Kurt Russell

Those that don’t have the capacity to find some sliver of perverse humor in point-blank headshots, projectile blood vomiting, aggressive rape scenes, and cold blooded murder probably won’t like The Hateful Eight. That’s their loss, though, for the rest of us that have followed Tarantino on his cinematic gallop through the last 20-plus years have come to expect nothing less, and in the director’s eighth offering, he most certainly does not disappoint.

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Furious 7 is exactly what you’d expect if you’ve seen any of the later entries in the franchise, watched any of the trailers, seen the poster with the parachuting car or heard Diesel’s claim about it winning Best Picture – genre ridiculousness with a couple of good stunts.

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Seeing as how we’re just days away from the most holy and precious of all American holidays, the Super Bowl, it seemed altogether appropriate to examine this particular sporting phenomenon in film.


When Quentin Tarantino writes or directs a film, one can rest assured in the knowledge that it will involve hard-hearted characters living in a dangerous world most likely fueled by drugs, hard-core violence, crime syndicates, and good music.

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John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ was derided by critics when it came out in 1982 but is now rightly considered somewhat of a horror classic. Here’s why.

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As keeping with horror remake month and the rules set out by the Insomniac Movie Theater blog that all movies must be on Netflix Instant, late-night television, or from my personal collection, I got to rewatch one of the all-time great horror movies on a technicality. Less of a remake and more of a total [...]


On paper, this week’s entry should be a total failure. It features a former child actor, a hackneyed kung fu plot, and some special effects that are economical at best. Add to that some vague Chinese mythology as the backdrop and a soundtrack that was composed by the director and his editor and it should [...]