Ah, the good old days of piracy. Not the days of Napster, not The Pirate Bay, the days of swashbuckling pirates hellbent on finding buried treasure and protecting it. Countless studies have been conducted on what is almost as awesome as pirates? Zombie pirates! For the literally dozens of people who want to know the joys and perils of hoarding
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The Walking Dead is everything you could want from a cable TV version of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed graphic novel series. It brings the sci-fi elements of the zombie phenomenon into the forefront of humanity’s struggle to survive the onslaught of the undead, and then keenly moves it to the back as we watch humanity try to sustain itself from itself.
Zombieland is exactly what you would expect from its title and marketing, it’s a movie, about a land full of zombies, there’s no time for back-story, explanation, or exhibition about how, why, where, or what turned almost everyone into mindless, feasting machines, instead we (as an audience) are simply introduced to the post-apocalypse and to a few survivors who are
I Am Legend is a movie that seemingly everyone and their mom wants to see. This is evident by the couple hundred people lined up outside the theater, in the cold and rain for the free screening I attended, hoping to get a precious seat inside. Typically, these types of come one, come all movie fests, based mostly on commercial
For all the zombie movies released over the years, George A. Romero’s “Dead” series has always been held in high acclaim. Night of the Living Dead gave birth to this new genre, and horror staple, of the dead, returning to live seeking the living for sustenance. As grotesque as the subject matter is, it caught on and spawned dozens and
Those crazy Brits have got to be doing something right across the pond. After the success of 28 Days Later in their homeland the film stormed American cinemas and made my top 10 list last year, now another zombie film tried to make it big in the US, but can a romantic comedy with zombies really work? You bet your
The prerequisite requirement for any movie based on a video game is that it actually contains references to the source material. The original Resident Evil did this, while setting up a story of its own and introducing new characters. The less fortunate video game movies failed this aspect, which made House of the Dead one of the most unbearable movies
With the recent trend in Hollywood to recreate and remake old movies, many holding a significant nostalgic experience for moviegoers, it seems that maybe studios have run out of new ideas for movies. So far this year we are already being treated to a re-envisioning of Dawn of the Dead and a remake of Walking Tall, and we aren’t even
One part of being an objective reviewer is to keep the opinions of other critics out of your head when you view a movie for review. Sure, there are parts of their review that sink into your head and pop up when you are actually viewing the film, but for the most part I try to keep everything separate. The
Once in a great while a movie comes along that revolutionizes a genre. Even more difficult is a movie that breaks the mold of the tried and true method of genre film making with over fifty years of canon (history). 28 Days Later from director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach) is this kind of movie. With a few simple bends