Archive for December, 2010

STEP UP 3… Without the D

STEP UP 3… Without the D

| December 23, 2010

FIRST IMPRESSION: I saw STEP UP 3D in theaters and actually had a good experience. If you go into the film knowing it’s going to be a cheese fest, with obvious attempts at utilizing the 3D, then you will have fun. The acting is pretty sub-par minus a few performances. The dancing, well, it’s a […]

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The Freebie

The Freebie

| December 21, 2010

It’s funny how getting married is both such a cultural institution and a huge joke at the same time. On the one hand, marriage is the ultimate goal for most people, overriding any personal accomplishments either personally or professionally that one can achieve. “Oh, she just got promoted to Vice President and was instrumental to […]

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JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK

| December 20, 2010

IFC Films and MPI Media Group are pleased to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK on December 14, 2010. In this award-winning feature documentary, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (“The Devil Came On Horseback,” “The Trials Of Darryl Hunt”) take the audience on a year long ride […]

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Schoolgirl Report #7

Schoolgirl Report #7

| December 19, 2010

The Schulmädchen Reports have held a cult like reputation in certain film crowds, who are aware of their notorious run throughout the Grindhouse theaters. The films were filled with sexual themes, all pertaining to high school girls gone wild, some escapades were comedic, some disastrous but all were pure titillation. Ironically, in Germany (where the […]

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Stonehenge Apocalypse

Stonehenge Apocalypse

| December 18, 2010

Did you ever wonder what would happen if Woody Harrelson’s talk radio conspiracy theorist from Roland Emmerich’s 2012 were rendered wholly unfunny, not played by Woody Harrelson, and made the central character of his own made-for-TV disaster movie? Probably not. But guess what. It seems someone over at Syfy did and they called the picture […]

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Apparitions

Apparitions

| December 17, 2010

Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently) stars in this BBC horror/drama as Father Jacob, a Roman Catholic priest whose duties include investigating miracles for the Vatican and, of course, performing the occasional exorcism. After being confronted by an abused little girl whose father she believes is possessed by demons, Father Jacob uncovers a […]

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Dear Mr. Gacy

Dear Mr. Gacy

| December 14, 2010

Almost 20 years have come and gone since John Wayne Gacy, one of the most infamous mass murderers to ever wreak havoc across the United States, was put to death for his grisly handwork. For the small portion of people who remain unfamiliar with Gacy’s story, the ghoulishly titled, “Killer Clown”, was convicted of a […]

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

| December 14, 2010

I like a smart, well-written documentary put together by a person who did their homework. It usually puts the subject in a different light and reveals some unknown truths. ‘Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel’, written and directed by Brigitte Berman, is a biographical tour de force about a man who changed the way America […]

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Anderson’s Cross

Anderson’s Cross

| December 13, 2010

Anderson’s Cross is like American Pie with morals. It’s a mature look at a coming of age story through the eyes of a hot to trot bisexual teen, Nick Anderson. Writer, director, and lead actor, Jerome Scott (Lethal Weapon 4, Freaks and Geeks, Charlie’s Angels, She’s All That, American Pie, Whatever it Takes) boldly risks […]

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Indie Spotlight: Drew Bolduc & Dan Nelson, Co-Directors of “The Taint”

Indie Spotlight: Drew Bolduc & Dan Nelson, Co-Directors of “The Taint”

| December 11, 2010

Pictured: Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson. Photo by Jessica Emilia Martin. Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson’s super low-budget gross-out spectacular The Taint has been taking film festivals by storm. In the film, a mysterious substance taints the water supply and causes any men who drink the water to instantly become rampaging killer misogynists with raging […]

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