Hi everyone. Just wanted to say Thanks for getting me over 10,000 hits on the site. You might have noticed I haven’t had a new post in awhile. The reasons vary from one being very sick (still am) to other things coming up in my life that has been stressful the past couple years. Another issue I’ve been having is Blu-ray player problems which I solved recently by getting a quality new one (knock on wood) at a cheap price. Also I have this annoying scratch on my Dell XPS Laptop that doesn’t allow me to see much of anything in my lower right hand of the screen (and I need my laptop for Blu-ray 3D reviews). Hopefully people can make purchases if they are interested in the product through my links to Amazon which will get me some kickback to help either repair or replace my laptop so I can get back to doing what I love which is providing you all with movie reviews and other reviews on entertainment topics.
Here are some current review movies I have recieved and am in the process of watching/reviewing. –
Annie’s life is in jeopardy after she witnesses the horrific murder of her closest friend. Fleeing from two attackers she stumbles across Kyle, a recluse living in the middle of the woods. Two worlds collide in this grindhouse psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in mankind. Written, directed and starring Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, The Divide.) Also starring Jennifer Blanc (Hatchet III), Danielle Harris (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers) and Tanya Newbould (X-Men: The Last Stand.)
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Jennifer Blanc, Tanya Newbould, Michael Biehn, Danielle Harris
Mini Review – Watched this in it’s entirety twice last night once for the movie itself and the 2nd time for the commentary by Michael and Jennifer Biehn. Amazing work here. Michael has crafted a fun story and brought it to life in his Directorial debut. The real-life couple has amazing chemistry onscreen (also see The Divide for more from the pair) which is a rarity for real couples (see Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Gili). I highly recommend this movie if you love horror, mystery, drama, action and suspense. Not for those who have an issue with nudity, sex or violence. I’m hoping for a sequel. Stay tuned for my full review on Movie-Vault.com and a partial excerpt of that here. You can pre-order The Victim on Blu-ray (release date – 9/18/12) by clicking the picture link (and showing much appreciated support for my reviews) and The Divide on Blu-ray by clicking my word link earlier in this post. DVD orders of both titles will be posted in picture links below.
- Exclusive Theatrical Trailer Premiere for The Victim (dreadcentral.com)
- Fantasia 2012: Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn Talk The Victim and More! (dreadcentral.com)
- Blanc Biehn to remake ‘Hidden in the Woods’ (variety.com)
- Fantasia 2012: A Remake Found Hidden in the Woods (dreadcentral.com)
- The Victim 2011 DVDSCR AC3-2.0 XviD-AXED (extratorrent.com)
- “4 Points” Live From NerdMelt (nerdist.com)
- Blu-Ray Review: Halloween 4/5 (horror-movie-a-day.blogspot.com)
- Fantasia 2012: The Victim Chosen as an Official Selection (dreadcentral.com)
- Drunk Good Idea/Sober Bad Idea: Halloween 4(drunkgoodideasoberbadidea.wordpress.com)
Russell Crowe continues to amaze with his performance as an obsessed retired cop who has nothing better to do than follow 18-year-old released murderer Eric Poole (Jon Foster). Eric unknowingly has a troubled teen (Sophie Traub) as a traveling companion, but the young girl seems to know him from somewhere. The mystery deepens, as Detective Cristofuoro (Crowe) is constantly one-step behind the pair on this road trip, fearful that the young psychopath will kill again.
Crowe manages to stay in the background through much of the film, being subtle as much as possible, letting the audience and characters believe he is a pushover. This is a perfect example of Crowe showing strength in character without being over-the-top. It works well for him here to be subtle just like pacing yourself in a long distance race is better than going all-out the whole race. There is a certain kinship between his character and the movie-going audience. You want to see him succeed in preventing Eric Poole from killing Lori but you just don’t know if he can get there in time, or if he is even capable of preventing the tragedy he fears will come true. It only took Crowe nine days to film his scenes, but he made the best of them.
The film lives on it’s ability to contrast normal life with the suspense from the past and the possibilities of bad things happening in the present. A perfect example is a rest-stop scene that heightens the suspense to a heart-stopping degree. If you care for the characters, which you should if you like this kind of movie, you fear what could happen in this scene, but you can’t help but watch.
You can read the rest here – Movie Vault
Invictus is about the true story of Nelson Mandela using a Rugby team to unite South Africa despite the racial tensions and despite being jailed for 27 years for opposing apartheid. In doing so, he helps inspire the team to the World Cup in 1995, also he inspires his people to get behind the Rugby team despite them being all white except one player.
You can read the rest here – Movie Vault