The Morning Read: Horror Gold, Peak ‘Ghostbusters’ and Action Outside Hollywood

By  · Published on October 21st, 2013

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“Spinning Horror Into Gold” – Brooks Barnes compares Insidious producer Jason Blum to Rumpelstiltskin in the most flattering way possible, outlining his recipe for low budgets and high rewards.

“Today’s best action directors aren’t working in Hollywood, but in direct-to-video” – In support of an absolutely true statement, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky at The AV Club compare the bland standard crop with the exciting specialty market (although we don’t know if he wrote it with Scott Adkins’ foot aimed at his head).

“Does the Ghostbusters Franchise Peak Before The First Film Is Even Over?” – Evan Dickson explains why the second half of the movie (and presumably the entire sequel) stumble a bit after a peerless beginning. A trolling headline forgiven by great writing.

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