SFIFF 62 – A Day at the SFFILM Festival

The Worst Show on the Web enters its second decade of coverage of the SFFILM Festival with our attendance at their 62nd Annual Film Festival. What used to be known as the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is running now through April 23 at a variety of venues in the Bay Area. My day…

Review – The Third Time is NOT the Charm! (“Hellboy”)

OMG, another remake?? Seriously? Apparently graphic novelist Mike Mignola, who created Hellboy, wanted a grittier, bloodier, R-rated version of his character and, since he couldn’t get director Guillermo Del Toro or actor Ron Perlman to come back, he went somewhere else. Well, like it or not, here’s a reboot of the Big Red Guy! *…

Review – This Movie Needs a Time-Out (“Little”)

Oh sure, you got your body-switch movies (The Hit Girl, Freaky Friday, 17 Again), but what about where an adult becomes a kid? Okay, so there’s Big and 13 Going On 30. Writer/director Tina Gordon (who just also wrote that dismal What Women Want) gives us an updated version on the old classic body switch…

Review – Say The Magic Word and Win a Prize! (“Shazam!”)

Okay, here we go… again. In the 1940’s, Shazam was a comic book where young Billy Batson spoke the word,”Shazam!” and then turned into an adult superhero called Captain Marvel. BUT! In 1991, trademark conflicts between DC and Marvel, had Shazam and Captain Marvel separate into two different characters with their own backstories. Got that?…

Review – Horror and ConfUSion (“Us”)

After his phenomenal success with Get Out, everyone was looking at writer/director Jordan Peele to see what his next project would be because, let’s face it, it’s by your second movie that you are judged. Was his Get Out a fluke or a flash-in-the-pan, or is Peele the genuine article and possibly the next Spielberg?…

Review – Not Quite Captivating (“Captive State”)

The problem with aliens-taking-over-the-Earth movies is that they’re pretty much all the same. Oblivion, V: the Mini Series, The 5th Wave, Alien Nation, Battlefield Earth, They Live, The Darkest Hour, etc. Every one has humans fighting aliens to win back Earth, but at least you knew what was going on in those movies. * *…