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Tue
27
Jul

Picking the Must-Watch Canadian Cult Movies

Groundstar Conspiracy

Finding the right movie to watch while taking a break can be difficult, especially if there is a specific movie genre niche you’re looking for. Scrolling on and on through Netflix’s recommended page just won’t do. You need to watch something that can actually let your mind go on autopilot, and the movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” just isn’t going to cut it anymore.

The frustration that you may be feeling right now is relatable. In fact, it’s the very same feeling that people get when they can’t find a good legal online casino Canada. Frankly, it’s tiring to keep looking for things that turn out to be nothing. You just want to relax and enjoy your movie or game, but the movies that they’re recommending are not only bland or boring- but you’ve already watched them before!

Thu
22
Jul

The Dalton Gang Rides into Hell in Uncork'd's Death Alley

Death Alley

Once the undisputed King of Hollywood, the Western, that chest-thumping, two-fisted, oh-so-American cinematic ode to Manifest Destiny, fell into disarray towards the end of the 1970’s. Long past its mid-century heyday, the one-time silver-screen stalwart had experienced a surge in the previous decade due to a new, realistic approach to storytelling, but a combination of cultural factors—burnout from the war in Vietnam, drugs, struggles for social equality, the advent of dazzling special effects, new types of male icons—made the Western seem as antiquated as the Pony Express. Clichéd, predicable plots and tired stock characters withered in the face of burgeoning ’80’s theater extravaganzas. In the wake of Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones, Rocky, Rambo and Schwarzenegger du jour, how could any simple cowpoke possibly hold his own down at the local bijou?

Wed
14
Jul

Gunpowder Milkshake a Beautiful Ballet of Bullets and Blood

Gunpowder Milkshake

Sam (Karen Gillan, Doctor Who) was abandoned as a teenager by her mother, Scarlet (Lena Headey), after she took the initiative to take an unsanctioned assassination. Now Sam follows in her mother's footsteps as a deadly killer in the employ of the wide-reaching agency called The Firm, headed up by her mentor, Nathan (Paul Giamatti). But when Sam's last job ends up with a victim with a powerful father, Nathan is no longer able to protect her.

Complicating matters, Sam's current job is to take out a target who stole from The Firm, and bring back the money. But what Sam walks into is the ransom delivery for a kidnapping of 8-year-old (excuse me, 8 and three-quarters) Emily (Chloe Coleman). Unable to leave a child abandoned and feeling personally responsible for Emily's well-being, Sam must defend the both of them from an endless army from both The Firm and a bereaved mobster father (Ralph Ineson).

Mon
31
May

Pixie No Fairy Tale

Pixie DVD

Pixie Hardy (Olivia Cooke, Ready Player One) is the daughter of a mob boss (Colm Meaney) who, with peace having existed between his rivals, spends his later years learning how to be the perfect homemaker and single father.. But Pixie wants more than "this provincial life," and concocts a plan to steal a large quantity of drug money from another mob, one led by Father McGrath (Alec Baldwin) and the gun-toting priests and nuns in his employ.

Fri
28
May

Road Head Indie Horror Doesn't Blow the Job

Road Head

Sexual activity in horror cinema is the riskiest of frisky film endeavors. Innumerable hormone-fueled teenagers have lost their celluloid lives at the hands of homicidal, masked slashers brimming with twisted Freudian menace and toting weaponry that reinforces their conspicuous phallic intent. The equation of sex = death is well known even to casual viewers, so much that the formula became institutionalized, then parodied; Scream built a franchise upon deconstructing the link between amorous coupling and murder, but from the potent eroticism present in Bela Lugosi’s Dracula leer to Rosemary’s Baby to Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive and the more blatant sexually-transmitted fatalities of 2015’s It Follows, the notion that physical intimacy begets personal destruction is mined with frightening consistency.

Sat
22
May

Arrow Video Presents Nico Mastorakis First Film, Death Has Blue Eyes

Death Has Blue Eyes

With a career spanning over 60 years and 22 films, Greek Director Nico Mastorakis -- known for such films as Island of Death, The Zero Boys, and Bloodstone -- learned his craft on his own, starting in television work before graduating to music videos and feature films. His freshman feature, Death has Blue Eyes, is in no way his best work, but you can tell his television studies were paying off, and showing through this film that he did know how to shoot a scene like a seasoned director.

Death has Blue Eyes can only be summed up as a paranormal thriller, a buddy film, and a softcore porn that fails miserably at all three genres.  It starts as we follow a young con man and his friend into a few misadventures before they ultimately meet their match in the form of two women (one younger, one older) who have a secret themselves: they are psychics on the run from a group of men out to capture them.

Fri
21
May

25 Years Later, Mission: Impossible Still Makes Us Angry

Mission Impossible 25th Anniversary Bluray

In 1996, the cold war spy thriller series, Mission: Impossible, made the leap from fan-favorite television series to big budget theatrical production. The potential for a franchise out of this was great -- and realized, with several M:I films having been released since.

It was clear from the beginning that a torch was going to have to be passed from IMF leader Jim Phelps (with Jon Voight playing the role made iconic by Peter Graves) to the new guy, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). Old time fans were prepared to accept that. But what they weren't prepared for was the absolutely disrespectful way Phelps was removed from duty. It's been 25 years, so I really shouldn't have to worry about a spoiler warning at this point, but if that sort of thing bothers you, this is the last paragraph you want to read of this review.

Thu
20
May

Tom and Jerry Asks the Question: What If the Whole World was Toontown?

Tom and Jerry the Movie

Tom and Jerry, the Hanna-Barbera cat-and-mouse frenemies, have had a fairly decent run of direct-to-DVD animated adventures, where our heroes get dropped into animated versions of classic movies like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, or The Wizard of Oz. Perhaps this success emboldened the decision to make the jump to the big screen with Tom and Jerry: The Movie. If so, they might have stuck with the formula that was working, choosing to animate yet another classic movie with the titular characters running hijinks behind the plot.

Thu
13
May

Introducing Jodea a Modern My Fair Lady

Introducing Jodea

Chloe Traicos and Jeff Coppage headline this charming romantic indie take on My Fair Lady.

Introducing Jodea finds Traicos portraying the titular Jodea Maxwell, a struggling actress who takes menial jobs and stage hand positions while waiting for her big break. There's only one problem with this dream: Jodea couldn't act her way out of a wet paper sack.

Wed
14
Apr

Hawk and Rev Slay Vampires and Audiences Alike in Horror-Comedy

Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers

Comedy and horror, though wildly different avenues for creative storytelling, share a common bloodline. Both rely on stock situational premises that slowly build tension until reaching a climax centered around surprise. Their divergence rests upon intent: where the culmination of a joke (hopefully) is to make an audience laugh, the pinnacle of any horror scene (hopefully) is the invocation of fear. Some filmmakers understand the structural thematic genre links and aspire to craft cinematic fusions between the two, but the results aren’t always silver screen sublimity: for every Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein or Evil Dead 2 or Zombieland, a dozen cadavers like Idle Hands, My Boyfriend’s Back and Dark Shadows lie D.O.A. at the movie morgue. It’s a precarious tightrope to walk: too many comedic yucks dilute the yuckiness of the horror and vice versa, but brave souls continually endeavor to strike that perfected balance.

Tue
13
Apr

Betting on Oscars Heats Up as Academy Awards Near

Betting on Oscars Heats Up

The wait is almost over, the build-up starting in earnest this month as Oscar season officially gets underway.

The 93rd Academy Awards are finally just around the corner, set to get underway on April 25, 2021, after the awards ceremonies were pushed back in the calendar due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There are still a few weeks to go before the film industry’s glitterati take to the red carpet for the 2021 Oscars, but those mere mortals that are interested in betting on the top showbiz awards extravaganza need not wait any longer. Betting is already open with odds markets in full swing at a slew of online betting shops.

Sat
10
Apr

McCarthy, Spencer Unlikely Superheroes in Netflix B-Movie, Thunder Force

Thunder Force

Lydia and Emily become best friends in grade school by virtue of both being social misfits. Emily was the curve-blowing smart kid, while Lydia was the sleep-in-class and deliver answers cribbed from Peppermint Patty. But when they have a falling out, they lose touch with each other for twenty years, until Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) decides to reach out to Emily (Octavia Spencer) to attend their class reunion. Through a series of childish missteps, Lydia accidentally obtains super powers from an experiment Lydia's tech company was working on.

The setting for Thunder Force is one where cosmic rays bombarded the world decades ago, creating genetic mutations in a small minority of people, giving them super abilities. Unfortunately, all these people turned out to be sociopaths dubbed "miscreants." One of them killed Emily's parents, and she's devoted her entire life to finding a way to grant super powers to someone who could fight the miscreants on their own level.

Tue
09
Mar

10 Romantic (and Not Just) Movies You May Have Missed

Wicker Park

Finding the right movie to watch when you have a date can be difficult in case your partner don’t want to watch something overtly romantic, highly sweet, or cheesy (even if it is your favorite film). Fortunately, some films are great for just about every occasion because of their compelling narrative stories. Users of uptoflirt site have compiled the list of such movies with different human stories that they first found out about on date nights.

Wicker Park (2004)

You can call the story to Wicker Park convoluted, sure, but you can’t fake the emotions that will swell within you for watching the film. Matt Simon returns to his hometown and decides to give one final attempt to meet his former flame before the business takes him out of town. The story has twists, turns, and head-scratching moments, but it is romantic too. 

Thu
04
Mar

Mississippi Grind

Mississippi Grind

Mississippi Grind depicts a tale of two men on the road for a massive payday. The pair of Gerry and Curtis, two juxtaposed characters who hit it off in a Mississippi bar, are brought to life by Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds. The star-studded duo is directed by equally talented counterparts Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who also wrote the screenplay. Fleck and Boden rose to fame with their critically acclaimed Half Nelson, starring Ryan Gosling, and Sugar, a baseball classic. Eventually, Fleck and Boden hit the blockbusters with Captain Marvel. However, they're known to bring a refreshing perspective to the well-trodden subject matter. Where Mississippi Grind sits on the echelon of casino and gambling movies is up for debate. It can divide opinion, but there's more on bestcasinosites.net to help with the nuances. 

Fri
26
Feb

No Heroes in Netflix Offering "I Care A Lot"

I Care A Lot

Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) is running a very sweet scam that puts her in charge of the financial holdings of elderly people. But she doesn't work alone. She has help within the medical and assisted living community who work together to present convincing cases to the legal system in order to declare their victims incapable of caring for themselves. These hearings are done without the victim present, where they are then appointed a legal guardian: Marla. Marla then presents the elderly person with the signed document, escorts them from their home to the care facility, and proceeds to liquidate all their assets.

The scheme is presented with such plausibility that I Care a Lot could be classified as a horror movie for seniors.

Tue
23
Feb

Kinkle's Dementer Could Have Been So Much More

Dementer

Cinema, in all its forms, provides the childlike promise of escape, and even in its darker varieties film imparts a fantastical outlet from everyday pressures. Yet while most expressions in the horror genre are merely grisly vehicles of titillating mass distraction, filled with enticing, popcorn-munching, beer-swilling thrills and chills, blood and bare breasts, others are confrontations, less watched than survived, and from the silver screen nightmares of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Jacob’s Ladder to little-seen gems such as 1997’s grimy vampire-as-addict opus Habit, there is a strain of moviemaker unsatisfied with presenting a reassuring experience, preferring to let viewers interpret the work without storytelling guardrails.

Wed
17
Feb

12 Movies for a Date Night That Will Appeal to Both You and Your Girlfriend

Date Night Movies

Watching a movie is one of the best ways to spend time together, but not all movies are equally suitable for this. People in love often have different interests, so choosing the perfect film can be a real challenge.

While you and one of the mail order brides you date may prefer different genres and themes in cinema, certain films are guaranteed to please both of you. We have prepared 12 date-appropriate movies to help you stop worrying about what to watch and spend more time with each other.

1. Couples Retreat

Cynthia and Jason realize that their marriage is in trouble, so they decide to go to a tropical island paradise. This is where the special Pelican program is organized, but it is only available to the group, so they invite six of their close friends.

Mon
15
Feb

Blumhouse's Tentacles a Romantic Horror to Cuttle By

Hulu's Into the Dark: Tentacles

Ah, sweet romance, that burning, all-encompassing drive of two souls that seek to become one. Yet is there a way to know with absolute certainty who you are allowing into your heart? Many a tragedy has been begat by passion’s fire, and such musings abound in Tentacles, one of the releases from Blumhouse Films’ new Into The Dark series, and the questions posed about trust and identity are given dark psychosexual dressing that infuse an otherwise stale B-movie plot with dangerous, eldritch intensity. 

Thu
11
Feb

The 4 Best Sports Movies of All Times

4 Best Sports Movies of All Times

Sports and movies have both been around for a very long time, so it’s no surprise that they are a match made in heaven. Over the years, sport-centric films have grossed hundreds of billions of pounds. Of course, as with all art, there are good and bad depictions of the hobbies and pastimes we all love.

Ranking them can be challenging, especially since individuals enjoy different features of movies. However, the four following illustrations are regularly highlighted as the best releases of any era. With the amount of screen time on the rise – it has increased by 63% - these are excellent choices if you’re searching for something to watch!

Rocky (1976)

Wed
10
Feb

It's No Wonder: Readers Select Gal Gadot as Best Film Actor of 2020

Gal Gadot Best Actor 2020

Where most of the categories this year have seen an influx of competition, from comics to movies to shows, the Best Film Actor category was surprisingly slim this year -- perhaps an indication that while the films themselves were entertaining, there were very few standout performances in them. It seems an odd dichotomy, yet here we are.

Leading off the list of nominees for Best Film Actor of 2020 is Stranger Things' Millie Bobbie Brown for her titular role in the Netflix film, Enola Holmes, taking only 2% of the vote. She us only barely passed by Ariana Greenblatt, with 3%, for her supporting role in Love and Monsters

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