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Interview: Stage Fright - Theatre Camp At Its Finest

Submitted by Indiebizliz on April 22, 2014 - 4:44pm


 

Stage Fright is a new musical horror comedy brought to the silver screen by the very talented duo Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion. The plot is simple enough; teens at an elite theatre camp perform an ill fated musical 10 years after it opened and get slashed by a crazy killer in the process. Yes, you read that correctly. This flick comes on the heels of Sable and Batalion’s successful short of the same genre, “The Legend of Beaver Dam” (available on iTunes). Who knew that so many years after Rocky Horror Picture Show, this would be a thing all over again. As a theatre geek, and a horror fanatic, Stage Fright is an honest tribute to both worlds. Snappy songs set to the story of impending doom is right up my proverbial alley. I am predicting cult status here.

On VOD/digital now and in theaters May 9th

Review: The Railway Man - Starring Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman

Submitted by petrocs on April 21, 2014 - 9:46pm


 

I am sucker for movies about the greatest generation. I have so much respect and admiration for the thousands upon thousands of men and women who fought for freedom and resolved to stop evil during World War II. So many stories of loss and sacrifice, so many tales of bravery and courage. The Railway Man is the story of all of that and something seldom seen when discussing this war; a story of forgiveness and redemption.

Eric Lomax (Firth) is a Railway enthusiast and former lieutenant in the British Army as a member of the Royal Corps of Signals. Lomax has suffered traumatic hardships during the war and has struggled through life for the past few decades trying to piece together a life worth living. During a train ride to Scotland, Eric meets Patti (Kidman), a pretty nurse who Lomax ultimately falls in love with and marries. Soon Patti is introduced to Eric's nightmares of torture from the war. Trying to help Eric, Patti reaches out to former platoon mate and current friend Finlay (Skarsgård) to ask for help in understanding what is going on with Eric and help him cope with his traumas. Finlay begins to tell their tale as prisoners of war.

Review: Joe - Starring Nicolas Cage

Submitted by petrocs on April 21, 2014 - 9:34pm


 

To say Nicolas Cage had lost his creative way would be an understatement. The past several years have found the once Academy Award winning actor scraping the direct to video barrel and becoming somewhat of a laughing stock of the acting industry.  Joe offers Nicolas Cage and a chance to change that perception.  Directed by David Gordon Green, best known for his comedic film Pineapple Express and the hit HBO comedy Eastbound and Down, the last several years have been filled with poorly received feature films and box office failures.  Can actor and director find solace in a story of a man teetering between redemption and ruin?

Joe is the story of two lost souls crossing paths at the time when both needed the friendship. Joe (Cage) is a supervisor of a blue-collar tree clearing work crew in rural Mississippi. Joe is a mild mannered, no-nonsense man who expects a good days work for a good days pay. Inside, Joe is a man who struggles to control an issue with alcoholic fits of rage and lives with past mistakes which lead to a stint in prison. Joe has earned the respect of the workers he employs and the people for whom he surrounds himself.

Cinemit Podcast - Hollywood Remakes of Asian Cinema

Submitted by melissa on April 21, 2014 - 9:14pm


 

Download here! - now available to subscribe in iTunes!

    • What We Watched
      • Brad- Contracted (2013) , HBO's series Silicon Valley, Season Finale of Walking Dead
      • Michael- Transcendence - review
    • Topic: Hollywood Remakes of Asian Cinema
    • Superhero Bracket- Final Four Avengers vs Iron Man / The Dark Knight vs X-Men: First Class
    • Box Office Challenge

Hosted by: Michael Petrelli aka Petrocs
Guest: Brad Slaton aka Night of the Ranting Brad

Review: 'Authors Anonymous' - A Literary Mockumentary That Misses The Bestseller List

Submitted by Spirit of the Thing on April 21, 2014 - 9:08pm


 

As I stated in last week's review of Jesus People, the mockumentary is a realm ruled by the iron first of This is Spinal Tap and the bulk of the work of Christopher Guest and company. Few films, though try as they may, ever reach the heights of the comedy captured in Tap, Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show.  Yet here we are, another mockumentary thrown into the mix in Authors Anonymous. Does it live up to its predecessors or does it fail like so many others before it? Well, read along. Make sure your seat belt is fastened...it could be a bumpy ride.

Authors Anonymous, written by first-time writer David Congalton and directed by Ellie Kanter, the film follows a fiction writing group who all have the common and lofty goal of becoming a published and possibly bestselling author, writer of the Great American Novel, master of letters. A film crew follows them at the behest of optometrist Alan Mooney (Dylan Walsh), founder of the group, hoping to catch one of them,especially his wife Colette (Teri Polo), strike literary gold. Quickly we see that the good doctor and his wife are delusional amateurs who will never find success. With them as boiler plates, hopes are not high for the rest of the group and this is quickly confirmed once they are all convened together.

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