Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘Impossible’ hit of the summer

Movie Review: ‘Impossible’ hit of the summer

When you watch a late period Tom Cruise movie like “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” you get the sense of what the infant rhesus monkeys may have felt like during Dr. Harry Harlow’s various experiments on maternal separation. And by that I mean a film like “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” gives you all of […]

Movie Review: Pixels is one low res movie

Movie Review: Pixels is one low res movie

At this point some nice things need to be said about “Pixels.” To start with, whatever flaws this movie may possess, understand that it’s not two hours long. Secondly, at no point does the cast drag a large river turtle out of the water, cut off its head and disembowel it for an uncomfortably prolonged […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘The Warriors’ puts up a fight for viewers

B-Movie Corner: ‘The Warriors’ puts up a fight for viewers

“The Warriors” was released theatrically in 1979, however due to an outbreak of violence surrounding the film, mainly perpetrated by various gangs, the film was shelved by many theaters. The film was eventually released in limited theaters, but it fizzled out due to many negative reviews and was relegated to video rental shelves and late […]

B-Movie Corner: ‘Just Before Dawn,’ an artful approach to slasher film

B-Movie Corner: ‘Just Before Dawn,’ an artful approach to slasher film

“Just Before Dawn” was released in theaters in 1981 for a limited run and was decidedly not a commercial success. Over the years word of mouth on the film spread and it became one of the most sought after horror gems of the 1980s and was finally released on DVD in 2005. The film follows […]

Movie Review: Marvel misses with ‘Ant-Man’

Movie Review: Marvel misses with ‘Ant-Man’

In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be an “Ant-Man” movie. Oh, there would be something playing at your local theater with the name “Ant-Man”, but it wouldn’t be “Ant-Man” or technically a movie. Instead, after an unnaturally long credits sequence, “Ant-Man” would be revealed as that “Mac & Me” clip Paul Rudd plays every time […]

Movie Review: ‘Minions’ produce worth-while movie

Movie Review: ‘Minions’ produce worth-while movie

Like it or not, the Minions are here to stay but their place in pop-cultural history rests somewhere in between Billy Joel and Garfield. They’ll endure – mostly as a punchline – as they continue to be embraced by the very young (who will grow up to be embarrassed by it) and hateful adults who […]

B-Movie Corner: Line between comedy, horror forms cult classic

B-Movie Corner: Line between comedy, horror forms cult classic

By Derek Warren | For Weekender http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tucker1.jpg “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” was originally released in 2011 for a limited theatrical run after garnishing a lot of support from festivals the year prior. However, the theatrical run was brief and limited and the film soon found a loyal following once released on DVD and Blu-ray. […]

Movie Review: Schwarzenegger shoulders a lot but ‘Genisys’ just too much

Movie Review: Schwarzenegger shoulders a lot but ‘Genisys’ just too much

By Mike Sullivan | For Weekender Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in, and carries, “Terminator Genisys.” The movie was released earlier this month. http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_terminator4.jpgArnold Schwarzenegger stars in, and carries, “Terminator Genisys.” The movie was released earlier this month. Look, I know “Jurassic World” has left us dopesick waiting for the next fresh hit of buzzy, warm nostalgia, […]

B-Movie Corner: Don’t piss off ‘Uncle Sam’ this weekend

B-Movie Corner: Don’t piss off ‘Uncle Sam’ this weekend

By Derek Warren | For Weekender Originally released in 1997, “Uncle Sam” was immediately destined to be a cult film. The film was panned by many, including some in the horror community, and was relegated to forgotten status for a number of years. Over time though many have begun to realize this is not a […]

Movie Review: ‘Ted 2’ boasts dirty jokes, controversy in attempt at failed sequel

Movie Review: ‘Ted 2’ boasts dirty jokes, controversy in attempt at failed sequel

By Mike Sullivan | For Weekender Who exactly is the audience for “Ted?” Adults incapable of owning a single article of clothing that doesn’t have a pot leaf somewhere on it? Perpetrators of misdemeanor hate crimes? That kid from that Chuck Palahniuk novel who got his ass stuck on a pool circulation pump? A Chuck […]