Midnight Pulp
"Is what we wrote not scary? Add one of those spooky violins or something."

Eldritch Adaptations: ‘The Thing on the Doorstep’ (2014)

The Call of Cthulhu | Die Farbe | In the Mouth of Madness | Re-Animator | From Beyond | The Dunwich Horror | Shadows on the Bayou | “Pickman’s Model” & “Cool Air” (Night Gallery) | Cthulhu | The Whisperer in Darkness | Dagon | “Dreams in the Witch-House” (Masters of Horror) | Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown | “Cool Air” (H.P.L. Collection, Vol. 1) | Short Films (H.P.L. Collection, Vol. 1) | The Haunted Palace | Welcome to Night Vale | The Unnamable | Cast a Deadly Spell | Call Girl of…

DNA Films

Second Breakfast: ‘Ex Machina’

Ex Machina (2015) The Plot: Upon winning an employee lottery at the largest software company in the world, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a young programmer, gets an all-expenses-paid visit to the isolated pseudo-futuristic home of the company’s founder and president, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). Before long, Caleb realizes that his reward is far from a comfortable vacation…

Marvel Studios
Still not as great as the Fist Bumps in Big Hero 6

A Bomb in the Lasagna: The Avengers Avenge Harder (With More Robots) in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Well, judging from the opening weekend box office records,  statistically you have seen Avengers: Age of Ultron. Seriously, the only film opening better than the Avengers is The Avengers. The culmination of the four previous movies of Marvel’s “phase 2″, Age of Ultron is a 2 1/2 hour juggernaut of a superhero adventure, one which highlights the best and worse…


Parton the Interruption: May the Force Be With You

By Drewbacca Previously on Parton the Interruption: Reindeer Games   |  Transformers 2  |  Jingle All the Way   |  Collision Course  |  Snow Day  |  No Holds Barred As some of you know, today is internet-proclaimed “Star Wars” day (May the 4th). In honor of this, and the tremendous impact that Star Wars had on my…

Screen Australia
Or maybe I just like the way Mia Wasikowska says things.

Second Breakfast Follows Tracks Across Australia

A few months ago I reviewed the somewhat popular Oscar-nominated based-on-a-true-story film Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon as a woman whose life has become so clumsily screwed-up that she must embark upon an epic hike of self-discovery. Despite the best efforts of the film’s director, I kind of liked Wild. I bring it up now, because…