Following the success of the 1979’s summer camp hit, Meatballs, American International Pictures came out with a more R-rated knockoff called Gorp.
As a followup to my ranking of every Midnight Society member a couple months ago, I’ve decided to rank every season from Are You Afraid of the Dark? as well.
I remember as a kid seeing the VHS cover for Camp Nowhere on the shelf every time we would browse movies at Blockbuster Video.
Early Bill Murray films didn’t see him grounded in reality often. Just look at Ghostbusters or Caddyshack. Yet somehow his first significant role, Tripper in Meatballs, saw him at his most down-to-earth for years.
In 2016, between the agonizingly long runtimes of summer blockbusters and the agonizingly long runtimes of the awards season movies of November and December, was Hell or High Water.
There’s no doubt why Scream was a game changer in the 1990s. It was slick, well-orchestrated, and turned the horror genre from cliche to cool by emphasizing those cliches and giving them the perfect amount of satire.
The premise may not sound all that original, because it’s not. But the accomplishments of Trainwreck lie solely in the film’s execution.
Toy Story 4 may not be as cleanly paced as the narratives of the other films in the series, but doesn’t lack their sentiment. It just lacks their smooth journey getting there, as well as the reverence to not try to make a joke at every possible opportunity.
Denzel Washington should win some kind of award just for being able to memorize all the lines in this film. Fences is long and scenes are drawn out, but it squeezes every ounce of real-estate out of its seemingly barren script.
Usually “spooky” comedies come in the form of PG family entertainment. But Elvira: Mistress of the Dark was released in 1988, when these types of films weren’t prevalent yet, so their identity wasn’t established