Saturday, December 9, 2017

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)


Directed By: Chris Peckover 
Written By: Chris Peckover & Zack Khan 
Story By: Zack Khan 
Cinematography By: Carl Robertson 
Editor: Julie-Ann DeRuvo 

Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Dacre Montgomery, Aleks Mikic, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton 


When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke, she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.

THE AMERICAN (2010)



Directed By: Anton Corbijn 
Written By: Rowan Joffe 
Based On The Novel By: Martin Booth 
Cinematography By: Martin Ruhe 
Editor: Andrew Hulme 


Cast: George Clooney, Irina Bjorklund, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen, Thekla Rueten, Violante Placido, Filipo Timi 


Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

ROAD GAMES (1981)



Directed By: Richard Franklin 
Written By: Everett De Roche 
Story By: Richard Franklin & Everett De Roche 
Cinematography By: Vincent Monton 
Editor: Edward McQueen-Mason 


Cast: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page, Robert Thompson, Angelica La Bozzetta 


Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travellers, and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey. (Such as to make up backgrounds of the other people on the road.) Pamela is one hitchhiker he picks up. But when she disappears, he suspects that the driver of a van who has been acting a little strange, (Smith or Jones) maybe the serial killer mentioned on the radio. But his pursuit of the van driver brings him to the attention of the police, who begin to suspect him.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017)



Directed By: Kenneth Branagh 
Written By: Michael Green 
Based on the Novel By: Agatha Christie 
Cinematography By: Haris Zambarlokus 
Editor: Mick Audsley 


Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom Jr, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Boynton, Adam Garcia 


Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of the strong snow. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of commiting such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again?

Saturday, December 2, 2017

MOVIES WATCHED IN NOVEMBER (2017)


From NOCUTRAMA

THE CINEFILES: JOHN SINGLETON EPISODE : PART 2




The enjoyable and controversial movie discussion and commentary show has returned with this episode taking a look at the films of John Singleton. Andre & Jeff continue the discussion looking at Singleton's more recent films SHAFT, FOUR BROTHERS, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, BABY BOY and

Friday, December 1, 2017

BUSHWICK (2017)



Written & Directed By: Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott 
Cinematography By: Lyle Vincent 
 Editor: Joe Hobeck 
Music By: Aesop Rock 

Cast: Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Arturo Castro, Jeremie Harris 

BUSHWICK tells the story of twenty-year- old Lucy and war veteran Stupe. Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin - in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy's grandmother.

MONEY TRAIN (1995)



Directed By: Jospeh Ruben 
Written By: Doug Richardson & David Loughery 
Story By: Doug Richardson 
Cinematography By: John W. Lindley 
Editor: George Bowers & Bill Pankow 


Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake, Chris Cooper, Skip Sudduth, Bill Nunn, Joe Grifasi, Larry Gillard Jr., Vincent Pastore, Aida Turturro, Vincent Laresca 



Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time?

THE SPECIALIST (1994)




Directed By: Luis Llosa 
Written By: Alexandra Seros 
Based on The Specialist series of books By: John Shirley 
Cinematography By: Jeffrey L. Kimball 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger 

 Ray Quick is a bomb expert who worked for the CIA along with a guy named Ned Trent, who's extremely demented. When they have a falling out, Ray becomes a freelancer who lives off the grid. A woman named May Munro contacts and wants him to kill the three men who killed her family years ago, who work for the Leon crime family. Ray does it and after killing the first one, the Leons need to find the one who did it and it turns out Ned is now working for them and they task him with finding the bomber. The Leons get him to work with the police and he looks for the bomber. In the meantime Ray, while working on getting the others, can't help but follow May wherever she goes.

CINEFILES - JOHN SINGLETON EPISODE: PART 1


The show has returned with this episode taking a look at the films of John Singleton.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 (2017)



Written & Directed By: S. Craig Zahler 
Cinematography By: Benji Bakshi 
Editor: Greg D’Auria 


Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Marc Blucas, Udo Kier, Don Johnson, Tom Guiry, Fred Melamed, Clark Johnson, Rob Morgan 


Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After him and his wife's miscarriage they admit the spark isn't there anymore and decide to have a baby. After being fired from his job, he turns to his friend who hires him as a drug dealer. A trade goes bad and he ends up in prison, the only problem is that a gang has kidnapped his wife and they will do an experimental operation on the baby unless Thomas kills one of the inmates in cell block 99. Bradley will not stop at anything until his wife is safe again.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

THE VOICES (2014)



Directed By: Marjane Satrapi 
Written By: Michael R. Perry 
Cinematography By: Maxime Alexandre 
Editor: Stephane Roche 


Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver, Adi Shankar 


Jerry is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush. However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.

TO THE BONE (2017)



Written & Directed By: Marti Noxon 
Cinematography By: Richard Wong 
Editor: Elliot Greenberg 


Cast: Lily J. Collins, Alex Sharp, Lili Taylor, Brooke Smith, Keanu Reeves, Retta, Kathryn Prescott, Leslie Bibb, Carrie Preston, Alanna Ubach, Maya Eshet 


Ellen is a 20 year old woman struggling with anorexia nervosa. In the midst of family problems and her own fears, she is accepted into a group home run by an unusual doctor. Through the people she meets and the journey she takes, Ellen follows a path of self discovery and acceptance that will lead her to a surprising place she never would have thought possible

THE MEDDLER (2015)



Written & Directed By: Lorene Scafaria 
Cinematography By: Brett Pawlek 
Editor: Kayla M. Emter 


Cast: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Billy Magnussen, Jason Ritter, Casey Wilson, Megan Echikunwoke, Amy Landecker, Harry Hamlin, Robert Picardo, Shiri Appleby, Laura San Giacomo, Roger Arron Brown, Randall Park, Bill Fagerbakke 


An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Monday, November 20, 2017

THE BEGUILED (2017)



Written & Directed By: Sofia Coopola 
Based On The Novel By: Thomas Cullinan 
Based On the Screenplay by: Grimes Grice & Albert Maltz 
Cinematography By: Philippe Le Sourd 
Editor: Sarah Flack 
Music By: Phoenix 


Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice 


Three years into the senseless American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm?

Friday, November 17, 2017

PROBLEM CHILD 2 (1991)



Directed By: Brian Levant 
Written & Story By: Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski 
Cinematography By: Peter Smokler 
Editor: Lois Freeman-Fox & Robert P. Seepey 


Cast: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Ivyann Schwan, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gotfried, Jonathan Tolkan, Laraine Newman, Eric Edwards, Zach Grenier, Martha Quinn, Charlene Titlton  



Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville.  Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates. Ben falls in love with Annie, the school nurse. However, Annie is the mother of Trixie - who is worse than Junior in his behavior and equally resents her mother dating again. Then Ben meets Lawanda, the richest woman in Mortville, who desires to marry Ben and send Junior to boarding school in Bagdad. And Ben now has to make the decision whether to continue to pursue Annie for love or marry Lawanda so Junior can have a mother.



DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD (1991)



Directed By: Stephen Herek 
Written By: Neil Landau & Tara Ison 
Cinematography By: Tim Sushrstedt 
Editor: Larry Bock 


Cast: Christina Applegate, Keith Coogan, Joanna Cassidy, Jayne Brook, John Getz, Josh Charles, Kimmy Robertson, Danielle Harris, David Duchovny, Concetta Tomei, Christopher Pettiet, Sarah Buxton, Michael Kopelow 


Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work!

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER (2017)



Directed By: Ken Marino 
Written By: Chris Spain & Jon Zack 
Cinematography By: John Bailey 
Editor: John Diagle 


Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Michael Cera, Rob Coddry, Raquel Welch, Renee Taylor, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Kristen Bell, Linda Lavin, Raphael Alejandro, McKenna Grace


Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LADY BIRD (2017)



Written & Directed By: Greta Gerwig 
Cinematography By: Sam Levy 
Editor: Nick Houy 
Music: Jon Brion 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Beanie Feldstein , Tinmothee Chalamet, Lois Smith, Jordan Rodrigues, Odeya Rush, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Bob Stephenson, Daniel Zovatto, Danielle Macdonald 

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. Who seeks to get out and attend college on the east coast. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

NOCTURAMA (2017)



Written, Music & Directed By: Bertrand Bonello 
Cinematography By: Leo Hinstin 

Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Manal Issa, Hamza Meziani, Martin Petit-Guyot, Jamil McCraven, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laure Valentinelli, Ilias De Lore, Robin Goldbronn, Luis Rego, Hermine Karagheuz, Adele Haenel 

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before to take shelter for a night in a shopping center.

THE BAR (EL BAR) (2017)



Directed By: Alex De La Iglesia 
Written By: Alex De La Iglesia & Jorge Guerricaechevarria 
Cinematography By: Angel Amoros 
Editor: Domingo Gonzalez 

Cast: Blanca Suarez, Mario Casas, Carmen Michi, Secun De La Rosa, Jamie Ordonez, Terele Pavez, Joaquin Climent, Alejandro Awada, Jordi Aguilar 


On an ordinary day in bustling downtown Madrid, life ticks over as usual, while inside a decrepit and noisy central bar, a motley assortment of common urbanites is killing time indolently, up until a loud gunshot sends chills down the spine. Out of the blue, now a man lies dead in front of the bar in a pool of blood, and then surprisingly, in broad daylight, another death follows. Where did that mysterious lethal bullet come from? Is this an act of terrorism or is there a solitary invisible sniper hidden on a roof? As hysteria prevails and the bodies miraculously vanish into thin air, the perplexed and terrified bar's regulars are bound to turn on each other, paranoid and suspicious of the potential assassin who might be hiding inside the place. Is there indeed a wolf among sheep?

HAPPY TIMES (TIEMPOS FELICES!) (2014)



Directed By: Luis Javier M. Henaine 
Written By: Luis Javier M. Henaine & Alejandra Olvera Avila 
Cinematography By: Diego Garcia 
Editor: Branko Gomez Palacia & Luis Javier M. Henaine 
Production Design: Christopher Lagunes 
Set Decoration: Gabriela Rodriguez Farah 

Cast: Luis Arrieta, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Humberto Busto, Barbara de Regil, Miguel Rodarte 

 A young man who is unable to break up with his girlfriend decides to hire an agency that specializes in ending relationships.

SEX IS ZERO (2002)



Written & Directed By: Yoon Je-Kyoon
Cinematography By: Yeong-Cheol Kim 
Editor: Sun-min Kim 


Cast: Chang Jung Lim, Ji-Won Ha, Chae-Young Yu, Min Jung, Jae-Young Jim 

 At Sunjong University, a few students are serious, including Eun-hyo, who works hard at aerobics in hopes of doing well in a national competition. Most students goof off: drinking, partying, and focusing on sex. Eun-shik, a law student who's been in the military, is older but socially inept. He likes Eun-hyo; even though his earnest and simple side appeals to her, his juvenile excesses make him irrelevant when Sung-ok, a good-looking rich kid, charms Eun-hyo. They begin an affair, leaving Eun-shik on the sidelines. The national competition approaches and complications arise.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)



Directed By: Taika Waititi 
Written By: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost 
Based On The Comics By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Larry Lieber 
Cinematography By: Javier Agguiresarobe 
Editor: Zene Baker & Joel Negron 
Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh 


Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Sam Neill, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Taika Waititi, Clancy Brown 


Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.


BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN (2017)



Directed By: Sam Liu 
Story By: Bruce Timm 
Teleplay By: James Krieg & Bruce Timm 
Editor: Christopher D. Lozinski 

Voices of: Kevin Conroy, Melissa Rauch, Paget Brewster, Loren Lester, John DiMaggio, Rob Paulesen, Mindy Sterling, Bruce Timm

Saturday, November 4, 2017

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

From Least Favorite to Favorite Though be aware this list will keep being updated with the release of each new Marvel film

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

GERALD'S GAME (2017)



Directed & Edited By: Mike Flannigan 
Written By: Mike Flannigan & Jeff Howard 
Based On The Novel By: Stephen King 
Cinematography By: Michael Fimognari 

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel 


When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house.

DARK NIGHT (2017)



Written & Directed By: Tim Sutton 
Cinematography By: Helene Louvart 
Editor: Jeanne Applegate 


Cast: Eddie Caccoiola, Shawn Caccoiola, Anna Rose Hopkins, Robert Jumper 


The lives of six strangers intersect at a suburban Cineplex where a massacre occurs.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

LITTLE EVIL (2017)



Written & Directed By: Eli Craig 
Cinematography By: Matthew Clark 
Editor: Tim Nolan 


Cast: Adam Scott, Bridget Everett, Evangeline Lily, Clancy Brown, Sally Field, Carla Gallo, Tyler Labine, Hank Harris, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, Kyle Bornheimer 


Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

PET SEMATARY 2 (1992)



Directed By: Mary Lambert 
Written By: Richard Outten 
 Cinematography By: Russell Carpenter 
Editor: Tom Finan 


Cast: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Darlanne Fluegel, Clancy Brown, Lisa Waltz, Jared Rushton, Sarah Trigger, Jason McGuire, Jim Peck 


The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

Friday, October 20, 2017

CHERRY FALLS (2000)



Directed By: Geoffrey Wright 
Written By: Ken Selden 
Cinematography By: Anthony B. Richmond 
Editor: John F. Link 


Cast: Brittany Murphy, Michael Biehn, Jesse Bradford, Jay Mohr, Candy Clark, Bre Blair, Gabriel Mann, Douglas Spain, Natalie Ramsey, Kristen Miller, Michael Weston, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Clementine Ford 


A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organizing a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets

BLOOD NIGHT: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY HATCHET (2009)




Directed By: Frank Sabatella 
Written By: Elke Blasi & Frank Sabatella 
Cinematography By: Chris Walters & Jarin Blaschke 
Editor: Stephen Franciosa Jr. 


Cast: Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Nate Dushku, Samantha Facchi, Anthony Marks, Billy Magnussen, Samantha Huhn 

A group of teenagers celebrating Blood Night, the anniversary of the death of a local axe murderer, Mary Hatchet, suddenly find themselves face to face with the realities of her haunting. As they run from the bloody rampage left behind they'll need to survive the night to expose the truth behind the legend of Bloody Mary.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

THE BABYSITTER (2017)



Directed By: McG 
Written By: Brian Duffield 
Cinematography By: Shane Hurlbut 
Editor: Peter Gvozdas 

Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Hana Mae Lee, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Miles J. Harvey, Leslie Bibb, Ken Marino, Chris Wylde 


Cole is madly in love with his babysitter Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night.

BOYS IN THE TREES (2017)



Written, Directed &Edited By: Nicholas Verso 
Cinematography By: Marden Dean 


Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborrow, Victoria Hill 

It's Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimized by Jango's cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time's sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend. But on the night of the grave's delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life.

Friday, October 13, 2017

CHOPPING MALL (1986)



Directed By: Jim Wynorski 
Written By: Jim Wynorski & Steve Mitchell 
Cinematography By: Tom Richmond 
Editor: Leslie Rosenthal 

Cast: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson, Barbara Crampton, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Gerrit Graham, Mary Wornov 


A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, The robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the "Intruders". The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or...if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up

FENDER BENDER (2016)



Written & Directed By: Mark Pavia 
Cinematography By: Tyler Lee Cushing 
Editor: Lana Wolverton 


Cast: Cassidy Freeman, Mackenzie Vega, Lora-Martinez-Cunningham, Bill Sage, Dre Davis, Steven Michael Quezada 


In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to -- a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country's endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.

CLOWN (2014)



Directed By: Jon Watts 
Written By: Christopher Ford & Jon Watts 
Cinematography By: Matthew Santo 
Editor: Robert Ryang 


Cast: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stomare, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Elizabeth Whitmere, Eli Roth 

 A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill.

DEMON SEED (1977)



Directed By: Donald Campbell 
Written By: Robert Jaffe & Roger O. Hirson 
Based On The Novel By: Dean R. Koontz 
Cinematography By: Bill Butler 
Editor: Francisco Mazzola 


Cast: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Barry Kroeger, Lisa Lu 


A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CULT OF CHUCKY (2017)



Written & Directed By: Don Mancini 
Cinematography By: Michael Marshall 
Editor: Randy Bricker 

Cast: Fiona Dourif, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, Zak Santiago, Grace Lyn Kung, Michael Therriault, Ali Tataryn, Adam Hurtig, Elizabeth Rosen 


After accused of murdering her family, Nica is taken to an asylum and thinks that she's the cause of the deaths of her family. However, when grizzly deaths start to occur, she then realizes that Chucky, her illusion might not be make believe. She also finds out that the doll is slowly starting to possess anyone or anything to join a huge cult to kill off Chucky's victims, but things don't go to well in the asylum, including for Chucky's long lost friend "Andy Barcley" who tries to stop the cult from getting bigger while also trying to get past Chucky's wife, "Tiffany." One of the better films of the series. Certainly one of the better films of the seemingly new saga. That seemed to start officially with the last film, but I will say started as soon as BRIDE OF CHUCKY came about and Jennifer Tilly became more associated with the series. Joining Brad Dourif in the ranks of usually appearing or being a voice in the series.

LOST BOYS: THE THIRST (2010)



Directed By: Dario Piana 
Written By: Evan Charnov & Hans Rodionoff 
Story By: Evan Charnov 
Cinematography By: Stefano Morcaldo 
Editor: Tony Solomons 

Cast: Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlaner, Tanit Phoenix, Casey B. Dolan 


In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the best-seller writer Gwen Lieber offers him a job to destroy the head vampire DJ X that promotes worldwide raves to increase his army of undead. Gwen tells that her brother Peter disappeared in Ibiza two years ago in an X-Party promoted by the alpha-vampire. Now DJ X is coming to San Cazador to promote a sacrifice during a party in the blood moon on the next Friday, and Edgar discovers that the rave will take place in a slaughterhouse on an island. Gwen hires also the Hollywood participant of reality show Lars von Goetz that comes with the cameraman Claus. Edgar invites his brother Alan to join the team but he declines, and he teams up with his friend Zoe. When the group finds DJ X, Edgar discloses a secret about the head-vampire.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989)



Directed By: Brian DePalma 
Written By: David Rabe 
Based On The Book By: Daniel Lang 
Cinematography By: Stephen H. Burhum 
Editor: Bill Pankow 
Music By: Ennio Morricone 


Cast: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Don Harvey, Ving Rhames, Dale Dye, Thuy Thu Le, Wendell Pierce, Sam Robards, Darren E. Burrows, John Marshal Jones, Holt McCallany 


During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)



Directed By: Mel Gibson 
Written By: Robert Schenkkan & Andrew Knight 
Cinematography By: Simon Duggan 
Editor: John Gilbert

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey 

The true story of Desmond T. Ross, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge

UNBROKEN (2014)



Directed By: Angelina Jolie 
Written By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard Lagravenese & William Nicholson 
Based on the book by: Laura Hillenbrand 
Cinematography By: Roger Deakins 
Editor: William Goldenberg &Tim Squyres 

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Witrock, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadway 

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash and spending a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewman in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war in a POW Camp.

RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR (2006)



Written & Directed By: Chris Gorak 
Cinematography By: Tom Richmond 
Editor: Jeffrey M. Werner 
Music By: tomandandy 

Cast: Rory Cochrane, Melissa McCormack, Tony Perez, Will McCormick, Jenny O’Hara, Jon Huertas 


After Lexi leaves home to visit Central LA, there's a terrorist attack involving chemical bombs. After the attack, her musician husband, Brad, fails to find her and reluctantly seals himself inside his house. He will have to deal with this decision in the days to come.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)



Directed By: Matthew Vaughn 
Written By: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn 
Based on characters from The Graphic Novel “SECRET SERVICE” By: Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons 
Cinematography By: George Richmond 
Editor: Eddie Hamilton 


Cast: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Hanna Alstrom, Channing Tatum, Pablo Pascal, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Edward Holcraft, Michael Gambon, Jeff Bridges, Emily Watson, Bruce Greenwood, Sophie Cookson, Poppy Delevigne, Thomas Turgoose 


When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

THE WIZARD OF LIES (2017)



Directed By: Barry Levinson 
Written By: Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum & John Burnham Schwartz 
Based On The Book By: Diana B. Henriques 
Cinematography By: Eigil Bryld 
Editor: Ron Patane 
Production Design: Laurence Bennett 

Cast: Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Katherine Narducci, Allessandro Nivola, Michael Kostroff, Lily Rabe, Kristen Connolly 


A chronicle of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

WILSON (2017)



Directed By: Craig Johnson 
Written By: Daniel Clowes (Based on His Graphic Novel) 
Cinematography By: Frederick Elmes 
Editor: Paul Zucker 
Music By: Jon Brion 


Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Jusy Greer, Margo Martindale, David Warshofsky, Cheryl Hines, Brett Gelman 


A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

BURNT (2015)



Directed By: John Wells 
Written By: Steven Knight 
Story By: Michael Kalesniko 
Cinematography By: Adriano Goldman 
Editor: Nick Moore 


Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl, Omar Sy, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Matthrew Rhys, Lily James, Henry Goodman 


The film is beautiful to look at but that might be the problem in itself. It seems to strive for something deeper a character study inside an ensemble, but it is beautiful people living extravagently beautiful life's of leisure. While having dream careers and fighting against or for perfection. That it makes the Audience hard to feel sorry for the characters.

DONALD CRIED (2017)



Written & Directed By: Kris Avedisian 
Story By: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman & Kyle Espelata 
Cinematography By: Sam Flesichner 

Cast: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause, Ted Arcidi, Shawn Contois 

With the sudden passing of his grandmother, Peter Latang returns to his hometown and encounters his long lost, childhood friend, Donald Treebeck. What begins as a simple favor, turns into a long day's journey into the past.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BAYWATCH (2017)



Directed By: Seth Gordon 
Written By: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift 
Story By: Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant 
Based On the series & Characters Created By: Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz & Gregory J. Bonann 
Cinematography By: Eric Steelberg 
Editor: Peter S. Elliot 


Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Hannibal Buress, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nunez, Charlotte McKinney, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson 


In sun-kissed Emerald Bay, the vigorous Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon and Baywatch, his elite team of hand-picked and perfectly tanned lifeguards, protect the bay, keeping both sunbathers and beach lovers safe. However, this summer, two new eager trainees will join the demanding life-saving program, as well as an insubordinate former Olympic swimmer, who are all called to prove their worth on the lifeguard towers just on time when a new synthetic street drug begins to infest the Emerald Bay: the flakka. Without a doubt, this calls for some serious undercover teamwork action, as the badgeless heroes in spandex comb the beach for shady newcomers and nefarious entrepreneurs with hidden agendas of their own. Can Mitch's band save the bay?