With all the super-hyped films of the summer (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Godzilla), all the films that were not ready for last year’s Oscar run (The Monuments Men) and all the highly anticipated sequels (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past), it surprises even me that the film that rose to be the cream of the crop so far in 2014 comes from a director of the horror films Stake Land and Mulberry St.
Cold in July is directed by Jim Mickle
Updated 07-28-2014 at 10:40 AM by GregMO ROberts
I stumbled across Macabre literally by accident. Bored and scanning Netflix relentlessly for something refreshing to watch, I came across this Mo Brother/ Indonesian film that caught my attention with its 4-star approval rating. I had not heard of the film prior and after reading a few user reviews, I was hoping for a The Lovely Ones or a Dream House – namely, a film that flew under my radar then impressed me to no end at the conclusion of its screening.
Updated 07-23-2014 at 05:41 PM by GregMO ROberts
With half the year now in the books, one thing has becoming abundantly clear – 2014 is no 2013. Last year was a stellar year for film. Award winners (Wolf of Wall Street, Gravity), summer blockbusters (Star Trek: Into the Darkness, World War X) and heavy dramas (American Hustle, Lone Survivor) dominated cinema marquees setting box office records along the way. 2014, not so much. This year, the box office is down over 30% from 2013’s record pace. And we point a firm finger at
Updated 07-15-2014 at 08:08 PM by GregMO ROberts
A surprise winner at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as a Midnight Madness selection, Witching and Bitching has been quietly playing the festival circuit before now landing on VOD with a high recommendation.
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia (The Oxford Murders, The Last Circus), Witching and Bitching is a Spanish film that tells the story of a gang of jewellery thieves who end up in a town home to a coven of witches while fleeing a lucrative heist.
Updated 07-07-2014 at 06:05 PM by GregMO ROberts
A mixed bag of characters are holed up in a remote cabin while a creature terrorizes the surrounding grounds killing anyone who attempts to escape. Yawn. Sound familiar? It should. Monsters in the Woods, Feast, Dog Soldiers, Another Kind – there have been countless (and I mean COUNTLESS) films with the same premise. Countless plus one.
Animal comes to us courtesy of executive producer Drew Barrymore and comes with little surprises thanks to the cookie cutter
Updated 07-02-2014 at 04:49 PM by GregMO ROberts