Movie Reviews

Movie Documentary Reviews: 'End of the Century' / 'American Hardcore'

9/30/2015 10:58am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'End of the Century' / 'American Hardcore'
We’re keeping the teaming of the amazing Slamdance Film Festival with the equally impressive Arclight Cinemas series known as The Slamdance Cinema Club going with more encapsulated reviews of two recent docs that blow the lid of the music industry. We’re checking out "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" and "American Hardcore" below – happy reading!

Title: "End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones"

Stars: 4

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone

Director: Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 110 Minutes


Forgotten Friday Flick: The 1983 Horror/Sci-Fi 'Nightmares'

9/25/2015 12:20pm EDT
Even though there’s still time to carve the pumpkin, hang the ghosts and ghouls, and get a costume that kills, all hallows eve is right around the corner and it’s time to prepare – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re going back to 1983, a time when horror was fun and anthology flicks were thankfully running rampant. Trying to cash in on tales of terror that were proving to be box office gold, this outing had some very memorable movie moments that gave it the scary spice. Man vs. machine (arcade game to be exact!), the dangers of nicotine addiction, an auto battle of good vs. e...

Robert De Niro Digs Deep In 'The Intern'

9/25/2015 10:00am EDT
Robert De Niro Digs Deep For His Character In 'The Intern'
Robert De Niro's work in the Nancy Meyers comedy The Intern might be his best of this millennium. For the first time in many years, he strips away his usual De Niro mannerisms and digs deep to inhabit the role of Ben Whittaker, a sweet widower who comes out of retirement to intern at a startup company.

De Niro's Ben is sensitive, funny, and charming with an old-fashioned sense of professionalism. He thrives on maintaining his independence and finding purpose in his old age, which comes across in his self-assured, yet humble personality. Given his nature, it’s no surprise that Ben immediate...

Three Independent Movie Reviews To Check Out

9/23/2015 12:15pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'The Green Inferno' / 'Pay The Ghost' / 'The Keep
Trick or treat, smell my feet – how about a movie good enough to eat! We’re keeping the haunted Halloween fun going by checking out three new creepy flicks that put the scare back in terror tale. A little flesh-eating fun ala "The Green Inferno," a little demonic murder mystery via "Pay The Ghost" and an old west fight for survival in "The Keeping Room" – encapsulated reviews await below!

Title: "The Green Inferno"

Stars: 2

Genre: Horror

Cast: Ariel Levy, Lorenza Izzo, Daryl Sabara

Director: Eli Roth

Rating: R

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Release Company: BH Tilt


Three Independent Films To Check Out This Week

9/22/2015 12:10pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Electric Boogaloo' / 'The New Girlfriend' / 'Cam
Big guns, big girls and possible big duds – three new release reviews coming at you! We’re seeing if the dissecting of movies past is engaging with "Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films," if men can become women before it’s too late in "The New Girlfriend" and if a young Scorsese can match the bravado of her popular pop with "Campus Code." See encapsulated reviews of three films for your reading pleasure below!

Title: "Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films"

Stars: 2

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Tobe Hooper, Franco Nero


Forgotten Friday Flick – 1998 Sci-Fi Drama 'Dark City'

9/18/2015 12:25pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Dark City'
With October and Halloween right around the corner, it felt like the right time to start delving deeper into dark and sinister cinematic stories – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re going back to a serious stylistic little tale of murder, mayhem and aliens – odd bedfellows for sure. But from the mind and eye of one of the most visually gifted directors working and featuring a cool cast, it’s a flick that most who see it will not likely forget. We shed some well-deserved light onto the…"Dark City!"

Groggy, wet and confused, John Murdoch wakes up in the tub and finds...

3 Independent Movie Reviews To Check Out!

9/17/2015 12:20pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Hellions' / 'Cooties' / 'Peace Officer'
With October right around the corner it seems the cinema is getting ready to provide thrills and chills for the eager Halloween fan. This week sees the release of two demonic tales involving terror tots, with a third film that has real life terror of its own. We’re checking out the horror outings "Hellions" and "Cooties" and the documentary "Peace Officer" – see the encapsulated reviews below!

Title: "Hellions"

Stars: 1 1/2

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rachel Wilson

Director: Bruce McDonald

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: IF...

Reviews: Two Independent Movies To Check Out

9/11/2015 11:15am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Turbo Kid' / 'Goodnight Mommy'
Kids that are cool and kill, yet still have a need for their mom – what a week for movies! We’re braving terror tots and crazy kids to bring you encapsulated reviews of two new films – see the skinny on "Turbo Kid" and "Goodnight Mommy" below!

Title: "Turbo Kid"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Action / Comedy / Sci-fi

Cast: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

Director: Francois Simard/Anouk Whissell/Yoann-Karl Whissell

Rating: Unrated

Running Time: 93 Minutes

Release Company: Epic Pictures Releasing


With a very 80’s ridden tone (jus...

Forgotten Friday Flick – You’ll Enjoy The 1981 Classic 'La Chèvre'

9/4/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'La Chèvre'
Last Friday we checked out comedy via the US, so why not keep the laughs going with something a little more funny and French – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We’re ending this week with some bumbling idiot sight gag fun with a tale about an accident prone gal who goes missing and the equally inept investigators who try to track her down. It’s a hilarious tale of the blind leading the blind via the fabulous French farce…"La Chèvre!" (Translation – The Goat!)

The daughter of a wealthy business man named Marie has mysteriously disappeared while on vacation in Mexico and after seve...

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...