One of the great joys Trista and I share is checking out world cinema. Admittedly, we have a bit of a bias toward Asian films. Even before we were dating we enjoyed that part of the world and the arts we managed to see emerge from it. As we dated and married, we shared a […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Creepy"
Trista and I have always had a lot of fun going to the movies together. Whether we were writing for our Alamo Cinema Massacre column or not, we would often hit the cinema at least once a week, sometimes more. When she had to endure bed rest for the last several months of pregnancy, it […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Rawhead Rex"
Synopsis: The tide delivers castaway Jenn (Kiersey Clemons) and her dying friend Brad (Benedict Samuel) onto the tropical island like a miracle. However, not all miracles are the godsends they seem to be. Jenn soon discovers that she is alone in the wilds, forced to survive in ways she never had to before. Exploration of […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Sweetheart"
Synopsis: When Don Koch (Phil “CM Punk” Brooks) decides to kick off a second chance for happiness with his family by renovating a house in the suburbs, he does not expect to find himself facing rotting drywall, weird clogs, slinky lingerie hidden behind wooden paneling, electric outlets that seep some kind of slime, and other […]Read more "Movie Mondays: The Girl on the Third Floor"
In honor of Hallowe’en, we present a double feature that pairs up well with the novel we’ve slated for today’s review. Both of the adaptations of J. B. Priestley’s novel Benighted. We hope you enjoy this unusual pairing. The Old Dark House (1932) Synopsis: When three bedraggled travelers through stormy Welsh mountains find the creepy […]Read more "SHOCKtober: Old Dark House Double Feature"
Synopsis: When Alice Palmer (Talia Zucker) goes missing during a family trip to Lake Mungo, her parents and brother are shocked. When a body is dredged up some days later, one which her father Russell (David Pledger) identifies as his daughter’s waterlogged remains, the family enters the grieving process. Unfortunately, not everyone in the Palmer […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Lake Mungo"
Synopsis: After a fire results in the death of the family matriarch and otherwise ruins situation normal, bewildered mathematics teacher and single dad Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub) finds himself at a loss for a way to provide a real home for his daughter Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth), son Bobby (Alec Roberts) and sassy nanny Maggie Bess […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Thir13en Ghosts"