Bad Movies

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Examining ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ (2014): Not a Review

In light of Michael Bay’s fifth (5th!) upcoming robot-sex movie, Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), I thought it appropriate to look back on Bay’s previous work on the franchise that has become synonymous with big, loud, brain-dead Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking, as well as obnoxious product placement and blatant, shameless international pandering. I have made my … Continue reading

‘Ghostbusters’ (2016): Sony’s Desperate Attempt to Reboot a Franchise

Directed by: Paul Feig || Produced by: Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal Screenplay by: Katie Dippold, Paul  Feig || Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth Music by: Theodore Shapiro || Cinematography: Robert Yeoman || Edited by: Melissa Bretherton, Brent White || Country: United States || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Conjuring’ (2013): The Most Overrated Horror Phenomenon of the 2010s

Directed by: James Wan || Produced by: Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan Screenplay by: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes || Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, Mackienzie Foy Music by: Joseph Bishara || Cinematography: John R. Leonetti || Edited by: Kirk M. Morri || Country: … Continue reading

‘Thor’ (2011): Marvel Movies Are Graded on a Curve

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne || Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins Music by: Patrick Doyle || Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos || Edited by: Paul Rubell || Country: … Continue reading

‘Spotlight’ (2015): The Most Boring Dramatization Ever

Directed by: Tom McCarthy || Produced by: Blye Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar Screenplay by: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer || Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John  Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci Music by: Howard Shore || Cinematography by: Masanobu Takayanagi || Edited by: Tom McArdle || Country: United … Continue reading

‘The Lunchbox’ (2013): Indian Awards-Bait

Directed by: Ritesh Batra || Produced by: Arun Rangachari, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga Screenplay by: Ritesh Batra || Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharai Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, Yashvi Puneet, Lillete Dubey Music by: Max Richter || Cinematography by: Michael Simmonds || Edited by: John F. Lyons || Country: India, France, Germany … Continue reading

‘La Ciénega’ (2001): A Humid, Drunken Stupor

Directed by: Lucrecia Martel || Produced by: Lita Stantic Screenplay by: Lucrecia Martel || Starring: Graciela Borges, Mercedes Moran, Martin Adjemian, Daniel Valenzuela, Leonara Balcarce, Silvia Bayle, Sofia Bertolotto, Juan Cruz Bordeu Cinematography: Hugo Colace || Edited by: Santiago Ricci || Country: Argentina || Language: Spanish Running Time: 103 minutes Roger Ebert described this film … Continue reading

‘Anchorman 2’ (2013): The Legend Stalls

Directed by: Adam McKay || Produced by: Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Screenplay by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay || Starring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, James Marsden Music by: Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau || Cinematography: Oliver Wood || Editing by: Brent White, Melissa Bretherton || Country: United States … Continue reading

‘Alien vs Predator: Requiem’ (2007): The Spinoff Sequel Nobody Asked For

Directed by: The Brothers Strause || Produced by: John Davis, David Giler, Walter Hill Screenplay by: Shane Salerno || Starring: Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Daniel C. Pearl || Editing by: Dan Zimmerman || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 94 minutes So … Continue reading

‘Alien Resurrection’ (1997): Now with Extra Gore

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet || Produced by: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Bill Badalato Screenplay by: Joss Whedon || Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif, Leland Orser, Dan Hedaya, J.E. Freeman, Kim Flowers, Raymond Cruz Music by: John Frizzzell || Cinematography: Darius Khondji || Editing by: … Continue reading