Tag Archives: Action
One of my close friends loves to say “man cannot survive on horror alone.” Although most of the time I am a genre nut who watches everything from the bottom of the barrel to the cream of the crop, I do occasionally enjoy other genres of film. I got the chance to check out Bryan Bockbrader’s new film, VANish, recently and I have to say, this man knows his action.
The three central characters of VANish have some truly [...]
Dracula Untold Review
Ever since Roger and I started doing this whole review thing, I’ve made it a point to stay away from other review sites. Don’t get me wrong; There are some awesome sites out there with some pretty great insight on what’s going on in the horror genre — the good, the bad, and the God awful — but I don’t want other writers’ opinions to subconsciously effect mine. Although I’ve stayed away from these full-blown reviews, I still manage to [...]
Open Windows Review
There seems to be a neat little trend catching on in the horror scene over the last year or so. It may even be considered a new sub-genre all together. I’ve seen some refer to it as ‘tech horror,’ but I like to refer to it as cyber horror, myself. Whatever you call it, films like The Den or segments from the V/H/S/ franchise are utilizing the growing trends of social media and digital technology to make for some pretty [...]
Revenge films are always some of the most interesting to watch. They can be brutally graphic or slightly more tame, but they are always somewhat relatable, just for the sheer fact that the audience can imagine how it would feel to be in that particular situation. From Meir Zarchi’s I Spit on Your Grave to James Wan’s Death Sentence to the newer Blue Ruin directed by Jeremy Saulnier, every revenge film brings something new and exciting to the table. I [...]
The Guest Review
If you’re like me, you’ve probably scoured the internet recently for every horror writer’s top 10 best [and worst] genre films of 2014, in hopes of finding some flicks that slipped through the cracks. This has been a pretty busy movie-watching year for me, so for the most part I’ve seen every one listed in both the best and worst categories. The one film that seems to be unanimously on everyone’s best list is Adam Wingard’s action-packed thriller, The Guest [...]
Most conversations regarding horror, at one point or another, end up involving mention of Italian cinema and Giallo films. Discussion of Giallo films then lead to spaghetti westerns. I have admittedly not seen very many spaghetti westerns, but the couple that I have seen have been rather enjoyable. The latest one that I’ve added to my collection is Sergio Corbucci’s 1970 action-packed comedy, Companeros.
Yodlaf Peterson is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. [...]
The Protector 2 Review
I know you guys are wondering why I’ve been doing so many non-horror reviews lately. I really just want to share with you some other awesome flicks to maybe broaden your horizons a bit and show you that there a bunch of great movies being released in all genres. I recently reviewed the awesome Ong-Bak trilogy, so what better time than now to also review another Tony Jaa work of art — Prachya Pinkaew’s action infused martial arts epic, [...]
Ong-Bak Trilogy Review
Every once in a while, a film comes out that changes the game. It happens in every genre, but most impressive to me, may be when it happens in martial arts films. Not unlike the introduction of the masterpiece of a movie, The Raid, and its sequel (which I still have yet to see), Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai, and star Tony Jaa brought audiences a new and exciting experience with 2003’s Ong Bak. Spawning two sequels, the Ong [...]