In the world of the modern horror movie, audiences get bored quickly with standard slice-and-dice killings and filmmakers are constantly trying to think of new ways to dispatch their characters. There seems to have always been a competition to come up with the most creative and inspired deaths, from the early slashers like Friday the […]
Synopsis: In 11-11-11, an author’s (Timothy Gibbs) frequent sightings of the number 11 lead him to believe devilish forces are at work. Website: 11.11.11 The Movie Release Date: November 11, 2011 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Genre(s): Horror Film Review Production Almost as inevitable as the fact that a movie called 11-11-11 will be released on […]
J. Edgar stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) as J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the FBI. An aging Hoover dictates his memoirs to a writer, focusing on his rise to power and the policies and procedures that he implemented during his reign. Told through flashbacks, the story takes place over the course of about 50 years but mainly concentrates on the Lindberg baby kidnapping case, as well as on Hoover’s relationship with his secretary, Helen Gandy (The Ring’s Naomi Watts), and his associate director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer, the twins from The Social Network).
There is such a thing as a perfect storm in filmmaking. When legendary directors, writers and actors all put their talents towards a common goal, the results are usually cinematic classics. Such is the case with 1982’s Pieces, a schlock-gorefest that brought together some of the most creative yet understated minds of low budget filmmaking, […]
Roger Corman is the undisputed champion of the creature-feature, but few people know about his older brother, Gene, who got into the film business before Roger and also made some memorable monster movies. In 1959, Gene used many of Roger’s core team members and pumped out Beast from Haunted Cave, a quickly produced but cleverly […]