Sunday, May 20, 2007

May 31st/June 5th 2007 Releases

June 05th, 2007

The Messengers

Kate Says: A creepy-good time! "The Messengers" has some genuinely creepy imagery, a good twist and an actual story-line. The whole children-seeing-ghosts-but-are-too-young-to-talk-and-explain thing is pretty much really eerie to me, and apparently this movie is based on true events which, if true, is quite scary, but doubtfully real. All-in-all, "The Messengers" contains good acting, creepiness and keeps you entertained.


Albert Fish

Kate Says: "Albert Fish" is a documentary detailing the case of one of America's most depraved, disturbed and abhorrent killers. Definately not for those with a weak stomach, this movie is not graphically gory, but you can't tell the story of Albert Fish without it being disturbing. Fish was one of the most disturbing, twisted killers in the last hundred-or-so years, possibly ever: to sum it up, for those not familiar with the case, this monster tortured, killed and ate children. He then wrote very graphic and detailed letters describing the afore-mentioned events and mailed them to a few of his victims' families. So, like I said, this story really can't be told without being gory and awful but this film does not go for gratuatous images of horror, instead telling the story over video footage from the early 1900's (when the murders took place) and adding in re-inactments. Fortunately, none of the reinactments involve the actual murders, which seems to be for the best, but unfortunately the reinactments aren't done by superb actors. Nonetheless, if you're interested in learning about one of the most infamous, sick and horrendous men in history, "Albert Fish" is worth the watch.

"Chappelle's Show" - The Best of Chapelle's Show

Kate Says: A decent B-horror flick, "Shadow Walkers" is about what you'd expect from such; for what it is, it's fairly good and if you're in the mood for somewhat cheesy gore, this is a good pick.

Toi et moi (You and Me)

En la cama (In Bed)
MAY 31st, 2007

Hannibal Rising

Leo Says: Oh so very good. Silence of the lambs gets bonus points for being the original but otherwise this was as good as any in the series. the young man who plays Hannibal is awsome the script and storyline kept there integrity. Through and through it is a great watch. For those of you who are squeemish the 18A rating is well deserved but at the same time the brutality is justified. 8.7/10

Kate Says: Ditto on everything Leo said. To add to that, Anthony Hopkins is a hard act to follow and Gaspard Ulliel definately did the part justice. "Hanibal Rising" does a good job of explaining why Hannibal-the-cannibal became a charming yet frightening killer, delivers the chills and thrills and contains some pretty disturbing war-related content. For fans of the Hannibal movies, this is a must see. For everyone else, if you aren't too squeamish, this is worth your time.

"Disinfo Nation"

Flannel Pajamas

Half Past Dead 2

"Lucky Louie"


Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey

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