Scream Factory has done it again and this why I compare them to Criterion. They simply handpick movies that are some unknown and lesser-known film starring well-known actors and this is no different. I have honestly never heard of Road Games until they sent me the movie to review and it was very stunning. The transfer was spot on and gorgeous the audio was also amazing to hear on my 7.1 surround system. The movie itself was a great slow-burn movie that is kind of a unique spin o ’Duel’ and ’Wake in Fright’ you could tell movies like this influenced current greats like The Coen Brothers.
If you are not already familiar with the movie the synopsis is as follows.
An Australian trucker (Stacy Keach) picks up a hitchhiking heiress (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the trail of a killer in a green van.
There are tons of new special features on the Scream Factory release including tons of interviews featuring Stacy Keach. 1980 Script Read with Stacy Keach and Marion Edwards. Composer Brian May Music Demos accompanied by stills and poster gallery, Kangaroo Hitchcock the making of Road Games, Audio interviews with Richard Franklin, Stacy Keach and Grant Page.
Synopsis: Pompo, a movie producer, has been shooting one B-grade entertainment flick after another that anyone would enjoy. However, when her assistant spots a script and is moved by the story, she tells him to direct it.
Synopsis: In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly.
In 1971, photographer W. Eugene Smith travels to Minamata, Japan, a coastal city ravaged by mercury poisoning. Ushered by an impassioned translator and encouraged by local villagers, Smith’s powerful images expose decades of gross negligence.
Synopsis: The story takes place on Mother’s Day in 1924. Fir Mr. and Mrs. Evan give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour’s house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years.
When you think of movies aimed toward kids what do you usually think of? Well, honestly I guarantee that you are automatically thinking most parents will roll their eyes at every joke or pop culture reference in that said film. However, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has surely elevated it away from that equation. The casting department for the franchise so far has knocked it out of the park. Ben Schwartz as the titular character of Sonic is an energetic choice for Sonic that not a lot of actors can bring.
Moon Knight has been described by Kevin Feige as the most mature series Disney+ has done to date, and while this is still rated “TV-14” here in the states, there’s a lot more than meets the eye with its rating. It deals with heavy subject matters that some of us may not want to talk about, especially some parents who want light entertainment with their children. Which is why I’m glad Marvel took this route with Moon Knight.
The other week we got to inter Michael Bisping the MMA fighter for his new documentary Bisping which is now out most Video on Demand services. Hope you enjoy the interview. Be sure to get more info on the documentary here: https://bispingdoc.com/
The Outfit is a stylish gangster flick, that will take you back to the noir films of the ’30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Where it was cool to have quick witty dialogue as the rhythm dictation for the film’s speed. Dylan O’ Brien and Zoey Deutch are in top form, as well as the always fantastic Mark Rylance who is a delicate scene-stealer.