Drew Goddard

REVIEW: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

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The following is a review of Bad Times at the El Royale — Directed by Drew Goddard.

There are some films that you can only recommend with a very specific caveat — that the movie felt as if it had been designed and made for you. This feeling can happen all the time, and when this happens I almost always find myself saying that “I absolutely loved it,” and then I limit my statement with a “but.” In the case of Bad Times at the El Royale, that sentence would probably look something like this: “I absolutely loved it, but there is a very real chance that its length and pace will annoy the hell out of you.”  (more…)

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Top Ten ‘Horror’ Films of the 21st Century – So Far

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Since we just celebrated Halloween, I thought I should do a list about horror films. I thought it’d be a good idea to name my top ten favorite horror films from the 21st century (so far). Now, I’m using a somewhat loose interpretation of horror. I do think both horror comedies and psychological thrillers should count. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of my favorite ‘new’ horror films. (more…)

RETRO REVIEW: Cloverfield (2008)

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The following is a retro review of ‘Cloverfield’, a Matt Reeves film.

Cloverfield is one to remember. It is the most mysterious monster film ever made, one of the best found-footage films of all-time, and, arguably, the best monster film of the 2000s. I had no idea what it was when it came out. I remember how some thought that, perhaps, it was a new Godzilla-film, and while Godzilla is a great monster, I can honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed a kaiju-movie more than I enjoyed Cloverfield when it first came out.  (more…)

Marvelous Monday #12 – 5 Reasons To Be Excited For Daredevil

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On Friday, April 10th 2015, Netflix releases the first of four superhero shows preceding a The Defenders mini series. Marvel’s Man Without Fear is the first Defender to get his own show. Starring in Daredevil is Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Rosario Dawson.

This week’s post is sort of a preview for the new Netflix show – listing 5 reasons why we should be excited for Marvel’s Daredevil. (more…)

Spidey-Reboot: Drew Goddard at the Helm!


This just in. According to Latino Review, Drew Goddard (who left the Daredevil-Netflix show, and was signed on to do the Sinister Six-movie) is to both write and direct the Marvel/Sony Spidey-reboot to premiere in 2017. Latino Review mention that the new title is Spectacular Spider-Man, one of the titles I mentioned in my fifth Marvelous Monday. (more…)

Netflix Date Set For Marvel’s Daredevil

On the 7th of January 2015 Netflix announced the release date for the first of four Marvel Shows, within the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, preceding the team-up show The Defenders. The first solo-show revolves around Daredevil, and is to be released on the 10th of April 2015. They also released a brief teaser, which is viewable above the block of text, and right here.

Daredevil is produced and developed by Drew Goddard, of Cabin In The Woods-fame, and it has Steven S. DeKnight, of Starz’ Spartacus-fame, as a showrunner. The show stars Charlie Cox, known for Stardust & Boardwalk Empire, as the titular character – Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin – Deborah Ann Woll as the classic Daredevil-love interest Karen Page – and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

Thus this show premieres 14 days prior to the Avengers: Age Of Ultron wide-release in Northern Europe, and two days prior to Game of Thrones on HBO – set your schedule accordingly.

For much more on Netflix, Marvel, and The Man Without Fear – stay tuned.

– I’m Jeffrey Rex.