Daily Archives

April 5, 2019

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Pet Sematary | Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer

April 5, 2019

Stephen King adaptations are as popular and generic as ever, despite claims of some kind of renaissance, and this latest iteration of Pet Sematary is hardly an exception. Based very loosely on one of King’s most idiosyncratic and melodramatic novels, this is more of a clumsy remake of the previous 1989 film adaptation, wherein the Creed family moves to a new home in rural Maine and discovers that the local titular sematary has some evil supernatural properties — specifically, that anything you bury…

Continue Reading

#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Shazam! | David F. Sandberg

Perhaps setting itself up as a corrective to the rest of the DC comics films, which are apparently perceived to be overly dark and serious, Shazam! [sic] is more kid-friendly fare, what with its host of adolescent characters, its good-natured it’s-about-family moralizing, and its relatively…

April 5, 2019
In Review | Online film and music criticism