‘Thankskilling’ is bad, but it knows it is bad. So that make it self-reflectively campy. And that means its badness is good. Right?
What are your choices for the funniest bits in Christmas comedy movies? Here are a few suggestions to consider.
‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is a Christmas movie where more of the action takes place on Thanksgiving than on Christmas.
Perhaps no classic Christmas movie devotes fewer onscreen minutes to traditional Christmas iconography than “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Why, then, does this holiday season staple seem to speak more directly to the reason for the season than other films?
There aren’t as many movies that integrate Thanksgiving into their plot as Christmas, but there are a lot more than you think.
Let’s face it: comic book movie franchises are becoming the bloated, corporate-controlled arena rock bands of movie series. What superhero heroes could really use is a shot of something offbeat like Lard Lad Boy or the Fighting Armenian.
Part two of the Poseur’s Guide to Horror Films takes us from Val Lewton to the impact of the transformation from foreign and uncanny monsters to psychos who look like the guy in the mirror.
The Poseur looking to discuss horror films intelligent has a lot of ahead of him. Enough that the guide will have to expand past one part at the very least.
Almost everyone familiar with Hollywood already knows the secrets of “Psycho” going in, but that was not the case when it was first released. Psycho” prefigures the contemporary dominance of literary irony as the tone of choice for the overwhelming majority of films made today. This foreknowledge of what to expect allowed Van Sant to remake “Psycho” almost exactly as Hitchcock did but defy contemporary conventions by eliminating the irony and creating a film that is actually rather radical in its emotional sincerity.
Horror films are supposed to be dark. These three go beyond darkness.