Loss and grief can do a lot to us. It can tear us down, forcing us to shut out the world, but it can also help us identify which relationships we hold dear are the strongest. In Thomas Dekker’s film JACK GOES HOME (available 10/14/2016 in select theaters and VOD […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: JACK GOES HOME 2016 dir. Thomas Dekker



Ever have one of those days where you envision squashing someone with the sheer force of your brain? How do you think you would feel if one day it came true and actually happened? And what if the person has pushed you to it, or worse, was actively trying to […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: THE MIND’S EYE 2015 dir. Joe Begos



Celebrating 25 years of art on the outside edge of culture, Cult Epics releases SIN, the latest film by Cult Epics head honcho, Nico B, as well as THE EXOTIC DANCES OF BETTIE PAGE, a collection of reels of exotic dancing from everyone’s favorite pinup model.

Cult Epics 25th Anniversary: SIN and THE EXOTIC DANCES OF ...


Fight or flight is one of our most basic animal instincts. But how does one flee a huge predator when injured and stuck a quarter mile away from shore? That is the predicament our heroine finds herself in THE SHALLOWS, the latest film by Jaume Collet-Serra, now out on Blu-Ray, […]

PREMATURE EVALUATIONS: THE SHALLOWS 2016 dir. Jaume Collet-Serra


Fantastic Fest has come to a close, and despite more reviews coming in from a lot of the films available, the audience had a chance to vote for their favorites of the festival and the awards were presented last evening. As follows is the press release of the winners with […]

FANTASTIC FEST 2016: Fantastic Awards Winners Announced



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I’m sure that I did a few stupid things as a teenager. But never did I think that I was above the law due to my age. That fact probably kept me out of more trouble than most. I was mostly a goody-two-shoes, didn’t drink, didn’t smoke (what did ya […]

FANTASTIC FEST 2016: THE YOUNG OFFENDERS


When I first realized that I was going to be covering the sequel to a live action adaptation of an anime and manga, the completist within me instantly started tracking down the first live action film, the anime, and how I could get a hold of the manga series as […]

FANTASTIC FEST 2016: ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM: THE GRADUATION


With the upcoming release of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, it appears that Tim Burton is continuing in his family friendly oddness, yet it looks to have an extra bite to it. And no, I’m not just referring to the little girl with a second mouth. With Fantastic Fest […]

FANTASTIC FEST 2016: Austin went from weird to peculiar



With the recent release of BLAIR WITCH, it has quite a few people re-visiting the original, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, in preparation. I wholeheartedly loved the film, having seen it three times in the theater, yet haven’t revisited it since. My good friend, Jerry Smith, Editor in Chief of ICONS […]

SLOPPY SECONDS: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 1999 dir. Daniel Myrick, ...