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  • Starved:  

    A director of such made-for-TV horror movies as “Lake Placid 3” and “Ghost Shark,” a slasher-blood-letting chiller set in Florida but filmed in Louisiana, and a cast of barely recognizable utility TV actors is the set up for this gore-fest about a group of three hitchhikers who find themselves in a small out-of-the-way town in which other similar travelers seem to be trapped.  The only way out may be to take on a terrible one-time-human, who turns out to be just the start of all the trouble.  If you like ‘em gory, this will do it for you! Rated 18A.

  • What We Do in the Shadows:  

      Here’s something you don’t see very often: a vampire movie set in New Zealand!  It plays out like a reality TV show, and is billed as a horror-comedy, as we look into the lives of a group of four vampires who share an apartment, and who, other than being immortal, hundreds of years old, and thirsting for human blood, have to deal with the same things that the rest of deal with – dividing up the chores, making the rent, keeping busy ... and an additional challenge – how do you get all dressed up to go to a hot nightclub when you have no reflection in the mirror?  And we thought we had it bad!  It’s an odd and very quirky story that has a certain charm on a warm summer night in front of the home theatre.  The actors are recognizable at home in NZ ... strangers to us, but some of the locations were used in the Rings Trilogy. Rated 18A.

     

  • Wild Horses

    Written, directed, and starring Robert Duvall, this one looks like a modern western but it’s really a present-day detective story.  Shot in Utah, it’s the story of a rancher (Duvall) who walks in on “a situation,” loses his temper and does a very bad thing, and spends the next decade-and-a-half covering it up.  When a young detective starts poking around, it’s time to try to figure out where the real truth is.  James Franco and Josh Hartnett also star in what is an unusual and engaging story.  Duvall is just Duvall though – he now seems to be pretty much the same character in every movie, not necessarily a bad thing.  Rated 14A.

  • The Hunger Games (2014):   

     Mockingjay Part 1:  Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) just gets better and better with each new film in this series, as she flies, literally, into the leadership of the rebellion against President Snow and his followers.  The final instalment in this series comes out in November, so this is a good time to brush up on events to date.  Josh Hutcherson is back as Peeta Mallarek, Woody Harrelson returns to his role as Haymitch Abernathy, and Liam Hemsworth is Gale Hawthorne.  Best of the franchise so far.  Rated PG.

     

     

    The Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit (2011):  

     This animated feature, made in China, with an American voice cast added in after the fact, is directed at young children six and up, and at no one else. Just as there are many designer handbags and Rolex rip-offs made in China for export, this one seems to be a Kung Fu Panda knock-off, without Jack Black, without the high-end animation, and without the heart and soul.  Youngsters will probably not know the difference, but adults will have some difficulty sitting through it.  Rated PG.

EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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