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Movie Review: The Invisible Man!


indexThe Invisible Man (2020)
Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

Much has been made about Universal’s misguided attempt to launch “Dark Universe”, a series of films starring the studio’s classic monsters that started and abruptly ended with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy in 2017. After that failure to launch, the studio gave up on trying to combat the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and instead allowed other filmmakers and studios to use some of their classic monsters. The first of those partnerships is Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, which updates the H.G. Wells classic tale for the modern day in both setting and theme. Whereas the original story and Claude Rains 1933 film detailed the slow descent into madness of the main character after he gains the power of invisibility, this new take from writer/director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Upgrade) instead puts the focus on Elizabeth Moss’ Cecilia, who believes that she’s being tormented by her abusive ex after his death. Read the rest of this entry

The Night He Came Home….AGAIN!

halloween-2John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of my all-time favorite movies. I could easily mark it down in my top five films of all time. It’s a masterpiece of simplicity, and paved the way for an entirely new genre of horror movies. Unfortunately, a large amount of the other movies in the franchise suck. With the exception of Halloween II, H20: Twenty Years Later, and …uh….the unrelated Halloween III: Season of the Witch, the other movies in the franchise not only cheapen the effectiveness of the original, they actually make The Shape himself, Michael Myers, less scary by trying to explain his motivations. But it looks like David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween will finally buck the trend and give us a sequel that’s truly worthy of being associated with the original. Read the rest of this entry