Despite coming out three full years before the turn of the century, Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue is laced with poignant social commentary —the majority of which remains as relevant as ever— tackling issues such as femininity and objectification, mental health, fanaticism, and more. While each of these issues is worthy of a thorough analysis of its own, I’m going to focus instead on perhaps the most visionary of Kon’s themes —that being the social avatars we create for ourselves and the point at which they seemingly take on a life of their own.
For the first time in the Warrens’ filmography, James Wan is not in the director’s chair in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and even casual moviegoers will likely be able to tell you that upon watching this installment. With Michael Chaves (The Curse of la Llorona) at the helm, we see the Warrens investigate a murder in which the accused cites demonic possession as his defense. The Warrens, we’re shown, do have some insight to this claim, having witnessed during a botched exorcism in the opening scene the transference of a demonic entity from 8-year-old David Glatzel (Julian Hilliard) to Arne Johnson (Ruairi O’Connor). During the exchange, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) is felled with a heart attack, keeping him out of commission as the only witness to this event until it’s too late to stop the subsequent murder.
In this final act, we unravel the greatest mystery of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Who was the Thing in the end? MacReady? Childs? Either man? I answer that question and more in this conclusive video.
This project has ended up being such a monster that I’ve been forced to break up my analysis of John Carpenter’s The Thing into 3 parts.
This project has ended up being such a monster that I’ve been forced to break up my analysis of John Carpenter’s The Thing into 3 parts. In this first part, essentially Act One, we will answer who was the first team member assimilated, who was the next, and who sabotaged the blood bank.
Now that it’s been a full week, DDP is ready to talk Avengers Endgame, and viewer beware, spoilers are about to be discussed!
After recently going back and rewatching John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), I decided to analyze some of the more popular fan theories, IE can you tell who has already been assimilated by The Thing based on a glimmer -or rather the lack of a glimmer- in that person’s eye, whether or not their breath condensates in the freezing cold, who sabotaged the blood bank, and last but not least, the popular “molotov” theory, which states that in the end of the film, Childs is exposed to be The Thing when Macready gives him a bottle of gasolina (AKA a molotov cocktail) and tells him its whisky. Childs drinks, supposedly not knowing any better because he’s an alien, and Macready laughs, exasperated by the hand he’s been dealt.
Annihilation is a Science Fiction film based on Jeff Vandermeer’s best-selling Southern Reach trilogy. The film, which doesn’t directly follow the series, was written and directed by Alex Garland of Ex Machina and 28 Days Later.
With the surprise announcement/release of The Cloverfield Paradox following this year’s Super Bowl, countless reviewers, and blogs set about piecing together the various fragments and Easter Eggs to construct a clear-cut timeline for the franchise. Unfortunately, while many key details and connections have been uncovered, the biggest discovery has been that, frankly, they don’t fit together. The reason? A little pain in the ass known as the multi-verse theory… Thus, having just rewatched the three-film series (until next year’s Cloverfield: Overlord comes out -more on that later) and completed several hours of research, I’m here to try and make sense of the chaos and give you my Cloverfield timeline.
Following the recent announcement of a Duke Nukem movie, speculation began about who would play the titular character. Well, it seems WWE Icon, John Cena will be the man to shoulder that burden.