I remember watching Ray Liotta in the film Goodfellas, many times, and it has been always regarded as one of my favorite films. All round it is just a cool movie. The scene below where Henry Hill takes a the handle of a revolver to a guys face and says, “I swear on my fuckin’ mother you touch her again, ya dead”. Which among many is a cool scene featuring Ray Liotta.
Now watching The Iceman trailer I kinda get a vibe of Ray Liotta going back to his gangster roots.
The films stars Michael Shannon, who is a family man, but hides a dark secret, that he is also a hitman.
Killing Them Softly.
X: Night of Vengeance is a sexy thriller from Aussie directer Jon Hewitt. Holly Rowe (Viva Bianca), A jaded call-girl sick of the high life wants out and Shay Ryan (Hanna Mangan Lawrence), a fledgling hooker only after money for food takes to the worlds oldest profession to be able to do this.
Holly with dreams for Paris needs a girl for a threesome with her last client, Shay feeling lost and alone, and her first night in Sydney starts working the street just to be able to buy food. Shay is young and nubile, and other more experienced crack whores are getting jealous and losing customers, they seek her out try to force her of their strip. Shay upset and angry is becoming more desperate, she is spotted by holly and offered the threesome with her and the high rolling drug dealing client, which turns sour when a crooked cop shows up and shoots the dealer to which Holly and Shay witness. It then becomes a race for survival from the cop who now wants them dead.
The first half showed Holly and Shay, kind of set in to two different scenarios, Holly being a high end call girl, showing her dealing with her rich and successful customers, and Shay working the corner around Sydney kings cross waiting for whoever would stop.
This was a beautifully shot film that had elements that had a really gritty noir feel to it, while other elements kind of had a European art house feel to them, this was a nicely set contrast.
From watching the first half it is hard to believe that this is a thriller, and in the last half the action rolls through with its gritty authenticity.
The only let down was the plot itself, it was simple to follow, but I felt watching that it took awhile to take off, I think some different aspects of character development could of been added.
Regardless of this it’s a cool film with the first half kinda like a gritty Agent Provocateur ad and the second half a nice suspense thriller.
A somewhat shy, mysterious Driver (Ryan Gosling) who does stunts for hollywood films and moonlights as a getaway driver after hours for anyone who will hire him, gets tangled up with his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan), and with the return of her husband from prison trouble follows.
As the movie opens we see the credits roll through in neon pink while showing an aerial view over L.A by night. We see driver parked waiting on some crooks to finish a job. He only allows 5 minutes for these people to finish what there doing and never gets involved, he’s only the driver. When we see what he does best its captured nicely from his point of view, and him manoeuvring in between traffic escaping authorities.
It was a movie that had an eighties feel to it, from the way the credits rolled to the way the driving was captured, even the clothes that were worn, even L.A had an eighties feel to it.
When Standard (Oscar Isaac), Irenes husband arrives home from prison, the trouble that follows is a debt that is owed to mob boss Cook (James Biberi). With driver liking Irene more and more and after learning that the mob boss threatened Irene and her son, Benicio (Kaden Leos) Driver decides to drive for Standard from his heist.
The plot to the film is simple, what make it so good is the way its captured, the driving in most scenes is shot very well, from a variety of angles, inside the car, face shots, and outside shots showing the cars in there prime doing there thing.
It isn’t all about driving though it has its fair share of action, which I think makes for borderline horror, and its pretty cool. With some of it really showing as WTF moments, with a hammer.
The film also stars Bryan Cranston as Shannon, who is the mechanic for the Hollywood stunt cars, Christina Hendricks as Blanche who was in the back seat during a car chase and was captured on screen superbly.
Its a movie that falls in to place, and rolls of the screen with its slick, cool factor.
I like watching movies done by independent horror film makers, espcially this one from Twisted Twins studios called Dead hooker in a trunk.
We first meet Badass, (Sylvia Soska) who is just that, she’s the tough chick, the leader of the group and along with her twin sister Geek (Jen Soska) who tries to remain with decent values in their situation and friend Junkie (Rikki Gagne) who is only after a fix after a wild night. When morning rolls around Geek ask badass to pick up her friend the christian goody two shoes (CJ Wallis) from his youth group, and on the way get a fix for junkie.
Geek notices a rank smell inside the car and checks around then checks the trunk to see what it could be, and it is the dead hooker. From here on out they try and decide how to get rid of the body, which in itself is an ongoing argument between the girls on whether to turn it in or turf it, which later involves other people who also want the dead hooker. It is an exploitation film and as horror fans it contain things we like, violence, sex, it has WTF decapitation moments featuring a semi truck and a eye gauge that made me squirm.
In this the dialogue shared was straight forward, although it did seemed forced when some characters were faced with moments of turmoil, and the over use of swear words.
Twisted Twins studios are Jen and Sylvia Soska, who directed and starred in their feature debut, it was a film that had a limited budget, and you can see that as you watch, but if you think back to the older b-grade exploit films, they were cheap and nasty.
I like films that have strong female leads, who aren’t shy of action and violence. It contains the right mixture straight out of any horror fans collection.
Its a must see.
Who loves Zombies? I’m gonna say nearly everyone. Especially when their involved in comedy horror themed movies or shows. Bite Me is into its second season, and is about 3 gamers who gained their skills from playing zombie games and now have to use these skills to survive the zombie apocalypse. The show contains plenty of blood, gore and comedy with plenty of references to zombie movies and games.
Bite Me airs on Youtube by Machinima, who mostly base their content on video games. Most gamers out there will find it easy to relate to, and zombie lovers alike.