Today’s New Release: I AM BISH

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: I AM BISH

 

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What makes a film like this so damn witty? The film’s own self loathing! The film opens with such proclamations as “Made by an IDIOT,” “this film is much better than Street Kings but that’s not saying much,” and “parts of this film are based on true events, unfortunately.” Part comedy, part zombie horror, part anime, part documentary and utterly crazy, viewers, “I Am Bish” had me enthralled in the first three minutes.

The premise breaks down like this; David Bishop is in his final year at Perth Film School and is shooting a documentary for his graduating project. Things change when an unspecified “incident” wipes out the population of Western Australia leaving Bish as the only survivor. At first he truly enjoys this newly discovered power but when he encounters the busty and beautiful Sarah and everything changes for him. With romantic scenarios such as “one hand job later” and random cartoon images of men saying the word “c*cksucker” there is not a moment to be missed in “I Am Bish.” The lead character, Bish has one of my favorite quotes of the year; “If there is a man drought I am the rain.” Yes, viewers it is the refreshing originality of this film that will keep you glued to the screen the entire time.

“I Am Bish” is hilarious, deliciously raunchy, utterly “man-tastic,” and filled with blood-squirting zombies. It is a film that represents the Australian filmmakers continued innovation in comedy and direction. By far, this is TRULY the best flick I have watched in months!

  • Director:  Dave Bishop
  • Starring : Dave Bishop, Siobhan Dow-Hall

Today’s New Release: STRONG LANGUAGE

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: STRONG LANGUAGE

 

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Get ready to take a step back into the 90’s with Simon Rumley’s first film, “Strong Language.” This mockumentary –style film dabbles into the minds, dreams, aspirations and musings of 20-something Londoner’s of all professions and demographics to discover the make-up of each of these individual’s lives.

We are talking about a time when groups such as Oasis and the Spice Girls were what were hot. The scene was a mix of pop, grunge and heavily influenced by the trends of America. Director, writer and producer Rumley asks all of the crucial questions in this time period, offering us an illuminating glimpse of the culture of the youth in London. Every imaginable topic is broached and analyzed from authors to prostitutes to drugs to Kama Sutra to the economy and then some! These discussions are held by some interesting characters to say the least, yes, fetish models and tarot card readers, as well as well-to-do snobs and bike fanatics. Perhaps this is where the magic in “Strong Language” lies in the brutally honest, refreshing, funny and uncensored conversation that flows throughout the 2 hour piece.

“Strong Language” manages to TRULY balance revealing and entertaining insights into the London world at that time. Some critics may say that this movie is a now “dated” perspective, but I say that “Strong Language” is a deliciously witty time-capsule that offers not only a fascinating view of London life but two hours of TRUE entertainment as well!

  • Director:  Simon Rumley
  • Starring:  Ricci Harnett, Kelly Marcel, Tania Emery

 

Today’s New Release: NAKED NERVE ENDINGS

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: NAKED NERVE ENDINGS

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According to the Histology of Sensory receptors,” naked nerve endings are: highly branched dendrite-like endings of sensory neurons and are not covered by Schwann cells. Naked nerve endings function as touch receptors in the cornea and pain receptors in skin and other areas.” This is a beautiful analogy of what the film “Naked Nerve Endings” is truly all about. Yes viewers, it is so much deeper than what it may seem at the start. It is an intelligent picture with an above average script and plenty of sarcasm and wit to keep one’s brain yearning for more, the whole way through.

Yes, there is a basic premise in which a bright young man named Wade (Joe Turk) comes up with a “brilliant” (insert sarcasm) pyramid scheme utilizing environmentally friendly products as his vehicle. Wade naturally employs other “marketing professionals” and it is utterly heartwarming that they take stoner breaks outside the office to help them with their “cold calls.” Think the movie “Clerks” for a moment folks and you have figured out a great deal about “Naked Nerve Endings.” When hippie-freak Dave Dodge (Steven Dean Davis) enters the “business pyramid” the film speeds up in a hurry. Dave Dodge is a terribly sarcastic, super-high, mellow dude whose interest lies in only one thing; cultivating his “following.” One of my favorite Dave moments is when he interrupts some pretty serious “marketing pitches” to shout out random things like; “GIRAFFE!”

The push and pull between business and art, marketing and pleasure, drums and environmentally sound products may sound like “surface talk” to most, but trust me viewers, “Naked Nerve Endings” dives much deeper than that to share a TRULY unusual yet satisfying perspective on life.

  • Director: Lance Lindahl
  • Starring:  Joe Turk, Steven Dean Davis, Austin Vaccaro, Joe Duffy

Today’s New Release: TO JENNIFER

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: TO JENNIFER

 

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“To Jennifer” is one of BIGSTAR’s latest creepy psychological treasures that is TRULY hard to turn away from. Grab your buddies, guys, and maybe a large pizza and some brews as this is one flick that is perfect for “distraction from college studies.” So the creep-show begins in that a guy named Joey suspects his girlfriend of cheating on him. Crushed, Joey asks his cousin Steven to embark on a “catch-the cheater” mission in which his cousin will document (with a video diary) both Joey’s heartache and Jennifer’s cheating ways. A premise like this asks some TRULY thought provoking questions. Is it better to love blindly, based on faith and blind trust? Or does one love with evidence and fact? How far should one go to prove that another has moved on? When love is clearly walking out the door, is it good to chase it anyway? “To Jennifer” answers some of these concerns and more. It is mainly about Joey and Steven and all of the mishaps, setbacks, and crazy encounters they experience along the way. I also loved the focus on the slow deterioration of Joey’s mind it seemed that with every passing minute in the film Joey comes closer and closer to the brink of insanity. “To Jennifer” TRULY exhibits what the mind can do, where it can slip and exemplifies how powerful thoughts can be. Viewers, come find out why restraining orders are sometimes extremely necessary.

  • Director:  James Cullen Bressack
  • Starring: Chuck Pappas, Jody Barton, James Cullen Bressack, Jessica Cameron

Today’s New Release: BIKINI BLOODBATH CHRISTMAS

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: BIKINI BLOODBATH CHRISTMAS

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Only four minutes into “Bikini Bloodbath Christmas” and we already have quite the lovely array of breasts to feast our eyes on. “Bikini Bloodbath Christmas” is apparently the last chapter of the Bikini Bloodbath series in which there are always a lot of bikinis and the villain is a psychotic chef who is intent on killing women and any other innocent bystanders. In this third installment there are two neighboring stores who are preparing themselves for a Christmas season of high sales. The manager of Mrs. Johnson’s Bong Shoppe runs a tight-ship giving his bikini-clad employees such motivational words as; “ If I get one more customer complaining about pubes in the bong water, I’ll burn your face off.” Whereas the manager of the Christian Deli (HE goes by the name of Geena Davis) simply tells his female entourage; “Let’s work hard to succeed because God hates failure!” These two stores seem to be constantly beefing with one another to the point that all of the sultry ladies decide to meet in a cemetery (naturally) to fight each other. Viewers, there are shower scenes with girls bathing one another, scenes of heaps of ladies dressing and undressing and I suppose these little montages have something to do with the storyline but I am honestly not sure what exactly and I imagine the men will not care. The killer chef continues to run around killing off the bikini babes one by one, and as far as the gore is concerned, there is a little disemboweling which is pretty cool but the movie leans a little more towards comedy than horror anyway. “Bikini Bloodbath Christmas” is TRULY perfect in its excessive hot tub, strip poker and house party pointless scenes. After all, who TRULY would not want to laugh aloud at Christmas?

  • Director: Jon Gorman and Thomas Edward Seymour
  • Starring:  Rachel Robbins, Niki Rubin, Phil Hall, Dick Boland, Margaret Rose Champagne, Sheri Lynn, Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman and Moniqui dupree

Today’s New Release: I HEART DOOMSDAY

 

 

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: I HEART DOOMSDAY

Click To Stream!Love triangles can be a truly delicate and messy entity “I Heart Doomsday” proves this is indeed an understatement as it is the most epic love triangle I have witnessed in my young life. This the story of a mad scientist by the name of Professor Maxmillian von Max who began his illustrious career as one of the world’s leading experts in weapons of mass destruction until eventually his radical ideas left him scorned in his well respected professional community. It is because of the lovely Tatiana Vlaskovsky, his lover and personal assistant, by his side that the scientist feels himself and ambitions limitless until tragedy of epic proportions ruins everything. This tragic lab accident leaves the professor horribly disfigured and his greatest love, Tatiana, with complete amnesia. Obviously, this tears the blissful couple apart and thus begins the utter obsession of the mad scientist to win back his beloved. Professor Maxmillian builds an ANDROID viewers, yes, you read that right! Naturally, he names it the “A1” and of course it is his vision so it is built in his own image to reignite memories with Tatiana of the life and love they once shared. One of my favorite things about “I Heart Doomsday” aside from the amazingly AWESOME premise, is the super cool ray gun that is fashioned from a bottle and a light bulb, or how unpretentious yet hilarious this romantic comedy truly is! Unfortunately for the mad scientist, the robot and Tatiana fall in love, leaving a jealous, homicidal Max in the lurch creating a bizarre love triangle of TRULY apocalyptic proportions. Viewers, I invite you to discover why love WILL make you TRULY crazy! I urge you to not deny yourself one of the strangest, wittiest, romantic comedies ever!

 

  • Director: Patrick Downing
  • Starring: Joe Cobden, Christine Ghawi, Trevor Hayes

 

 

Today’s New Release: BLUE MOUNTAINS, OR AN IMPROBABLE STORY

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: BLUE MOUNTAINS, OR AN IMPROBABLE STORY

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“Blue Mountains, or An Improbable Story,” is an incredibly witty gem of a Georgian film offered in the BIGSTAR Russian collection. Focusing on the use of repetition, the humor of this film transcends language barriers and envelops us in the shadows of a mismanaged bureaucracy. Indicative to many of the Russian films I have recently reviewed, the Russian filmmakers seem to greatly enjoy their ability to depict themselves as zany and “out there.” This festival nominated film (Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival) is no different in its charm and echo of the Russian spirit. The premise is that of an author who has written a manuscript, brought it to a publishing house, and is hoping that it will be well received by the editors and eventually published. Set in a typical office space, all of the “hardworking” employees (editors) that are (naturally) given the highest pay and available luxuries are, in fact, the laziest and least likely to do much of anything. Our writer (Soso) encounters one problem after another in his quest to have his work not only published, but simply read! Viewers, this is a TRULY fun and TRULY honest “poke” at the crumbling Soviet government and its entire incompetency’s. I will indeed, go so far as to say, I literally spit out my popcorn from laughing so hard, I highly recommend watching “Blue Mountains, or An Improbable Story,” today!

 

  • Director: Eldar Shengelaya
  • Starring:  Ramaz Giorgobiani, Vasilij Kakhniashvili, Tejmuraz Chirgadze, Ivan Sakvarelidze, Sesiliya Takajshvili
  • Language: Georgian
  • Subtitles:  English

Today’s New Release: ASHIK KERIB

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TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: ASHIK KERIB

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“Ashik Kerib” [Ashug-Karibi] is the last film completed by Armenian experimentalist Sergei Parajanov, a man whose work is now held in extremely high regard and has won many awards despite the fact that several of his films were once banned by the Soviet authorities. Based on the short story by Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov, “Ashik Kerib” is  positively a visually exquisite film. Director Sergei Parajanov took delicate care with each and every shot, some in which come into view as if in a painting. The basis of our tale is that of a rich love story, in which Minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a wealthy merchant’s daughter, the stunning Magul. In honoring tradition and customs, there is what is called a “ritual of betrothal” which ends up a twisted affair ripe with sarcasm. This is due to Magu’s father saying “no” so emphatically that he even turns around to shake his derriere in Ashik and his family’s faces. Filled with woe, Ashik Kerib decides to embark on a journey to earn money so that he may one day marry his beloved. He is to travel for a thousand days and a thousand years and Magul is to wait. What on earth could possibly be more romantic than this? Interwoven throughout every layer of this picturesque film are the traditional garb worn by the Turkish people which is absolutely lavish, intricate and fascinating. (I am talking horned shoes for example.) The filmmaking is so positively brilliant that little script is necessary to deliver the heartfelt message of an epic romantic tale. Viewers, if you (like me) have never been on such a “magical carpet ride” of films told in the Paradjanov style, I implore you to indulge as this is a TRULY witty, TRULY intriguing, TRULY captivating romance like none I have ever witnessed before.

  • Director(s): Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze
  • Starring: Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze
  • Language(s):  Azerbaijani, Georgian
  • Subtitles:  English

‘Life With Father’, A Classic Film For Dads Everywhere

Life With Father (1947)

Happy Father’s Day!

To celebrate, we’re streaming the Academy Award nominated comedy classic, 

‘Life With Father’ (1947).

It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, until they start making demands for him to change his own life.  In keeping with the autobiography, all the children in the family are boys and redheads.  The film stars William Powell and Irene Dunne as Clarence and his wife, supported by Elizabeth Taylor as a beautiful teenage girl with whom Clarence’s oldest son becomes infatuated, along with Edmund Gwenn, ZaSu Pitts, Jimmy Lydon and Martin Milner.

Directed by Michael Curtiz, ‘Life With Father’ was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (William Powell), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color AND Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture!

 

Hump Day Humor! Hundreds of Comedy Films To Help You Get Through The Week

Comedies!

Had a rough day at work… Your boss bugging you… Job getting you down? Laugh it off!

Your wife left you… Your husband’s a jerk… Your dog died?  Oh wait, that’s a country song!  Still, laugh it off!

Seriously, life is too short to waste on the small stuff and, cliché though it may be, laughter is still the best medicine for these everyday stressors.  So, in an effort to help you decompress and de-stress, BIGSTAR invites you to enjoy our extensive library of hundreds of Independent Comedy Films!

Just click any image to start laughing out loud and put your worries behind you…

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