All the ads for Saw VII — as well as, look at that, its own subtitle, The Final Chapter — made it loud and clear that this nonsense was finally, mercifully coming to a halt. For the time being.
There’s no way Lionsgate was going to let such a cash cow, even a decaying one, simply end for good when there’s still some coin to be earned at the box office. So, it’s no surprise when BloodyDisgusting reports that the studio are now aiming to reboot the recently-deceased franchise for their own, or, at the very least, put an eighth movie into motion; no matter what, they assure us “Jigsaw will return.”
I’ll take their word for it, if not any enthusiasm some will undoubtedly feel upon hearing such news. The original Saw, from what I can recall, was fine; the second, even at a younger age, felt extremely contrived; and then I just tuned out for years and years. And, no, an “update” or “new spin” is not going to make me invested in giving things another shot. Come on.
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When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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