There is no question that Henry Cavill is one of the games biggest actors today, and he shows little signs of slowing down. Ever since he first came on the scene with Showtime's The Tudors, it was pretty obvious this man was destined for bigger things. And that is precisely what has happened since the period drama.
Need For Speed has officially returned for another installment of illegal street racing and continuously dodging the police. This latest title promises more high octane action and fewer microtransactions. The long-running racing series has been one of the top choices for gamers when it comes to getting their fix of burying the needle in some of the world’s fastest vehicles. Some of the last iterations have been criticized for straying away from what the fans were used to experiencing when firing this game up. But thankfully, Need For Speed Heat is getting back to the basics with a slick new coat of paint.
Every year I love watching the Academy Awards. The films showcased are some of the best ever made, and it is great to honor the individuals that put so much into these unbelievable motion pictures. But this past year something was missing, something that needs to be there. It's the kind of thing when you realize it's absent from the Academy’s agenda; you can’t believe the event thought it could get away without having it. And I am not talking about a host. No, this missing necessity has been MIA since the start of it all, and it is such a crucial part of moviemaking. Many of the films that have walked away with Oscars would not be what they are if it was not for these brave men and women. These courageous, death-defying artists I am referring to are those that risk their lives to pull off the stunts in movies. And knowing this, one must ask why the Oscars do not have a category for Best Stunt Coordination.
There is no question that all over the world, one can find talented filmmakers. But one place that is known for putting out unique movies is South Korea. Many of the country's filmmakers continuously put out amazing titles that astonish audiences all over the world. Of all these celebrated auteurs of cinema, Bong Joon-Ho's work is simply masterful. Bong is responsible for some excellent, thought-provoking, high concept films like Snowpiercer and The Host. His next unsettling vision of the world seemingly shifts gears into something much different.
There has been some great content coming out for television, as well as streaming services, and the world of cinema continues to put out some fantastic titles. But not every release that makes its way to the big screen results in financial glory, and some don’t even make a profit. There is one term studios want to avoid like the plague when it comes to how their films finish up monetarily at the box office.
At first glance, The Dark Red looks like most horror films that revolve around occultist themes, taken newborn babies, and demonic possession. The whole thing starts you out feeling like you have already been here before, and last time it was a much more beautiful place. It's not hard to imagine everyone watching this teaser to write the film off and hope somehow some way you’ll get those precious minutes back. While that will never happen, something else that felt impossible does. All of a sudden, this promo begins to catch your attention. A baby in a box and a woman licking the blood off her fingers will pique anyone's curiosity. This rapid shift in momentum continues to intensify. And then at around a minute twenty seconds, The Dark Red starts to show its true colors. This is no ordinary cult film. This film looks like one wild ride into the genre that horror fanatics will not want to miss.