Suburbicon, rated R, is a cross between a crime drama, and a dark comedy. Directed by actor George Clooney, and co-written with the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan (known for their twisted, dark comedies such as, Fargo), this film carries what I call, a one-two punch. So, with the strange title, what is Suburbicon about?
Of course, many of you may already know and love the great works of author, Agatha Christie. She has dazzled us with many fine murder mysteries, some of which have been made into films. In 1974, an all star cast, including actor Albert Finney, as detective Hercule Poirot, and Lauren Bacall as Mrs. Hubbard, just to mention two, brought us the last rendition of Christie’s gripping novel.
In the summer of 1982, I was 11 years old. That summer you could find me at the movies more often than not. Some of the greatest films were released that year, such as E.T., Poltergeist, The Thing, and many others. However, one of the biggest science fiction blockbusters from that year released was Blade Runner, so you could bet I’d be there.
IT is now worldwide on the big screen! However, this is not the first adaptation of this terrifying novel, the original was a television mini-series re0leased in 1990, starring the great Tim Curry as, Pennywise the Clown. Stephen King has entertained many of us for over 40 years, with some of the most monstrous villains of all-time, but ask any King fan, and they’ll tell you that Pennywise (IT), is the ultimate boogeyman!
Joe Kowalski was born on March 19, 1995, and lived in Oberlin, Ohio, and lived in the big city of Cleveland as well. He attended St. Paul High School in Norwalk, Ohio, and graduated in 2013. After graduating, Joe attended Lorain County Community, and later graduated from Cleveland State University. Joe majored in Film Digital Media, and graduated in May 2017.
Stephen King‘s short story, I am the doorway, was first published in 1971′s March issue of Cavalier magazine. It was latter published in King’s short story collection, Night Shift. The story is about a disabled astronaut who is exposed to a toxic chemical during their mission to Venus. The lead character has his hand bandaged, it itches him something terrible, and suddenly eyeballs appear on his body as “doorways”.
This third, and final film of the franchise, so they say, is the sequel to 2011′s, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and 2014′s, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, both successful films, and this new film, is no exception.
This latest superhero film from MARVEL Studios, is still as exciting as the first, and is what’s being termed, you guessed it, a reboot of a reboot. The first Spider-man film was released in 2002, with Tobey Maquire, and two sequels followed in 2004, and 2007.
Davide Melini is an independent filmmaker that has proven time after time his passion for filmmaking. With each new film his vision becomes clearer, and the subject matter even more entertaining, and more intense than the last. Davide has been writing and directing since 2006. It was his short film, The Puzzle, that began his career.
My first film review published in the Tri County Sun was, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, May 31, 2011. It seems befitting that 6 years later, to the date, I would be reviewing yet another in the series of these films. Once again, Johnny Depp returns to the high seas as Captain Jack Sparrow in, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES.