Movie Review: ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE

ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE | (c) 2013 Radius-TWC

Rating: R Stars: Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Whitney Able, Michael Welch, Edwin Hodge, Aaron Himelstein, Luke Grimes, Melissa Price, Adam Powell Writer: Jacob Forman Director: Jonathan Levine Distributor: Radius-TWC Release Date: October 11, 2013 ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE turns out to be a movie with something on its mind. To say exactly what that is, however, risks spoiling the ending. Once we’re at the ending, there’s plenty to talk about. The movie is worthy of discussion – perhaps even thesis papers – but there’s no way of even implying why without examining it as a whole, which shouldn’t …Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: FRIDAY THE 13th: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

FRIDAY THE 13th - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION | ©2013 Warner Bros. / Paramount Pictures

Original Release Date: September 13, 2013 Distributor: Warner Bros./Paramount Pictures Suggested Retail Price: $129.95 The FRIDAY THE 13th films may be wildly loved by horror fans (and those with nostalgia filled eyes for the good old days of slasher movies), the treatment on DVD and Blu-ray has been a splotchy one at best. Every time Paramount has attempted to do a box set or repackage the films, it always feels like something is lacking. It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t thing. The problem being, the first eight movies in the franchise were low budget efforts and …Read On »

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Movie Review: V/H/S

V/H/S movie poster | ©2012 Magnet

Rating: R Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Hannah Fierman, Mike Donlan, Joe Swanberg, Sophia Takal, Norma C. Quinones, Drew Moerlein, Helen Rogers, Daniel Kaufman, Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin Writers: Simon Barrett, David Brackner & Nicholas Tecosky, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Matt Bettinelli-Olphin & Tyler Gillett & Justin Martinez & Chad Villella, anthology concept by Brad Miska Directors: Adam Wingard, David Brackner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence Distributor: Magnet Release Date: October 5, 2012 V/H/S is a new entry in the popular subgenre of “found content” (it has been pointed out that “footage” refers specifically to film stock …Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 2012 EYEGORE AWARDS

Alice Cooper and daughter Calico at the Annual EYEGORE AWARDS opening night of Universal Studios HALLOWEEN HORROR NGHTS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Studios Hollywood held the Annual EYEGORE AWARDS in celebration of the opening of HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS recently. The EYEGORE AWARDS honor horror genre’s top stars and filmmakers. This year’s EYEGORE AWARD honorees included Oscar-nominated Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (HELLBOY and PAN’S LABYRINTH), Chad Michael Murray (HOUSE OF WAX), GRIMM stars Silas Weir Mitchell and Bitsie Tulloch accepted an award on behalf of the NBC’s hit series, Angelica Maria and Angelica Vale – the mother-daughter duo accepted the award for their role in MUJERES ASESINAS 2 (FEMALE ASSASSINS 2). The host of Syfy’s FACE-OFF McKenzie Westmore was the host …Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Open House”

Connie Britton in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 | ©2011 FX/Robert Zuckerman

Stars: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckinridge, Morris Chestnut, Lily Rabe, Matt Ross, Christine Estabrook Writer: Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Tim Hunter Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: November 16, 2011 Turns out that even AMERICAN HORROR STORY needs to take a little time out from full-on scares to moving the story along. Usually the show manages to combine the two, but in “Open House,” it gives us a lot more insight into the characters than it does shivers. To be …Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

AMERICAN HORROR STORY poster | © 2011 FX

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Brewer Writers: Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Ryan Murphy Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 5, 2011 It’s difficult to do serialized straight-up horror on a weekly television series, which is probably why almost no one ever tries it. Before anyone cites, for example, THE X-FILES and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, let us remember that the former had as one of its mottos “I Want to Believe” and “Trust No …Read On »

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