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by Remo D
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Nun
Replies: 0
Views: 61

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: 339

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: 339

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: 148

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: 640

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: 821

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: 1903

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: 585

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: 559

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: 815

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: 715

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: 1056

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: 636

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: 666

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: 691

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: 659

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: 725

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: 723

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: 756

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: 676

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: 765

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: 722

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: 774

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: 775

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: 785

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...