In what starts off as a dark and gritty crime thriller in the same vein as SE7EN, BLACK ROSE quickly going into quirky, buddy cop territory that muddles the impact that the first scene seems to skillfully set the entire film up for. While the production quality is high, the film fails to deliver anything more than a slightly-below-average Arnold Schwarzenegger film, but at least a slightly-below-average Arnold Schwarzenegger film boasts the Governator in all of his cheesy glory.
THE MASON BROTHERS is an upcoming crime/thriller produced, written, directed by and starring Keith Sutliff. The plot follows two of the Mason brothers and their close friend, played by Sutliff, Brandon Pearson and Matthew Webb, respectively, as they work to find their brother's (Michael Whelan) murderer after a bank robbery gone awry.
Good evening fiends of fright! Tonight we explore a genre film that's a bit different than what we usually review, legendary director and producer Walter Hill's THE ASSIGNMENT, which stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shaloub and Caitlin Gerard. Rarely do I get my hands on a film to review that is this star studded and stuffed with action, so needless to say, I was thrilled to jump into my assignment (pun intended). For an overview of the synopsis, I'll be turning to the pro's at IMDB for their breakdown:
"After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible."
Writer/Director Robert Mockler's feature LIKE ME calls for a bit of a different review. After all, this film is all about a girl who buys into social media so much that she completely forgets how to connect with people. Given that this causes her to kidnap someone and go on a weird spree, I think anyone watching this would agree that a traditional review just will not do this justice.
Welcome witches and warlocks,
Today I will be reviewing the dark comedy 68 KILL by writer/director Trent Haaga. To best describe the story I will turn to my own plot summary:
"Liza talks her boyfriend Chip into helping her rob her sugar-daddy of $68,000. When Liza shows her unstable side during the robbery, Chip goes on the run with the money and a kidnapped hostage."
THE HOLLOW is a southern-fried crime tale from writer/producer/director/star Miles Doleac, and is billed as a hybrid between the Coen brothers' BLOOD SIMPLE and Lynch's TWIN PEAKS, however, I'd be inclined to say it more closely follows in the footsteps of "True Detective"'s first season if it must be grouped in with something of its ilk.