Our good friend Jon Kitley at KITLEY'S KRYPT weighs in on Universal's marketing team's decision to go from using kickass, genuinely intriguing poster images such as these:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Wow, almost on schedule and all first time viewings! Sometimes I even impress myself. This week, we take a look at a couple of lesser-known horror items and a recent sci-fi programmer, alongside flicks with chicks on skates, kicks with big dicks, Sherlocks with six-packs and a double barreled blast of Italian gunpowder. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Welcome to the first FVs of the New Year. After the madcap flurry of the last few weeks, it's a bit of a relief to only have to weigh in on a mere seven films at a single sitting. Here's hoping we can keep that schedule intact, eh?
Couple new horror flicks this week, both of the vampiric variety, as well as a glance back at one of the genre's legends in a less-than-legendary outing. As well as sci-fi ventures large and small, musicals and documentaries, there's something for everyone!
As always, feel free to leave your two cents worth - we'll make sure you get some change back.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
So, having addressed the horror genre (which composed more than half the year's viewing time), I figured it only fair to give credit to the rest of the flicks. Again, all of the films listed below were encountered for the first time from January 1 to December 31, 2009 (i.e. no repeat viewings were eligible), with my top picks denoted with an asterisk.
472 films, 276 1st time views, 289 horror, 38 cinema
(2008 Totals: 384, 278, 226, 39)
(2007 Totals: 409, 284, 260, 40)
TOP 10 2009 CIVILIAN RELEASES
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)*
Hurt Locker, The (2008)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
No Impact Man (2009)*
Not Quite Hollywood (2008)
Star Trek (2009)
Wrestler, The (2008)
After much deliberation, here's my assessment of the horror year that was. All of the films listed below were encountered for the first time from January 1 to December 31, 2009 (i.e. no repeat viewings were eligible). To accommodate and acknowledge as many films as possible, I've broken them down into various categories in alphabetical order, with my top pick denoted with an asterisk.
As always, feel free to toss in your two cents worth - we'll make sure you get some change back. Thanks for the past year of rapping and chatting - looking forward to more of the same in 2010!
140 1st Time Horror Views (out of 289 total)
TOP 20 (or so) 2009 HORROR RELEASES
Children, The (2008)*
Dead Snow (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Donkey Punch (2008)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Eden Lake (2008)
House of the Devil (2009)
I Sell the Dead (2008)
Last House on the Left, The (2009)
My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Trick ‘r Treat (2008)
Uninvited, The (2009)