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Film Review: ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection’

29 April 2013 10:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The advertising tag — “You asked for it” — is the best thing about “Birdemic 2: The Resurrection.” Its 2010 predecessor, “Birdemic: Shock and Terror,” was one of those rare instances of filmic ineptitude so distinctive it could pass as inspired folk art, winning the biggest midnight-movie following since Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room.” Lacking the bizarro-world charisma of that film’s auteur/star, however, James Nguyen’s sequel is a much less transfixing whatsit that takes far too long getting to the slender amusement of its ludicrous “action” scenes. Nonetheless, fan curiosity should propel this self-distributed follow-up on a niche road that’s already scored various midnight and one-off showings across the U.S. and Europe.

Nguyen instantly re-establishes his signature style with a long opening credits sequence in which simply capturing a protagonist walking down a street — in this case, Hollywood Boulevard — mightily challenges the acting and directorial skills on tap. »

- Dennis Harvey

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Chill with Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

16 April 2013 7:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

We knew it wouldn't be long before somebody - pardon the pun - swooped in to start snatching up distribution rights to Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, and we have the early bird details for you right here along with the worm.

From the Press Release

Chill, the Web’s premier video distribution platform for entertainment content distributed direct from filmmakers, artists, and comedians, today announced that it has acquired exclusive digital rights for James Nguyen’s highly anticipated cult sequel Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. The film will be available exclusively on Chill for 90 days, before Chill rolls it out wide to other VOD platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Additionally, the film will be shown in theaters across the U.S. and internationally as part of a multi-city theater tour with stops in New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, The Mall of America in Minnesota, London and Paris, »

- Uncle Creepy

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