Thor is an arrogant tool. Son of Odin and brother of the mischievous Loki, he is a sure thing for the throne when Odin decides to cash in the 401k and head to Mexico. Odin's claim to fame is restoring peace after defeating the Frost Giants and taking the source of their power for display at the Asgard historical society.
Few science fiction horror films capture the pure essence of paranoia quite like the ones that make a valiant effort to tell the body snatching story first written by Jack Finney. While Don Siegel's 1956 version of Finney's novel The Body Snatchers is quite possibly the best film to tell the story of an alien race that goes about its world domination without metal spaceships and with flowers, Philip Kaufman's 1978 update holds a much more special place in my heart for a number of reasons.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Jordana Brewster return to the screen in the most action packed ‘Fast and Furious’ yet. With big crashes, sexy women and the addition of The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) as a brute federal agent, there’s plenty to bring in the mostly male audience which has helped shell out millions over the last decade since the first installment.
Exploitation film has come a long and twisted way. What was once a genre that had 'grindhouse' theaters dedicated solely to the down and dirty on street corners across America's best-known cities has gone wayward. With the oversaturation of disappointing home video quality horror and exploitation that lack the charm of the 1970's productions, it's becoming rare to find a film that breathes the same love for the cinema the successes of past year's did.
Michael Stuhlbarg. Many of us didn't know that name before he appeared on Boardwalk Empire. Before he played Arnold Rothstein on the HBO series, who famously rigged the 1919 world series while betting on the Chicago White Sox, now dubbed the ‘Black Sox’, he had only landed minor roles.
It was a popular trend in the 80s to make a horror film which could be defined as a 'slasher'. As we progressed, so did the genre. The 90s brought a cinematic and slightly more elegant horror back to life. The capstone example of this is 'Scream.'