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Horror porn and ***** flicks - Tuesday, July 10th 2007 9:50 AM
"What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked. Apparently quite a lot, as I happend to run across two posts recently that object to particularly labels applied to certain films....
Transformers top Box Office - Monday, July 9th 2007 11:23 AM
After opening midweek to capitalize on the July 4 holiday, TRANSFORMERS went on to earn $70.5-million over the three-day Friday-to-Sunday weekend. Combined with its mid-week...
Chewbacca wanted by police - Monday, July 9th 2007 11:12 AM
It's a sad day for STAR WARS fans as everybody's favorite wookiee finds himself on the lam from the law. That's right: Chewbacca is wanted by the police - for molesting Marilyn...
Friday Cat Blogging: Forbidden Planet (and did Robby the Robot really get drunk?) - Friday, July 6th 2007 10:37 AM
The 1956 sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET - starring Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, and Anne Francis - will be screening tomorrow, July 7, at 2:00 and 8:00pm in the...
Joshua 62% fresh - Friday, July 6th 2007 10:17 AM
JOSHUA - the new "Bad See" style horror-thriller opening today - eeked past Rotten Tomatoe's 60% threshold for a "Fresh" rating, scoring 62% approval in this survey of 29...
Transformers breaks box office records - Thursday, July 5th 2007 10:02 AM
Reviews may be mixed, but audiences are flocking to TRANSFORMERS during the July 4 holiday. The film did brisk business during its preview screenings, which started at 8:00pm on...
Transformers 58% rotten - Wednesday, July 4th 2007 9:44 AM
TRANSFORMERS - the action-packed summer blockbuster from Michael Bay, based on the Hasbro toys - has fallen just short of a 60% fresh ratting at Rotten Tomatoes, scoring 58%...
Laserblast: Summer doldrums - Tuesday, July 3rd 2007 8:34 PM
Not much new and exciting on video story shelves today. In fact, there is a notable dearth of fantasy films, mystery movies, and sci-fi cinema on DVD. Pretty much all...
Insomniac Cinema - Tuesday, July 3rd 2007 12:13 PM
As a follow-up to yesterday's post previewing events coming up in July, I just wanted to remind everyone that the Fairfax Cinema on Beverly Blvd is now a second-run house that...
July preview - Monday, July 2nd 2007 2:19 PM
Summer is heating up with lots of fantasy films, mystery movies, and horror thrillers on the way. NEW MOVIES Of course, the big event, even though the film itself is...
Mouse House puts a rat at the top of the box office - Sunday, July 1st 2007 12:26 PM
The debut of RATATOUILLE - the Pixar production distributed by Walt Disney - will take the #1 postion at the box office this weekend, according to estimates based on the...
Friday Cat Blogging: Constantine - Friday, June 29th 2007 11:56 PM
“Cats are good. Half in, half out anyway.” Modern culture evinces an ambivalent attitude toward cats. On the one hand, we know them as friendly house pets with a...
Hostile to Hostel - Friday, June 29th 2007 7:13 PM
I happened to run across a couple of interesting posts about HOSTEL PART II. Both are negative, but that's not the interesting thing. What's interesting is that both were...
Ratatouille 94% fresh - Friday, June 29th 2007 10:48 AM
RATATOUILLE - the new computer-animated comedy from Brad Bird - has earned a 94% fresh rating in this survey of 79 reviews (74 fresh, 5 rotten) at Rotten Tomatoes. The cream...
Geek Cinema: The Thing and Cat People - Updated with Cat Blogging! Updated Again! - Wednesday, June 27th 2007 1:11 PM
UPDATE: This was originally posted on June 15. I'm bumping it up in order to include this link to a thread on the DVD Maniacs forum. Some unhappy campers objected to my...
Laserblast: Isolation, Dead Silence, Mystery Science Theater Vol 11 - Tuesday, June 26th 2007 12:19 PM
When it rains, it pours. Today sees a veritable deluge of home video releases. Not all are new titles (some are oldies making their debut on disc; others are re-issues on new...
Box Office: Evan is almighty - Monday, June 25th 2007 10:34 AM
The comedy-fantasy EVAN ALMIGHTY turned out to be almighty at the box office. Despite largey negative reviews, the sequel to BRUCE ALMIGHTY received $31.2-million worth of...
Friday Cat Blogging: RE-ANIMATOR - Friday, June 22nd 2007 7:01 PM
For this edition of Friday Cat Blogging, consider Rufus, the unfortunate feline in RE-ANIMATOR, the film version of H. P. Lovecraft’s "Herbert West - Reanimator." Rufus is...
Black Sheep 76% fresh - Friday, June 22nd 2007 12:14 PM
BLACK SHEEP - an obscure little horror-comedy about zombie sheep - received a 76% fresh rating in this survey of 37 reviews (28 fresh, 9 rotten) at Rotten Tomatoes. The cream of...
1408 scares up positive reviews - Friday, June 22nd 2007 11:27 AM
1408 - the hew horror-chiller based on the Stephen King story - scored an impressive 79% fresh rating in this survey of 62 reviews (49 fresh, 13 rotten) at Rotten Tomatoes....
Evan Almighty 21% rotten - Friday, June 22nd 2007 11:18 AM
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. BRUCE ALMIGHTY was a blockbuster hit, but if the critics have anything to say about it, the sequel will not follow suit. EVAN...
LA Film Festival starts today - Thursday, June 21st 2007 9:52 PM
Just wanted to remind everyone that the Los Angeles Flm Festival starts today. Unfortunate - at least for fans of fantasy films, mystery movies, and sci-fi cinema - things don't...
SAW IV: Darren Lynn Bousman Interview - Thursday, June 21st 2007 9:48 AM
Esplatter.Com has posted my article on SAW IV, featuring an interview with director Darren Lynn Bousman. Of course, the major issue of the day is whether the sequel will do...
Horror Hibernation - Thursday, June 21st 2007 8:50 AM
Following up on his earlier concerns that the box office failure of HOSTEL PART II and 28 WEEKS LATER signals a potential long-tern downturn for the horror genre, Lucius Gore of...
Laserblast: Bridge to Terabithia - Wednesday, June 20th 2007 10:05 AM
This week's DVD releases include a handful of fantasy films, mystery movies, horror-thrillers, and sci-fi cinema. Curiosly, the best of the lot is barely a fantasy film; it's...