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Retro Review: The Infinite Man

Submitted by Indiebizliz on October 26, 2016 - 9:00am


 

Have you ever thought of an awful/embarrassing/heartbreaking moment in your life and thought, “if I could just go back to that moment…” In The Infinite Man, we find Dean, brilliant scientific mind with the intentions of creating the perfect anniversary weekend for his girlfriend Lana. But, nothing is ever perfect. When events don't go according to plan, Dean works tirelessly for an entire year to invent time travel that will reset the events of the original day. If he can just avoid running into himself. Stuck in a mind-bending loop, both he and Lana ( and a weirdo of an ex-boyfriend) weave in and out of “the present” to amend their relationship.

Writer/Director Hugh Sullivan deserves a job offer from the Doctor Who writing staff. This script is written with such creative precision, it should be studied. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out how each scene would play out in respect to the loop. Catching new clues here and there but ultimately blown away by each new revelation. High five, Hugh. I find myself predicting the ending of most film and television shows about 30 minutes in, these days. This film is a beautiful 85 minutes in length and not once did I even glance at my watch. I had no idea what was ever coming next.

Retro Review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Submitted by Indiebizliz on January 9, 2016 - 5:45am


 

I am a New Yorker. Filter gone, I admit it. If you walk into the subway car I am exiting, before I am safely on the platform, you are going to hear all about it. Rude. That being said, only two times in my life have I been so angry that my entire body was shaking. I cannot imagine what it is like to experience that rage on a daily basis.

In a new film, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Robin Williams plays Henry Altmann. Two years after the death of one of his sons, Altmann’s rage has him on the literal edge of death. His fill-in doctor, Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis), tells him that he has been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. When he aggressively presses her for “How much time do I have?!”, she panics. “90 minutes!”

THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN will be opening in theaters nationwide (NYC THEATER-AMC Empire 25) and on demand May 23, 2014

Altmann plans out his final minutes with precision only to find that making amends is not so easy. The damage has been done. Immediately regretting her decision to make up an for Henry, Sharon decides to follow him. She is always mere moments behind his trail, and has the task of sharing the news with his family, one by one. The race is on to find Henry and get him the treatment he so desperately needs.

Review: 'Premature'

Submitted by Indiebizliz on June 30, 2014 - 6:40am


 

High school is a weird time for everyone. Everything is awkward and one bad day feels like the end of the world.  What if one bad day happened over and over. The same bad day. Personal hell? If I were stuck in high school, definitely yes. But, what if you could go back, knowing what you know now? Would you?

In Premature, Dan Beers brings us his feature debut about a high school kid named Rob. It is a seemingly formulaic set up. Kid needs to nail his college interview, score with his crush, and move on from the expectations of the world around him. You’ve got your checklist for the high school comedy; boy next door, childhood female best friend, vulgar sidekick, prodigy oddball, stereotypical hot blonde, jackass jocks, college admissions interviewer, and overbearing parental units. The twist in this story is that whenever Rob approaches, let’s say, sexual gratification, his day starts all over again, ala Groundhog Day. His terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day… if you will.

Review: 'A Picture of You'

Submitted by Indiebizliz on June 27, 2014 - 3:33pm


 

What do you do with a loved one’s things once they’ve passed? Sift through all the objects accumulated throughout a lifetime? Do you donate them, sell them, or throw them away? The sum total of these items can tell you a story about a person or maybe even a story about yourself.

In the new film, A Picture of You, two siblings travel from their very separate lives in New York City to clean out their childhood home in rural Pennsylvania. Estranged from each other, Jen and Kyle come to terms with their grief through packing up their mother’s things. She has written in the margins of her books, she has kept old bills, and even has a few hidden secrets stored on the hard drive of her computer. Through flashbacks and a little cyber sleuthing, Kyle and Jen learn more about themselves and what life was really like for their mom in her last few months.

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Submitted by melissa on June 27, 2014 - 6:50am


 

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