It's getting close to Halloween, which I will state right now is my favorite time of the year. I know this is odd, for a person that doesn't like to be scared, but it is films like Frankenweenie that really capture my heart and make me love the holiday. I know many people have become skeptical of Tim Burton's work after Dark Shadows, but this is where is talent really shines. I mean, it has been part of his life since before the short was made in 1984. Luckily, the review this time around have fairly positive, and after watching him talk about monsters, on his interview with Devin Faraci on Badass Digsest, it made me even more excited. Coome on…give him another shot!
On the other side of the spectrum, Taken 2 is being released this weekend and with its bad reviews and word of mouth, I think I might go the opposite direction and say, skip it altogether. The first Taken film was a sleeper hit as it "took" audiences by surprise and was much better than anyone expected. They tried to capture that magic chemistry in the sequel and seems as if they have just failed. Perhaps they should have thought that it might be difficult to believe that someone in Bryan Mills' family was taken…again. Hollywood basing a film choice on logic? Now, that's the made up story.
In Theaters: October 5th
Based on the 1984 short, the black and white animated feature is the stop motion animated tale of Victor and his beloved dog, Sparky. With the powers of science, he brings the dog back to life, but then has to experience the "monstrous" repercussions.
|2. Taken 2|
Liam Neeson likes to shoot Albanians, and that is all I know.
The found footage film that forces a group of petty criminals to retrieve a rare piece of footage from a rundown spooky house in the middle of nowhere. The scariest part might be remember that V/H/S/ tapes used to exist! How did we watch movies on those?!
Olivia Wilde plays a stripper.
|5. The Paperboy|
Zac Efron gets peed on.
|6. Wuthering Heights|
The newest version of the classic tale. Although I am already partial to anything with Tom Hardy, this looks pretty spectacular. Literally, it looks beautiful.
|7. The Oranges|
|8. Wake in Fright|
A film that was "lost" and has recently been restored by Australia's National Film and Sound Archive and it looks like is an incredible film that truly deserved this tender loving care.