I was going to do more horror movie reviews this past October, but I’m a busy guy and frankly, I would be embarrassed revealing some of the ones I hadn’t seen.
That being said: Scream is my favorite horror movie ever. I saw it for the first time about a year ago, and I’ve watched it about three or four times since then.
For those of you unaware, Scream isn’t just some slasher-flick horror film. Scream is a very meta film that makes fun of the horror genre in a very unique and effective manner. And that’s really what makes this film great.
I promise, I’ll get back to actually reviewing movies soon, but how can I when the age of movie trailers and news is so heavily in effect!
Yeah, we were all wondering how Marvel would out-do DC’s slate of a bajillion movies in the next six years, and here it is friends.
This trailer looks like Age of Ultron is about to improve upon the original Avengers in every way possible. Let me make it clear: I loved the first Avengers. After Iron Man 3 and Guardians (maybe or maybe not in that order), it’s my favorite Marvel movie. 5/5, it’s done. That being said, people really get on my case when I say the Avengers was a very simple movie that wasn’t all that deep. I still loved it.
There is a TON of news running around the Internet. Just as I was sitting down to do my thoughts on Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America 3, this gargantuan piece of movie news hit the web.
Also, let it be known that I did a post a few months ago discussing the “leaked slate” that turned out to be false. This one’s from a good source (Mr. DC) so let’s talk about it!
The first bit of news coming out of this DC Announcement is Ezra Miller has been cast as Barry Allen/The Flash. When I first saw that on my Facebook timeline, I thought to myself, “huh, that’s weird… But it might just be great.” And I’ll be the first to say it: I did not see that announcement coming. Everyone was expecting Scoot McNairy to be Flash (I personally thought he’d be Nightwing), and DC really surprised us, this time for the better. I think if Ezra Miller brings the energy that he has, but doesn’t give too much energy, his version of Flash could be really effective.
Gone Girl was one of my most anticipated movies of this fall and oh man did it pay off.
Gone Girl is David Fincher’s newest film starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and others. The plot revolves around Ben Affleck’s character who’s wife (Rosamund Pike’s character) goes missing. At first, everyone feels bad for him, but as the story progresses both the other characters and you start to wonder… Did he do it?
I honestly can’t even go through my usual “cast first, plot/script second, direction, other social implication thoughts, round-up”. Guys, I loved this movie. A lot.
After 2013 was a juggernaut for indie films, I was surprised how little 2014 was presenting us with. So naturally, after I heard about This Is Where I Leave You, I was really excited despite some mixed criticism. And I’ll be upfront with you guys: I had a good time with this movie.