Saturday, December 30, 2017

ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)



Directed By: Ridley Scott 
Written By: John Logan & Dante Harper 
Story By: Michael Green & Jack Paglen 
Based On “Alien” Characters Created By: Ronald Shusett & Dan O’Bannon 
Cinematography By: Dariusz Wolski 
Editor: Pietro Scalia 


Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz 


 Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space.

DEMOLITION MAN (1993)



Directed By: Marco Brambilla 
Written By: Daniel Waters, Peter M. Lenkov & Robert Reneau 
Story By: Peter M. Lenkov & Robert Reneau 
Cinematography By: Alex Thomson 
Editor: Stuart Baird 


Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Glen Shadix, Denis Leary, Bob Gunton, Bill Cobbs, Jack Black, Jesse Ventura, Andre Gregory 


Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about.

ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (2007)



Directed By: Colin Strause & Greg Strause 
Written By: Shane Salerno 
Based On “Alien” Characters Created By: Dan O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett 
Based on “Predator” Characters Created By: Jim Thomas & John Thomas 
Cinematography By: Daniel C. Pearl 
Editor: Dan Zimmerman 


Cast: Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Reiko Ayelsworth, Sam Trammell, Robert Joy, Kristen Hager, Ariel Gade, David Paetkau 


Following the events of Alien vs. Predator, and the maturation of the chest burster that erupted from the body of Scar (the Predator that defeated the Alien Queen) into an adult Predalien, the Predator scout ship crashes in the woods of Gunnison County. A local, Buddy Benson, and his son, Sam, are hunting in the forest and witness the crash, but they are chased and are implanted with alien embryos by facehuggers along with several homeless people living in the sewers. Meanwhile another Predator lands seeking out the Alien and destroying evidence of their presence on Earth. The dwellers of the town find themselves in the middle of a battlefield between the two deadly extraterrestrial creatures, and the small group of survivors splits between the leadership of Sheriff Eddie Morales and the bad-boy Dallas Howard. Both have different opinions about the best means to escape from the beings.

BATTLEFIELD BASEBALL (2003)



Directed By: Yudai Yamaguchi 
Written By: Yudai Yamaguchi, Isao Kiriyama & Ryuichi Takatsu 
Based On The Comic By: Gataro Man 
Editor: Shuichi Kakesu 


Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Ito, Hideo Sakaki 


Battlefield Baseball is a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their opponents on the Seido High team know they don't have a chance at beating them unless they can bring back a star pitcher who has a lethal pitch called the Super Tornado, but who has hung up his cleats and has no desire to return to the game.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

VALERIAN & THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017)



Written & Directed By: Luc Besson 
Based on the Comic Book Series “Valerian and Laureline” By: Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude Mezieres 
Cinematography By: Thierry Arbogast 
Editor: Julien Rey 


Cast: Dale DeHann, Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Alain Chabat, Rugter Hauer, Louis Letterier, Benoit Jacquot, Olivier Megaton 

In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area.

ULTRAVIOLET (2006)



Written & Directed By: Kurt Wimmer 
Cinematography By: Arthur Wong 
Editor: William Yeh 

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William Finchter 

A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Friday, December 22, 2017

THE LOST CITY OF Z (2017)



Directed By: James Gray 
Written By: James Gray & David Grann 
Based on the Book By: David Grann 
Cinematography By: Darius Khondji 
Editor: John Axelrad & Lee Haugen 


Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Angyus MacFadyen, Ian McDiarmid, Franco Nero 


The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

DONNIE BRASCO (1997)



Directed By: Mike Newell 
Written By: Paul Attanasio 
Based On The Book By: Joseph D. Pistone & Richard Woodley 
Cinematography By: Peter Sova 
Editor: Jon Gregory 


Cast: Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Anne Heche, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Zeljko Ivanek, Zach Grenier, Gretchen Mol, Tim Blake Nelson, Paul Giamatti,


An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. This film seems set apart from the supposed usual gangster dramas. Maybe because it's more about the difficulties of going undercover aspect of the scenario more Han the mob wars and community. So that is seems a bit more elegant and not asking you necessarily to go with the mobsters and presenting them more as the heroes or at least the leads we care about.

DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991)



Written & Directed By: Albert Brooks 
Cinematography By: Allen Daviau 
Editor: David Finfer 


Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry, James Eckhouse, Susan Walters, Mary Pat Gleason, Ethan Embry, 


Yuppie Daniel Miller is killed in a car accident and goes to Judgment City, a waiting room for the afterlife. During the day, he must prove in a courtroom-style process that he successfully overcame his fears (a hard task, given the pitiful life we are shown); at night, he falls in love with Julia, the only other young person in town. Nights are a time of hedonistic pleasure, since you can (for instance) eat all you want without getting fat.

SAVING SILVERMAN (2001)



Directed By: Dennis Dugan 
Written By: Hank Nelken & Greg DePaul 
Cinematography By: Arthur Albert 
Editor: Debra Neil-Fisher 


Cast: Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Detmer, R. Lee Ermey, Neil Diamond, Kyle Gass 


Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

INGRID GOES WEST (2017)



Directed By: Matt Spicer 
Written By: David Branson Smith & Matt Spicer 
Cinematography By: Bryce Fortner 
Editor: Jack Price 


Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, Pom Klementieff, Joseph Breen, Angelica Amor 


Ingrid Thorburn is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid's latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star's life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.

THE LITTLE HOURS (2017)




Written & Directed By: Jeff Baena 
Cinematography By: Quyen Tran 
Editor: Ryan Brown 


Cast: Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Kate Micucci, Nick Offerman, Jemima Kirke, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Paul Reiser, Fred Armisen, Paul Weitz, Lauren Weedman 

On the run from the battle-seasoned Lord Bruno for sleeping with his wife, the handsome and willing servant, Massetto, flees to the safety of the woods during the warm and peaceful summer of 1347. There, after a chance encounter with the always boozy but merciful Father Tommasso, the young charmer will find refuge into his convent's sanctuary, on one condition: to pretend he is a deaf-mute. However, Massetto's tempting presence will unavoidably upset the already frail balance of things within the sexually-repressed female realm, as nun after nun desperately seeks an escape from their tedious way of life and an extra reason to molest the charming handyman. In the end, will those cloistered Sisters finally find out what they had been missing out on all these years?

Friday, December 15, 2017

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES & UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0050: SON OF SAUL (2016)



Directed By: Nemes Laszlo 
Written By: Nemes Laszlo & Clara Royer 
Cinematography By: Matyas Erdley 
Editor: Matthieu Taponier 

Cast: Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn 


Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away of the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive.

SILKWOOD (1983)



Directed By: Mike Nichols 
Written By: Nora Ephron & Alice Arlen 
Cinematography By: Miroslav Ondricek 
Editor: Sam O’Steen 


Cast: Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell, Bruce McGill, Diana Scarwid, Ron Silver, Fred Ward, Craig T. Nelson, Josef Sommer, Charles Hallahan, Alice Arlen, James Rebhorn, Ray Baker, Anthony Heald, Bill Cobbs, Will Patton, Tess Harper, M. Emmett Walsh 


Fairly accurate recounting of the story of Karen Silkwood, the Oklahoma nuclear-plant worker who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at the Kerr-McGee plant and who died under circumstances which are still under debate.

20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2016)



Written & Directed By: Mike Mills 
Cinematography By: Sean Porter 
Editor: Leslie Jones 


Cast: Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Alison Elliott, Alia Shawkat 


The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979. The film is semi-autobiographical, according to Michael Mills. The main cast members are based on one or multiple influences upon Mills from his childhood. Annette Bening's character in particular is based partly on his mother, but with the emphasis on Bening's particular spin on her character.

YEAR OF THE DOG (2007)



Written & Directed By: Mike White 
Cinematography By: Tim Orr 
Editor: Dody Dorn 


Cast: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Peter Sarsgaard, John C. Reilly, Regina King, Josh Pais, Thomas McCarthy, Liza Weil, Christy Lynn Moore 


Peggy is single, childless, in her 40s, a lonely executive assistant in a friendly office. Her dog Pencil is the love of her life, and when he dies after eating some sort of toxin, Peggy's life spins out of her control: a friendly neighbor invites her for dinner; a friendly staff member at her vet's calls with an abused dog he recommends she adopt - she does, and also finds herself attracted to this fellow. She becomes a vegan, supports animal-rights causes, and embroils her brother's young children in these concerns. Saving dogs and other animals become such a passion that her mental health and her job may be in danger. Are regaining control and finding love beyond her reach?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BEATRIZ AT DINNER (2017)



Directed By: Miguel Arteta 
Written By: Mike White 
Cinematography By: Wyatt Garfield 
Editor: Jay Deuby 


Cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloe Sevingy, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, David Warshofsky 


An holistic medicine woman spends her life absorbing the pain of all those unfortunates that she comes in contact with while attempting to heal them. She is invited to a dinner party by a client/friend when her car breaks down putting the hostess in the awkward position of having Beatriz join a dinner party with people whose lives are foreign to hers and she begins her judgement of them all. She is self absorbed and incapable of self healing. She forces her opinions on the group and for such a healer as herself has no difficulty inflicting violence on the group as a whole and finally on herself.

SOME FREAKS (2016)




Written & Directed By: Ian MacAllister McDonald 
Cinematography By: Joseph Zizzo 
Editor: Jonathan Melin & Joel Plotch 


Cast: Thomas Mann, Marin Ireland, Elise Hudson, Lachlan Buchanan, Ely Henry, Lily Mae Harrington 

A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)


Directed By: Chris Peckover 
Written By: Chris Peckover & Zack Khan 
Story By: Zack Khan 
Cinematography By: Carl Robertson 
Editor: Julie-Ann DeRuvo 

Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Dacre Montgomery, Aleks Mikic, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton 


When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke, she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.

THE AMERICAN (2010)



Directed By: Anton Corbijn 
Written By: Rowan Joffe 
Based On The Novel By: Martin Booth 
Cinematography By: Martin Ruhe 
Editor: Andrew Hulme 


Cast: George Clooney, Irina Bjorklund, Paolo Bonacelli, Johan Leysen, Thekla Rueten, Violante Placido, Filipo Timi 


Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

ROAD GAMES (1981)



Directed By: Richard Franklin 
Written By: Everett De Roche 
Story By: Richard Franklin & Everett De Roche 
Cinematography By: Vincent Monton 
Editor: Edward McQueen-Mason 


Cast: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page, Robert Thompson, Angelica La Bozzetta 


Pat Quid is driving a semi across Australia. On the way he encounters various other travellers, and the occasional hitchhikers repeatedly as they're traveling the same road. A favorite pastime of Pat is to play games to pass the time on the journey. (Such as to make up backgrounds of the other people on the road.) Pamela is one hitchhiker he picks up. But when she disappears, he suspects that the driver of a van who has been acting a little strange, (Smith or Jones) maybe the serial killer mentioned on the radio. But his pursuit of the van driver brings him to the attention of the police, who begin to suspect him.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017)



Directed By: Kenneth Branagh 
Written By: Michael Green 
Based on the Novel By: Agatha Christie 
Cinematography By: Haris Zambarlokus 
Editor: Mick Audsley 


Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom Jr, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Boynton, Adam Garcia 


Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of the strong snow. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of commiting such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again?

Friday, December 1, 2017

BUSHWICK (2017)



Written & Directed By: Cary Murnion & Jonathan Milott 
Cinematography By: Lyle Vincent 
 Editor: Joe Hobeck 
Music By: Aesop Rock 

Cast: Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana, Arturo Castro, Jeremie Harris 


the story of twenty-year- old Lucy and war veteran Stupe. Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin - in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy's grandmother.

MONEY TRAIN (1995)



Directed By: Jospeh Ruben 
Written By: Doug Richardson & David Loughery 
Story By: Doug Richardson 
Cinematography By: John W. Lindley 
Editor: George Bowers & Bill Pankow 


Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Blake, Chris Cooper, Skip Sudduth, Bill Nunn, Joe Grifasi, Larry Gillard Jr., Vincent Pastore, Aida Turturro, Vincent Laresca 



Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time?

THE SPECIALIST (1994)




Directed By: Luis Llosa 
Written By: Alexandra Seros 
Based on The Specialist series of books By: John Shirley 
Cinematography By: Jeffrey L. Kimball 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger 

 Ray Quick is a bomb expert who worked for the CIA along with a guy named Ned Trent, who's extremely demented. When they have a falling out, Ray becomes a freelancer who lives off the grid. A woman named May Munro contacts and wants him to kill the three men who killed her family years ago, who work for the Leon crime family. Ray does it and after killing the first one, the Leons need to find the one who did it and it turns out Ned is now working for them and they task him with finding the bomber. The Leons get him to work with the police and he looks for the bomber. In the meantime Ray, while working on getting the others, can't help but follow May wherever she goes.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

CINEFILES - JOHN SINGLETON EPISODE: PART 1


The show has returned with this episode taking a look at the films of John Singleton.

STATION TO STATION - DAVID BOWIE (ALBUM REVIEW)


(Please note this is more of a nostalgic writing as it was written 5 years ago and only re- discovered recently. Unfortunately after his passing. So this is to show respect and how much of a fan while he was still around) 

To me this is the closest to what an perfect album sounds like.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 (2017)



Written & Directed By: S. Craig Zahler 
Cinematography By: Benji Bakshi 
Editor: Greg D’Auria 


Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Marc Blucas, Udo Kier, Don Johnson, Tom Guiry, Fred Melamed, Clark Johnson, Rob Morgan 


Bradley Thomas is a hard working man. After him and his wife's miscarriage they admit the spark isn't there anymore and decide to have a baby. After being fired from his job, he turns to his friend who hires him as a drug dealer. A trade goes bad and he ends up in prison, the only problem is that a gang has kidnapped his wife and they will do an experimental operation on the baby unless Thomas kills one of the inmates in cell block 99. Bradley will not stop at anything until his wife is safe again.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

THE VOICES (2014)



Directed By: Marjane Satrapi 
Written By: Michael R. Perry 
Cinematography By: Maxime Alexandre 
Editor: Stephane Roche 


Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver, Adi Shankar 


Jerry is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush. However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.

TO THE BONE (2017)



Written & Directed By: Marti Noxon 
Cinematography By: Richard Wong 
Editor: Elliot Greenberg 


Cast: Lily J. Collins, Alex Sharp, Lili Taylor, Brooke Smith, Keanu Reeves, Retta, Kathryn Prescott, Leslie Bibb, Carrie Preston, Alanna Ubach, Maya Eshet 


Ellen is a 20 year old woman struggling with anorexia nervosa. In the midst of family problems and her own fears, she is accepted into a group home run by an unusual doctor. Through the people she meets and the journey she takes, Ellen follows a path of self discovery and acceptance that will lead her to a surprising place she never would have thought possible

THE MEDDLER (2015)



Written & Directed By: Lorene Scafaria 
Cinematography By: Brett Pawlek 
Editor: Kayla M. Emter 


Cast: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Billy Magnussen, Jason Ritter, Casey Wilson, Megan Echikunwoke, Amy Landecker, Harry Hamlin, Robert Picardo, Shiri Appleby, Laura San Giacomo, Roger Arron Brown, Randall Park, Bill Fagerbakke 


An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Monday, November 20, 2017

THE BEGUILED (2017)



Written & Directed By: Sofia Coopola 
Based On The Novel By: Thomas Cullinan 
Based On the Screenplay by: Grimes Grice & Albert Maltz 
Cinematography By: Philippe Le Sourd 
Editor: Sarah Flack 
Music By: Phoenix 


Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice 


Three years into the senseless American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm?

Friday, November 17, 2017

PROBLEM CHILD 2 (1991)



Directed By: Brian Levant 
Written & Story By: Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski 
Cinematography By: Peter Smokler 
Editor: Lois Freeman-Fox & Robert P. Seepey 


Cast: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Ivyann Schwan, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gotfried, Jonathan Tolkan, Laraine Newman, Eric Edwards, Zach Grenier, Martha Quinn, Charlene Titlton  
Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville.  Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates. Ben falls in love with Annie, the school nurse. However, Annie is the mother of Trixie - who is worse than Junior in his behavior and equally resents her mother dating again. Then Ben meets Lawanda, the richest woman in Mortville, who desires to marry Ben and send Junior to boarding school in Bagdad. And Ben now has to make the decision whether to continue to pursue Annie for love or marry Lawanda so Junior can have a mother.

DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD (1991)



Directed By: Stephen Herek 
Written By: Neil Landau & Tara Ison 
Cinematography By: Tim Sushrstedt 
Editor: Larry Bock 


Cast: Christina Applegate, Keith Coogan, Joanna Cassidy, Jayne Brook, John Getz, Josh Charles, Kimmy Robertson, Danielle Harris, David Duchovny, Concetta Tomei, Christopher Pettiet, Sarah Buxton, Michael Kopelow 


Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work!

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER (2017)



Directed By: Ken Marino 
Written By: Chris Spain & Jon Zack 
Cinematography By: John Bailey 
Editor: John Diagle 


Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Michael Cera, Rob Coddry, Raquel Welch, Renee Taylor, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Kristen Bell, Linda Lavin, Raphael Alejandro, McKenna Grace


Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NOCTURAMA (2017)



Written, Music & Directed By: Bertrand Bonello 
Cinematography By: Leo Hinstin 

Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Manal Issa, Hamza Meziani, Martin Petit-Guyot, Jamil McCraven, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laure Valentinelli, Ilias De Lore, Robin Goldbronn, Luis Rego, Hermine Karagheuz, Adele Haenel 

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before to take shelter for a night in a shopping center.

LADY BIRD (2017)



Written & Directed By: Greta Gerwig 
Cinematography By: Sam Levy 
Editor: Nick Houy 
Music: Jon Brion 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Beanie Feldstein , Tinmothee Chalamet, Lois Smith, Jordan Rodrigues, Odeya Rush, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Bob Stephenson, Daniel Zovatto, Danielle Macdonald 

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. Who seeks to get out and attend college on the east coast. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

THE BAR (EL BAR) (2017)



Directed By: Alex De La Iglesia 
Written By: Alex De La Iglesia & Jorge Guerricaechevarria 
Cinematography By: Angel Amoros 
Editor: Domingo Gonzalez 

Cast: Blanca Suarez, Mario Casas, Carmen Michi, Secun De La Rosa, Jamie Ordonez, Terele Pavez, Joaquin Climent, Alejandro Awada, Jordi Aguilar 


On an ordinary day in bustling downtown Madrid, life ticks over as usual, while inside a decrepit and noisy central bar, a motley assortment of common urbanites is killing time indolently, up until a loud gunshot sends chills down the spine. Out of the blue, now a man lies dead in front of the bar in a pool of blood, and then surprisingly, in broad daylight, another death follows. Where did that mysterious lethal bullet come from? Is this an act of terrorism or is there a solitary invisible sniper hidden on a roof? As hysteria prevails and the bodies miraculously vanish into thin air, the perplexed and terrified bar's regulars are bound to turn on each other, paranoid and suspicious of the potential assassin who might be hiding inside the place. Is there indeed a wolf among sheep?

HAPPY TIMES (TIEMPOS FELICES!) (2014)



Directed By: Luis Javier M. Henaine 
Written By: Luis Javier M. Henaine & Alejandra Olvera Avila 
Cinematography By: Diego Garcia 
Editor: Branko Gomez Palacia & Luis Javier M. Henaine 
Production Design: Christopher Lagunes 
Set Decoration: Gabriela Rodriguez Farah 

Cast: Luis Arrieta, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Humberto Busto, Barbara de Regil, Miguel Rodarte 

 A young man who is unable to break up with his girlfriend decides to hire an agency that specializes in ending relationships.

SEX IS ZERO (2002)



Written & Directed By: Yoon Je-Kyoon
Cinematography By: Yeong-Cheol Kim 
Editor: Sun-min Kim 


Cast: Chang Jung Lim, Ji-Won Ha, Chae-Young Yu, Min Jung, Jae-Young Jim 

 At Sunjong University, a few students are serious, including Eun-hyo, who works hard at aerobics in hopes of doing well in a national competition. Most students goof off: drinking, partying, and focusing on sex. Eun-shik, a law student who's been in the military, is older but socially inept. He likes Eun-hyo; even though his earnest and simple side appeals to her, his juvenile excesses make him irrelevant when Sung-ok, a good-looking rich kid, charms Eun-hyo. They begin an affair, leaving Eun-shik on the sidelines. The national competition approaches and complications arise.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)



Directed By: Taika Waititi 
Written By: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost 
Based On The Comics By: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Larry Lieber 
Cinematography By: Javier Agguiresarobe 
Editor: Zene Baker & Joel Negron 
Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh 


Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Sam Neill, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Taika Waititi, Clancy Brown 


Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN (2017)



Directed By: Sam Liu 
Story By: Bruce Timm 
Teleplay By: James Krieg & Bruce Timm 
Editor: Christopher D. Lozinski 

Voices of: Kevin Conroy, Melissa Rauch, Paget Brewster, Loren Lester, John DiMaggio, Rob Paulesen, Mindy Sterling, Bruce Timm

Saturday, November 4, 2017

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

From Least Favorite to Favorite Though be aware this list will keep being updated with the release of each new Marvel film

MUSICAL PREFERENCE

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

GERALD'S GAME (2017)



Directed & Edited By: Mike Flannigan 
Written By: Mike Flannigan & Jeff Howard 
Based On The Novel By: Stephen King 
Cinematography By: Michael Fimognari 

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel 


When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house.

DARK NIGHT (2017)



Written & Directed By: Tim Sutton 
Cinematography By: Helene Louvart 
Editor: Jeanne Applegate 


Cast: Eddie Caccoiola, Shawn Caccoiola, Anna Rose Hopkins, Robert Jumper 


The lives of six strangers intersect at a suburban Cineplex where a massacre occurs.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

LITTLE EVIL (2017)



Written & Directed By: Eli Craig 
Cinematography By: Matthew Clark 
Editor: Tim Nolan 


Cast: Adam Scott, Bridget Everett, Evangeline Lily, Clancy Brown, Sally Field, Carla Gallo, Tyler Labine, Hank Harris, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, Kyle Bornheimer 


Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

PET SEMATARY 2 (1992)



Directed By: Mary Lambert 
Written By: Richard Outten 
 Cinematography By: Russell Carpenter 
Editor: Tom Finan 


Cast: Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Darlanne Fluegel, Clancy Brown, Lisa Waltz, Jared Rushton, Sarah Trigger, Jason McGuire, Jim Peck 


The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents.

Friday, October 20, 2017

CHERRY FALLS (2000)



Directed By: Geoffrey Wright 
Written By: Ken Selden 
Cinematography By: Anthony B. Richmond 
Editor: John F. Link 


Cast: Brittany Murphy, Michael Biehn, Jesse Bradford, Jay Mohr, Candy Clark, Bre Blair, Gabriel Mann, Douglas Spain, Natalie Ramsey, Kristen Miller, Michael Weston, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Clementine Ford 


A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organizing a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets

BLOOD NIGHT: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY HATCHET (2009)




Directed By: Frank Sabatella 
Written By: Elke Blasi & Frank Sabatella 
Cinematography By: Chris Walters & Jarin Blaschke 
Editor: Stephen Franciosa Jr. 


Cast: Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Nate Dushku, Samantha Facchi, Anthony Marks, Billy Magnussen, Samantha Huhn 

A group of teenagers celebrating Blood Night, the anniversary of the death of a local axe murderer, Mary Hatchet, suddenly find themselves face to face with the realities of her haunting. As they run from the bloody rampage left behind they'll need to survive the night to expose the truth behind the legend of Bloody Mary.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

THE BABYSITTER (2017)



Directed By: McG 
Written By: Brian Duffield 
Cinematography By: Shane Hurlbut 
Editor: Peter Gvozdas 

Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Hana Mae Lee, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Miles J. Harvey, Leslie Bibb, Ken Marino, Chris Wylde 


Cole is madly in love with his babysitter Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night.