Good horror movies seem to be a rarity these days. All too often the movie industry pumps out recycled rubbish that usually fails to deliver on its promise. So why is it so hard to deliver a good scream?
Overall, I enjoyed the movie, which to me seemed to be more the story of Eggsy’s journey to become the person he might have been had his father lived and his mother’s self-respect and self-worth hadn’t vanished in her grief at losing her husband rather than one of a highly secret organization trying to save the world from a billionaire megalomaniac.
I am and remain a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. Right now is a great time to be a Holmes fan, since we’re getting so many visual variations of the great detective at the movies and on TV, as well as representation in books (shameless plug: I’m in a cool Holmes anthology, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, out now).
Slice of SciFi movie critics Noah Richman and Daren Gulsvig needed time — days worth of time — to digest the cerebral, emotional, logical and imaginational impact of Interstellar. At 3+ hours long, it was a lot to take in and our reporters don’t see eye to eye on the success of Christopher Nolan’s epic ride.
“Star Wars: Tarkin” answers the troubling question of how a young lad born and raised by a prominent family on one of the outer rim planets (Eriadu), places normally reserved as breeding grounds for rebels, thieves, gangster thugs (the Hutts), hijackers and smugglers (Han Solo) could produce a man like Wilhuff Tarkin who would rise to the Empirical rank of Grand Moff.
True Confession: I don’t know much about the comic and have never read it, but I’m a total animation fangirl of the highest order, so it’s animated, I figured I kind of wanted to see it. But what interested me the most was that the hubs was interested in the movie. We have no little kids around at the moment, so him wanting to see an animated movie (one of my areas of, as stated, major fangirl interest, but not his) was a little shocking.
Him liking it as much as I did was more so.