Kong: Skull Island (2017)

I was intrigued, in principal, by this movie. I’ve had an affection for daikaiju for as long as I can remember (the number of stories related to this that actually have some relevance to my life is surprising, to be sure). The idea of a much larger Kong–simultaneously hinting at the already pre-production rumours of Legendary […]

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Death Note (2017)

I’ve always had a funny relationship with anime and manga. Early on, there was a suggestion that it was tripe, and it was early enough that I nodded and took it as true. Then, I picked up my first issue of Fangoria–#145. It had articles on the live adaptations of Fist of the North Star and Crying Freeman. […]

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Arrival (2016)

The notion of a film about communicating with aliens–though we’ve at least had Contact–intrigued me distinctly. The idea came through in the trailers for certain, and I considered watching it theatrically a number of times, but felt that, as large a movie as it was, the spark of the unusual wasn’t strong enough to pull me […]

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Colossal (2016)

I actually intended to see this one theatrically and I just never got around to it. The premise and the trailer itself seemed interesting enough, and it was getting pretty solid reviews. The director’s name (Nacho Vigalondo) sounded terribly familiar, but I couldn’t place it. I still can’t, and looking up his credits, I’m really […]

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The Void (2016)

Selecting the right poster for this (there’s a whole series) was difficult. If you’ll permit, it’s not news, but an excellent movie poster is not something that happens consistently. There’s often more about the simple marketing of recognizable faces and tantalizing images to indicate actual scenes you may see. These are oblique; there’s a series […]

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Get Out (2017)

In terms of essential premise walking in, Get Out is Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) is taking a road trip with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to meet her parents Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener). Chris’s friend Rod (Lil Rel Howery) questions the decision, and Chris himself is uneasy, as he tells […]

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The Social Network (2010)

  There are two overriding passions in my life: music and movies. Of late, the former has taken precedent over the latter. I’m not even entirely sure this review will come to anything; the thought has been less than motivating of late. Still, the thing that often drives me is the conflict surrounding a film. […]

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