Click here for 10 movies like/similar to Superbad. These films are all realted to Superbad in some way. Even if it is just because they are funny experiences of teenagers!
Tired of the same old kiddie Christmas fare? Here are ten flicks that adults can watch to enjoy the holidays, too!
A psychological interpretation of The Godfather Waltz. The trumpet is The Godfather. Analysing why The Godfather Waltz is the most dangerous of dances.
I was watching all the Terminator movies in order of release date, because Dark Fate came out recently. I nearly forgot how bad some of the Terminator films were.
Twenty-five years after its initial release, this film still remains one of the most beloved movies of its generation. Why is that? Benjamin Cox digs deep to uncover Shawshank's secrets.
The fourth Herbie film signalled the tragic demise of a much-loved series with Disney's magical VW appearing in a movie that was total BS. Benjamin Cox pulls over to investigate.
Chinese movies are not all about martial arts, some of them also tackle the subject of growing up. Here are 10 examples.
Feral is another movie about another group of students who go camping. Something is out there and it's not just them. Is this another run-of-the-mill virus flick?
Japan's film culture has always been an eccentric one, but where their bizarre imaginations really shine, in my opinion, is in their horror cinema. This article is my personal list of the best films.
If you are looking for something to stream online and think that sci-fi and horror/thriller go hand in hand like wine and cheese then look no further. These 10 films show you where you can watch them.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe stars Olwen Kelly as Jane. With a simple storyline, the full movie needs a little explanation.
I talk about the importance of narration in movies and highlight 10 films that have great narrators.
I explain how silent characters in movies can still be effective storytellers and engaging players in terms of portraying horror, innocence, mental illness, physical handicaps, or products of their era.
Learn all you really need to know about life while watching horror movies. You would be amazed at all the important life lessons you can take away from watching scary movies.
Scorsese's original Mafia picture takes the fight to Francis Ford Coppola and manages to last the distance. Benjamin Cox takes a look back at a film that is still setting the standard for gangster films after all these years.
Rian Johnson arrives with what is the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back and what is quite possibly the best Star Wars film to date.
The original Ip Man released in 2008 and tells the story of master Ip Man, a teacher of Wing Chun. It's director Wilson Yip wanted to develop a biographical movie based on the martial arts teacher and his life.
Learn ten despicable facts about junk-shop owner Watto from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace!
En route to Japan for a recent holiday, it only seemed fitting to indulge with a recent award-winning film from that country. Benjamin Cox turned the dubbing off and liked what he saw.
Do you scare easily? It's the right season for fear. Let me help you get in the spirit with fifteen horror movies to help set the mood.
This article examines eight disturbing must-see movies that are guaranteed to linger in viewers' minds long after their closing credits.
This analysis of Frank Darabont's film 'The Green Mile' taken from Stephen King's book explores the symbols that pertain to the allegorical meaning of the Christian tradition.
I explain how ambiguous movie endings can create interesting ideas about plot and character development using the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
TNT's dramatization of the birth of Microsoft and Apple follows the lives of Jobs and Gates as they set to change the world forever while trying to "destroy" each other.
Bond, James Bond. The iconic agent made his debut in 1962 with the arrival of Dr No. 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond in celluloid. In order to celebrate this anniversary I've compiled here my own Fifty fascinating facts about suave British spy for your delectation.
These movies like "The First Time" will remind you that sometimes, you'll find true love when you least expect it.
The graphic novel adaptation starring Mads Mikkelsen as a retiring hitman who is forced back into his career is now streaming on Netflix. The noir actioner also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Matt Lucas, Robert Maillet, and Richard Dreyfuss.
The Denis Villeneuve directed sequel hits theaters October 6 with special screenings held the night before in some areas. Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star.
It’s the stuff of dreams. A geek’s ultimate heaven manifested in digital flesh. But is the Oasis of Ready Player One fame possible in our world?
The Jovovich-Anderson Resident Evil saga finally ended so now we can list the good, the bad and the uninspiring. Zombie action with its highs and very lows. We hope you enjoy our pick for the best Resident Evil movie.
Examine Luke's numerous lightsaber battles to determine why he's one of the most underrated Jedi throughout Star Wars!
Are you looking for movies like Dear John? You've landed on a perfect spot. Let's take a look at some of the similar movies.
While the 80s were fantastic for zombie movies, the next decade was not. Compiling the best 90s zombie movies list took some time and ended up being a mixed bag. Start with the top five, then decide if you want more.
Countdown six heroes who lived through our favorite scary movies! Until the subsequent films, that is.
It's been a few weeks since reviewing, but it's a brand new year and I'm back with a brand new movie review. Do the Bad Boys overcome the next set of baddies and will it be as awesome as what came before? Let's find out!
Thor is a phenomenal, thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience, one that makes you emotionally connect with the hero and the villain.
A look at the evolution of Zombies in film starting with the slow, mindless creatures of 'Night of the Living Dead' to the recent chaotic monsters in 'World War Z'.
Sometimes, the best of movies are the least recognized ones. Here's a list of 10 Bollywood movies that deserve more attention and praise.
Movies make changes from the books that inspire them, because time and artistic licenses play a role in their creation. This is a list of the differences between the Twilight novel versus the movie. The changes from the book to the big screen has sometimes caused controversy among fans.
The 1970s proved to be an important era for groundbreaking films. A brief overview of the period and its most influential films are discussed.
Romantic comedies have become a beloved film genre (and guilty pleasure) for many moviegoers. Even the best rom-coms are full of clichés, and many poke fun at just how frequently they re-occur. Let's take a look at the top 10 romantic romantic comedy movie clichés.
In 2016, Colorado became only the 6th US state to legalize euthanasia, reminding us that the debate hasn’t budged much since the first film on this list of 10 movies was released in 1948.
A case study of the postmodern romantic comedy '(500) Days of Summer' and its peculiar narrative that subverts the conventions of the genre.
Do you need a good pep talk? Sports movies have been giving us some of the best motivational speeches since the beginning of time. Here are 10 pep talks that encourage you to fight, persevere and always, always remain true to yourself.
No-one can be told what 'The Matrix' is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, Benjamin Cox isn't one to turn down a challenge so he'll give it a go.
The 12 best movie trilogies since 2000. Your favorite movies from the Avengers to Planet of the Apes to Batman and so much more. Who made the cut?
Are the Batman and the Joker really half-brothers? We say yes, with plenty of evidence from the movie Joker (2019). This article contains spoilers.
DC treats us to another entry from their cinematic universe, are we still on the path of glory riding along the success of their last theatrical ventures or are we misfiring again? Let's take a look!
This is simply a list of predominantly independent and foreign films that communicate ideas in unique ways, most often through the heavy use of symbolism. Not all of these can technically be referred to as “abstract,” but there should be...
Sabrina is a Netflix Original from Indonesia. A spooky doll flick that recently dropped onto the platform classified as a horror-thriller. From director Rocky Soraya, Sabrina is about a doll maker who owns a toy company. Sabrina isn't a normal doll though. What does she want?
Robert Zemeckis' time-travelling adventure is a near-perfect blend of sci-fi, comedy, action and magic. Benjamin Cox travels back to 1985 to examine the first film in an iconic trilogy.
How the movie "Titanic" empowers women. Women's empowerment. Titanic meaning and analysis. Psychological analysis of Titanic movie. Feminist analysis of Titanic movie. Rose deWittbukater.
The DC Universe has rich guys. However Marvel has a plethora of them. So much so, I couldn’t narrow it down enough. When we justify wealth, we need to look at heads of state versus the industrialists.
Moviegoers and audiences everywhere can't get enough of a good horror flick. Some of the most acclaimed and iconic films of the genre shined during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and this period in Tinseltown introduced beloved movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man.
I have read many reviews on this movie and they all seem to be the same. I wanted to have parts explained to me though! This is a spoiler-filled review to tell you what I uncovered.
The little black dress, or LBD, is an epic fashion staple and a coveted article of clothing in women's wardrobe. Some of the greatest LBD's have appeared on the silver screen by our favorite film stars. Let's take a look at the most iconic little black dresses in film history.
I provide a list of 10 movies for someone to watch who has never seen a classic movie before, specifically those made between 1930-1970.
Like an asthmatic marathon runner, this fourth entry collapsed over the line with nothing left to give. Benjamin Cox grabs a foil sheet and helps it to a nearby paramedic.
One woman whose faith guided her footsteps to a lifetime of service far from home. This is the story of Gladys Aylward, a missionary to China.
Dropping on DVD and Blu-ray April 24, 2018, 7 Guardians of the Tomb is a bad movie that knows it's bad and it feels like it's kind of ashamed of it.
Writer and director Kim Yong-hwa's fantasy drama is a sentimental expedition stuffed with impeccable acting, creative cinematography, and gorgeous special effects.
At long last, the merc with a mouth gets his own show on the big screen - and it's also given the treatment the character deserves. Benjamin Cox likes what he sees very much.
Part 2 of my investigation into the wild world of "Eurospy" movies - cheap, low budget secret agent flicks made in the '60s to capitalize on the James Bond craze.
The year 2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the timeless classic, The Sound of Music. This article explores the values embodied in this beloved film that contribute to its epic popularity.
Tim Burton's 1988 beloved cult classic film Beetlejuice stars Michael Keaton as the devious titular character. Since its release, the film has become a fan-favorite for Halloween. With an impressive cast including Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, and Geena Davis, Beetlejuice became a smash hit.
We've all sat there, rewinding the movies, pausing them, going frame-by-frame to find hidden images left for us by Disney artists. This installment will point out some of the secrets to "Aladdin."
Everything changes when you meet the one. Watch these movies like The Spectacular Now and fall in love all over again.
A review of At Eternity's Gate, the 2018 film about Vincent van Gogh's last year and a half in Arles, France. Van Gogh is brilliantly played by Willem Dafoe.
There have been many films about Vietnam and the war, but only a few are truly great films. Here's a list of the absolute best.
Bookish Notions The Wizard of OZ movie (1939) has captured viewers for years, 75 years to be exact. The book, written by L. Frank Baum in 1900, was the inspiration behind the timeless classic. The problem, though, is that the movie does not follow...
I love movies that touch on realistic depictions of Paganism and Witchcraft, and was thrilled to stumble on this somewhat obscure film with a brilliant cast. Here's my review of the Last Keepers.
Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece Citizen Kane is often credited by film scholars, historians, and reviewers as the best film ever made.
This is where Bad Taste meets Science Fiction. Weird Glamor in TV and the Movies. Where aliens clash with Bad hair and Sad clothes. Its outrageous! You'll scream. Its Weird Sci-Fi Glamour!
Below I discuss my 28-year-old take on the book and movie, "The Fault in Our Stars" and try to explain why it is different from other stories for teens.
Literature's most famous single lady burst onto the big screen in an all-star rom-com. But is it worth bothering with, especially if you're a middle-aged and overweight and male film critic? Benjamin Cox grabs a bottle of chardonnay and finds out.
The Godfather and its sequel The Godfather II has become a part of American culture. The Godfather quotes enrich our language and travel from film to film as an homage to the original screenplays. This articles reviews some of the greatest Godfather quotes along with the movie clips.
Horror movies are especially popular at Halloween. We'll take a look at the most popular horror movies of all time.
When you can't breathe, you can't laugh either. Benjamin Cox goes back to the jungle to check out one of the most notorious bombs of the Nineties and there's no way he's getting in the water!
In my history classes, I have students do a written assignment in which they historically evaluate a feature film that relates to class material. In other words, they must distinguish historically valuable information in the movie from material that...
One of the most legendary and iconic movies in history, "Casablanca" remains one of the best after all this time. Benjamin Cox takes a look at what makes this unforgettable film so good.
This film had everything: the cast (including Halle Berry's first topless scene), the budget, the locations and yet, it managed to disappoint. Let's take a look back at Dominic Sena's Swordfish!
A family's serene woodside vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
Jesse Stone is still Paradise's Police Chief, he still drinks, he still likes women and he has a new dog.
Tired of looking for the best gymnastics movies and getting a bunch of cheerleading flicks instead? Look no further, here are the 6 best gymnastics movies that will be sure to satisfy!
Alien contact movies come in a lot of different genres. We've seen action, comedy, drama, horror and pure science fiction heartfelt magic like Spielberg's movies. Have a look at my list with some of the greatest first contact movies.
Is there more to this dark thriller than some famous lines and Eastwood's iconic Magnum? Benjamin Cox looks back at the original super-cop and finds it uncomfortable viewing.
Harry Potter movies series is embraced by many of even the most fastidious book fans, despite its many changes to the source material, and here are 10 reasons why.
The story of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' is a cherished holiday tale known worldwide. The reason being, in my opinion, is that there is so much we can relate with Grinch when the stressful holiday season comes around. In this article, I take a look at the Grinch and his personality.
Aaron comes back to his hometown after his father passes away to help his grieving mother, but soon stumbles across a magic artifact that makes all his wishes come true... at a price! DUN DUN DUN!!
The final part of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy had an awful lot to live up to including fans' fevered expectations. Benjamin Cox can forgive a few faults, however.
Natalie wakes up inside of a world straight out of a romantic comedy with everyone in her life playing the stereotypical supporting cast as she must find love in order to escape back into her own reality.
Legendary screen bad-ass Charles Bronson made lots of movies in his long career, but fans will always remember him best as vigilante Paul Kersey from the "Death Wish" film series.
Whether you're looking for famous people with dyslexia or want an educational documentary, these four will do the trick.
There have been many, many movies and documentaries made about real life musicians. Some of them have been critically acclaimed (Ray, Amadeus, This Is It, A Hard Day's Night) while others have been...
If you think all the ripoffs of the Blairwitch Project and Paranormal Activity are no longer scary, you can thank Japan as they have taken to the subgenre like ducks to a pond. Here are 5 of the best:
In 1986's "Trick or Treat," nerdy high school headbanger Eddie raises his favorite rock star from the dead, which leads to chaos at his high school's Halloween dance.
With a literal universe of characters to choose from, it's not easy picking the coolest. Benjamin Cox looks at his top 20 - is your favourite among them?
Besides the British film adaption of 'Pride and Prejudice,' there have been many movies over the years that have had similar stories. You may not have heard of them all, here are seven to consider.
Described by one critic as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, can this film really live up to its wretched reputation or is it much, much worse? Benjamin Cox suddenly regrets being a critic himself.
Hitchcock's 1958 film Vertigo features a man driven to obsession over his lost love. Scottie attempts to reconstruct a woman to fit his idea of beauty and perfection, but this new woman is merely an illusion that will not hold up in reality.
Disney's run with the Star Wars franchise has seen many debates, but chief among them is using the Force. Some fans have called Rey a Mary Sue for being able to use the Force so quickly, while others supported it. But do you really need it?
The slasher genre is one of the most beloved subgenres in the horror movie industry. But where did this cultural phenomenon get its roots? How did it come to be? In this article, I try to shed a little more light on this topic.
This article analyzes the cinematography of Ozu's Tokyo Story and how it reflects the historical period of post-WWII Japan.
As a standalone movie, Evil Dead is good. Problems arise when we place it in the original Raimi universe. You can't replace a cult figure like Campbell and Raimi's excellent direction.
The movie, A Room With a View (James Ivory, 1986) is a narrative of tensions between opposing forces; masculine and feminine, fixity and freedom, indoors and outdoors, looking and being observed. In spite of its happy ending, I detect a current of darkness underneath an otherwise sparkling narrative
Hollywood is full of movies featuring epic, ugly-duckling-to-beautiful swan moments. Whether it's a girl finding out she's heir to royalty (The Princess Diaries) or an FBI agent going undercover in a beauty pageant (Miss Congeniality), films are full of fabulous beauty transformations.
There are some movie characters you loathe and hate with a passion, whether it's because they're tried and true villains or simply because you just love to hate them. Characters like Lord Voldemort, Nurse Ratchet and Regina George are just some of the top 20 most hated movie characters of all time.
Come with me as I take a look back at one of the most polarizing superhero films of all time ; Ang Lee's Hulk !
A meteorite from outer-space lands near a small town, releasing a mysterious jelly-like creature that devours everything in its path.
Remember a time when 'Fast & Furious' was about street racers stealing some radios? Those days are gone! It has the soundtrack, action, one-liners, and family aspect of a 'Fast & Furious' movie. But does it work? This is my take on the new Fast & Furious movie, Hobbs & Shaw.
Countdown several baffling character choices in Netflix's film adaptation of hit anime series Death Note!
The Young Victoria, a 2008 film directed by Jean-Marc Valle and starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, and Paul Bettany, tells the story of Victoria’s ascent to the throne. The movie gives a brief depiction of Victoria’s early life and her hatred of the Kensington system, a strict set of rules placed on her by her mother and her mother’s advisor, Sir John Conroy, but the movie primarily focuses on the events that take place between 1836 and 1840, chronicling Victoria’s rise to the throne, early re
Here I discuss relationships between male and female characters in movies which are strictly friendly but important to the movie's plot and character development.
New to the Netflix line-up and hotter than a sinner in church is teenybopper film To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Certainly not anything new or exciting but its relatability has people lined up around the block to watch it. So why is it so appealing?
Not really one for ballet or horror films, Benjamin Cox concedes that combining the two may be the way forward - assuming you have a padded cell ready and keep him away from sharp objects!
Barry Jenkins employs a subtle device to reflect what is happening on the screen; the use of color. He tells the story of Chiron visually, as well as through dialogue.
The Silent Child is a short film released in 2017, which won an Academy Award for it's excellent and moving portrayal of a young deaf child who is affected greatly by sign language. This film raises awareness for the importance of sign language in schools - very important film!
For a fan of the Harry Potter books, some of the characters in the movies were disappointing. Here's a list of the top five worst characters in the Harry Potter films based on the books.
Mini reviews of "Creature" and "Slipstream," two cheap sci-fi movies from a dollar store double feature DVD.
It's big, it's loud, it's fun! It's Godzilla! Let's look back at the notorious first American attempt at adapting the classic Japanese monster tale!
With the newest entry to the X-Men franchise coming up, I take a moment to look at the ways in the past where the big bad has been defeated.
Long missing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is it time to bring the wall-crawler back in from the cold? Benjamin Cox looks back at the first proper attempt to show Spidey on the big screen.
Here we have a look at all the Re-Animator movies in order, released to this date. Re-Animator as a whole is an intermittent but over-the-top story.
Although the idea has already been raised in the old Expanded Universe, the recent Disney interpretations of the franchise have once again broached the question. So let's look at it for fun.
If you haven't seen these horror films before you turn thirty you are missing some of the most important films in the genre.
Kirk's final mission with the original crew pushes the series in terms of story, effects, and performances. The result is probably the best Star Trek film so far. Benjamin Cox beams up for a look.
“I hate anyone that isn’t white Protestant,” begins Danny Vinyard, his words permeating into the humid VeniceBeach air, drawing explicit amens from his overweight Nazi friend whose mitt of a hand captures his speech with a recorder....
The first 'Avengers' movie uses contrasts and conflicts between characters to bring together the feel of how the team will work together as one. Loki is a cool villain, and even the film's MacGuffin is cool. Just an all-around stellar action/superhero movie.
Ded Na Si Lolo (Grandpa Is Dead) is an indie movie with a hilarious way of depicting Filipino superstitious beliefs surrounding the dead, as well as the resolution of some family issues.
Makings of a love story. Makings of an epic love story. Epic love story characteristics. Epic love story elements. Elements of an epic love story. Epic love story. Epic love stories. Love stories.
Remote locations and small towns make for some terrific and scary horror movies. Knowing the protagonists cannot escape easily add extra tension to already frightening themes. This is a ranked list of 5. How many have you seen?
Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet was controversial for its depiction of teen violence in a modern world rife with gang warfare and school shootings. The film does not trivialize or sensationalize violence, but rather shows the tragic consequences of such behavior.