tl:dr: More Tusk than Hostel, this film is far more restrained than a movie about people getting surgically ass grafted has any right to be. The rest of this review is probably NSFW, so I’ll put it behind a cut. You’ve been warned.
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“War makes fascists of us all” —Paul Verhoeven, director. Starship Troopers DVD commentary The best satire is subversive and can be interpreted in any number of ways. A successful subversive movie can be accepted at face value, but when audiences look beneath the surface, they notice that nothing is quite as it seems.
Before Chris Evens (Fantastic Four), before Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) there was Dolph Lundgren: cast in several toy/comic properties that didn’t quite pan out. While Evens and Reynolds eventually found their characters in Captain America and Deadpool respectively, things never worked out for Lundgren, who starred in toy/comic movies before studios knew
When I sit down to re-watch a series, it’s rare for me to start at the very beginning. Maybe I’ve been conditioned by too many bad early Star Trek seasons, but usually I find the first few episodes/seasons of any show a little slow. I prefer to jump into a series I’ve
“I always apologize for Batman and Robin.” —George Clooney, 2015 Batman and Robin. The movie that sat at the top of my personal list of worst movies ever from 1997 until 2015, when it was dethroned by The Room. The movie that killed Alicia Silverstone’s career, demoted Chris O’Donnell to TV
Justice League: Gods and Monsters was a big ole swing and a miss for me. As much of a fan girl as I am for the animated movies, especially those done in the same art style as the old Justice League cartoons of the early 2000’s, this movie that changed
I’m not a fan of Rob Zombie’s Halloween movies for one reason: they try to humanize the killer. While John Carpenter’s Michael Myers kills without prejudice, Zombie spends nearly the first half of his remake giving us Myers’ backstory. By showing the audience exactly how Myers turned into a depraved killer, the audience
This movie had so much potential. After the runaway success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (which I wrote about two weeks ago), the time was ripe for a dark live action/animation movie. Enter Ralph Bakshi, director of Fritz the Cat (the first animated movie to ever receive an X rating), and later Spicy City (the
Do you prefer your zombies fast or slow? It’s the nerdy debate equivalent of who you like more: The Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Both fast and slow zombies have their merits and both types of movies can be enjoyable. Would you rather watch a movie filled with a slow-shuffling
With all the back and forth between Sony and Marvel over the rights to a single character, now is the perfect time to step back to a different time when character rights was an easier animal. Spider-Man as a film character has long been owned by Sony, and earlier this
Until today, I’d never wondered where the title The Lost Boys came from. When I was younger I watched The Lost Boys hundreds of times and never gave the title a second thought. Why shouldn’t the movie be called The Lost Boys? After all, the anthem of my generation had the similarly named apropos-of-nothing title “Smells Like
I don’t need to tell you how good Netflix’s Daredevil is. Plenty of others before me have already done that. I’m going to talk instead about my favorite character, one who best represents how a slight character change made in the adaptation from comics to TV can make all the difference in elevating that
With season 2 of Star Wars Rebels just around the corner (June 20th 2015) I wanted to give a run down for those who haven’t watched this series yet. Aside from Dragon Age, Star Wars is my fandom, so I know it might not hit your buttons if you refuse
An iconic film is usually influential for a reason. Jaws was a summer blockbuster at a time when no one was making summer blockbusters. Star Wars was a successful space opera at a time when no one made successful space operas. The Matrix was successful for its innovative fight scenes, with the now-famous “bullet time” sequences.
This movie. …I mean, holy shit. THIS MOVIE. Let me back up. I haven’t seen any of the Mel Gibson Mad Max movies. Never got around to it. Further, I hadn’t planned on watching Mad Max: Fury Road. (Editor’s Note: We will correct this next time Tim is in Seattle for a Dorkadia
That Seems Really Unlike You: AKA – The way Unbowed Unbent Unbroken SHOULD have happened Like many people watching Game of Thrones, I am less than impressed with Sansa’s Season 5 arc, both as an adaptation and as a story in of itself. After spending enough time saying “And they
It’s been two weeks since Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped in movie theaters. In that time, AOU has grossed $1 billion worldwide, fans and critics have criticized Disney/Marvel’s treatment of Black Widow (not to mention her lack of merchandise), and everyone from Leonard Maltin to the dude who reviews flicks for the
I’ve already written more about The Room than I ever wanted to. When I watched the film for a Way Too Late review back in March, I had no idea how the idea of this movie would catch and fester in my mind. I still hold firm to my original assessment: the movie
Confession time: I like a few Michael Bay movies. Not all of them, God no. You couldn’t pay me to sit through a Transformers movie marathon. But some of them. Of Bay’s 20 listed director credits at IMDB, I like three of his films: The Rock, Pain & Gain, and the subject of today’s
Action! Blood! Yellow jumpsuits! Occupying that sweet spot in the 1980s when Arnold Schwarzenegger was an unstoppable killing machine mocking his enemies with eye-rolling one-liners (“Here is Sub Zero! Now, plain zero!”) 1987’s The Running Man is the rare movie where a movie has almost nothing to do with the book it’s based on
How is it that we’ve gone so long without talking about The Clone Wars? I fell in love with this series in 2008, because it was what salvaged my plummeting love of Star Wars after the prequel came out. Set up as a kids show, it told the story we