Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Chucky Week: 'Seed of Chucky' (2004)
enjoyed Seed of Chucky when it was released in 2004, and I was happy to see Chucky creator Don Mancini finally get the chance to direct a movie in the series that's become essentially his life's work. But revisiting the movie a decade later, I wasn't nearly as entertained. The self-reflexive elements of the movie have not aged well, and while some of the humor is still effective (I was pretty impressed with Mancini's commitment to the dumb "Made in Japan" joke that recurs throughout the entire movie), a lot of it is pretty painful. Bride of Chucky manages to be campy while also functioning more or less as a coherent thriller about Chucky and Tiffany on a killing spree; Seed is a full-on comedy with minimal internal logic and a paper-thin story. If the jokes don't land, there's basically nothing else there.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Chucky Week: 'Bride of Chucky' (1998)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Chucky Week: 'Child's Play 3' (1991)
Monday, October 27, 2014
Chucky Week: 'Child's Play 2' (1990)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Chucky Week: 'Child's Play' (1988)
Halloween and Hellraiser series (and I tackled Leprechaun around St. Patrick's Day), so this year I thought I'd take a look at the Chucky series, which marked 25 years last October with the release of the sixth movie, Curse of Chucky. I've always had a soft spot for Chucky, although I actually hadn't seen all the movies before starting this project. One of the highlights of my critical career is a random email I got from Chucky creator Don Mancini back in 2006, saying that he enjoyed reading my movie reviews in Las Vegas Weekly and was also a fan of this blog (which, as far as I know, continues to enjoy a minuscule readership). So if somehow Mancini is still reading, I hope I can do justice to his creation.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Triskaidekaphilia: 'The 13 Cold-Blooded Eagles' (1993)
On the 13th of each month, I write about a movie whose title contains the number 13.
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)