Posts Tagged ‘The X-Files’

maxresdefaultThe film that I chose for today’s Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween was based off of another websites 31 movie challenge of sorts. Bloody-Disgusting put out their Bloody Halloween list where each day has a film picked out for that specific day and on the list was a film called The Void. So, I decided that for today, I would go on to Shudder and check out this film that was released in 2016 and was written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie (Father’s Day) and Steven Kostanski (ABC’s Of Death 2). One night Sheriff Deputy Carter (Aaron Poole) is minding his own business when he discovers a man on the side of the road all bloodied. He decides to do the right thing and he brings the man to a local hospital that is very understaffed, but that is the least of their problems. Soon, they are surrounded by hooded cult like figures who wait as everyone inside turns ravenous, but what Carter doesn’t know is that something evil is beneath them. The film also stars Kenneth Welsh (Twin Peaks) as Dr. Powell, Daniel Fathers (Snatch) as The Father, Kathleen Munroe (Survival Of The Dead) as Allison, Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) as Kim, Mik Byskov (The X-Files) as The Son, Art Hindle (Black Christmas) as Mitchell, and Stephanie Belding (Watchmen) as Beverly.

1125If you are into a film that is visually stunning then this may be the film for you because it is absolutely awesome as far as special effects are concerned. As far as the story is concerned, it’s a real hit or miss for me as we don’t get too much of an explanation as to what is going on until one of the characters explains in great details what he has been up to as he discovered a gateway to hell in the basement of this hospital. The story begins to make more sense as you go along because you realize these are spawns of Satan and not aliens. One thing that I will say is that the film is definitely a love letter to all things 80’s horror especially with John Carpenter as there are nods to Halloween II  with the hospital setting and The Thing with some of the creatures. Then there is the tributes in this film to Clive Barker’s Hellraiser with some of the characters cutting their skin off and their overall look as well as a tribute to Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond which makes it a visually stunning film. As the film continues one, it just gets weirder and creepier, but one of my favorite shots is when they are down in this abyss like section of the hospital and there is this body that continues to headbutt a stake in the wall and then it turns and it’s just a huge gaping hole in the head as if it’s trying to kill itself, but it’s forever condemned to that torture. I definitely recommend at least one watch of the film especially if you are a fan of awesome visual effects. I am going to give the film an B+ for  a final grade.

Fox-Disney-700x300One of the biggest megadeals was pulled off three days ago after much speculation that the Walt Disney Company was inquiring about purchasing some assets from Rupert Murdoch and his company Fox. Disney paid them 52.4 billion which means that the company that owns Star Wars, Marvel, ESPN, ABC, will now acquire 21ST Century Fox which includes 20TH Century Fox, 20TH Century Fox Television, any Fox owned cable networks (FX and National Geographic), as well as Fox’s 30 percent share in HULU. While the deal may seem insane, it is a huge power move for Disney who is essentially number one in films, but it powers them up with the number three company in film in Fox. Now if you need me to spell out what the company now owns, let me do that for you then. The company now owns the Alien franchise, Predator, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Deadpool, Avatar, Ice Age, the Planet Of The Apes reboots, The Simpsons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, FuturamaFirefly, and The X-Files. That is just the tip of the iceberg that the company now owns as they get ready to develop their own streaming service for the public.

thumb-1920-618647Now what I am most excited about when it comes to this deal are the possibilities as far as the MCU is concerned. They have already promised that Deadpool 2 would remain rated R, but just imagine what they can do moving forward with Phase 4 of the MCU. We know that Spider-Man 2 and Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 will be Phase four films, but there is not that much else that we do know and what a better time to add the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to the mix. Just think of all the characters that they will have access to moving forward and what kind of story lines that they’ll be able to explore as well. We have seen through three phases that the big boss villain at the end of it has been Thanos we get to fully meet him in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, but who is going to be that big boss villain moving forward after that? If you ask me, the next possible villain for it all could be the one and only true eater of worlds in Galactus. We could also stars introducing villains like Kang The Conqueror, Namor, and even some X-Men villains like Mister Sinister, Apocalypse (or at least do him justice), and Omega Red to name a few. As you can tell I am pretty excited for that aspect of the merger and the fact that all of the Xenomorphs are now Disney Princesses too. It remains to be seen what they will do with all this property and what the current films coming out will mean for Marvel (New Mutants and Dark Phoenix). Stay tuned and we will try to keep you updated!