Movies

Raw – Fields of the Dead

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Fields of the Dead

Fields of the Dead follows a group of kids that venture out to a remote abandoned farm. It was the site of murder and occult rituals in the past, something highlighted as an introduction to the film before the credits even begin. Everyone is there as part of a school project, and for the most part don’t know the grizzly history of the place…


Mantera (English Dub)

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Mantera

Mantera is a Malaysian Science Fiction, Action film in the vein of series like Gundam and Kamen Rider. The four million dollar estimated budget movie was put together by Flare Studios and Spacetoon Media Hub. When it was first released in theatres on May 17th, 2012, it received some decent critical feedback and eventually found its way to other territories. The problem is the version that hit most English speaking regions is dramatically different from the original theatrical version. Is this edition still worth a watch, or is it just a massive waste of time?


John Hodgman: Ragnarok

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John Hodgman: Ragnarok

If you’re a fan of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, or perhaps remember the old Mac Vs. PC commercials, then you know who comedian John Hodgman is and are familiar with his eccentric billionaire character. To celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar, he held a special stand up performance in New York, which was recorded to stream as an exclusive on Netflix in June of 2013 titled Ragnarok. But, even if you have a streaming account, is this really the party of the year, or was it a waste of time?


Choose

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Choose

With the recent surge of teen flicks hitting the movie theaters lately, it’s almost impossible to ignore the ripple effects franchises like Scream had back in the nineties when it came to the sleek and stylish Horror and Thriller genre that pretty much laid the groundwork for what we see today. Once in a while, you also come across a movie that entirely missed the boat. Choose is definitely one of those films that would have been successful back in the late nineties, instead trying to make some kind of mark in the early twenty-tens. Choose is helmed by New York based production company The 7th Floor, picked up by IFC Entertainment for distribution, and marks the directorial debut of Marcus Graves as well. But does this movie stand the test of time, or is it best thrown back in the water?


Trap for Cinderella

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Trap for Cinderella

IFC Midnight has released an interesting collection of films meant to keep you on the edge, or at least guessing. Recently the Crime/Drama flick Trap for Cinderella was added to the growing list. Director Iain Softley (strong>The Skeleton Key, Hackers and K-Pax) presents his screenplay adaptation of the novel by Sebastian Japrisot to life with a cast of lesser known actors and actresses slowly climbing the ranks in the movie and television industry. But does this British Thriller about a young girl suffering from amnesia into a must see experience?


Beneath the Darkness

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Beneath the Darkness

Early 2012 saw the release of a new Horror/Thriller movie from Raincreek Productions and Sunset Pictures called Beneath the Darkness. It was originally released in Kuwait, even though it was shot in Bastrop, Texas, and also went under the name Além da Escuridão. Eventually the film found its way back overseas, and was issued through a newer distribution company called Image Entertainment, though it seems to be a direct-to-video release here in North America. Either way, the movie was met with dismal scores despite having the legendary Dennis Quaid, and the seasoned Timothy Fall attached to the feature. Is this production really that big a disaster, or is it actually a far better experience than some are letting on?