Archive for April, 2014

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

| April 30, 2014

Gimme Shelter is a fantastic movie that chronicles one young teen’s pregnancy and painful relationship with her mother, while she locates a father with whom she never had a relationship. Vanessa Hudgens stars in this heart-wrenching but inspirational drama that is available on Blu-ray April 29. Hudgens plays Agnes “Apple” Bailey, whose violent and dependent […]

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Escape from Tomorrow

Escape from Tomorrow

| April 29, 2014

It’s almost unbelievable that Escape from Tomorrow (2013) exists. Writer/director Randy Moore and his crew, in case you’re as yet unaware of their exploits, filmed Escape from Tomorrow almost entirely on location in Walt Disney World and Disneyland in secret, receiving no permission whatsoever from Disney… even after production! On top of that, the film […]

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Discopath

Discopath

| April 29, 2014

It’s been several years now since Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s ambitious Grindhouse crashed and burned at the box office, but its influence has nonetheless been huge. Independent filmmakers have spent those years plumbing the depths of 70s and 80s horror and exploitation cinema with predictably mixed results. For whatever reason, Canada seems to have […]

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Loitering with Intent

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Loitering with Intent

| April 29, 2014

They say you should write what you know. That is what writer-actors Michael Godere and Ivan Martin did with Loitering with Intent, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. Having written a film with roles tailor-made for themselves, and their more famous real-life actor friends, Godere and Martin churn out a […]

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

| April 29, 2014

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is the “last word and testimony” of one of the last stalwart liberal writers of the 20th century. After the passing of Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut in 2007, last stood Gore Vidal. For those familiar with the writer, the lengthy title is not only a favorite quotation, but […]

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How Did Zack Snyder Become the Bizarro Joss Whedon?

How Did Zack Snyder Become the Bizarro Joss Whedon?

| April 28, 2014

Today, Warner Bros. announced that Zack Snyder will be directing their Justice League movie probably sometime around the summer of 2018.  Snyder, who has already turned out one extremely disappointing DC movie with Man of Steel, and is in production on the sequel Batman vs. Superman has to be one of the worst choices I […]

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The Best Offer

The Best Offer

| April 27, 2014

It’s difficult to summarize The Best Offer because it’s impossible to see how the separate storylines are ever going to intersect.  The film centers around Virgil (Geoffrey Rush; The King’s Speech), who is an art expert and auctioneer who appraises newly discovered pieces by famous artists, verifies their authenticity, and tells the owner how much […]

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Venice meets Tribeca: TFF Interview with Chris Messina and the Cast of Alex of Venice

Venice meets Tribeca: TFF Interview with Chris Messina and the Cast of Alex of Venice

| April 25, 2014

For his directorial debut Chris Messina, Hollywood’s current Renaissance man and star of The Mindy Project, wanted to explore the veracity of a family seemingly falling apart through a character-driven film set in Venice Beach, California. Alex of Venice made its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week and the team came out […]

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LFC Lingerie Fighting Championships

LFC Lingerie Fighting Championships

| April 25, 2014

According to the Internet Movie Database, LFC Lingerie Fighting Championships cost roughly $50K to produce; a paltry sum in the video and film world. Yet, when viewing the final product it is difficult to discern the motivations behind the project or not conclude that it was money poorly spent. The film (if you can call […]

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Shatner’s World

Shatner’s World

| April 25, 2014

William Shatner walked onto a stage tonight to tell us stories from his life.  Thanks to Phatom Events, Shatner’s World was broadcast to movie theaters across the nation to allow its larger than life host to walk us through his childhood, his career as a stage actor working for the Stratford Shakespeare Company in Ontario, […]

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