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PREMATURE Review

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.

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THE DANCE OF REALITY Review

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.

JOE Review 7.5

JOE Review

Release Date: April 11, 2014 (Limited)
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MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse: 7.5/10

[This is a repost of our review from SXSW 2014.  Joe is in theaters and VOD now.]

The most burning question

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SXSW 2014: DOC OF THE DEAD Review

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.

SXSW 2014: THE LEGEND OF SHORTY Review 8.5

SXSW 2014: THE LEGEND OF SHORTY Review

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Angus MacQueen’s documentary The Legend of Shorty takes a look at the life of the infamous drug cartel leader El Chapo, but the film offers much more than a simple

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SXSW 2014: YAKONA Review

Directors: ,                                     Film Pulse Score: 8/10

Nature documentaries are expected to provide viewers with a look at a region or environment that they would likely not visit themselves.  They educate

SXSW 2014: STAGE FRIGHT Review 6.5

SXSW 2014: STAGE FRIGHT Review

Release Date: April 3, 2014 (Limited and VOD)
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MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

As a general rule, I avoid everything that has to do with musicals, especially if they are horror related. 

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SXSW 2014: SURVIVING CLIFFSIDE Review

Release Date: TBD
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MPAA Rating: NR
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

Many documentaries tackle the subject of poverty in rural America, but few have been told from an insider’s perspective.  Director Jon Matthews grew up

SXSW 2014: Audience Award Winners Announced

SXSW 2014: Audience Award Winners Announced

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.

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SXSW 2014: Jury Prize Winners Announced

SXSW 2014: Jury Prize Winners Announced

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

SXSW 2014: THE MULE Poster Debut

SXSW 2014: THE MULE Poster Debut

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

SXSW 2014: Leigh Janiak’s HONEYMOON Trailer

SXSW 2014: Leigh Janiak’s HONEYMOON Trailer

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.

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