(2018) A Quiet Place

This film is getting quite a bit of praise from critics and fans alike but what the score on iMDB won’t show you is how many people are bursting blood vessels trying to vocalize their complaints.

I think this is the first sci-fi horror film that made me realize how unwelcoming sci-fi fans really are. I’ve never heard more complaints about a great film, most of them remarking over hypothetical situations and critiquing information that doesn’t even exist in the confines of the film. “This is so unrealistic. Why don’t they just do this? The problem could have easily been solved with this.”

This heavy sci-fi critiquing is an infuriating way to look at this film because it’s not even about anything other than a family simply trying to survive. Just like anyone, part of that survival is through trial and error. Sci-fi fans want realism but are incapable of accepting the fact that humans are imperfect and will occasionally push logic to the wayside in favor of impulse.

I’m in no way saying the characters in this film are stupid of act insensibly. Watching them behave is one of the most suspenseful aspects to the film. They do almost everything as carefully as possible but the rules of this universe don’t allow for any slip-ups.

I’m completely blows away by every aspect of this film. John and Emily not only have exceptional on-screen chemistry (obviously) but are both individually world-class actors. Even the deaf character Regan played by Millicent Simmonds, whose deaf in real life, ads so much realism to her character.

Go see it. It’s undoudabtlay one of the best films of 2018, calling it now.



(1941) The Wolf Man

I’ve actually seen a lot of Lon Chaney playing The Wolf Man but surprisingly never in the original film. It’s definitely a classic though.

My usual praises for the universal classics apply here. It’s fast paced and trimmed up. These stories have a simple message but clearly set in motion decades of inspired sequels and directly influenced work.


(2018) Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

Lmao I’m pretty sure this was filmed in the desert. It’s not unwatchable by any means, I think it fits nicely in the series which, let’s be honest, is a guilty pleasure.

Not that I feel guilty liking Tremors, just like, yeah. You know what the fuck I’m trying to say. It’s terrible but awesome.

The premise to this particular entry is so retarded, it’s great.


(1954) Godzilla

This is really just such a classic monster movie and one that definitely seems to take inspiration from earlier predecessors like King Kong. It of course has the advantage of a few decades on that film but a lot of the same style of effects/miniature sets are used and in general, somehow seems to lack any of the goofy shots that these films usually contain.

It’s a really crisp and concise story and yeah, essential monster movie man. Godzilla rocks, go watch it.


(2018) Deep Blue Sea 2

As my girlfriend pointed out, the most hilarious thing about this movie is the fact that it’s a sequel to a decade old, already shitty film that no one asked for.

This movie definitely dips its toes in the so-bad-it’s-good territory but only if you’re half paying attention.

It’s pretty awful.


(2003) Willard

The saga of Willard and Ben finally gets the treatment it deserves with Willard. It’s darkly whimsical, fluid, and engaging. Not to mention, a legendary performance by Crispin Glover.

It also just looks fantastic. The production is super tight and the memorably impressive visuals, inspired by the original, are elevated tenfold.

I loved it, fantastic film and I’m just in disbelief with Crispin Glover. He fucking killed this role.


(1972) Ben

I’m OBSESSED. I mean sure, the movie totally sucks but again, just like Willard, it’s also awesome.

The first thing I have to mention is just how fucking ridiculous this little kid is. Just the scenes where he’s singing are worth the watch alone. It’s truthfully not a terrible performance from a child actor but again, it’s also the worst performance of all time.

Oh my god, the “Ben’s Song” by Michael Jackson. I actually seized up when it started playing.

I love it.