This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pale Kids Story from Sean Tiedeman. I think the only explanation you need is that this is a documentary about Garbage Pale Kids cards. The crazy thing is that they’re coming up on the 30th anniversary. Wow, I feel old.
This Kickstarter project is looking to raise $75,000 with 29 days to go so be sure to click here and send a donation their way. Hit the jump to learn more. Read More >>
This week in the Grindhouse we’ll be taking a look at another Pinky Violence film with Noribumi Suzuki’s 1973 classic, Sex & Fury. While on the surface, this bloody martial arts film appears to be nothing more than a softcore porn flick that features some ridiculous over the top violence, the cinematography alone makes it stand out as something much more artful. The dialogue is cheesy, the story is slightly absurd, and Suzuki makes everything as exploitative as possible, but it looks so damn good, it’s hard not to recommend this film. Read More >>
At best, Justin Cole’s The Upper Footage can be looked at as a marketing marvel. The insane viral marketing campaign that spanned years and stretched across nearly the entire width of the internet is impressive to say the least. At worst, it’s a poorly made found footage film that is absolute torture to sit through.
The film itself is supposedly a 90-minute cut of an actual 393 minute video in which a group of loud-mouthed, racist, sexist, drug-addicted New York socialites party and subsequently hide the body of a girl who overdoses in their presence. Read More >>
The full list of Sundance 2014 out of competition films has been released, with programs including Park City at Midnight (my personal favorite), New Frontier, Spotlight, and Sundance Kids. The Sundance Film Festival will be running January 16-26 in Park City Utah. Hit the break for the full list of films.
Here’s the debut trailer for the upcoming horror flick Nurse 3D starring Paz De La Huerta as a nurse by day, twisted psychopathic killer by night. The film also features Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson, Corbin Bleu, and Niecy Nash.
Although this looks incredibly bad and I’m not entirely sure why it’s in 3D, I’ll still be checking it out when it hits theaters February 7, 2014. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
Magnolia finally announced their plans for releasing Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac here in the States. Because of the film’s length and extremely graphic content, there was most likely a lot of discussion on the best way to get this beast out to the public.
In the end, they decided to release Part 1 on VOD March 6, 2014 and in theaters March 21, and Part 2 will be on VOD April 3, with a theatrical date of April 18.
This will be the 4-hour cut of the film, previously announced by the producer, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, instead of the 5 1/2 hour original cut created by Von Trier.
Release Date: December 3, 2013 (VOD Platforms)
Director: Lucien Förstner
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 2/10
The scariest thing about Lucien Förstner’s Bela Kiss: Prologue is the fact that there’s the promise of a sequel. This style over substance snoozefest packs in an uninteresting story, poor performances, and striking visuals that feel out of place and uninspired. Much like the whereabouts of the real life killer this is based on, this is a movie that should remain a mystery.
Bela Kiss: Prologue is loosely based on a series of murders that occurred in Budapest during the first World War, where soldiers found the bodies of 23 girls drained of blood and stored in barrels of alcohol. The killer, a man by the name of Bela Kiss, was never found. Fast forward to current day and a group of friends on the lamb after a bank robbery decide to hide out at a “no-tell hotel” tucked away in the countryside. As it turns out, this hotel is run by the still alive Bela Kiss and his weird family of murderers. Read More >>
Regardless of what decade it is there is one constant in the universe and that is it’s a dog eat dog world. On any given night you could be walking down Hollywood Blvd. and see musicians singing for tips or rappers trying to sell you a copy of their music on CD. There are countless musicians out there and often times it’s almost impossible to differentiate one from the other. Those that do are usually the ones who make an impression. Creating music that is ahead of its time or has yet to become popular can be an incredible challenge for any artist. Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film Inside Llewyn Davis is a slice-of-life comedy/drama that looks at the struggles one such artist faces. Read More >>
While I didn’t mind Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot, I found it to be slightly pointless, given the fact that it seemed unnecessary to have another origin story so soon after the Sam Raimi trilogy. That being said, I must admit the debut trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks pretty great.
The trailer shows us plenty of footage of Andrew Garfield returning as everyone’s favorite web slinger, as well as Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn/The Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Paul Giamatti as Rhino. The film also features Emma Stone, Chris Cooper, Sally Field, and Felicity Jones.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters May 2, 2014, hit the jump for the trailer and synopsis. Read More >>
This week, in honor of Paradise: Hope hitting theaters, we make Ryan watch Paradise: Love.
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Ryan’s Score: 4/10
Ryan’s Synopsis: “There’s no penetration, but there’s an abundance of wiener.”