Archive for the 2017 Category

ACCIDENTAL COURTESY: DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s […]

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RAW

Blood and guts are disgusting, not scary. Jump scares are startling, not scary. I’m very particular when it comes to horror films. Great gore effects and a well executed jump scare can be effective, but they’ve been so poorly overdone to the point where the effect has […]

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND

There’s something about watching people and cities getting decimated by giant monsters that strikes a primal chord with me. King Kong, Godzilla, and all of his wonderful friends. I love ’em all. While the performances, filmmaking techniques, and especially the effects haven’t aged well over time, there’s a […]

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LOGAN

Comic book films are just fine. I’m not a huge fan of them, but I don’t have a problem with them, either. There’s a lot of really good ones, as well as plenty of terrible ones. My main issue is that they’re mostly all the same. They often […]

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GET OUT

It’s not uncommon for actors to foray into the world of directing. Some actors, such as Clint Eastwood and Ron Howard, became even more prolific when they were behind the camera. However, it’s a bit different when the director primarily comes from a sketch comedy background, like […]

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

It’s not a little known fact that sequels are rarely better, or even nearly as good, as the original. Original films are so fresh, exciting, and take you to new worlds you’ve never seen before. Sequels usually just tread old ground, sometimes even shamelessly remaking the first […]

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xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

I’ve never seen either of the previous xXx films. I used to not like absurd action films like that. I used to write them off as cheap and stupid, because most of the time, they are. However, times and tastes change, and now, when I see silly […]

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SPLIT

M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most fascinating filmmakers out there. He’s practically the definition of hit and miss, but no matter the quality, his films are always intriguing. With his well received 2015 release The Visit and now 2017’s Split, people have been murmuring about a […]

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