Tag: comedy

FANTASIA 2020 REVIEW: SPECIAL ACTORS

Wow wow wow. Shin’ichirô Ueda’s follow up to ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is fantastic! SPECIAL ACTORS has all the charm and comedy of DEAD, and while OCOTD was a love letter to indie filmmaking, ACTORS is an equally compelling love letter to performers.  Aspiring actor Kazuto (Kazuto Osawa) has a major problem standing in

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TUSK

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} A horror movie from Kevin Smith? Based on one of his smodcasts? About a guy who lures unsuspecting victims to his home in order to turn them into … walruses? Yup. Tusk is all of those things. And while the premise IS ridiculous, the first two-thirds are actually pretty terrifying,

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You’re Next

  {Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  Contrary to its “EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS SCARY” trailer, You’re Next is packed with quite a bit of fun. Sure, there are elements of scariness, but the best thing about this splatter-fest is that it’s infused with a lot of clever moments. For example, taking the basic “trapped in a remote location”

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Interview: Cockneys Vs Zombies director Matthias Hoene

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  One of the most fun films I saw at SIFF this year was the Adventure/Horror film Cockneys Vs. Zombies, and I got to sit down and talk to Director Matthias Hoene (my people!) about the making of the film, which was REALLY AWESOME. Really, really, really awesome. Like, I could talk to this

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The People Under the Stairs

Another Wes Craven entry for 31 Horror films this October: The People Under the Stairs!  Here’s the thing about The People Under the Stairs: when I first saw it in the theater, I was so disappointed because I thought it was TERRIBLE. But since then, I’ve recognized that it actually swings right past terrible into

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