What’s legitimate exploitation? It’s a weird question, because by its very nature exploitation is illegitimate - we’re talking about movies made simply to cash in on some trend or a specific audience.
Imagine the dumbest movie you have ever seen. Not just a little dumb, and not something that's just overly cheesy, but something that confounds you with its every moment.
Open Grave is probably better than other Copely showcases like Elysium and Oldboy, but it's not exactly great, either.
Thanks to titles like Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear, Redemption, and Olympus Has Fallen, 2013 ended up being a pretty great year for b-level action films. If Raze is any indication, 2014 might be even better.
To its credit, Spike Lee’s version of Oldboy goes all the way. The twist that made the Korean original is intact, and played through.
Thematically speaking, Carrie is a compelling story about coming of age, navigating the new discoveries about yourself as a young woman, and questioning the idea of a woman's responsibility for her female "power
There’s promise in the premise: two buddies agree to do a documented ghost hunt in order to get into the pants of a pretty girl.
Gravity is an astonishing cinematic achievement, one of the most masterful pieces of technical filmmaking I have ever seen - and likely will ever see.
Ti West's divisive nature is pretty familiar to genre fans by now.