Our friends at Filmmaker IQ have published a fun and informative lesson that’s perfect for the spooky season. The History of Horror takes us from the roots of the genre dating back to the earliest days of cinema right on up to current trends.
The video starts with gothic horror inspired by the “old castle on a dark and stormy night” tales… Continue reading Explore the History and Psychology of Horror Movies with These Great Videos
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Sony – Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVDDirector: Marc WebbCast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper. Full cast + crew
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is certainly the biggest punching bag of this year’s superhero movies. It’s silly, it’s simple and it’s glossy. And while I’d never argue that it’s better than Captain America 2 or even X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: It's a Great Week to Like Genre Movies
Paul de Gelder has every reason to steer clear of the ocean. In 2009, the former daredevil Navy clearance diver was attacked by a bull shark in Sydney Harbor. He lost his right arm and leg in the process. Images of reenactments, which have become synonymous with Shark Week, are likely filling your head right about now. This, however, is not an attack story.
Saturday, de Gelder will return to… Continue reading Talking ‘Great White Matrix,’ shark demonization
While pondering potential subjects for this week, I couldn’t help noticing that this is the 52nd edition of the column that I’ve authored. That’s a full year of weekly nerdery by my count, and it all began on July 23, 2013, with a roundup of the biggest hits, misses and lingering questions from the that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
With this year’s convention kicking off… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Five Great, Geeky Moments from Modern Comic-Con History
This week marked the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters II, a sequel that very few people consider to be a good movie. Some us, though, don’t mind watching it for a few favorite moments, some of them involving Peter MacNicol, some involving Bill Murray, some involving Rick Moranis, some involving the river of slime. There are genuinely great bits in… Continue reading What Great Scenes Came Out of Bad Movies?