Showing posts from January, 2018

News and reviews for January 2018.

Looks like Blumhouse productions isn't happy scaring us with one franchise, the incredibly popular Insidious now on Chapter 4,at cinemas and is unfortunately being beaten by Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle, and sadly will not reach the horror heights of  IT at the box office, but what is in the works or a brain storming from  Jason Blum that it may crossover into the Sinister universe. A film that did remarkably well on its first film starring Ethan Hawk, but failed miserably on its second outing, a film that may be saved by including it into the Insidious universe.

The strangest news in the last week is that the God Particle which is the third story in the Cloverfield universe which is set for release finally in April may not get a theatrical release after all with rumours that it may be sold to Netflix, although a Paramount release and made by J J Abrams production company Bad Robot. Rumours are that studio excecutives are getting cold feet about the film, and is unsure about whet…

IT (2017) Film Review. Directed by Andrés Muschietti. Distributed by Warner Bros. Certificate 15. Running time 134 minutes.

It first impressions, I'm about an hour and 15 minutes in, and I had to stop the movie to take some notes, and from what I've seen so far is one of the best movies I have seen in quite a while and why. From the start the cast is absolutely spot on, from every character being absolutely likeable, the loosers club are absolutely perfect. I have now watched this movie all the way through, the streaming copy was very helpful so I could watch, pause and take notes.
This movie from the start is perfection, especially the acting from the young cast. From Finn Wolfhard who plays cocky, funny and wise ass 'Richie Tozer', who is known as one third of Stranger Things cast.Jason Lieberher as the main character 'Bill', who has been in St Vincent, and Midnight Special. The two stand outs for me were Jeremy Ray Taylor who plays the new kid 'Ben Hanscom', and the outstanding and easily the best character is Played by Sophia Lillis, who is 'Beverly Marsh', the …

Leatherface 2017 film review. Produced by Millennium Film. Distribution by Lionsgate. Directed by Juilen Maury, Alexandre Bustillo. R rated, certificate 18, running time 87 minutes.

What Does Alien and every horror film made in the seventies have in common? They have all tried to make sequels, prequels, and all have failed miserably. Namely The Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, except for a few exceptions such as Exorcist 3, and maybe Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, the rest has been completely dreadful. The shameful remake in 2003 from producer Michael Bay, straight away you know it is gonna be shit, to the prequel Texas Chainsaw The Beginning, it was even tried a few years ago with Texas Chainsaw in 3D "wow fucking wow" which was meant to be a direct sequel to Tobe Hoppers original movie, that was good for the first few minutes then went very quickly downhill. So it was announced a beginnings story was to be made showing a young Leatherface in his teens, and how he turned into the man he was, and who we all know now, set in the thirties America, with an early insight into the Sawyer family, and their brutal hatred of outsiders, and murdering ways. Headed…