If you spend any time talking to an evolutionary psychologist, you may come away feeling depressed. We are beastly, horrible creatures whose brutal nature may still be a few steps behind our notions of morality. (One neuroscientist, Sam Harris, argues that we don't even possess free will – not because of any theological notions of predestination, but because we are not yet equipped to master the synaptic responses in our brain which build from environmental factors.) The “New Founding Fathers” in the sci-fi/horror/thriller/whatsit picture 'The Purge' seem to agree with all this, or at least use it as an excuse to implement their very unique (okay, far-fetched) plan to pacify the American public.
Do you have a thing for psychopaths wearing creepy masks? Well, if so, you might want to steer clear of 'The Purge' trailer which, as you can see above, has some really, really creppy masks going on. And that's just scratching the surface about what's creeping us out about 'The Purge' trailer.
Ethan Hawke's Ellison Oswald may have the coolest name of a film character this year, but he's having a streak of professional bad luck. His first true crime book, 'Kentucky Blood,' was a best seller than accomplished what the police couldn't do in tracking down a murderer at large. That was years ago, however, and his follow up books haven't just been duds, they've led to wrongful actions that have put the public at risk. There's little love for him among police captains, particularly of the small town where he's just schlepped his family.
If you've ever seen a horror movie, you should know what happens next. Don't ever move to a new house. That's one of the lessons of the goofy, yet effective, supernatural horror flick 'Sinister.'
It's that time of the year where scary movies begin to descend on theaters in anticipation of Halloween. One of the most promising this year is 'Sinister,' which stars Ethan Hawke, and it doesn't rely on found footage for the entire movie. Now there's a red band trailer for the film, and it sells the film's scares fairly well.
In 1995, Richard Linklater directed 'Before Sunrise' with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. In 2004 the three reunited for a sequel called 'Before Sunset.' It appears that another nine years later the cycle will be complete with a third 'Before' movie.