It racked up lots of buzz on the film festival circuit, and now Cheap Thrills (Drafthouse Films) makes it to DVD for those who missed its theatrical run earlier this year. This exceedingly dark comedy follows two old pals (played by Pat Healy and Ethan Embry) who find themselves pushed by economic circumstances into accepting increasingly dangerous and degrading bets and dares from… Continue reading DVD Obscura: The Indie and International Movies You Should Watch This Month
Sometimes you just can’t help making your way into the genre spotlight when a more traditional shooting technique applies, but for those making a movie within a movie, you’re throwing yourself into POV/found-footage territory and are essentially enabling all the horrors that come with it. These are some exampes of times when you really shouldn’t be picking up the movie camera.
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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” has been called an X-Men crossover, as “The Dissolve” critic Matt Singer says: “Like Days Of Future Past, crossovers in comics tend to be light on character development. But when they’re good, the huge stakes and epic scale of the action make them hard to put down” — and this is precisely that… Continue reading 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know
Last week’s Comics on Film article seemed to generate a rather passionate discussion in the comments section and a devoted thread on Reddit based off of its major claim: Spider-Man on film should move from his current position at Sony and join Marvel Studios alongside the likes of Iron Man and Captain America. While reading through each participant’s thoughts, one theme of the opposing argument that… Continue reading Comics on Film: 5 Characters That Should Not Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe
People say Hollywood has a problem with originality. That’s probably true. But some narrative concepts are too good for just one film to hog. While originality certainly has its place, there’s something to be said for revisiting stories that work in hopes of reclaiming that glory or using it to come up with something new with a change of scenery. The following movies… Continue reading These Movies Should Be Remade As Often As Possible