Young Frankenstein (1974) – Review

Young Frankenstein (1974) Poster

Directed by Mel Brooks

Written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks; based on characters in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Chloris Leachman, Gene Hackman, and Kenneth Mars

Length: 1 hour and 46 minutes

Genre: Comedy, parody

MPAA Rating: PG

Description from IMDB:

“An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.” Continue reading “Young Frankenstein (1974) – Review”

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Review

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) Poster

Directed by Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Written by Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Cast: Taika Waititi, Johnathan Brugh, Jermaine Clement, Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Jackie van Beek, and Rhys Darby

Length: 1 hour and 26 minutes

Genre: Comedy, horror, mocumentary

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.” Continue reading “What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Review”

The Color of Magic – Review

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Published in 1983 (Also known as The Color of Magic in the U.S.)

Pages: 210

Genre: Fantasy, satire

“In a distant and second hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part . . .”

A disc-shaped world sits upon the back of four elephants astride a great turtle. This is the setting for the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett and is introduced in The Color of Magic. Twoflower, a tourist from the Agatean Empire, has come to the city of Ankh-Morpork with a sentient chest filled with gold. This fortuitous arrival sets in motion events that change the life of Rincewind, a failed wizard, and sends him on an adventure that isn’t exactly what he had in mind. Continue reading “The Color of Magic – Review”