3 items from 2013
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 21 Nov 2013 - 05:51
The underappreciated films of 1999 are the focus in our last list of 90s overlooked greats...
The year 1999 was a significant year for film in many ways. Apart from being the year that George Lucas began his Star Wars prequels with The Phantom Menace, it also saw the release of The Blair Witch Project, a horror film which became one of the first to use the internet as a marketing tool, resulting in a massive hit. The Matrix ushered in a new age of special effects filmmaking, arguably paving the way for the superhero blockbusters crowding into multiplexes today.
Mainly, though, 1999 was simply a brilliant year for film. Justly lauded movies like Fight Club, The Green Mile and Eyes Wide Shut aside, there were a huge number of films that didn't get the critical or financial success they deserved - so many, »
Back in the Game, Season 1, Episode 6, “Night Games”
Directed by David Katzenberg
Written by Scott Boden Hodges
Airs Wednesdays at 8:30pm Est on ABC
Back in the Game loses its way again this week as it continues to stick to a structure that simply doesn’t work. Once again we see those horribly distracting titles at the beginning of the episode that introduce characters we should already know by now. This show is quite similar to some of its competitors, Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs in particular. With each of these shows airing Halloween episodes this week, and each being family-driven comedies, these similarities stand out. “Night Games” is a combination of the two story lines that can be seen in both last night’s episodes of Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs. Similarly to Pete from Trophy Wife, The Cannon is motivated by his annoyance of youngsters on Halloween. »
Featuring the big screen debut of Lisa Kudrow (Friends), the deeply unsettling horror exploitation movie The Unborn stars Brooke Adams and Jeff Hayenga as Virginia and Brad Marshall, a couple whose unsuccessful attempts at having a child see them turning to IVF specialist Dr. Richard Meyerling (James Karen) for help. Initially overjoyed when she is eventually confirmed to be pregnant, Virginia soon senses something is not quite right anda disturbing encounter with another of Dr. Meyerling’s patients confirms her very worst fears. Thing go from bad to worse as it becomes shockingly clear that her unborn foetus is very much in charge of the proceedings and Dr. Meyerling doesn’t have his patients interests at heart.
I thought I’d seen it all »
- Phil Wheat
3 items from 2013