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Trailer Rundown: Death Note, Captain Underpants, My Cousin Rachel

What do a murderous notebook, a man dressed only in underwear, and a Gothic cousin who serves strange tea have in common? Well, nothing. But the movies that contain these premises have new trailers out. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

Death Note is an upcoming Netflix original film. Based on the cult anime series, this Western adaptation stars Keith Stanfield, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe. While we mostly only get a glimpse of Nat Wolff’s Light Turner (Light Yagami in the anime), save for one shot of Stanfield’s L and one off-screen line from Dafoe’s demonic Ryuk, the trailer does its job enticing the audience.


The image of Stanfield, in particular, is a great one. On a red backdrop, his face partially concealed, it is an intriguing shot. The focus on Wolff is less promising, his lines and facial reactions coming off Continue reading Trailer Rundown: Death Note, Captain Underpants, My Cousin Rachel


Joshy (2016) Movie Review

After his fiance’s (Alison Brie) untimely death, Joshy’s (Thomas Middleditch) wedding is called off, but the house reserved for his bachelor party is still available. Not able to get their deposit back on the house rental, Joshua and his friends decide to have a “boy’s weekend.” As light as they want the weekend to be, though, reality threatens to impede on the proceedings.


Joshy is the bachelor party movie for sad folk. It is an addition to the ever-increasing genre of Continue reading Joshy (2016) Movie Review

An In-Depth Analysis of Sunspring (2016), The Short Film Written By A Computer

Note: Spoilers for Sunspring are in this in-depth review. The video is embedded below if you want to watch before you read.


In Sunspring, director Oscar Sharp engages in a cinematic experiment. The goal: to create an award-worthy short film using a script written by an artificial intelligence. The result: glorious sci-fi chaos. Feeding the A.I. with dozens of science fiction script .txt files and a series of prompts given for a sci-fi filmmaking competition, the small cast and crew used the resulting script to shoot the short in one day.

“In a future with mass unemployment, young people are forced to sell blood,” Thomas Middleditch’s H begins, upon pulling a book out of a drawer and thumbing through it. “It’s something I could do.”

This is perhaps the most Continue reading An In-Depth Analysis of Sunspring (2016), The Short Film Written By A Computer

The Final Girls (2015) Movie Review


The Final Girls opens on a fake movie trailer for a B-movie horror movie called Camp Bloodbath. It is a solid comic send up to 80’s slasher franchises such as Friday the 13th.




Then we see the star of the film, Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman) and her daughter Max (Taissa Farmiga). She’s washed up but is just glad that she has her daughter in her life. Then, you know, she dies. Continue reading The Final Girls (2015) Movie Review