Archive for December, 2012

Collision Earth

Collision Earth

| December 11, 2012

This has got to be the first Syfy original movie I’ve seen that I didn’t know was a Syfy original when I started it.  It’s pretty easy to figure out once it starts; you just have to be able to spot the trademark characteristics.  First, a ridiculously impossible premise.  From megasharks to icequakes, Syfy originals […]

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Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book

| December 11, 2012

Anthology films are always exciting to me because you never know what you’re gonna get with any given tale. Even though they’re usually mediocre to decent, there’s just something about them that I enjoy diving into to see what the group of filmmakers are going to explore, through certain themes or genres. Doomsday Book is […]

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Kill ‘Em All

Kill ‘Em All

| December 11, 2012

Raimund Huber loves to make films that outright steal ideas and premises that make other films work. In Freerunner, which Huber wrote, he borrowed heavily from Kinji Fukusaku’s Battle Royale, to make an entertaining, yet mindless, parkour action film. With his latest film, Kill ‘Em All, Huber manages to take the situation of Saw, mixed […]

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Mankind: The Story of All of Us

| December 11, 2012

Mankind: The Story of All of Us is a 12 part series that looks at the events in human history that have brought us to where we are today. The ability to use and make tools, the harnessing of fire, creating urban areas and civilizations, trade, farming, plague, and of course war. The series follows […]

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Gayby

Gayby

| December 11, 2012

What happens when a straight woman and her gay best friend decide to have a baby together? Well, if you’re unlucky, you get a movie with Madonna and Rupert Everett or those couple of unfunny episodes of Will & Grace. Luckily, Gayby knows better than to follow in those footsteps. After all, it’s 2012. The […]

Ted

Ted

| December 11, 2012

There is something very familiar about Ted, and yet the film is completely unique.  Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane’s directorial debut tells the story of little John Bennett, a lonely kid with no friends who wishes his Teddy Bear would come to life.  When John’s wish comes true, Ted is suddenly reminiscent of a dozen […]

The 2012 FilmMonthly Holiday Gift Guide

The 2012 FilmMonthly Holiday Gift Guide

| December 10, 2012

Welcome to The Holiday Gift Guide from Film Monthly, where we select some releases that would be a welcome  addition to anyone’s media library!         Gifts For the Kiddies   Scout and Friends: Numberland and Scout and Friends: Phonics Farm “Your little one will love watching and interacting with these movies, all the while […]

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Watch This: Trailers for Lay the Favorite & Girls

Watch This: Trailers for Lay the Favorite & Girls

| December 7, 2012

The best of this week’s trailer offerings cover all media platforms. Director Stephen Frears’ new film, Lay the Favorite, opens in limited release in Los Angeles today, but the rest of us can catch it on demand or download it off iTunes. And Lena Dunham’s critically acclaimed HBO series, Girls, premieres its season two trailer this week […]

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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Adventures in The Crystal Empire

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Adventures in The Crystal Empire

| December 7, 2012

Many people cringe at the thought of watching My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, I say, just give it a chance. Created by the great Lauren Faust, mastermind behind The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. It’s not simply over the top girly ponies having endless tea parties, but ponies young girls, and […]

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Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu

| December 6, 2012

Shaka Zulu is the story of the famed warrior king from Africa; Shaka from the Zulu tribe hailing from South Africa. It is an ten part drama which explores the life of Shaka from his birth to the fall of his empire and beyond. A drama, released during political turmoil in South Africa which over […]