Bad Candy – Release News

Kaleidoscope Entertainment presents Bad Candy on digital and DVD 4 October

As the Autumn sun fades, the dark clouds of a pitch-black Halloween night begin to settle over the small American town of New Salem. The annual Fright Fest show is underway on the local radio station, on which two full-on shock-jocks begin to retell local legends of terror from yesteryear, bringing them to life before your bloodshot eyes. In this small town, it’s a grisly end for most, but will a few good souls survive to see another dawn?

Superhost (2021) Movie Review ‘Social Media Version of Creep

Superhost – Social Media Version of Creep

 

Director: Brandon Christensen

Writer: Brandon Christensen (Screenplay)

Starring: Barbara Crampton, Gracie Gillam, Sara Canning, Osric Chau

Plot: With their follower count dwindling, travel vloggers Teddy and Claire pivot to creating viral content around their most recent “superhost,” Rebecca, who wants more from the duo than a great review.


Tagline – Don’t forget to like and survive

Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Superhost starts as vlogging couple Claire (Canning) and Teddy (Chau) look to go on their latest travel vlog as a remote Superhost house that is notoriously difficult to get into, with host Rebecca (Gillam).

As the couple look to record their latest episode, they start to see the strange side of Rebecca, leaving them feeling uneasy around her, before she shows her true colours.

Thoughts on Superhost

ThoughtsSuperhost follow a couple of travel vloggers that are looking to give their opinion on the latest property, only to learn the owner isn’t everything they are expecting, showing a darker side to them. This is a film that could easily get compared to Creep, with the way the owner of the home isn’t as stable as first thought, this is where Gracie Gillam steals the whole film, with the fact you just never know what she will do next. When it comes to the couple, it is nice seeing one looking outside of the social media work, while the other one is obsessed with maintaining their fame. Where the film does fall shorter, does come from that repetitive nature of seeing how Claire and Teddy look to record the same thing over and over, which I guess is pointing out just how much behind the scenes work can go behind social media celebrity status.

Final Thoughts Superhost is a creepy horror that is carried by the excellent performance from Gracie Gillam.

From the Vine (2019) Movie Review

Director: Sean Cisterna

Writer: Willem Wennekers (Screenplay) Kenneth Canio Cancellara (Novel)

Starring: Joe Pantoliano, Paula Brancati, Marco Leonardi, Wendy Crewson, Tony Nardi, Tony Nappo, Franco Lo Presti

Plot: A downtrodden man experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass.


Tagline – The grape never falls far from the vine.

Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: From the Vine starts when successful businessman Marco (Pantoliano) has an ethical crisis, he decides to pack his bags and head back to his hometown in Italy, in an attempt to find his moral compass again.

Here Marco reflects on his life, where he was overly strict with his daughter Laura (Brancati) and distant from his wife Marina (Crewson), making the drastic decision to reopen his family’s vineyard, despite the struggles he might face, with the locals not believing he knows what he is doing.

Thoughts on From the Vine

ThoughtsFrom the Vine is a drama showing how one man gives us his successful life in Canada to return home to Italy, starting by just wanting to find himself, but soon deciding to reopen his family’s vineyard, finding a fresh happiness in his later years of life. This is the type of mid-life crisis movies we have been seeing for years, with the idea that sometimes risking everything to find something new, will give you a new meaning to life. This will have the life affirming moments in life, rebuilding the relationship between family and sending the feel-good message to a small town community. The performances are excellent with Joe Pantoliano, Paula Brancati and Wendy Crewson bringing the American cast to life, while Marco Leonardi, Tony Nardi, Tony Nappo bringing the Italian cast to life. The Italian backdrop is beautiful to see, being the complete opposite to watch has been experienced in the busy North American areas the family comes from.

From The Vine will be available in UK Cinemas from 10th September & Home Entertainment from 13th November

Final Thoughts From the Vine is an enjoyable life-crisis movie about finding a new place in life.