Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Director: James Franco, Travis Mathews

Stars: Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, James Franco, Travis Mathews

James Franco and Travis Mathews recreate 40 minutes that were missing from the movie Cruising. The rating board had these scenes from the movie removed. No one knows what the footage actually was, but with their imaginations they look at creating risqué scenes from the bar. They hire actors to play as the characters from the movie and work on these missing scenes.

Why in the hell would an actor with a name want to do this? Why does anyone really care about the 40 minutes missing from a gay cop movie where no one knows what the footage consists of?
This is the gayest "movie" documentary that I have ever seen. Not one bit of it makes any sense. There is no point in making this at all, except for the fact of just making it for your own curiosity. This is so close to a gay porn that it is not even funny. You get to see a man blow another man. Two men jerking off and each other together. All of this in very sexual ways.

You know that this movie did not make any money, and in no way was it going to make lots of money. So why did a straight heterosexual man want to create this, if it was not for money? James Franco is slowly coming out of the closet. It is the only thing that I can think of. He looked like he was enjoying the sex scenes a little too much. I'm just saying.

This is not a sexy documentary, well some of the scenes are. It is interesting to maybe watch once, but it just does not any sense at all. Enjoy safely. 

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)Trailer

Link (1986)

Director: Richard Franklin

Stars: Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, Steven Pinner

Jane is attending a class to hear Dr. Steven Phillip speak on his research on primates and human behavior. Her offers her a job at his house with room and board included. She does not realize that monkeys run the house as well. Link is an orangutan that works as the butler, but he has a mean dark side of his personality. He wants to keep Jane at the house for himself.

This was one of those movies that I always passed by in the video stores when I was young. The cover looked dumb and not scary or interesting at all. I was a smart kid. This movie is about as scary as the Loony Tunes. It's a bunch of monkeys running around. It would be scary, if you were afraid of monkeys.

This is a horror movie for small children except for Elisabeth Shue being nude in one scene. Kids today have seen worse. I would not waste my time watching this movie at all. It is boring as hell. I watched it so you don't have to.

Link (1986) Trailer

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

V/H/S: Viral (2014)

Director: Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Todd Lincoln, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo

Stars: Emmy Argo, Emilia Ares Zoryan, Justin Welborn

In LA, a couple are hanging out making videos of one another, until a police chase is on the news and heading to their street. He goes outside to film it, and his girlfriends ends up missing. Video footage is shown through the sequence.

That was about it for the main story. First video was not a found footage or video tape. It was a filmed movie segment about a magician that owned a demonic cloak once own by Harry Houdini. It was actually not that bad of a story with lots of blood and gore involved. The second one was about aliens or demons. I don't know. When I watched it there were no subtitles, so it made me care even less. The third one was dealing with these punk ass skaters that go to Mexico and interrupt an cult ritual.

Like I said, the blood and gore was amped up for this one, but the stories were pretty boring. This was the worst one by far, and that is really saying something. I would not watch this movie again unless there was money involved. I watched it so you don't have to. 

V/H/S: Viral (2014) Trailer

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Director: Jason Moore

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Anna Camp, Adam DeVine

The Barden Bellas are a collegiate, all-girls a cappella singing group that just lost finals after the lead puked all over the stage during their routine. It is a new year, and the Bellas have lost all of their performers, so they are looking for anyone to join the team. Beca is a freshman that just wants to be a DJ, but her father is making her complete at least one year of college. She joins the Bellas to be more active in college, but One of the lead members of the group Aubrey collides with her. Aubrey is a control freak, but all of the other girls like Beca's ideas more. The girls have got to get back in the Finals to prove themselves.

If the show would have never happened, then this movie would have never been made. In the past when movies were even remotely similar to this, the movie was a flop. Now that mash-up and singing on YouTube is the popular thing to do for the young, it is all of the rage, movies like this are a huge hit.

The movie was good. It was not all of the hype that was going on about it. You knew what was going to happen at almost every single moment of the movie. There was no surprise at all to the movie. The "mash-up" were a bit bad at times. I am not a fan of those as it is. I think it is taking a person music and saying that it could have been better with newer music. The lack of appreciation of music annoys me deeply.
The cast was really good for this movie. IN some ways I think the cast was too good. Anna Kendrick has already proven that she has grow up and can act. She is good in all of her roles, even the early ones. Rebel Wilson is always funny in almost every role she plays. She is young with comedic timing and an air of confidence that is amazing. The role was not enough for her. The rest of the cast was pretty average and good in their roles. The one that sticks out the most for me is Anna Camp. She plays a nasty stuck up bitch in so many roles. She is good at it, but come on.

The male group in this movie was made up of geeky losers that no one really liked. I did like this movie, but it was not as great as it was held up to be. I would watch it again though. If you have been keeping away from this movie thinking that it is mostly for females and young gay guys, then you are right. Still watch it though. Enjoy.

Muck (2015)

Director: Steve Wolsh

Stars: Lachlan Buchanan, Puja Mohindra, Bryce Draper

After escaping an ancient burial ground, long, a group of friends emerge from the thick, marshy darkness, tattered and bloody, lucky to be alive. They have already lost two of their friends in the marsh, presumably dead. They find an empty Cape Cod vacation house and break in to take shelter. The rest of the group learns that the evil in the marsh is not the only thing that wants them dead. Something worse, something more savage, was lying in wait just outside the marsh, in the house. These unlucky travelers spend their St. Patrick's Day trapped between two evils forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came.

They really try to make this movie sound like it would be really good to watch, but it is not even close. Above was a paraphrase from the writer and director of the movie. It was hard to even know what in the hell this movie was about. Nothing throughout the movie made any sense at all. It was just flat out confusing. I know there were more nude woman in it than in a porno. A porno at least makes some sense and more entertaining than this movie.

The only good thing that I can say about this movie is the fact that the special effects were really good in it. The blood splattering and all of the gore almost made this movie worth watching, as long if there was a good story attached to it. That was the missing elements to the movie was the story. One weird part about the movie was that it was filmed in 4k. Really? That type of effort was made, but the movie just sucked. They could have had less resolution and threw more money at the script to have a decent movie. What were they thinking.

This is not a movie to waste your time with. Watching painting dry or waiting for mail would be a hell of a lot more fun than watching this crap. Just skip this movie altogether. I watched it so you don't have to.

Muck (2015) Trailer

Friday, May 8, 2015

Chained (2012)

Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch

Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird

A boy and his mother take a cab home from the cinema. The cab driver, Bob, takes them back to his home where kills the mother and kidnaps the little boy. Bobs changes the boys name to rabbit and makes him clean up the house and cook for him. After years of Bob bring home women to have sex with them and then kill them, he wants rabbit to follow in his footsteps.

This movie is more complex than you would think it is. On the surface it looks like a normal serial killer type movie with lots of killing with very little story line to be spoke of. This movie deals with some very dark shattered emotional issues that the character of Bob has been going through his whole life. When you add this young boy that he is basically raising on his own, the story and emotions get even thicker.

The air of the movie was dark and sad. The actors were perfect for the movie. The look of the movie was so dirty and dank that you could almost smell it. The movie makers captured the look and the feel from the actors and the scenes to create this dark look into mental illness and greed.

I thought this was a great movie. It was so much better than I thought it would be. You should watch this movie. It is a truly twisted tale of one man's life. Enjoy.

Chained (2012) Trailer

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Director: Craig Johnson

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Maggie and Milo are twins that have been estranged for the past ten years. Milo is in L.A.,  and Maggie is still in their hometown in New York. While Maggie is about to take a handful of pills, she gets a call from a hospital where Milo has cut his wrists and survived. Milo stays with Maggie and her husband. Maggie is in a marriage with she has nothing in common with. Milo looks up his high school teacher that he was sleeping with. They both have to figure out how to help each other and themselves.

This movie is not a comedy, but that is how it is presented. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are both known for their comedy skills, but in this movie they both had to act. They nailed their roles. This movie is nothing but a more serious drama. These characters start at one point and then slowly go downward. This is not the happiest of movies.

This movies takes a look at the lives of fraternal twins that are both dealing with severe depression. Their father took his own life, so they both look at in doing the same. Her husband is the upbeat positive side of their relationship. You know, a more normal person. Milo is dealing with the fact that his life is going nowhere.

This is a really good movie. It is not what you think it is going to be. It is not a funny movie at all. I think you should give it a chance though. The acting was really good in the movie. Enjoy.

The Skeleton Twins (2014) Trailer

Big Eyes (2014)

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

Margaret packs her and her young daughter's stuff and leaves her husband, and she moves to San Francisco to start a new life. She meets Walter Keane a fellow painter in the park both trying to sell their paintings. He quickly gained her trust and love. They were married, so Margaret could keep her daughter. He could not make any money off of his paintings, but he could Margaret's work. He stars to sell her paintings as his own. She stays home and paints, and at night he is out in the clubs making a name for himself and money. He becomes one of the most international known artist in the 60's while his wife keeps the secret.

What a great movie. I have always been a fan of her paintings, so I was so excited when this movie was announced. It seems like Tim Burton may be making a comeback from the remake/reboot side. It has been so long since he has made an original movie. He has made nothing but remake or retelling of movie. He has do a good job on these movies, but his movies before all of this were really really good. I was surprised that he did a movie without Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. I know. I was shocked that he could do it.

Amy Adams stole this movie. She was amazing at the role. You could see the sadness and heartbreak balled up inside of her, but when the character was happy, she light up from the inside. The rest of the cast was flawless. The set decoration and the wardrobe for the movie really put you inside the 60's big city life. This movie was ignored by the Oscars that year.

The story is a bit sad thinking how woman were treated in those days. Woman stayed at home and took care of the home and family and kept their mouths shut. Margaret Keane was trapped in that life. Every person would tell a woman to stay at home and shut up. Here was a woman with an amazing talent, but the art whole like most other fields was mostly male. Women were not needed.

The story and movie flows well throughout the length movie. You do not get bored watching it, but it is not a fast pace movie at all. Just stick with the movie and watch the story unfold. You should give this movie a try. I think you will really enjoy it. Enjoy.

Big Eyes (2014) Trailer

Thursday, May 7, 2015

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

Director: Kevin Hamedani

Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Russell Hodgkinson, Cornelia Moore, James Mesher

At the island town of Port Gamble, Tom and Lance exit the fairy to have dinner with Tom's mother and come out to her. Frida is home from school dealing with the loser guy her dates and her Iranian father. A zombie virus has broke out in this small community, and no one knows. Tom and Lance hide in the church along with the mayor and a few other. The church doesn't like gay people. So they are kind of screwed. Frida is kidnapped by a nut job redneck that thinks she is a terrorist, and she knows these people. All hell is breaking loose in Port Gamble.

This movie was one of the more funny and entertaining zombie movies that I have seen in a long time. I thought this was just going to be some lame attempt to make money off the whole Walking Dead show. It is a low budget non-Hollywood movie, that works.

The funny is full of humor and gore. The killing of the zombies are so over the top that it is almost comical. There is fake blood and body parts all over the place. I loved it. There is nothing at all scary in this movie, except how the young gay couple is treated in the church. That was scary.

The only gayness in this movie is the couple. I think they only kiss once, but one is so period. The preacher and the mayor had something going on at one time I think, but they never go into it. You will see the part that I'm talking about.

I know this movie got a lot of bad reviews. I think you need to give this movie a chance. I did, and I liked it. There you go. You just never know when something is going to turn your head, Enjoy.

ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) Trailer

Jeffrey (1995)

Director: Christopher Ashley

Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson, Jeffrey Ross, Patrick Stewart, K. Todd Freeman, Robert Klein, Christine Baranski, Victor Garber, Bryan Batt, Camryn Manheim, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy, Nathan Lane, Olympia Dukakis, Gregory Jbara, Alice Drummond, Kevin Nealon

Jeffery is a young gay man living in New York City, but he is just tired of having sex. It has just become too difficult with the AIDS crisis still at a peak. He is going celibate. As soon as this happens he meets the man of his dreams that happens to be HIV+. Jeffery's friends are trying to get the two together, but Jeffery is too scare of being with someone that is sick.

This movie is considered a "gay", but it is so much more than that. It takes a look at the fear that Americans had at the time about people that were HIV+. That there was no way that you would ever date a person that was positive, or even think about having sex with. They also throw in the fact that Jeffery was a sex addict, and all of the other addicts telling their story throughout the movie. Make the subject of sex more fun and funnier for the viewer.

Just look at the list of the cast of the movie. It is a who's who of comedic talent. Not one bit of talent was wasted in this movie. Each big name that played a small part in the movie was outstanding. I'm not going to do the break down. Just watch the movie for yourself. They were all great.
The main characters and actors in the movie were the best. To have Steven Weber and soap stud Michael T. Weiss as potential lovers in a movie was really eye opening for movies at the time. The actors that played Jeffery's parents were so damn funny. Seeing those two "normal" parent type talking about such filthy topics to their son over the phone. Patrick Stewart was the best. He was the best older gay man that I have ever seen in a movie. You would think that he was really gay. He had it all down flat. He was that character completely.

Paul Rudnick wrote the play and the script for the movie. This was what made the movie so good and funny. The writing and the jokes were classic. It made the movie seem more reachable to a broader audience, because of the fact that it was a funny movie.

If you have not seen this movie, I have no idea where in the hell you have been hiding for the past 20 years. This movie became an indie cult classic among the gay community and idie people all around. You should check this movie out. Enjoy. 

Jeffrey (1995) Trailer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Maniac (2012)

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo

Frank runs a mannequin shop that is mother owned, until she passed away. A pretty young photographer starts taking pictures of his store windows. She is working on a photo spread featuring mannequins. Frank has been taking women's scalps to make his mannequins seem more real to replace his mother.

This was a remake of a film by the same name in 1980. I do not remember if I saw the first one or not, so I cannot compare the two movies at all. I will just take about this one instead.

You have Frodo in a movie playing a serial killer that cuts the scalp off of these woman and places then on the mannequins in the back of the shop to not be lonely. Nothing sells crazy than that. He is popping pills throughout the movie to calm the voices or whatever is making him kill these woman for a trophy.

The killing and more gorier scenes are really good. It looks like he is really scalping these women. The make-up was there for this movie. The down fall was the movie itself. There were too many times in the movie where it seemed like it just drugged out too much. There were some dead spaces that could have been edited out to make the speed of the movie better. Elijah Wood was good in the movie, but you just could not picture him doing any harm to anyone at all. His face is way too innocent to corrupt. I'm sure that was what they were going for when they cast him for the part. No one would see Wood as a threat in a movie, and it will shock them. At last, it failed to make any one really care.

This is a decent movie to watch, but do not expect a great scary horror movie, because you will be disappointed. Like I said, the killing scenes are great, but they are spread out too far in the movie to keep the emotions high. Enjoy.

Maniac (2012) Trailer

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Antichrist (2009)

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

A couple has just lost their son in a terrible accident. The wife is so torn up grieving that she is in the hospital for over a month, until her husband, a therapist, checks her out. He takes her to the woods at a cabin to help get her through the process of grieving, but she does not want it. She completely losses her grip on reality and takes it out on her husband.

There is a warning for this movie. If you are easily offend at all then you should not watch this movie at all. This movie contains very graphic sexual scenes and graphic violence. Now that being said. I did warn you.

The cinematography for this movie is some of the best I have ever seen. There are some absolutely beautiful breathtaking shots of the woods and atmosphere that I have seen in a movie. The entire movie looks surreal, but it is all real living plants and trees. The environment that the characters are placed in seems like a dream world that you would never want to leave.
The passion in the actors performance was so intense that at times you could almost taste it. The physical and emotional scenes can through as if you were secretly sneaking into a couple's private life. The rawness and the passion was there. It was present.

Now, there are scenes in this movie that I do not know if I want to see again. The sex was so forced and dirty that it seemed bad to watch at times. The gore and violence in the movie was over the top for a drama. It was hard to watch at times for what this crazy woman was doing to her husband. I will not give away the juicy details.

This is flat out a great movie, but like I said, it is not for everyone. Do not watch this movie in mixed company. You will offend some people. I do encourage those brave enough to watch this movie. See what beauty will enfold before you. Enjoy.

Antichrist (2009) Trailer