Hello again my faithful deadites. My absence can be explained by my temporary petrification in order to wait out this embarrassing period in our world’s history. Sadly one of my wolves licked the stone off of me and I am forced to engage in this world during these dismal times. Luckily there’s still lots of media for me to indulge in while holed up in my lair. And this week I watched something so damn good I just have to share it with you.
Hello again mutant lovers, Lilith here with your latest X-Men movie review. I have to admit, I’ve been a little surprised about the lack of hype and advertisement coming up to this movie’s release. I saw it in the theaters this week, and here’s my review just for you!
Jurassic Park was one of those groundbreaking movies that changed the way we thought about movies. For those of us that were children when it came out, it blew us away and is forever ingrained in our minds. I can still remember being a ten year old pretending to be a raptor running around my front yard (and no, I am not ashamed of that). Then there was the Lost World, not as groundbreaking as Jurassic Park, but a good film none the less. Lastly was Jurassic Park 3, a movie that I admit I never watched, receiving mixed reviews and starting to forge away from a mixture of CGI and animatronics towards a more encompassing embracement of CGI. It’s been 14 years since that last installment, and Amblin Entertainment along with Legendary Pictures decided it was time to pursue another movie for this franchise, and got superstar Chris Pratt to play the lead. Here’s my spoiler filled review of an attempt at rebooting the Jurassic Park universe.
While I was a pitiful teenager and 20-something year old that couldn’t make it through The Grudge and then spent an entire week sleeping on the couch next to my parent’s bedroom after watching The Ring, I am proud to admit that I have become much more tolerant of horror movies these days, and in particular I seek out zombie-filled flicks for a good scare. But when I think back to my poor overly imaginative and terrorized young mind, there are certain films that I remember with fondness for their horror and macabre imagery. One such film that I wanted to spotlight for all my faithful followers this week is Dark City, a 1998 dark movie that I was surprised was listed as a neo-noir science fiction rather than outright horror. It’s quite a beautiful disaster of a film in my opinion, so continue on for more of my thoughts on this masterpiece (spoilers to follow).