This is a part of our ongoing Halloween series taking a look at the most influential horror directors from around the globe. Previously: David Cronenberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Carpenter.
Frankenstein wasn’t the first horror movie; it wasn’t even the first Frankenstein movie (Thomas Edison beat Universal’s stab by 21 years), but director James Whale seemed to know exactly what elements must be used to harness the tricky lightning of… Continue reading The Most Influential Horror Filmmakers: James Whale
Review in a Hurry: This whale of a tale—an inspirational rescue-adventure about three gray whales trapped in the Arctic Circle—would be hard to swallow if it weren’t based on actual events from 1988. Whale fans will blubber, but uneven Miracle flounders in its hunt for narrative focus.… Continue reading Movie Review: Big Miracle a Whale Rescue Adventure That (Barely) Stays Afloat
It’s Friday, which means it’s time to let our hair down at Movies.com headquarters and break out all the weird, freaky stuff we’ve been hiding from our parents so they don’t think we’ve gone completely mad. Just don’t tell anyone you got this from us …
— We begin with this awesome image of a volcano erupting in Chile. Either that or Thor and Loki just returned to earth… Continue reading Freaky Friday Finds: Whale Almost Eats Surfer, Girl with Machine Gun Leg, Brett Ratner's Machine-Gun Mouth and More
Nature, celebrities, nostalgia from Eastern Europe, the passion project of a Transformers star, and the question of The Perfect Host – is it David Hyde Pierce? — all play a role in this week’s column.
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Nature documentaries continue to attract audiences, as well as celebrity narrators who are attracted to the subject matter, and the new film The Whale fits that profile nicely. The Whale tells the tale of “a… Continue reading Indie Insights: Ryan Reynolds and 'The Whale,' John Turturro's 'Passione,' Watch 'The Perfect Host' Trailer
Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson are all set to join hands professionally for an upcoming documentary about killer whales. The blonde beauty is a co-executive producer of the film project, and her actor husband has signed up to narrate, reports the Daily Star. The ‘Whale’ tells the true story of a baby killer [...] Continue reading Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson to work on whale docu