Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.

Blu-ray Review: ‘R.I.P.D.’ starring Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds

Peter M. Lenkov’s Rest In Peace Department oozes with really fantastic ideas, and that’s probably why Universal Pictures wanted to make it into a blockbuster franchise. The problem with the adaptation is that is misfires at almost every plot turn, and never seems to decide if it’s going to be dark, funny, or just plain weird. That’s also why it’s very unlikely we’ll see a sequel to R.I.P.D.


‘Carrie’ marketing stunt takes classic horror to New York City coffee shop

Movie marketing has to go a step beyond what you saw 20 years ago. It’s not enough to plaster your posters for that big upcoming blockbuster all over town–now you need to reach people in new ways. How else can you ensure that your expensive remake of Brian De Palma’s classic horror film has any shot of box office gold, especially when it looks so bloody awful?

Black Rock

Review: ‘Black Rock’ starring Katie Aselton

At first glance, Black Rock looks like a blend of Deliverance, mixed with the female-powered revenge horror of I Spit on Your Grave. While Black Rock earnestly tries to balance the two, it comes across as overly ambitious and never really finds the right tone while simultaneously falling prey to predictable horror tropes (hot girls in horror films are contractually obligated to run around naked at least some point during the movie).