Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) – Peter Hewitt

Two years after their Excellent Adventure, Bill S. Preston, esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) went on a Bogus Journey, the next title up in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies, because of a little character by the name of Death (William Sadler). Though the climax of the film rewrites some of…

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) – Stephen Herek

Coming up pretty soon in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book is the most triumphant sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, coming under the Faces of Death subheading in the chapter on the Devil’s Work, so I thought this would be a most opportune time to revisit the original Excellent Adventure starring Alex Winter…

The Lost Boys (1987) – Joel Schumacher

My trio of favorite vampire films is now complete with the viewing of 1987’s The Lost Boys. If Fright Night got me into horror movies, and Near Dark showed me how violent and bloody vampires could be, then The Lost Boys showed me how cool vampires could be (and how awesome the occasional vampire hunters…

Hot Docs 2015: Deep Web – Alex Winter

  Planetary may have been the most important film at the festival in terms of our species and its relation with our tender planet, but Alex Winter’s documentary, Deep Web, brings to the screen the topical, and argumentative subject of internet privacy. The digital frontier is turning into the latest battleground, a wild west shootout,…

Trailer Tracks: The Lost Boys (1987) – Joel Schumacher

Before he ruined Batman, Joel Schumacher made this incredibly fun vampire movie with a great cast including Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes and Alex Winter…