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Young Ones
Young Ones
DVD
Price: $12.99

2.0 out of 5 stars PRAY FOR RAIN, November 22, 2014
This review is from: Young Ones (Amazon Instant Video)
Ernest (Michael Shannon) lives in a dust bowl, a home made out of Sealands. His farm is dried up, as is much of the US. He hauls items for sale and barter to the construction crew laying pipe and drilling for water. His boring son Jerome (Kodi Smit-McPhee) helps him while his daughter Mary (Elle Fanning) takes care of the house chores. She would rather be with Flem (Nicholas Hoult). He has a motorcycle and is perhaps the only boy she knows. Mom (Aimee Mullins) is away in a home. She is part robot.

The story combines products that are here, but not readily available along with old technology. The family has the option to leave and go where there is water, but it is one of those attached to the land things. There is some treachery in the story, but for the most part the dialogue is predictable and boring. After a while I found myself speaking lines word for word before actors could say them. The film appeared to be character driven, except they made very boring characters with Jerome making me want to watch the wheat grow instead.

This film wasn't for me.

Parental Guide: F-bomb (at least 2). No sex or nudity. Elle's naked feet for Tarantino.


Convict (2014) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.4 Import - Australia ]
Convict (2014) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.4 Import - Australia ]
DVD ~ David Field
2 used & new from $37.99

4.0 out of 5 stars CAUSUALTY OF WAR, November 22, 2014
"Convict" is the Australian version of a man wrongfully accused gone to prison and harassed, but fights back film. Ray (George Basha -also wrote/directed) is convicted of manslaughter of a rich kid when it was clearly self defense. As always they can never get a good premise to put an innocent person in jail. He is also a war hero and uses his skills to survive, i.e. beat up guys 10 times his size...but he can never handle two of them. The warden is payed to make his life difficult.

This kind of film hasn't been done in at least a month, so it was so refreshing ;) Seriously, it held my interest even though it lacked memorable tough guy sound bites and Pamela Grier. Worth a view if you are into the tough prison guy thing.

F-bomb. Male butt nudity. No sex.


Dead Walkers: Rise of the Fourth Reich
Dead Walkers: Rise of the Fourth Reich
DVD ~ Philip Berzamanis
Price: $13.99

1.0 out of 5 stars I KILL PEOPLE, November 22, 2014
Alpha One (Philip Berzamanis) is apparently a Nazi hunter of the 4th Reich. He tells his unwavering story as a flashback to a shrink. Alpha One is troubled by nightmares and hallucinations.

The film is all over the place. The video is inconsistent. Sometimes it is in color. Other times black and white through a fish eye lens. The director had apparently ordered a blue hue for some of the scenes, but ended up getting a box of different colored lens filters, all of which he had to try out . I tried to figure out the significance of the differences in blue, green, yellow, orange,and red tints, but had to give up hope. A director's commentary would have been nice on this one.

This film is tough to sit through. It rates a double punch on your hacker's card, even though it is only 77 minutes in length. It is that bad.

Parental Guide: f-bomb, sex. some ugly/gore nudity.


Isis Rising: Curse of the Lady Mummy - Trailer
Isis Rising: Curse of the Lady Mummy - Trailer
Offered by Short-form Videos
Price: $0.00

1.0 out of 5 stars SOMEONE LET HER OUT, November 22, 2014
The story introduces the myth of Isis, Osiris, and Set and claims it is real. A group of college students accidentally revives Isis and some of them get their careers ended in the process. The acting and script is porn quality bad. Indeed, it almost appears as they wrote this to be a soft core porn movie but then couldn't afford the actresses.

Very bad. Avoid at all cost.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, Nudity? Isis with painted on top?


Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy
Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy
DVD ~ Priya Rai
Price: $14.95
9 used & new from $9.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SOMEONE LET HER OUT, November 22, 2014
The story introduces the myth of Isis, Osiris, and Set and claims it is real. A group of college students accidentally revives Isis and some of them get their careers ended in the process. The acting and script is porn quality bad. Indeed, it almost appears as they wrote this to be a soft core porn movie but then couldn't afford the actresses.

Very bad. Avoid at all cost.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, Nudity? Isis with painted on top?


Dead Evidence
Dead Evidence
DVD ~ Kevin Smith (II)
Offered by New Horizons Pictures
Price: $5.73
31 used & new from $0.21

3.0 out of 5 stars I KNOW WHAT'S IN HIS HAT, November 21, 2014
This review is from: Dead Evidence (DVD)
In New Zealand, Dean Riley (C. Thomas Howell) is accused of murder. He claims he is innocent. His wife (Kim Michalis) tries to hire a private detective (Stephen Papps) but can only afford his secretary (Angela Marie Dotchin) a wannabe investigator. She enlists the help of her ex-boyfriend (Kevin Smith) a cop who was dismissed from the force for conduct unbecoming while interrogator a hooker in the interrogation room. When a similar murder happens, Detective Snow (Ross Duncan) claims they are unrelated. The only way they can free Riley is to find the killer.

This has all the feel of a made for TV film. While not horribly bad, it wasn't horribly good. The movie held my interest, but the who-dun-it aspect was a failure as it didn't give us any head fakes or clues that we could solve it ourselves first. Angela Dotchin reminded me of Traci Lords with her attitude. It felt anachronistic watching modern people trampling through Lothlórien.

A film you could easily watch at 1:00 AM while channel surfing.

No swearing, sex. Corpse butt nudity. Women in bikinis wrestling.


Autumn Blood
Autumn Blood
Offered by Short-form Videos
Price: $0.00

2.0 out of 5 stars THE SOUND OF GUN FIRE, November 21, 2014
This review is from: Autumn Blood
Two unnamed children's parents die and they try to survive in their rustic Alps farm. Unnamed teen girl gets raped and hunted. Not much dialogue. Many slow scenes such as the boy getting a splinter. Girl swims naked. People go to mass. Even the action scenes were slow. Not much to see here. Remarkably won best feature at the San Diego Film Festival 2013. Maybe I am missing something.

Some nudity (Sophie Lowe)


The Last Letter - Trailer
The Last Letter - Trailer
Offered by Short-form Videos
Price: $0.00

2.0 out of 5 stars PEOPLE WRITE LETTERS?, November 21, 2014
This review is from: The Last Letter - Trailer
First and foremost the idea that young people write letters is different. Perhaps that is a way to say Catherine (Sharon Leal) who appears to be typical of a girl you meet on a web site. She marries Michael (Omari Hardwick). We know next to nothing about their courtship. Catherine has sleep issues. Michael has work issues. Catherine was raised in a foster home which burned down and killed the owner. George (Gary Dourdan) and Claudia (Rocsi) are her foster siblings who still live in the same upscale neighborhood. Catherine does horrible things in her sleep that no one can control and everyone covers up.

The acting was hit and miss. The supporting cast was downright bad. The script has holes in it. Michael's work situation was poorly scripted. Not entertaining. Not recommended.

Parental Guide: F-bombs, sex. No nudity.


The Perfect Nanny DVD Unrated
The Perfect Nanny DVD Unrated
DVD ~ Bruce Boxleitner, Dana Barron, Scott Terra, Susan Blakely Tracy Nelson
Offered by S&J Deals
Price: $9.71
6 used & new from $5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars KILLS THE COMPETITION, November 21, 2014
Andrea (Tracy Nelson) attempts to kill herself when she discovers her man (Darren Gray Ward) in bed with another woman. Once she leaves the "nut house" she manages to swing a gig as a nanny for brain surgeon Dr. Robert Lewis (Bruce Boxleitner). Andrea is a hopeful romantic, wanting her life to be like a romance novel. She will stop at nothing (see woman with knife in hand on DVD cover) to get what she wants.

The film looks like it was made for TV. My slim-case version had the opening nudity blurred out as well as deleting the F-bomb, and S-word. It was almost PG. The movie turns into a dark comedy at the end when [PLOT SPOILER] mom becomes an enabler. It made me laugh, although I can't say that was the intent of the scene. The writing is so formulaic, it borders on comedy as we see obstacles getting removed.

I would imagine there are version with the opening sex scene with nudity intact as well as the swearing. The slim case doesn't have it.


MPD: Psycho
MPD: Psycho
DVD ~ Ren Osugi
Offered by PRIMETIME DEALS
Price: $5.05
42 used & new from $0.01

3.0 out of 5 stars PETALS IN THE WIND, November 21, 2014
This review is from: MPD: Psycho (DVD)
A detective with multiple personality disorder is at work on a case of a bar-code killer. There are people who kill and they all have a bar-code on their eye. They are under mind control from....? The Internet is also used. It involves the cult of LuC Monostone. Also women have volunteered to have part of their skulls removed and a flower planted in their brains. Then the second half has the new born/ telephone thing. I am sure things all tie together and make sense by the end of the series. Good luck with this one.

Graphic scenes are blurred.

Occasional translated F-bomb.


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