Movies

Beyond the grave: what’s next for the horror reboot?

After Halloween’s record-breaking haul, Hollywood is set to look to the past to bring back horror’s most feared villains https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/23/halloween-horror-reboots-upcoming-pet-sematary-it?CMP=twt_a-film_b-gdnfilm

Books, Movies

Book Review: True Indie: Life and Death in Film Making – Author Don Coscarelli

  I review the new memoir from the director of such cult classics as Phantasm, The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho Tep, and John Dies at the end. https://horrornews.net/136798/book-review-true-indie-life-death-film-making-author-don-coscarelli/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Movies

Report from Beyond Fest 2018

Los Angeles’s biggest genre festival, Beyond Fest, just wrapped its sixth and most ambitious program. Heads were exploded, minds were melted, and a bloody good time was had by all. Here is a small sampling of what I watched over the last two weeks. https://crookedmarquee.com/report-from-beyond-fest-2018/

Movies

Keanu and Winona 4ever: on-screen couples who keep getting back together

The release of romcom Destination Wedding marks the third time that the pair have paired up, the latest in a long line of reunited big-screen couples https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/29/keanu-and-winona-4ever-on-screen-couples-who-keep-getting-back-together

Movies

Who should direct the Donald Trump biopic?

After Dan Rather tweeted out a suggestion that Martin Scorsese should take charge of Trump: The Movie, here’s a look at who else could capture the life of the president. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/27/donald-trump-biopic-who-should-direct

Movies

No rights allowed: the strange world of unofficial movie sequels

With the release of Unbroken: Path to Redemption an odd history of unsanctioned sequels, from Never Say Never Again to Titanic II emerges   https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/24/unbroken-path-to-redemption-unofficial-movie-sequels

Movies

Lights, camera, automation: should robots replace human actors?

American History X director Tony Kaye has revealed that his next film will star an AI actor, a groundbreaking move but one that fits in with a history of transhumanism on screen   https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/16/tony-kaye-sam-khoze-2nd-born-robot-actors

Movies

From box office to Oval Office: can a film ever lead to political change?

As America heads toward the midterm elections, Spike Lee, Michael Moore and Dinesh D’Souza all hope their films will have a profound effect on voters https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/14/spike-lee-michael-moore-dinesh-dsouza-can-a-film-change-politics