January 11, 2014

Filthy Review - 'Riddick'

Riddick (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Way back in the day, around 2003(ish), Vin Diesel decided to make the sequel to the rather good horror/sci-fi/actioner, Pitch Black, entitled The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). He chose to do this instead of returning for the sequel of The Fast and the Furious. Not the best movie ever, seeing as though The Chronicles of Riddick was pretty poor, and The Fast and the Furious franchise moved on to the mega-millions at the Box Office.

Filthy Review - 'Don Jon'

Don Jon (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Wouldn’t you just know it; Joseph Gordon-Levitt has all grown up on us, so to speak. With a string of starring and co-starring performances in movies like Inception, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises and 500 Days of Summer under his belt, the young fella, who seems to be everywhere right now, has stepped behind the camera for Don Jon. He does also play the lead role and wrote it, and I’m sure a million other jobs on the film, but the main thing is it’s his film, and it’s a bloody hoot.

Filthy Review - 'Big Ass Spider'

Big Ass Spider (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Director, Mike Mendez, might not be the most prolific, when it comes to films, but he does tend to deliver. From 2000’s The Convent which, aside from the appearance of the herb-assisted Coolio, was an absolute gem, to his 2006 film, The Gravedancers, which screened as part of the After Dark Horrorfest (when it was actually worth something), he knows how to make a damned entertaining movie.

January 6, 2014

Filthy Live Review - 'Rise Above 25th Anniversary Shows' @ The Garage, Islington, UK (December 27th/28th, 2013)

Words and Pictures by Wayne Simmons

One weekend in late December, Rise Above Records, fine purveyors of eclectic metal and rock, celebrated their 25th year in business with an Anniversary party. Several hundred rock fans gathered for a kickass line-up featuring some of the world’s best doom and occult rock bands. And thanks to our good friends at Megabus and the London underground, yours truly was there to experience it.

New Genre Distributor, RAM Releasing, to unleash Korean flick 'Hide and Seek'

News has just come in of the new genre distribution label, RAM Releasing, which is an offshoot of NYC arthouse distributor, Film Movement. They will be releasing 6 to 8 genre flicks to DVD, VOD and theatrically throughout this year. The first to see the light of day will be the Korean movie, Hide and Seek, which was the 8th highest grossing Korean film of 2013. It hits VOD on January 15th, with a DVD release to follow in April. More details, as well as the trailer, can be found after the break. This is the sort of news that puts a smile on my face!