On this episode, Mike opens with a documentary (Stories We Tell), delves into some creepy horror (VHS 2, Maniac, Stoker), takes a detour into comedy (This Is The End), and finishes up with a good old fashioned summer blockbuster (Man Of Steel).
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Okay, I’m just gonna say this now. It’s been a sloooow news day. Most sites are still running their various “best/worst of 2012” lists. Which is fine. But it’s not actually, y’know, news.
Anyway, there’s not much to discuss, so let’s do this. Some footage related to three upcoming movies has been released. I’m referring to Warm Bodies, Mama, and Maniac. I’ll discuss the first two bits of footage in a moment.
As for the new stuff from Maniac, I’m skipping it for now, and I’ll tell you why. Maniac strikes me as the sort of movie that’s best viewed cold. It’s dark, twisted, shocking, violent, weird, and that’s all I really need to know about it. For those who haven’t heard of it before, here’s a quick rundown: it’s a remake of William Lustig’s 1980 film about a schizophrenic man who kills women and takes their scalps as trophies. And in this new version, said schizophrenic is being played by Frodo himself, Elijah Wood.