Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jason versus The Guest

I've been a fan of directing/screenwriting duo Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett since A Horrible Way to Die back in 2010. What's impressed me most is their movies tend to lean toward horror, but the tone and filmmaking style shifts from flick to flick to suite the story.

So how do Winged and Barrett handle a (kinda) loving tribute to 80s action flicks? With some British guy who stars in a period drama called Downton Abbey in the lead? Stick with me!

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son, who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jason versus The Interview

What!?! Talk of quitting then two months later two reviews are posted within a day!?! What the fuck, over!?! Well, deal with it. I can do whatever I want. And I want to chime in on James Franco and Seth Rogen's latest comedic effort, The Interview. Especially after all the hacking, terrorist threats and presidential response that's surfaced during the last couple of weeks. Is The Interview worth all the attention? Stick with me!

Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid Skylark Tonight. When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Jason versus The Babadook

There's been a lot of buzz about Jennifer Kent's debut feature The Babadook, a dark tale of a tormented mother and son. But tormented by what? That's the question they, and us the audience, are handed early on in The Babadook. Is finding out worth the watch? Stick with me!

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear that a monster is lurking in their house. She soon discovers a sinister presence is all around her.