Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trash Bin: ALTITUDE (2017)


Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week's pick is the 2017 action movie...ALTITUDE.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Short Film Spotlight: DEAD RIGHT


Welcome back to another installment of SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT, where we highlight some of the best short films out there.  This week, we take a look at the very first film of popular director Edgar Wright…DEAD RIGHT!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Don't Watch This Alone!: THE HAUNTED PALACE


Welcome to another installment of DON'T WATCH THIS ALONE!, where we review the best, worst and everything in between in the world of horror. This week we review Roger Corman's horror classic, THE HAUNTED PALACE from 1963.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What's On Netflix?: LEGENDARY


Welcome back to another installment of WHAT'S ON NETFLIX?, where we pick a film or series currently playing on Netflix and review it for the fans. This week's selection is the action/adventure movie....LEGENDARY.

I was so happy to find out that Netflix had added the movie Legendary (aka Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon) to its current rotation and knew I had to post a review.

Why Haven't I Seen That?: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW


Welcome to a new installment of WHY HAVEN'T I SEEN THAT?, where we talk about a must-see or iconic movie that we have never seen...until now. This week Robert checks out the 1975 cult classic musical, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.

Retro Review: RASHOMON (1950)


Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW where we take a trip back in time to look at films made before the year 2000.  Today we review the 1950 Akira Kurasawa film, RASHOMON.  Enjoy!

This past weekend I was invited, with my fiancĂ©e, over to a professor’s house to join him and his wife for a movie viewing. Like any good professor, they made us watch something a little more intellectually engaging: Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. So I decided to write a review. Here’s my thoughts:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Movie Review: SABAN'S POWER RANGERS (2017) (Review #2)

When five teenagers get lost and find themselves in the midst of a gold mine, they discover something extra special: five colored coins in the middle of the rocks. When they start experiencing out of the ordinary events they come back together and figure out that something special might have happened to them.

Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017) (Review #2)

After being victim of a terrible terrorist attack, Mina (Scarlet Johansson) wakes up in a body that doesn't belong to her (a "shell"). Her brain has been transplanted into a completely synthetic body, making her the first example in human history of her kind. She is then employed by the government to stop the world's most dangerous criminals, one of which starts to arouse an identity crisis in her.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Movie Review: PERSONAL SHOPPER


Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a personal shopper for big time celebrity Kyra (Nora von Waldstatten). She also happens to be a medium that knows how to communicate with spirits and refuses to leave Paris until she gets a sign from her recently departed brother Louis.

Personal Shopper is one endeavor in genre mix I had yet to see. The fusion of styles, ideas, and cinematic traditions is fascinating and quite off putting at the start. Yet, it manages to entertain audiences with moments of true suspense and fascination even though it goes completely off the rails in trying to have any emotional impact or pay off.

Trash Bin: TANK 432


Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week's pick is the 2015 British sci-fi film...TANK 432.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Movie Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS


Howdy fellow film freaks, Robert here. The Easter bunny brought us a hell of a treat this year, friends: chocolate, and a new Fast and Furious movie. I got to take the day off work and watch the Toretto gang do cool stuff in flashy cars while I munched on my Cadbury mini eggs. Life is good today.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Trailer Review: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Teaser Trailer #1)


Today was the second day of Star Wars Celebration 2017, and to kick off the festivities, fans the world over were treated to a fantastic panel for the upcoming saga film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  The panel, moderated by Star Wars super fan Josh Gad, featured LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson as they chatted about the new film.  We also got to see some stars of the film, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, newcomer Kelly Marie Tran (who plays a new character named Rose), and of course, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.  It was an amazing panel and Josh Gad killed it as moderator.  We got our first look at the official teaser poster (seen below), and the thing we've all been waiting for, the very first teaser trailer!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Directorial Debut: Jason Reitman's THANK YOU FOR SMOKING


Welcome to a new installment of DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, where we look at some of the best, most interesting, and iconic directors and the films that started their careers. This week we take a look at the film that started Jason Reitman's career, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING.

What's On Netflix?: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT


Welcome back to another installment of WHAT'S ON NETFLIX?, where we pick a film or series currently playing on Netflix and review it for the fans. This week's selection is the sweet yet quirky comedy series....UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Retro Review: THE APARTMENT (1960)


Welcome to another installment of RETRO REVIEW where we take a trip back in time to look at films made before the year 2000.  Today we review the 1960 romantic dramedy, THE APARTMENT.  Enjoy!

The Apartment is a romantic dramedy written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, and directed by the aforementioned Billy Wilder. It stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray and Jack Kruschen. It's a satire about sex and rat race centres on a pushover company man, who lends his apartment to executives for their affairs until he falls for his boss' latest girlfriend.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Movie Review: ASYLUM OF DARKNESS


Howdy fellow film freaks, Robert here. What do you think of when you hear a title like "Asylum of Darkness"? A title like that sounds to me like it belongs on some obscure horror comic from the 1970s, one of the anthology ones put out by publishers like DC Comics or Warren Magazines. So I went into this viewing hoping that the movie Asylum of Darkness would be a vignette picture, in the style of John Carpenter's Bodybags. I envisioned a trope-tastic setting of the eerie, abandoned asylum, and its lone inhabitant spinning tales of the bizarre, and a lot of popcorn-munching fun for all.

Trailer Review: THOR: RAGNAROK (Teaser Trailer #1)


The very first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has hit the web and The Merc is here to give you his thoughts.  Check out the trailer and review below:

Movie Review: LIFE


Aboard the International Space Station, a team of six astronauts is preparing for the approach of a probe carrying an extremely valuable treasure: a cell of alien life. When the scientists try to give life to the cell, things seem to go smoothly until the alien life form becomes conscious and terrifying events start to unfold.

Not even the fact that I am a huge Sci-Fi and Horror fan, nor my love for the actors involved could manage to save this generic, bland piece of directing that left me utterly uninterested and bored. This feature is an endeavor in terrible character development and embarrassing storytelling that manages to arouse fascination only in small components of an otherwise messy picture.

Trash Bin: PASSENGERS

Welcome to another installment of the TRASH BIN, where we watch the worst movies Hollywood has to offer, according to the critics, and give you our thoughts, good or bad. This week's pick is the 2016 sci-fi film...PASSENGERS.

I realize there was already a Passengers review done earlier, but with it just coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week, me being a newbie, and it being the trash bin: here’s what I have to say.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Short Film Spotlight: SILENT LOVE


Welcome back to another installment of SHORT FILM SPOTLIGHT, where we highlight some of the best short films out there. I googled short films about love for ideas on what I should do my review on. A film called SILENT LOVE popped up and I immediately fell in love with it.