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A Dark Song

A Dark Song

April 25, 2017

A Dark Song.  Rating:  4 (out of 5).  A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their souls to perform a dangerous black magic ritual that will grant them their desires. The film premieres on VOD on Friday, April 28.  The Austin Chronicle says, “It is a portrait of a mother’s wounded and slow-burning quest for vengeance, elegantly and tragically caught by Walker. It is matched by Oram’s stunning portrayal of the wizard as surly guardian, trying to keep his apprentice from jabbing her fingers in the machinery of the arcane.”

Starring: Mark Huberman, Susan Loughnane, Steve Oram
Director: Liam Gavin
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror

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La La Land

La La Land

April 25, 2017

La La Land.  Rating:  4 (out of 5).  Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, meet and fall in love, but their dreams threaten to rip them apart. Catch the film on VOD starting Tuesday, April 25. The Christian Science Monitor gives the film an A rating, and further notes, “’La La Land’ is a deliriously fine musical about the challenges of making art.”

Starring: Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ryan Gosling
Director: Damien Chazelle
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Musical

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Rupture

Rupture

April 25, 2017

Rupture.  Rating:  2 (out of 5).  A single mom must find a way to escape after she is violently abducted by a group of strangers with very interesting motives.  The film premieres on VOD on Friday, April 28. The Guardian says, “The silliness and nastiness outweigh the possible interest.”

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishé
Director: Steven Shainberg
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror

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The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye Man

April 25, 2017

The Bye Bye Man.  Rating:  2 (out of 5).  Three students from Wisconsin plan to come up against the Bye Bye Man. Catch this movie on VOD starting Tuesday, April 25.  The Hollywood Reporter calls the movie “An involving, although not entirely gratifying amalgam of horror conventions.”

Starring: Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, Douglas Smith, Faye Dunaway, Lucien Laviscount, Michael Trucco
Director: Stacy Title
Rating: R
Genre: Thriller, Horror

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Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars

April 25, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars.  Rating:  2 (out of 5).  Selene, the vampire death dealer, is back. Now, she fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. Catch the film on VOD starting Tuesday, April 25.  The Los Angeles Times says, “The fifth film in the series still executes creative kills; if only the same attention were paid to the rest of the movie.”

Starring: Bradley James, Charles Dance, Clementine Nicholson, James Faulkner, Kate Beckinsale, Lara Pulver, Peter Andersson, Theo James, Tobias Menzies
Director: Anna Foerster
Rating: R
Genre: Action, Horror

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Voice From the Stone

Voice From the Stone

April 25, 2017

Voice from the Stone. No rating.  1950s, Tuscany. Verena, a solemn nurse comes to the aid of a young boy who suddenly fell silent after the passing of his mother. The movie premieres on VOD on Friday, April 28. No critic reviews are available as of this writing.

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino
Director: Eric D. Howell
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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We Are X

We Are X

April 25, 2017

We Are X.  Rating:  3 (out of 5).  The film follows the legendary Japanese Rock Band: X JAPAN. Watch for it on VOD starting Tuesday, April 25.  The New York Times calls the film “[A] fascinating and assured documentary.”

Starring: Hiroshi Morie, Pata, Sugizo, Toshi, Yoshiki Hayashi
Director: Stephen Kijak
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Music, Documentary

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