Movie Reviews

Movie Reviews: Four Indy Films To Check Out This Week

9/3/2015 11:15am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Contracted: Phase II' / 'Bloodsucking Bastards'
Movies, movies, movies! For those who say there just aren’t enough movies being made and released, you’re looking in all the wrong places. Just this week there’s a slew of four new flicks to check out involving everything from zombie spreading diseases to office vampires, plus old school heists and even the resurrecting of wrestling icons. (Quite a diverse bunch, no?!) Check out the encapsulated for your convenience reviews of "Contracted: Phase II," "Bloodsucking Bastards," "Rififi" and "The Resurrection of Jake The Snake" below!

Title: "Contracted: Phase II"

Stars: 2

Genre: Hor...
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In Memoriam: The Five Best Wes Craven Films Of All Time

8/31/2015 10:50pm EDT
Wes Craven
The film world has lost one of its legends. Horror master Wes Craven died Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

To say his loss is massive is an understatement – nobody in horror history was more prolific, beloved and utterly creative than Craven. From Freddy Krueger to Ghostface, "The Hills Have Eyes" to "The Last House On The Left," Craven made great cinema.

And while a lot of his films went on to be remade to much lesser effectiveness, it was the cool of Craven that made a film he wrote and directed such an original experience.

So in loving memory of the man w...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - A Blake Edwards Movie 'Skin Deep'?

8/28/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Skin Deep'
With the summer season slowing down and movies going back to the mundane, if felt time for a little laughter pick me up courtesy of one sincerely missed funnyman – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is a memorable mix of colorful comedy and thoughtful drama from a director and lead actor who created some of the funniest work in the business. It’s a tale of a depressed writer and lothario who tries to drown his personal and professional sorrows in booze and babes – and hilarity ensues. Not to worry about the theater lights being too dim, as this one truly glows in the da...
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Movie Reviews: Two Indy Films To Check Out This Week

8/27/2015 12:15pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Blood Punch' / 'When Animals Dream'
What happens when the typical action/horror scenario gets a fresh twist – anything! We’re delving into the land of repeat kills and coming of age monsters to see if there is hidden gem movie gold in the non-Hollywood hills. See encapsulated reviews of "Blood Punch" and "When Animals Dream" below!

Title: "Blood Punch"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama / Action

Cast: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland

Director: Madellaine Paxson

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Release Company: Midnight Releasing

Website: www.bloodpunchthemovie.com

"Blood Punch" takes a Tarantino styl...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - The Horror-Drama, 'Let The Right One In'

8/21/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Let The Right One In'
With so much generic genre work coming out of America these days, it felt right to stray into Swedish territory for some fanged fun – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s bloodsucking baddie tells the tale of a couple of kids from opposite sides of the tracks who find a funny friendship together. Did I happen to mention one of them might just be a creature of the night? (Think "My Girl" meets "Near Dark!") We’re raising the stakes with a five-star outing that to this day has gone unmatched – be sure you only…"Let The Right One In!"

"Let the Right One In" is the kind of film...
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Four Independent Movie Reviews To Check Out

8/19/2015 12:15pm EDT
Four Films
So many movies – so little time! Reviewing some of the smaller film fare it’s safe to say that there is certainly not a shortage of films coming out. Good or bad, it’s inspiring to say the least! In any case we’re checking out four selections that are available to see now involving everything from practical monsters, mean MMA mommies, rape revenge plots and even obsessive family disorders – quite an eclectic list of cinema subjects indeed. So read the encapsulated reviews of "Harbinger Down," "Glena," "Return to Sender" and "Amnesiac" below!

Title: "Harbinger Down"

Stars: 2 1/2

G...
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Movie Reviews: 'Straight Outta Compton's' Wild Ride And More

8/14/2015 11:05am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Straight Outta Compton' / 'The Boy' / 'Doomed! T
The three films critiqued below all seem to have one theme in common – troubled times. Tales dealing with the price of fame, kids who have a hankering to kill and productions never meant to see the light of day all get firm dissection below. Check out the encapsulated reviews of "Straight Outta Compton," "The Boy" and "Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four" below!

Title: "Straight Outta Compton"

Stars: 4

Genre: Drama

Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell

Director: F. Gary Gray

Rating: R

Running Time: 147 Minutes

Release Company: Univ...
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2 Indie Movies Reviews To Check Out: 'They Look Like People' / '20 Years Of Madness'

8/12/2015 11:20am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'They Look Like People' / '20 Years Of Madness'
For those not in the know-how, the glorious Slamdance Film Festival has teamed up with the famed Arclight Cinemas to present for a screening series known as…The Slamdance Cinema Club! The films are from Slamdance and give fans who were not in Park City a chance to check out the various movie wares! The most recent duo screened involved people who both act crazy and are crazy and we’re checking them both out for review! So check out the encapsulated views of the horror indie "They Look Like People" and the detailed doc "20 Years of Madness" below!

Title: "They Look Like People"
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Three Independent Movie Reviews To Check Out

8/6/2015 12:20pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Two Step' / That Sugar Film' / 'Cop Car'
With the new "Fantastic Four" looking not so fantastic via some recent reviews, it felt time to give some other smaller flicks a chance. So we’re taking on conning criminals, the effects of sugar and one angry cop minus his car – check out our encapsulated reviews of "Two Step," the doc "That Sugar Film" and thriller "Cop Car" all below!

Title: "Two Step"

Stars: 3

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Cast: Skyy Moore, James Landry Hebert, Beth Broderick

Director: Alex R. Johnson

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 95 Minutes

Release Company: Traverse Media

Website: www.traverse-media....
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Roddy Piper's Forgotten Flick 'They Live'

8/4/2015 12:20pm EDT
In Memory Of Roddy Piper – Forgotten Flick 'They Live'
As most of you know the iconic performer of both the big and small screen ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passed away recently. And while he was known to most through his groundbreaking work with the WWF and the wrestling world as a whole sparring with the likes of nemesis Hulk Hogan, to us cinephiles Piper will always be associated with a single glorious work of movie art. A flick so memorable (quotable lines fly like bullets!), so sensational (how about a five and a half minute fight sequence to end all others!) and so thought provoking (the slogan ‘Obey’ that you see on every hat and T-shirt start...
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