Dan Harmon, like a one man Save Greendale Committee, has returned to a ruined school and turned it back into the place we most want to visit on Thursday nights, showing us the difference between stories and sandwiches.
Oculus is a smart, well acted, and deeply scary film that never treats the audience for a horror film like brain dead zombies who just want a gory, lazy geek show with a bunch of loud noises, whip pans, and smash cuts.
The appeal of Rio 2 to adults will be quite minimal since it’s designed and calculated to be the best possible babysitter for undiscriminating tykes who have never seen any movies outside of the first Rio.
Although a bit over directed and having precious little clue how an NFL franchise is actually run, Draft Day remains a largely entertaining sports comedy designed specifically for people who hate sports comedies.
We catch up with Oculus director Mike Flanagan to talk about adapting his own short to feature length, why it’s hard to pitch a movie about a killer mirror, how his lead actors went to great lengths to research their roles for a simple genre film, and how he kind of nerded out working with cast members from Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica.
We talk to Rio 2 director Carlos Saldanha about how the sequel came together, presenting ecological messages to children, the sounds and colour of Rio, and the creation of one of the most memorable character of the year that he thinks deserves a lot more credit (and rightfully so).
Fans of Gareth Evans’ previous bone crunching, face bashing, knife twisting, Indonesian action masterpiece The Raid will probably adore the fact that the ass kicking stakes have been raised considerably for the sequel. But hopefully they also appreciate the extra added effort to make a sequel that’s actually worth talking about beyond just the action sequences.
This week at The Bloor brings the hilarious, heartbreaking, and touching anti-rock doc crowd pleaser Mistaken for Strangers and the somewhat disappointing and frustrating historical mystery The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.
Matt Groening’s new animated Netflix series Disenchantment will feel satisfyingly familiar for fans of Futurama and The Simpsons, but the fantasy comedy risks becoming a drinking game of avoiding Thrones.