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Autumn Blood – Movie Review

Posted by juliana On September - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: Autumn BloodDirector: Markus Blunder Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Stormare, Gustaf Skarsgard, Samuel Vauramo, Maximilian Harnisch Running time: 100 minutes; Rated R On VOD and iTunes and in-theaters on September 19th In the mountains above a remote Austrian village, a brother and sister become orphans when their mother dies. A 16 year old girl (Sophie Lowe) and her 10 year old brother (Maximilian Harnisch) live off the land and only depend on each other. A few people begin to notice that the children are now alone, and a trio of hunters brutally rapes the girl. When a social services worker is called to the town, the trio drive back up  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, MOVIES, RELEASES, REVIEWS

A Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
A Walk Among the Tombstones Movie Review

Title: A Walk Among the Tombstones Director: Scott Frank Starring: Liam Neeson, Boyd Holbrook, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Sebastian Roché and Mark Consuelos Powerfully adapting the intriguing personalities of a well-regarded book series’ diverse characters, as well as the gripping nature of the intimately documented crimes that harrowingly affect them all, into an equally riveting film, can be a difficult challenge. But experienced action screenwriter-director Scott Frank effortlessly did just that when he adapted novelist Lawrence Block’s ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones,’ the tenth book in his best-selling series about private detective Matthew Scudder. Much like the book series it’s based on, the filmmaker’s  [ Read More ]

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Tusk Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Tusk Movie Review

Title: Tusk Director: Kevin Smith Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Johnny Depp Truly understanding other people’s pain and inability to cope with the agonizing experiences they’ve faced throughout their lives is a challenge many people are unable to understand, until they’ve witnessed their agony first-hand. The new horror film ‘Tusk,’ which was written and directed by Kevin Smith, is a prime and exhilarating example of how people, even as they mature and grow older, can joke, and even take pleasure in, other people’s misfortune. The movie smartly emphasizes that until a person is intimately shown the distressing past of even one other person, and  [ Read More ]

The Skeleton Twins Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review-The Skeleton Twins

Title: The Skeleton Twins Director: Craig Johnson Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell People don’t always understand the emotions everyone around them are experiencing, even if they’ve been through the same situations in life, as everyone reacts to each circumstance differently. This is certainly the case in the new drama, ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ which was directed by Craig Johnson, who co-wrote the script with Mark Heyman. The film’s title characters passionately emphasize that no matter how much people know each other, and how intense the situations they share are, they need to talk about their thoughts and experiences before they can truly understand each other. ‘The  [ Read More ]

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The Man on Her Mind Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
The Man on Her Mind Movie Review

Title: The Man on Her Mind Director: Bruce Guthrie and Alan Hruska Starring: Amy McAllister, Samuel James, Georgia Mackenzie and Shane Attwooll Engaging in relatively new experiences that have not yet been fully explored can be truly harrowing and terrifying situations for anyone, no matter how much they’re seeking a change in their lives. Exploring that uncharted territory is intriguingly presented in several circumstances in the new romantic comedy, ‘The Man on Her Mind.’ The project is one of the first major film roles for both lead actors, Amy McAllister and Samuel James, and also the feature film directorial debut of co-helmer, Bruce Guthrie. Despite the movie being their true  [ Read More ]

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L’Ape Maia (Maia The Bee) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
LApe Maia

Title: L’Ape Maia (Maia The  Bee) Director: Alexs Stadermann Genre: Animation Country: Germany Those who were kids in Europe, from the 70s onwards, will remember the jingle of the cartoon that had as protagonist a young and adventurous female bee. The insect which became popular amongst young audiences, through the book series written by Waldermar Bonsels, won’t be surprised to see that Maia, the Bee, has now flown from the small screen to the big screen. ‘L’Ape Maia’ is an ode to friendship, freedom and courage. Just as in the cartoon series the feisty young bee has spirit, and her curiosity and desire for adventure clash with the disciplined rules  [ Read More ]

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Vinodentro (Wine Within) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Vinodentro

Title: Vinodentro (Wine Within) Director: Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani Starring: Vincenzo Amato, Pietro Sermonti, Daniela Virgilio, Lambert Wilson, Giovanna Mezzogiorno. A pretentiously inebriating film is what could define ‘Vinodentro’ (i.e. Wine Within). The actual drama begins with Giovanni Cuttin’s first sip of wine, which changes his carrier, his marriage, and his attitude to life in general. In a Faust-like setting, the main character sells his soul to a fiendish-wine entity who enables him to get a promotion, become a Don Juan  and an expert in wine tasting. What interferes with his newly accomplished life is the mysterious death of his wife, which seems to frame him as the culprit. The investigations  [ Read More ]

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Casting By – DVD Review

Posted by juliana On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
casting by

Title: Casting By Director: Tom Donahue Featuring: Marion Dougherty, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Bette Midler, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, John Travolta, Jon Voight, Woody Allen Running time: 89 Minutes, Unrated, Available on DVD 09.16.14 Special Features: None This acclaimed documentary shines a light on one of the most under-appreciated professions in the film and television industry: The Casting Director. The pioneers of the profession were Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster, whom launched the careers of stars still working today. The Good:Any Cinemaphile or Hollywood history buff will love this documentary. There are so many celebrities  [ Read More ]

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Evergreen: The Road to Legalizaton DVD Review

Posted by juliana On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Evergreen The Road to Legalizaton DVD

Title – Evergreen: The Road to Legalizaton Director – Riley Morton and Nils Cowan Running time: 86 minutes, Not Rated Available on DVD 09.15.14 Special Features: Short Film – the Future of Legialization; Q&A with Drug Policy Alliance Director Ethan Nadelmann; Extended Interviews; Call to Action Resource Guide A documentary on the 502 Initiative , the law that will permit the growing, sale and use of cannabis in the state of Washington. There are many that oppose the law, but those whom are hoping for it to pass say it will bring forth revenue and eliminate criminalization. The Good: This documentary was well informed and promoted a good defense in  [ Read More ]

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At the Devil’s Door Movie Review

Posted by bsimon On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
At the Devil's Door Movie

Title: At the Devil’s Door Director: Nicholas McCarthy Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards, Wyatt Russell, Ava Acres Less is sometimes more, and then sometimes less is merely less — atmospherics in the service of an elliptical story of posed dread, whose twisted, wire frame can’t hold the weight of a viewer’s long-form interest. Such is unfortunately the case with writer-director Nicholas McCarthy’s sophomore effort, “At the Devil’s Door,” an in many ways admirably restrained supernatural horror film about a variety of women grappling quite literally with demons. The film opens with a young girl (Ashley Rickards) becoming quite troubled after playing an unsettling magic game with the  [ Read More ]

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Louder Than Words DVD Review

Posted by juliana On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
ltw

Title: Louder Than Words Director: Anthony Fabian Cast: David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton, Xander Berkeley, Craig Bierko, Scott Cohen, Gary Wilmes, Morgan Griffin, Adelaide Kane, Ben Rosenfield, Olivia Steele Falconer Running time: 93 min, Rated PG-13 Special Features: Trailer and Behind the Scenes Featurette with the cast, filmmakers and the real Fareri family. Available on DVD 09.09.14 The fictionalized true story of the Fareri Family. Brenda (Hope Davis), her triplets Julie( Morgan Griffin), Michael (Boardwalk Empire’s Ben Rosenfield), and Stephanie (Reign’s Adelaide Kane)  from Brenda’s first marriage, the reclusive husband John (David Duchovny) and their 13 year old daughter Maria (Olivia Steele-Falconer) that John and Brenda had together. On a  [ Read More ]

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The Guest Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
The Guest Movie

THE GUEST Picturehouse Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  A- Director:  Adam Wingard Screenplay:  Simon Barrett Cast:  Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser Screened at:  Dolby 24, NYC, 8/22/14 Opens:  September 17, 2014 If you were fortunate enough to have seen the director’s  2011 movie “You’re Next,” you’ll say “The Guest” is right up Adam Wingard’s alley.  “You’re Next” features a group of toughs, ax murderers in fact, who invade a family reunion, and whose victims are ready to say their prayers when one of their number proves equally adept at killing.  The title guest of Wingard’s latest—scripted by Simon Barrett  [ Read More ]

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Life’s a Breeze Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 8 - 2014 0 Comment
Lifes a Breeze Movie

LIFE’S A BREEZE Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Lance Daly Screenplay:  Lance Daly Cast:  Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flannagan, Pat Shortt Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 8/18/14 Opens:  September 19, 2014 Fionnula Flannagan is cinema’s gift from Ireland, that country’s most engaging actress of a certain age, perhaps the equivalent here in the U.S. of Blythe Danner.  But her presence in “Life’s a Breeze,” presumably an ironic title, cannot save the movie from being little more than a sitcom that you might find on commercial TV or, to be magnanimous, on a cable station like HBO.  “Life’s a Breeze,” taken from  [ Read More ]

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My Old Lady Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 8 - 2014 0 Comment

MY OLD LADY Cohen Media Group Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Israel Horovitz Screenplay:  Israel Horovitz Cast:  Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 8/28/14 Opens:  September 10, 2914 It’s difficult to believe that Israel Horovitz wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie “The Strawberry Statement.”  While it’s not unusual for a scripter to have a long, successful life (after all wrote this forty-four years ago and he’s still going strong), but considering that “Strawberry” was a big-budget movie about the late sixties riots at Columbia University, one that showed radical students breaking windows and, I believe,  [ Read More ]

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Honeymoon Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 8 - 2014 0 Comment
Harry Treadaway

HONEYMOON Magnet Releasing Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Leigh Janiak Screenplay:  Leigh Janiak, Phil Graziadei Cast:  Harry Treadaway, Rose Leslie Screened at:  Review 2, NYC, 7/30/14 Opens:  September 12, 2014 It probably happens more often than we think, and not just in the movies.  A wedding reception is paid for, the couple walk down the aisle, when one of them gets cold feet and bolts.  In at least one case I know, a bride and groom are at the airport getting ready for their honeymoon in Hawaii.  The bride goes to the women’s room and disappears, never to be seen again by  [ Read More ]

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