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Blair Witch (2016)
1/10
No more shaky cameras please
10 October 2016
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Nothing is really scary here in Blair Witch. Shaky camera-work like in the original "Blair Witch Project" makes the viewer dizzy. The endless shots of actors running around through the woods at night screaming and shouting while you can not really see why they are behaving that weird will drive you nuts. Most of them just scream because it's dark. If you think just because the technology has changed you get better footage you are wrong.

The character development is zero. You really don't care about the actors. No likable person like Heather in the original movie is here in this 2016 version. The lead character James is a real douche-bag who really thinks his sister Heather is still alive just because he saw a YouTube video that made him believe Heather is in this video. His girlfriend Lisa is just pretty but nothing else. Their friends seem to be idiots and the weird couple they meet who follow them into the woods are also not really likable persons. Nobody really cares if anyone of them dies.

This best thing on this film are the sound effects. Especially in the woods and at the end of the movie after James and Lisa have entered the house and scream, scream, scream and you cannot see anything. And of course the ending, which I don't wanna spoil here, is really funny.

Dear Filmmakers, please stop giving us movies with endless shaky camera-work. We as Horror Movie Fans have deserved much better than movies like this one!
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Barbary Coast (1975–1976)
8/10
Brings back Childhood memories
13 September 2016
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I loved this show when I was a kid. Now thanks to the German label Koch Media all 13 episodes are remastered on DVD including the pilot that was never shown here.

If you liked "The Sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford than "Barbary Coast" is something you must see. William "Kirk" Shatner as Jeff Cable in various costumes including fake mustaches and wigs and Doug "Trampas" McClure as casino owner Cash Conover are fighting against crime at Barbary Coast. Both enjoy their parts and never take themselves much too serious. Richard "Jaws" Kiel as bouncer Moose has also some really funny scenes.

It was also enjoyable to see guest stars like Neville Brand, Henry Gibson or Eric Braeden showing up and having a good time.

"Barbary Coast" is a funny TV series from the 70ies and a must-see for fans of William Shatner. Unfortunately the show was canceled after its first season. The show brings back great childhood memories.
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8/10
Beautiful
26 October 2015
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A wonderful comedy and a typically french amour. Vincent Cassel and Francoise Cluzet as two fathers in their 40ies who spent their holidays with their teenage daughters in the sunny south of France.

First the daughters don't like the idea of spending their summer holidays in a house in the Provence but things change.

Lola Le Lann as Cluzets film daughter Louna is charming, beautiful, charismatic and a real wonderful actress with a great future in the business. Her character Louna fells in love with the best friend of her father (Cassel) after they spent a night on the beach together. While the elder man tries to forget what happened on the beach the girl is in love for the first time. She is wonderful when she tries to seduce Cassel and even her suffering after he rejects her in the next days is very much believable.

The funniest moments in this film has Francois Cluzet when he goes hunting the wild boars who ruin his garden but never gets them.

Alice Isaaz as Marie, Lounas best friend, gives also an impressive performance.

If you love funny and emotional films this one is a must-see!
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El Gringo (2012)
1/10
Stay away from this film
7 April 2015
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The main problem with El Gringo is that the lead actor can't act and has absolutely no charisma. The other problem is that there is almost no story. The hero of this movie is running around or shooting most of the time so I really miss a script.

Christian Slater has also seen much better days. He's a good actor but hasn't much to do here so he gives us a Jack-Nicholson-for-the-poor performance.

The story reminds me of a mixture between El Mariachi and Desperado but without the coolness and the sense of humor that Robert Rodriguez films had.

Stay away from this film!
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About a Boy (2002)
1/10
Stay away from this film and better read the book!
12 February 2014
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I really loved the book "About a Boy" from Nick Hornby. Its a wonderful story about a selfish man who makes friendship with a young boy because he dates his mother. The young boy reminds him much of himself, so he helps him to make the best out of his life and at the end the selfish man becomes a caring person.

There also was a subplot in the book about a Nirvana fan named Ellie who became the boys best friend. The book was funny, smart and heartwarming and I couldn't wait to see the film. What a disappointment!

They turned this great book into a really bad and boring movie! Only 20 percent from the story of the book is used in this film. It's really strange because Nick Hornby himself wrote the script.

You cannot blame it on the actors: Hugh Grant gives a fine performance, even when you read the book Grant comes in your mind. But the film has no drive, no humor, nothing. Just boring.

Stay away from this boring film and better read the book.
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Chloe (2009)
2/10
Better watch the French original version
11 February 2014
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"Chloe" is a just bad remake from the french film "Nathalie" (2003) which starred Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart and Gérard Depardieu in the leading roles.

Director Atom Egoyan just added some senseless drama stuff into his version. If you compare both versions, this remake can only lose.

Amanda Seyfried is a real sweetie and I liked her even in "Lovelace" but here she is just miscast: While Emmanuelle Béart in the original version was gorgeous and really convincing as prostitute, Seyfried looks more like a lost little girl. Not one single moment you will think she is a prostitute.

Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson both did a great job but had no chance against the bad script. But Moore has one fantastic moment in the scene when she confesses her husband that she feels that she lost her youth and beauty while he gets more attractive with every gray hair and thinks he doesn't like her anymore. A very sensitive and wonderful moment that lets you forget the rest of the film.

Seyfrieds character Chloe is just a lost girl who is at first looking for friendship and then for love but at the end Moores character Catherine rejects her in both ways.

Better watch the French original version "Nathalie" which is much more enjoyable.
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Life with Roger (1996–1997)
10/10
I loved this show
13 January 2014
I really loved this show when it was aired. Unfortunately it lasted only for one season.

Mike O' Malley is Roger, a homeless guy who tries to commit suicide. He gets saved by Maurice Godin's character Jason who invites him to live with him. From now on Jason's life will never be the same.

The chemistry between the actors work great and both, O' Malley and Godin gave fine comedy performances. Another great performance comes from Hallie Todd, who plays Jason's crazy sister.

There are so many bad comedy shows on TV who run for years but this one, which was really funny and entertaining was canceled after one season.
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Siren (III) (2010)
10/10
Pure Art
26 May 2013
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If you expect some stupid and primitive horror slasher with lots of blood and gore than stay away from this movie. This is pure cinema art.

The cinematography is just beautiful and so is lead actress Anna Skellern. The rest of the actors are okay. It plays with the Greek mythology about Odysseus and the Sirens. Their songs drive everyone insane.

The story here is about a young couple, Ken and Rachel who went on a yacht trip with their best friend Marco. To make the story a little bit more complicated Rachel once was Marco's girlfriend, so there is lots of jealousy between the two men. One day a stranger comes on their ship. He bleeds out of his ears and dies.

So they enter the island to bury him. Here they meet the mysterious Silka and from now on nothing is like it was before. The boundaries between fiction and reality become indistinct and we see them all lost in a surreal fantasy.

What is real and what is fiction? Like Marco said in a scene: It's like an LSD trip. Silka turns out to be a Siren. When she starts singing everyone gets insane. I won't spoil the ending here but as I said: it's mystery not horror, more in the style of the Spanish cult movie "Amer" and films like "The Ring".

I like especially the surreal scenes in this movie and the brilliant cinematography. Pure art cinema!
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3/10
Do the "Shimmy Ride"
1 April 2012
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There are good films and there are bad films and – there are films like „Get Even", a film just made for the ego of one-time writer, producer, soundtrack composer, lead actor and director John De Hart.

The man fights, shoots, sings, meditates, makes love to a very beautiful woman (the lovely Pamela Bryant), tells bad jokes and all with the same impression on his face. The funniest scene is when he enters a stage that looks more like a recording studio and sings a country song called "Shimmy Ride", looking like he's not feeling very comfortable with this situation and not always hitting the right notes. The audience is poorly edited into this scene and I am sure if this clip would be uploaded on youtube it could become a huge hit.

The only good performance comes from William Smith who plays an evil cop here who later becomes an evil judge who is also a satanic priest – wow! So much evil in one man but Smith is really impressing in his scenes.

Another B-movie legend in "Get Even" is Wings Hauser, who probably gave the worst performance of his whole career in here.

Harts fight scenes look just ridiculous and they are poorly edited. He would have needed a fighting choreographer for that scenes. Especially when he fights against William Smith at the end of the film this scene is just laughable. Smith, then 60 when this was made but looking much younger, is taller, stronger and tougher than Hart. Hart doesn't even hit him but he wins the fight. Of course, because he is the writer, producer, soundtrack composer, lead actor and director of this.

"Get Even" is also shot on bad video and the editing isn't good, too but it is a film so bad that it's funny. If you liked "Bride of the Monster" or "Plan 9 from Outer Space" you will love this one. Come on and do the "Shimmy Ride"!
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Fly Away (2011)
10/10
A very sensitive film that you will not forget
29 March 2012
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This is such a wonderful film that you will never forget in your life. It's not "Rainman", no big studio film to entertain masses. "Fly away" digs so much deeper into reality. It will touch you so deep inside.

The story of Jeanne and her autistic daughter Mandy. It's almost impossible for the mother to manager her life because she always has to take care of her daughter. Even a love romance with the new neighbor looks impossible and so does work when she loses a deal because Mandy deleted some files on her laptop. Jeanne visits a school for autistic kids and has to make the hardest decision in her life: to let Mandy go to live her life and to start living her own life.

There are so many intense scenes between mother and daughter. Even when they go out eating pizza and just having fun people look at Mandy without any understanding and tell her mother if she can't handle her she shouldn't go out with her. One of the most beautiful scenes in this film is when Jeanne already has an car accident because of Mandy's behavior during the drive. Jeanne stops the car and starts crying. Then Mandy sings for her "Ladybird", the song Jeanne always sang to her daughter when she woke up in the middle of the night crying and then she also tells her to breath in and breath out like her mother always did to her.

Ashley Richards gives an impressive performance as Mandy. She is so deep in her role that you just realize in the "Making of" that she is not really autistic. Beth Broderick plays Jeanne very sensitive and heart-touching. She is a great actress and this is one of her best parts ever. Both play their roles without makeup and give up all vanity. Beth is such a beauty she even looks great without makeup.

In the "Making of" everyone talks about their motivation about this project and so we hear that director/writer Janet Grillo has an autistic son and that Beth Broderick's sister works with autistic persons so that is why this film is so impressive.
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8/10
The awful truth about Independent Filmmaking
25 March 2012
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The documentary "Diary of a Michigan Migrant Filmmaker" shows how director Donald G. Jackson, legendary for his cult movies "Rollerblade", "Hell comes to Frogtown" or "The Rollerblade Seven" tries to shoot his new film.

He drives on the set with his lead actor, Ed Wood regular Conrad Brooks but they are the only ones on the set. The other actors didn't even show up or gave him a call they couldn't make it. I don't need to mention that he gets upset and frustrated about it.

But not only the cast makes troubles also some crew members. And this is the real truth about Independent Filmmaking. Actors show up for a day on the set and they never come back again without any reason or they do not even show up on the set.

Finally here cast and crew members are on the set and Jackson can start with the shooting of his new film. But there are still some obstacles to pass by.

At the end of this documentary Jackson states that he will never ever shoot a movie again, he will only make documentaries. Sadly, Donald G. Jackson, who's work has inspired so many young filmmakers, passed away in October 2003 and this was really the last film he made.
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Cartel (1990)
8/10
Don Stroud and Greg Cummings at their very best
25 March 2012
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"Cartel" would be just a simple low budget action flick with Miles O'Keefe as boring hero Taylor but what makes this film really worth to watch are the heavy's.

Don Stroud gives an impressing performance as King, the evil mobster. Stroud, a legendary film veteran, knows exactly how to give life into a character and not to make it look stereo-type. His presence shines throughout the whole film even if he is not in a scene.

And then there is Gregory Scott-Cummings as Rivera, the left hand of King. He too gives an outstanding and really unforgettable performance as villain. Those two actors make this film really worth to watch.

William Smith's appearance as prison guard Mason is much too short and he is really underused here. Wished he had more screen time.

"Cartel" is good entertainment with some action and two great villains who make this film really worth to watch.
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Bad Actress (2011)
10/10
Great Actress
24 March 2012
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The wonderful Beth Broderick (who would forget her as the clever, smart and sexy Aunt Zelda in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch") plays Alyssa, a TV stars who's best times are over long ago. She now does commercials for her husband's air condition company.

After the accident of their daughter, Alyssa's husband (a fine performance by Chris Mulkey) tries to find his inner peace in Buddhism. Alyssa sees no other way than to kill her husband. He will not be the only one. The body count rises and so does Alyssa's career.

I just loved the weird sense of humor in this film (which director Robert Lee King also used in Psycho Beach Party) and the funny inside jokes.

Beth Broderick's performance as washed up TV star is really outstanding. She is not only a great actress, she also looks great in this film. She has two gorgeous funny nude scenes in "Bad Actress". Her beautiful face, pretty legs and that perfect body makes every 20-year old girl fade away.

If you liked the funny "Psycho Beach Party" (which is from the same director) and "Slap her she's French" (where he wrote the script) and you are a fan of Beth Broderick than this is the right film for you. Highly recommended!
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Blood & Guts (1978)
8/10
Fine 70ies Drama
12 March 2012
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One decade before Wrestling became a popular sport for the masses and was shown on TV channels this film portrays the downside of the scene, without any glamor.

William Smith plays Dan, an aging wrestler with alcohol problems and he gives one of his finest performances. Smith is a great character actor if he gets the chance.

It's a typical drama from the 70ies. Dan is the great showman on stage and helps a young wrestler to get into the business. Offstage we see his life problems. After getting a heart attack Dan is told to slow down a bit.

A mobster wants to take control over the wrestling shows and how the fights end. It looks like the bad ones win this time but at the end Dan gets the mobster.

"Blood and Guts" is a low budget film and very rare to find. If you are a fan of William Smith this one is a must-see.
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6/10
Modern Film Noir
1 February 2012
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When Sandy, a young, 16-year old prostitute gets killed, her only friend in this world, her driver Jake, tries to find her murderer.

Told in narration from Jake and with many flashbacks we get a modern film noir with a real dark and depressive atmosphere that tells the story of real friendship. The visual style is brilliant and the acting is excellent: Samantha Streets gives a fine performance as Sandy, especially in the scene, when she reads her poems to Jake, Gary Stretch as Frank makes a great villain, Dominique Swain shows up for a few but much too short guest appearances but my favorite was Jason Yee as Jake.

Jason Yee not only gives a great performance as desperate revenger, his acting and fighting really reminds at Bruce Lee. Charismatic and full of energy he fights against his enemies.

But this leads us to the bad side of this film: Jake loses himself in too many endless fight scenes. Although Yee is a great fighter the fighting scenes start getting boring after 40 minutes. And when one fight is over the next one starts. This slows the whole story down.

Anyway, this is an interesting movie, told as modern film noir and especially for the acting and the visual style really worth to watch.
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2012: Ice Age (2011 Video)
10/10
Julie McCullough is back
21 January 2012
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As a huge fan of Julie McCullough this film was a must-see for me. Julie was famous for being in the cast of "Growing Pains" for one season (1989-90). "GP" was one of the worst and boring shows ever but her appearance made it even watchable for one season.

Julie still looks pretty today and here in "2012: Ice Age" she plays Terri who is together with her husband (played by Patrick Labyorteaux from JAG and - correct - he was little Andy on the legendary Michael-Landon Show "Little House on the Prairie") and her son on the search for her daughter. The way to New York to find their daughter becomes a real adventure.

Another highlight of the DVD is the great making of. Not only you get fine interviews with Julie and the cast and crew who looked all like they really had fun making this movie, you also see how they made the effects: I love the scene when the camera guy is standing in the studio in front of the car and starts shaking around with the camera in his hands.

2012: Ice Age looks like it's made with a very low budget, the special effects look really cheap but the team behind this production was so creative that it doesn't really matter. It is fine, funny and action-driven entertainment and Julie McCullough in the lead is a pleasure to watch.

This movie rocks!
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It's Showtime (1993)
10/10
One of Donald G. Jackson's best films ever
21 February 2011
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I'm not kidding: this is really one of Donald G. Jacksons best films.

As a huge fan of Lori Jo Hendrix I'm glad that she has the female lead here: she plays Jeannie, the owner of a Strip Club. Due to some gambling debts of her father, the dubious Rinaldi (played by a very charismatic Jeff Conaway) is co-owner of her club. And he does everything to get the club closed. Great to mention are also the scenes Conaway has here with Indie veteran Gino Dentie as Sal.

Robert Z'Dar in a few great but much too short appearances plays the Barkeeper Jack, who gets fired after offering the girls they should play in his porn movies. Jack wants revenge.

Tim Abell plays Mark, who just came into town. He saves Jeannie from Jack and Jeannie and Mark both start a beautiful romance. Jeannie offers him a job as barkeeper.

A lot of beautiful girls dancing around naked in the club (one of them is Jill Kelly who also was dance consultant here), and Don Stroud has some great scenes as Banger dancing around in the club and scaring people (and Stroud was always at his best when he played heavies).

The whole film has been given a Grindhouse-Look, like Robert Rodriguez did it with "Planet Terror", and it does well to this film, too. It gives him a nice 70ies Look.

Beautiful girls, the prettiest of them to me is the lovely Lori Jo Hendrix, a charismatic Jeff Conaway and great appearances by indie veterans Don Stroud, Robert Z'Dar and Gino Dentie and a cool Dance-Soundtrack - this is really a good film.
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9/10
Great Cinematographie
21 December 2010
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Despite the fact, that Stefan Lysenko in the role as Father William looks much too young to have served 1971 in Vietnam this is a very interesting little film with a great cinematographic style.

It is about a conspiracy in the catholic church. Father William, a Vietnam Veteran, who promised to dedicate his life to God when surviving the war, is witness, when his best friend gets murdered. His murderers think, he has told anything to William so they sent out a sexy Femme Fatale (Carla Sofia Lescius in a fine role).

She seduces him and gives him acid so he would tell the truth. Father William is now on his acid trip. When he came back from his trip he finds out more about the conspiracy but falls in love with the girl. Bad for him: Frank Love (William Smith, good as always as the bad guy) and his mobsters think, that Father William knows much more than he tells.

It finally comes to one last showdown ...

Great music, brilliant cinematography, who pays references to Roger Corman's "The Trip", a fascinating but sometimes confusing story and great actors even in the supporting roles. The bad guys here are the best actors from the US-Independent scene: William Smith as mobster Frank, the always great Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar (who gets killed much too soon here) as Dino in a very funny role, Airwolfs Jan-Michael Vincent and Timothy "That's my Bush" Bottoms.

This film is really worth to watch. Give it a try!
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1/10
The worst Dracula movie ever made
6 June 2010
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I have been through so many Trash movies that I'm really hardboiled but this one ... Argh! You know you have a problem when you see a few editing mistakes in the first minute of this "movie". The actor here who plays Dracula is probably the most ridiculous Dracula in movie history. The other "actors" are not better.

But the real horror here are the very bad music and dancing scenes who make absolutely no sense and do not even fit into the other scenes. Like in later so-called "Bollywood-Films" there are a lot of these scenes to make the movie much longer.

At the end you will have the most laughable and ridiculous fight scene ever shown in film history. (Well, a stunt coordinator wasn't in the budget, they spent to much on the senseless music and dance scenes.) You see that the actors never hit each other, fall on a table and cry "Argh" and "Ough" - like kids who play action scenes.

There are a lot of bad Vampire movies out there but this is really the worst I have ever seen. Don't waste your time with this "movie"!
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Obsessive Affairs (1996 Video)
8/10
Must see for Lori Jo Hendrix fans
16 May 2010
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"Obsessive Affairs" is a must-see for all fans of Lori Jo Hendrix because to my knowledge this is the only film with her as an lead actress.

Beautiful, smart, intelligent, sexy, sensitive and with lips that would make even Brigitte Bardot jealous Lori was one of the best and most interesting actresses ever in the adult movie scene until she retired.

Don't get me wrong: this is not a good movie. It is filmed on video, looks cheap BUT it has Lori in the lead role. On the VHS cover it is announced as a drama about a young woman who wants to start a new life. In real it is an adult movie that gives us the chance to see the perfect and beautiful body of Lori in a few love scenes and this is the only reason for my high rating. As an actress she was much too good for these kind of films.

As Greta Hansen she gives a nice performance as a woman who has been cheated by the people around her: her boyfriend and even her therapist. But at the end the last laugh is on Greta.

So if you are a real fan of Lori don't miss it!
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Once (I) (2007)
10/10
I fell in love with this movie
12 May 2010
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It's been a very long time ago that a film touched me so deep inside like "Once" did. The wonderful story, the characters, the songs and the realism impressed me.

Glen Hansard is a real musician and you see it in every scene that he sings his heart out. Marketa Irglova shines with her natural charm and her sweetness and I can understand that Glen fell in love with her during filming.

The scene when they perform together "Falling Slowly" in one of the most beautiful scenes ever made. The shyness when the two play together for the first time, that is real, no Hollywood-romance, no Soap Opera, just real emotions which are very rare to see in movies today.

The hand-held camera gives it a documentary-style and even if none of the cast is a real actor their performance is much more than ever seen on screen. Heart-warming, beautiful and unforgettable.

I can recommend this film to everyone with a heart, a love for music and independent films. I fell in love with this movie when I first saw it and I still can't get it out of my mind.
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Deadly Currency (1998 Video)
8/10
Worth to watch
8 March 2010
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As a huge fan of William Smith this one was a must-see for me. Smith plays Mario Verelli, the local mob boss and he has some real great scenes here. One of his best is, when he orders his men kill to the girl he just made love with and while the girl gets killed Verelli is listening very enthusiastic to classical music.

Also great are the scenes he has with Robert Z'Dar. Two great actors, both in most movies casted as bad guys but the chemistry between both works.

The movie itself is also not that bad: Rico, formerly an FBI man now works as a bouncer in a strip club (Tammy Parks appears as one of the dancers in the opening scene - one of the many reasons this one is worth to watch). The club is connected to Mario Verelli, the local mobster. After helping Verelli's son who has an open bill with his father Rico founds himself in the crossfire between the mobsters and the FBI.

There are two great mistakes in this movie: the guy who plays Rico, the main character, is a real bad actor and so is his co-star Traci Adell. A very beautiful girl with a sweet smile, former Playmate, but she can't act and those things ruin the whole movie.

A funny scene is when Rico beats up one of the bad guys who falls to the wall, and the wall falls down - cheap requisite! Shot on video this one went also straight to video and a DVD release would be really appreciated. Deadly Currency is not that bad for a direct-to-video flick and the great performances of William Smith and Robert Z'Dar makes it really worth to watch.
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7/10
Rare 70ies Movie
27 February 2010
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"The Swinging Barmaids" is really worth to be discovered. A very rare 70ies movie, written by Chuck Griffith about a psycho who kills sexy cocktail waitresses.

Dyanne Thorne is his first victim. The news reporter spoke of her after finding her dead body as a woman in the end 20ies (in real Dyanna was 43 when making the movie).

William Smith here plays - surprise, he's not the bad guy this time - the rough and tough Police Lieutenant Harry White, always dressed in a Humphrey Bogart-like trench coat, which he wears during the whole movie and he never takes his trench coat off.

The girls (Laura Hippe, Katie Saylor and Renie Radich) are really pretty and their acting is realistic. It is really sad that most of them gave up their acting careers after this one.

The final Showdown is pretty funny: Bruce Watson as Tom, the psycho Killer stands in front of William Smith's Lt. White and shoots two times at him but didn't hit him (Why? Maybe he's short-sighted. From that distance in real life nobody could fail). William Smith shoots back (six times I think) with a shotgun and kills him.

Not to forget a very cool and typically 70ies Soundtrack somewhere between "Theme from Shaft" and "The Streets of San Francisco". For Fans of 70ies Movies this one is really worth to watch.
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Inland Empire (2006)
10/10
A Kafkaesque Masterpiece
22 November 2009
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"Inland Empire" is, beneath "Mullholland Drive" David Lynchs best work. He tells the story of an actress, played by Laura Dern, who worked with him also in the Lynch-Classics "Blue Velvet(1986)" and "Wild at Heart (1990)". The bounds between Reality and Fiction become indistinct and Laura Dern finds himself in a Kafkaesque nightmare. It looks like there is no escape from this dark nightmare but the bizarre happy ending proofs the opposite.

What I like so much about David Lynchs movies is that he doesn't tell stories you have heard over and over again like it is in the overproduced Hollywood Mainstream garbage, no, he makes his audience think.

There are a lot of Plot Twists, who make this movie a real pleasure. The music is, as always in Lynchs work, excellent and the cast, too, is perfect: Laura Dern as the Actress, Justin Theroux as Actor, Jeremy Irons as Director, the fantastic William H. Macy in a small role, Harry Dean Stanton - bad as always, Stanley Kamel (from "Monk") and even the beautiful Laura Harring from "Mullholland Drive" makes a special appearance at the end of the movie.

With 172 Minutes running time it is one of David Lynchs longest running movies but it is really worth to watch. An excellent Kafkaesque Masterpiece!
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Inner Rage (2006)
7/10
Interesting little Indy Movie
8 September 2009
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I bought "Inner Rage" because I'm a huge fan of William Smith. My all-time favorite actor doesn't survive the first 10 minutes but has a nice appearance as change shop owner.

Joe Estevez is also in it, two name actors, to sell the movie to distributors. He plays a small town Sheriff but he has not very much to do. Estevez is a good actor but wasted in too many bad movies. He looks like he doesn't like his role here very much.

I didn't expect very much but to my surprise this little Indy flick wasn't that bad: It is about a complete maniac named Max. He kills 4 people in a change store and he and his gang members have to hide from the police in a brothel.

Very interesting characters, especially Spike, who is Max's best friend and always loyal to him. When he recognizes what's really going on with his friend it is much too late for him. The gang members are interesting characters played by good and really believable actors. One of them has an open Bill with Max and it finally comes to a bloody Showdown.

Kevin T. Collins plays Max and his portrait of a maniac who freaks out about nothing is interesting to watch. "Inner Rage" is not a masterpiece but nice to watch on a rainy afternoon. Give it a chance, it's worth it!
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