The Idiot Box

Reviews & Criticisms of all things Film related.


October 2015

The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel’s latest film The Last Witch Hunter, is about a witch hunter named Kaulder, who was cursed by a witch in the middle ages with eternal life. 800 hundred years later, Kaulder is working for a religious group as a peace keeper between witches and humans. After his handler is attacked, Kaulder goes on the hunt for the witch, and stumbles across a plan that could destroy the world.

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Vampires Worth Watching

There are so many vampire movies out there, and it is difficult to pick which ones I think are the best, which is why I have compiled a list of vampires films that I currently like. I have avoided adding movies that include werewolves and other supernatural creatures, simply because I may do another list based on that sub-genre. This list is short, but it includes some new favourites and an old favourite. I believe that all of these should be on every bodies list of must see movies, even if you are not a fan of vampires.

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Beware of Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak is the newest film from directer Guillermo del Toro, whose notable works include Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska, the film is a throwback to the classic gothic horror stories of old.

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Trick ‘r Treat

I’ve always loved a good anthology film, and it’s sad to say that good ones are few and far between. If you are wondering what an anthology film is, it is a film that consists of several short stories that are somehow all linked together.  I’m sure you’re all familiar with the popular examples such as Pulp Fiction, Paris Je t’aime and Love Actually.

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Scream: The TV Series.

For those of you who are fans of the franchise, Yes, Scream has now made the move from film series, to television series. More scariness to go around!

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The Martian

This sci-fi film, based on the Andy Weir novel of the same name, is so far, the best film I have seen in 2015.

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