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A conspicuously uninspired mix of teen-sex comedy and horror-thriller tropes, “Teen Lust” may amuse Cary Elwes fans who yearn to see the cult-fave “Princess Bride” star give a performance that could be labeled Swift’s Premium and sold by the pound. Nothing else suggests a future for this Canadian-produced trifle beyond niche festivals and home-screen platforms.
The strained silliness revolves around Neil (Jesse Carere), a hormonally inflamed but hopelessly virginal high schooler whose innocence is highly regarded, and closely monitored, by his straight-laced parents (Emmanuelle Vaugier, Jon Dore). And with good reason: Mom and Dad are devout Satanists who have promised the leader (Elwes) of their cult that Neil can be offered as an undefiled human sacrifice — for the greater good of the Prince of Darkness — on the clueless youth’s 18th birthday.
Naturally, Neil rebels once he gets wind of what’s in store for him. And, just as naturally, »
- Joe Leydon
When it comes screen legends Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) does not appear to be slowing down as he appears as an aging stage actor in The Humbling directed by Barry Levinson (Men in Black) and as a heartbroken small town locksmith in Manglehorn helmed by David Gordon Green (Joe); both dramas will be getting a North American Premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
The Oscar-winning thespian will also kicking off the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival by having an on-stage conversation about his career at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.. “We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual Tiff Gala,” stated Maxine Bailey, VP of Advancement at Tiff. “This important event raises much-needed funds that allow Tiff to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, »
- Trevor Hogg
Radha Mitchell plays Lizzie, a woman who has been trying to conceive a child with her husband for years and has almost given up hope. But, when her best friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan) gets pregnant on a one night stand, Andie offers to have the baby and give it to Lizzie. Lizzie accepts but on one condition, Andie must move in with her and her husband for the duration of the pregnancy. Will their friendship survive until the birth? Will the relationship troubles between Lizzie and her husband affect their performance as parents?
Expecting is advertised as a comedy drama, a comedrama? A dramedy? I am not sure that either of those words exist but I would definitely say that it is more drama than comedy. The moments that made me »
- Richard Axtell
Losing one's virginity is a daunting enough task for a young person, as I'm sure most of you reading this right now can attest. But what if the stakes were even higher? And what if your life depended on popping your proverbial cherry?
An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their Satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil.
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- Uncle Creepy
Darclight Films have unveiled a batch of new stills from writer and director Blaine Thurier's new comedy horror feature 'Teen Lust'. The Canadian project, currently in post-production, features 'Saw 3D' star Cary Elwes and 'True Blood' hottie Kristin Bauer van Straten (below) and revolves around an awkward high school student who strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their Satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil. Thurier helms from a script that he co-wrote alongside Jason Stone who directed 'Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse', the original short film that Seth Rogen's 'This is the End' was based on. 'Teen Lust' also stars Daryl Sabara, Annie Clark, Jon Cor, Jon Dore, Jesse Carere, Ali Tataryn, Amy Groening and Hilary Jardine. Head below for the new images. »
5 items from 2014
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