Hello, all! I haven’t had any time to watch horror movies lately (to my greatest despair), but luckily I remembered that I hadn’t yet written about the last horror movie I did watch, which is Brad Anderson’s chilling asylum horror Session 9. Warning: if you have a fear of chairs, stop reading now.
Hello, all! I watched The Revenant yesterday and I must say, that bear deserves an Oscar (and Leo too, of course). I’ll probably write a review when I’ve had some time to think about the movie, and Tom Hardy’s fantastic grunt-speak, a little more, but now I want to talk about something semi-important: celebrity shaming.
Hello, all! Yesterday I had a weird desire to watch not one, but two versions of V.C Andrew’s teen classic Flowers in the Attic. They were the trashiest, funniest movies I’ve seen in quite a while, so I think it was three hours very well spent.
A continuing segment in which Lily, intrepid blogger, goes head to head with the most dastardly of foes: Rotten Tomatoes. Group-think be damned! In this segment, we look at the lauded David Robert Mitchell movie It Follows starring Maika Monroe. Who will win? Hint: it’s Lily.
Rotten Tomatoes Consensus: Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels — and leaves a lingering sting. Score: 97%
Hello, all! I didn’t think I’d ever have to start off a post with a heartfelt goodbye for Alan Rickman, but then again, I didn’t think that Alan Rickman had cancer. What the hell, cancer? First David Bowie, then Alan Rickman? That’s not fair. That’s not right. The worst thing about the death of an iconic actor is that their movies are forever changed. I know that whenever I see Phillip Seymour Hoffman in a movie, I always feel a little prick of grief when I remember that he’ll never bring his talent to another project again. That’s how I’ll feel now every time I watch the Harry Potter movies or Sense and Sensibility. A flash of joy when Alan Rickman appears upon the screen, followed by that horrible, horrible remembrance that he now only exists as a character in a movie. In that sense, he’s become immortal.
A continuing segment in which Lily, intrepid blogger, goes head to head with the most dastardly of foes: Rotten Tomatoes. Group-think be damned! In this segment, we look at the new David O. Russell movie Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence. Who will win? Hint: it’s Lily.
Rotten Tomatoes Consensus: Joy is anchored by a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, although director David O. Russell’s uncertain approach to its fascinating fact-based tale only sporadically sparks bursts of the titular emotion. Score: 58%
Hello, all! I’ve been so wrapped up in Christmas that I barely had time to watch more than four movies! I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens yesterday and while I thought it was really awesome, I don’t feel that I have the proper authority to write a post about the film. So instead, I’ll write about what I do know, and that is horror movies! I do apologize, this blog has really turned into something of a horror fest. But anyways, one of the other four movies I watched on Christmas was Goodnight Mommy and boy, was that something. Here’s the trailer, if you’re unacquainted:
Hello, all! Today I watched a lovely movie called The Hills Have Eyes, and while it didn’t inspire me to write an entire post about the movie, it did lead me to another subject: babies. They feature pretty heavily in horror movies and more often than not are the subject of the scares. The entire opening sequence of American Horror Story: Murder House is dead babies. Ghostly baby dolls, demon babies, eraserhead babies (they deserve a category all their own), you name it, and some baby has done it.
But babies can also play a different role in horror movies, the role of the innocent.
Hello, all! Sorry I’ve been so lax on posting lately, but now that my school is on break, I’ll try to post at least every other day. Lately my pop culture diet has consisted of items I’ve already read, seen, or listened to. You know the deal when you’re too tired to put the emotional energy into watching a new movie or opening a new book? That’s been me for the past month. But now I’m ready to spend the next two weeks taking in every new thing I possibly can. I’m reading Middlemarch, gonna go see Macbeth on Monday, and today I watched something completely new for me: a found footage horror movie I actually…(wait for it) liked.
Hello, all! This post brought to you by “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” a very catchy song that happens to share a title with a horrifying childrens book. I have so many things to say about how that book made me fear Lois Duncan, but I think I’ll save that for another post. The music video for this song is so dramatic that I have to post it.