The Strangers Left Me Wanting For A Refund

There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today I don’t know what it is Something’s wrong with our eyes

-Aerosmith, Livin’ on the Edge

The are few things that have gotten as tedious for me as watching horror movies. It seems all modern horror movies fit the same mold. There’s an interesting idea. A half-assed attempt to make us care about the victims (there aren’t really protagonists in horror movies any more, just victims and iconic psychopaths). There are a few atmospheric scares. Then the filmmakers run out of ideas and begin painting with bazookas, becoming more blunt and violent until the movie ends. There’s no actual ending, the movie just ends as the centimeter deep well of ideas is long past empty.

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Assessing The Weekend: High School Musical Still Rules

Once again, High School Musical 3 was tops at the box office. But it was a down weekend overall, actually the smallest weekend of the year. [...]

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This Date In Movie History: November 2nd

November 2nd has been an interesting day in movie history. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 10-31-08

For Halloween you can choose between a watered-down horror movie or a romantic comedy in disguise- The Haunting of Molly Hartley or Zack and Miri Make a Porno. [...]

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Public Domain Movie Of The Week Double Feature

To get warmed up for Halloween, I present two of the most frightening horror movies you could ever want to see, Freaks and Nosferatu. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 10-24-08

This weekend looks to be a two horse race to the bank between High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Saw V. [...]

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Stop This Crazy World, I Want To Get Off

So, here we are, in the golden age of remakes, and things just keep getting more obfuscated. First we had remakes. If you want to see The Fog, you have to figure out whether you want the original 1980 version or the 2005 remake. That’s bad enough, but now we’ve got the insanity of remakes of sequels and sequels to remakes. [...]

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