Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fantastic Fest 2011 movie review- INVASION OF ALIEN BIKINI- She said

Directed by: Oh Young-doo
Starring: Eun-Jung Ha and Young Geun Hong
Synopsis: A young hero meets and saves a damsel in distress, takes her home for a game of Jenga, but she has other plans for him.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fantastic Fest 2011 movie review- ELITE SQUAD 2: THE ENEMY WITHIN- He said/She said

Directed by:  Jose Padilha
Written by: Jose Padilha and Mantovani
Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Andre Mattos, and Maria Riberiro
Synopsis: Lt. Col. Roberto Nascimento is promoted to Secretary of Security department and encounters a web of corruption, lies, and and dirty cops.

Fantastic Fest 2011 movie review- THE DAY- He said/She said

Directed by: Doug Aariniokoski
Written by: Luke Passmore
Starring: Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, and Cory Hardrict
Synopsis: A group of five young people have stuck together to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, then as they think they've found shelter, they run into some unexpected trouble.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- JUAN DE LOS MUERTOS/JUAN OF THE DEAD- He Said

Directed by: Alejandro Brugues
Written by: Alejandro Brugues
Starring: Alexis Diaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Blanca Rosa Blanco, and Elsa Camp
Synposis: When zombies attack Cuba, two best friends decide to set up a business as mercenaries, killing zombies for people.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- MELANCHOLIA- He Said

Directed by: Lars von Trier
Written by: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland,
Alexander Skarsgard, and Stellan Skarsgard
Synopsis: As a planet that was previously hidden behind the sun hurtles towards Earth,
two sisters deal with family drama and depression.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- MILOCRORZE: A LOVE STORY-He Said


Directed by: Yoshimasa Ishibashi

Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Mieko Harada, Anna Ishibashi, and Maiko
Synopsis: A goofy tale of heartbreak, love advice, and bad-ass samurai action.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fantastic Fest 2011 movie review- BODY TEMPERATURE- She said

Directed by Takaomi Ogata
Starring: Chavetaro Ishizaki and Rin Sakuragi
Synopsis: A young man has had a long relationship with his sex doll, and when a new girl enters the picture, his life begins to get a tad complicated.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- LET THE BULLETS FLY- She said

Directed by: Wen Jiang
Written by: Wen Jiang
Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Wen Jiang, Xiaogang Feng, and Carina Lau
Synopsis:  A conman becomes governor of a local town run by a local mobster.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- HAUNTERS- He Said

Directed by: Kim Min-Suk
Written by: Kin Min-Suk
Starring: Choi Deok-Moon, Jeong Eun-Chae, and Soo Go
Synopsis: Two men with super-powers, one who can control people within sight,
and the other than regenerate like Wolverine, battle one another.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- MICHAEL- He Said

Directed by: Markus Schleinzer
Written by: Markus Schleinzer
Starring: Michael Fuith, Christine Kain, and David Raunchenberger
Synopsis: The directorial debut of Markus Schleinzer follows a pedophile
 and the boy he keeps in his house.

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- HEADHUNTERS- He Said

Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Written by: Lars Gudmestad, Jo Nesbo, and Ulr Ryberg
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Synnove Maccody-Lund, and Julie R. Olgaard
Synopsis: A 1.68 M headhunter, who moonlights as an arts thief,
tries to do ONE FINAL SCORE to finally be able to start a family
and things, as they do, go horribly wrong.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- KILL ME PLEASE- She said

Directed by: Olias Barco
Written by: Olias Barco and Stephane Malandrin
Starring: Aurelien Recoing, Benoit Poelvoorde and Muriel Bersy
Synopsis: A look at an assisted suicide clinic and its colorful inhabitants.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- MANBORG- He said/She said

Director by: Steven Kostanski
Writer by: Steven Kostanski
Starring: Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie, and Conor Sweeney
Synopsis: When the gates of Hell open up, and mankind is on the brink
of extinction, our only hope is Manborg!

Fantastic Fest 2011 Movie Review- THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE- He said/She said

Director:  Tom Six
Writer: Tom Six
Starring: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynne Yennie, and Dominic Borrelli
Synopsis: Martin is a mentally disturbed man who tries to escape his lonely existence and becomes obsessed with the cult film, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE: FIRST SEQUENCE, which inspires him to recreate the film.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Netflix Instant, Keeping You Glued To Your Couch For Hours: Fantastic Fest Edition

Hey cats and kittens, Javi here.  As any and all movie geeks know, next week is the glorious Fantastic Fest down at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.  This will be the first time Team WDYMS will be rocking that festival, and we couldn't be more excited to experience lots of great genre movies and meeting some more movie critics.  For this week's edition of Netflix recommendations, I'll be showcasing a few of the previous year's Fantastic Fest movies! Some I'm pretty sure we've featured before, but damnit, they're so good, I want to mention them again.

A family drama/big-ass monster movie all wrapped up in one fun little package.  Saw this a while ago in theaters so my memory is not the best on it, but I remember enjoying it greatly.

AKA a GOOD vampire movie.  This was the original movie based on the book by the same name that inspired last year's equally superb American remake LET ME IN.

I've gushed about this movie many times in the past, and it still holds up on repeated viewings.  The story of a bumbling thief, a loner lawman and totally badass villain all going after a mysterious map.

I'm still in the middle of watching it, but you have film with current buzz director Nicolas Winding Refn and current buzz actor Tom Hardy about British prisoner Charles Bronson is just a damn good movie that is highly underrated.

This one is more of an experience than a really good movie. Director Gaspar Noe has some of the most creative shots I've seen in a long time, seamlessly mixing regular camera shots along with CGI.  There's a lot of disturbing imagery, but damn if it isn't beautiful to look at.

This is a revenge movie squared. It's brutal, sadistic and it's got that fella from OLDBOY and Storm Shadow from GI JOE: RISE OF COBRA! Joking aside, this is a brutal movie, but it turns around a lot of the tropes of the "revenge" movie genre on their head which I found really refreshing.

Now these might not be the most obscure or the "coolest" titles that have come out of Fantastic Fest, but they are all worth watching. Follow @fantasticfest, @wdyms, @JaviFuentes and @angjonesy on Twitter for more news and reviews during the festival as Jonesy and I head down to Austin.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Casting news: LES MISERABLES (please make it not true!)

One aspect that I haven't said much about here is my unabashed love of all things broadway.  Theatre and dance has been a passion of mine since I was little.  I'll see any dance movie or musical.  No ifs ands or buts about it.

Now, with that said, there's been some interesting casting news come down the pipe from for an upcoming adaptation of one of my favorite musicals, Les Miserables.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Don't's 100% medically INaccurate: HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2: FULL SEQUENCE teaser trailer

A couple months ago, we reported that semi-hysteria behind the upcoming HUMAN CENTIPEDE sequel.  Well, now we've learned that the movie will make its premiere at Fantastic Fest (which we here are going to)!

Marketing for FULL SEQUENCE is definitely leaping on the fact that this was banned in the UK and is pushing the limits of the horror genre.  Check out the U.S. teaser after the break:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Because Hollywood Wants You To BitTorrent Their Stuff More: Starz Ends Deal With Netflix

Javi here. Sadly, today's news post is an unfortunate one.  Starz has decided not to renew their deal with Netflix to distribute their movies through their Watch Instant service.  According to Variety, with the contract not being renewed, Netflix will be losing thousands of very popular movies February 2012. Statements from Netflix and Starz follow the jump.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In Today's Edition of "I Need This NOW!": Mondo To Release Pixar Series

Javi here.  So, just a quick blurb, but while looking at Badass Digest, I saw their newest headline and  just HAD to share it with you guys. Starting tomorrow, Mondo, the arts collectible portion of the Alamo Drafthouse will be releasing the first of their Pixar series of posters starting with one of my favorites, MONSTERS, INC. Check it out below.


Directed by: Troy Nixey
Written by: Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins
Starring: Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Jackson