NOVA SEED: Four years a Frame

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My first viewing of 1981’s HEAVY METAL was at the probably too young age of 14. The music was gold to my ears having been brought up on Heavy Metal; the gore and bare-chested women were perfect for my teenage mind. As I have gotten older though, the reverence and love I have had leaned heavily towards my appreciation of the animation.

Love of that animated style of 80s cartoons and films like HEAVY METAL and the works of Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth, has birthed NOVA SEED.

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Subversion of Genre Conventions in SCREAM & THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

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[This post is a version of a piece of A-Level Coursework I did in 2012.]

SCREAM (1996, Wes Craven) and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2011, Drew Goddard) (CITW for short) are both horror films that are aware of the genre tropes. Both writer and directors of the films, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson for SCREAM and Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard for CITW, knew the horror tropes and created films that make them self-aware or ‘meta’. Continue reading

Wilderness be damned: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

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This year is turning into a fantastic year for smaller films. First SWISS ARMY MAN, now this.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS was a fantastic comedy, with a great take on the vampire genre. This, Taika Waititi’s follow up, promptly follows suit as a unique journey into the wilderness.

The light-hearted drama/comedy of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE takes on family and friendship, and what it means for two differing people to work together.

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