TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 14 – “Mint Condition”

Barry Nerling as Hatchet Man/David Yaeger in SUPERNATURAL - Season 14 - "Mint Condition"| © 2018 The CW Network, LLC/Dean Buscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Genevieve Buechner, Aaron Paul Stuart, Kurt Ostlund, Barry Nerling Writer: Davy Perez, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Amyn Kaderali Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: November 1, 2018 You can generally tell that a SUPERNATURAL episode is going to be more or less standalone when the only two regular characters are Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). Such is the case with the Season 14 Halloween installment, “Mint Condition.” “Mint Condition” begins promisingly in a horror comics and collectibles shop (think Dark Delicacies with less books and less shelf space), […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS movie poster | ©2016 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo Writer: Tom Ford, based on the novel TONY AND SUSAN by Austin Wright Director: Tom Ford Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: November 18, 2016 The narrative in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS runs on multiple tracks. On one, unhappy artist Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) reads an unpublished novel by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). On another, the story in Edward’s book, also called NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, unfolds. On the third track, we see how Susan and Edward’s marriage first comes together, then falls […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE movie poster | ©2013 Entertainment One

Rating: R Stars: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Jack Gore, Kassie DePaiva, Kelly McGillis, Wyatt Russell, Michael Parks Writers: Nick Dimici & Jim Mickle, based on SOMOS LO QUE HAY, written and directed by Jorge Michel Grau Director: Jim Mickle Distributor: Entertainment One Release Date: September 27, 2013 Families that keep to themselves tend to draw social suspicion, and are therefore a staple of horror movies, with the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE still the prime example of the form. However, what if there was nothing outwardly strange about the family at all, with their reticence assumed to be simply […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric Balfour finds safety in Syfy’s HAVEN

Eric Balfour in HAVEN - Season 2 - "The Trial of Audrey Parker" | ©2011 Syfy/Chris Reardon

Based very loosely on Stephen King’s novella THE COLORADO KID, Syfy’s series HAVEN is now airing its second season Friday nights at 10 PM. The title enclave is a small town in coastal Maine where most of the residents are a bit more than human. FBI Special Agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) came to Haven in the first episode to investigate a murder, but has stayed on to look into various strange events, including the town’s ties to her own past. One of the few people Audrey meets who doesn’t seem to have some sort of supernatural ability is Eric […]Read On »

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DVD Review: MIDNIGHT MOVIE: THE KILLER CUT

MIDNIGHT MOVIE - THE KILLER CUT DVD | ©2011 Bigfoot Ascendant

Stars: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick, Mandell Maughan, Justin Baric, Brea Grant, Lee Main, Arthur Roberts Writers: Mark Garbett and Jack Messitt Director: Jack Messitt Distributor: Bigfoot Ascendant Release Date: June 14, 2011 It would be easy from the title to mistake MIDNIGHT MOVIE: THE KILLER CUT for a sequel to the original 2008 MIDNIGHT MOVIE. It is instead a director’s cut of the film, with a new commentary track from director/co-writer Jack Messitt and some enlivening extras, including a good behind the scenes look at the film’s copious makeup effects. Unless one has seen the first cut very […]Read On »

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