Dystopia & Horror

  • Movie Review – Doctor Sleep I’ll admit to being a bit dubious about coming to see this. Be honest… Did you think The Shining needed a sequel? Or worse still, something that just seemed to be using the name to attract bums on seats? In my defense, I know nothing about the alternative comic book ...
  • Movie Review – Motherless Brooklyn   It seems clear a lot of critics like this movie. I’ll go along with this to an extent — it’s clearly a labor of love for Edward Norton, who not only managed every aspect of the film and starred in it, but did some excellent research on the mental illness ...
  • Ranking the Terminator Movies Well, cool, I just rewatched the entire run of Terminator movies and realized it will be easier to rank them in order of greatness than I thought. For each movie (I’ll get to the TV show later), the best to worst go in order of first to last created. That ...
  • Movie Review – Countdown   Countdown was a fun little flick. I enjoyed it — there were some scare moments balanced with just enough humor to add to its overall balance. In today’s world, we are all attached to our phones. They’ve become an extension of our hands. In Countdown, they become your own personal countdown ...
  • Movie Review – The Lighthouse   It’s no secret I have issues with A24 productions. I have seen them all. I go in with an open mind — and every time but twice I’ve hated them. Spring Breakers and Tusk get a free pass; those entertained me. When I saw the trailers for The Lighthouse, I was ...
  • In Defense of Terminator 3 Terminator: Dark Fate opens this week.  It’s the sixth movie in the Terminator franchise.  However, it is the official sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day…which basically invalidates Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, one of my favorite entries in the entire franchise. Billy Crystal once joked that Arnold Schwarzenegger signed on ...
  • Movie Review – Zombieland: Double Tap Zombieland: Double Tap wasn’t great, but it was better than I expected and certainly satisfying. I’m happy to say that Double Tap avoids the typical disappointment from sequels that were added on to a successful movie as a money grab. #ZL2 has the same charm and wit as the original. I’m ...
  • Rules to Survive in ZombieLand Here are the rules presented on the big screen in 2009’s Zombieland, one of the two greatest Rom-Com-Zom movies ever made. (Just so you don’t have to guess, the other is Shaun of the Dead.) With Zombieland 2: Double Tap coming out, RunPee thought a refresher on zombie survival rules was in ...
  • Best Zombie Movies Ever Zombieland 2: Double Tap opens this week and I have a feeling I’m not the only one hungry for Twinkies.  It’s been ten years since the first Zombieland and if the sequel does well, they’re talking about making a third one in another ten years.  In case you need more ...
  • The Essential Will Smith   Gemini Man opens October 11.  The name Will Smith has become synonymous with  sci-fi action films.  Smith has had a long and varied career, even if his genre roles are my favorite.  I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid.  Somewhere I have a Soundtracks cassette of ...
  • Movie Review – It Chapter Two   I’ve got so much to say about It Chapter Two, I’m not usually one for long reviews, but this one calls for it. Here we go… Let’s start off on a positive note. The beginning absolutely captivated me. I loved how each of the Losers were contacted and asked to come back ...
  • Who is Who in IT – Chapter 2 IT: Chapter 2 opens this week, promising bigger scares and more blood than the first part.  (Is that even possible?)  If you’re like me, you haven’t visited these Stephen King characters since the first IT movie came out two years ago. IMPORTANT: IT Chapter 2 is almost 3 hours long…you’re going ...
  • Movie Review – The Matrix   After reading RunPee Dan’s amazing retrospective on “The Matrix After 20 Years“, I’m a little intimidated to try and pen my own review. He’s RunPee’s resident Matrix EXPERT. And I don’t say that lightly. Uber. Fan. I especially get nervous trying to do justice to classic A+ level films. But I ...
  • How to Avoid Being Eaten by a Shark In a Shark Movie (or real life) Like shark movies? Ever wonder WHY we enjoy these monster/disaster/fish bait movies so much? I wonder that myself. It’s not like they’re teaching us how to avoid being eaten alive, hunted like prey, or anything useful. So here’s the top ten ways to avoid becoming “chummy” with the sharks. (Get it? ...
  • Movie Review – Ready or Not Ready Or Not, here I come with my review. This was an awesome movie. I had so much fun watching it, just like playing hide and seek when I was a kid…kind of…we didn’t have all the cool weapons and no one ever died. I loved the originality. I’m trying to think ...
  • All the Problems with the Movie “It” With It Chapter 2 coming out September 6th I decided to rewatch the first chapter. But I never like doing regular reviews, so instead of singing this movie’s praises, how about we take a look at the flaws? Now to preface this, I say you should absolutely watch It Chapter ...
  • Preview Movie Review – Bad CGI Sharks RunPee was fortunate enough to secure a screener movie to review during our infamous, annual Shark Binge (which consists of just me, but I do this every year in the summer until even I get sharked out.) Bad CGI Sharks is a strange beast (pun incidental). In spite of the “bad” ...
  • First View Movie Review – Jaws 2 There really isn’t much to say about Jaws 2, from which I expected a little bit more, being the only other “Jaws” film said to be worth watching. I got the chance to finally catch it last night. (RunPee is on a bit of a Shark Movie Binge.) The original Jaws ...
  • Movie Review – 47 Meters Down: Uncaged I watched a lot of shark movies recently to get excited for 47 Meters Down 2. Almost all of them were a good time. Plus, I really liked the original 47 Meters Down. But this sequel is dreadful. I can’t even begin to tell you just how bad this movie is. Basically, ...
  • More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Urban Legends (that might be true) Guillermo del Toro’s new movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — an adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s book series — haunts theaters this week. I didn’t read the books growing up as a child. I was too much of a scaredy cat. But then I studied collections of Urban Legends by ...
  • Deep Blue Sea – First View Movie Review (With YouTube Clips) I just watched 1999s Deep Blue Sea for the first time, during Shark Week 2019. DBS is sort of like Jurassic World if the Mosasaurus started hunting the lab techs. With some Samuel L Jackson on the side — although someone else got his famous line. And there’s a nod ...
  • Movie Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark thoroughly entertained my 6 year old granddaughter. I found myself slightly bored. For starters, I was expecting a more mature horror movie based on the previews I saw. I didn’t realize that it was from a series of books written in the 1980’s. I ...
  • Tears in the Rain – RIP to Icon Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer sadly passed away July 19th, 2019. Hauer was a character actor best known for genre films.  His most famous and beloved role was the replicant (a type of cyborg) Roy Batty in the 1982 movie Blade Runner.  If Hauer had done nothing else, he would still be fondly ...
  • Movie Review – Crawl Due to a terrible mistake made by myself on opening night, I had to go back today and watch Crawl all over again. It didn’t get any better the second time around. I have lived in Florida for a number of years now and can empathize with the two characters in ...
  • First-View Movie Review – 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down is a surprisingly decent shark movie. And it’s not even that scary – the horror level was low (and I’m a horror scaredy-cat, so trust me). What 47 Meters Down had going for it was a unique shark premise, and a gripping survival element. While the girls ...

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