Quick and Cheap Reviews of Quick and Cheap Movies

Or, a quick fix of slick flicks.Devil's Pass: Found-footage Dyatlov Pass Incident investigation. Some fun Russian scenery; very nice twist at the end.Kill List: An aging contract killer goes in for One Last Job and things predictably go haywire. An unexpectedly emotional film; you can feel the regret and confusion of the characters, and their relationships are sharply-drawn. Also very twisty in the back half, with the final twist an especially nasty one. Much better than it had to be, … [Read more...]

Remaking Stephen King Flicks

I'm surprisingly convinced by some of the choices and judgments on this list. The first one (Neil Marshall remakes Graveyard Shift) is the best, but there are some good calls here. He'd need to keep the working-class grimth, though--the opening of the original movie is the best part.No, wait, the end credits are obviously the best part: … [Read more...]

“He’s like a twisted male Garbo!”

Kindertrauma on the Willard remake!: I don’t mean to alarm anybody but it appears that at some point between the time I watched WILLARD back in 2003 and yesterday, somebody magically changed the tone of the entire film. What was once a quirky, dark-humored revenge flick concerning adorable critters is now a morbidly tragic character study that mercilessly kicked my heart in the crotch. I didn’t even know my heart had a crotch. Now I understand why this wasn’t a huge hit. Honey, I shrunk the cath … [Read more...]


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