Saturday Cinema ~ R.I.P. Edition, Vol. 2

This week: Reviews of three old-school horror movies. All are on Martin Scorsese's list of 11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time; completely coincidental that I watched them recently. Night of the Demon (1957), also known as Curse of the Demon, Directed by Jacques Tourneur, Starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, and Niall MacGinnis A couple … Continue reading Saturday Cinema ~ R.I.P. Edition, Vol. 2

Saturday Cinema ~ R.I.P. Edition, Vol. 1

Trance (2013) Directed by Danny Boyle, Written by Joe Ahearne & John Hodge, Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel. An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. I am never disappointed with Danny Boyle's films. No matter what … Continue reading Saturday Cinema ~ R.I.P. Edition, Vol. 1

Saturday Cimema ~ Several Cinematic Houdinis

  Earlier this week, a fellow Hugh Jackman fan linked to the following: Houdini Musical, Starring Hugh Jackman, May Have Chicago Premiere Prior to Broadway. My first thought was, "Dude, isn't he a little tall to be Houdini?" According to IMDB*, Harry Houdini was 5'6". Wikipedia quotes 5'5" and notes that his shortness was often … Continue reading Saturday Cimema ~ Several Cinematic Houdinis

Saturday Cinema ~ Let’s Hear It for the Girls

Brave (2012) - Directed by Brenda Chapman, Starring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly & Emma Thompson. Disney. Thankfully without too much singing. As I suspected, this would have been one of my favorite movies when I was eight. A heroine with a mop of curly red hair who doesn't necessarily want to be … Continue reading Saturday Cinema ~ Let’s Hear It for the Girls

Saturday Cinema ~ Why I Liked The Lone Ranger

I like going to the movies. If I had more money than I do, I'd go more often. Usually, we try to keep trips to the local cineplex down to about three a year, usually a summer movie, a fall movie, and a winter movie. Usually, those movies are big-screen spectacles or movies I want … Continue reading Saturday Cinema ~ Why I Liked The Lone Ranger

Saturday Cinema ~ Ghost Stories as Mysteries

While I don't believe in ghosts, I do love a good ghost story. In particular, I like ghost stories that are mysteries at heart, and the spirits are pieces of the puzzle to be solved. Ghost in this sort of story may be scary, but usually don't really wish harm upon the living, aside from … Continue reading Saturday Cinema ~ Ghost Stories as Mysteries

Saturday Cinema ~ Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012) - Directed by Joss Whedon, Starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, and most of the rest of the Whedon Universe. Yesterday, we trekked up to Scottsdale to watch Much Ado on the only screen where it's showing in the Phoenix metro (at the moment, that I know of; here's … Continue reading Saturday Cinema ~ Much Ado About Nothing (2012)