CAPSULE: LUCY (2014)

DIRECTED BY: Luc Besson FEATURING: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Min-sik Choi PLOT: An American student develops godlike powers when she is accidentally dosed with an experimental drug. WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: I’m unsure whether Luc Besson is just joshing around here or whether Lucy the worst premise for a seriously intended … Continue reading CAPSULE: LUCY (2014)

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/24/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons… Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links. IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE): Antiporno (2017): A female artist/novelist degrades her submissive assistant, or at least that’s what seems to be going on… Nikkatsu studios revived … Continue reading WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/24/2017

CAPSULE: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017)

DIRECTED BY: Luc Besson FEATURING: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna PLOT: A pair of hotshot space cops flirt with each other as they stumble upon a conspiracy surrounding a lost race that threatens the survival of the massive spaceport that serves as the hub of galactic peace and commerce. WHY IT WON’T MAKE … Continue reading CAPSULE: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (2017)

LIST CANDIDATE: LOWLIFE (2017)

DIRECTED BY: Ryan Prows FEATURING: Nicki Micheaux, Mark Burnham, Ricardo Adam Zarate, Santana Dempsey, Shaye Ogbonna, Jon Oswald PLOT: Unhinged restaurant owner Teddy Haynes runs a people-processing facility below his fish taco building, harvesting organs of undocumented immigrants and pimping out underage women. His enforcer, the luchador El Monstruo, is worried about the well-being of … Continue reading LIST CANDIDATE: LOWLIFE (2017)

2017 FANTASIA FESTIVAL: MOVIES & MAYHEM IN MONTREAL, VOL. 2

7/19 & 7/20 : Preparing for another Long Weekend Although it may come back to haunt me, I did not brave the swarms of fan-boys and girls that flocked to Luc Besson‘s new space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Wednesday evening. I did, however, stay out late to catch Ufuk Genç’s German-language … Continue reading 2017 FANTASIA FESTIVAL: MOVIES & MAYHEM IN MONTREAL, VOL. 2

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/14/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons… Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links. IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE): Endless Poetry: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s second installment in the psychoautobiographical project that began with the Certified Weird The Dance of Reality, now concerning … Continue reading WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/14/2017

READER POLL FOR EAKER VS. EAKER VS.THE 2017 SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS: THE CANDIDATES

With summer just around the corner, it is time for the 366 reader base to vote on which three summer blockbusters to send the Eakers (Alfred and Aja) to review for our fourth annual installment of the series “Eaker v.s Eaker vs. the Summer Blockbusters.” The candidates below are listed in order of release. Be sure … Continue reading READER POLL FOR EAKER VS. EAKER VS.THE 2017 SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS: THE CANDIDATES

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 10/30/2015

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons… Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links. SCREENINGS – (AFI Silver Theater, Silver Springs, MD, Oct 30-31): Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922): Read the Certified Weird entry! The occult classic screens for … Continue reading WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 10/30/2015