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The Blair Witch Project is one of those movies that has an established place in the annals of horror and to a lesser degree in film history. While not the creator of the found footage genre (Cannibal Holocaust probably earns that credit) it did bring it into mainstream use so that we have horror movies like Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield REC or VHS and in broader genre movies such as Chronicle or Project X. It is also considered by many to have been the first viral internet phenomenon used to promote a movie.
Yet for me is was the fears it tapped into. A shoe-string budget meant the scares were implied, suggested and was more about the loss of one’s sanity as they were overcome with fear. Returning to the source material after a long break seems like a great idea and for the large part The Blair Witch succeeds in scaring us in the most brutal of ways, yet in a year of stellar scary movies, how will it stack up? Find out in our review.
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The things that scare us are often the simplest of things: A creak in an empty house, the dark, isolation, the fear of someone violating our safe places all unnerve us. The movies that scare us however rarely rely on those most ordinary of things rather relying on the supernatural or the truly diabolical evils of the human heart. Don’t Breathe falls firmly within the category of 'ordinary' thrillers and I don’t mean that as a negative just that there isn't a ghost in site and that is a good thing. It is thick with atmosphere, thrill and a sense of torturous fun. Find out how it achieves that all in our review.Add a comment
A little confession for you all, I don’t really like writing up movies that are bad. I don’t see my mission as a blogger/critic/ rambling person on the internet as someone who saves you from bad movies. I want to celebrate. In an ideal world, I would just like to write about the movies I love and let this whole entertainment democracy thing just be a celebration of “the good stuff.” So I struggle to write the bad stuff up, to pile on where many others have gone before. It’s easy to see that the DC Comic brand has taken quite a beating this year and most that seems to fall at the feet of director Zack Snyder and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Still, DC and Warner Bros had another bullet in the chamber of their gun and that was Suicide Squad. The trailers were bright and clever with an absolutely killer soundtrack, the Joker was back, the cast was huge and it seemed like redemption was in sight. We were wrong to get out hopes up, the Suicide Squad can’t save anyone, let alone their own movie. Find out more in our review.Add a comment
It’s coming up to 50th Anniversary of Star Trek and after so many years it becomes hard to define exactly what the fiction means to any one person. For many Star Trek is about exploration and deep science fiction dilemmas and yet for others it was the joke about the nerd in the room. This was of course until JJ Abrams made it cool again. Taking the loveable characters from the original series and casting new actor, moving away from the sci-fi and more towards the adventure akin to Star Wars. While these newer movies have felt fresh they haven’t exactly set the world on fire especially for older fans. This being especially true of Star Trek: Into Darkness. The good news is Star Trek Beyond is a more confident and interesting film than its predecessor. The not so good news it still is very familiar territory. Find out whether it’s work your time in our review.Add a comment