Hi there. I have a few new movies to review and I was thinking after my last post that it might be better for all to make more posts with less movies (minimum 3, maximum 5) that way it is easier to post and hopefully easier to read. I have 2 Blu-rays and 1 DVD to post today.
The Human Centipede (Blu-ray) – The plot is diabolically simple: two stranded American tourists are given shelter by a famed German doctor (a maniacally intense Dieter Laser) who made his fortune surgically seperating conjoined twins. Now his mad genius is pushing the doctor to do the reverse. He tells the women that they will be surgically attached to a Japanese businessman -mouth to buttocks, one after the other – and thus will be born a new creature: the human centipede! Compellingly perverse, hilarious, and shockingly straightforward, director Tom Six’s new film is hands-down one of the most memorable horror films ever.
Magnolia Home Entertainment –
The Oxford Murders (Blu-ray) – A woman is murdered in Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men, Arthur Seldom (John Hurt), a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin (Elijah Wood), a young graduate student who has just arrived at the university hoping to study with Seldom. It quickly becomes clear that this is the first in a series of murders, all of which are announced by the murderer with strange mathematical symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code, and thus begins an elaborate puzzle, in which nothing is as it seems and the truth is elusive.
Forbidden Lies (DVD) – Norma Khouri is a thief, a saint, a seductress and a sociopath – depending on who is talking. Khouri won fame and fortune with her “true story” Forbidden Love, about a shocking honor killing in Jordan. The book was a runaway bestseller, translated into multiple languages and became the toast of the literary world. Until July 2004, when esteemed Sydney Morning Herald journalist Maclcom Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction and her protagonist a figment of her imagination. Now, Norma is fighting for her credibility and offers to go to Jordan to prove that Dahlia indeed existed and that the incident in question really took place. “You’re not going to get one version of the truth, ever,” she says with a straight face. Is her story fact or fiction? You decide…
- DVD Releases: October 5th, 2010 or The Most Expensive Day in Horror History! (dreadcentral.com)
- THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE PART 2 (FULL SEQUENCE) Teaser Trailer (collider.com)
- ‘Human Centipede 2’ Trailer Slithers Online (moviefone.com)
- IFC buys second ‘Human Centipede’ (variety.com)
- The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (cinemablend.com)
Hi Everyone! I’ve gotten some movies since my last post, but no time to update the arrivals with you, until now. There’s a nice assortment of DVDs, Blu-rays and even a book! No sign of a partridge in a pear tree, but I wouldn’t be surprised. First up, as always, is the review movies, followed by my personal collection additions (bought and paid for by yours truly). Some really good-great movies!
20th Century Fox –
The Last Of The Mohicans – The Last Of The Mohicans takes place in the majestic mountains and awe-inspiring forests of war-torn Colonial America. In the midst of a bloody battle between British, the French and Native American allies, Cora Munro (Madeline Stowe, Twelve Monkeys, We Were Soldiers), the aristocratic daughter of a British Colonel and her party are captured by a group of Huron warriors. Fortunately, a group of three Mohican trappers, including Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), a rugged frontiersman and the adopted son of the Mohicans comes to their rescue. A passionate romance soon blossoms between Cora and Hawkeye, but many forces test their love as they continue to journey through the Frontier.
Bridgestone Multimedia Group –
Homeless For The Holidays – When an uncaring executive falls from the corporate ladder, he learns how difficult it can be to find work and compassion in today’s economy. He eventually accepts a humiliating job, but with bills rapidly piling up, and not enough money to go around, he quickly discovers that, unless something changes soon, he’ll lose everything by Christmas. Will family and faith be enough to bring joy when you’re Homeless For The Holidays?
The Killing Machine – If you thought he was hardcore in The Expendables, he’s now totally unstoppable as The Killing Machine. Action icon Dolph Lungren (Rocky IV, Universal Soldier) stars as Edward Genn, a divorced Vancouver father and investment broker who also happens to be the infamous KGB-trained assassin known as “Icarus”. But when his two worlds collide in a storm of bullets, bloodshed and betrayal by the Russian Mob, Icarus reloads for the most personal – and punishing – contract of his entire career. When revenge is not enough, how far will a one-man death squad go to get even? Stefanie Von Pfetten, Samantha Ferris (“Supernatural”) and Bo Svenson (Inglorious Basterds, Walking Tall) co-star in this bone-snapping, skull-blasting, badass throwback to extreme ’80’s action movies, directed by Lundgren himself!
The Rig – Miles offshore, the skeleton crew aboard Weyland Drilling’s “Charlie” Rig is preparing to ride out an oncoming storm. But 4,000 feet below, their drills have mistakenly unleashed a different kind of terror: it’s strength is inhuman. It slaughters without mercy. And it is hunting the stranded team one by one. Now, deep within the labyrinth of oil platform passageways, a group of tough-as-nails drillers must find a way to destroy a monster that lives to kill…or die trying, William Forsythe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Art LaFleur (Field Of Dreams), Serah D’Lane (“Wild Things: Diamonds In The Rough“), Marcus Paulk (“Moesha”) and Dan Benson (“Wizards If Waverly Place”) star in this science fiction thriller featuring creature effects from the team behind Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem.
E One Entertainment –
ARN The Knight Template – Arn Magnusson (Joakim Natterqvist) is trained from birth to become a skilled swordsman. After being double-crossed by a decious nobleman, he is made a Knight Templar and sent off to the Crusades as penance for his sins. Fighting to regain his freedom, Arn battles fierce enemy armies and becomes a hero.
Last Day Of Summer – Tired of being tormented by his boss, Joe (DJ Qualls), a disgruntled fast food employee, finally snaps and plans revenge. But after getting rejected by a beautiful stranger (Nikki Reed), he decides to kidnap her instead. Can she show him that there’s more to life than flipping burgers, or is Joe past the point of no return?
Night Of The Demons – Angela (Shannon Elizabeth) is throwing a decadent Halloween party at New Orleans’ infamous Broussard Mansion. But after the police break up the festivities, Maddie (Monica Keena) and a few friends stay behind, Trapped inside the locked mansion gates, the remaining guests uncover a horrifying secret and soon fall victim to seven viciousm blood-thirsty demons.
The Six Wives Of Henry Lefay – After notorious ladies’ man Henry Lefay (Tim Allen) is presumed dead ub a skydiving accident, his daughter Barbara (Elisha Cuthbert) heads home to help prepare his funeral arrangements. But things get hilariously complicated when his current wife and multiple exes bicker for control over the burial procedures, and Henry shows up to his own funeral very much alive!
IFC Films –
Boogie Woogie – An all-star cast has wicked fun in skewering the pretentions and superficiality of the art world in this comic romp by director Duncan Ward Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) is a cougar on the prowl for a new boy-toy; Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) is an ambitious assistant who will do anything to advance her career; Tony winner Alan Cummings (X-Men 2) is a hapless dealer with too much decency for his own good; Danny Huston (Robin Hood, Clash Of The Titans) is a rapacious dealer; and the legendary Christopher Lee (The Lord Of The Rings trilogy) is the owner if the priceless work of art titled “Boogie Woogie” that they all circle with naked desire. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but art ALWAYS has a price.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment –
Winter’s Bone – After her father jumps bail and mysteriously disappears, 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) must find a way to track him down or she’ll be left without a home or custody of her two young siblings. To avoid losing everything, Ree must hack through the lies and threats looming everywhere in her rural town to piece together the dangerous truth about her father – without getting herself killed – in this taut, pulse-pounding thriller.
Wolverine And The X-Men : The Complete Series –
MGM/20th Century Fox –
The following are part of MGM’s multi-feature collections 6 movies in one DVD-sized holder with 3 Double-sided discs with a movie on each side.
6 80’s Movies –
Valley Girl – Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman
The Rachael Papers – James Spader, Jone Skye, Dexter Fletcher, Jonathan Pryce
Losin’ It – Tom Cruise, Shelley Long
The Last American Virgin –
Class – Rob Lowe, Jacqueline Bisset, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson
Zapped! – Scott Baio, Willie Aames
6 Kids Movies –
Snow White –
Red Riding Hood –
Beauty And The Beast – Rebecca De Mornay, John Savage
Puss In Boots – Christopher Walken
Sleeping Beauty –
Hansel And Gretel –
6 Sports Movies –
Bull Durham – Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
Rocky Marciano – Jon Favreu, Penelope Ann Miller, Judd Hirsch, Tony Lo Blanco, George C. Scott
Body And Soul (1981) – Leon Isaac Kennedy, Jayne Kennedy
Body And Soul (1999) – Rod Steiger, Jennifer Beals, Michael Chiklis, Tahnee Welch, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Joe Mantegna
Diggstown – James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr.
Semi-Tough – Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburch
Vivendi Entertainment –
Seven Deadly Sins – It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt…and then the real fun begins. For popular high school student Harper Grace (Dreama Walker, TV’s Gossip Girl), senior year means that she is just one step away from escaping her small-town life. But everything changes when Kaia (Rachel Melvin, TV’s Days Of Our Lives) arrives on the scene – bringing with her a big city attitude and an attraction to danger. Based on the phenomenally popular book series by Robin Wasserman, Seven Deadly Sins is a roller-coaster ride of betrayal, retribution, guilt and sweet revenge.
Warner Bros –
The Exorcist – Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist endures as a defining classic that influenced movies afterwards and still shocks and haunts today. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother’s frantic resolve to save her and two priests – one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith – joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. In the Extended Director’s Cut, director William Friedkin and producer/screenwriter Wiliam Peter Vlatty intergrated over 10 minutes of footage deleted before the film’s 1973 release. They include moments deepening the impact of a first-rate ensemble’s remarkable performances and reinforcing the film’s grip on it’s audience. A phenomenon of it’s time and for all-time, The Exorcist astonishes and unsettles like no other movie.
He’s Your Dog Charlie Brown – The gang is fed up with mischief-maker Snoopy, so Charlie Brown sends the offending beagle away to puppy boot camp. Equipped with a tiny suitcase and his own doggy dish, Snoopy heads to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm but never makes it past his first step at Peppermint Patty’s. Now Snoopy wonders if the grass is greener with a new master, Can Charlie Brown put an end to the canine chaos and bring Snoopy back to the little red doghouse? Friendship and loyalty come out on top in He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown. And you will, too, with this Remastered Deluxe Edition with Improved Picture and Audio.
The Human Target: Season One –
- Last of the Mohicans: No 18 (guardian.co.uk)
- Two New Behind The Scenes Featurettes For DOLPH LUNDGREN IS THE KILLING MACHINE (geektyrant.com)
- DVD Artwork And Details For THE RIG Starring William Forsythe (geektyrant.com)
- DVD Releases – October 19th: It’s a Rocky, Psycho Night of the Predators in Mirrors (dreadcentral.com)
Hi everyone! Got a new batch of movies to review –
MPI Media –
The Killer Inside Me – Stars – Jessica Alba, Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker and Bill Pullman – When Affleck’s sheriff is asked to railroad a talkative prostitute out of town before she makes trouble, he realizes it’s easier to just get rid of her for good. Unfortunately, covering up that murder means eliminating more and more people as his problems and complications spiral out of control. Even worse, he’s starting to enjoy committing the crimes a lot more than he ever enjoyed dishing out the punishment, Based on the pulp fiction classic by Jim Thompson (The Grifters), The Killer Inside Me is :an assured, stylish film” [Guardian UK] that reveals the danger when a lawman’s badge is hiding a cold, cold heart.
This movie looks to be very good! Great cast, scary-sounding movie also looks sexy. One of the films I look forward to seeing the most right now!
Mercy – Stars – Erika Christensen, James Caan, Scott Caan, Dylan McDermott, Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity – A best-selling novelist (Scott Caan of Ocean’s Eleven) one-night stands his way through LA until he finally meets his match with Mercy (beautiful newcomer Wendy Glenn), a book critic who calls his bluff in this powerful romance that Caan wrote, produced and stars in. Featuring Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”), Erika Christensen (Oscar-winning Traffic, TV’s Parenthood) and directed by photographer superstar Patrick Hoelck in his film debut, “Mercy is a riveting drama. It’s also a memorable moment of cinematic history when rising Hollywood star Scott Caan shares the screen with his legendary father James Caan (The Godfather). Their combustible scene together is the beating heart of this bittersweet look at lost love.
7 Days – How far would you go to get revenge on the man who raped and killed your little girl? In the tradition of the horror masterpiece The Last House On The Left, this Canadian nail-biter that premiered at Sundance shows a doctor (Claude Legault) kidnapping, tying up and then methodically extracting every drop of justice from the vile criminal he is convinced did that horrific deed. The hostage (a very creepy Martin Dubreil) begs and pleads and insistss he’s innocent…only to turn around and boast of his crimes, perhaps in the vain hope that the nightmare will end sooner. But the not-so-good doctor has told his wife and the police tand the world he will not relent – for seven days.
Under Still Waters – Stars – Lake Bell, Jason Clarke, Clifton Collins Jr. – A weekend at a country home is the perfect chance for a young married couple Andrew and Charlie to patch up their difference. But a near-collision with stranded motorcycle rider Jacob throws a curve into those plans. Three is not just a crowd. In the middle of nowhere, it’s dangerous, especially when Andrew can’t understand why his wife seems so smitten with Jacob or why the stranger is carrying a gun. A friendly gesture leads to a tense showdown in writer-director Carolyn Miller’s thrill ride featuring fresh performances by rising stars Jason Clarke (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek) and the striking Lake Bell (It’s Complicated, Shrek Forever After).
Vivendi Entertainment –
Christmas In Canaan – Billy Ray Cyrus (TV’s “Hannah Montana”) stars in this touching story about the true meaning of the holiday season. When a pair of boys with nothing in common team up to help an injured dog, an unlikely friendship begins. As they grow into adults, their beliefs are tested by the rapidly changing world and they see that it will take strong faith and family spirit to keep them together. Based on the book co-written by Kenny Rogers and featuring an original song by Billy Ray Cyrus, Christmas In Canaan is a touching drama that shows that the most important gifts in life are the ones money can’t buy.
Holy Rollers – Stars – Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha – Sam (Jesse Eisenberg) has always followed the strict rules set out by his tight-knit Hasidic community in New York. But when he’s recruited by an Israeli drug smuggler to transport “medicine”, he finds himself thrown into a totally foreign world of seductive women, exciting raves, and dangerous alliances. Caught between his life as a drug transporter and his previous path as a religious student, Sam is forced to make a fatal decision that could destroy everyone around him. Co-starring Justin Bartha, Danny A Abeckaser, and Q-Tip, it’s a fast-paced thriller where the least suspicious person always has the most to hide.
- Monday Morning Man: Scott Caan! (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Scott Caan Injured On Set Of Hawaii Five-0 (perezhilton.com)
- Dylan McDermott Talks ‘Dark Blue,’ New Romance & Getting Funny … Or Die (tvsquad.com)
- Tricia Helfer Interview DARK BLUE Season Two (collider.com)