Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

Micheal Moore’s new film, is showing  a few pieces of the ‘Trump era’  and it’s consequences. Moore also shows that he is not glorifying Obama or Hilary (anymore – remember Michael Moore in TrumpLand ? ).  It presents many things that the mainstream media in the US or even Europe are not talking about – how Bernie got screwed by the DN*C,  Obama drinking koolaid in Flint. The ‘Trump dubbed Hitler’ and the ‘Hawaii false alarm emergency  broadcast’ are quite strong. All that served in typical for Michael Moore style.

Cam (2018)

A very well done  character driven thriller. The Main character is Cam girl, the writer was a Cam Girl, which explains why it doesn’t feel artificial or fake ( although the movie is fictional).  All characters are solid and don’t feel pointless. It is really a decent  piece of a thriller. 

and if you don’t have enough listen to the podcast that hosted Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber: 

…and if you still don’t have enough listen to this episode of ‘Switchblade Sisters’ podcast that may make you watch ‘Jennifer’s Body’ (again): 

https://www.maximumfun.org/switchblade-sisters/switchblade-sisters-episode-55-jennifers-body-cam-writerproducer-isa-mazzei

Re:born (2016) Eureka!Entertainment

The fight sequences in this movie are great, however after watching about 1 hour of the film (or less) you get used to them and the movie does not surprise anymore.

Still worth a watch especially if you’re a fan of  “Versus” and similar flicks like that.

All this on a Eureka!video Blu-ray, with few  trailers and a ‘welcome’ from a part of the cast. Would be nice to have more extras on this one.

 

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Capture Kill Release (2016) – Eureka!Entertainment

Quite original, for an ego-shooter-like  kinda of movie.

The main character is quite well casted (Jennifer Fraser), and not badly written.

All on an Eureka! DVD, that had few extra trailers,  unfiltered VHS sequences,  and a ‘location scouting video’.

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“A romantic bloodbath”

 

River of Death (1989)

Pretty good cast, including Robert Vaughn as Dr Manteufel, and Donald Pleasence as a Nazi officer.

The movie starts quite promising, but then it goes into trash gradually.

Canon aimed for a Cannibal – Nazi – Indiana Jones – Revenge  combo, but missed by a bit, if not by much.

To watch a revenge film concentrated around the little girl, that we get introduced to at the beginning of the film,  would be quite cool, btw the actress that played her as an adult was quite “good”.

The monologues of M. Dudikoffs character are irritating and have some unintentional humor as well.

I might have seen it before, but not the ‘restored’ version.

Need to re-watch it  with the commentary track.

Were swastikas allowed on a cover in the UK back then ?

Branded with Alistair MacLean’s name for more impact.

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Blunt Force Trauma (2015)

Starts like the perfect modern day western,

but reveals it’s flaws with time.

The Idea of ‘the game’  is fresh, the way the duels are filmed is also good, cinematography in general works well for this movie.

Locations are great – shot in Colombia.

Mickey Rourke looks as scary as expected in his cameo.

Unfortunately the pace of the movie goes out of sync few times.

So we have a western-ish feel, then it goes into a drama romance for some reason.

Also you don’t get to attached too the characters from the beginning , they could use a ‘trick’ or two to make the audience bond more with the protagonists.

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