Today’s New Release: DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS

 

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As the title may indicate, this is a little bit of a “naughty” film coming out of South Korea. Nominated for Best Director at the 2007 Baeksang Arts Awards and in 2008 at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, “Dasepo Naughty Girls” is a raunchy, fun-filled, Korean musical comedy. The film opens with a substitute teacher explaining that he is substituting that day, because the student’s real teacher has an STD which he explains can happen when you sleep with a teenage hooker. Yes, viewers this is the first two minutes of the film and the lines and the sex continue throughout the entire film. Think “Old School” Korean-style, with the same sense of humor, jokes and dirtiness. Although the film is all about the different cliques of students at No Use High School, it focuses on three particular misfits who are just searching for a way to belong and struggle with their own individual differences. I think my favorite character was the cross-dressing “Big Razor Sis” who loves to just have a great time and view life from a positive perspective. I hate to make this film sound deep, as it is not, it is definitely one of the most sexually-charged, strangest films I have ever seen. From bandits, to bad girls, to teachers being whipped by their students, virgins, and even a Cyclops, there is something that you are bound to get a kick out of in “Dasepo Naughty Girls” folks, so watch it tonight!

 

  • Director: Je-yong Lee
  • Starring:  Ok-bin Kim, Jin-woo Park, Kyeon Lee
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English

Today’s New Release: MI VERANO CON AMANDA

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: MI VERANO CON AMANDA

 

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“Mi verano con Amanda” is a hilarious and delightful summer romance that literally propelled me back to the good ol’ days of young and budding love. We have the heartwarming motley crew of young men; there is Fabio (“the philosopher” who smokes entirely too much weed), RS (who has the money, the ladies, and the sweet pad), Chicho (who is fat, horny, and ghetto) and of course our lead, the hopeless romantic, Gaby. As the posse set out on their adventure, I must admit, I marveled at the stunning landscape and picturesque island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. But never mind all of that, because “Mi verano con Amanda” is about a shy and somewhat awkward Gaby who is in-love with a gorgeous model, Amanda, who has no idea that this boy even exists. Typical in format to many coming-of-age films, yet, this story has many surprising twists and turns and definitely veers away from the “predictable.” Let us face facts, viewers, this movie is about a good time and that is precisely what youthful summers are all about! We are talking about pure fun, booze, partying, smoking pot and trying to roll around in the bed with whomever looks like a great time. This is not a John Hughes teenage love film, but “Mi verano con Amanda” will TRULY entertain you and remind you of the days of so long ago!

 

  • Director: Benjamin Lopez
  • Starring:   Jana Carrero, Joel Contreras, Christie Miro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles:  English

 

 

Today’s New Release: QUICK TO DUCK

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: QUICK TO DUCK

 

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To say this movie is abstract is the biggest understatement on earth.” “”Quick to Duck” is downright weird. What film lover does not adore the incomparable Steve Guttenberg? Yes, he is a warm spot of the 80’s, a wonderful supporting actor in his heyday, yet in this film we are reminded of his utter talent and skill onscreen. This strange comedic drama is about the life of a doctor and group home owner for wayward teens. The doctor’s life is filled with all of the debauchery imaginable from hard core drugs to the pursuit of young females, all the while with the whispers of the law hot on his trail. One of my favorite moments in the film is when “grace” is said at the dinner table; “good God, God good, great food, good mood, enough said, get fed, Amen.” What are some of the aspect of Indie movies that most Indie fans love? Small budgets means more risks more risks equals increased creativity and of course, copious amounts of cursing! These are just some of my favorite points of “Quick to Duck,” viewers! If you are in the mood for an off-the-wall, fun, witty and strange movie, BIGSTAR has the perfect movie to settle in and watch tonight!

 

 

  • Director:  Robin Mountjoy
  • Starring:  Anthony Aveni, Erik Batykefer, Caryn Degrauwere

 

 

 

Today’s New Release: AVIDA

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: AVIDA

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Shot completely in black and white, such stark contrasts often mean brilliance, in this reviewer’s humble opinion. Completely strange, utterly awkward and almost impossible to follow at times, these are all of the completely perfect contributions which make this artsy film the true gem that it is. From random rhinos, to bizarre music, squeaky rubber dolls, live lobster thefts, and wrestling elderly men at golf courses, I would have to say that “Avida” will definitely hold your interest. It just may be THE MOST bizarre film I have ever witnessed. The cast of characters are colorful, edgy and completely compelling,( such as dwarves and obesity to the point of terror) to watch. There is not a great deal of script to the film it relies instead heavy on all of the imagery, which tell a most fantastic tale. That is one in which a dog-napping occurs by two ketamine-addicted zoo keepers, whose plan fails miserably and they are then forced to help the dog’s obese millionare owner Avida, carry out her death wish. This is a French comedy folks, so within that, I am going to say that it is a completely surreal comedic romp that you must explore today, only because I TRULY believe “Avida” is a charming cult-classic to-be!

  • Director:  Gustave de Kervern
  • Starring:  Velvet D’Amour, Anselme, Fernando Arrabal

Today’s New Release: I GOT FIVE ON IT TOO

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: I GOT FIVE ON IT TOO

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For those of you who have seen the first “I Got Five On It,” you have a very good idea what is in store with this sequel. It starts out as bawdy as can be, with the opening scene in which Jimmy (Todd Bridges) and Barney Bumble (Chris Angelo) are trying to pick up on a hooker, and much to their surprise, she turns out to be transgender. Filled with not only the same cast as the previous film, but the same amount of debauchery, Barney Bumble is a fool as usual and Larry Poppins, played by James Bridges, is hilarious! This film is very low budget, stupid and low class, but folks, that is precisely why this Oakland film is so endearing, especially to folks from the Bay Area. There is an underlying storyline here, in which a bunch of dudes are trying to plan a hot party at Barney’s place, filled with gorgeous babes, tons of weed, some hard liquor and great beats. Yet “I Got Five On It Too,” is just a fun-filled, guy flick about debacles and mishaps that come with the territory. Complete with grotesque tales of pooping during sex, “dirty Sanchez’s,” blow-up dolls, and bathroom scenes, this sequel delivers plenty of raunchiness for all you Barney lovers out there! So roll up a fat one, pass it around, sit back and enjoy the hilarity and all night party that is TRULY a riot!

  • Directors: Eduardo Quiroz, Jose Quiroz
  • Starring: Chris Angelo, Jimmy Bridges, Todd Bridges

Today’s New Release: YOLKI 1

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: YOLKI 1

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Not many holidays are celebrated in the country of Russia. The exceptions to this unspoken rule are soccer wins and New Year’s. The film “Yolki 1” concentrates on the multitude of lives leading up to the celebration of New Year’s. I was surprised to learn that the very large country of Russia has time that stretches out to nine different time zones. In this film, in each distinct time zone, we our immersed in a small life story; giving us deep insight into the tale of a young girl’s need to impress her friends, a man madly in-love with his girlfriend whom he hasn’t seen in six months, a jewelry thief headed to jail, a woman enamored with her unfaithful fiancé, a lonely cab driver who pines after a supermodel and a college dude lying to impress his girlfriend. This film creates a beautiful tapestry of these lives, adding layer upon layer to create a TRULY heartwarming romantic comedy. The theory of “six degrees of separation” is explored and confirmed in this rich film. BIGSTAR has TRULY outdone themselves with this stirring film about the wonderful complexity of human life and how friendship, strangers and family can encourage us in our even saddest of hours. Give yourself a holiday treat by not letting this spectacular flick pass you by! “Yolki 1” has been added to this reviewer’s “must watch list” and I TRULY cannot WAIT for the next two sequels!

  • Director: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Starring: Dmitry Medvedev, Alina Bulynko
  • Language: Russian
  • Subtitles:  English

 

Today’s New Release: BEHOLD THE LAMB

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: BEHOLD THE LAMB

 

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BIGSTAR has discovered yet another bizarre yet completely compelling film in “Behold the Lamb.” One of the oddest “dramedy’s” I have witnessed the flick starts out dark and witty and continues in that vain throughout the film.

Starring two unlikely characters who form an even more unlikely bond, she is a prostitute and mother; he is an older, epileptic single parent as well. The religious references are there as well, from the title, to the actual lamb, to cleansing water, yet the meaning of the film has so much more depth than that. It is the tale of redemption of the two people who fight one another and their inner demons as they cross the brilliant Northern Ireland landscape. Their journey takes its biggest and oddest twist when they happen upon a “drug-filled” lamb. Yes, viewers, your read that last line correctly. The strange expedition is filled with humor from dead dogs, to car naps, to toilet sex, to the banter between our two heroes. It has one misadventure after another but my favorite unfortunate event has to be when he (Eddie) misplaces the drug-loaded lamb and is sent out, on his own accord, to a muddy field to find it among a flock of sheep. Viewers, if you are into crazy road trips, than “Behold the Lamb” is TRULY the adventure you have been waiting for!

 

  • Director:  John McIlduff
  • Starring:  Aoife Duffin, Nigel O’Neill, Sandra Ni Bhroin

Today’s New Release: BORN INTO SH*T

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: BORN INTO SH*T

 

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In this stylishly violent film, there is a certain heartwarming sarcasm as the movie is narrated by a young man who completely hates his parents and they completely loathe one another. There is also a delicious amount of assumptions that go around by all of the characters involved creating one mishap after another. All of this, coupled with examinations of sexual orientation, make “Born Into Sh*t” a BIGSTAR hit!

Tomas is a young, impressionable man with a lovely girlfriend, Madonna. When Tomas randomly sees his father out with another man whom he knows is gay, Tomas decides to have sex with Madonna to make sure homosexuality is not hereditary. Although he discovers he does in fact, prefer women, he manages to get Madonna pregnant in the process. (This is the first of many presumptions gone badly). What makes this film so exquisitely unique, is that prior to each segment of the film, the director decided to give us tidbits of the action that will unfold. Another story line that occurs is that of Tomas’ mother, who saves a suicidal woman from a train crash and it is not long after, that she is seduced by the delicate suicidal lady. There is yet another plot going on with the father of Tomas and what he REALLY does for a living. All of this accompanied with voiceovers at the end of certain scenes that echo the hilarious title, “Born Into Sh*t” make this flick a true gem.

Surely all of this is enough to pique your interests, viewers, as “Born Into Sh*t” held me, captivated me, and made me wish it was even a bit longer! If you (like me) love sarcasm, quick wit, and gun slingers who use old Coke bottles to mask the sound of gunfire, then “Born Into Sh*t” is THE film for you!

  • Director:  Marcel Bystron
  • Starring:  Edna Bolkan, Fernando Almada, Flavio Peniche
  • Language:  Czech
  • Subtitles: English

Today’s New Release: QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY

 

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“Quiet Days in Clichy” is a remake of a 1970’s film that is also adapted from a book about the infamous Henry Miller. Full of breathtaking visuals, goddesses for women, and starring a beloved 80’s actor, this film is one to definitely peruse.

The bottom story line breaks down as such; Henry Miller (Andrew McCarthy) looks back at his much younger days to a specific period of time spent with a buddy and together, they explore the sexual underworld that Paris has to offer. They become particularly ensnared in a brothel run by an odd fellow named Adrienne. Somehow, the two young men, (Miller & Karl) instantly become enamored with the same, large-breasted beauty by the name of Colette and both strive to win her heart and affection.

There are some notable actors in the film (Eva Grimaldi and Mario Adorof) as well as deeply rich cinematography, and yes, viewers, these aspects do seem to make up for McCarthy’s fumbling portrayal of Miller. I am a HUGE Andrew McCarthy fan, yet this is one film he seemed to certainly struggle with. Nevertheless, there are more breasts and orgies than one can yearn for, in fact, this film completely reminded me of “Caligula” due to its “artistic eroticism.” The tale of a budding artist, the painfully gorgeous females, the amazing shots of Paris and the seedy joy of getting a glimpse at the sexual underworld will TRULY have you riveted! “Quiet Days in Clichy” is certainly worth shouting about!

 

  • Director: Claude Chabrol
  • Starring:  Andrew McCarthy, Nigel Havers, Barbara De Rossi

Today’s New Release: ROCK N’ROLL FRANKENSTEIN

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: ROCK N’ ROLL FRANKENSTEIN

 

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This is one of THE MOST delightfully offensive movies I have watched in forever! From cow brains-to-massive amounts of cocaine-to men conversing with dead rats-to body parts soaked in formaldehyde, this is one strange horror trip to take!

There is seriously something that is going to offend each and every person in this raunchy flick including the scene where the gay priest has a cross shoved up his rear end. The main plot is that of an uncle, his necrophilia nephew and a bizarre pot head that get the hair brained scheme to go around desecrating dead legendary rockers gravesites. I am talking the likes of Jim Morrison, Liberace and Elvis to a name a few, in an effort to create the “ultimate super rock group.”

If you are a huge fan of cult classics like “Rocky Horror Picture Show” then this IS TRULY the film for you! It is super cheesy, completely disturbing, beyond hilarious, and TRULY one of the best “B” horror movies that has come out in a long time! If only all horror flicks could be this utterly clever, entertaining, and satisfying, than this girl would be in horror-heaven! This is now at the TOP of my “must-watch list” do not skip this film this week for Halloween!

  • Director: Brian O’Hara
  • Starring:  Graig Guggenheim, Jayson Spence, Barry Feterman