Archive for September, 2015

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

| September 13, 2015

Now available of DVD and BluRay, The Age of Adaline is a film that feels like it should mean more. Telling the story of a woman named Adaline (Blake Lively) who one day mysteriously stops aging, the film is the type of high concept epic that is rarely made, (unless you’re David Fincher and you […]

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The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid

| September 13, 2015

The Chambermaid tells the story of Lynn, who is the most meticulous chambermaid in her hotel, leaving no shelf undusted and no sheet untucked. Crippled by shyness, she rummages through guests belongings and even hides under their beds, vicariously experiencing their conversations, meals, and discreet interludes. After clandestinely observing an S&M session, Lynn discovers the […]

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The Lesson

The Lesson

| September 13, 2015

 The Lesson by Film Movement proves to be a hard lesson for Nade, who is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher and devoted mother, struggling to keep her life together in a small Bulgarian town. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze; the agency where she translates legal documents for […]

Creature With The Atom Brain

Creature With The Atom Brain

| September 13, 2015

The 1950’s were a decade of nationwide panic for Americans. Fear of nuclear fallout after a possible attack from the Russians ran rampant through metropolitan cities as well as small rural towns. The Cold War between the United States and the U.S.S.R. was in full effect. The only positive effect of the possibility of nuclear […]

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Spaced Invaders (1990) on Blu-ray

Spaced Invaders (1990) on Blu-ray

| September 13, 2015

In response to a 50th anniversary broadcast of Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds, a group of Martians believe their compatriots are invading Earth and scramble to catch up, crash landing in a small Midwestern town on Halloween night while everyone believes they’re simply kids trick or treating. 25 years later, Spaced Invaders is […]

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Francesco

Francesco

| September 9, 2015

I wasn’t familiar with the story of Saint Francis of Assisi going into this movie.  I was intrigued by the cast of Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) and Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) and was surprised that I’d never even heard of this movie. The story of Saint Francis is an interesting one on paper.  […]

American Heist

American Heist

| September 6, 2015

The problem with heist movies is that they’re so insanely difficult to do well.  It’s the structure.  It’s nearly impossible to structure a heist movie that feels believable while balancing the need for things to go wrong and create conflict, and the ultimate success of the caper not feeling too convenient despite those misteps.  One […]

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Blood Punch

Blood Punch

| September 6, 2015

First off, I have no idea why this movie is called Blood Punch.  There is a lot of blood, but very little punching.  Maybe it’s an old esoteric saying that I’m not familiar with and somehow perfectly describes this movie about meth cooks trying to make a big score in the middle of the woods […]

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Jean Jacques Annaud: Dancing with Chinese Wolves

Jean Jacques Annaud: Dancing with Chinese Wolves

| September 4, 2015

Acclaimed Oscar winning director Jean Jacques Annaud was born in Draveil, south of Paris, France, Annaud attended the prestigious L’Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques. He graduated at the age of 20 and quickly achieved success directing commercials. Two years later he was sent to the French Cameroons as an Army Film Director by the National Service. […]

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Zombie Culture and its Evolution

Zombie Culture and its Evolution

| September 2, 2015

On Sunday, August 23rd, AMC’s The Walking Dead companion program Fear the Walking Dead premiered in front of over ten million loyal viewers, making it the most-watched cable TV premiere of all time. This goes to show how horror, thriller, and drama fans alike have not yet tired of the world of walkers and all […]

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