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by Remo D
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Other Side of the Door
Replies: 0
Views: 5612

The Other Side of the Door

Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies) has relocated to India with her husband Michael (Jeremy Sisto), who's running a restaurant business. The couple is soon blessed with a son and a daughter, but young Oliver (Logan Creran) perishes in a traumatic accident. As she could only rescue daughter Lucy (Sofia Rosin...
by Remo D
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Risen
Replies: 0
Views: 3450

Risen

Right on the heels of Ralph Fiennes' turn in HAIL, CAESAR!, his brother Joseph Fiennes toplines the very type of film at the center of the Coen Brothers' latest. Okay, RISEN isn't quite on the grand scale of BEN-HUR or THE ROBE itself, but it's exactly that sort of Bible-inspired quest for faith, an...
by Remo D
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Witch
Replies: 0
Views: 3338

The Witch

When I first saw the trailer for THE WITCH (last year), I was more than interested... we were promised a festival favorite that truly lived up to its goal of disturbing and horrifying the viewer. By the TENTH time I saw the trailer (honestly, this was pushed harder than even DEADPOOL by my experienc...
by Remo D
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Deadpool
Replies: 0
Views: 2215

Deadpool

Well, this certainly isn't the first R-rated Marvel feature (as some have claimed), but we haven't had one since PUNISHER: WAR ZONE and this one did "slightly" better at the box office. You might remember that P:WZ was released under the sub-label "Marvel Knights," which was intended to handle the s...
by Remo D
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Hail, Caesar!
Replies: 0
Views: 2099

Hail, Caesar!

Much as I usually enjoy the films of the Coen Brothers, I haven't been personally inspired to check out any of their work since BURN AFTER READING. But the trailer for HAIL, CAESAR! caught my interest immediately, and I was looking forward to a good old-fashioned screwball comedy set in "old school"...
by Remo D
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Replies: 0
Views: 2091

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

So... we all remember the brief fad of historical "mashup" novels from seven or so years back, yes? I never read any of them, and I was less than blown away by the film adaptation of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. Still, I confess more than a little amusement at the concept of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ...
by Remo D
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Boy
Replies: 0
Views: 1937

The Boy

It's all too often that a director starts off with a bang, only for his work to inexorably deteriorate over the decades--this seems to be especially true for horror movies. So it's rather refreshing to see a director's work steadily improve... especially after getting off to a truly terrible start. ...
by Remo D
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Forest
Replies: 0
Views: 2101

The Forest

The horror year of 2016 starts right off the bat with THE FOREST, the feature debut of director Jason Zada. This one was built up to quite a bit during the second half of 2015, with equal emphasis on the presence of Natalie Dormer (as twins Sarah and Jess) and the reality of the "suicide forest" loc...
by Remo D
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2015 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: 2015 in review

Just saw ELECTRIC BOOGALOO last night--and it's what you said. Thought it was fast, funny and extremely well-edited, but yes, it wrapped up too quickly and we only got one micro-second of Steve James near the very end...
by Remo D
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2015 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 704

2015 in review

Make no mistake, 2015 was an exciting and often outstanding moviegoing year, but it was definitely the year of the fantasy franchise (both recent and revived) and I was forced to stretch my definition of "horror" to even give the category a decent run. Plenty of science fiction, monsters, superheroe...
by Remo D
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: The Hateful Eight
Replies: 1
Views: 772

The Hateful Eight

Okay, I'm going to be as succinct as possible here. Here's another film nobody wants "spoiled" and it's a major 2015 title that I need to deal with individually before I reconstruct the previous year next week. In my neck of the woods, I did not get a chance to see the "roadshow" film print of THE H...
by Remo D
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Sorry, folks--it's going to be another week until I get settled down and get my Internet connection back at home, so my annual "Year in Review" epic is going to have to wait till then. But plenty of people have been asking me what I thought of the new STAR WARS, so I've got to get this much out at l...
by Remo D
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2016 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: 2016 Movie Viewing Log Thread

1/1 (stroke of midnight): THE PINK PANTHER (original--DVD) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (DVD) A SHOT IN THE DARK (DVD) A DAY AT THE RACES (DVD) 1/2: INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU (DVD) 1/3: ROOM SERVICE (DVD) THE HATEFUL EIGHT (theatre) RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER (DVD) 1/5: AT THE CIRCUS (DVD) 1/6: THE PINK PANTHER ST...
by Remo D
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Replies: 0
Views: 1873

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

And... Paramount's companion languisher to SCOUTS GUIDE has hit On Demand just in time for Christmas. Yes, it hit a few theatres for Halloween, but this actually is a Christmas movie (for no particular reason but to make some Yuletide toys do some creepy things--I'm not sure how a Santa with glowing...
by Remo D
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 0
Views: 1967

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Well, THAT was quick! Barely a month after SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE languished in limited release just out of my reach, it debuted on PPV for less than the price of a matinee ticket. I believe I got the better deal. Perhaps not so coincidentally, this film suffered side-by-side with the...
by Remo D
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Krampus
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

Krampus

Pity young Max (Emjay Anthony). He's still young enough to believe in Santa Claus but just old enough to appreciate the sentiment of his grandmother Omi (Krista Stadler) who, in classic "Yes, Virginia" style (though translated from the German) believes it's the belief in the SPIRIT of Santa Claus th...
by Remo D
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Creed
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Creed

Life is getting in the way of my reviews... I'll get to KRAMPUS tomorrow but I have some catching up to do! CREED, of course, is the latest branch of the ROCKY saga. And as unfair as it would be to call it ROCKY VII, I'm the old-school guy who was there from the beginning and still watches the show ...
by Remo D
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Victor Frankenstein
Replies: 0
Views: 1639

Victor Frankenstein

I'm going to tell you ahead of time that I loved every minute of this movie, which may surprise some considering the pre-release contempt and glee that it's apparently fated to tank at the box office. So if you were hoping for a hatchet job from me, feel free to skip this review. Okay, if it's told ...
by Remo D
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1744

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

You may recall that I liked the first two HUNGER GAMES movies quite a bit--I even found CATCHING FIRE better than the first one. What a shame that the series had to end with the two-part clunker that is MOCKINGJAY. I still say that some of this is due to the trendy and profitable insistence on stret...
by Remo D
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Spectre
Replies: 0
Views: 1696

Spectre

With the establishment of SPECTRE, "Bond 24" seems determined to put the finishing touches on the bridge connecting the rebooted, new-attitude 007 (Daniel Craig, of course), the high-adventure superspy typified by Sean Connery and the original literary creation of Ian Fleming. (For trivia completist...
by Remo D
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Crimson Peak
Replies: 0
Views: 1581

Crimson Peak

I was SUPPOSED to see this last week, but there was this power failure, see... So THIS week I had to choose between CRIMSON PEAK and the supposedly final PARANORMAL ACTIVITY film. Tough choice. Let's see... I swore off P.A. after the fourth entry but went and saw THE MARKED ONES anyway because I too...
by Remo D
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Green Inferno
Replies: 2
Views: 611

The Green Inferno

Eli Roth has kept plenty busy since the HOSTEL films with short films, television work and the occasional screen turn, but THE GREEN INFERNO represents his first directorial feature since 2007. Made in 2013, distributor woes kept it on the shelf right up until Roth's next film (KNOCK KNOCK) was read...
by Remo D
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Visit
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

The Visit

Brief recap. I didn't care for THE VILLAGE, and as a result I skipped LADY IN THE WATER. I thought THE HAPPENING was a respectable take on the "nature strikes back" films of the 70s, while THE LAST AIRBENDER and AFTER EARTH wouldn't have appealed to me no matter who directed them, so I never saw tho...
by Remo D
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: The Transporter Refueled
Replies: 0
Views: 1564

The Transporter Refueled

As much as I tend to enjoy a good Jason Statham film, they certainly don't all fall into that category. I remember two things about TRANSPORTER 3, for instance. One was Statham furiously pedaling a child's bicycle to keep up with a remote control device that was going to blow him up if it got too fa...
by Remo D
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Ant-Man
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Ant-Man

Honestly, I thought it was "too late" to review this one, but since it's still playing? It's another Marvel origin story, but this one's part of the main "Avengers" universe (unlike the constantly-rebooted SPIDER-MAN and F4). However, it starts off well before IRON MAN (before Tony took over Stark I...