This is GWAR (2021) Movie Review

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This is GWAR – Movie Review

Director: Scott Barber

Plot: The powerful story of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster band in the universe, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years.

Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict on This is GWAR

This is GWAR is a documentary about the iconic heavy metal art collective band. The band gained a reputation for their outlandish behaviour on stage, which caused plenty of debate about their performances.

Exploring the documentary, we get to learn how the band started out as artists looking to perform. One that slowly became a heavy metal band that had stardom, creating a new image with performances.

It follows the ups and downs the band had, following an over 30-year career together.

If you had never heard of the band, you would learn plenty about the band. Showing what it meant to be part of the band, with every member getting a chance to add something to the band.  This is looking back at the legacy they left and how they changed the performance art they created.

Where to Watch:  This is GWAR is available on Shudder on June 21st 2022.

Final Thoughts This is GWAR explores a band with a massive legacy in a way that makes you want to see them.

Signature Entertainment FrightFest Line-Up

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Signature Entertainment FrightFest Line-Up

FrightFest will screen Bitch Ass in 101 Films Discovery One on Thursday 25th August at 20:15

Inspired by the SAW and DON’T BREATHE franchises, four young adults raid the house of an old woman and her bullied grandson Cecil as part of a gang initiation. What they don’t know is that Cecil is actually the “First masked Black serial killer,” to quote Tony Todd’s opening introduction, and in his super slasher guise as Bitch Ass Cecil starts picking them off one by one making his prey compete in deadly, limb-ripping games. Win and you live – lose and you die. Directed by Bill Posley & written by Jonathan Colomb & Posley, starring Teon KelleyTunde Laleye & Me’lisa Sellers.

FrightFest will screen Hounded in 101 Films Discovery Two on Friday 26th August at 13:10

Signature Entertainment presents Hounded on Digital Platforms 31st October

They shouldn’t have planned to rob the aristocracy. They shouldn’t have even attempted to take on an elite inner circle on their own stately home turf. And they definitely shouldn’t have got themselves caught. For now an urban gang of arrogant thieves must fight for their lives as the evil lady of the manor sets her hounds loose on her estate to hunt them down for the most twisted sport. It’s Tally Ho for tradition and terror in the survival thriller debut feature from director Tommy Boulding. Starring Samantha BondMalachi Pullar-Latchman & James Lance.

FrightFest will screen Final Cut in Main Screen on Friday 26th August at 20:30

In 2017, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD caused a FrightFest cult sensation. Now, after opening the Cannes Film Festival, the critically acclaimed French remake by Michael Hazanavicius, director of the Oscar-winning THE ARTIST, takes us back to its inception and shows all the gory tricks of the Z-movie trade needed to get it on screen in the first place. It’s the silly, excessive and cheery meta-zombie movie of the year that’s a feel-good over-the-top riot. Starring Romain Duris, Bérénice Bejo Grégory Gadebois.

FrightFest will screen Control in 101 Films Discovery Two on Sunday 28th August at 16:00

Signature Entertainment presents Control on Digital Platforms 26th September 

Get ready for a mind-bending sci-fi thriller. With a fragmented memory and no clear way out. Eileen (Sara MitichStar Trek: Discovery) is forced to complete tasks by an unseen entity whilst trapped in a mysterious room, or else her daughter will be killed. Her only clue is Roger (George TchortovKick-Ass). The man imprisoned alongside her, claiming to be her husband – thrust into a reluctant partnership. The two must work together to save Eileen’s daughter. However, nothing is truly as it seems, and very quickly, a much greater plot is unveiled – with Eileen at the centre. Control is directed by James Mark (Enhanced) and written by Mark & Matthew Nayman (Enhanced).

FrightFest will screen Terrifier 2 in Main Screen on Monday 29th August at 15:00

Signature Entertainment presents Terrifier 2 on Digital Platforms 24th October

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, demented Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a bereaved family. Especially teenage Sienna and her younger brother Jonathan. And it’s Halloween night too so pray you don’t get in deranged Art’s way! Directed & written by Damien Leone, starring Felissa RoseGriffin Santopietro & David Howard Thornton.

FrightFest will screen Fall in Main Screen on Monday 29th August at 21:00

Signature Entertainment presents Fall exclusively in Cinemas from 2nd September

Experience a heart-pounding tale of survival from the producers of 47 Meters Down. Where sacrifice may just be the only way out. A fast drop and a sudden stop awaits Becky (Grace FultonShazam!) and Hunter (Virginia GardnerHalloween) as they find themselves trapped 2,000 feet up an abandoned radio tower in the desert. Highly trained and resourceful, these climbers were still not ready for every eventuality. A series of unfortunate events see their gear and supplies taken from them and as temperatures rise and vultures begin to circle, the chance of survival begins to fall rapidly. Also starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Fall is produced & directed by Scott Mann (Final Score) and written by Mann and Jonathan Frank (Final Score). 

GOODBYE DONGLEES! – Release News

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INSPIRING COMING-OF-AGE ANIME “GOODBYE DONGLEES!” GETS UK PREMIERE AT #EIFF22.

Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life.

Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her critically acclaimed series A Place Further Than the Universe with her first original feature film. With luminescent animation and lush backdrops, Goodbye, Don Glees! is a tender coming-of-age story about the fearlessness of being young and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery.

Goodbye, DonGlees! will be shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival on Tuesday 16th and Friday 19th August 2022, with the director in attendance for the former screening only. The film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. 

For more information and to book tickets, please visit https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/

Tomorrow Morning – Release News

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Tomorrow Morning is coming to UK cinemas from 9th September and will be on DVD from 17th October.

In this timeless universal love story, the clock ticks down to two monumental days in the life of Bill and Catherine. Two perspectives of one story collide across time, seen in parallel yet ten years apart: on the eve of their wedding, as they embark on life together while coping with a life-changing event, and after a decade of marriage as they wrestle with the impact of their divorce on life with their young son.

From the Director of West End hit Fame, this stunning big screen adaptation features exclusive new music and lyrics from the show’s original composer Laurence Mark Wythe.

West End and Broadway stars, Samantha Barks (Frozen The Musical, Les Misérables) and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) headline a superb ensemble cast, with Dame Joan Collins (Dynasty), Omid Djalili (The Mummy, The Infidel), Henry Goodman (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Taking Woodstock), Harriet Thorpe (Calendar Girls, Absolutely Fabulous), Anita Dobson (Hotel Babylon, EastEnders) and The X Factor’s Fleur East completing the star-studded line-up. 

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Movie Thoughts

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ABC Film Challenge – Animation – T- Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018)

Director: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail

Writer: Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett

Plot: A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.


Tagline – Because if Aquaman can get a movie, anyone can.

Runtime: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Teen Titans GO! To the Movies starts as we meet the Teen Titans, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven and Starfire. Who are all trying to be taken seriously by the world and the more famous superheroes, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

As the teens look to find their own arch-nemesis, they are caught up in the middle trying to get their own movie. Which will test their own friendship before finding their own place in the world.

Thoughts on Teen Titans GO! To the Movies

Teen Titans GO! To the Movies is a movie that will bring together plenty of the humour with the target of the younger audience, as well as having plenty of adult humour and winks to the DC universe and even the Marvel. We do get a clever story on how one of the sidekick characters who was desperate to have his own movie, poking fun at the over saturated superhero movie market.

There is a big heart about staying close to friends over one’s own success, each character is full of delightful entertainment, that will play into everything we have seen, getting laughs and showing a different side to characters we might have seen before.

Final Thoughts Teen Titans GO! To the Movies is a fun animation that gets to poke fun at the superhero movies of today.

 

He’s Watching (2022) Movie Review

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He’s Watching – Movie Review

Director: Jacob Estes (Mean Creek, Don’t Let Go)

Writer: Jacob Estes (Screenplay)

Cast

  • Iris Serena Estes
  • Lucas Steel Estes

Plot: A pair of happy-go-lucky siblings, left alone while their parents recover from an illness, play a series of pranks on each other. The game becomes nightmarish when they realize something sinister is watching them – and it wants to play too.

Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: He’s Watching starts as siblings Iris and Lucas are looking after themselves as their parents are recovering from illness. Starting as harmless fun between the two, they play games with each other.

As the games get more intense, the pair discover they aren’t the ones playing them on each other. This leads to them needing to team up to understand the unexplainable events happening around their home.

Verdict on He’s Watching

Characters

Iris is the siblings’ teenager; she needs to take the responsibilities when their parents are recovering. She does get tired of Lucas being so needy, wanting to do her own thing and sick of his filming all the time. Once the strange events start happening, she will work with him to find a solution.

Lucas is the younger sibling who spends time filming around the house, which does start to annoy Iris. After he confesses not being behind some of the recordings they discover. He will join up with Iris as they search for answers, seemingly putting together clues better than she can.

Performances

The real-life siblings in the movie Iris Serena Estes and Lucas Steel Estes show the natural sibling relationship. One that shows how they can annoy each other, but deep down they love each other. The pair have different horror experiences, which keep us on edge through the dimly light shots.

Story

The story follows two childhood siblings that are playing jokes on each other, only for them to discover they have been targeted by a presence in their home. This leads to the pair trying to put together the pieces to uncover what is truly going on.

We have a horror story that does an excellent job at keeping us on edge. Not jumping into the pure horror jump scares, instead following the attempts to solve what is happening. The clues are placed out together hinting at what needs to be done, despite the younger siblings putting together the clues a lot quicker than it hints at.

This is a story that keeps you wanting to know more, one that is filled with tension. One that keeps plenty of unexplained moments in that help make us feel insecure about the experience.

Themes

He’s Watching is a horror thriller that uses the home of the family as the main attraction for unexplained events. The lighting is amazing in this film because it shows us how little the siblings must work with, as well as the unexplained moments surrounding it. In many other films, this would be seen as a negative, but the dimly lit scenes add so much more to the movie. When it comes to the images they are put through, there are some disturbing creations added in.

He’s Watching is available in U.S. VOD Nationwide This Thursday, July 21st!

Final ThoughtsHe’s Watching is a creepy, atmospheric horror that shreds the nerves of the audience.