When it comes to the mid-to-late nineties teen movie cycle, 10 Things I Hate About You stands head and shoulders above the rest. Out of the hundreds of teen comedies Hollywood churned out, 10 Things stands alongside Three O’Clock High as the genre’s high-water marks for technical craft* and ambition. You also have two STRONG (some might even say iconic) lead performances from Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, each seemingly trying to steal the movie from the other with their…
What happens when you take the existential dread and European locales of a Polanski film, add a dash of Argento’s vibrant color scheme, a pinch of DePalma’s voyeuristic tendencies, and two heaping spoonfuls of Lynchian dream logic?
I have no fucking idea!
But I’m sure it could end up looking a lot like Spider Labyrinth, a fun Italian horror flick from the country’s genre glory years, and a true “holy shit” movie if I’ve ever seen one.
Spider Labyrinth does…
As Marc, Ethan Embry gives, in my opinion, one of the most abrasive and obnoxious performances in the history of cinema. Dude needs to be drug out into a busy street and slapped for his crimes. I can’t be the only one to feel like this, right?
Just saying, he’s got some outstanding receipts…
I would also like to retroactively strip Armin Mueller-Stahl of his best supporting actor nomination in ‘96 and give the nod to Lucas’ turtleneck. Honorable mention goes to Corey’s bellybutton.
According to a quick Google search, The Expend4bles carried a budget of 100 million dollars.
This is impossible for several reasons.
1. The latest installment of the long running franchise carries the production value of the films Steven Seagal made in Romania in the early aughts.
2. 70% of the movie is heavily augmented with CGI, with entire scenes being performed in front of a green screen. This even includes interiors. Basically, they rented a warehouse somewhere to house a…