AMERICAN HORRORS FILM FESTIVAL TV SPECIAL STREAMING WORLDWIDE MONDAY APRIL 16

AMERICAN HORRORS FILM FESTIVAL TV SPECIAL STREAMING WORLDWIDE
MONDAY APRIL 16

On April 16th, 2018 tune your television, tablets & smart phones to theAmerican Horrors Roku Channel to watch the very first American Horrors Film Festival TV Special, shot live at the Geneva 4 theaters & the Thumbs Up Saloon in historic downtown Lake Geneva Wisconsin to see all of the killer panels, parties, interviews, directors & stars, fan shout outs & killer horror films from the festival all airing ONLY on American Horrors!

Tune in to the American Horrors #uncut linear streaming Roku channel 7pm central time April 16th 2018 for a night of goretastic cutting edge horror featuring uncut music videos by WARBEAST, DEMON BOY, RATBATSPIDER, CONNIPTION, THE EUNUCHS plus short films “CUCK”, “LANE: THE DARK WOOD”, “THE 3RD STAPLE”, silent short film “AETEURNUS”, feature film “THIS BOOK IS CURSED” by Wisconsin’s own Michael Butt plus a live performance by Midwest legends LevRage!

The American Horrors Film Festival has selected THE CHILD REMAINS (by Michael Melski) as the Best Feature Film of the 2017 festivalWHAT METAL GIRLS ARE INTO (by Laurel Vail) is the Best Short Film of 2017HITCHHIKER by infamous godfathers of death metal, WARBEAST, won Best Music Video of 2017!

Congratulations to all of our festival winners & festival final selections and get ready because we’re about to open our doors to submissions for the 2018 American Horrors Film Festival to be held October 26th & 27th in Lake Geneva!

The American Horrors channel is available for free online at http://americanhorrors.com/

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A Doggone Adventure (2018)

Director: Tony Randel

Writer: Jim Wynorski (Screenplay)

Starring: Kurt Yaeger, John Henry Richardson, Walker Mintz, Jayden Hedden, Jonathan Tysor, Sydne Thackray, Dilan Patton

 

Plot: A telepathic dog enlists a group of fun loving kids to help him solve a mystery. The K-9 detective leads the children down a road filled with action and adventure.

 

Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Fun Family Film

 

Story: A Doggone Adventure starts as four children David (Mintz), Ricky (Hedden), Jeremy (Tysor) and Jenny (Thackray) are looking to follow in David and Ricky’s father Steven (Yaeger) footsteps as a unsolved mystery hunter, role in Murphy the Jack Russell whose owner has gone missing, now he is looking to locate Steven to help solve the mystery.

Murphy meets the children and joins thm on investigating their haunted house with his telepathic ability, only for the real owner Masters (Richardson) to arrive after leaving him and with an evil organisation after Murphy the mystery turns into an adventure.

 

Thoughts on A Doggone Adventure

 

Characters – Steven Hill is the father of the family who has just seen his show cancelled on television, his show has given his kids the inspiration to follow in his footsteps one day, but now he must be the responsible father. Masters is the former owner of Murphy that had to let him go free instead of getting captured, he puts the plan together to save Murphy. Murphy is the Jack Russell with telepathic powers, he talks to the people and soon shows his intelligence while trying to stay ahead of anyone that is after him.

PerformancesThe performances in the film are good throughout, we have our adults that show the experience, which gives us a mix of the serious levels and comedic levels the film needs, while the child stars are good too, as they seem like they have been friends for a while now.

StoryThe story here is about a telepathic dog which befriends children to stay ahead of an evil organisation that wants to use him for their own benefits. The story is targeted to a young audience and does deliver on this, but if filled with Easter Eggs for the older audience to look out for. The film does keep everything simple to follow and does sprinkle comedy in the story which will get you chuckling through the film.

Adventure/FamilyThe adventure we see unfold here is everything the children want from their own lives which is what we like seeing from an adventure film, the family side of the film is how the film is targeted to a young family member but does have references the older family members will understand.

SettingsThe film uses the idea of a haunted house and government cover ups, the settings do however show us the level of budget which is lower and makes this feel like a television series over a film.


Scene of the Movie –
The escape.

That Moment That Annoyed Me The kids are given one too many lines when it comes to puns or one liners to commentate on what is happening.

Final ThoughtsThis is a fun family film that animal lovers can enjoy, it has a nice amount of comedy which hits more than it misses and gives us a good sense of adventure.

 

Overall: Grab the family and enjoy.

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ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films – P – Pitch Black

Favourite Films

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This month we are going to be taking on the films I enjoy, my favourites of all time. I have a strange taste in movies, so be ready to expect some true greats and some you could never see on anyone’s favourites list. I will only be picking movies on this list and it will just be my discussing my picks rather than giving full reviews.

Pitch Black

Why I’ve Picked this choiceWhen it came to sci-fi movies we had struggled back in 2000 to have a new planet idea with monsters, Pitch Black bought a new spin on everything and a new icon in Riddick. We have a crashed transport ship on an unknown planet with multiple suns, but when night falls, they will face a much deadlier enemy in the shadows, with prisoner Riddick being the only one that can guide them to safety.

This role made Vin Diesel the star we know now and the performance of Radha Mitchell is one we can never second guess.

Amateur (2018)

Director: Ryan Koo

Writer: Ryan Koo (Screenplay)

Starring: Michael Rainey Jr, Josh Charles, Brian White, Sharon Leal, Ashlee Brian

 

Plot: A young basketball player struggles to fit in with his new team.


Tagline – Every dream has a price.

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Brilliant Sports Drama

 

Story: Amateur starts as Terron Forte (Rainey Jr) an internet sensation basketball player that is destine to become an NBA star, the problem is he struggles in school to focus on numbers dyscalculia and is part of losing team, his dad Vince (White) brings in well-respected high school coach Gaines (Charles) to give him a chance only that he will need to move away from home.

Moving to the new school and home he must learn to be around high school age students and learn the game at the next level, but this is going to come at a cost, his education gets put on the back burner and the darker side of the sport is shown to the sport.

 

Thoughts on Amateur

 

Characters – Terron is a basketball prodigy that has been struggle with dyscalculia being unable to read numbers, he has always continued to keep his education up with the help of his mother and being the best player in his area he has turned heads. He gets signed to a high school team which improves him game but gives out false education promises. He must learn to play the game with his learning difficulties and being just a part of everyone else’s success. Coach Gaines has offered everything Terron would want for a future in the NBA even if he has been taking advantage of the players by bending the rules of the game to create the stars of tomorrow. Vince is Terron’s father that once had a chance of a sporting career and is trying everything to help his son even with his constant pain from his injuries.

PerformancesMichael Rainey Jr is the lead of this movie, he is brilliant in this role, handling the basketball side of things and the learning difficulties his character has been facing are shown well throughout. Josh Charles is good as the coach that will do anything to anything for his reputation of finding young players, while Brian White is good too.

StoryThe story here shows of a sporting prodigy can use social media to hype his reputation while stepping up levels others wouldn’t normally get. It shows how the sporting system needs to be balanced with education and breaking the rules could leave the potential ruined. We get to see the darker side of high school basketball and how far people will go to bring through the best players, the film does also display living with dyscalculia and how you can overcome the problem even if it takes time to reach the solution.

SportsThe basketball scenes look great, its not a sport I know too much about, but how the young player can excel against senior players.

SettingsThe film keeps everything around the school system showing how Terron must learn to become part of the team away from home and how he needs to be outside his comfort zone.


Scene of the Movie –
Learning the plays.

That Moment That Annoyed Me We don’t learn enough about the education levels Terron was scoring before the move.

Final ThoughtsThis is a wonderful sports drama that does show the best and worst parts of the high school basketball.

 

Overall: Must watch for sports fans.

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