Scrolling through a list of available films to review for a film festival can be overwhelming. One should not judge a book by its cover, but sometimes a reviewer has to follow their gut and request films whose posters and titles catch their attention. I can’t explain exactly what drew me to Dr. Lamb at first, but once I read the brief description saying that it was about a serial killer in Hong Kong, I knew I wanted to watch it.
If you’ve read any of my other articles you know that my interests are pretty wide and varied: from anime to comic book shows and movies to reading and so on and so forth. One interest that I have not been able to write about for this website yet is music. And now I get to write about music and movies? Yes! Let’s do this!
How far would you go to cover up an accident? Could you trust the people around you to lie for you?
Sometimes we have regrets and sometimes we would prefer to blame others for our missteps. We should not do this, but it happens and it sounds like the premise of Tom Chilcoat’s directorial debut BIG NICKEL.
When I am not busy watching horror movies to review or writing, I like to read. A lot. This year, a friend and I have found a reading challenge we have decided to do together. One item on the list is to read a “novel that will get a movie adaptation in 2020.” I will spare you the details on how two bookworms wheedled down two needlessly long lists of books that we could read together; all you need to know is that we decided on The Woman in the Window by A.J. Flynn.
The upcoming LA Film Fest is already loaded with an exciting variety of titles. Writer and director Dallas Jackson’s latest, Thriller, is just one of them and the latest trailer in its wake does a fine job of arousing the filmic horror senses ahead of its Nightfall section premiere.
With only a few people left alive, TV media reports begin as Michael and Harper are now thrown together to survive a zombie-like apocalypse. Once the television goes, Michael digs out a radio so that both men could be informed as to what’s going on in the city. We see overnight how both of these individuals react to each other and begin to work together to keep safe while Michael is worried for his ex-girlfriend and wonders where she could be in all this carnage.
Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY report follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen.
A group of rebellious sons and daughters of international billionaires are sent to a wilderness camp/school school in order to learn discipline. When the school is taken hostage by a group of sophisticated and well-armed kidnappers, the kids take the situation into their own hands.
So far, 2014 has tuned out to be another landmark year for Korean action cinema, and Woochi (2009) and The Thieves (2012) writer and director Choi Dong-Hoon is looking to help continue that trend next summer.
Set between China and Korea during the 1930’s, Assassination reunites Choi with actress Gianna Jun whose prior role in the less-than-impressive 2006 live-action adaptation, Blood: The Last Vampire, followed with two big theatrical hits, including The Thieves, and the 2013 flick, The Berlin File. This time, Assassination will have her leading a group of assassins charged by the Korean resistance to target key supporters of the Japanaese occupation.
Joining Jun are her fellow The Thieves co-stars Lee Jung-Jae and Oh Dal-su, along with Kundo (2014) stars Ha Jung-Woo, Cho Jin-woong and Lee Kyoung-young. Choi will produce the film along with partner Ahn Soo-hyun for Caper Films with Showbox financing and distributing the film for its 2015 release.
Stay tuned for more info!
H/T: Modern Korean Cinema
Director Adam Wingard‘s newest thriller, The Guest, is set to make its appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday – September 13 and 14, respectively – before releasing theatrically in the U.S. on September 17. Having already earned the approval of many observers in the film festival circuit this year, it’s easy to see why it looks so appealing, especially if you’ve seen Wingard‘s previous work on the 2013 horror thriller, You’re Next.
This time around, actor Dan Stevens takes center stage as a soldier on leave who finds himself in the welcome arms of a family of a fallen comrade, only for suspicion and mayhem to arise when the daughter suspects him for the deaths that are occuring in town. And this week, Digital Spy is offering a touch of that anarchy in a newly released bar room brawl clip from the film with Stevens schooling few young troublemakers in the only way he knows best!
Watch the clip below and check your local theater listings!