Author: The Movie Guys

Braaaaains at Work in the Zombie Apocalypse – 3 Film Recommendations of the Undead

3 zombie movies to watch this Halloween! Review by Ray Schillaci The Movie Guys Like vampire movies, the undead film genre feels like there is no killing it off even though at times you would think it’s been done to death. One would assume there would be no more zombie storylines after the very successful long-running AMC series, The Walking Dead, and the last of Romero’s Dead series. But, the CW ended up with a big following once they introduced I, Zombie, the UK gave us a couple of bloody gems with a very reflective new kind of zombie (an actual rehab one), the...

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Movie Review – VICTORIA AND ABDUL

ALEXANDRINA IN LOVE Victoria & Abdul by Paul Preston The Movie Guys You know what you’re getting from a Stephen Frears movie – good actors and solid filmmaking. He does, however, mix up genres quite often, making intense thrillers like The Grifters and high drama like Dangerous Liaisons as well as lighter fare like Hero and High Fidelity. With Victoria & Abdul, Frears veers between comedy and drama in the same film, to mixed results. Frears has covered ground with royalty before, with the near-perfect drama The Queen, and he returns to look at the English monarch in his new film, this time presenting a story about Queen Victoria...

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Movie Review – IT

IT ARRIVES, AND FEEDS ON OUR FEARS IT Review by Ray Schillaci The Movie Guys The new iteration of Stephen King’s IT wastes no time getting off to a screaming start. There’s a sweet sense of nostalgia taking place in the small town of Derry as Billy and his younger brother, six year-old Georgie, build a paper boat establishing a touching brotherly moment. Georgie ventures out in the rain to sail their new boat down the wet street where he eventually loses it down a drain gutter. And, for any of you who have not seen the trailer, that’s where Georgie first...

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Remembering Filmmaker TOBE HOOPER

Remembering Tobe Hooper Review by Ray Schillaci The Movie Guys The world of horror weeps rather than screams this day. Tobe Hooper has left us. The iconic director of the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has joined the likes of George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead) and Wes Craven (Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street). I can still remember hesitating to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (alone) at the El Portal when NOHO was just North Hollywood. I was a dedicated horror hound, but you have to realize I didn’t see these movies just for gore. A thrilling...

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Movie Review – LOGAN LUCKY

SLOW-MOVING CHASE Logan Lucky Review by Paul Preston Steven Soderbergh is back! It’s only right in all ways that he’s back with not just a new film, but a whole newly-designed delivery method for movies. Long being one to rail against the studio system (often by simply not participating in it), Soderbergh is distributing Logan Lucky himself through his just-formed company, Fingerprint. The budget of the film itself is $29 Million so if it’s a modest box office success, it will actually reap big rewards to Soderbergh and the distribution company he partnered with, Bleeker Street. There obviously is a marketing...

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Movie Review – DETROIT

WHITE NOISE Detroit by Paul Preston The Movie Guys Would Annapurna Pictures have fared better if their newest release, Detroit, came out one week later than it did, coinciding with the Charlottesville, VA “Unite the Right” march? People may have had enough of volatile race relations and still dismissed it (it’s only made $15 Million so far), but I think its white-hot subject matter should make Detroit required viewing for everyone. Centered on the 1967 Detroit riots that started with a club raid and grew over days to turn Motor City into an unstable war zone, the action eventually centers on The Algiers...

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Movie Review – DARK TOWER

KING’S TOWER TOPPLES The Dark Tower Review by Ray Schillaci The Movie Guys I remember when I read the first of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, and thought to myself, how glorious it would be if someone had the vision to bring it to the big screen. But, as I continued on with the books, my thought process changed to what a challenge and nightmare it could be to even attempt such a feat. After many years of rewrites, directors and producers, SONY Pictures finally delivers one of the biggest King adaptation disappointments, and that’s putting it mildly. The Dark Tower turns out...

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Movie Review – A GHOST STORY

A BONUS EPISODE OF TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN A Ghost Story by Paul Preston The Movie Guys A Ghost Story is the film director David Lowery has chosen to follow his remake of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, about a boy and his invisible dragon who lives in the woods. Points to Lowery for not wanting to get pigeon-holed, because his follow-up is a languid, patience-testing meditative experimental film with big-name actors in it. Pete’s Dragon was a folksy take on the famous story of the orphan and his best friend dragon. It was a very good film that earned about $143 Million worldwide on a...

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Movie Review – BRAVE NEW JERSEY

SWEET NOSTALGIA Brave New Jersey Review by Ray Schillaci The Movie Guys In Brave New Jersey, director/co-writer Jody Lambert and co-writer Michael Dowling deliver a wonderful nostalgic tale based on the ridiculous premise that Martians were out to invade New Jersey in 1938, and the panic that ensued. Sounds far-fetched, but on that year, the night before Halloween, Orson Welles scared the bee-jeebies out of people with his War of the Worlds broadcast. Lambert and Dowling take us to the small town of Lullaby, only a couple of hours aways from Grover Mills, New Jersey where the supposed Martian attack takes place....

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Jody Lambert – The Movie Guys Interview

My Lunch With Lambert: Journey to a First Feature Review by Ray Schillaci The Movie Guys The idea of taking the infamous 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, and giving us a slice of small town life as it happens to be engulfed in panic, could easily be a tension-filled drama. To have someone turn it into a gentile, reflective comedy takes quite a deft touch. Writers Jody Lambert and Michael Dowling, with Lambert directing, have proven to be more than up to the task. The film festival favorite Brave New Jersey has gone on to win awards, the hearts of audiences, and many...

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