Gerald’s Game (2017) – Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan delivered his first Stephen King adaptation with Gerald’s Game, and it’s a fantastic nerve-shredding examination of self, secrets, and survival. Jessie (Carla Gugino) and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) head to their remote lake house to work on their relationship, after years of marriage things have gotten a little tired and stale, and they plan…

Before I Wake (2016) – Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan’s next film, which he co-wrote with Jeff Howard, was Before I Wake. Leaving behind the real-world terrors he visited in Hush, he delves into more supernatural territory and family drama, a realm in which he truly excels. This time out, we are introduced to Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark Hobson (Thomas Jane) a…

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) – Jack Sholder

One year after Wes Craven changed the horror genre (again) with the introduction of the dream stalker, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), New Line Cinema delivered the first follow-up sequel. All of the Nightmare sequels can be hit or miss, with the third one arguably the best of the bunch. And while the film was successful…

Cliffhanger (1993) – Renny Harlin

Somehow I feel this actioner from the early 90s doesn’t get enough love. In fact I think it can honestly be looked at and said it has improved with age, while some 90s action flicks should be better left forgotten. Directed by Renny Harlin, who had two big successes already at the time, Nightmare on…

Toy Story 2 (1999) – Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon, and John Lasseter

The Movie Book from DK Canada continues to entertain, and it’s next big recommendation was Toy Story, which I’ve previously covered off, but I was delighted to see that on the What Else To Watch list there were other Pixar films that were primed for a re-watch. So I threw in the blu-ray and settled…

Barn Wedding (2014) – Shaun Benson

  The Canadian Film Fest continues at 9:30 tonight at the Royal Cinema on College St with Barn Wedding, directed by Shaun Benson, and written by our friend Kelly McCormack. The short before it, Job Interview, directed by Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll and Tim Moore features a rather funny, and sometimes uncomfortable interview where all one’s past mistakes come…

Who Killed Jessie? (1966) – Vaclav Vorlicek

The 101 Sci-Fi movies has brought me this unexpected treasure. This is a wacky 60s sci-fi romp that is just an absolutely hoot, verging on madcap hilarityof the Blake Edwards variety. Jessie (Olga Schoberova) is a busty, brainy, blonde beauty (how’s that for alliteration?) who has created a pair of anti-gravity gloves, unfortunately she’s consatantly being…

Monsters University – Teaser Trailer

Yes, I am very excited for Pixar’s Brave, I’m hoping my favorite studio pulls another winner out of their hat, and I can push Cars 2 out of my most recent Pixar memories (sorry folks, not your best work). And although I have no doubt I will love it – we finally get a full-on…