Film

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas.  I like shopping for presents and exchanging them with my loved ones, but I dislike a lot of Christmas movies, I hate Christmas music, and I tend to be offended by right wing pundits trying to politicize the secular aspects of the holiday.  I do like traditions.  This […]

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The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

At first, The Skeleton Twins feels like any other independent comedy featuring angsty existential characters.  Forty-something twins Maggie and Mily (SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader) Have seen better days.  In fact, the only thing that stops Maggie from committing suicide at the beginning of the film is receiving a phone call from the […]

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Cantinflas

Cantinflas

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m going to deviate slightly from my norm, and give you my conclusion first. Do I recommend Cantinflas (2014)? Reluctantly, and largely because its subject is an iconic comedian in the Spanish-speaking world. Imagine Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and physical comedy combined with Grouch Marx’s sly attitude and quick wit — the Cantinflas story needs to […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’d been a very long time since I’d wanted to see a film again, right after I finished laying eyes upon it. Great films manage to resonate with you, whether it’s because of the characters, the dialog or the setting that manages to captivate and encapsulate everything that you love about film. While I’ve been […]

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Power Rangers Super Megaforce Vol. 1: Earth Fights Back

Power Rangers Super Megaforce Vol. 1: Earth Fights Back

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lionsgate’s DVD release of Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Earth Fights Back collects the first four episodes of the 21st season in the Power Rangers franchise. As part of the 20th anniversary Megaforce saga, the appeal of Super Megaforce is entirely rooted in the fact that the Megaforce Rangers are here able to morph into any […]

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Slaughter Hotel

Slaughter Hotel

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

RaroVideo USA’s release of Slaughter Hotel (La bestia uccide a sangue freddo, 1971) on Blu-ray and DVD on Dec. 9, 2014 marks their ninth release of a picture directed by Fernando Di Leo. The film was produced between Di Leo’s police procedural Naked Violence (1969), which appeared on the Di Leo Italian Crime Collection Vol. […]

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RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus

RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Parents work extra shifts to buy little Billy and Susie everything their hearts desire. Stores work their part time employees to the bone for small wages. And Santa is busy lording over his multicultural child laborers on his cloud palace in outer space, whilst enlisting Merlin the magician […]

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The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

They’re back! The gang’s all here, and they are like a fine wine: they get better with age. They are the Expendables. And considering the number of cast additions in the third installment, the name of the crew might as well be the Expandables. With a whopping 17 (!) action stars in one movie, you’d […]

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Apaches

Apaches

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

There have been a rash of similar teen dramas in recent years.  These films are all about kids doing drugs, drinking, and having sex while ignoring authority and being generally awesome.  No, not awesome, the other one… lame.  Apaches has other problems other than being a generic teen drama.  The biggest issue I had watching […]

I Am Yours

I Am Yours

| December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

I Am Yours is a film where the main female lead is looking for love in all the wrong places, not to overuse a tired phrase. The film marries two cultures as it follows young single mother Mina (Amrita Acharia) juggling 6-year-old Felix’s upbringing in Oslo and her troublesome relationship with her traditional Pakistani family […]