Oscar Standouts from Last Year The Big Short (2016) Director: Adam McKay Writers: Charles Randolph (screenplay), Adam McKay (screenplay), Michael Lewis (book) Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt Winner for best adapted screenplay, based on the book by Michael Lewis. How do you make a movie about financiers and the mid-2000's housing … Continue reading Mini Reviews, Vol. 7 ~ What I’ve Been Watching Edition
As You Wish by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The … Continue reading Review ~ As You Wish
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream That, of course, is the tagline of the movie that kicked off one of the scariest, most suspense-driven science fiction franchises of all time: Alien. In horror, isolation and the unknown are prevalent themes; ones that can be explored well in science fiction. To bring this around … Continue reading #RIPX ~ Peril in SPAAACE!
Check out more R.I.P. IX Reviews Gone Girl has been pretty big at the box office this October. I haven't seen it yet, but I did inadvertently watch two movies with Gone Girl connections: Zodiac (2007) is one of my Top 10 favorite movies. Top 5 depending on the week. Zodiac is about the less-than-successful … Continue reading R.I.P. IX Update #3 ~ More Peril on the Screen
Check out more R.I.P. IX Reviews or Join the Perilous Fun! True Detective (2014, TV series) - starring Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson. In general, I appreciate this trend toward limited run series, like True Detective and American Horror Story. (Some might call them mini-series, but that has a different connotation.) When there isn't pressure … Continue reading R.I.P. IX Update #1 ~ Perils on the Screen
I like Mondays. On Monday, I am refreshed from the weekend and exhilarated by the possibilities of the week ahead. I also like magic. I like its history, its intersection with technology, and its crafty use of human nature. I figured I'd combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a … Continue reading Magic Monday ~ History Channel’s Houdini
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