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by Remo D
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2015 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

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 Archive
Topic: 2015 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

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: 1504

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: 1647

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 Archive
Topic: 2016 Movie Viewing Log Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

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: 2276

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: 2390

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: 2014

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: 1539

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: 2077

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: 2262

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: 2143

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: 2016

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: 1208

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: 1733

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: 1969

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: 1568

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...
by Remo D
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Sinister 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

Sinister 2

When I wrapped up 2012, I declared Scott Derrickson's SINISTER the best horror film of the year but didn't really see room for a sequel (outside of the original being a hit, of course). But at least Derrickson stayed on board as co-producer and co-writer of the obligatory SINISTER 2, allowing Ciaran...
by Remo D
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Replies: 0
Views: 1942

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Despite my long-standing affection for the original television series, I didn't work up a lot of enthusiasm for a new take on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., and it doesn't seem like a lot of other people did, either. But this actually turned out to be one of the unfairly buried treasures of the year. Let ...
by Remo D
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Fantastic Pixels
Replies: 0
Views: 1758

Fantastic Pixels

I never got around to reviewing these, did I? And it scarcely seems worth it as they no longer appear to be going concerns. Nor was I actually planning to see either of these in the first place. Still and all, still and all... My wife treated me to a surprise trip to the drive-in theatre in San Jose...
by Remo D
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Gift
Replies: 0
Views: 1738

The Gift

Ambitious, upwardly mobile Simon (Jason Bateman) and his wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) return to the former's old California stomping grounds when he scores a job with a billion-dollar company (with an even more lucrative promotion in the offing). Only now they can afford to move into a new and luxuriou...
by Remo D
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence
Replies: 1
Views: 938

The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence

So... this one's got about a week left on-demand before it disappears from that outlet and I hadn't even known it had come out in the first place. And the late Osio (which ran the first two films in this series) never even bothered with this one (come to think of it, they never ran the third ATLAS S...
by Remo D
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Vacation (2015)
Replies: 0
Views: 1953

Vacation (2015)

Really? Why did I go see this? A: I wasn't interested in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and wouldn't go see ANT-MAN or PIXELS without my family. B: I heard so much hate about this movie before it even opened, so I was curious to see if it was worse than THE VATICAN TAPES. C: I saw all four previous VACATION mov...
by Remo D
Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Vatican Tapes
Replies: 0
Views: 2098

The Vatican Tapes

I should let you know from the start that THE VATICAN TAPES is NOT a "found footage" movie. But it apparently wants to be one anyway. Any excuse for a character to be anywhere near a camera is an excuse to show the camera's point of view. Even when a guy steps into an elevator for a brief transition...
by Remo D
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Gallows
Replies: 0
Views: 1746

The Gallows

In 1993, a high-school production of a fictitious play known as "The Gallows" ends disastrously when young lead Charlie falls victim to a prop malfunction and is hanged for real in front of the audience. Twenty years later, the school forges ahead with another production of the ill-fated play (a str...