Review: ‘Slow West’

Slow West 2015 Movie Review

As far as Westerns are concerned, until this week, I thought I’d seen it all. With such films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Dances with Wolves, Unforgiven, High Noon, and Once Upon a Time in the West among others, what more could filmmakers draw from this genre that hasn’t been said already? Enter Slow West. What I would consider more of a dark, comedic tragedy, the movie embarks on an original story that has little to say, but presents itself in such a manner that leaves you forgetting you’re watching a Western. Continue reading

SDAFF 2014 Review: ‘Revenge of the Green Dragons’

SDAFF 2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons Review

Rarely have gangsters been depicted in cinema beyond Italian or Irish lineage. When the mob is brought into the conversation, more than likely such classics as The Godfather or Goodfellas come to mind. The Martin Scorsese produced Revenge of the Green Dragons pulls the curtain back on the lesser known Chinese gangsters that ruled Queens in the 1980s. Unfortunately, however, lack of focus and ugly storytelling does little to bring the subject matter into exciting territory. Continue reading

SDFF 2014 Review: ‘Laggies’ is Uncomfortably Genuine, Funny, and Simple

Lagies SDFF 2014 Movie Review

It’s been said that your twenties are about self-discovery as well as finding your people and place in the world. That’s pretty overwhelming if you think about it: placing the fate of your existence on a single decade of your life. Embarking on an adventure to punch existentialism in the face, Laggies fails to push past conventional storytelling, but does so with a very delightful cast and off-the-wall attitude. Continue reading

The Hilarious Zom-Rom-Com ‘Life After Beth’ Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on October 21

Life After Beth Blu-ray and DVD Release October 21

How would you react if you found out your significant other returned from the dead? That’s the challenge Dane DeHaan faces when his on-screen girlfriend Aubrey Plaza has risen from the grave in Life After Beth. The zom-rom-com comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on October 21. Find out what special features are included after the break. Continue reading

‘The Rover’ Starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on September 23

The Rover Blu-Ray and DVD September 23, 2014

From director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), comes his second feature length film The Rover. Releasing on September on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD on September 23, The Rover is one of the most interesting pieces of cinema to come out this year; mostly for Robert Pattinson’s performance. See what special features come with the discs after the break. Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Under the Skin’ Fascinates and Rewards Patience

Under the Skin Movie Review

This is a crazy world we live in, and seeing it from an outsider’s perspective can be quite an eye-opening experience because of how jaded we are to society’s expectations and evolution as a culture. Jonathan Glazer’s adaptation of Under the Skin works in many, powerful layers, carefully placing themes of sexuality and gender roles in modern civilization under the microscope. It could be one of the most important movies of our generation. Continue reading

‘The Spectacular Now’ Finds a Spectacular Future on DVD and Blu-Ray January 14

'The Spectacular Now' on DVD and Blu-Ray January 14

As one of the most revered coming of age teen dramas in quite some time, movie lovers will have their chance to embrace The Spectacular Now in the comfort of their own homes when it releases on Blu-ray and DVD January 14. Comparatively, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley make such a dynamic duo on screen that it puts many veteran actors to shame. Fans of The Spectacular Now can find multiple little featurettes from behind the scenes that you can check out after the jump. Continue reading

A24 Films Acquires David Michôd’s Latest, ‘The Rover’

A24 Films Acquire David Michôd’s Latest Film 'The Rover'

A24 Films appeared out of nowhere this year and has become the film distribution company to watch out for. Within this year alone, A24 has release such films as The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, Ginger & Rosa, and the upcoming The Spectacular Now. The company has recently announced the acquisition of David Michôd’s latest film The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. Check out the full details after the jump. Continue reading

The Trailer for ‘Spring Breakers’ is all About the Bikinis and Big Booties Y’all (76 Screenshots)

Spring Breakers Movie Trailer

Disney meets AMC in Spring Breakers, a film set to hit theaters March 22 – just in time for the actual occasion itself. Young bikini clad stars (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) and a cornrowed James Franco set their sights on living the “American” dream. This gritty, yet colorful movie boasts one of the most absurd premises to hit Hollywood this year. Check out the trailer along with over 70 screenshots after the break.

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