Fast Five

Fast Five

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Justin Lin‘s “Fast Five,” the fifth film in the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise (and my second), is a big, loud, stupid explodey movie. And thank goodness. (more…)

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Published in: on April 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm  Comments (1)  

PODCAST: The B-Movies Podcast, episode #13: “Penitentiary 3”

In this episode, William Bibbiani and I talk more remakes (it’s always remakes, isn’t it?), China’s laws against time-travel movies, and give reviews of the low-budget vampire flick “Stake Land,” and the oddball film version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which is the first of a planned three-part film. One is pretty good. The other is bland, stilted and insufferable. (more…)

Published in: on April 26, 2011 at 1:59 am  Comments (1)  

The Top-10 Most Disgusting Movies

The Top-10 Most Disgusting Movies

Article by: Witney Seibold

                It’s incredible the amount of blood and gore some horror hounds can tolerate. I myself was always drawn to horror films, even when I was of an age that they scared the hell out of me. After a while, I built up a tolerance for gore, and wasn’t as scared or grossed out by bloody mayhem. I’m sure many young horror nuts have a similar character arc. (more…)

Published in: on April 25, 2011 at 12:54 am  Leave a Comment  

PODCAST: The B-Movie Podcast, episode #12: “We are Randy”

          This was an exciting week for the B-Movies Podcast, as it was our first episode to feature a special guest. Ryan Turek, the documentarian behind the upcoming film on the “Scream” movies swings by to talk with us about horror movies in general, the “Scream” franchise in particular, including our review of “Scream 4.” (more…)

Published in: on April 24, 2011 at 12:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Ten Outsider Auteurs

The Top-10 Outsider Auteurs

Article by: Witney Seibold 

          Some filmmakers are legitimate auteurs who make deeply personal and fascinating films with a strong sense of a style, and a personal philosophy that is fascinating to walk around in. Hollywood is full of stories about how some famous or unappreciated talent has been stymied by the system. This is not an article about those people or those stories. This is an article about the outsiders. The hard workers. The weirdos. The outsider auteurs. (more…)

Published in: on April 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm  Comments (1)  

Stake Land

Stake Land

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

                Here’s my new theory: The color of blood in your vampire movie will necessarily dictate its tone. (more…)

Published in: on April 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hanna

Hanna

Film review by: Witney Seibold

                The pleasures of Joe Wright’s killer teenager thriller lie in just how batshit crazy it is. (more…)

Published in: on April 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

PODCAST: The B-Movies Podcast, episode #11: “Noisy T(w)its”

          This week, William Bibbiani and I gather together late at night, during a blackout, no less, to record our spooky episode, where we talk about the recent superhero film “Super,” and “Hobo with a Shotgun,” which is probably the single most anticipated film ever. Well, maybe not, but it’s something that the Grindhouse fans and gorehounds have been sniffing at for a while. (more…)

Published in: on April 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Le Quattro Volte

Le Quattro Volte

Film review by: Witney Seibold 

          On the hills of Calabria lives an old goatherd. The sun shines through a filtered sky. Goats trod about in the same lines they have marched for thousands of years, quietly bleating, and tinkling their bells. The old man’s face is masked by the emotional crevasses that mark a life of quiet piety and comfortingly desperate regularity. (more…)

Published in: on April 20, 2011 at 12:45 am  Comments (1)  

Atlas Shrugged, part 1

Atlas Shrugged, part 1

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

          I’ve not read Ayn Rand’s famed polemical tome Atlas Shrugged, so I cannot speak to the literary fealty of Paul Johansson’s film adaptation, nor can I speak of its purity of the objectivist vision, but I do get the feeling that the book couldn’t possibly be as clumsily constructed or as deathly dull as this film, nor could it have been as thuddingly preachy and so lacking in incident. (more…)

Published in: on April 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm  Comments (2)