In ROSE PLAYS JULIE, veterinary student Rose (Ann Skelly) tracks down her birth mother, a successful actress named Ellen (Orla Brady), and questions her about the reasons Ellen gave her up for adoption and why she put the name “Julie” on the birth certificate. Angry at first that Rose has broken her “no contact” request,
HolyCRAP. I was not expecting Revenge to live up to its amazing hype, but it is absolutely worthy of every single bit of praise its getting from critics and fans. Aspiring actress Jen (Matilda Lutz – who was great in the otherwise dreadful Rings, but is AMAZING here) arrives with her super-rich, married boyfriend at his lush desert estate
For my third Stephen King film, I picked Thinner (1996), which is kind of a mixed bag for me. The novel is one that I read over and over and over again to the point of it falling apart because I just thought the story was so damn cool, but the translation to screen is
Stumbled across this because of my love for Zosia Mamet (loved her on Mad Men, love her on Girls – just LOVE her). The song itself is just ok – catchy enough, but not really my style. However, Director Gabriel Stanley put together an effectively creepy portrait of a deranged killer that goes well with the music.
Another Craven movie I saw in the theater with high hopes, 1986’s Deadly Friend is unfortunately TERRIBLE (not even in a “so bad it’s good” The People Under the Stairs kind of way), and I can only recommend seeing it if you’re having a Bad Movie Night with friends—and have a lot of booze on
This year I thought it would be fun to focus on a few horror directors, so I’m staring with Wes Craven. I’m most familiar with his 80s films, which I saw over and over and over and over—even though I knew some of them were completely terrible. But since I’m a fan of A Nightmare on
Bitter Feast caught my interest via its trailer, mostly because it stars indie actor Joshua Leonard and sensitive ponytail man from Singles (aka: James LeGros). Due to a scathingly bad review by JT Franks (Leonard) on his blog, Gastropunks (ha.hahaha), Chef Peter Grey is booted from his restaurant and loses his TV show. It’s hinted
I thoroughly enjoyed Adam Green’s Hatchet, and I was really looking forward to seeing the sequel – especially because of all the “banned from theaters” controversy – but also because, HELLO: Tony Todd rules. Unfortunately, Hatchet II didn’t quite live up to the hype. [SPOILERS] It started out really strong, picking up right where the first movie ended with