Back when Walk The Line (2005) came out on DVD, my father immediately purchased the item. In my family, we are big Johnny Cash lovers, and the fact that we did not make an outing to the theater to see the film still has me in disbelief to this day. Before my parents had the chance to watch the feature, I popped the DVD in our DVD player and watched it with a friend of mine on one of many movie nights. Ever since that night, I always watch bits and pieces of the film whenever the movie is on one of the movie channels.Continue reading “Walk The Line Film Review”
What happens when one realizes that they do not know their child? Searching answers those questions and manages to capture audiences through clicks and a blinking cursor. The film relies on the viewers’ willingness to go on a journey with David Kim (John Cho) to locate his sixteen-year-old daughter, Margot Kim (Michelle La), who goes missing. Trying to give his daughter the benefit of the doubt that she will return home, David realizes that he should have called earlier as soon as he places the phone call to 911. With the case assigned to Detective Vick (Debra Messing), an urgency to find Margot, who has already been missing for 37 hours, and lends itself to an all-hands-on-deck line of thought.Continue reading “‘Searching’: Certainly Answers Questions”
During the first viewing of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), I was scared to death. Granted, one of my cousins convinced the film’s events were all true. Yes, there are elements of truth within the film, but the film is not a true story. However, if someone believes such when viewing the film, especially late at night, this tends to freak them out. The original feature is one I watched entirely too young for that reason. I did not need to think there were people in the world that sick.Continue reading “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film review”
After watching Assassination Nation last week I have had the desire to watch Heathers. The film is a dark teen comedy about trying to fit in with the in-crowd. At Westerburg High School in Sherwood, Ohio Veronica (Winona Ryder) desperately wants to be a part of the cool crowd. She wants to be a part of the Heathers. This is a group of girls that consist of three girls who are all named Heather. There is Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty), Heather McNamara (Lisanne Falk), and Heather Chandler (Kim Walker). Continue reading “Heathers film review”
I remember one of my film writing professor mentioning once how easy it would have been to mess up Lars and the Real Girl. There were many ways to do so, but I am certain that he and audiences alike were determined this would be through sex. After all, if Lars is going to have a relationship with the doll then why would the writer or director not include that scene? The answer is because they were smart. The film is handled in such a way that surprised me and when a local Blockbuster went of out business some time ago, the film became a part of my movie collection.
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock changed the face of horror and the way movies were viewed entirely with birth of Psycho. While he was known as the Master of Suspense beforehand, Psycho was the film that sealed his nickname for decades to come. There are directors that have of course come close to producing features that take audiences on a thrill ride, but still none like Hitchcock. In fact, after watching a documentary through my cable provider, Dial H for Hitchcock (1999), I learned even more about Psycho.
Scream (1996) was a token part of my teenage years. This might sound strange or even pathetic to some, but just like yesterday there is a memory of sitting in my room, glued to my small television set in awe of the opening sequence. Who could believe that Drew Barrymore was not going make it through in the entire film? The opening scene even ranked in Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments at number 13. And despite the number of horror films I already viewed at my young age, I can still remember yelling at my television that Jason Voorhees was the killer in Friday the 13th along with Casey Becker. The correct answer of course is Mrs. Voorhees, which made me feel like a complete idiot. I got a horror trivia question wrong and played right into the killer’s hands!
When 50/50 (2011) came out in theaters, I couldn’t help but think, ‘This would be a horrible theater movie.’ I made my assumption upon knowing the feature was about a man diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading “50/50 film review”
For years, many shows and films have mentioned the film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in some way. After so many years of hearing about the feature through all these references, I thought the only thing to do was actually view the film. Continue reading “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? film review”
Have you ever picked out a film because you know is going to suck? Because I have to admit I do this from time to time. This is half of the reason I keep adding guilty pleasure films to my collection. Continue reading “Thankskilling film review”