Phil Dean

The Last Exorcism (Major Spoilers)

In brief; It’s a good film. It may not be for everyone, but it’s a slow burn, much more of a character piece than I was expecting, and very effectively creepy at times. If that sounds like something that could potentially be your cup of tea, go check it out. If you’re looking for something … Continue reading


Horror-Comedy is a tough hybrid to master, since you’re balancing two seemingly incompatible emotional states. On the high end of this spectrum, you have films like An American Werewolf In London, in which you have fully developed characters, genuinely hilarious moments, and also genuinely terrifying ones. On the low end you have something from Uwe … Continue reading

Prerequisites For Watching A Film

What’s that? You’ve never watched a movie before? Don’t be scared. There’s just a couple of things you need to know before you pop that VHS into the machine, or plunk a nickel down at your local odeon. 1. Be alive. Also, as the movie plays, make sure that you’re looking at the screen that … Continue reading

I Guess This Is Growing Up

As the news came in from Comic-Con this past weekend, I pored over every article. Every juicy bit of news, from project announcements to press conferences. And there is quite a bit. Since the place has slowly turned into the Nerd Mecca over the years, all the major studios have been using it as their … Continue reading

Inception: In Glorious 2-D!!!

Inception won’t end up being my favorite movie of the year, but it is without a doubt the “best” movie of the year so far, to a degree that I don’t see it facing much of a challenge from any other in the coming months. This is the combined work of a group of master … Continue reading

Why I Have No Taste In Movies

I like Batman & Robin. A lot. Possibly even more than The Dark Knight. I thought that the shot-by-shot remake of Psycho was a good idea, and well executed. Very few of my favorite movies are not American made. And I’m a fan of Ben Affleck. . . as an actor. How did a (somewhat) … Continue reading