“Rootwood” appears to be a revised version of the old Creepy Classic – “The Blair Witch Project”. But this one is updated into the millennial generation, so would that make it “The Blair Witch Podcast”? Actually the two main characters begin with a podcast that explores the supernatural realm, so that is what this little independent movie is going for. But, if people remember that the original “Project” was a lot of suspense and moody atmosphere that resulted into not much of anything — then is that the best thing you can base your new project on?
“The Other Lamb” is an independent feature about a moody and dark place for a woman to exist. The places shown are wonderful scenes, but the people trapped inside this nightmare have no way out. It is a bit of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, taken and stirred with some real-life horrors from inside a weird cult. It is like Jim Jones or David Koresh heading up the ladies in the Amish headgear. But this movie gets deeper into a psychological horror imposed on the women in this ‘religious’ cult. And it ain’t pretty.
Once I saw the trailer for ‘Coffee & Kareem,’ I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to view it. The trailer pits Ed Helms, from ‘The Office,’ ‘The Hangover,’ and ‘Tag’ against a child, and the kid is winning?!? Sounds good to me!
“Gold Dust” is an independent gem of a movie. It is not Fool’s Gold by a long shot. It is quirky and wacky release for DVD and Video-on-Demand, but I think it should be in Great Demand. It concerns a pair of oddball treasure hunters roaming throughout the Southwest desert looking for treasure, but finding mostly nothing but trouble. If you took “No Country for Old Men” and crossed it with crazy comedy — like ‘The Odd Couple’, you might get close to this movie. It might not have a huge budget or have major studio backing, but is a worth while nugget to find in these forlorn times. Read more
‘NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS’ is an emotional and provocative look at the truth of a topic no one wants to touch. Right now, abortion is a frightening theme to frame a film around in America. In fact, it’s a scary subject, no matter what’s going on in this country.
Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) is someone I’ve never known much about. My knowledge of him extended to an awareness that he was a world-famous French mime who was beloved for his skills in using his body to express himself rather than his words.
In Maine, there’s a little fishing town called Easter Cove. It turns out the tiny town holds many secrets; secrets that the young, teenage Mary Beth (Sophie Lowe) and Priscilla Connolly (Morgan Saylor) are about to discover.