Movie Review: VIVARIUM

VIVARIUM movie poster | ©2020 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Eanna Hardwicke, Senan Jennings Writer: Garret Shanley Director: Lorcan Finnegan Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: March 27, 2020 VIVARIUM begins with the spectacle of a young cuckoo chick shoving other baby birds of another species out of a nest so that it can get the other chicks’ parent’s food all to itself. This beginning is in one way a literal representation of what we’re about to see, but in another way, it’s inexact. We meet good-hearted elementary school teacher Gemma (Imogen Poots) and her landscaper boyfriend Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) as they’re […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)

BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019) movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Ryan McIntyre Writers: Sophia Takal & April Wolfe Director: Sophia Takal Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: December 13, 2019 Look up BLACK CHRISTMAS on IMDB and, surprise, there are five listed besides the 1974 original, a slasher set in a sorority where most of the sisters have gone home for the holidays. The new edition, also titled BLACK CHRISTMAS, is likewise a slasher set among the Greek houses during December. However, it’s a safe bet that nobody in 1974 imagined the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: NEED FOR SPEED

NEED FOR SPEED | © 2014 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton Writer: George Gatins, story by George Gatins & John Gatins, based on the Electronic Arts game Director: Scott Waugh Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: March 14, 2014 NEED FOR SPEED is actually based on a game by Electronic Arts, but it seems designed as a kind of cinematic methadone for any potential viewers who may not be able to hold on until the next installment of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS arrives. There are definitely beautiful cars, swift […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD picks of the week including RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES | © 2011 Fox Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – If you can get past the flaws in the film that teeter on actually ruining it completely, then RISE is actually worth a watch and enjoyably so even without anyone screaming about “Damn dirty apes.” In essence, RISE is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FRIGHT NIGHT

FRIGHT NIGHT (2011) movie poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Writer: Screenplay by Marti Noxon Based on the story and film FRIGHT NIGHT by Tom Holland Director: Craig Gillespie Distributor: Touchstone Pictures & Dreamworks Pictures Release Date: August 19, 2011 I was too young to see the original FRIGHT NIGHT in theatres when it was released. I saw it like a lot of children of the 80’s, on VHS. I liked the original flick and thought it was fun and I had always loved Roddy McDowell, but I didn’t have any kind of deep attachment to […]Read On »

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First Look Photos of new FRIGHT NIGHT remake starring Colin Farrell

Anton Yelchin in FRIGHT NIGHT | ©2011 DreamWorks

The remake of the 1985 horror/comedy film FRIGHT NIGHT hits theaters August 19, but DreamWorks just released these first look photos from the movie. The remake stays true to the original when an all-American boy Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) discovers his next door neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. To help him, Charley calls on Vegas showman Peter Vincent (David Tennant) to help him put a stake in Dandrige’s evil plans. The remake is directed by Craig Gillespie from a script by Marti Noxon and story by Tom Holland. Check out the new photos below. Follow us on […]Read On »

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