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HE NEVER DIED (2015)

Thursday, 28 January 2016 02:01

The Buzz:heneverdied

 

     A cannibalistic immortal must break his self-imposed seclusion when mobsters decide to use a young woman as a chance for revenge. Jack (Henry Rollins) is a no nonsense killer with a heart of gold plated iron who's personal war may truly be his chance for redemption.  

 

 

IN A WORLD (2013)

Friday, 25 July 2014 15:15

The Buzz:

        Lake Bell stars as Carol, a voice coach who suddenly finds herself in a position to start being a competing force in the industry of movie trailer voiceovers. But her competition is an arrogant father who's been a staple of the scene for decades, his protégé, and the fact that this work has been dominated by males since its beginning.

 

THE FROZEN GROUND (2013)

Friday, 18 April 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        The true(ish) story of the serial killer Robert Hansen. A young prostitute escapes the clutches of a man who murders young women, setting off a chain of events that eventually led to the killer's capture by the Alaskan State Troopers. Starring Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Vanessa Hudgens.    

Life of the Party:

        So, if you're anything like me, you probably saw those first two names and started to have some doubts. But I'm here to tell you to go ahead and dispel them; Cage and Cusack turn out a pretty good crime-thriller. The story is intriguing, even if I don't know just how “based on true events” the film is

 

BAD MILO (2013)

Saturday, 05 April 2014 18:36

The Buzz:

 

     Duncan (Ken Marino) leads a stressful life and it’s starting to effect him physically. Ulcers are the least of his problem when he learns that his dark side has manifested as a small demon that lives up his ass and comes out when ever he’s stressed to kill the person causing him problems.    

 

THE SUMMIT (2012)

Thursday, 13 March 2014 20:28

THE BUZZ

     Among serious (read: crazy) mountain climbers, Everest is easy mode. The locals call it “the mountain that is slightly taller than the other mountains.” It’s tough, but the base-to-summit climb is way easier to take in stages than most of the “Eight Thousanders (mountaineer lingo for the 14 peaks that reach 8,000 meters above sea level), and all of the camps along the way are better equipped and better established. And even though more people have died climbing Everest than any other mountain, it is not the most dangerous. However, the second tallest peak in the world, K2, has killed one person for every four who has made it to the summit. And in 2008, it killed eleven people in one day. This awesome documentary chronicles the incident how it went down as best as the survivors could determine after the whole ordeal was over with a mixture of original footage, high-budget re-enactments, and interviews with the survivors. It makes for a hauntingly gripping documentary, and damn good viewing.

LONE SURVIVOR (2014)

Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:09

The Buzz:

 

     The film adaptation of the non-fiction book by the same name recounts the failed US Navy SEALS mission Operation Red Wing to track and kill the Taliban officer Ahmad Shah. The title references the one person, Marcus Luttrell, to make it home alive to recount the tale of how only four men used their skill and camaraderie to battle against close to 50 enemy combatants in the hills of Afghanistan.

 

WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS (2013)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        This documentary takes a look at the controversial website WikiLeaks, it's founder Julian Assange, and the events that brought them to the world's center stage. Featuring archive footage of Assange and interviews with his co-workers and those he interacted with, this film follows the history of the site, and reveals the details behind it's most controversial leak from the actions of Chelsea (Bradley) Manning.

 

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012)

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        An English sound engineer (in what I believe to be the 70's?) is brought in to work on an Italian horror film. But the entire project is surrounded by dysfunction, and soon the lines between fiction and reality become blurred.

 

THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (2010)

Saturday, 04 January 2014 20:35

The Buzz:

 

      A quiet pawn store owner is brought into an organized crime battle when his neighbor is killed and her daughter kidnapped. Eventually we find that the pawn shop owner is not whom he seems and the criminals who kidnapped the little girl are regretting they ever met him. The highest grossing film in Korea in 2010, this hard hitting action film also has heart.

 

THE RED CHAPEL (2009)

Monday, 23 December 2013 20:36

THE SUMMARY

     A Danish documentarian (Mads Brugger) goes on a trip to North Korea with two Danish comedians (Jacob Nossell and Simon Jul) who were adopted from South Korea as children. The reason they told DPRK officials for the trip was as a small theatre/comedy group intending cultural exchange. The real reason is to try to get an inside look at North Korea. Although the subject seems to be a pretty lighthearted endeavor, the film pretty quickly becomes dark as hell and genuinely unsettling. Jacob has spastic paralysis and is physically disabled to an extent; DPRK is rumored to have an official policy of killing the disabled so as not to reflect poorly on their hermetic, tightly controlled image. So what it ends up being is a deeply creepy 90 minutes of equal parts fetishizing over and loathing of Jacob and a disconcerting painting of how truly fucked up of a nation North Korea is with regards to the disabled as they parade him around the country for wantonly transparent propaganda purposes.

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