Spoilers ahead. (But really, it’s a movie from 1944.)
I’m a bit ashamed to say that I only just recently watched Double Indemnity. As a self-proclaimed film noir fan, not watching the movie was a huge gap in my knowledge of the genre.
But I did finally watch it. It was amazing. I now know why it is such a celebrated entry in the film noir cannon.
This past week saw a limited re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX. Next summer, Jurassic Park is slated to be re-released in IMAX 3D. This is a trend that Josh and I are very much supportive of. Movies are meant to be viewed in theaters. Certain movies greatly benefit from the IMAX experience. Additionally, IMAX re-releases allow fans to revisit their favorite films and spawn new generations of fans. So which older movie would be most worthy of a re-release? I’ll be defending Akira. Josh will be defending Blade Runner.
Thar Be Spoilers Ahead.
(If there’s one movie you absolutely, positively do not want to spoil for yourself, it’s The Cabin in the Woods. Don’t even watch the trailers.)
I truly admire The Cabin in the Wood’s ambition. If there’s one trait I’d like to see more of in the world of cinema, it’s ambition. Too many movies fall short because they’re not brave enough to push the central concept of the movie past it’s benign roots.