6 items from 2015
Readers! Fangoria just received a few copies of Joe Lynch’s chaotic shoot-’em-up Everly on DVD, signed by director Lynch, composer Bear McCreary, actress Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, actress Gabby Wright and Dp Steve Gainer. Now, you can have one for yourself; keep reading to find out how! For the unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for Everly: Trapped in […] »
- Rebekah McKendry
Shock Till You Drop has two DVDs of director Joe Lynch’s bonkers action extravaganza, Everly, signed by Lynch, composer Bear McCreary, actors Jen-Blanc Biehn & Gabby Wright and Dp Steve Gainer. Want one? Trapped in her apartment, Everly (Salma Hayek) is forced to fend off waves of assassins sent by her former lover – a…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
North American moviegoers can step into the mind of the late H.R. Giger with Belinda Sallin's intimate documentary, Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World, which is hitting big screens in the U.S. and Canada this May. Also featured in our latest round-up is information on tonight's Everly signing with director Joe Lynch and cast and crew members at Burbank's Dark Delicacies horror shop, as well as the home media release details for Dark Sky Films' Let Us Prey.
Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World: Press Release -- "Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940-2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's Alien. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex.
Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary Dark Star: H. »
- Derek Anderson
On paper, it seemed like a done deal. Salma Hayek as a voluptuous prostitute fighting for a life against the cronies of her jilted ex-lover, a nefarious pimp who carries a samurai sword and cackles like a Bond villain? Sign me up. But for a fun-sounding exploitation flick – think Kill Bill meets Die Hard with a more bodacious lead – Everly is an astonishingly punishing watch, dragging Hayek through all kinds of uncomfortable tortures without offering much of anything else to pick up the narrative slack, be it humor, thrills or any semblance of depth.
As such, what’s left over is difficult to regard as anything other than a failure on the part of writer/director Joe Lynch and co-writer Yale Hannon, neither of whom are able to provide the adrenaline kick that a low-budget, pedal-to-the-metal action flick like Everly so intrinsically required. Without it, Hayek’s resilient sex slave »
- Isaac Feldberg
Do you have nightmares about Bill Lumbergh telling you to put new cover sheets on your Tps reports? For some, the corporate cubicle setting is as horrifying as the creepy boiler rooms that Freddy Krueger haunts in the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Script excerpts and storyboards for an imagined tenth film in the Elm Street franchise show Freddy tormenting a coma patient by placing him in a mind-numbing office environment where meaningless meetings, tear-inducing small talk, and countless hours of hellish tasks reign supreme, with no escape in sight. Also included in our latest round-up are Blu-ray / DVD release details and cover art for the Salma Hayek-starring Everly and information on the 20 recently announced Star Wars books that will take place in the time period between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
- Derek Anderson
A premise seemingly culled from any number of fanboy wet dreams winds up shooting mostly blanks in “Everly,” a bloody and derivative action vehicle that not even the spectacle of a scantily clad, gun-toting Salma Hayek is enough to fully sustain. Playing out in something close to real time as a desperate prostitute tries to bust her way out of a nightmarish gangster stronghold, shooting and slicing her way through hordes of Japanese yakuza, this slickly assembled exploitation-movie wankfest gets some mileage out of its star’s fully committed performance, though not enough to offset the grim, monotonous tenor of the proceedings — or the glib, fetishistic recycling of Asian thriller tropes. Hayek’s attachment will ensure ever-healthy VOD, though fewer eyeballs (to cite one of many tortured body parts) will be drawn to Radius-twc/Dimension’s Feb. 27 theatrical release.
- Justin Chang
6 items from 2015
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