Murder Mystery Review (Netflix)

Are you looking for a suspense movie to watch at a rainy Saturday night to get entertained? Then please don't watch this movie. Unlike the title suggests, Murder Mystery (Netflix) is supposed to be a comedy. And this comedy is not the best work of Adam Sandler, male protagonist of this movie, who in the... Continue Reading →

Found-footage Part II – Appeal and Problems

After finishing my article about found-footage genre and its history I realized that I forgot to mention why this genre was even popular in the first place and why audience lost interest in these movies. In my previous article, I stated “that people start to notice, how formulaic plots were, and opinions appeared that these... Continue Reading →

4 Positive Things About The Last Airbender

The action-adventure fantasy film The Last Airbender (2010) is M. Night Shyamalan's most critizised work. Of course, the movie has flaws, like some bad, statuesque actors (except Noah Ringer, whose performance is decent), wooden, underdeveloped dialogues and a story problem. But I have always thought that the film has never deserved this wave of total... Continue Reading →

What happened to “found-footage” genre?

The year was 2007 and Paranormal Activity was just released into cinemas, to a massive success. Three years later Paranormal Activity 2 was released, and entire franchise was later built with prequel, spin-off and two more sequels. Around that time (2007-2015) found-footage genre basically ruled the horror cinema. Several horror movies of varying quality were... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

[Spoiler possible] The Visit is a special film for its director and screenwriter M. Night Shyamalan: On the one hand it brought him an artistic and critical comeback, on the other hand it gave him a new, fresh style. Not to mention that it is Shyamalan's only found-footage movie! Shyamalan remains true to himself and... Continue Reading →

Terminator – Post Mortem

There is no way other saying it: Terminator as a franchise is pretty much dead and I can not see itself ever return in any form what so ever (or at least I hope that's the case), I don't mean to gloat and proudly proclaim that I was correct about my Terminator: Dark Fate predictions.... Continue Reading →

Melting down the Ice Age

First Ice Age released in 2002 is one of my favorite animated movies and alongside with its sequel Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) and only two movies from this franchise I actually enjoy. Ice Age is still a very good animated movie, three well defined and characterized characters, interesting premise, combination of emotional scenes with... Continue Reading →

Birth of “action-fantasy”

There are many articles written about John Wick movies that concentrate on the world-building of these three movies and more upcoming spin-offs, sequels and even a TV show. John Wick is revolutionary in many ways and yet it pays a homage to previous cinematic works (Asian action cinema, westerns and black-and-white movies). The John Wick... Continue Reading →

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