Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mom and Dad (2018)

Running Time: 1hr 23min
Release Date: Jan 19, 2018
Written/Directed by: Brian Taylor

Review by: Stacey

When a movie immediately starts off with the implied death by train of an infant, you know you've stumbled on something wild.  It's not every day that you get to see a movie with Nic Cage intentionally acting insane because that's what his role calls for; and it's not too often that we get to see a movie where the parents are the ones going psycho and killing their children.  Mom and Dad ticked off a lot of boxes for me in terms of fun and silly.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Open House (2018)

Running Time: 1hr 34min
Release Date: Jan 19, 2018
Written/Directed by: Matt Angel/Suzanne Coote

Review by: Stacey

If you've been reading my reviews for a while now, you probably know that I never try to dissuade anyone from watching a movie, no matter how much I dislike it, so I usually follow that myself when someone tells me not to watch a movie; I like to form my own opinions, y'know?  This time though, I probably should have heeded everyone's warnings abut Netflix original The Open House.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Videodrome (1983)

Running Time: 1hr 27min
Release Date: Feb 4, 1983
Written/Directed by: David Cronenberg

Review by: Stacey

"Long Live The New Flesh!"

There's probably a lot to unpack about Cronenberg's eerily prophetic sci-fi-ish horror flick, Videodrome, when it comes to society and mass media but honestly I feel like I wouldn't be saying anything that hasn't already been waxed over by other sources.  I can, however, attest to the fact that Cronenberg was definitely on to something (whether he thought his ideas would ever actually come to fruition or not) with mass media/technology/reality tv becoming something that almost rules our lives these days.