Tom Recommends: The Cornetto Trilogy

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2Among the many interesting “what if’s” that we can ask in regards to the recent Ant-Man, there is the question of how the movie would have turned out had the original director, Edgar Wright, finished the movie he’d worked on for so long.  Wright still got a story and script credit for the work, and had parted ways due to some sort of creative differences with Marvel Films.  Wright had been linked to the project for ages, well before The Avengers hit the big screen, such that many hoped or assumed Wright’s longtime friend and collaborator Simon Pegg might have been cast as Hank Pym.

Why would anyone assume that?  Well, you’d need to see the Cornetto Trilogy to get that.

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Anatomy Of A Horror Movie: What Really Scares Us

This image comes from a movie called "Zombeavers".  I am not making that up.  If I know my horror movies, the dog and the woman who keeps her top on longest will be the survivors.
This image comes from a movie called “Zombeavers”. I am not making that up. If I know my horror movies, the dog and the woman who keeps her top on longest will be the survivors.

I’m not generally one for horror movies.  Horror novels I can generally deal with, but I was a rather nervous kid who was easily frightened by things that probably weren’t that scary to begin with as far as TV and the movies go, and as such I’ve never been much for scary movies.

That’s too bad.  Horror movies are about what scare us, and not just on the surface, but what is frightening to a society as a whole in a specific time and place. Continue reading Anatomy Of A Horror Movie: What Really Scares Us