June 2nd, 2015 11:15am EDT
The movies are flying fast and furious through the projector at this years Dances With Films Festival 2015 taking place at the TLC Chinese Theaters (Hollywood & Highland) from May 28-June 7 in LA. And we’re watching them as quickly as we can to keep you up to date, so here are four flicks from this year’s crop reviewed for your quality convenience.
"Soledad" – The filmmakers describe "Soledad" as a mix of "Taxi Driver," John Hughes and "Beauty and the Beast" and they’re certainly not wrong. Though Jesse Celedon’s limo driving hero of sorts Victor is much more complex than unstable...
June 1st, 2015 12:15pm EDT
For someone so young, actress Clea DuVall has managed to carve out quite an impressive and diverse body of work. From her early turn as the tough high school outcast in Robert Rodriguez’s "The Faculty" to most recently as one of the six American diplomats detained in Ben Affleck’s Oscar winning film "Argo," DuVall has been hitting all the right performance notes and shows no sign of stopping. Her latest work is in a moody new short titled "Shelter" (making its way to the big screen via the Dances With Films Festival 2015 on Monday, June 1st at 5pm at the Chinese 6 Theaters on Hollywood an...
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June 1st, 2015 11:00am EDT
What would you do if you could see one frame into the future? We’re gonna find out when we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Time Lapse" out June 16 from XLRator Media. We review the effects of future and film below!
Title: "Time Lapse"
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’Leary, George Finn
Director: Bradley King
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes
Release Company: XLRator Media
The Flick: Creative, engaging and continually surprising, "Time Lapse" is a clever chiller thriller. Taking the idea of time travel to a more basic single futur...
June 1st, 2015 10:10am EDT
Not sure if this one is comedy or horror? Then follow us as we shed some light on the new to DVD flick "Asylum" out June 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if those involved need to be committed below!
Cast: Stephen Rea, Bruce Payne, Caroline Ford
Director: Chris Mancini and Todor Chapkanov
Runtime: 93 minutes
Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The Flick: Wow. No since the dry uneventful evening chatter of "My Dinner With Andre" has it been so painful to sit through a flick. (I earned an...
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May 29th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
After chatting this week with a female authority on all things horror (I bow!), one of her favorites sprung to mind for some deserving past work praise – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Even though the below selection is vastly seen as a Gremlins rip-off of sorts (and it is at times – let’s be frank!), there’s more than enough alien awesome to make it a B-movie classic. Quirky kids, hot sisters, dim heroes, face changing bounty hunters and furballs with big teeth and even bigger appetites – watch out for them…"Critters!"
The Brown family are a typical rural Kansas farm clan – ha...
May 29th, 2015 11:15am EDT
As a director, there’s nobody better to helm an action fantasy set in high school more than a filmmaking fanboy Kyle Newman. As the talent behind the famed flick Fanboys, Newman has shown that pop culture and a creative sensibility are his wheelhouse and now he brings it all to a new outing entitled "Barely Lethal." (Currently available on DirecTV and hitting theaters on May 29 from A24.) The film stars Hailee Steinfeld as a special ops agent trained from a young girl who upon reaching her teenage years decides to go out, fake her own death and experience high school life for real. Also...
May 29th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Ready to not see the bad guys? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Blindsided" out June 2 from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We see, or don’t see, if the threat is real via review below!
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane
Director: Joseph Ruben
Runtime: 86 minutes
Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment
The Flick: A sort of update on the famed flick "Wait Until Dark," "Blindsided" features the lovely Michelle Monaghan as a former war photographer who is blin...
May 28th, 2015 11:15am EDT
With a barrage of way too many big budget studio flops lately, nothing delivers divine diversity more then a film festival and for those who live in Los Angeles your cinematic prayers have been answered! Starting today the very illustrious Dances With Films Festival 2015 (Year 18 and counting!) will be taking place at the TLC Chinese Theaters (Hollywood & Highland) from May 28-June 7. (Head over to www.danceswithfilms.com for more info!) The fest, which started way back in 1988, focuses on films by folks fresh out of the movie gate with vision, creativity and a true indie spirit. We’re ...
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May 28th, 2015 10:10am EDT
Ready to go head to head with an aggressive computer program? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Debug" out June 9 from Ketchup Entertainment. We see if man or machine is more powerful below!
Grade: 3 1/2
Cast: Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, Jason Momoa
Director: David Hewlett
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes
Release Company: Ketchup Entertainment
The Flick: The lush looking sci-fi flick "Debug" is quite a feat for writer/director David Hewlett. It’s got a complex story (a gang of hackers gets in...
May 25th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
Ready to spend some unhappy time with everyone’s favorite sex-changed crazy camp counselor Angela? Then follow us as we check out both new to Blu-ray flicks "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (Collector’s Edition) and "Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland" (Collector’s Edition) out June 9 from Scream Factory, the genre division of Shout! Factory. We see if fans will be happy campers with these releases reviewed below!
Title: "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (CE)
Cast: Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez, Walter Gotell
Director: Michael A. Simpson