Jordan Peele's much anticipated Us hit the theaters as the highest grossing original film/horror film opening weekend — a massive achievement for not only Peele, but a momentous occasion for the opening up of Hollywood. While the film is a suitably creepy with Peele's flair for alarming visuals and great directing, the film is difficult … Continue reading 200 Word or Less: Jordan Peele’s Us + Podcast
We fly through time (and wildly varying emotions) as we do a retrospective on the goth hot topic king of our childhoods, Tim Burton. Which of his works will be voted his best film? Hint: It’s not Alice in Wonderland.
Shorts are so often forgotten by movie-goers. Live Action Short Film was one of the four categories that was proposed for cutting during the Oscars 2019 broadcast. And yet, these are some of the most accessible forms of film work out there.
Jane Austen has delighted us on the page and our screens for 200 years. With her tales of dashing heroes, rich heirs, class struggles, and more awkward balls (of the dancing variety) than you're likely to ever witness in your life, it's no wonder that we're still obsessed with her work today. For some of … Continue reading Top 8 Austen Heroines in Adaptation
We all know Hollywood is big, $10 billion of revenue a year during 2010-2015 big. With that much cash lying around, you’re bound to drop a couple hundred million to find the next roaring blockbuster. Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides, the most expensive film to date, boasts a ridiculous budget of $378 million. Luckily, … Continue reading 7 Films that Flopped
4.5/5 Forget about the POTUS race – truly, let’s forget about the last one – the fight for student body president is where all the real scandal happens. The black comedy Election is a uniquely bright satire on the electoral system based on the novel of the same name. Payne craftily knits the drama of … Continue reading From the Vault: Election (1999)
3.5/5 The seller of good ideas, Drew Goddard is back to directorial debut roots in a 2018 thriller flick reminiscent of Cabin in the Woods. Five strangers meet in a hotel: a priest, a singer, a spy impersonating a salesman, a concierge, and a mysterious young woman. A classic whodunit scenario in the making. Except … Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale Review: fails to give us the 5 star treatment