It’s not a movie per se, but with six episodes in Darabont’s mini-series based on Robert Kirkman’s comics, AMC’s Walking Dead is definitely geeky enough to warrant a thread for us all to chat about it!
And once the DVD comes out in the Spring, we’ll be giving it a Matt + Nat review just like we would for any geeky/genre/comicbook movie!
By all rights, Paranormal Activity 2 is better than the first. It has more characters, more interesting characters, better camera work, cooler effects, even better sound design and a bigger, more impressive story. But somehow, just doesn’t measure up to the visceral experience of watching the first one. We’ve already had this experience and it was called Paranormal Activity. That doesn’t mean we didn’t jump out of our seats and lose some popcorn watching this bad boy. It packs a spook.
In the last decade, few filmmakers have had so epic a rise and monumental a fall as Shyamalan in the eyes of the movie going public. But with Devil, he shows signs of having removed his head from his arse, and has become part of a filmmaking team, in order to have another director and writer collaborate with him to tell a surprisingly great Shyamalan story for the first time in years.
As a film and as an adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling tween romance novels, Eclipse’s director, David Slade, most certainly out-did either of his predecessors. While the love story remains intact to satisfy Nat’s need for any angsty werewolf/vampire/human love triangle, Matt appreciated the clear effort taken to attract a male audience by adding a dark and more violent visual style, that was clearly riffing on actual horror elements for the first time in the series.
Coming up next are Reviews of The Last Airbender, Predators and Inception!
Once Wes Craven’s monster managed to get seven movies in a decade, it seemed pretty obvious that Freddy was feeling the franchise fatigue… not a even a bout with Jason Voorhees could get him back in the limelight with his own solo movie. Until the Hollywood cure-all was applied to Craven’s dream demon: reboot!
So now, Watchmen’s Jackie Earle Haley dons Englund’s signature fedora, claws and stylish Christmas sweater to terrorize the dreams of the sexy teenagers of Elm Street in a rehash of Freddy’s origin story. The only problem is that this Nightmare reboot seems more pre-occupied with being a shot-for-shot remake of Wes Craven’s original than it is at just being a good scary movie. The result is a bit bland, leaving us wondering if this movie is made for people who LOVE the original so much they’ll watch any Freddy? Or is it for people who have no idea how scary Freddy should be?
Let’s preface this review with the fact that Matt is quite possibly one of the biggest werewolf aficionado’s on the planet, having watched any and every lycanthropic-film in the last hundred years. And nothing but nothing compares to The Wolf-Man. Except, of course, The Wolfman. Faithful in all the right ways, and yet unafraid to weave a more complex storyline with more extreme Werewolf rampages, an even more foreign origin story, and an ending that will knock your socks off. Yes, that’s right, there’s a new Wolfman in Blackmoor, Chaney, and he can howl with the best of them.
We were both impressed with what this sequel was able accomplish over the first film in the Twilight franchise. With better action, better acting, and better direction all around, New Moon gave both Nat as a Twilight veteran, and Matt as a noob, much more than we were expecting.
When a $15,000 indie film rakes in $7.1-million by being called the most terrifying film in years, it definitely gets our attention. So when Paranormal Activity had an exclusive screening in Toronto, we made sure we had tickets! And sure enough, we were treated to more than just horror… we got true terror. We review it spoiler free at first, so take an advanced look at what might be the scariest thing you’ll ever see!