What if instead of a light, family-friendly comedy, Harold Ramis’ beloved Groundhog Day was a raunchy teen sex comedy? That’s what director Dan Beers must have been thinking about when setting out to create Premature. The film takes the living the same day over and over mechanic and transplants it into an R-rated sex fest filled with dirty jokes and bodily fluids. For what it is, is mostly works and is at times laugh out loud funny, but the gimmick wears out its welcome and the humor loses steam as it progresses.
Try as one might, but it is seemingly impossible not to start a review for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s newest film, The Dance of Reality, without mentioning the fact that the Chilean visionary has not directed a film in a little over two decades. Not only is he back, he is back with his particular brand of psychedelic abstraction, frames upon frames brimming with vibrant, kaleidoscopic set-pieces that only Jodorowsky’s imagination can conjure.
Through various interviews with some of the genres top stars, Doc of the Dead chronicles the triumphant rise in zombie popularity, and explores the reasons behind one of the biggest trends in horror. By covering movies, games, comics, TV shows, and things like zombie walks, this film aims to be the ultimate guide in the undead phenomenon. Unfortunately, it ends up spreading itself too thin, and simply doesn’t go deep enough into the subject matter. For zombie fans, there won’t be anything in here that isn’t already common knowledge, but it’s still a solidly entertaining film about one of my personal favorite genres.
The audience award winners have been announced for this year’s SXSW festival, which is wrapping up today. Shawn Christensen‘s Before I Disappear won for the Narrative Feature Competition and Diana Whitten‘s Vessel picked up the award for Documentary Competition.
Below the jump you’ll find capsule reviews for three of the shorts we checked out at this year’s SXSW Festival. The films are Chocolate Heart directed by Harrison Atkins, Random Stop directed by Benjamin Arfmann, and One Armed
The film awards at SXSW took place tonight, with the announcement of this year’s jury prize winners. Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers won the Grand Jury Prize for their narrative feature Fort Tilden and director Margaret Brown won the Grand Jury Prize
The first poster has been unveiled for The Mule, one of the oddest sounding movies to premiere at this year’s SXSW Festival. Co-written and Co-starring Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious, Cooties), the film tells the true story of a man who becomes a
The first teaser trailer has been released for Leigh Janiak‘s upcoming thriller Honeymoon, which revolves around two newlyweds who head to a remote cabin to celebrate their nuptials only to find something very sinister is afoot. Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie star.