Shark and Coltrane, two out-of-work pot farmers really want to break into the movie business. So they chainsaw a cadaver’s arm off and use the severed arm as a prop in a horror film. Now they have to survive a night in the graveyard with a cadaver zombie that wants his arm back! Pot smoking slacker gravediggers, a movie goddess (Lar Park Lincoln, Friday the 13th Part 7), an obsessed movie mogul, a cadaver salesman, hot cheerleaders who may be exotic dancers, a redneck who would love to grill a severed arm and a horny Scottish Terrier - they’re all here in this over-the-top horror film for stoners that has been called the most ominous use of a severed arm in the history of celluloid.
Private U (fr) wrote: Really worth checking out. Great cast, nuanced story, and beautifully shot. Fantastic balance of humor and pathos. Sure to springboard a lively discussion afterwards. I highly recommend.
James P (gb) wrote: Bad Boy Street: mediocre film, quite mediocre. Low budget, a slice-of-life type story without a real plot. It had plot potential but didn't live up to it. Actor has affair in France with a man and then flees when someone recognizes him. Obligatory woman-in-love-with-gay-man appears throughout. A one point the actor's manager appears with demands that the Frenchman sign a confidentiality agreement. His acting ability is so poor, his demeanor so unfitting the role, I immediately assumed he was the writer/director/producer etc who cast himself poorly-as they usually do. Checking the credits that proves to be the case. In general I assume that anytime a film has one person in the dual roles of a writer/producer/director and has an acting part, that we are headed for a disaster. This wasn't a total disaster but close enough.Of course, the actor, is terrified he will lose his role due a "morals clause" in the contract. Apparently this is 1960, even though it looks like today. And, he's so worried about the morals clause that in the opening he meets the Frenchman because he is passed out drunk/drugged out lying in the streets and the man takes him home, cleans him up and puts him to bed. Passing out drugged/drunk is NOT a morals issue but being gay is. The dialogue is generally uninteresting, the acting is fair, and the story fails to fly at any point.
Keith C (ru) wrote: "Trouble the Water" goes inside the Hurricane Katrina nightmare like no news report ever did, and it's for this reason alone that the film is a must-view. Having said that, I found myself to be strangely detatched from certain elements and wanting more from the film. I had to remind myself that some of what I was looking for in the film was not what the film was trying to accomplish. I would have liked to have seen more individual stories of hurricane victims, but instead, we are given only one story -- that of Kimberly Rivers Roberts. This is because the majority of the documentary's footage is Kimberly's own. (Never mind the fact that I wondered for long periods of time how it was that she came in possession of a video camera, how she paid for the tapes, and how she kept the footage from being destroyed.) Because this large-scale disaster is only shown through the viewpoint of one person, it is similar to a "Night"-like approach to the Holocaust in that its humanity lies in focusing a huge tragedy down to the personal touch of witnessing one person's experience with it. Personally, I wanted more than just Kimberly's story, as compelling as it was. For this reason, I much preferred Spike Lee's more expansive look at Hurricane Katrina for HBO, "When the Levees Broke." "Trouble the Water" was nominated for Best Documentary Feature this year and was considered to be a sentimental favorite, though it lost to the much better (if you ask me) "Man on Wire." I think people should watch this film to really understand the situation from a zoomed-in point of view. But my brain wanted to tackle the politics of the debacle, the scope of the chaos and the heartbreak of the devesation with more expanse that this film aimed to provide. All of this is to say that for what it was, "Trouble the Water" was very good. I struggled because of what it wasn't that I was looking for instead.
David G (au) wrote: JCVD is a wee gem of a movie, well worth watching for Jean Claude Van Damme giving the best performance of his career.
Geraldine A (jp) wrote: another brilliant film by todd stephens! Very touching coming of age film with such heart. its filled with dreamy filming and lots of stevie nicks (of cos) and the cure inspired scenes.. a film perfect for the dreamers or anyone who has ever had a dream and tried to persue it. It shows us that its ok to be who we are and to not give up.
Joseph H (br) wrote: Terminator 2 is a fantastic sequel with great action and thrills that just make this movie one of the best film experiences ever!
Ca H (es) wrote: This did verge on melodramatic sentimental and stereotypical, but it was just so lovely and emotional with plenty of fire and I got totally sucked in: the tears definitely flowed at the end. I just enjoyed seeing a film where the central relationship was a friendship and it was beautiful.
Cory T (ag) wrote: If nothing else, films like 'Eaten Alive' and 'Vamp' with their overriding influences to Tarantino represent important springboards. Regardless of the 'From Dusk Til Dawn' connection, 'Vamp' begins as a sublime hybrid of frat boy chemistry (the hanging hazing opening is a good misdirection) and vampire seduction, but it soon meanders aimlessly. One can accurately indicate when the film derails, it's after Robert Rusler departs midway through the film and the pink-neon lighting of a Joel Schumacher 'Batman' film becomes more incandescent. The androgynous Grace Jones is a rapturous creature in her Kabuki theater makeup and slender body, but she is hardly present until the deus ex machina finale. Additionally the puerile one-liners of a freshly vampiric Rusler is pure shtick ("I can work on this. Ever heard of night class?").
Richard S (ca) wrote: Small indie film that looks as if it was made on a budget of about twenty dollars but is a surprisingly brilliant zombie movie.The zombie apocalypse takes a back seat for most of the movie as 2 friends take a road trip and face various struggles together in this new post apocalytpic world. The road trip itself provides lots of light hearted moments and turns the movie into a pretty decent buddy movie. It's only as we reach the final stretch that the film turns a little darker and we see the true cost of living in such a world.