5 items from 2015
A clip from Micheal Bafaro's Wrecker reminds us that road rage can be deadly. Also in this round-up: a new trailer for the film Applesauce and a call for entries to the Silver Scream Fest, featuring the 35th anniversary screening of An American Werewolf in London.
Wrecker: "Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a “short cut,” they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Distributed by XLrator Media, Wrecker hits theaters, VOD, and iTunes on November 6th.
- Tamika Jones
It’s no secret that we at Icons of Fright absolutely love director Onur Tukel’s films, especially last year’s S.O.B. (Summer Of Blood) and the forthcoming Applesauce (review). Tukel has a real talent for making films that have razor sharp dialogue and are as sarcastically dry as a desert, just the type of horror/comedy hybrids that I love to check out. Thanks to the gang at Dark Sky sending it our way, there’s now a brand new trailer for Applesauce, which hits VOD/Digital Est on November 24th. Check it out!
The film, which stars writer/director Tukel, also features great performances from co-stars Max Casella (Doogie Howser M.D., Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee, United 93), Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 and 3, Secretariat, Happiness), Jennifer Prediger (Apartment Troubles, A Teacher) and Karl Jacob (Pollywogs, The Dictator).
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- Jerry Smith
The movie industry has always had a healthy relationship with sports in that they provide a natural sense of drama and an impressive climax that’s perfectly suited to the silver screen. But horse racing in particular seems to show an impressive ability to attract larges audiences from around the world. So here are some of Hollywood’s best horse racing efforts.
One of the best horse racing films in recent years was 2003’s Seabiscuit. Starring Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges, it followed an lowly-rated racehorse through its life on the racecourse during the Depression years in the USA.
Although the film follows the classic rags-to-riches format, the sheer emotional pull provided by the racing action and impressive cinematography provided the perfect example of how horse racing can be successfully adapted for the silver screen. Another feature that added weight to the story was the introduction of subtle themes of economic hardship, »
- The Hollywood News
After the high-paced nature of the previous episode, ‘The Shot’ takes the opportunity to slow things down again so everyone can recuperate themselves. The episode also acts as yet another reminder that BoJack Horseman is not only fantastic comedy show, but also a deeply affecting drama.
Spoiler Ahead – You Have Been Warned!
Episode 9 finds BoJack (Will Arnett) facing difficulties in his professional life. Back on the set of ‘Secretariat’, BoJack fears that his chance to deliver a nuanced, artistic performance is about to be taken away from him by interfering producers. Clearly satirizing the current ‘committee-over-auteur’ attitude in Hollywood, the episode features the Lennie Turtletaub (J.K. Simmons) stripping the film of its more controversial scenes to appease ‘test audiences’.
Desperate to save the film, BoJack hatches an unbelievably elaborate scheme to shoot one of the removed scenes in private, »
- Jackson Ball
A slow burn mystery in which the secrets aren’t so much about the crimes it explores but truths of women’s emotional lives that are too often ignored. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Mere weeks after two teenaged girls are released after seven years in juvenile detention for the horrific kidnap and killing of a baby, another little girl — one who bears a striking resemblance to the dead child — goes missing. Did they commit another murder? (Did they even both commit the first crime? Each is still placing all the blame entirely on the other.) Or does their small upstate New York town merely want this new kidnapping to be their doing?
- MaryAnn Johanson
5 items from 2015
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