We’ve never hidden our love of The Criterion Collection. This episode, we discuss the films we discovered due to this amazing collection.
Archives for Dave Minkus
This episode, we discuss the franchises that never should have been in film.
In this episode, we discuss the films of David Gordon Green, who has had one of the more interesting careers of any director working today.
It’s absolutely no secret that both Barry and I really enjoyed Attack the Block. I can’t wait for all my fellow film geeks to get a chance to check it for themselves. /Film broke the news on Friday that the film will FINALLY be hitting theaters in limited release on July 29th. If you can’t wait until then, the good folks at 43Kix are hosting another set of screenings this Wednesday. Some of them are already sold out, but hit the link and see if there’s a screening near you that still has tickets. This is a truly unique film that celebrates the monster movie in ways we haven’t seen for years.
I know this trailer has been online for a couple weeks via Yahoo! Movies, but it’s so good I had to post it here. A lot of horror movies recently have been trying to make their mark either with the most twisted and jacked up imagery possible, an overload of jump scares or trying to more of a dark comedy than a horror film. Fortunately, films like Insidious and House of the Devil have been raising the bar for horror by doing what makes for a truly effective fright flick: You build the tension continually, have legitimate scares (jump scares or otherwise) and don’t let the audience off the hook with much humor. I get the exact same feeling when watching the trailer for Don’t Be Afraid Of the Dark. If you like horror but haven’t given this a chance, you really owe it to yourself to check this out. It’s not too often that a trailer can freak me out, but this one does it perfectly.
Looking at the poster and trailer for Attack the Block, I don’t blame people for not being more excited about this movie. When the buzz around it started building (especially the audience award at SXSW), I didn’t understand it. Obviously I was missing something, so I was more curious than anything when I got the invitation to catch a preview screening last night. What I couldn’t have possibly expected was a film that is a direct descendant of films from John Carpenter, Wes Craven and even Cliver Barker from mostly the 70’s and 80’s. If you’re not sure if that’s a good thing or not, believe me, it’s a VERY good thing. When the opening shot of the movie was a static shot of a starry night and a synth score that John Carpenter could have easily written in the 80’s started up as a meteor fell to earth, I immediately got an idea of what I was in for, and this movie met every single one of my expectations.