Frailty

Frailty

Cargill and I are still slow-rolling through our month-long celebration of our favorite genre films featuring Matthew McConaughey. And this week, McGenreHey slides into one top notch religious horror flick. McConaughey bookends the flick, regaling a bewildered Powers Booth with the story of how his father (played in flashback by star/director Bill Paxton) was convinced demons were L-I-V-I-N amongst us and had to be destroyed. Download the episode to hear us heap a sacrilegious amount of love on this sadly underappreciated thriller. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #31 Directly

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Whenever film lovers are asked which actor turned director they’d like to see get back behind the camera for a second film the top choice is quite frequently Charles Laughton. Unfortunately, Mr. Laughton passed away over half a century ago and won’t be following up The Night of the Hunter anytime soon. By contrast, Eddie Murphy is still alive, but no one is asking for a follow-up to Harlem Nights. One other name that frequently shows up on these lists is Bill Paxton, the beloved character actor, occasional leading man, and only performer to have been killed by a Terminator, a Predator, an Alien, and a Liberal with a knife. To be fair, even he doesn’t fit the criteria above as he’s already directed a second movie with 2005’s golf-related period film, The Greatest Game Ever Played. That movie is easily forgotten though, in part because it stars Shia LaBeouf, and in part because Paxton’s feature debut, Frailty, is so goddamn good. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet do yourself a favor and seek it out immediately. It even stars Matthew McConaughey, and you love him now. Finally, thirteen years after delivering that powerfully dark and twisted gem, Paxton is apparently ready to get dirty once again. Even better, he’s reuniting with Frailty‘s screenwriter, Brent Hanley, to adapt a Joe Lansdale novel. Keep reading for the details on this extremely welcome and kickass news.

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We’re taking a time out to highlight the efforts of Lionsgate releasing to bring lots of great genre flicks into the high definition world.

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Robert Fure takes a trip down memory lane and examines the most entertaining, most violent, and most significant horror films of the past decade.

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Another week, another round of dollars to be spent here on This Week in Blu-ray. And just like last week, there are a few movies worth buying.

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