Ah, October. For department stores it means it’s time to put up Christmas decorations, for kids it means it’s the one time they can ask people for candy without repercussions, and for cinephiles, it means it’s time to start watching horror films. Every year, we get horror films that get put on pedestals.
Some of those films deserve them like Get Out or Hereditary, while others do not such as It: Chapter 2 or mother! However, what about the films that should be on a pedestal, but aren’t. I’m not talking about the films that are loved by a wide majority of people have seen and enjoyed like Cabin in the Woods or Overlord. I’m talking about the movies that even most film majors I know haven’t seen and always say “Oh, I really want to see that!” These are the films that I really want to talk about today, so without any more delay, here are the horror films I believe to be the most underrated of the decade. Continue reading
Ten years is a long time in Hollywood. Ten years ago, to this day Avatar was yet to be released to the unsuspecting masses, with Titanic still reigning supreme over the global box-office and debutant director Ruben Fleischer surprised the cinema-going public with Zombieland.
Made on a tiny budget of just over $20million, it went on to gross over $100million globally and received unanimous praise. A sequel was widely expected in the years that followed but never materialised. That’s probably down to a few things; one being Emma Stone’s meteoric rise to fame, Jesse Eisenberg starring in some of the biggest and most celebrated films of the decade that followed and Woody Harrelson, well, being Woody Harrelson (that’s not a dig, we love you Woody).
Fleischer meanwhile went on to direct 30 Minutes or Less, Gangster Squad and Venom among a couple of other projects. The time for a Zombieland sequel came and went with the film’s core fanbase hoping that one day they’d get what they desired. Continue reading
As well as the ultimate cinema going experience, 4DX, you can see Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil in Screen X. The first live-action Disney film to be receiving the Screen X treatment, 40 minutes of footage will be featured across three screens that wraparound the audience for a truly immersive experience.
As well as Screen X, Maleficent 2 will be available to view in 4DX, the third Disney film of the year after Aladdin and The Lion King to receive the treatment. Audiences will have all of their senses awakened. Continue reading
I’ve never left the cinema more unnerved than I did after watching Todd Phillips’ first foray in the superhero genre. Joker is a frequently violent, often grotesque and regularly intense portrayal of the iconic character that’s already receiving praise and backlash in equal measure from those in the critic community.
With development originally beginning way back in 2016, Joaquin Phoenix walking out of interviews and the press junket being cancelled altogether, it’s safe to say that the path to release has not been easy, but what’s the finished product like? Continue reading
This is going to be a difficult movie to review. Not because I don’t have clearly defined thoughts on it, not because I disagree with the consensus between both critics and audiences, it’s because this review is supposed to be family friendly and there were so many opportunities for jokes relating to the characters professions. So, I will attempt to make as little of said jokes as possible, but I think I can get can get the more inappropriate ones stripped off the list.
Gosh dang it.
Anyway, Hustlers is a film starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, and Cardi B for some reason, about a group of former strippers who drug Wall Street men to make a fortune and support their materialistic lifestyle. I can’t deny that even though I was excited for the film that I was pretty surprised when the film was getting positive reviews. Continue reading