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Monday, February 2, 2015

The Comic Critic Reviews CUBE

Cube goes a little farther than your standard horror movie. Its grim setting takes on a science-fiction edge when you realize there is a larger puzzle at work. It also makes you ask questions. Who are these people? Why are they here? What’s the point of it all? These are very existential questions. Most people try not to think about them while they go about their daily lives. But with its combination of repetitive tasks and mental hoops to jump through, Cube forces you to ask these questions. You might start watching Cube because you heard that there was some slice-and-dice action, but you will find yourself engaging with the characters on a deeper level than you anticipated. When that engagement turns on you, that’s when things get scary. Is it considered a horror movie or a science-fiction movie when you’re challenged to remember that every moment you’re alive is a game of life and death?

It feels great to be drawing movie reviews again. The layout and cover for my next book is done. I've got an email to the printer trying to get it into production. I'm worried it won't be done by ECCC but I can say that it's on its way. I'm also working on another movie project that won't take as long. I think I will do a Kickstarter for it. I'll let you know.