Hey Brad, did the ending anger you as much as the ending to Devil Inside?
What the ending to The Gallows (now with more Gifford Goodness!) have to do with a song by INXS?!
Devil inside, devil inside
Every single one of us, the devil inside
One of these days, the Midnight Screening is going to end with a jump scare. But only ONCE.
Brad, you could've seen a fun movie like Minions (which I'm seeing tonight), but you had to go see such a bad movie for our amusement! But in all seriousness, is this still worse than Unfriended which I thought was entertaining?
I guess you weren't feeling very self/less today?
My theater isn't showing that movie either, but decided to show The Gallows instead! Even I wonder, why?
I want to see porn of ghosts now.
"He Slimed Me!"
I'm avoiding all "spoilers" for the Rifftrax show. The signal was lost at my theater last night so I have to go next week. This really sucks! :(
I remember when the first Despicable Me, they were advertising on TV an app that you were expected to run while watching in theaters to translate what the minions were saying in real time. They were encouraging people to whip out their bright phones at the theater.
That's nothing. I remember when they put The Little Mermaid in theatres a couple years ago, and advertised a Play-Along iPad app. As in, they created a host of minigames for everyone (especially *children*) in the theatre to play and compete against during certain scenes of the movie.
Suffice to say, it wasn't well-received.
This is what I've gathered from most of the reviews this year...
Bad horror movies
Great kids movies
Well, spy comedies at least seem to be having a great year. (Here's hoping Man from U.N.C.L.E. doesn't break that streak). And Magic Mike XXL, which is a comedy disguised as a stripper flick according to Brad.
And It Follows was pretty great.
Big budget sci-fi (non-superhero) sequels also seem to be a bad bet for quality moviegoing this year, as seen with Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys. (Dear God, please let Star Wars be an exception to that pattern.)
Except that Mad Max: Fury Road was great, probably the best sci-fi/action film of the year (unless you consider it to be a superhero film).
There's no denying that Mad Max: Fury Road was fantastic, but I don't really consider it sci-fi; it's post-apocalyptic, but apart from that it's more of a straight action film without anything really "science-y" about it.
(Cue a bunch commenters giving me a bunch of weird technical definitions of sci-fi to try to justify including Mad Max in the genre).
Honestly, while it would've been stupid, it'd have made sense if they were filming dismantling the set out of protest, not because a dick doesn't want to be in the play
I'm going to differ with Sarah and Jillian on "Minions". I thought it was pretty bad, and I LIKED both "Despicable Me" films. This was really just cloying and annoying, while being mostly predictable with one really awful contrivance (the sword).
I googled it and apparently according to imdb, Despicable Me was made by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
This trend of found footage films needs to stop.
I guess The Gallows is to found footage horror films what Project X was to found footage comedy films: a waste of time and space.
Ha, I knew it! Every time they show "audience reaction" trailers it's always gonna be sh*t. Not to mention every member of said audience is a girl or sissy guy. No offense ladies, but these trailers should show real horror movie fans & not tween gal groups. Oh wait, stupid! If they did that then we'd see a crowd of bored movie goers half asleep only to be woken up by the tedious jump scares.
Mostly because I love horror movies and I wouldn't be the type to be scared by shitty found footage movies or any shitty, mediocre horror schlock and I am the girliest girl to girl-- and also because, as long as they're watching the movie they are allowed to have their opinion shown, sure executives manipulate the narrative by showing only their reactions to sell the product but they aren't lying, if you are someone like those audience members you'll like it so...
My apologies, Abigail.
(apologies to Shang Tsung as well)
@Smilex Lax: Eh, it's cool -- it was only mild offense. :)
Of course. I mean, I don't know you so obviously my intent wasn't to attack you personally. Still, I'm sorry. It's no secret I can come off as a dick on these boards. =)
If you are offended by that comment thats your problem he shouldn't be sorry for anything. cause he didn't aim it at you personally, guess your ego got a hold of you.
Whoa! Ok, as much as I'm grateful for someone finally coming to MY defense (where were u during my Man of Steel rants? Unless of course you hated it as well.....), everything's cool. She was only slightly offended by my hatred for horror flicks today with their sometimes dimwitted viewers, I apologized & she accepted.
Everybody good? I hope so :-)
I like the dynamic between Sarah and Jillian. Hopefully the girls can get together more often.
Wow, I haven't even thought about The Invisible Kid in years. I keep forgetting that movie actually exists because I never run into anyone who has even seen it. And of course, the burger scene was my favorite as a kid!
"Don't eat me, I have a wife and two pickles! .....Eat me! Eat meeeee!"
Sarah seems like she's probably one of the nicest people in the world. All her Midnight Screening reviews are delightful, no matter what the movie is.
She's really the only one who makes me laugh out loud. I find the others interesting to listen to and don't really dislike any of them, but she's the one that makes me laugh.
Oh, Sarah. You always look stoned in the pictures for these reviews.
Prom Night 2, Hello Mary Lou. I like that film. Snob should do the Prom Night movies
The pirate isn't Hook. The dude with the Indiana jones hat is named as James Hook.in the trailer and Hook in the cast list.
If The Gallows is worse than Devil's Due, then I can't wait to see it.
Something about getting home from a really bad movie gets my blood pumping.
The Brad/Brian pairing is my favorite combo.
My favorite is Irving/Sarah/Ryan
in the Gallows video, watch Brian's pointer finger at 31:41. it looks like it has a white motion blur.
It's CGI. Brad often uses GGI. It's because his corporate backers think a practical Brad will be unacceptable to teens.
"Trailers, Misfits, and Turn Based JRPGs With Sarah and Jillian"
The Gallows sounds like a remake of Ax 'Em
So... is it better or worse than Old Fashioned?
From what they described one of a characters had a girlfriend and none of them were christians.
So probably not.
Isn't Jem the show about the girl who can magically transform into a superstar named Jem? I saw not even a hint of that in the trailer, I don't even think it's a secret that Jem and this girl are the same person. It looks like they mixed up Jem and the Holograms with Josie and the Pussycats. I vaguely remember the show's tone also, and it wasn't all squeaky clean like in the trailer, once again they were probably thinking of Josie and the Pussycats.
"Thinking" would be giving them too much credit. It's most likely a case of "Well, we've got the film rights, but they're about to expire. Let's just slap the name on whatever crappy untitled script is lying around the office. Make it involve YouTube, kids like YouTube."
Shame, too... they could have gotten some goofy, fun spectacle/music biz parody out of it. But Generic Teeny Drama #F743A is cheaper to make.
I honestly hate how proud the guys behind Blumhouse are about how cheap and quickly their movies are made. The concept of The Gallows sounds interesting, I was a drama kid in high school that had a very nice auditorium, and in the right hands you can make that a terrifying setting. But no, the art of horror cinematography is lost on these assholes.
Off topic, but Shout Factory apparently announced at SDCC that they'll be doing DVD releases of Automan and Manimal (not to mention rereleasing Freaks & Geeks on Blu-Ray). I'm sure Brad'll get his pre-orders in for those shortly after they're up. :)
Brad, I thought you might find it funny that the girl who plays Cassidy in the Gallows is also the girlfriend in God's Not Dead.
So... we got a contender for worst film of the year?
Bad news: Blumhouse already has announced sequels to Unfriended and Ouija. Good news: They've got a prequel for The Purge in production.
The ladies went to see Minions, because bitches love minions.
Sarah and Jillian the name of the Goosebumps with the camera is "Say Cheese and Die". Which honestly sounds like a better horro movie title than "The Gallows".
I have an idea for how The Gallows could have been better though technically it would have still counted as 'found footage' use the school's security cameras! I mean most of the stuff could be just shot like a regular movie but I could see a really horrifying shot in my head of one of the charachters running down the hall into the camera's view and then see him or her get dragged back into the darkness by an invisible rope...
This is why I want to get into making movies so bad is I am like Brad so many movies nowadays have so much potential and don't use a drop of it
That chick on the right is fleek...u hittin that Bradinski?
You are new to this site aren't you, well you are part right he did he was married to Jillian,( wait your right or their right??lol)
I found the movie disappointing.
The story is boring, 2/3 of the movie is just a collection of 60s era Britain clichés (x) and we had more than enough of that stuff in the last 20 years (Which is why I don't agree with Alonso at all when he says the first 20 minutes were weaker, to me it was the other way around. The movie took a nose dive once all the "Britain" stuff started.) and even the Minions themselves weren't as funny or as cute as they were in the "Despicable Me" movies.
I think that is because they were forced into the leading role this time, which made the stuff they did less random and less funny.
With that I mean, whenever you see the Minions, they are following a plot and doing stuff for a reason, which isn't as funny as when they just do weird and funny stuff in the background of other characters doing all the important plot stuff.
(x) Since this movie unfortunately aims at a younger audience than the two "D.M." movies, I really don't get why all this boring, been there, done that Austin Powers crap is in there. Do young kids even know how and why that is supposed to be funny?
It is really confusing when they make a movie so dumb that only kids will find it funny, but then cram references and themes in there that the target audience won't get.
It is a bit like a "Dilbert" comic in that regard. I never got that shit either. Why make a comic strip about engineers and office politics but then make the humor for 6 year olds? Or to phrase the question the other way around: Why make a comic strip series for 6 year olds about people working in an office? Either way, it is schizophrenic.
hehe, sorry. I copied and pasted that comment from somewhere else and forgot to remove the "Alonso" part.
Heh, Lemmee guess.....Alonso Duralde?
That guy is totally adorable :)
Don't know about the "adorable", but yes, I meant him when I originally made that comment, hehe.
No worries, as a man I don't really like blondes, like it's ok but definately not something I really get into. Red heads on the other hand :P~~
I am fucking upset about Jem and the Holograms movie but I am going to see it because of Aubrey Peeples, one of the most talented young actresses/singers that I have seen lately and I want to support her and I hope she get more roles in better movies.
Seriously look up Aubrey Peeples singing at the Opry or on Nashville it is gorgeous and she's beautiful and she's a really good actor so I am glad she is in a movie but ugh, why THIS one. >:(
Are you guys going to get to review Self/Less. It's a pretty good movie.
So Brad, just for clarification, does The Gallows get the rating of Unfinished Business?
So the upcoming jem and the holograms movie is going to be truly outrageous?
Are you guys gonna be reviewing the documentary about the Nic Cage Superman movie? I believe it's out on VOD.
To Sarah and Jillian: Garnet's VA is named Estelle. Also, Rose Quartz' VA is Susan Egan (Hercules' Meg, Spirited Away's Lin).
If you like the music in Steven Universe...
And to hear Estelle outside of Steven Universe...
Despicable me, Peanuts and The Smurfs were done by Sony animation, not Pixar.
There is more than one animation studio ladies!
Peanuts was Blue Sky, not Sony. And Despicable Me was Illumination. There's more than three studios, Mister.
All this Jem hate... I guess there's one thing that's true from the cartoon.
It's truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous.
Not that I'm defending the POS that is "The Gallows", but the mother/girlfriend is shown in the audience clapping during the daughter's bows with the ghost, just before that smash cut.
The movie was SO F'ING BORING!
God does not die in this movie! God's not dead! You can't make me write it.
The first three male children smurfs were created when three adult smurfs went to Father Time's place and messed around with one of his clocks. Sassette (the female smurfling) was created when the first three smurflings felt bad for Smurfette being the only female smurf so they stole the magic formula Gargamel used to create Smurfette but instead of using human sized buckets of the blue clay needed, they used smurf sized buckets and so the second female was a child instead of an adult.
Also, Sassette's evil hair color was the same as her good hair color.
Jillian would be so ugly with blond hair.
Your comments about "The Gallows" that it makes no sense that no one would know the whole story of the previous accident is the same problem (of many) I have with the original "My Bloody Valentine".
Everyone in that tiny town should know that Axel's father was murdered by Harry. And even if we chalk it up to the kids all being dumbasses, Happy the bartender would remember! And yet, he keeps telling that story in front of Axel....
Now, I hear people saying that "My Bloody Valentine" is some rediscovered classic (like "Halloween III"). So, I guess we can expect movies to make even less sense because audiences can't think?
Funny thing about "The Gallows" is that it was shot locally in where I live (Fresno, California) and was produced and directed by some local filmmakers.
They actually popped in during the screening I saw and said it was the cheapest, most low-budget film ever picked up by a major studio and shown across millions of screens country wide.
However, they also said that if you thought it sucked, don't say anything (in additional to the typical "if you liked it, thanks for supporting us and spread the word" spiel), so there's that food for thought.
I call for a new video series featuring Sarah and Jillian talking about video games they like. Especially Final Fantasy 8 and Kingdom Hearts.
Really, no joke, it'd be fun.
I don't like girls in video games!! I'm tired of you SJW's trying to get girls into everything I like. Girls are mean to me so I don't like them either! I tip my fedora and they don't even respond. So I just want to play my video games and read manga. No girlz alloud!!
Stop raping me.
Males have rights too!!! Especially white males. So sick of these SJW's oppressing us.
"This feels like something we could have done"
I made something that was better
Wait can you actually blow someone at MPAA to get a R rating? That would explain why "Little Monsters" got a PG rating.
I know Jake is now persona non grata on here, but did NOBODY rib Jillian over his labeling the one female Naughty Smurf as her? That was while he was still a civil contributor, and I'd have thought this crew would definitely have run that into the ground.
Love these reviews