Sure, Hollywood is doing cartwheels trying to stop piracy of movies, shutting down certain internet sites and fining those who help piracy live on, but you can still download movies legally, and for free! That is, movies that are now in the public domain and freely available to redistribute. Public Domain Torrents has some pretty cool titles, such as Metropolis and Night of the Living Dead, while you can also choose to visit the Internet Archive: Feature Films site to browse a few more, like Nosferatu and Dressed To Kill. Not too shabby at all.
As many Harry Potter fans have heard, the next book released in the series is reported to be the last. Harry and friends will wrap up what they've set out to do, and that'll be how things will end. Or is it? Is it possible that the series could thrive on in another form, perhaps as a spin-off of some kind?
Here are my picks, in order, of the most likely scenario for spinning off the Harry Potter franchise:
Alright, so I haven't kept up my end of the bargain in keeping up with my B-flick reviews, but hopefully my preview of tonight's premiere episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror will whet the appetite for horror fans out there or maybe just those looking for their Halloween fright fix. Be forewarned, though -- the preview contains spoilers. Over on TV Squad, I'll continue to review each of the remaining 12 episodes throughout the show's run.
I'm a bit of a newcomer when it comes to Asian horror flicks. I'm not talking about the American remakes like The Ring or The Grudge, but the originals like Ringu and Ju-on. I had heard a lot about one particular Japanese horror flick that gave people nightmares for months, so of course I had to see it. The movie is Ôdishon (or Audition), and I now forget what sweet dreams are like.
I played the first Max Payne game on my PS2 years ago and remember thinking how very movielike the story and gameplay were. When the sequel was released, I just knew a movie wasn't far behind. Sure enough, 20th Century Fox has plans to put the pain-killer popping revenge seeker on the big screen. The story is said to center on the origin's of Max Payne, so should we assume that means prior to game one? I didn't think Max was much fun before that, but I could be wrong. From the story: "Unlike a novel, video games by nature leave gaps in the story, which allows filmmakers an opportunity to flesh out the story and fill those holes in a meaningful way." Funny, I thought novels did that.
I remember seeing Child's Play back in 1988 and laughing my fool head off at the mere thought of a puppet as a living, breathing brutal killer. I'd cackle out loud with my friends as Chucky would flail his floppy legs around, as his victim tried desperately to shake him off their neck. Sure, that was all fun for one movie, but five movies? With the recent DVD release of Seed of Chucky, it was time I found out.
Recently on a few movie-related forums I visit, I saw mention of Cabin Fever being the goriest movie they had ever seen. It's not an old movie, only having been in theaters two years ago. I remember the trailer not being anything special and thinking, "how could a movie about a disease be that scary?" For the most part I was right, and I want to know what Cabin Fever those folks on the forums saw because this can't be it.