Movie Review – The Avengers

On occasion I like an all-out action extravaganza so I saw The Avengers this week – the first special effects block buster of the summer season, and it didn’t disappoint. The usual suspects are here: the shy, misunderstood scientist (Mark Ruffalo as Hulk), the true blue all American hero (Chris Evans as Captain America), the…

Movie Review – “The Cabin in the Woods”

I had such high hopes for The Cabin in the Woods. (Disclaimer – stop reading if you plan on seeing this movie because this review will pretty much ruin the story.) Aside from Insidious, there just doesn’t seem to be any American horror movies with an original idea – they are either remakes of great…

Movie Review – Suicide Club

Boy, I love Japanese cinema, and movies like “Suicide Club” are the reason why. This movie from 2002 revolves around a “suicide club” of kids, a strange computer website, a coughing child that calls the police with clues, a weird blond glam gang leader, and a prepubescent girl pop group whose songs are infecting listeners…

Popcorn Hangover – “Abnormal Beauty”

In this episode of Popcorn Hangover – “Abnormal Beauty”. In the movie “Abnormal Beauty” Race Wong plays Jiney, a gifted but troubled art student who has a strained relationship with her mother and becomes fascinated with photos of dead or dying animals which start to lead her off the deep end towards filming dead people. …

Popcorn Hangover – “Dark Water”

Right now I am watching one of my favorite Asian horror movies ever, “Dark Water”.  When Yoshimi wins her custody battle over her daughter, she tries to become self-sufficient again by finding a job and an apartment.  The apartment she and her daughter, Ikuko, decide on winds up having a leaky roof, a dark past,…

Popcorn Hangover – “I Saw The Devil”

 I viewed I Saw the Devil last night and was pretty floored.  This South Korean film of revenge puts a new twist on vengeance and is the eptiome of Asian horror; instead of getting one’s revenge at one time, why not parcel it out a little at a time? After his pregnant fiancé is brutally…