There’s only one rule for sexy thrillers: be sexy. They can be lame, stiff, unbelievable‒hell, they can skimp on the thriller, but for god’s sake, do not spare the sexy. A sexy thriller with no libido is like a romantic comedy with no sense of humor. It falls flat and nobody has fun.Read More
With Ghost in the Shell's live-action remake hitting cinemas soon, the original 1995 animated classic is back on everyone's radar. Mamoru Oshii's film certainly was a breath of fresh air when I first caught it in the late 90s, but it was part of a larger series of Japanese animation that was opening my mind at the time. So, since remakes give us carte blanche to get nostalgic, I decided to revisit a few of my favorites.Read More
This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of From Dusk Till Dawn while mourning the loss of Jacques Rivette and lamenting the existence of Four Rooms. Trust us, it's required listening for fans of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and unconventional uses for condiments. The OpVac Cast is the tangy zip you need in your podcast life, baby!Read More
I love this frame, and I love Michael Bay for it. It is the perfect visual representation of a phenomenon I will refer to as Hollywood’s Blue Balls…pardon my indecorum. Near the film’s opening, Director Bay gets us all excited following the young woman’s caboose up the stairs, in her boyfriend shirt, to Sam’s (Shia LeBouf) room. All this in Bay’s patented Victoria’s Secret mise-en-scene, mind you. After some exposition between the two, which could never justify her affinity for little Louis Stevens, they get a bit frisky on the bathroom sink. As you can see, just as he goes in for a taste, they get interrupted by a little Transformer thing…which shares quite a similarity to those small Men In Black aliens.