Movie Review: “Jigsaw”

         In 2017, the Saw series was a hazy memory, a blood-coated fever pitch dream filled with contrivances, twists and turns, and grueling punishment. I like the…

Movie Review: “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter”

         In 2010, the Saw series cemented itself as one of the most successful horror series’ in history, with the seventh installment alleged as the final film…

Movie Review: “Saw VI”

         In 2009, the Saw film franchise had shown the first chinks in its armor the year prior with the release of Saw V (my least favorite…

Movie Review: “Saw V”

         In 2008, the Saw brand continued to expand with a fifth installment. After the series high of Saw III, the fourth film experienced a decline in…

Movie Review: “Saw IV”

         In 2007, the Saw franchise was on cloud nine after Saw III set a new ceiling for the level of success the series could attain. In…

Movie Review: “Saw III”

         In 2006, the Saw franchise was at its peak in-terms of popularity and mainstream appeal. Arguments raged on about whether it was “torture porn” or high…

Movie Review: “Saw II”

         In 2005, Twisted Pictures was on the map and distributor Lions Gate knew they had struck franchise gold, neither of them had any intent on not…

Movie Review: “Saw”

         In 2004, Leigh Whannell and James Wan aligned with each other for the first installment in the Saw film series, with Whannell devising the screenplay and…

Movie Review: “Lucky”

   I had not heard a lot about Lucky ahead of the fact. The film premiered on the Shudder streaming service on March 4th, 2021, and so, in other words, only a couple months…

Movie Review: “Mortal Kombat”

   Videogames and movies don’t always go hand in hand like you might expect they would. Gun to your head – what’s the best videogame turned movie adaptation? Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective…

Movie Review: “Godzilla vs Kong”

   Almost as soon as it hit HBO Max, I watched “Godzilla vs. Kong” for a couple of reasons. The first is that I’m a Godzilla fanatic – have been…

Movie Review: “Big Ass Spider!”

It's the theme of regular Joe’s working their regular jobs who are confronted with the extraordinary and have to rise above the perceived smallness of their lives in order to achieve greatness that elevates “Big Ass Spider” more than I thought possible. The film smartly keeps its characters focused on their goals without drowning in pathos or hubris.

The Gray Fox Blog: – “Facebook, a French film, and a Reemerging Box Office”

   I have not written a new installment to The Gray Fox Blog in a while, and so, I have decided to remedy that. We’ve begun our ascent into the month of April,…

Movie Review: “Castle Freak”

   For those of you who the information has not already been relayed to in some way or another, I have a fairly loyal affection for Full Moon Features‘ early catalogue,…

Movie Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

   I can still remember when Godzilla first arrived in 2014 (a review I wrote around the time of its release), ushering in a new era for the gargantuan lizard and paving the…

Movie Review: “Cannibal Holocaust”

  Cannibal Holocaust is a film I hadn’t had on the docket for Readers Digested. As you might have seen with my more recent reviews of A Serbian Film and The Golden Glove, I am…

Movie Review: “Among the Living”

   I have not reviewed many French horror films on Readers Digested. Actually, on second thought, this is actually a first, believe it or not. I like that. After all, it means that…

Movie Review: “Child’s Play” (1988)

      As I have hit on prior, in spite having written as many reviews as I have, and in spite of having written for as long as I…