Tag Archives: Jane Levy

Don’t Breathe – Brisk Efficient Thriller Turns Sour!

DontBreathe_1sheet_1381x935-1_rgb

Don’t Breathe is the second film from Fede Alvarez, the man who directed the lean, underrated Evil Dead remake – so you know it’s going to be rife with twists, turns and bloody scares.

What you might not expect is the way it crosses some lines in the final act – one that makes sense for the situation and one that goes way too far. Remove the second crossing of lines and you have a Grade A thriller, but with it, it manages – through muscular direction and solid performances – to avoid dropping into mediocrity.

Continue reading Don’t Breathe – Brisk Efficient Thriller Turns Sour!

Totally Absurd & Absurdly Fun Trailer: Monster Trucks!

Monster Trucks 1

Monster Trucks is the story of a boy and his homemade, monster-powered monster truck. The first trailer has dropped and it both completely ludicrous and ludicrously entertaining.

See for yourself after the break. Monster Trucks stars Lucas Till and will be in theaters in January 2017.

Continue reading Totally Absurd & Absurdly Fun Trailer: Monster Trucks!

Evil Dead – Pretty Groovy!

1160932 - Evil Dead

Remakes tend to be awful – not always, but most of the time – and yet, hope lives eternal. Evil Dead not only had the stamp of approval from the original film’s creators, they also produced it – so there was some cause for hope. Of course, it also followed Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the woods – a complete deconstruction of the genre. In a sense, then, Evil Dead is a reconstruction of the genre and y’know what? For the most part, it works.

Continue reading Evil Dead – Pretty Groovy!