Not including the ones already in the planning stages, such as Annie, Dirty Dancing, Evil Dead, My Fair Lady, and Point Break…
Evil Dead vs. Highlander. In claymation. Groovy.
Prepare for Cabin in the Woods by rewatching this classic…
“When you’ve just emptied two barrels of a shotgun into the head of your favorite bartender, it’s a pretty good bet that happy hour’s over.”
Every week my browser gets cluttered up with tabs for stuff that I stumble across and figure I might be able to use as a Question of the Day or a WTF Thought for the Day or grist for some other post…
By Lee Hardcastle:
Why do slasher movies make us laugh in the instant after we jump and scream? When comedy works, it’s for the same reason that horror does: It surprises us, and laughter and screams emanate from that same primitive lizard part of our brains, one that reacts before we can think.
Bruce Campbell makes me laugh just looking at him. Just thinking about him. But I never thought he’d almost make me cry. And I certainly never thought he’d almost make me cry in a movie called *Bubba Ho-Tep,* which is the funniest title of the year, hands down, except for *Gigli.* It’s not the funniest movie of the year, but, rather surprisingly for a movie called *Bubba Ho-Tep,* it’s not trying to be the funniest movie of the year.
Make no mistake — Ben-Hur is not great art. But it is great fun. Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a contemporary of Jesus, is a Jewish prince in Roman-ruled Judea newly reunited with his boyhood friend Messala (Stephen Boyd). Messala, a Roman, has just returned from the empire’s capital to reign as tribune, a sort of lieutenant governor, of Judea. These old pals now find themselves separated by politics — one is the ruler, the other the ruled.
I’ve raved over Bill Paxton before, and I’m gonna do it again now. Paxton is one of American film’s finest and most underappreciated actors — a fact obscured by his own supremely subtle talent. A Simple Plan, an outstanding film and an instant classic, should finally bring him the recognition he deserves.