DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

Similar in tone to co-writer Guillermo Del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH -- but without the historical setting or fascism critique -- this is a movie that wants to be scary, yet lets its good taste get in the way. It's as if DRAG ME TO HELL were remade as an art film, all brooding architecture and … Continue reading DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Iconic, fantastic and fun. Just three words to describe RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. I've read reviews and posts calling this a remake. Don't believe it! RISE is new and fresh. And it RISES above the lame Mark Wahlberg version of the original Charlton Heston original. This is an "origin story." We know … Continue reading RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

ATTACK THE BLOCK

The droll British humor and cleverly framed social commentary of SHAUN OF THE DEAD reappears here in the guise of an alien invasion movie. It's a comedy, not a blockbuster, so we not only forgive the inexpensive special effects, but actually embrace them as effective enough to set the scenes and clever enough to overcome … Continue reading ATTACK THE BLOCK