Sunday, December 27, 2015

Why the '80s were the best decade for movies

Wow, what a bold statement! You should probably read further to see why this guy would say something like that. Cuz that's crazy.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Why did In The Heart Of The Sea fail?

Here are a few reasons why no one seemed to like In The Heart Of The Sea and it didn't make any money. Numbered, but not ordered in any particular significance.

I chose this image because it's a big a flop.

1. Chris Hemsworth

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mini-review: Cartel Land (2015)

Perhaps the scariest, most effective thing about this documentary is the fact that not only does it not have an ending, but there appears to be none in sight.

Following a group of Mexican civilian vigilantes out to fight the drug cartels and corrupt government controlling their country, this film doesn't tell a story as much as it paints a picture: A bleak picture. I'm genuinely uncertain as to how much of the footage here was real and how much was staged, because there have been few films to put you so close to gunfire and chaos as this. The effect is both shocking, and in the strangest sense, a release. There's something almost cathartic about being able to vicariously let out your aggression through these people who have finally had enough of being strongarmed and forced into a life of fear and poverty. The corruption and evil these people have witnessed is almost too much to imagine, and to finally see people fighting back against an unjust system is a welcome sight...up to a point. You see, the film doesn't simply leave it at this. It digs deeper and raises questions on morality and justice. In a challenging moment, this group is confronted by an outside community of enraged civilians and we begin to find ourselves asking, in the end, are they doing more harm than they are good? For in many ways, when you fight fire with fire, you run the risk of burning everything to the ground. There are no easy answers, but the questions will linger in your mind long after the final shots are fired.

RATING: 8/10

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Man With The Screaming Brain - Review

Bruce Campbell. A man who, in the world of campy b-movie cheesiness, needs no introduction. This movie is what happens when you allow him to have complete creative control. How does it turn out? Well, it's kind of a bit of a mixed bag. By which I mean 90% of it is basically idiotic, unfocused crap, with a relative few jokes that actually land sort of splashed in between.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Things To Come

Miss me?

Cinemapocalypse was too clunky of a title. I felt too much pressure to be fresh and original. I want my old blog back.

Sooooo, get ready for a new top 50 countdown of my favorite cheesy, so-bad-that-they're-good campy-ass B-movies. I will also be starting writing more small reviews updating my lovely viewers on the movies and TV shows I've been watching. As always, with special focus on the movies of this year that I've seen. Once I get my desktop computer set up, I'll be back in business and ready to take on the world of film, one piece of garbage at a time. So let's get started.