Blu-ray/DVD Review: AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING

Blu-ray/DVD Review: AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING

Here we are, once more with another addition to the Amityville franchise. Although I feel horror fans may be slightly surprised by the execution of AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING and here is why:

"A desperate single mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted, real-life Amityville house to try and use its dark powers to cure her comatose son. Things go horribly wrong." 

Ithaca Fantastik Movie Review: FREDDY/EDDY

Ithaca Fantastik Movie Review: FREDDY/EDDY

FREDDY/EDDY, the feature film debut of director Tini Tullmann, is a psychological thriller about a man and the re-appearance of his childhood imaginary friend after he is accused of beating his wife. The film stars Felix Schafer (Traumfrauen), Jessica Schwarz (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), Greta Bohacek (Das weiße Kaninchen), and Alexander Finkenwirth (Herzberg). 

Movie Review: NAILS

Movie Review: NAILS

Hi again ghosts and ghouls! Taylor Terrible here, back to ask you what your biggest fear is. I'll tell you what mine is: being completely unable to care for myself, left to the devices of doctors and nurses to deal with me as I waste away in a hospital bed. Nothing scares me more than being sick or injured to the point where I'm incapable of functioning day-to-day. I first realized this fear watching movies like 28 Days Later, Quarantine, and films along those lines...when the world around you turns against you and destroys everything, leaving you to fend for yourself so you don't catch the diseases ruining everything. 

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE SHOW

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE SHOW

THE SHOW, directed by actor Giancarlo Esposito, is an intense social commentary about the world's fascination with reality television. Adam Rogers (Josh Duhamel) is a reality TV host who witnesses a murder/suicide on his show when a bachelorette, in love with the bachelor, doesn't get picked and reacts by shooting the millionaire bachelor and aims for the winning bachelorette, who Rogers steps in front to save. Even though Rogers is seen as a hero he is affected by the ordeal and gives up the job. 

Ithaca Fantastik Movie Review: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

Ithaca Fantastik Movie Review: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID, the latest from director Issa Lopez (600 Miles), is a tour de force film that is both equally heartbreaking and poetically beautiful. The film stars Paola Lara (La Siberia), Juan Ramon Lopez, Hanssel Casillas (El Violin de Julian), Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero (Club of Crows) and Tenoch Huerta (Spectre). 

Movie Review: SWEET VIRGINIA

Movie Review: SWEET VIRGINIA

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Jon Bernthal. Since his two-season stint as Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead ended, the actor has consistently turned in stellar performances. It warms my heart to see Bernthal appear more frequently in film and “television” (The Punisher), and 2017 has been his greatest year so far. With films such as Baby Driver and Wind River to go along with his new, highly-anticipated Netflix series, that’s a relatively easy assessment to make. The guy is a powerhouse, and in the case of SWEET VIRGINIA, he showcases a brooding silence that matches the film in tone and story. 

Movie Review: I REMEMBER YOU

Movie Review: I REMEMBER YOU

I REMEMBER YOU is "a story about a young man and woman who move into a small abandoned town in Iceland to renovate an old house. Little do they know the town has a dark history." 

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE SHADOW MAN

Blu-ray/DVD Review: THE SHADOW MAN

THE SHADOW MAN is the feature film debut from director Joshua Fraiman and tells the story of the urban legend surrounding a shadowy figure known as the “Hat Man.” The film stars Sarah Jurgens (“iZombie”), Alison Louder (On the Road), Nick Baillie (Turbulence), Adam Tomlinson (Pinkville) Rebecca Amzalag (The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spine), Manuela Casinha (Night Cries) and Celest Chong (“Red Threads”).

Movie Review: COCO

Movie Review: COCO

For years Pixar was the king of mountain, but over the last decade (ever since Cars 2 really) they have fallen from their mountain top. The question is no longer “Is this the greatest animated film of all time?”  but “Has Pixar found it’s groove again?” So, has Pixar finally found it again?

Movie Review: ESCAPE ROOM

Movie Review: ESCAPE ROOM

ESCAPE ROOM, the latest from director Will Wernick, is a terrifying story of what can go wrong when an innocent game turns deadly. The film stars Evan Williams (“Versailles”), Annabelle Stephenson (“Revenge”), Elisabeth Hower (“Louie”), Dan J. Johnson (“The Brittany Murphy Story”), John Ierardi (Pray for Rain), and Kelly Delson (3am in Hollywood).