We’re back just in time to chat about a new gem that I recently discovered in the deep mines of horror movie mountain. There’s a chance I’m a little late to the party, but regardless I’m glad I made it. That pretty little stone of a film is Random Acts of Violence (2019), directed by Jay Baruchel.
Category: My Thoughts
A series by Rick Shephard that’s all about deep dives into whatever movies he feels like writing about.
I must first say, “Bravo” to Mr. Zombie. This week I had the pleasure of watching Rob Zombie’s 2005 horror movie, “Devil’s Rejects”. I wanted to get a head start on October by covering a pretty iconic scary movie. This was in fact my first time watching this film and I was blown-away. Personally, I love horror movies and this hit the mark for me. Crazy and charismatic characters, a clear directorial concept and cinematic devises executed with precision. Buckle up as I break it down.
We’re diving into Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, Prometheus (2012). While Alien is a trailblazing classic, I believe that Prometheus ties in very nicely with the franchise. It keeps the dark and cloudy themes while introducing some lighter shades and new dynamics that haven’t been seen in the universe before.
Kung Fu Hustle, remember that name. Originally released in 2004 and directed by Stephen Chow, this movie is simply a gem. You can’t really ask for more than this films gives its audience: unique characters, dance breaks and fights, movie references and of course the imaginative and creative story driving the film. This is a great introductory film for anyone with an interest in the kung-fu genre.
PBF does a fantastic job of creating an adventure pretty much isolated from the modern-day, technology-filled life. Also, I think that the film truly takes its audience into the adventurous world of Tyler (LaBeouf) and Zac (Gottsagen) due to the creativity of the characters.
After watching Knives Out (2019) I decided to give Logan Lucky (2017), directed by Steven Soderbergh, a try as a result of a general discussion I was having with a friend about Daniel Craig’s accent-work. Here are a few things that I took note of during my enjoyable afternoon of viewing Logan Lucky: no matter how big or small, the film takes the time to focus on farcical and comedic situations, there is a an unbelievable ease to the pacing of the film and all in all, the movie stays true to the genre of “heist” films.
Knives Out (2019), written and directed by Rian Johnson is easily my favorite “Who Done It?” film since Scream. It pretty much has all you need, a southern P.I. with a smooth and deep voice, a cast of campy characters full of intentions that are anything but good, and a kind-eyed innocent, individual whose moral compass guides her to the treasure at the end of the map.
You ever see something that reminds you of a movie, and you can’t get that cinematic image out of your mind until you watch it? Yeah, me too. Idiocracy (2006), directed by Mike Judge, has been circling around my head like a dragonfly spiraling toward a lily pad on a hot summer afternoon.