Drama Rod Lott
Vanguard director Takashi Miike is not one to repeat himself, and in Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, he hasn't — not really. Yes, the film is the Japanese filmmaker's follow-up to 2010's 13 Assassins;
yes, both are remakes and focused on samurais. But they approach the
genre from such varying ways that other than excellence, the
similarities end there.
Horror Rod Lott
When I first heard of Mimesis,
I thought it was a great idea: horror fans unwittingly participating in
a live role-playing game that plops them into the classic film Night of the Living Dead. Now that I've seen it, however, I realize I was wrong. It's a terrible idea, and one executed poorly by Dark Fields director Douglas Schulze.
Thriller Rod Lott
Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda (Katie Cassidy, TV’s Arrow) finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey (Tracy Spiridakos, TV’s Revolution). The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men.
Pop Alyssa Grimley
Amanda Earhart’s sound is hard to categorize. Think today’s pop, but
with fewer thump-thump club beats and synthesizers, traded for more
undoctored vocals and guitar. Throw in a dash of country twang and a
sprinkling of piano and violin, and that’s a start.