World War Z: Z Marks the Spot

by Ethan Alter June 21, 2013 6:01 am
<i>World War Z</i>: Z Marks the Spot

For reasons mostly pertaining to budget, the majority of movies that depict the zombie apocalypse tend to skip over the actual "apocalypse" part and cut directly to the resulting post-apocalyptic wasteland where the walking dead roam the landscape, feasting on the small pockets of survivors that remain. If for no other reason, World War Z distinguishes itself from the zombie movie pack by depicting how society crumbles in the face of these flesh-eaters, transforming in the blink of an eye from a law-abiding world to an every-person-for-themselves feeding frenzy. It's not unlike the sudden slide into chaos depicted in Steven Soderbergh's terrific viral thriller Contagion, albeit with far less conversation and lots more flesh-biting.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

by Ethan Alter September 17, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's a zombie world and we just live in it.

Super Bowl XLVII: Judging the Movie Trailers

by Ethan Alter February 4, 2013 12:47 pm
Super Bowl XLVII: Judging the Movie Trailers

We critique all the big movie ads that aired during last night's big game, from Iron Man 3 to World War Z.

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