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.

BOYS IN THE TREES (2017)



Written, Directed &Edited By: Nicholas Verso 
Cinematography By: Marden Dean 


Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborrow, Victoria Hill 

It's Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimized by Jango's cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time's sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical as they tell each other ghost stories, drawing upon their fears of the world around them. As they walk through their memories and ghosts of the past, Corey is surprised to discover how much he still has in common with his abandoned friend. But on the night of the grave's delight, even the most buried truths will find a way of coming to life.

Friday, October 13, 2017

CHOPPING MALL (1986)



Directed By: Jim Wynorski 
Written By: Jim Wynorski & Steve Mitchell 
Cinematography By: Tom Richmond 
Editor: Leslie Rosenthal 

Cast: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson, Barbara Crampton, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Gerrit Graham, Mary Wornov 


A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, The robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the "Intruders". The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or...if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up

FENDER BENDER (2016)



Written & Directed By: Mark Pavia 
Cinematography By: Tyler Lee Cushing 
Editor: Lana Wolverton 


Cast: Cassidy Freeman, Mackenzie Vega, Lora-Martinez-Cunningham, Bill Sage, Dre Davis, Steven Michael Quezada 


In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to -- a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country's endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.

CLOWN (2014)



Directed By: Jon Watts 
Written By: Christopher Ford & Jon Watts 
Cinematography By: Matthew Santo 
Editor: Robert Ryang 


Cast: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stomare, Christian Distefano, Chuck Shamata, Elizabeth Whitmere, Eli Roth 

 A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill.

DEMON SEED (1977)



Directed By: Donald Campbell 
Written By: Robert Jaffe & Roger O. Hirson 
Based On The Novel By: Dean R. Koontz 
Cinematography By: Bill Butler 
Editor: Francisco Mazzola 


Cast: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Barry Kroeger, Lisa Lu 


A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

TWIN PEAKS, DAVID LYNCH, CREATIVITY and me


(Not a Review) 

With the end of twin peaks upon us. I seemed to realize something, it has loosened up something in me and has been inspiring my writing. Things are coming to the surface more.

CULT OF CHUCKY (2017)



Written & Directed By: Don Mancini 
Cinematography By: Michael Marshall 
Editor: Randy Bricker 

Cast: Fiona Dourif, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, Zak Santiago, Grace Lyn Kung, Michael Therriault, Ali Tataryn, Adam Hurtig, Elizabeth Rosen 


After accused of murdering her family, Nica is taken to an asylum and thinks that she's the cause of the deaths of her family. However, when grizzly deaths start to occur, she then realizes that Chucky, her illusion might not be make believe. She also finds out that the doll is slowly starting to possess anyone or anything to join a huge cult to kill off Chucky's victims, but things don't go to well in the asylum, including for Chucky's long lost friend "Andy Barcley" who tries to stop the cult from getting bigger while also trying to get past Chucky's wife, "Tiffany." One of the better films of the series. Certainly one of the better films of the seemingly new saga. That seemed to start officially with the last film, but I will say started as soon as BRIDE OF CHUCKY came about and Jennifer Tilly became more associated with the series. Joining Brad Dourif in the ranks of usually appearing or being a voice in the series.

LOST BOYS: THE THIRST (2010)



Directed By: Dario Piana 
Written By: Evan Charnov & Hans Rodionoff 
Story By: Evan Charnov 
Cinematography By: Stefano Morcaldo 
Editor: Tony Solomons 

Cast: Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlaner, Tanit Phoenix, Casey B. Dolan 


In San Cazador, California, the clumsy vampire hunter Edgar Frog is evicted from his trailer. But the best-seller writer Gwen Lieber offers him a job to destroy the head vampire DJ X that promotes worldwide raves to increase his army of undead. Gwen tells that her brother Peter disappeared in Ibiza two years ago in an X-Party promoted by the alpha-vampire. Now DJ X is coming to San Cazador to promote a sacrifice during a party in the blood moon on the next Friday, and Edgar discovers that the rave will take place in a slaughterhouse on an island. Gwen hires also the Hollywood participant of reality show Lars von Goetz that comes with the cameraman Claus. Edgar invites his brother Alan to join the team but he declines, and he teams up with his friend Zoe. When the group finds DJ X, Edgar discloses a secret about the head-vampire.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

GLOW SEASON 1 (TV REVIEW)

GLOW

  Let me start off by saying that I used to watch the gorgeous ladies of wrestling on a regular basis as a kid. I wasn't a die hard fan watching it every week but occasionally enough. So when it went off the air I was disappointed. Decades later when the documentary on the league/show came out I was overjoyed and brought back many nostalgic memories. So of course I was excited to watch this show. As it seemed to be in the right hands and had Alison Brie headlining who I am a fan of and Marc Marion who I am also a fan of him and his podcast. 

 The show isn't a total success but it is far from a failure.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989)



Directed By: Brian DePalma 
Written By: David Rabe 
Based On The Book By: Daniel Lang 
Cinematography By: Stephen H. Burhum 
Editor: Bill Pankow 
Music By: Ennio Morricone 


Cast: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Don Harvey, Ving Rhames, Dale Dye, Thuy Thu Le, Wendell Pierce, Sam Robards, Darren E. Burrows, John Marshal Jones, Holt McCallany 


During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)



Directed By: Mel Gibson 
Written By: Robert Schenkkan & Andrew Knight 
Cinematography By: Simon Duggan 
Editor: John Gilbert

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey 

The true story of Desmond T. Ross, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge

UNBROKEN (2014)



Directed By: Angelina Jolie 
Written By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard Lagravenese & William Nicholson 
Based on the book by: Laura Hillenbrand 
Cinematography By: Roger Deakins 
Editor: William Goldenberg &Tim Squyres 

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Witrock, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadway 

The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash and spending a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewman in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war in a POW Camp.

RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR (2006)



Written & Directed By: Chris Gorak 
Cinematography By: Tom Richmond 
Editor: Jeffrey M. Werner 
Music By: tomandandy 

Cast: Rory Cochrane, Melissa McCormack, Tony Perez, Will McCormick, Jenny O’Hara, Jon Huertas 


After Lexi leaves home to visit Central LA, there's a terrorist attack involving chemical bombs. After the attack, her musician husband, Brad, fails to find her and reluctantly seals himself inside his house. He will have to deal with this decision in the days to come.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017)



Directed By: Matthew Vaughn 
Written By: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn 
Based on characters from The Graphic Novel “SECRET SERVICE” By: Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons 
Cinematography By: George Richmond 
Editor: Eddie Hamilton 


Cast: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Hanna Alstrom, Channing Tatum, Pablo Pascal, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Edward Holcraft, Michael Gambon, Jeff Bridges, Emily Watson, Bruce Greenwood, Sophie Cookson, Poppy Delevigne, Thomas Turgoose 


When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

THE WIZARD OF LIES (2017)



Directed By: Barry Levinson 
Written By: Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum & John Burnham Schwartz 
Based On The Book By: Diana B. Henriques 
Cinematography By: Eigil Bryld 
Editor: Ron Patane 
Production Design: Laurence Bennett 

Cast: Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Katherine Narducci, Allessandro Nivola, Michael Kostroff, Lily Rabe, Kristen Connolly 


A chronicle of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

WILSON (2017)



Directed By: Craig Johnson 
Written By: Daniel Clowes (Based on His Graphic Novel) 
Cinematography By: Frederick Elmes 
Editor: Paul Zucker 
Music By: Jon Brion 


Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Jusy Greer, Margo Martindale, David Warshofsky, Cheryl Hines, Brett Gelman 


A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

BURNT (2015)



Directed By: John Wells 
Written By: Steven Knight 
Story By: Michael Kalesniko 
Cinematography By: Adriano Goldman 
Editor: Nick Moore 


Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Bruhl, Omar Sy, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Matthrew Rhys, Lily James, Henry Goodman 


The film is beautiful to look at but that might be the problem in itself. It seems to strive for something deeper a character study inside an ensemble, but it is beautiful people living extravagently beautiful life's of leisure. While having dream careers and fighting against or for perfection. That it makes the Audience hard to feel sorry for the characters.

DONALD CRIED (2017)



Written & Directed By: Kris Avedisian 
Story By: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman & Kyle Espelata 
Cinematography By: Sam Flesichner 

Cast: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause, Ted Arcidi, Shawn Contois 

With the sudden passing of his grandmother, Peter Latang returns to his hometown and encounters his long lost, childhood friend, Donald Treebeck. What begins as a simple favor, turns into a long day's journey into the past.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LONER: A NOVEL Written By TEDDY WAYNE (BOOK REVIEW) 2017


Damn is this good writing at least to me (please don't look at it or me as some 1930's dressed oil Barron or editor amazed at how good the writing is with a cigar hanging out of my mouth wondering how much go can make of of it)


BAYWATCH (2017)



Directed By: Seth Gordon 
Written By: Damian Shannon & Mark Swift 
Story By: Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant 
Based On the series & Characters Created By: Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz & Gregory J. Bonann 
Cinematography By: Eric Steelberg 
Editor: Peter S. Elliot 


Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Hannibal Buress, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nunez, Charlotte McKinney, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson 


In sun-kissed Emerald Bay, the vigorous Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon and Baywatch, his elite team of hand-picked and perfectly tanned lifeguards, protect the bay, keeping both sunbathers and beach lovers safe. However, this summer, two new eager trainees will join the demanding life-saving program, as well as an insubordinate former Olympic swimmer, who are all called to prove their worth on the lifeguard towers just on time when a new synthetic street drug begins to infest the Emerald Bay: the flakka. Without a doubt, this calls for some serious undercover teamwork action, as the badgeless heroes in spandex comb the beach for shady newcomers and nefarious entrepreneurs with hidden agendas of their own. Can Mitch's band save the bay?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (1987)



Directed By: Howard Deutch 
Written By: John Hughes 
Cinematography By: Jan Kiesser 
Editor: Bud Smith & Scott Smith 


Cast: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Elias Koates, Lea Thompson, John Ashton, Craig Sheffer, Molly Hagan, Maddie Corman, Candace Cameron, Scott Coffey, Chynna Phillips 


A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith

THE PRINCIPAL (1987)



Directed By: Christopher Cain 
Written By: Frank Deese 
Cinematography By: Arthur Albert 
Editor: Jack Hofstra 


Cast: James Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr, Michael Wright, Rae Dawn Chong, Kelly Jo Minter, Jacob Vargas, J.J. Cohen, Troy Winbush, Esai Morales


A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

TEENAGE COCKTAIL (2016)



Directed By: John Carchietta 
Written By: John Carchietta, Sage Bannick, Chris Sivertson 
Story By: Amelia Yokel 
Cinematography By: Justin Kane 
Editor: John Carchietta, Josh Ethier & Ben La Marca 


Cast: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy, Joshua Leonard, Michelle Borth, AJ Bowen 

Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Friday, September 22, 2017

MY GIRL (1994)


Directed By: Howard Zieff 
Written By: Janet Kovalcik 
Based On Characters created by: Laurice Ehlewany 
Cinematography By: Paul Elliott 
Editor: Wendy Greene Bricmont 


Cast: Anna Chlumsky, Austin O’Brein, Richard Mausr, Christine Ebsrsole, Dan Ayckroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gerrit Graham, Ben Stein, Keone Young, Devon Gummersall 


Vada Sultenfuss has a holiday coming up, and an assignment: to do an essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realizes she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil and do some research on her mother. Once in LA, she finds herself under the protection of Nick, the son of Phil's girlfriend, who at first is very annoyed at losing his holidays to escort a hick *girl* around town. However, he soon becomes more involved in the difficult search.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

PREVENGE (2017)



Written & Directed By: Alice Lowe 
Cinematography By: Ryan Eddelston 
Editor: Matteo Bini 


Cast: Alice Lowe, Katie Dicke, Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Kayvan Novak, Eileen Davies 


Alice Lowe who some might recognize from the tv series SHERLOCK and co-writing and starring in the dark comedy SIGHTSEERS. Makes a return to the screen with this film.

Friday, September 15, 2017

ADULT BEGINNERS (2014)



Directed By: Ross Katz 
Written By: Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive 
Story By: Nick Kroll, Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive 
Cinematography By: Vanja Cernjul 
Editor: Paul Frank 


Cast: Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Canavale, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Paula Garces, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Jane Krakowski, Mike Birbiglia, Jason Mantzoukas, Sarah Steele, Josh Charles, Julia White, Jeffrey DeMunn, Seth Barrish 


A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and 3-year-old nephew in the suburbs - only to become their nanny.

THE GRUDGE 2 (2006)



Directed By: Takashi Shimizu 
Written By: Stephen Susco 
Based on the film JU-ON: THE GRUDGE by: Takashi Shimizu 
Cinematography By: Katsumi Yanagijima 
Editor: Jeff Betancourt 


Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Jennifer Beals, Christopher Cousins, Teresa Palmer, Sarah Roemer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Takako Fuji, Edison Chen, Misako Uno 


In Pasadena, Mrs. Davis sends her daughter Aubrey Davis to Tokyo to bring her sister Karen Davis, who is interned in a hospital after surviving a fire, back to the USA. After their meeting, Karen dies and Aubrey decides to investigate what happened to her and gets herself trapped in the same situation, being chased by the ghost of the house. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the three high school mates Allison, Vanessa and Miyuki visit the famous haunted house and are also chased by the ghost. In Chicago, Trish moves to the apartment of her boyfriend Bill, who lives with his children, the teenager Lacey and boy Jake. On the next door, weird things happen with their neighbor.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GOOD TIME (2017)



Written & Directed By: Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie 
Cinematography By: Sean Price Williams 
Editor: Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein 
Music By: Oneohtrix Point Never 


Cast: Robert Pattinson, Buddy Duress, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Taliah Lennice Webster 


After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

Friday, September 8, 2017

I LOVE YOU, TO DEATH (1990)



Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan
Written By: John Kostmayer 
Cinematography By: Owen Roizman 
Editor: Anne V. Coates 


Cast: Kevin Kline, Tracy Ullman, Joan Plowright, William Hurt, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Heather Graham, James Gammon, Victoria Jackson, Miriam Margolyes, Alisan Porter, Jon Kasdan, Michelle Joyner, Shiri Appleby, Kathleen York 


Joey works with Rosalie in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she and her mother and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their attempts.

NINE MONTHS (1995)



Written & Directed By: Chris Columbus 
Based on the Screenplay “NEUF MOIS” by: Patrick Braoude 
Cinematography By: Donald McAlpine 
Edited By: Raja Gosnell & Stephen E. Rivkin 


Cast: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams, Ashley Johnson, Alexa Vega, Kristin Davis 


When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.