It occurred to me during the release of John Wick 2 there are quite a few heroes in action films that have the name John. At first, I thought it was just Hollywood writers being lazy, but I think that is a little unfair to say. John is a very common name and I think naming a character John, the writer is trying to normalize the character to the audience. The name John is one of the oldest and overly used names next to James. It’s even used to identify a unknown corpse, John Doe. Of course there are a ton of John’s we know and least everyone knows one John is real life or even more. Let’s not forget about the biblical use of the name and how that carries over to families. John means grace and mercy of the Lord, and I think that’s where a lot of this stems from with religious families naming their kids after Saints and Apostles. John is just an average guys name and it doesn’t stand out at all. Maybe that’s what writers are going for…or maybe they are just lazy and I’m thinking too much into it.
Being a horror buff is hard work when you have a little one. The main goal is to turn them into a little movie fiend, but it’s harder work deciding on what to show them and when. Of course this is all on the parent and how they raise their child concerning what they watch and when. This list isn’t a must, and I imagine some will disagree with my parenting decisions but this is how I approached my daughter with horror.
I stumbled upon an artist by the name of Ralf Krause. I'm speechless. I wish these guy would sell most of his prints. I mean, why isn't this guy everywhere? Follow Ralf on Twitter at @eyeofthedesign Follow his work here as...
Each year during Black Friday, Vinegar Syndrome does a huge sale on their catalogue and they always have something up their sleeves. They have killer deals on their back catalogue, Exploitation TV, Limited Edition films, and most of all their monthly packages. Needless to say, there is something in there for any film fanatic.
The Case of 22 Neo-Giallos Laying In The Red Silk Midnight With Bloodstained Orchids and Laughing Windows
Giallo is a dying genre. It was never really successful by any means, but it did gain a huge cult following, inspiring countless filmmakers, and cinematographers around the globe. One of the main reasons the genre died, in my opinion, was because no one tried to reinvent it, leading to a constant barrage of black gloved killers with a Goblin or Goblin-esque score. There wasn’t anything wrong with that by any means, but it’s one of the reasons why the genre went away. You could even say the same thing for the slasher genre…
We buy a lot of movies each year and even though a ton are released, only a small handful really stand out. Here are Sean’s top Blu-ray releases of 2015, full comments about each film can be heard on our Best Of 2015 podcast episode:
We buy a lot of movies each year and even though a ton are released, only a small handful really stand out. Here are Brad’s top Blu-ray releases of 2015, full comments about each film can be heard on our Best Of 2015 podcast episode:
Each year there are films we discover through various means. Some films are raised from the dead on blu-ray via awesome companies like Arrow Films, some are more independent affairs left to be discovered on VOD and home media, while others have been left behind on VHS and re-discovered through various means. Here are Sean’s Top 10 Film Discoveries of 2015:
Each year there are films we discover through various means. Some films are raised from the dead on blu-ray via awesome companies like Arrow Films, some are more independent affairs left to be discovered on VOD and home media, while others have been left behind on VHS and re-discovered through various means. Here are Brad’s Top 10 Film Discoveries of 2015:
Here are Sean’s Top 10 Films released in 2015 on home media or theatrically. (In no particular order)