Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Local Haps: September 30th- October 5th



We're back! Thanks for putting up with us as we took a little break to be down in Austin for Fantastic Fest, and then have to get acclimated back into the real world. But now I have this week's Local Haps for you to check out with some awesome documentaries, dance parties, and a one-of-a-kind viewing experience (also the pick of the week) that you can only find in Dallas. Enjoy!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: BLIND - Javi's take

SPRING
Directed by: Eskil Vogt
Written by: Eskil Vogt
Starring: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, and Vera Vitali
Synopsis: A recently blinded woman retreats to her paranoid mind as she adjusts to her new life.

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY - Javi's Take


THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY 
Directed by: Peter Strickland
Written by: Peter Strickland
Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna, and Monica Swinn
Synopsis: An intimate look at the romantic relationship between two women.

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: THE GUEST - Javi's Take


THE GUEST
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Written by: Simon Barrett
Starring: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick
Synopsis: A strange man shows up to help a grieving family. 

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: SPRING - Javi's Take



SPRING
Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Written by: Justin Benson

Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar and Jeremy Gardner
Synopsis: An American in Italy meets a beautiful young grad student who is hiding a terrible secret.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD,UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS- Jonesy's Take

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS
Directed by Mark Hartley
Synopsis: A documentary about the rise and fall of Cannon Films during the 80s.



Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks- Fantastic Fest Edition!




Well Fantastic Fest 2014 is officially over for us, but that doesn't mean there still aren't movies to watch. Just because our favorite fest is over for a year, there are still chance to watch previous Fantastic Fest films! Thankfully Netflix has many of them available for your enjoyment. Here are a few for this week to get you started.



THE AMERICAN SCREAM
This documentary will get you ready for the Halloween season. It was one of my favorites a couple years ago. From the same director who brought us BEST WORST MOVIE, this documentary follows families as they get into the spirit of Halloween by transforming their houses into haunted houses for the neighborhood. It has tons of heart and makes me wish I lived in a quaint New England town. 


I wasn't lucky enough to catch this last year, but I did see it during this past DIFF. My cohort absolutely loved this film, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Director Ti West has broken away from his usual standard of a slow-burn plot and has created this fake documentary which is tense, well acted, and quite thrilling.



ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN
This movie we saw during our first ever Fantastic Fest. We were sad not get into the secret screening, but this film totally surprised us. It's has great action, the story is dense, and the characters are dynamic.