The season’s most shocking twist so far will clearly go down in history as The Walking Dead‘s money shot: Rick’s pregnant wife, Lori, an annoyance from the gitgo, finally got gitted to go. Her horrific death scene was an excellent example of what The Walking Dead does perfectly (gore, horror, nausea) and what it doesn’t really bother doing (acting, words, human emotion). For all the undeniable stomach impact, it was total sap. Sorry, but in real life, people generally don’t give flowery goodbye speeches on their deathbeds, especially when they’re supposedly dying from an exploding uterus. … [Read more...] about ‘The Walking Dead’: America’s Favorite Gorefest
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There’s an element of burn-Hollywood-burn sadism behind all the urban-breakdown violence. Fear has the vibe that L.A. suffers because it gets stuck with the blame for everything that’s wrong with our sick society. That has driven melodramas from Earthquake to Demolition Man, from Helter Skelter to the infamous Quincy punk-rock episode. L.A. is the city that’s pretty when it cries — that’s why it’s so good at starring in disaster stories. As George A. Romero himself figured out by the time of Dawn of the Dead, there’s only one thing scarier than zombies in the woods: zombies at the shopping mall. This is the real decline of Western civilization, made all the nastier by the fact that the undead will be munching on whatever’s left. L.A.: It’s what’s for dinner. … [Read more...] about ‘Fear the Walking Dead’: To Live and Dine in L.A.
He also doesn’t get enough credit as a genuine filmmaker. If you watch Dawn of the Dead with the commentary, he’s very good at teaching you how to make a movie. I learned more watching Dawn of the Dead with the commentary than I did in two years of film school. I could have saved my parents a ton of money. I watch Dawn of the Dead whenever I need to get centered, whenever I feel cynical or I get a little nuts about the measure of success. And then I watch it and go, Oh yeah, this is what it’s supposed to be. It also takes me back to when I was that young guy and was just so passionate about why I was writing Zombie Survival Guide in the first place. … [Read more...] about ‘World War Z’ Author Max Brooks: George Romero Was the ‘Thinker’s Zombie Creator’
Mazes from classic 1980s movies such as the Ghostbusters maze, the Creepshow maze and the Killer Klowns from Outer Space maze to contemporary shows and films inspired by the decade, including Stranger Things and Us, there is something totally gnarly about this era that comes to life during Halloween Horror Nights. … [Read more...] about Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Time Travels to the 80s for Throwback Thursdays
The Studio expansion will add 300 acres to the company’s existing studios, located in Albuquerque’s Mesa Del Sol area. They said it will make ABQ Studios one of the largest high-tech and sustainable film production facilities in North America. The new investment will create an estimated 1,000 production jobs in New Mexico over the next ten years, along with 1,467 construction jobs to complete the expansion. The ABQ Studios will bring $150 million in capital expenditures as up to 10 stages will be added as well as post-production services, production offices, mills, backlots, and training facilities, wardrobe suites, a commissary to support meals and craft services, and other flex buildings to support productions. … [Read more...] about Netflix Commits $1 Billion More In New Mexico Production Funding As It Expands ABQ Studios; ‘Stranger Things’ Joins List Of Albuquerque-Set Shows