The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – Why do we like horror movies? [By “we” I mean those of us who like horror movies. The rest of you highbrow jerks and scaredy-cats go read some other movie review.] Anyway to repeat the question, why do we like horror movies? My short answer: they’re fucking fun. … Continue reading

Chronicle (2012)

Chronicle (2012) – The found footage film is getting kind of played out. I mean it started as more-or-less a novelty and now everyone’s doing it. Not to be confused with a mockumentary, which presents the film as a documentary (though sometimes as one gone horribly awry as in The Last Exorcism or Behind the … Continue reading

House – “Twenty Vicodin”

House – “Twenty Vicodin” The question that I keep asking year after year is “where does House go from here?” They write themselves into corners and then write themselves out so they can do the same exact show they have been doing for years. He went to rehab, he hooked up with Cuddy, he crashed … Continue reading

Let Me In (2010)

Let Me In (2010) — With an almost impossibly high standard to live up to, Cloverfield director Matt Reeves actually managed to make a very good movie.  Make no mistake: if you’ve seen Let the Right One In, you know point by point what’s going to happen in this movie.  Details are altered but it’s … Continue reading

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield (2008) — I liked it.  More big monsters need to destroy more stuff.  I feel we don’t get enough of that in movies today… I think the big strength of the movie is that you barely get a good look at what’s going on.  You’re getting a very narrow view of a rather major … Continue reading