Articles Tagged “the thing”

  • The Filmmaker Spotlight #3 – Kurt Russell

    For my third spotlight on filmmakers, I have chosen Kurt Russell, as I grew up watching his films as a child. A talented actor with a passion for aviation, Kurt Russell was born on March 17, 1951 and began his career with films as a young child, including the 1963 film, It Happened at the […]

  • BluRay Review: “The Thing”

    If Howard Hawks’ Thing was about Cold War paranoia and John Carpenter’s Thing was about slow burn horror, 2011’s Thing is about love and misunderstanding. It is very clear that the producers of this prequel truly love John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, but the have completely misunderstood what makes that film so great. Taking place mere […]

  • Abertoir Horror Festival Schedule Released

    This week, the schedule has been released for the upcoming horror festival and there are many things to look forward to. For starters, the recently certified (in the UK) Human Centipede 2 will be showing on the opening night. This should be interesting considering the debate over its potentially “harmful” content, which figures as beforehand […]

  • This Clip From The New “Thing” Explains My Problem With Remakes

    Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog MTV has gotten their hands on a clip from Universal’s upcoming remake/prequel/whatever of The Thing, and, to be honest, I don’t have much hope for this being a good film after seeing it. Our own Michelle Hassenstab posted her brief thoughts on Hollywood’s insistence on remakes, and I gotta […]

  • Kurt Russell: The John Wayne of My Generation

    In honor of all the inspiration he provided to me as a youth and even now and for all the work he has brought forth to the film industry, I’d like to take this time to personally thank Mr. Kurt Russell for spending his time and energy to create such art and joy in film. […]

  • “The Thing” Trailer Is Online!

    I made a few jokes at Universal’s expense the other day regarding their lack of promotion for “The Thing.” I guess somebody heard me… I’ll admit, this looks fairly decent, and the R rating is a relief. Mary Elzabeth Winstead looks competent in the role, and the trailer emulates the original’s mood pretty well. I’m […]

  • “The Thing” Prequel Poster Leaks

    AintItCool has received a leaked poster image of “The Thing,” a prequel to the classic John Carpenter 1982 horror film also named “The Thing.” (I’m all for brand recognition, but REALLY? No subtitle or Roman numeral on there, Universal?) The poster looks decent enough, but the film’s been sitting on the shelf for a while now, and has settled […]