Forsaken Film Reviews: April Fool’s Day (1986)

April Fool’s Day will always have a place in my heart.  So for this April 1st, I’d like to take another look at this amazing and potentially forsaken film. This entire review CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS.  If you prefer something without them, please listen to the spoiler-free podcast of the review found at The Forsaken Films … Continue reading Forsaken Film Reviews: April Fool’s Day (1986)

Forsaken Film Reviews – Is The Rezort (2015) just Jurassic Park with Zombies?

In my latest review, I look at a film whose plot bears some similarities to Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park; only this time the guests are hunting down the world’s remaining zombies. Story (2/5) – The Rezort comes to us from the writer Paul Gerstenberger and had the working title of Generation Z.  The film takes place … Continue reading Forsaken Film Reviews – Is The Rezort (2015) just Jurassic Park with Zombies?

Forsaken Film Review: The Belko Experiment (2016)

What would you do if you were trapped and told to kill or be killed?  Would your survival instinct overcome your humanity? Would you hide out the ordeal?  How about kill someone in self-defense?  Is there such a thing as the greater good, when your life is on the line?  And would you sacrifice your … Continue reading Forsaken Film Review: The Belko Experiment (2016)

Rating System Changed

For the last few months, I've been using a modified version of my rating system.  It's easier to remember, because the spells out the word, "scene". S is for Story.  This covers everything involving the plot. C is for Character.  This covers the players in a film, their backstories and their interactions within a film. … Continue reading Rating System Changed

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2. Dir. Francis Lawrence. Perf. Jennifer Lawrence (shown), Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julieanne Moore. Color Force & Lionsgate, 2015. Film. Katniss Everdeen returns in the final installment of Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games series.  When her journey began, she impulsively volunteered herself as … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

Crimson Peak (2015)

CRIMSON PEAK. Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Perf. Mia Wasikowska (shown), Tom Hiddleston (shown), Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver. Legendary Pictures, 2015. Film. This Guillermo del Toro film wasn’t the ghost story I expected.  What I found was a character-driven love story infused with elements of Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe. Story (4/5) – … Continue reading Crimson Peak (2015)

Ant-Man (2015)

We were introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with Ironman.  Seven years later and we find ourselves once again following the adventures of a man in a high tech suit of wonder.  Ant-Man certainly returns us back to those early days of the cinematic universe, delivering the humor, excitement, and superhero wonder that we … Continue reading Ant-Man (2015)

The Gallows (2015)

School can be a scary place.  In recent years, it’s become a dangerous one too.  Now imagine it at night, dark and empty.  Well, maybe not so empty. Story (2/5) – The Gallows takes place twenty years after an accident on stage took the life of a drama student named Charlie.  Sadly, Charlie wasn’t supposed … Continue reading The Gallows (2015)

Compliance (2012)

Stephen King once said, “Monsters are real…They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” This statement popped into my head while I was watching Compliance.  I also wondered if it was possible for a conscientious person to perform outrageous acts on another simply because someone of authority ordered them to.  At what point does an … Continue reading Compliance (2012)