I will admit to anyone who asks, I am a fan of the Saw Franchise. However, the last Saw film that I truly enjoyed was “Saw VI” back in 2009. Since then, “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter”, “Jigsaw”, and “Spiral: From the Book of Saw” have been released to much, including my own disappointment. That streak has been broken September 2023. The night I saw a new direction in the Saw franchise with “Saw X.”Continue reading
The rebooted trilogy that included digitally enhanced actors portraying apes, most notably Andy Serkis who played the lead, Caesar, comes to its conclusion in “War for the Planet of the Apes.” A film directed by Matt Reeves and also starring Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and Amiah Miller.
With “War for the Planet of the Apes” only days away, I thought it would be fun to look back at how it all started. That film is “Planet of the Apes” made in 1968 by director Franklin J. Schaffner and based on the book written by Pierre Boulle.
The weekend of July 7th should show all studios that people are willing to go to a film no matter how long it has been in theaters. That should be evident by taking a look at this weekend’s top 5 grossing films which are very diverse, however “Spider-Man: Homecoming” took home the top prize with a big blockbuster ready for a wide release next week.
After the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” Peter Parker must now travel back home to New York and adjust to real life as a teenaged super-hero using Tony Stark as a mentor in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
In 1999, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez wrote and directed one of the most successful independent films of all time when they made the critically acclaimed “The Blair Witch Project.” Now, seventeen years later, director Adam Wingard helms a new generation’s “Blair Witch” story which doesn’t veer too much off the course of the original story and still falls to the main criticisms of the first film. Continue reading
Lance Clifton, an unpublished author and high school poetry teacher, walks into his home to find that his troubled teenage son, Kyle, has killed himself by erotic asphyxiation. To save embarrassment, Lance not only hangs his son in a closet, he also pens a suicide note. However, what Lance didn’t expect was that the entire high school would become inspired by the note. Continue reading
Lloyd Dobler goes on a date with the valedictorian of his high school even when his friends tell him it’s a bad idea. His attitude is what’s the worst that could happen? He finds out the answer to that question but refuses to let her go in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut. Continue reading
There’s a moment at about the two thirds mark of Side By Side when Keanu Reeves is discussing computer effects with legendary director Martin Scorcese. Scorcese says he’s worried that the effects are getting too good and that soon, audiences won’t know what on screen is real and what isn’t. Reeves brings this up to James Cameron, who directed a nearly all computer effects film, Avatar and before that, Titantic. Cameron replies, “When has it ever been real? You know this Keanu. That rainy night scene in New York was actually shot on a sunny day in Burbank.” Continue reading