHBREDS is oversold as a HEATHERS-type black comedy, but there's truly nothing funny going on here: just the squirms resulting from passive acceptance of what should come as traumatic shock. Olivia Cooke (THE QUIET ONES) is the thoroughly disaffected Amanda, and Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH) is ...
by Remo D
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Death Wish (remake)
Replies: 0
Views: 973

Death Wish (remake)

So... NOT nominated for an Oscar next year is this doomed Eli Roth remake. Delayed once because of the Vegas shooting. NOT delayed after the Florida shooting because ultimately the show must go on. And prematurely shot down (pun intended) by the fans of the Charles Bronson original and its cult sequ...
by Remo D
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2018 Movie Viewing Log
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: 2018 Movie Viewing Log

1/1 (stroke of midnight): HERCULES IN NEW YORK (DVD) 1/2: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (DVD) 1/3: A DAY AT THE RACES (DVD) 1/4: ROOM SERVICE (DVD) 1/5: AT THE CIRCUS (DVD) LIQUID SKY (Blu-Ray) 1/6: I, TONYA (theatre) GO WEST (DVD) DIVA (DVD) 1/7: INSIDIOUS--THE LAST KEY (theatre) THE BIG STORE (DVD) A NIGHT...
by Remo D
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2017 in review
Replies: 0
Views: 685

2017 in review

So... here we are again, but with one rather profound difference. You may or may not have noticed that I stopped posting individual movie reviews on-line about halfway through the year. In other news, this also applies to my individual reviews of theatrical productions. The reasons are many, the rea...
by Remo D
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: CHRISTMAS, DISASTER, THELMA
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Ketchup: CHRISTMAS, DISASTER, THELMA

Okay... you may or may not have noticed that I've all but called a halt to reviewing (save for publication). I'll get more into that when I provide my year's-end wrap-up (which I have NOT called a halt to). But a few big screen titles I caught recently struck me on a personal level and I'd at least ...
by Remo D
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: WISH UPON, THE BEGUILED
Replies: 0
Views: 919

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: 814

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: 1181

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: 728

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: 770

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: 784

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: 760

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: 828

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: 827

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: 860

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...