It is time again to open up the vaults! It is that lovely time when I go back and look at movies and video games of old that may have not received a fair review in its first run or they could be seen differently as they have aged over time. The movie on today’s menu: Thirteen Ghosts. Oh yes, the movie starring Tony Shahloub and Matthew Lilliard. For those of you following my site will know that I had some rather chipper things to say about it when I discussed redeemable horror movies of the 2000’s. Well, strangely enough, I notice that this is a movie that is typically panned by critics with a solid score of 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. So I am going to make a more formal statement of how underrated this movie was at the time of its release.
After the death of his estranged uncle Cyrus (F. Murray Abraham), Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub) and his family travel to Cyrus’s strange glass house left to them in his will. While there they meet Cyrus’s old partner, Dennis Rafkin (Matthew Lilliard) who hunted ghosts with Cyrus. Dennis, Arthur, and Arthur’s family quickly learn that the basement is filled with the 12 ghosts that Cyrus and Dennis captured with the purpose of gaining unlimited power. The machine starts up and Arthur’s kids are kidnapped. Arthur and company need to search through the house and find his children. Continue reading “From the Vaults: Thirteen Ghosts”
… Jesus Hollywood… Have you really ran out of ideas? I mean, have we really reached this point where we just can’t tell stories anymore that we have to keep rehashing the old timeless classics in these over stylized remakes that always ALWAYS come across as stupid and unnecessary. The 2013 version of Carrie may not be the worst remake ever made… In fact if we are simply talking about remakes I would say that it is one of the better ones created. But at the end of the day and when it is all said and done, the only thing that will be remembered about this movie is that it was an okay remake that could not even come close to being as good as the original Brian De Palma classic and the Stephen King novel from which it was inspired. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Carrie”
I am back! After a wonderful trip to Origins Game Fair I have finally returned and am ready to continue my reviewing duties and so without further ado, let’s continue with the retrospective!
When I first heard that there would be a remake to the first Resident Evil… The levels of fanboy nerdery excitement were well over 9000. I had been waiting for this for so long. FINALLY a remake of the original, same story, same characters, all that they did was fix the borked dialogue and add in a few more villains and scenes. I was stoked, I was thrilled, I waited in anticipation for the game to release… And it was a Nintendo Gamecube exclusive……………………… Fuck. Continue reading “Tanner’s Resident Evil Retrospective: RE REmake”