Film Review: Carrie

Film Review: Carrie

Carrie opens in theaters everywhere today, October 18. Check your local listings for showtimes.

In the current climate of remakes, reboots and sequels, it was only a matter of time before we got to Carrie. Sure it was remade as a garbage television film in 2002, there was a sequel that should never be spoken of, and, strangely enough, two musicals; but this is the first full-on theatrical remake to hit the big screen. However, unlike the reimagined Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th, Carrie was a standalone film with a firmly closed ending. Perhaps the ongoing bullying debates allow for an opportunity to do something more with the film. Maybe there is more to say, or a different way to position it within our post-Columbine context.

Maybe not.

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Film Review: Kick-Ass 2

Film Review: Kick-Ass 2

It’s hard to imagine a time when superhero films weren’t as ubiquitous as they are now. Back when Superman and Batman were basically the only game in town, and even then, decades would pass devoid of new film releases. Alas, we now live in a different time, where millions of people who have never bothered to pick up a comic book know that Tony Stark is Iron Man. With the growth of the superhero in mass media, so grows the satirical take. [Read more…]