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A Mixed Bag of Bones

A Mixed Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones is one of Stephen King’s more recent efforts, and is probably not one of his more memorable novels.  It was released in 1998, following other books such as Rose Madder, Insomnia, Desperation, and most importantly The Green Mile.  It’s an enjoyable read, using some of his typical tropes (a writer protagonist, a […]

Dominion – An Alternate Prequel That Exorcises the Other One

The Exorcist series has had a strange, and some say cursed, history.  The movies have gone from the best to the worst of what cinema has to offer, and has been a constant source of controversy.  In the early 2000’s, a fourth film was made–and then re-made.  These back-to-back films were prequels, telling of the […]

Rob Zombie Should Have Stuck with a Prequel to Halloween

It seems everyone nowadays wants to remake John Carpenter films.  We’ve had remakes of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog, a prequel to The Thing (itself a remake), and talks of a remake of Escape from New York.  When will we get new versions of Prince of Darkness or Starman?  In 2007, rock musician-turned-filmmaker […]

Paranormal Activity vs. TrollHunter

Fads in movies are curious things.  Everyone complains that there’s no originality in Hollywood, and yet when a truly unique film or filmmaking technique comes out, everyone is quick to just on the bandwagon to make their own version of it.  Audiences are just as much to blame, because they consume the imitators as readily […]

For Your Consideration – This Movie Critique

Christopher Guest has made a career from mockumentaries.  He co-starred and co-wrote This Is Spinal Tap and then went on to direct such fun films as Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind, and Best in Show.  All of those had the conceit of being documentaries about people who only think they’re important.  For Your Consideration […]