We review two recent indie horror releases, the found footage social satire “Followers” and the J-horror remake of the cult hit “Cube”.
We have never denied our ability to peek into the future. A few weeks back, we talked about the lack of Star Wars movies. We really did not care, but it was surprising. And wouldn’t you know it, we got news of three new films. We also talk about another spinoff coming from a major horror franchise.
Like most horror fans, we love found footage movies in spite — or maybe because — of all of their faults. The first film we reviewed this week, Followers, gave us a chance to review a modern take on the genre. It also felt like an old-school haunted house story as well as a slasher from the 1980s. Then there’s that third act which feels disconnected from the rest of the film.
Cube is one of those movies that everyone seems to know, but it is rarely mentioned in genre discussions. In an era when only the most popular shows and movies are revisited, a Cube remake is shocking. Is the Japanese version of this cult classic an improvement, or is it just another sequel?
We talk about the themes it tries to tackle, the kills, and the twist ending.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked about Paint, an odd choice we know for us die-hard horror fans. It conjured up images of Bob Ross, but it told its own story. Color us delighted or dismayed? Tune in to find out!
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partners in crime Danny Martinez and Blake Heath discuss indie and genre movies you have have never heard of, the ones you cannot hear enough about, and the ones you never want to hear about again.
We begin with a talk about two of this year’s biggest and most controversial releases. The latest Indiana Jones film was met with a mixed reaction at Cannes. Meanwhile, on this side of the ocean the director of The Flash releases a huge spoiler. How is this good news for Indy and bad news for the DCEU?
One of our most popular episodes was a show we did centered around erotic thrillers. For whatever reason, we have not covered one in a long time. This week we return to the subject with a fresh take on the genre out of Argentina. The Attachment Diaries is a stylish neo noir that tackles some heady topics. The film is well-written, boasts two strong lead performances, and is unafraid to get graphic. But does pacing and an abrupt ending destroy all the good will?
There are arguably more movies about sharks than any other subject. There were so many that it was almost impossible to fin this week’s feature on Tubi. Shark in Venice proves the number of good ones is much smaller. Are two big name stars (at least, the siblings of A-listers) enough to save a plot that is unsure of what it wants to be?
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Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.
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Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.