IFFBoston Spotlight 2014: Life on the V: The Story of V66

IFFBoston Spotlight 2014: Life on the V: The Story of V66

The Independent Film Festival of Boston always has an amazing selection of documentaries, and this year is no exception. For our first doc spotlight, I wanted to feature Life on the V: The Story of V66. The film is the debut feature documentary from Eric Green, and tells the story a popular music video channel that broadcast around Boston between 1985 and 1986, and disappeared from the airwaves after 18 months.

The doc focuses on the nostalgia, and the importance of the channel in the middle of the music video craze. It features channel co-founders John Garabedian, and Arnie Ginsberg, as well as various members of the Boston 80s music scene.

The films IFFBoston screening marks its world premiere. The film screens on Sunday, April 27 at 4pm at the Somerville Theatre. Buy Tickets Here.

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Big Significant Things

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Big Significant Things

Things seem great for Craig (Harry Lloyd), stable job, great family, and he’s about start a new part of his life with his girlfriend, moving to San Francisco. He decides to hold off on his upcoming life changes by taking a solo road trip to the South, looking for all the “world’s largest” novelties.

The trailer looks great, as well as the buzz coming out of its SXSW Film Festival Premiere. Check it out below.

BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS screens as part of IFFBoston at the Somerville Theatre, Friday, April 25 at 7PM. Buy Tickets Here.

‘Big Significant Things’ Trailer from Bryan Reisberg on Vimeo.

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Beneath the Harvest Sky

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Beneath the Harvest Sky

IFFBoston 2014 kicks off the evening of April 23rd at the Somerville Theatre with BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY, directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. The film premiered at Toronto last year, and tells the story of two best friends, that are looking to leave their industrial town in Maine, and dream of moving down to Boston. The friends go in avery different directions, one working the harvest on a potato farm, the other enters a world of drugs.

Pullapilly and Gaudet make their narrative feature debut with this film, both having come from a documentary background. Check out the trailer here, and get your tickets for the opening night of IFFBoston at iffboston.org.

 

Extended “Guardians of the Galaxy” Video Clip

Extended “Guardians of the Galaxy” Video Clip

The new “Guardian’s of the Galaxy” clip features an extended scene from the original trailer, where Star Lord (Peter Quill) escapes from Djimon Hounsou’s Korath. I’m curious about this film, I enjoyed James Gunn’s last effort “Super,” but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the later summer release makes me a little nervous.

Video of the Week: Russian Roulette

Video of the Week: Russian Roulette

Came across this excellent short film over the weekend. Directed by Ben Aston, the short shows a lonely Brit named Lucy (Bec Hill) connecting with a Russian Cosmonaut (Stewart Lockwood) over chat roulette. Check it out!

Happy Monday!

Russian Roulette from Ben Aston on Vimeo.

New on Netflix: April 2014

New on Netflix: April 2014

April looks like a good month for Netflix with a ton of movies hitting the streaming service! Here’s a few to look out for.

Barton Fink

bartonfinkThe Cohen Brothers ’91 period film was their second collaboration with John Turturro. It tells the story of a Broadway writer who relocates to California to write for Hollywood.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi film comes to Netflix this month. Starring Richard Dreyfuss’s character Roy experiences an encounter with a UFO, and is then drawn to a particular area in the wilderness.

[Read more...]

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters nationwide today, April 4. Check your local listings for showtimes

At this point we are pretty deep into the Marvel Universe. Fully into Phase 2 of their master plan, we have now had three Iron Mans, two Thors, an Avengers, and now a second Captain America, with Guardians of the Galaxy just around the corner (also, do we mention Hulk, or is Marvel just as unsure of that property as we are?) We have been delighted by Iron Man, and then disappointed by him, while continuously being confused by Thor. The [Read more...]

Film Review: Sabotoge

Film Review: Sabotoge

Most bad movies have some redeemable quality: sometimes it’s a single stand-out performance or character; sometimes it’s that the film embraces its own campiness. But occasionally a movie is so bad that all you can think about is everything they could have done to make it less terrible.

[Read more...]

“Scream” the TV Series

“Scream” the TV Series

“Scream,” the Wes Craven slasher that kickstarted the mid/late 90s resurgence of teen slashers could be coming to a TV Screen near you. Website Bloody Disgusting got their hands on some plot details of the Wes Craven helmed pilot for MTV. The script will be penned by Jill Blotevogel, and not the original writer of the films, Kevin Williamson, who seems to have left FOX’s “The Following” to pursue another television project.

[Read more...]

Film Review: Noah

Film Review: Noah

Darren Aronofsky is a fascinating filmmaker. His films tend to be strong character pieces, and stories told with strong, sometimes disturbing, imagery. I remember being blown away the first time I saw his first feature, “Pi,” and have been fascinated by the choices he’s made since. When news broke about his new film “Noah,” some were ready to dismiss it, Aronofosky cashing in for the big money religious films tend to bring in. But I knew that he’d be bringing something different to the screen; Noah wasn’t going to be a Sunday school retelling of the biblical tale.

[Read more...]