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Return To Torrance: David Ward on Doctor Sleep

Perhaps it’s due to my early reading life furnished in horror, but for as long as I can remember, I have been intensely aware of my inner conversations and thoughts, … Continue reading Return To Torrance: David Ward on Doctor Sleep

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Saturday At The Movies: The World’s End – We Want to Get Loaded . . . and have a good time

After a hiatus of over two years, I decided to go to the movies last Saturday. While I both adore watching and going to the movies, for some reason over … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: The World’s End – We Want to Get Loaded . . . and have a good time

Saturday At The Movies: Johnny Mnemonic

In 1984, an unassuming technophobic geek from Vancouver named William Gibson penned one of, if not the, seminal works of what would later be called cyberpunk. The book, Neuromancer, was … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: Johnny Mnemonic

Saturday At The Movies: They’re All Going to Laugh At You – David Ward Revisits Carrie

In October, we will see the release of the remade Carrie, this time starring Chloë Grace Moretz in the titular role and Julianne Moore as her religious-zealot, overbearing, and abusive … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: They’re All Going to Laugh At You – David Ward Revisits Carrie

Saturday At The Movies: David Sandford Ward Revisits The Crow

Until earlier this week, it had been nigh on fifteen years since I had seen Alex Proyas’s take on James O’Barr’s The Crow. When it first came out in 1994, … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: David Sandford Ward Revisits The Crow

May The Force Be With Him: David Ward On JJ Abrams and Star Wars

A few months ago, we were all hit with the news that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm for a staggering $4.05 billion, which, in an unbelievable act of altruism, George Lucas … Continue reading May The Force Be With Him: David Ward On JJ Abrams and Star Wars

Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide – Prometheus On Blu-Ray and The Art of Prometheus

Prometheus Blu-Ray, 20th Century Fox The Art of Prometheus Titan Books A quick flip through, and scanning of, Titan’s recently published book Prometheus: The Art of the Film reveals Ridley Scott … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Holiday Gift Guide – Prometheus On Blu-Ray and The Art of Prometheus

31 Days Of Horror: Deconstructing The Descent

  Neil Marshall’s second film, The Descent, despite its allusions to genre-films from the past thirty years as wide-ranging as Deliverance to The Thing, defies convention and brings its viewers … Continue reading 31 Days Of Horror: Deconstructing The Descent

Avengers Assemble – They Show Up, Something Explodes

Superheroes are a ridiculous bunch, but damn it, they’re entertaining. Where else can you find a bunch of grown men and women running around in some of the most ridiculous … Continue reading Avengers Assemble – They Show Up, Something Explodes

March Madness: A Little Bit Of The Ultraviolence With Alex From A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange: I won’t bother summarizing the plot. If you haven’t seen this magnificent film by Stanley Kubrick (or read the less-than-magnificent-but-still-pretty-good novel by Anthony Burgess), stop reading this … Continue reading March Madness: A Little Bit Of The Ultraviolence With Alex From A Clockwork Orange