V/H/S (2012)

Released: September 6, 2012. Directed by: Various (including Ti West, Adam Wingard). Starring: Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, Helen Rogers. Runtime: 116 min. V/H/S is a found-footage anthology film featuring five main short films built around a frame narrative, that also works as its own short film experienced in snippets. As with most found-footage films, the cinematography is all over the place, but [...]

The Possession (2012)

Release Date: August 31, 2012. Director: Ole Bornedal. Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis. Runtime: 92 min. There's a lot of strange behaviour in "The Possession". There's a lot of moths, as well. But not a lot of scariness. Dean Morgan delivers a good performance as the caring father. The little girl who is possessed is pretty [...]

Frankenweenie (2012)

Release Date: October 5, 2012. Director: Tim Burton. Stars (voices): Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau. Runtime: 87 min. Tim Burton isn't my favourite director, but he has a style about him that's usually easy to appreciate. I haven't seen many of his classics; but I can tell lately, his charm has been lacking in many of his [...]

The Loved Ones (2012)

Release Date: June 1, 2012 (U.S.A.). Director: Sean Byrne. Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine. Runtime: 84 min. "The Loved Ones" has a constant tense atmopshere, and it just proves that Australians know how to make films extremely well. It follows Brent (Xavier Samuel), a young man who has just turned down Lola Stone's invitation to the [...]

The Babymakers (2012)

Release Date: August 24, 2012 Director: Jay Chandrasekhar Stars: Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan Runtime: 95 min Everyone likes a good comedy that doesn't make them think every once in awhile, right? I call them brain vacations. I love them as much as the next guy - but the keyword is a good comedy. [...]

The Apparition (2012)

Release Date: August 24, 2012 Director: Todd Lincoln Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton Runtime: 82 min Horror movies have always kept me up at night. I'd watch them, but in my younger years; I saw very few. I believe Darkness Falls was my first horror movie. (Sadly, I don't remember some of the first [...]

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Release Date: June 29, 2012 Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Jared Gilman Runtime: 94 min Moonrise Kingdom is an intelligent and witty exploration of pre-teen rebellion, young love, and finding oneself. The story follows an orphan boy scout, Sam (Jared Gilman), who just wants to be accepted; but he is a bit [...]

Premium Rush (2012)

Premium Rush Release Date: August 24, 2012 Director: David Koepp Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Michael Shannon Runtime: 91 min Tagline: Ride Like Hell Premium Rush is filled with fun one-liners, reckless characters and a fast-paced story; all the characteristics of a fine action flick. That's just what this is: a fine action movie that [...]

Lawless (2012)

Lawless Release Date: August 29, 2012 Director: John Hillcoat Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce Runtime: 116 min Tagline: When the law became corrupt, outlaws became heroes. Lawless is probably the most fun you'll have not understanding half the words that come out of the actors' mouths. They don't exactly master Southern accents; especially, [...]

Piranha DD (2012)

Piranha DD Release Date: June 1, 2012 Director: John Gulager Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, David Koechner Runtime: 83 min Tagline: Double the action. Double the terror. Double the D's. Piranha DD is serious garbage. One can notice this as soon as the camera starts rolling: there's women dancing, in a news report for the [...]