At some point, I will get to “The Lego Batman Movie” and “The Lego Ninjago” movie, but hey, it’s October, so why don’t I give you a double review of two “Dracula” films. I sincerely apologize for my absence, and hope my readers will forgive me. 😦
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Yeah, I knew I had to make this at some point. On Tuesday, I’ll have a review of “The Lego Movie,” and on Thursday, I’ll have a review of “The Lego Batman Movie.” Then, on Saturday, I’ll have a review out for “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” I encourage my readers to watch the movies on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, respectively, as that’s when I’ll be watching them.
So, my reviews of “Lifeforce” and “Grindhouse” are gonna come out at 1:30 and 3:00 tomorrow, respectively. The day after, I’ll be posting a review of “It.” Just thought I’d give you guys as quick an update as I could.
So, here’s how things’ll work this month. I’ll be posting a review every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the month, with Saturday’s post being either a movie I have in my possession or a theatrical release, depending on the quality of the new wide releases that week. This Tuesday will have a review of the 2007 double-feature “Grindhouse,” and this Thursday will have a review of the first movie that qualifies as a “toss-up” on this blog, the Tobe Hooper movie “Lifeforce.” (In this case, “toss-up” means “opinions are all over the map, so I don’t know how I’ll feel about it.”) The week following that, I’ll feature two wuxia, or ancient Asian historical, films, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “The 36th Chapter of Shaolin.” The week following that, I’ll do reviews of “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Batman Movie” in the week leading up to “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” (And no, I didn’t initially plan to feature wuxia movies on this blog the same month that “The Lego Ninjago Movie” came out; if anything, I may have had my father buy me into a coincidence.) The week after that, I’ll be reviewing 2010’s “Machete” and a movie I’ll keep as a surprise until “Machete’s” review. Happy movie watching, and I’ll see you on Tuesday.
In other news, I started a documentary-reviewing blog and a Facebook page for it, as well. Link at the bottom.
Just so you guys know, I’ll be watching movies at a relaxed pace this month. I won’t make any new posts until this month’s done, at which point I’ll likely post way more reviews in a day than I’ve posted in this entire blog’s existence.
I was planning on seeing “Annabelle: Creation” today, but I'm seeing “Detroit” instead. Just thought I'd let you know. In other news, I've started a blog where I review tokusatsu aimed specifically at children. If you like my reviews, and want to see them tackling things that hold up under their own standards as opposed to the academic standards of film scholars, well, here's the link. (My first review will be tomorrow, and I'll be seeing the movie after I get home.)
Update: It doesn't appear that I was much in the mood for “Detroit.” Go figure.
Hey, guys, just thought I'd tell you that I'm not publishing a review of “Dracula” until Monday. However, look for a review of a surprise movie on Saturday. I'll give you a hint as to what it is: It's coming out on Friday, and is connected to a franchise.
I was thinking that I'd review “Detroit” today, but due to me unexpectedly feeling ill before going into the theater, that was not what happened. (Before anybody says anything, I've elected to have the Sunday of each week be without a post, as that's the Holy Day.)
Anyway, starting Monday (for you guys, at least), I'm going to, for the first time, start seeing the Universal Monster films and reviewing them, starting with 1931's “Dracula.” Not all of them, but the ones I are highly recommended by every film lover's definition, or movies that are merely important to the property's history. One thing I've heard from quite a few people is that you have to be a certain state of mind to appreciate those movies, especially the ones from the ’30s. If someone here could provide a feel for what that state of mind entails, I'd like to know.
Just a quick update; the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” review will hopefully, hopefully, be published tomorrow. No promises, but that seems to be the direction things are going. Once again, I'm sorry for not keeping you guys satisfied, but things are definitely changing, as my landscape is not anything like it used to be.
Let's get right to the point: The “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” review is being delayed until Friday, due to unforeseen circumstances that I'd rather not get into. It's the last thing I want to tell my fledgling audience, but sometimes, life intervenes, and you can't always help it. See you Friday! 😕