Entries from December 2010 ↓

Next Big Thing?



Hard to ignore some of the similarities between I Am Number Four and the old Roswell TV series. What's interesting is the apparent target audience: young males/boys. Will that audience will respond in the same way tween girls did with the Twilight franchise? Jumper tried and mostly fizzled. BTW, James Frey (yes, that one) is the devil. Don't believe me? Read this.



I like the narration by the kids, but the rest appears to be more of the same. Still, Steven Spielberg is the executive producer, so I'll give it a couple of episodes.

The only thing I know about trends is not to chase them. Aliens might be hot now, but all it takes is a flop or two.

Next Big Thing?



Hard to ignore some of the similarities between I Am Number Four and the old Roswell TV series. What's interesting is the apparent target audience: young males/boys. Will that audience will respond in the same way tween girls did with the Twilight franchise? Jumper tried and mostly fizzled. BTW, James Frey (yes, that one) is the devil. Don't believe me? Read this.



I like the narration by the kids, but the rest appears to be more of the same. Still, Steven Spielberg is the executive producer, so I'll give it a couple of episodes.

The only thing I know about trends is not to chase them. Aliens might be hot now, but all it takes is a flop or two.

Tick-Tock


Figured I had enough time to squeeze a few more thoughts into 2010...

The Crazies

Never saw the original, but I'm a fan of Radha Mitchell and Timothy Olyphant. Expected much more than I got: THE GOVERNMENT IS EVIL! HIDE YOUR WIFE! HIDE YOUR KIDS! THEY'RE CONTAMINATING EVERYBODY OUT HERE! (AND TRYING TO COVER IT UP.... WITH NUKES!) And while we're on the subject, why don't zombies/crazy people ever attack each other?

Doctor Who Christmas Special - A Christmas Carol

Fun take on the Dickens classic. Schmaltzy and manipulative? Without question. Many reviews were decidedly mixed. However, I always try to keep in mind that Doctor Who is a kid's show first and foremost. Adults are welcome, but know your place.

The Fourth Kind

The screenplay by writer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi was on the 2008 Black List. Although I haven't read it, I imagine the story showed more promise on paper than the final product delivered on film. There are some intriguing ideas and imagery presented, but it fails to come together in any meaningful way. BTW, Osunsanmi has another script that made the 2010 Black List, Dark Moon. Pretty impressive accomplishment.

The Lovely Bones

Peter Jackson can do no wrong in the eyes of some, but he did plenty here. A long, pretentious bore. Hated it with every fiber of my being. Hated myself for sitting through the whole thing. Did I mention how much I hated it?

Misfits - series 2

Another crude and obnoxious series -- but in a good way! Sometimes Nathan gets too much attention, while characters like Curtis and Kelly get the short end of the stick. I enjoy the shortened U.K. seasons (series), but things can feel rushed at times. Interesting developments with Simon. Can't wait to see what their new powers will be.

Best Horror Films of 2010

Written by Michael Varrati, Jude Felton and Noel Penaflor Choosing only ten movies that encompass the best of what a genre had to offer over the course of an entire year is never an easy task, especially in 2010 when the horror genre wasn’t too kind to its fans. Still, despite all the drudgery there [...]

Dec 31, Dirty Boy in Walls Tries To Save Girl Psycho Man and Mum Have Captive in Basement

I saw this film ages ago where a psycho man and his mum have a girl captive in what seems to be a basement, and a young dirty boy who lives in the walls

Dec 31, Couple Goes To Cottage in Woods To Get Over Death Of Son

What is the name of the movie where a couple goes out to their cottage in the forest to deal with the death of their son who has fallen out of the window

Dec 31, Children at Costume Party Led Out By Person Dressed as Goat

I saw a horrifying scene in this 70's or early 80's film where well-dressed children are attending a party in an old mansion, dancing and enjoying themselves

Dec 31, Demonic Creature Gives Guy in Wheelchair Use of His Legs Again

There's a movie where a demonic creature has to get a girl to say 'I love you' to him, so he takes over another guy's body and they get busy. In another

awesome movie poster friday – the GHANESE edition!

Movie theaters came to Ghana in the 1980s thanks to the advent of VHS. Temporary mobile Cinemas were created and traveled from town to town spreading good cheer by showing films like Dolly Dearest. Artists were commissioned to create the posters for the "theaters", and they were given license to paint whatever they wanted on cloth or sacks or whatever else could be rolled up and taken along easily. Frequently, these artists never saw any of the movies at all...and that, my friends, is the answer to the question you surely asked when you saw these posters: why is Ghana bringing the cray cray?

I think we can all agree that the poster for Cujo is the best poster EVER.















Dec 31, Death Tube Japanese Horror Movie Available on DVD

For all you Asian horror fans Death Tube a Japanese horror movie is available at Amazon in the United States with English sub-titles. Satsujin Douga

Dec 31, Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) Horror Movie Review

Released: January 17, 1979 Directed by: Werner Herzog Written by: Werner Herzog Starring: Klaus Kinski Count Dracula Isabelle Adjani Lucy Harker

Dec 31, Ghost Girl With Pale Skin, Dark Hair, Red Lips Shaped Like Knife Cut and Blindfold With Eyes Drawn In

Looking for the title of a film where a group of people are driving through the woods and their car breaks down, and the young troubled teenage girl in

Dec 31, Giant Eye in Cave

What movie features a giant eye in a cave? Thanks

Dec 31, Creepy White-Haired Little Killer Girls in 80’s Movie

Does anyone know the name of a movie that was out in the 80's with scary little white-haired girls that kill and kill? Thanks

Dec 31, 2006-2008 Movie With Flooded Church and Orchards

Hey all! Trying to find the name of a 2006 to 2008 film where a woman is in a psychiatric hospital / padded cell, and there's a church in a village that's