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