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.
In 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When a world-weary inspector and an eager rookie constable take on the case, they find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid world of underground theater, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Clerks 3 is Kevin Smith’s latest venture into the Quick Stop universe with the forever lovable Dante Hicks and Randal Graves. We’ve grown up with these characters since Clerks, which has spanned almost my whole life if that puts it in perspective, for you. Now we’re at the pinnacle of the two workers. We see what has happened to these two since Clerks 2 but luckily the movie doesn’t focus on that too heavily and allows Clerks 3 to be its own thing.
Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. Is the first Oscar-worthy performances for both Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown, the trailer makes it look like it’s tailor made for the crowd of The Righteous Gemstones lovers. There is much more than meets the eye that the crew cut together for Universal to market this film. It has a much deeper storyline then I expected and I am all here for it.
Lightyear is a new movie in the lucrative Toy Story franchise from the legendary animated studio Pixar. It ruffled some feathers from its early announcement that Chris Evans would be taking over for Tim Allen. However, I was quite skeptical as well when the first trailers for Lightyear have released the only thing that made me laugh was Sox making the white noise.
I Love My Dad is a movie that sometimes will ruffle the feathers of its audience, especially those that could be triggered easily or not so easily. It’s a unique film experience that will definitely go down as one of the weirdest movies you’ve seen in your life that wasn’t on Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Rifftrax. It’s even harder to describe unless you’re willing to venture out and check it out on your own.
The Forgiven is one of the best movies of the year featuring a dominating performance from Ralph Fiennes(Harry Potter franchise) he should get a lot of award buzz for how he embodies his character in this movie. I would also recommend this movie to fans of Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, which was a confusing movie where you never knew what exactly was going on but you couldn’t move or look away.
Brian and Charles is a type of movie that depends how much you love British quirkyness to enjoy it. I rather find myself laughing at quirky British series and movies, however, Brian and Charles struggle to maintain their comedy after the extremely funny opening act. The quirky comedy is a bit too much in Brian and Charles, or maybe it just went over my head most of the time. To me, it’s a misfire by Focus Features.
Cha Cha Real Smooth is an absolutely heartwarming movie of the year, featuring knock out performances from Cooper Raiff who should find himself in a position to be nominated for a Golden-Globe nomination for best actor in Best Actor in a comedy for his portrayal of Andrew, who seems to a be a down on his luck person who may have peaked in high school. Now playing the prodigal son part and returning home to his mom, brother, and his mom’s boyfriend who he can’t seem to stand.
Synopsis: Bella Cherry arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame won’t come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world.
The Phantom of the Open is the best sports movie of the year and nothing else will top it, it also features an award-worthy performance from its lead Mark Rylance who stars as an everyday man who somehow managed to get himself into the Open without being a professional golfer. The story is stranger than fiction. When we think of sport-themed movies we think of Rocky, Eight Men Out, and Field Of Dreams. The Phantom of the Open doesn’t quite reach the heights of those films but it is enjoyable as hell.