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Major Themes of The Thing (1982)

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/28/2014 by McCutcheon

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Written by Bryce Waller

John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic, The Thing, is one of the greatest films ever made – regardless of genre.

Disregarding how much fun the film is to watch, you look at everything it had to over come to reach the cult status it has achieved today and it is outstanding! I will get into the analysis of the film soon, but I think it is only fair to let you know where The Thing started. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 06/22/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Rufus Sewell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality, 105 minutes, Action/Horror/Fantasy

Compare to: Jonah Hex (2010), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012),

Good ideas gone bad are even worse than all around bad ideas because at least the former had potential. Such is the tragic case with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; a film that seems to be under the impression that a decent idea alone is enough to keep us entertained. It’s not. I could only imagine my friend’s pain, as he is a fan of the book this trash is based on and had a problem with the conveyance of the film than to an even greater degree than I.

As he stormed out like a small child, shoving the door as though it had offended him, I thought two things: Man, he needs to control himself better, and number two: Why didn’t they make this good? Everything was laid out for them. A better pace would have been the start of the road to recovery. Continue reading