ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT IN SNOWTOWN: DAY SIX OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

There should be a term for when the brain shuts down and everything you’ve done over the past week becomes a dream. That’s how I felt on Day Six of Fantastic Fest…



Posted on September 29, 2011 by

SUCH A FANTASTIC FEUD: DAY FIVE OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

Day Five was highlighted with Cuba’s first horror movie, one of the worst things I’ve seen at the festival, one of the best things at the festival, the awards, a movie starring a blind man, and the annual Fantastic Feud game show…



Posted on September 28, 2011 by

ARCADE COMIN’ AT YA: DAY FOUR OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

Halfway through the festival and that’s when a bit of sadness kicks in. It’s a similar feeling to knowing you have to go to work the next day on a Sunday night…



Posted on September 26, 2011 by

SNOWMAN’S LAND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

2011 FANTASTIC FEST OFFICIAL SELECTION! If one is looking for a crime drama, this is not it. For those who are fans of the darker edges of comedy and don’t mind a little violence, this is a worthy watch…


Posted on September 25, 2011 by

YOU’RE NEXT: DAY THREE OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

By Day Three, things can start to become hazy when you’re seeing 5 movies a day at a festival. Downing several beers at the Highball in between is surely not helping the cause…



Posted on September 25, 2011 by

HEADHUNTING WITH EXTRATERRESTRIALS ON THE YELLOW SEA: DAY TWO OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

Unlike the outlandish first day of films I had, the second day was wrapped up in more conventional storytelling…



Posted on September 24, 2011 by

CALIBRE 9

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

2011 FANTASTIC FEST OFFICIAL SELECTION! This is a roller coaster ride of a movie that starts off insane and then ratchets up the crazy as it proceeds…


Posted on September 24, 2011 by

PEDOPHILIA, EUTHANASIA AND HUMAN CENTIPEDES: DAY ONE OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

Pedophilia, euthanasia, human centipedes and a slow burn thriller kicked off my Fantastic Fest on Thursday. Three out of the four movies I saw delivered and one… well, let’s just say it delivered on its promise, only to its detriment…



Posted on September 23, 2011 by

FILM THREAT RETURNS TO FANTASTIC FEST!

If you’re a movie genre geek living in the United States, there is no greater film festival than Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX…



Posted on September 21, 2011 by

THE WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! For any fan of soul and hip-hop music history, “The Weird World of Blowfly” is an engaging, if sometimes shallow, look at a man that time has forgotten…


Posted on September 16, 2011 by

ATTACK THE BLOCK

5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Attack the Block” has many successes, the strongest being its young cast of newcomers paired with a few key veterans…


Posted on July 15, 2011 by

THE BEAVER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Much will be made about Mel Gibson’s starring role given his recent past, but his portrayal of Walter Black, a man who has now chosen to use a beaver puppet to convey his true emotions, is so believable and heartfelt, I never once thought about his social life…


Posted on May 7, 2011 by

SOURCE CODE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 94 minutes

“Source Code” is story that on a basic level will appease an audience looking for a quick thrill ride but one that never quite gives a straight answer…


Posted on March 31, 2011 by

A BAG OF HAMMERS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

2011 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT PREMIERES SELECTION! When movie goers are under a constant barrage of indie films looking to tell a heartwarming story that’s been told a hundred times before, it’s nice to find one that just works…


Posted on March 25, 2011 by

WASTED ON THE YOUNG

2 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

2011 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL FAVORITES SELECTION! There must be a market for “rich kids with problems” movies out there because people keep making them…


Posted on March 20, 2011 by

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