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GODZILLA VS. CYNEMA

Cynema or Not Cynema I started this blog not to review movies, but to examine the effects of cynicism on filmmaking. If you go through these posts you’ll find they aren’t reviews but rather how we view our entertainment and often take it for granted while lowering our acceptance standards. SPOILERS AHEAD! GOT IT? SPOILERS […]

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Short Horror Film ‘Agatha’ Racks Up 800K Views in Four Days – Watch It Here

  The short horror film Agatha is taking the genre by storm. Fresh off its festival tour, the film has now premiered on Crypt TV and received nearly 800k views in just its first four days. In Agatha, from director Timothy Vandenberg and starring Jessica Farmer, Penny Kohut, and Louise Ogle, “The orphan train comes daily, spilling hundreds of […]

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The Assassination of Tara Reid

Tara Reid: Target “How many more years are [the media] going to pick on me? There’re other new young bad girls. Move on to someone else.” – Tara Reid Putting it on the table…why Tara Reid? “But I keep working. I keep moving,” she said. “I’m not going to let these people not let me […]

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We Need To Talk About Michael

  News of Jamie Lee Curtis’s return to the long-running Halloween franchise almost broke the Internet a few weeks ago. Some online posts were akin to The Beatles US arrival or the announcement of The Force Awakens. Blumhouse has taken the reigns and hopes to run with it. Part of this Cynema post asks, “to […]

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Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes

The Sites Rotten Tomatoes ruined the summer 2017 boxoffice. The New York Times published this article on film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes (read here). The site has been around almost twenty years. I was first introduced to it back in 2003-2004. As the Internet gained more of a foothold, Rotten Tomatoes expanded its base; […]

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Who Ya Gonna Call Out?

Critical Thinking Cynema is not a film review series.  Ghostbusters 2016 got a lot of shit before it was released. This article is a companion piece to my previous “Critical Thinking” essay. Ghostbusters 2016 is not funny and as a result I will argue that it’s really not a movie. The trailer holds a record […]

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Critical Thinking

Actress and well known horror star, Caroline Williams tweeted an article this morning that dovetailed with several previous Cynema posts. Director Brett Ratner called out the dangers of aggregate film score sites like Rotten Tomatoes or the similar Metacritic in an article that devolves into a promo for his upcoming films. You can read it […]

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Suspension of Disbelief in Film Dysmorphia

Suspension of Disbelief? Sit through this annoying video up until the 5:00 mark. The fan boy “host” in the above video talks in attention deficit tweets. The video uses jump cut “hip” editing to spill out unabashed respect and love for the CGI technique that brought Peter Cushing back from the grave in “Rogue One.” […]

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Road to Death House Part 4: Open Letter

  Friday. November 11th. Death House is officially done.  Like the 2016 election, it will soon be in the hands of the people to make their decision. Hear my personal views on this film at 22:30 here on Postmortem Radio just published Nov. 8, 2016: HERE Postmortem Radio Episode 016 – Inside the Death House […]

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Crypt TV Launches New Site Crypt Haunt To Connect You With The Best Halloween Attractions Across The Nation

  It’s that amazing time of year, Halloween season. One of the best parts of Halloween are creeping down the scary halls of haunts waiting for something to jump out at you or for someone to grab you. Genre brand Crypt TV is ready to connect you with the biggest and best Halloween attractions and Haunted […]

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