Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stage Fright (2014)

Number Rolled: 4
Movie Name/Year: Stage Fright (2014)
Genre: Independent
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: R
Affiliated Companies: Serendipity Point Films, XYZ Films, Citizen Jones,
Executive Producer: Mark Musselman
Director: Jerome Sable
Writer: Jerome Sable, Eli Batalion
Actors: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan, Eli Batalion, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Leanne Miller, Adrianna Di Liello, Ryan Bobkin, Greg Dunham, Ty Fornhan, Rick Miller, Tristan Slade Mitchell, Chelsey Pozdyk, Jeni Ross, Darren Summersby

When Camilla was a little girl, she wanted to be just like her Broadway-star mother. After the woman was murdered, though, her life took a turn. She grew up with her brother and her mother’s boyfriend, cooking at a drama camp. Now, she’s decided to take a chance and perform among them, despite the bad memories.

Back in May, this movie made my Top 10 Movies to Look Out For article. As a corny b-horror movie fan, I thought the comedy, horror, musical, Meat Loaf, factor would make for an interesting combination. Especially since the last time all those aspects came together we got Rocky Horror Picture Show.

As it turns out, there was some serious cult-following possibility in this movie. Not Rocky Horror level, of course, but not bad. There was lots of music with lots of goofy characters and a solid setting.

It was kind of weird; sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much. There were very few times during the movie where I felt mediocre about it. Every moment was extreme, either loved or hated.

In the end, I decided that I mostly liked the film. If nothing else, it was hilarious and the mystery was decent.

I would recommend watching it with friends for a better experience.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 30%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score3.5/5

P.S. If you stick around through the credits, the music is worth a laugh near the end. Listen to the lyrics.

Movie Trailer:

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Wedding Pact (2013)

Number Rolled: 60
Movie Name/Year: The Wedding Pact (2013)
Genre: Romance
Length: 90 minutes
Rating: NR
Affiliated Companies: Freefall Films, The Cartel, Phase 4 Films
Executive Producer: Henry Boger, John Perry, Jonathan B. Schwartz, Stan Spry
Director: Matt Berman
Writer: Matt Berman
Actors: Haylie Duff, Leslie Easterbrook, Joyce Hyser, Angie Everhart, Sandra Taylor, Scott Michael Campbell, Chris Soldevilla, Eric Scott Woods, Kelly Perine, Sophie Tilson, Alexandra Manea, Ryan Sanson, Conrad Backmann, Lisa Renee, James Doherty, Joe Russell, Greg Lindsay, Brandy Redd, John Hundrieser, Eleanor Wells, Terryl Daluz, Jacquelina DeMarco, Matt Molchen

Mitch has terrible luck with women. In college, however, he knew this girl, Elizabeth, and was desperately in love with her. They made a pact that they would get married in 10 years if they were still single. When Mitch goes to collect he finds she’s already spoken for.

There wasn't a single coherent thought in the entire movie. The plot was scattered and forced and just terrible. I didn't expect something amazing out of the film. I was really just hoping for something that wouldn't make me prefer watching paint dry.

If you want to watch a film with this kind of storyline, look for My Best Friend’s Wedding. I would not recommend sitting through this one.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 14%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 1.1/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

The Random Rating: PG-13

Movie Trailer: