Tagged with sam raimi

Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden

Review: Deathgasm, 2015, dir. Jason Lei Howden


“It’s best to think of Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm as the spiritual kin of Brendon Small’s great Adult Swim seriesMetalocalypse. They’re both gleefully over-the-top odes to all things metal—from the music to its ethos and iconography. Metalocalypse ran from 2006 to 2012 before capping off with a one-hour rock opera in 2013 and focused on … Continue reading

A Half Day of Horror

A Half Day of Horror


“Watching more than one movie in a single day is a tall order. Watching six movies in half that amount of time, then, is as daunting as any Herculean labor. So why, you may ask, did I drag myself out to that beloved repertory shrine of Brookline, the Coolidge Corner Theater, this past Saturday for … Continue reading

Due Respect and the Spider-Man Reboot

Due Respect and the Spider-Man Reboot


As a rule, I’m not against the idea of remaking or rebooting movies, be they standalone titles or franchises; I think remakes are largely unnecessary, and frequently epitomize an absence of vision or creativity, but bad films can benefit from a good remake– and it’s not like people haven’t remade movies in the past. But … Continue reading

My Cinematic Alphabet

My Cinematic Alphabet


I don’t typically participate in blog memes, mostly because deadlines aren’t really my thing– this is a leisurely blog, updated when I deign fit to update it, after all, and I have so many other things to do with my time that setting dates for myself generally doesn’t work out. But some memes are just … Continue reading

Review: Spider-Man 3, 2007, dir. Sam Raimi


Comic book movies– more specifically, super hero movies– generally follow a specific line of progression starting from the very first film and continuing through the subsequent sequels. The opening installment is always an origin story; it is where we learn of and witness the events that lead to our protagonist becoming empowered with the special … Continue reading