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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.

Review: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

Submitted by petrocs on June 27, 2014 - 3:23pm


 
Michael Bay needs to stop making films. PERIOD. His movies are so over the top with zero substance, but as cinema summer blockbusters go, the guy sure knows how to blow stuff up. And that's what most audiences want from a Michael Bay film, don't talk too much, blow stuff up and stick some pretty people in front of the camera. Well Michael, you achieved these three ingredients in your newest film Transformers: Age of Extinction....but nothing more. Four years have passed since the battle of Chicago, the Autobots and Decepticons who did not perish in the fight are being hunted down as enemies of the state by the federal government. An elite CIA black ops team under the command of Henry Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) was created for this very thing, to kill Transformers and take back their planet. The ace in the hole for these humans is a Transformer bounty hunter named Lockdown, who is hellbent on one prize, Optimus Prime. Only one problem, Prime has gone missing so the hunt begins.

Cinemit Podcast - Snowpiercer Special Edition!

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


 

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Hosted by: Michael Petrelli aka Petrocs
Guest: Jeremy aka Spirit of the Thing, Liz aka IndieBizLiz & Melissa aka Dial M For Melissa

Review: 'Snowpiercer' Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer & Jamie Bell

Submitted by petrocs on June 27, 2014 - 6:40am


 

With a recent run of movies based on a dystopian future, it is important for a film to find a way to stand out from the pack; Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer does just that. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob & Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette, Joon-ho creates a thought provoking science fiction film that explores humanity's struggle to survive while living through social stratification in the last remaining colony on earth...a train called the Snowpiercer.

In the near future, the earth is dying due to the effects of global warming. In hopes to lower the earth's temperature, a collective decision by the world's governments is made to release a substance called CW7 into the atmosphere. The substance backfires and sends humanity into the second ice age killing every living thing on the planet. The last remaining survivors are forced to board a massive train called the Snowpiercer, the brainchild of a mysterious man called Wilford. The train, powered by an engine designed to last forever, travels the earth on a globe spanning track which circumnavigates the planet exactly once per year. The train's cabins are divided by class where the richest members of society ride in the front of the train with all the luxuries of life, while the lower class rides in the tail of the train, given little and struggle to survive. This is the 18th year of the Snowpiercer's journey.

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