Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Card Player (2004)

Dir. Dario Argento

Police officer Anna Mari tries to stop a cardplaying serial killer in this chilling horror tale from Dario Argento. Anna's forced into a dangerous game with the maniac, and if she loses, she must witness the gruesome deaths of the killer's victims via webcam. With little information to go on, she teams with British officer John Brennan to uncover the murderer's identity. Liam Cunningham, Stefania Rocca and Claudio Santamaria star.

King Kong (1933)

Dir. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Delivering action, adventure, chills and thrills, this precedent-setting monster movie tells a timeless tale of man vs. beast. While shooting in the jungle, filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) discovers an awe-inspiring marvel of nature: a 50-foot gorilla dubbed Kong. Subduing the mighty beast, the crew returns to New York with the primate, who promptly escapes, spreading mayhem and going ape for the production's leading lady (Fay Wray).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

Film scholar Stuart Samuels plunges into the beating rebellion of 1970s cult cinema and emerges with six influential low-budget classics that changed the way movies are made and watched. Samuels turns his critical eye to George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo, John Waters's Pink Flamingos, Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come, David Lynch's Eraserhead and Jim Sharman's The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Skinwalkers (2006)

Dir. James Isaac

As 12-year-old Timothy (Matthew Knight) prepares to turn 13, he's blissfully unaware that he's a half blood slated to transform -- and that his extended family of good-hearted werewolves has been protecting him since the day he was born. Elsewhere, lurking in the shadows, an evil pack of werewolves (led by Jason Behr) has been waiting for more than a decade to pounce on him and claim him as its own.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Onibaba (1964)

Dir. Kaneto Shindo

During the great war-torn upheaval in medieval Japan, a poverty-stricken mother and her daughter-in-law scratch out a desperate existence by murdering lost samurai, disposing of their bodies and selling their belongings for grain. But when a neighbor returns from the war, lust, jealousy and rage threaten to drive a wedge between the mother and daughter-in-law. It isn't long before the presence of an ominous demon mask seals the trio's fate.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

June Stats

June Total = 3
2008 Total = 49

Rent - 2
Own - 1
Theater - 0
TV - 0
Other - 0
First Viewing - 3