On Second Thought: “Hocus Pocus”

Some films just have to be watched every year. Even if it seems that the joy of what makes this film great and fun should be wearing off, it surprisingly hasn’t, and probably never will. I guess that’s the hallmark of a good or decent film. Or, simpler yet, it’s just what makes a film a cult classic. Continue reading


Catching Up: “Beetlejuice”

Every now and then I uncover a gem of a movie. Everyone else has heard about it and seen it, but I, for some reason, have not. I guess with some films, even much loved older ones, the good things that people say aren’t enough. Continue reading

10 Years: “Saw II”

The thing with some films is they were good and memorable the first time around. Really memorable. So much so, that nothing can be even slightly surprising the next time around. But, the question now is, why own something you can never be surprised by again? Continue reading

Catching Up: “The Hitcher (1986)”

There’s a difficult part about watching a film from years and years past, there’s no doubt been a remake of it. If not, there unfortunately will be one soon enough. If you’ve stumbled on one before the other, the experience might not be all that great, as you pretty much already know what’s coming. And people still think remakes are good ideas. Continue reading

On Second Thought: “Thir13en Ghosts (2001)”

Horror movies. Horror remakes. Whenever it was that people thought it a good idea to begin this trend, should’ve begun the end of the world as we know it. Sadly, that inevitable outcome was merely delayed, but didn’t just get a late start. No, it spread like a virus to all the other genres. Continue reading

Recently: “Sicario”

A thriller only works if it actually succeeds in grabbing your attention in a certain way and never releasing. Simply having interesting characters and a surprise ending isn’t going to cut it. There needs to be a strong level of interest that hooks you and drags you all the way through, no matter what happens. You can’t stop watching. Continue reading