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Nightcrawler, Review: Run for it!

                                               Nightcrawler is a ‘media thriller’, set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film car crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into...

Fury, Review: What war does to you

Fury, Review: What war does to you April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European war-zone, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) Collier commands a Sherman tank and its five-man crew, on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. He is the only survivor in a deadly German ambush, but manages to stay hidden till they leave, and drives his tank back to base. There, after barely recovering from the battle, he is sent on another mission, with a new crew. Outnumbe...

Ouija, Review: Oui et Ja? More like Non and Nein

                                     Ouija, Review: Oui et Ja? More like Non and Nein It’s a Hasbro game. Hasbro is an American company that began as Hassenfeld Brothers. It makes toys and owns franchises like G.I. Joe, Transformers, Mr. Potato Head, Scrabble and Monopoly. Ouija, pronounced Wee-ja, was patented as a spirit board or talking board game in 1890 and acquired by Hasbro in 1991. It c...

Honeymoon, Review: Obsessed groom, possessed wife

                                                      Honeymoon, Review: Obsessed groom, possessed bride Honeymoon is a horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, and her feature film directorial debut. It stars Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway as a newly married couple whose honeymoon ends up being ruined by a series of strange events that prove fatal. Though less t...

Supernatural Asian Drama, FREEDOM DEAL: Mobile Screenings in Cambodia

  Camerado's original supernatural Asian historical dramatic movie, FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky, set along the Cambodia-Vietnam border in 1970 during the Vietnam conflict, continues to enjoy popular support and appreciation internationally - and on the ground in Cambodia in well. A series of October 2014 sidewalk and street screenings in Phnom Penh and in the rural Cambodian countryside, demonstrated conclusively a striking level of popular local support for this pion...

What If, Review: The F Word is a Fun Watch

What If What If (alternate title The F Word) is the story of medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly scarred by bad relationships. So, while everyone around him, including his room-mate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry, a flirty animator who lives with her long-time boy-friend, Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship, that includes bonding ...

Left Behind, Review: Vital stuff left behind

Left Behind A reboot of Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind is an apocalyptic film, based on the New York Times’ bestselling novel, that brings biblical prophecy to life in the present day world--and on board an aeroplane, during a transatlantic flight, piloted by the protagonist. The biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned...

Annabelle, Review: Baby, Doll and the Possession

Annabelle: Baby, Doll and the possession In the milieu of The Conjuring, comes Annabelle. The film starts with the same opening scene from The Conjuring, in which two young women and a young man in 1968 are telling paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experience with a doll they believe to be haunted, known as Annabelle. From there, it goes back in time one year to tell the tale of how the doll came to be imbued with the demonic force that resides within it. John (Ward...

When Google Met Paramount, Or, Do We Have to Worry About ‘Multi-Platform’ Digital ‘Pacts’ Now?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent That loud booming noise, which is actually silent and internal, is Hollywood waking up to the Digital Era with the help of its own Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan, who has just hopped on the Google Platform that is about to shake the foundations of Tinseltown. Nolan's latest movie, Interstellar - a widely hyped dystopian space flick, out Nov. 7, will indeed change the world, at least the "it's a small, small, world" of insiders i...

The Prince, Review: Assassin Prince, drug King and two Princesses

The Prince: Assassin Prince, Drug King and two Princesses The Prince is the latest offering from Grand Rapids-born director Brian A. Miller. Shot in Alabama in late 2013, the film was given a limited theatrical release on Aug. 22, 2014, and became available as Video on Demand (VoD) the same day. Three weeks later, it gets its theatrical release in India. It is one of two movies Miller shot back-to-back with Bruce Willis in Alabama. The sci-fi film Vice, which is scheduled for release in 2015,...

Shriekfest 2014 Lineup Announced -- Tickets on Sale Now!

2014 Schedule: 42 FILMS * 4 DAYS/NIGHTS OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014 SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL is thrilled to announce the full, expanded schedule for the FOURTEENTH annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 2-5th, 2014.  Festival Director Denise Gossett says  "We are so honored to once again be at the same location we've been at for all 14 years!  That says a lot about a location's qua...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Review: Four turtles, One rat, One Shredder and One Fox

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Review: Four turtles, One rat, One Shredder, One Fox New York City is under attack by an evil gang, the Foot Clan, so-called because they trample everything.  They have an iron grip on everything, from the police to the politicians. Their leader is Shredder, a Japanese Ninjitsu Sensei (Tohoru Masamune), who raised the evil billionaire, Eric Sachs (William Fichtner), in Japan, and now works with him. When they learn about this, four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtl...

The November Man, Review: Bond meets Bourne meets John Le Carre

                                                                                                                 The November Man: Bond meets Bourne meets John Le Carré Four times James Bonder Pierce Brosnan...

IF I STAY (2014) dir. R.J. Cutler

Based on the popular young adult novel of the same name, "If I Stay" is the first foray into fiction by director R.J. Cutter (The September Issue).  Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a high school cellist, living with her rock n' roll parents and young brother, played brilliantly by Mireille Enos (best know for her role as Sarah Linden in "The Killing US") and Joshua Leonard (of "Blair Witch Project" fame). She is fallen in love with by a rising star in t...

The Expendables 3, Review: Gen Ex+Gen Next

The Expendables 3: Generation Ex+Gen Next “The challenge was to write literally 16 main characters in a two-hour movie, and how often do you get to write for Zorro, the Terminator, Rocky, Indiana Jones and Mad Max?”—Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, co-writers, The Expendables 3. The Expendables are a group of righteous, patriotic mercenaries, used by the CIA in operations where the US government does not want to be officially involved. They are led by Barney Ross...

6th Annual TASTE AWARDS Promo Trailer

Trailer for the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood    

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Review: Gunn's bull's eye!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora, Groot, Rocket, a Great time at the Galaxy and Gunn's bull's eye! Produced by Marvel (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers) and distributed by Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) is the tenth instalment in Marvel’s cinematic forays. It is co-written and directed by James Gunn, and is one of their best ever. Generous doses of humour, CGI used to stunning effect, incredible sets, mesmerising VFX, villainish/grey heroes from three kingdom...

Hercules, Review

Hercules You could add an extra dimension to a demi-god and turn him into a full god. But the power of a God would not find much in common with human film-goers living a mundane existence, who secretly identify with the on-screen exploits of super-MEN. Why not work it the other way around? Why not subtract a dimension? Why not doubt even the demi-god status, and let the audience think that the tale is a myth, and that the real Hercules is just a hard-hitting, large-framed mercenary? They will...

Lucy, Review

Lucy From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Meet the latest: Lucy (Scarlett Johansson). Lucy is attractive, not tall, not muscular, with a cutish face, vulnerable, even gullible--An unlikely action hero, an unlikely drug-racket battling, science’s accidental guinea pig who is about to prove unwittingly the theory of an eminent scientist concerni...

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson’s 8th feature film is inspired by the writings of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (he admits to having “directly stolen” many ideas from Zweig’s works, as well as from his life). He pays tribute to Zweig in the credits, though he then takes co-credit for the film script. In terms of detail, scenic splendour, costumes, make-up and free-wheeling narrative, The Grand Budapest Hotel is an exciting experience. As a comedy, it falls short o...

New York No Limits Film Series Feature Film Regular Deadline - 7/31

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NEW YORK NO LIMITS is seeking feature film submissions from the international community for consideration in its 2014 SUMMIT to be presented November 20th-22nd in New York City.  Feature Films must be at least 40 minutes in length. All genres and foriegn language films are welcome and strongly encouraged to submit.  Since 2011 NYNL has curated over 250 films from 25 different countries.  Our goal is to present the best in film from around the world.  To submit a film please...

James Garner: Life, films, TV, quotes

James Garner: Rockford, the Maverick James Scott Bumgarner, born on 07 April 1928 in Oklahoma, known to millions of film-buffs as James Garner, died on 19 July 2014, aged 86. Here’s a tribute to the TV and film-star. It was a tough childhood, by any standards. James’ mother Mildred died when he was four. His father, Weldon (Bill), an alcoholic, remarried. The new mother was abusive. Soon, the Hollywood High School student James was a drop-out. He joined the merchant marines at ag...

Begin Again, Review

Begin Again Almost all the characters in Begin Again are losers, and in the end…sublime love prevails…no spoilers here! The film has an Adults Only rating in India, which seems a bit harsh. Some mutes, some beeps, a couple of more snips (a couple are noticed as jerks on screen) and it should have managed a UA (persons below 18 allowed if accompanied by adults). The latest film from Irish writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a musical (as  about the music rec...

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