Internet personalities are finally proving they have irrefutable and genuine talent in the upcoming mockumentary, ‘Internet Famous.’ To showcase the internet stars’ natural comedic abilities, Shockya has an exclusive clip, titled ‘You Know, Driving Can be Pretty Boring,’ from the new digital feature film from director Michael Gallagher. The intriguing skills of the movie’s actors that are highlighted in the clip will be fully revealed when Maker Studios, the global leader in online short-form content, and Off The Dock, Lakeshore Entertainment’s digital studio, in association with Cinemand Productions and Entertainment 360, release the comedy on iTunes this Tuesday, June 21. ‘Internet Famous’ was co-written by Gallagher and comedian Steve Greene, [ Read More ]
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A beloved patriarch is asking his family for the holiday miracle of everyone getting along in the new one-sheet for the upcoming comedy, ‘Almost Christmas.’ The poster has been unveiled by distributor, Universal Pictures, which will release the film in theaters on November 11. The comedy features an all-star ensemble cast, including Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, JB Smoove, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher and DC Young Fly. ‘Almost Christmas’ was written and directed by ‘Baggage Claim‘ scribe-helmer, David E. Talbert. ‘Almost Christmas’ tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday [ Read More ]
Carnival workers have been tricked into playing a deadly game, during which they must survive 12 hours of their own private hell at the hands of their tormentors, in order to live. The victims’ struggle is powerfully chronicled in the newly released first official trailer for the upcoming horror film, ’31.’ The trailer debuted after the movie’s first official teaser poster was revealed last week. The trailer and teaser poster have both been unveiled by Saban Films and Lionsgate. The two companies acquired the North American distribution rights for the thriller after it had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The distributors will release the movie [ Read More ]
Many people often romanticize the seemingly idyllic characteristics of the past that appear to offer a serene way of life, without truly realizing what harrowing aspects can also often plague the situation. But the determined protagonist in director Darren Lynn Bousman‘s new horror film, ‘Abattoir,’ soon discovers how distressing the past can truly be when she realizes that a horrifying crime spree is coming back to haunt her. The all-too-important lesson of how the secrets of the past can truly harm a person’s present and future was highlighted when the film, which was written by Christopher Monfette, David J. Schow and Teddy Tenenbaum, screened at the 2016 Los Angeles Film [ Read More ]
My Love, Don’t Cross That River Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B Director: Moyoung Jin Written by: Moyoung Jin Cast: Kang Gye-Yeol, Byong-man Jo Release Date: June 17, 2016 Eighty-nine-year old Gye-yeul Kang and ninety-eight-year old Byong-man Jo have lived together for seventy-six years in South Korea. Moyoung Jin directing his first feature-length documentary, was given permission to follow them during the last year of their married life. We get a chance to see their modest house located in a small town in Hoengseong County in Gangwon Province; their dogs: a white nameless one and a black pregnant mixed terrier named Freebee; their sleeping arrangements, which [ Read More ]
ME BEFORE YOU Warner Bros. Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: B Director: Thea Sharrock Written by: Jojo Moyes from Jojo Moyes’ novel Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Vanessa Kirby, Jenna Coleman Screened at: Warner, NYC, 5/24/16 Opens: June 3, 2016 Though “Me Before You” will take its place among more or less saccharine romantic dramas, Thea Sharrock’s movie is thoroughly watchable thanks to two central social-class-related performances. Sharrock, whose film debut was filmed by Remi Adefarasin in Pembrokeshire, Wales—which unknown to many here in the U.S. has an abundance of castles—tackles the theme of social-class politics between a fabulously rich Traynor family and a down-and-out [ Read More ]
ARGENTINA Barakacine Producciones Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Carlos Saura Written by: Carlos Saura Cast: Liliana Herrero, Soledad Pastorutti, El Chaqueño Palaveci, Jairo, Luis Salinas Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 5/28/16 Opens: June 17, 2016 If you expect this look at the music and dance of Argentina to be a plethora of tangos, you’re mistaken, because Carlos Saura does not do clichés. The eighty-four year old Saura is one of Spain’s most prolific documentarians, having covered topics of Spanish interest including his 2010 “Flamenco, Flamenco,” which covers what I consider the world’s most passionate dance, and “Bodas de sangre, which is a great tragedy written by Federico [ Read More ]
Five kidnapped carnival workers are learning that the show must go on, no matter what circumstances they face, in the newly released poster for the upcoming horror film, ’31.’ The poster has been unveiled by the thriller’s distributors, Saban Films and Lionsgate, which will release the movie On Demand on September 16, and in select theaters on October 21. ’31′ is the latest genre film from writer-director Rob Zombie, who also served as a producer with Andy Gould, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Eddie Vaisman and Mike Elliott. The horror movie was executive produced by Mike Goodridge. The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcom McDowell, Meg Foster, Elizabeth Daily, Sandra Rosko [ Read More ]
GENIUS Lionsgate/ Roadside Attractions Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Michael Grandage Written by: John Logan, based on the book Max Perkins: Editor of Genius Cast: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 6/1/16 Opens: June 10, 2016 After you see this film, if you do not go right to Amazon and spend fourteen bucks for Look Homeward Angel (Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel about a young man’s wanderlust and passion to leave his small town and tumultuous family life for a more intellectual experience), you either dozed off during part of “Genius” or have given over your reading [ Read More ]
When ancient flying reptiles attack Los Angeles, it’s up to two working-class friends, who are the unlikeliest of heroes, to save the day, even if they have to take on one of America’s other greatest nightmares: L.A. traffic. In honor of MarVista Entertainment preparing to release its new action film, ‘Terrordactyl,’ via Digital and On-Demand platforms this Tuesday, July 14, Shockya has an exclusive clip, titled ‘L.A. Traffic,’ from the doomsday movie. The comedy marks the feature film directorial debut of FX Master Don Bitters, who also penned the script and created the visual effects for the movie, and Geoff Reisner, who also served as the film’s cinematographer and editor. [ Read More ]
Tom Hardy is examining the tragedy of Ipswich in the upcoming mystery movie, ‘London Road,’ whose U.S. rights have been acquired by BBC Worldwide North America. The action movie, which is the film adaptation of the ground-breaking National Theatre play of the same name, is scheduled to be released in theaters in September. The musically-driven ‘London Road’ marks the feature film writing debut by Alecky Blythe, who also contributed to the lyrics of the project’s songs with Adam Cork. The movie was directed by ‘Broken’ helmer, Rufus Norris. In addition to Hardy, the mystery film features an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman and Anita Dobson. The drama also features [ Read More ]
Twenty years after the events of the first film, the international community recovers and builds up Earth’s defenses using technology salvaged from remains of the alien forces. However, the aliens were able to send a distress signal before their final defeat, which results in a new task force of alien ships coming to Earth and threatening the human race once more. The new sequel stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joey King, Judd Hirsch, Angelababy, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, and William Fichtner. “Independence Day: Resurgence” theaters everywhere on June 24.
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer! The new reboot stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael K. Williams, Neil Casey, Elizabeth Perkins, Andy García, and Chris Hemsworth. “Ghostbusters” hits theaters everywhere on July 15.
UNLOCKING THE CAGE First Run Features Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebacker Written by: Chris Hegedus Cast: Steven Wise, Natalie Prosin, Liddy Stein, Mary Lee Jensvold, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh,, David Favre Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 6/2/16 Opens: June 24, 2016 Did I hear correctly, that Steven Wise, a lawyer in his mid-60’s, stated that Peter Singer’s 1970s book Animal Liberation need be the only animal rights book in a home library? I could almost agree, since it was Singer, arguably one this country’s foremost philosophers of ethics,who got me thinking about the brutality in which our meat animals are being treated. Singer argued that [ Read More ]
The strongest and most resolute people are often the most determined to not only fight for survival, but also secure and maintain power, especially in the emotionally and physically toughest environments. Actor and producer Shaun Gerardo is proving once again how persistently he’s working to achieve his goals, not just in his overall career, but specifically in his upcoming action film, ‘The Immortal Wars.’ The Carcass Studios thriller is set to powerfully chronicle the fight for survival and power during the war between deviants and humans. ‘The Immortal Wars,’ which is scheduled to be released next year, was written and directed by Joe Lujan, who also served as a producer [ Read More ]