The Oscar Project
Spider-Man dominated the box office last weekend. This weekend seems to be the weekend for new horror films.
From the wide release Crawl to several limited release films, if you're a horror fan, this will be your week to get to the theater and check out the new releases.
It's been a while since we had a disaster film centered around what happens when the storm of the century hits land. I'm thinking back to the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow as the most recent big example.
While that film focused on things getting super cold across the entire world, this film stays a little closer to home. When a massive hurricane hits Florida, Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) is trapped in her home with her father (Barry Pepper) as the water levels rise. The story quickly turns from disaster to horror as their home is taken over by man eating crocodiles.
The trailer has a moment where Haley finds some eggs which lead me to believe they're going for a little of the Jurassic Park feel (book, not the film) where life has found a way. Unfortunately, timing seems a little off with this and, well, crocodiles lay eggs in Florida all the time.
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) takes a break from his Marvel role as Drax the Destroyer to star as an L.A. cop who enlists his Uber driver Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) to help him deal with some official business.
In what is sure to be an overly acted, over the top film that tries to be an updated look at the buddy cop genre, I hope that Bautista holds his own in a comedy. I know Drax has a humorous side to him in a very dry way, but I'm curious to see if Bautista can expand on that sort of humor in this role. Nanjiani was superb in 2017's The Big Sick and I know he can hold his own with the laughs.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?