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by Remo D
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2021 Movie Viewing Log
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: 2021 Movie Viewing Log

By the way, I DID go back and update my "2020 in review" post... 1/1: SATURDAY THE 14TH (on-demand) THE HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE (Blu-Ray) 1/2: OCTOPUSSY (Blu-Ray) A VIEW TO A KILL (Blu-Ray) THE LEECH WOMAN (TV) 1/3: DISCO ROJO (DVD-R) THE BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (Blu-Ray) 1/9: THE LIV...
by Remo D
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2020 in review
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

Re: 2020 in review

So... 2020 decided to end the movie-going year for me shortly after I wrote this. And I can't adapt to reviewing direct-to-streaming movies the same way I did theatrical releases. Sorry, folks--I'm at home. People walk in. People talk. Phones ring, interrupt and annoy. I can't re-create the theatric...
by Remo D
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2020 in review
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

2020 in review

The movie year 2020 started off with something that was advertised as beginning at 11AM. And the traditional “pre-show” kicked off in its new order. We used to get the Cinemark “enjoy the show” ad JUST before the feature started. Now we get it first. And the popcorn tumbles down... and then the out-...
by Remo D
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2020 Movie Viewing Log
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: 2020 Movie Viewing Log

1/1 (stroke of midnight): ARNOLD (DVD-R) 1/4: THE GRUDGE (2020--theatre) IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (TV) THE FANATIC (on-demand) 1/5: JUMANJI--THE NEXT LEVEL (theatre) MURDER BY DEATH (DVD) 1/8: CATCH-22 (on-demand) 1/9: COLD TURKEY (on-demand) 1/12: UNDERWATER (theatre) 1/18: 1917 (theatre) THE FLY (...
by Remo D
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2019 in review
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

2019 in review

Wow... I normally wait a couple of days to collect my notes and thoughts before I dive in, but I have to go back to work tomorrow and I've got quite a bit on my plate besides that, so there's no time like the present! By and large I found the horror output of 2019 (and I'm still keeping it in the re...
by Remo D
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Re: Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

Brandy deserves a special award. The film was amazing and I look forward to discussing it in greater detail once we've had sufficient spoiler time...
by Remo D
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Midsommar
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Midsommar

I heartily concur. This one had me cringing before anything nasty actually happened. One can say WICKER MAN all one wants, but that does NOT substitute for viewing the actual film.
by Remo D
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2018 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: 2018 in review

And less than an hour after I post this recap with multiple DEATH WISH references, I see that original DEATH WISH author Brian Garfield has passed away. Wow.
by Remo D
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: 2018 in review
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

2018 in review

Thanks to various personal issues, I'm a bit behind in my annual recap duties. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain the tradition for years to come, but no promises. It would be a shame to leave it here, because 2018 was one of the most AMBITIOUS years for horror films in my memory. So many films aspi...
by Remo D
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2019 Movie Viewing Log
Replies: 2
Views: 2772

Re: 2019 Movie Viewing Log

1/1 (stroke of midnight): THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT (on-demand) 1/2: PANIC (YouTube) 1/5: ESCAPE ROOM (theatre) 1/6: THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH (Blu-Ray) 1/13: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (DVD) 1/19: GLASS (theatre) 1/20: MEXICAN HAYRIDE (DVD) 1/26: STAN & OLLIE (theatre) 1/27: AFRICA SCR...
by Remo D
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Post-holiday ketchup
Replies: 0
Views: 1623

Post-holiday ketchup

"Christmas" movie roundup doesn't contain a single "Christmas" movie, but still... SPIDER-MAN--INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE: We should have had this instead of the Andrew Garfield movies (especially the second one). A thoroughly entertaining blend of the exciting and the absurd and a fi...
by Remo D
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Suspiria (remake)
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: Suspiria (remake)

Don't freaking miss OVERLORD.
by Remo D
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Suspiria (remake)
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Suspiria (remake)

So... the new SUSPIRIA is guaranteed at least one more week's play at the arthouse. I'm not sure whether I should be surprised... it's the average chance you take between a "prestige" director and near-zero box office. But now that we've all at least had the CHANCE to see it? I'll speak a ...
by Remo D
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: The Nun
Replies: 0
Views: 1618

The Nun

While I continue to provide in-depth video reviews for those publications that request them (such as SCREEM), I've had precious little time or patience to review contemporary theatrical releases on-line for quite a while (I have no desire to be passed through a series of filters in order to determin...
by Remo D
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Revenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Re: Revenge

Es muy realistica? No... es muy SURREALISTICA...
by Remo D
Fri May 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Revenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Revenge

Even though I've eased myself out of feature reviews (print magazines excepted) these days, once in a while I have to make an exception when I find a film particularly provocative, troubling or part of a much bigger picture I've covered in the past. REVENGE (frankly, one of too many films to use tha...
by Remo D
Thu May 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: ISLE, INFINITY, NEVER, 1945, REVENGE, BAD
Replies: 0
Views: 1666

Ketchup: ISLE, INFINITY, NEVER, 1945, REVENGE, BAD

I've been seeing quite a few extremely grim films lately (but as usual, that's my own fault). Luckily, ISLE OF DOGS was there to reaffirm some much needed sentiment. Wes Anderson managed to turn a simple "boy and his dog" story into a genuine animated Japanese samurai epic and it's simply ...
by Remo D
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: THOROUGHBREDS, STRANGERS, HURRICANE, GRINGO
Replies: 0
Views: 2170

Ketchup: THOROUGHBREDS, STRANGERS, HURRICANE, GRINGO

THOROUGHBREDS is oversold as a HEATHERS-type black comedy, but there's truly nothing funny going on here: just the squirms resulting from passive acceptance of what should come as traumatic shock. Olivia Cooke (THE QUIET ONES) is the thoroughly disaffected Amanda, and Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH) is ...
by Remo D
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Death Wish (remake)
Replies: 0
Views: 2503

Death Wish (remake)

So... NOT nominated for an Oscar next year is this doomed Eli Roth remake. Delayed once because of the Vegas shooting. NOT delayed after the Florida shooting because ultimately the show must go on. And prematurely shot down (pun intended) by the fans of the Charles Bronson original and its cult sequ...
by Remo D
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2018 Movie Viewing Log
Replies: 2
Views: 4033

Re: 2018 Movie Viewing Log

1/1 (stroke of midnight): HERCULES IN NEW YORK (DVD) 1/2: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (DVD) 1/3: A DAY AT THE RACES (DVD) 1/4: ROOM SERVICE (DVD) 1/5: AT THE CIRCUS (DVD) LIQUID SKY (Blu-Ray) 1/6: I, TONYA (theatre) GO WEST (DVD) DIVA (DVD) 1/7: INSIDIOUS--THE LAST KEY (theatre) THE BIG STORE (DVD) A NIGHT...
by Remo D
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Horrornews Archive
Topic: 2017 in review
Replies: 0
Views: 2084

2017 in review

So... here we are again, but with one rather profound difference. You may or may not have noticed that I stopped posting individual movie reviews on-line about halfway through the year. In other news, this also applies to my individual reviews of theatrical productions. The reasons are many, the rea...
by Remo D
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: CHRISTMAS, DISASTER, THELMA
Replies: 0
Views: 2059

Ketchup: CHRISTMAS, DISASTER, THELMA

Okay... you may or may not have noticed that I've all but called a halt to reviewing (save for publication). I'll get more into that when I provide my year's-end wrap-up (which I have NOT called a halt to). But a few big screen titles I caught recently struck me on a personal level and I'd at least ...
by Remo D
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Horrornews
Topic: Ketchup: WISH UPON, THE BEGUILED
Replies: 0
Views: 2399

Ketchup: WISH UPON, THE BEGUILED

WISH UPON: Then there was the film I was prepared to completely dismiss out of hand because it was a formula PG-13 high school horror story. I saw it anyway (because that’s what I do). Well... I don’t think I actually knocked the film publicly in advance, but if I did, I owe somebody an apology, bec...
by Remo D
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Ketchup: SPIDEY, HOURS, APES
Replies: 0
Views: 2302

Ketchup: SPIDEY, HOURS, APES

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... there are no longer sufficient hours in the day or days in the week for me to sit down and give full reviews to the movies and plays I attend. But it’s equally difficult to simply up and quit after so many years of doing just that. And I’ve let no less th...
by Remo D
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: The Beaten Track
Topic: Baby Driver
Replies: 1
Views: 2291

Baby Driver

Okay... meat and potatoes premise. "Baby" (Ansel Elgort) is the best getaway driver since Ryan O'Neal and Ryan Gosling, and he thinks that "one last job" will get him out from under the thumb of crime boss Kevin Spacey. Nothing new here. Gimmick. Baby has tinnitus (and plenty of ...