Originals Vs. Remakes: Slasher Edition

This article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com 2 April 2010. So I had a vague awareness of the Nightmare on Elm Street series as a small child. I would walk with great trepidation through the horror isle of the video store knowing that here were things not for young’ns like myself. I knew that there … Continue reading

Friday the 13th series

I love intelligent horror movies and wish there were more of them. But you know what? I love the dumb ones too. Maybe more. I have no intellectual defense of it, I just like it. I don’t like them “ironically.” I don’t even know what that means really. I am simply entertained. And for big … Continue reading

Footloose (2011)

Footloose (2011) – Okay, I know I frequently talk about the 80s like it’s the greatest period of history ever and that every movie made in that decade is a classic worthy of your reverence and adoration, so it might come as a bit of a surprise that I consider the 1984 Kevin Bacon dance … Continue reading

Hollow Man (2000)

Hollow Man (2000) – So I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that about seven years ago I was in a production of The House of Blue Leaves at Sacramento City College. The star of that show was an actor named Michael Saumure, who had a small role in Joe Carnahan’s debut film Blood, Guts, Bullets, … Continue reading

Super (2010)

Super (2010) – I have met a lot of people who will say they didn’t like a movie because they “didn’t like the main character.” Now if it’s a case of bad character development or unmotivated action, I think this is a valid argument. If it’s just objecting to the fact that the main character … Continue reading

X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: First Class (2011) – This article was originally published on 12ftdwende.com on 3 June 2011 As I believe I’ve mentioned several times before, I am a geek. I may not be as hardcore as some (you should meet my friend Joe), but I like superheroes and science fiction and all that awesome stuff. Of … Continue reading

Friday the 13th (2009)

Friday the 13th (2009) — Who among us has not been having sex with a beautiful woman in the woods and then ventured off to investigate a strange noise?  Such universally relatable scenarios have formed the basis of the prolific Friday the 13th series [this remake is the 12th film made].  There are always interesting … Continue reading