Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – A Film Review

Following on directly from the 1931 film ‘Frankenstein’ we soon learn that Doctor Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his creation were not killed. With the monster on the loose again and the mad Doctor Pretorius (played by Ernest Thesiger) attempting to create a mate for the monster, the townsfolk have never been in more danger. Based on the classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and wonderfully…

A Guide To Choosing The Right Type Of The Television Aerial

A television aerial plays a very important part in creating the best in home entertainment. There are various kinds of a television aerial that you can choose from such as the high grain, contract television aerial, TC 18 and TC 10. The various types of television aerial have different sizes and shapes. Your choice of television aerial will depend on the kind of television that you own as well as your personal preference.

Chronicle – My Interpretation of the Metaphors

After hearing about this film through a friend, I thought it sounded similar to a number of other films that have been released in recent years. The films Push and Jumper came to mind. Now that I have seen the film I believe that it is a metaphor Intention and how intention is what shapes life. It is also about abuse and the consequences that abuse can have. Something it also demonstrates is that in order to have power, one must also exercise responsibility. And perhaps it shows what humane potential is; albeit in an exaggerated form.

Paris in the Movies – American Cinema’s Love Affair With Paris

It’s been said that film is a combination of spatial arts (painting, sculpture and architecture) and temporal arts (music and dance). Paris, France is a true center of all of these art forms and some of the greatest achievements in the arts have been made. That might be why American cinema has had a love affair with Paris throughout the history of cinema. Since Paris is the most beautiful city in the world and Hollywood is the film capital of the world, films will American films will always be made in Paris that feature American heroes and heroines in this exotic urban landscape called Paris.

Contraband Review

Here’s a quick look at the movie’s ingredients. If you liked the plot of Gone in 60 Seconds, the characters of The Town, and the action of Running Scared, you will like this movie.

DVD Commentaries: Give ‘Em a Listen

It wasn’t until maybe five years ago that I started paying attention to DVD commentaries. Ever since then I’ve been hooked. I’m always on the lookout for interesting commentaries, but here are some of my favorites so far.

Star Trek: Enterprise – To Boldly Go Nowhere

Star Trek: Enterprise was pretty bad, but had a few bright spots. Here’s my take after re-watching the entire series in about a week: bad plots, bad acting, bad character development, a few notable performances, and some neat historical background. For a little more flavor, read on…

“The Grey” – A Review

There’s a new movie coming out this Friday for all of you survivalists out there entitled, “The Grey”. This movie has Liam Neeson cursing god and fist fighting wolves at the same time.

Movie Review – Kill List (2012) (Not Rated)

A monkey wrench is thrown into the plot of Kill List very early on. It’s a scene in which a woman, who up until now we believed was merely a regular person, carves a satanic symbol into the backside of a mirror hanging in her friends’ bathroom. For the next hour, we follow a plot that shows little if any connection to this scene. When you spend all your mental energy trying to formulate some kind of explanation, you’re liable to have a hard time concentrating on what else is happening.

Movie Review – The Innkeepers (2012) (R)

I’ve noticed that when a filmmaker has the temerity to develop horror movie characters beyond what would be required of them in slashers, which is usually nothing, the films are deemed slow, uneventful, and completely lacking in thrills and chills. Have we lost our ability to care about what happens to these people, to appreciate the anticipation of a scary moment, to savor suspense as it builds to a screaming climax?

Movie Review – Chronicle (2012) (PG-13)

Chronicle makes a compelling case for what would happen if a group of teenage boys were to suddenly attain superhuman powers. They would not stare at each other in awe, as if they had just been touched by the hand of God. They would have fun with it, not just at their expense, but also at the expense of others. Initially, the boys in this film behave like the cast of Jackass, using their powers to pull dangerous stunts strictly for cheap thrills and a few laughs. They even pull pranks on unsuspecting people.

Movie Review – The Woman in Black (2012) (PG-13)

An early twentieth century setting. English marshland shrouded in fog. Rain, thunder, and lightning. A graveyard shrouded in ivy and dead twigs. A decaying mansion high atop a hill. Rooms blanketed in dust and cobwebs. Dark hallways faintly lit by candlelight. The sounds of whispers and crying bouncing off the walls. A shadowy figure stalking the premises. From the first frame to the last, The Woman in Black looks and feels exactly the way a horror movie should look and feel.