Trailer Alert – Jurassic World

Plot –Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

Release Date:  12th June 2015

Questions:

Can Chris Pratt continue his rise through Hollywood after Guardians of the Galaxy?

Will this Jurassic World be the darkest of all the film to date?

What dinosaur have they created in Jurassic World?

Will this be the biggest film of the year?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 99%

My Guess Rating – 90%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – Yes

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Captivity (2007)

logoDirector: Roland Joffe

Writer: Larry Cohen, Joseph Tura (Screenplay) Larry Cohen (Story)

Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney, Laz Alonso, Maggie Damon

 

Plot: Top cover girl and fashion model Jennifer Tree (Cuthbert) has it all – beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America’s sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her, but someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken. Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind. It follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks.

 

Verdict: Thriller without a bite

 

Story: Captivity shows a girl who gets kidnapped put through tests that are mainly her screaming while the guy does nothing to her. Then we get the twist that works to explain why everything was always an almost. The characters are twisted but in the end it isn’t very original and will fail to truly test your belief. Let’s face it this is not about the story it is about the ‘gore’. (3/10)

 

Actor Reviews

 

Elisha Cuthbert: Jennifer is a model who gets kidnapped and put through tortures. Basically she screams a lot, moans a lot and just comes off rather annoying. (3/10)

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Daniel Gillies: Gary a fellow captive who helps Jennifer survive but has a twist in his character. Good performance that tries to make something out of very little and is saved by the twist in his character. (6/10)

 

Pruitt Taylor Vince: Ben the capturer who outs them through the punishments. Doesn’t do enough to make himself as imposing as he should be. (3/10)

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Director Review: Roland Joffe – Trying to cash in on the torture porn fans with little success. (3/10)

 

Horror: Captivity uses torture porn which just isn’t scary, fails to create any jump scares. (4/10)

Thriller: The fact Captivity doesn’t create any emotions to make you care who survives doesn’t help. (3/10)

Settings: The isolation Captivity uses on its captives works well to create good setting for the story. (9/10)
Special Effects
: In what should be special effects heavy this fails to use them well. (5/10)

Suggestion: Don’t bother watching this it is just cashing in on a genre that never really took off. (Avoid)

 

Best Part: Because the twist save it from being awful the twist is the best part.

Worst Part: The rest.

Believability: Theoretical this could happen. (4/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $10,921,200

Budget: $17 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes

Tagline: Time is running out.

Trivia:The film went through re-shoots to turn it from a thriller into a torture/horror.

 

Overall: Dreadful Horror

Rating 25

Studio Focus – Twitchy Dolphin Flix

I am continuing to look at small independent movie production companies. I want to help spread the word of their work and see how much their work is different to the mainstream material we always end up seeing and disliking.

Today I am looking at Twitchy Dolphin Flix, This company is an Austin, Texas based and founded by two friends who met at University James Christopher and Chris Copple. With the first film being released in 2008 the production company continues to make micro budget films using plenty of different genres.

The Films

Littlefield (2008)

This was a romantic comedy about getting over an unsuccessful romance made with a budget of $7000.

Scarlet Waters (2008) – a compilation of four horror shorts; including SCORNED. SCORNED shows the downfall of a family through lies, deceit, and infidelity as Sara watches her family torn apart by David’s cheating. In attempt to save her family, she makes a deal with an old friend that threatens her very life. WRITER’S BLOCK is the story of Melissa who is struggling with her screenplay. Facing a deadline, she can’t seem to focus her plot, premise, or characters. But, as her script starts to take shape, so too does the crime in her story – all too close to home. DETOUR, chronicles a creature who stalks a small town, feeding off lawbreakers. After killing all the murderers, drug dealers, and rapists, the creature turns to violators of the smallest, most innocuous laws. Now Joanne, stranded alone, must negotiate her way to safety. VAMPRESS tells of a young woman bitten, haunted, and pursued by a night stalker. In a film described as “hauntingly erotic,” Victoria lay helpless as her boyfriend and doctor battle a vampire for her life and her soul.

Funny Books (2009)

Comedy – Funny Books is a comedy, lovingly told by comic fans for comic fans and non-fans alike, about an unassuming dreamer named Wally who finds himself, and true love, while juggling a nefarious boss, a manipulative girlfriend, and a universe of elitist fanboys and eccentric characters at the friendly neighborhood comic book shop.

Snatch ‘n’ Grab (2012)snatch n grabRom Com – Tired of being treated poorly by men, four frustrated women devise a game of social conquest to reclaim their destinies. But each is soon challenged to face herself and her relationships while also battling a jealous psycho and sexist boss.

Look as Me Again (2010) – Drama – Three sisters torn apart by tragedy, infidelity, and heartbreak must now fight for their family, or lose it forever.

Turkey Day (2011) – Rom Com – Tommy loves Andi. Andi isn’t sure she loves Tommy. Andi’s family hates Tommy. So when Andi, secretly pregnant, runs home for Thanksgiving and Tommy follows, her dad and older brother have a serious bone to pick.

Abram’s Hand (2011) – Horror Thriller – Seven friends fight to escape a violent death and struggle with the knowledge that their death’s might be punishment from the hand of God.

Goin’ Guerrilla (2013) – Rom Com – All Jeff wanted to do was make his own movie. He didn’t realize he just declared war on the whole industry. Now he must take his script, his rag-tag group of filmmakers, and all the gear they can scrounge up and go guerrilla.

3 References (2013) – Rom Com – Nick was always kind of a dirt-bag with women. Then he falls in love with Michelle. But before he can have a chance with her, he must get her three letters of recommendation and face the full fury of his chauvinistic past.

With all those films being released already they have three more on the way

  • Co-Ed Campfire Carnage
  • Quad X: The Porn Movie Massacre
  • Quad X: Rise of the Beaver Slayer

This company has shown a range in the work they produce for us fans, I ask all you readers how many of these films would you watch?