Catalogue

68 Kill

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 10 januari 2019
Director: Trent Haaga
Cast: Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, (500) Days of Summer), AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Officer Down, Scorned), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Sheila Vand (Argo)

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip (Gubler) is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza (McCord). Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed…or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.
Reviews
  • Variety.com: A zesty black comedy whose nebbish hero gets subjected to a prolonged ordeal of painful misfortunes. viewers and programmers with a taste for midnight-movie outrageousness will cotton to its mix of sleaze, quease and bad-taste absurdism.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: For those seeking a viciously violent, amazingly cast and hilarious thriller, 68 Kill delivers on levels that few recent efforts have. This film’s singular vision of the dark side is brutally entertaining. Its idea of gender and masculinity are more old-fashioned than they need to be, but that doesn’t stop the female leads from giving balls-to-the-wall incredible performances. For this alone, this one is worth watching. This brand of insanity doesn’t come along often.
  • Wegotthiscovered.com: This wacky gender standoff rocks and rolls as a late-night siren should. Haaga is back, funny and fucked-up as ever. 68 Kills feels like a short Tarantino story; a bloody late-nighter that features an unstoppable genre role for AnnaLynne McCord.
  • Dailydead.com: Charm-Filled, Southern-Fried Caper, a wickedly fun heist movie that subverts genre fan’s expectations by playing around with gender conventions, delivering several impressive storytelling swerves that genuinely kept me guessing up until the very end.
  • Filmthrills.com: Part of the beauty of 68 Kill stems from Haaga reversing the gender dynamics we’re used to seeing in this kind of uber violent, modern noir film. Not only Chip is the one in consistent need of rescue by one of the women in his life, but he’s often reduced to cringing and whimpering mess. With 68 Kill, Haaga delivers a crowd pleasing, high octane thriller that is well worth your time and energy.
  • iHorror.com: Trent Haaga’s “68 Kill” is a Bloody Masterpiece of Feminism, Anti-Stereotypes and Dark Humor.
  • ScreamHorrormag.com: Leaves us with virtually nowhere to hide from its bawdiness, frenzied brutality and kinky, kooky humour; all buoyed by a totally talented, committed and game cast.
  • Talkfilmsociety.com: Takes the audience along through a number of wild scenarios, adorned with a series of dimensionalized, grounded characters. While a number of them are deranged psychotics (for lack of a better word), they always capture your attention, and make you wonder just where the story is going to go next. 68 Kill comes well recommended.

American Beach House

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 mei 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Britanni Johnson, Brock Kelly (Pitch Perfect), Jena Sims (Last Vegas), Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, The Bold and the Beautiful, Grease), Martin Belmana, Mischa Barton (The Sixth Sense, The O.C, Notting Hill)

Six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three sexy young women from all over America, win a random contest -- an all expenses paid trip to an amazing beach house in glamorous Malibu, California -- only to discover that they have to share it with each other! They'll have the run of the luxurious home as well as their own private beach, supervised by Joe (Lorenzo Lamas), the lifeguard and relationship counselor. The catch is, according to Miss Maureen (Mischa Barton), the house mother, if anyone leaves early, then they all have to leave. This hot young crew will spend their week enjoying some fun in the sun, playing gags on each other, and throwing a wild beach party. But the friendships and romances they have built over the week are put to the test when some unexpected news threatens to end the sun-filled adventure for all of them.

American Dreamer

Comedy
Available on VOD: 29 augustus 2024
Director: Paul Dektor
Cast: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Station Agent), Shirley MacLaine (Steel Magnolias, Terms of Endearment), Matt Dillon (There's Something About Mary, The House That Jack Built), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon)

Disgruntled university professor Phil (Peter Dinklage) dreams of living in his own house and writing his novel, but finds the economics of that unreachable . . . until a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes his way. A lonely widow (Shirley Maclaine) offers up her sprawling estate for pennies and he’ll inherit the whole thing as soon as she passes! However when he moves in, Phil quickly learns that she hasother plans for him . . 

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: Peter Dinklage and Shirley MacLaine make an appealing odd couple, they're a joy to watch. But it also has many hilarious moments thanks to Melfi's witty screenplay featuring a plethora of very funny one-liners especially delivered to perfection by the two stars.
  • RogerEbert.com: Immensely entertaining.  Director Paul Dektor's empathy and heart dwell in the right place for a story ultimately asking the questions of what one needs to be happy, how far we are willing to go to achieve it, and what role does loneliness play in these life-altering decisions?
  • Observer.com: Fresh, original, unpredictable and unexpectedly funny.
  • ScreenRant.com: Does a tremendous job of exploring one man's American dream, the lengths he must go to achieve it, and what is waiting for him once he reaches that goal.
  • Deadline.com: Consistently and wryly funny, powered by Dinklage who shows no vanity in making Phil quite a human disaster as nothing seems to be going right.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: There’s just too much fun here to miss. Dinklage wears this role as easily as any he’s taken, and he clicks with Dillon, Glover, Quinn, Pudi and especially MacLaine.
  • Theepochtimes.com: An ideal balance of droll, bone-dry, quirky absurdness, some spare pratfall and slapstick, and surprising amounts of authentically touching drama.

An Awkward Sexual Adventure

Comedy
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2013
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Vik Sahay (American Reunion), Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek, Mother!), Sarah Manninen (The Prince & Me)

When uptight accountant Jordan Abrams proposes marriage to his life-long soul mate Rachel, she finally reveals the painful truth: he's terrible in bed. Frustrated and deeply unsatisfied, Rachel dumps him, and Jordan embarks on a desperate mission to seek some much-needed sexual experience and acquire some basic requisite skills. Committed to doing whatever it takes to win Rachel back, Jordan enlists the guidance of Julia - a sexually liberated but emotionally guarded exotic dancer – who leads him into an unfamiliar world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M. My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a fun, sexy and ultimately charming comedy.

Reviews
  • Tiff.net: sharply directed ... a very funny script ... exceptional cast. And, perhaps unusually for a sex comedy, it's surprisingly educational...
  • Variety.com: briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire
  • Thetfs.ca: It's funny (at least one scene made me laugh until I cried), sweet, relatable and it feels like a Hollywood romantic comedy. The chemistry between Chernick and Hampshire makes for an extremely watchable comedy.
  • Thematinee.ca: This movie is really funny ... well-concieved and well-executed.
  • Screendaily.com: Chernick isn't shy about exploring Jordan's endless humiliations and his sexual unattractiveness. Yet he brings complexity and some fresh laughs to nerd-dom with his accountant's-eye-view of life and love.
  • Filmslatemagazine.com: uses humor as an instrument for insight ... brought to life thanks to Hampshire and Chernick's offbeat and highly watchable chemistry. Must-sees at the festival.
  • Whistler Film Festival: undoubtfully the funniest Canadian sex comedy ever made.
  • TheStar.com: Filmmaking sparks and a combustible cast set this rom-com blazing. Packed with randy cheer, not at all afraid to push that 18A Ontario film rating to the limit, Chernick and Hampshire make a grand pair.
Awards
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2012: People's Choice Award
  • Whistler Film Festival 2012: Audience Award

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 16 september 2014
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Cast: Melissa Leo (Flight, Oblivion, The Fighter), James Earl Jones (Clear and Present Danger, Cry, the Beloved Country), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Station Agent), Mila Kunis (Ted, Jupiter Ascending, Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Robin Williams (Jumanji, One Hour Photo, Night at the Museum)

Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.

Reviews
  • Moviemeter.nl: Zelfs in een periode dat depressies hem verscheurden wist hij de rol van een man die op het punt staat dood te gaan met kolder te vervullen.
  • MoviesMoveMe.com: This film has an incredibly talented cast that transformed this film into a huge success.
  • Newsblaze.com: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has a whole lot more on its mind than hysterical end of life antics simply for laughs. Williams impresses mightily with a turbulent tide of conflicting emotions, as a man with deep seated resentment against the world and everybody around him.
  • Screenspotlight.com: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is the kind of movie that can easily delight audiences if they give it their full attention.

April Apocalypse

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 6 januari 2015
Director: Jarret Tarnol
Cast: Reece Thompson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Assassination of a High School President, Daydream Nation), Rebekah Brandes (Nothing Left to Fear, Bellflower), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.), Matt Prokop (Cougar Hunting, Furry Vengeance, High School Musical 3: Senior Year), Brent Tarnol (Project X), Matt Shively (Paranormal Activity 4)

After finally building the courage to sweep his dream girl April off her feet, hopeless Artie crashes his car and wakes up in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. With more power and courage then ever before, Artie's love for April transforms him into a bad-ass zombie slayer taking down everything that steps in his path. With an infected bite on Artie's hand, time is of the essence as he must save April before he turns into a flesh eater himself.

Reviews
  • BIFFF.net: You didn't think that with a title like April Apocalypse we would pass by on this zombie feast! Young directing talent Jarret Tarnol (Barrio Tales) sticks to the holy trinity of the genre: gore, sex and fun. And with the lovely Rebekah Brandes (Bellflower) tickling our senses, you'd wish it'd stay April forever!
  • Listal.com: The ending was incredible and made my jaw hit the floor. What a great little hidden gem of a zombie movie. I really liked it especially due to the ending. I recommend it for any fans of the zombie genre.

The Bachelors

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 11 oktober 2018
Director: Kurt Voelker
Cast: J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Julie Delpy (2 Days In Paris, Before Midnight), Josh Wiggins (Greyhound), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver)

fter the loss of his wife, BILL PONDER (Simmons) and his 17-year-old son WES move out of their small town into the big city in an attempt to have a fresh start. As they each begin to adjust to their new life and seek ways to heal their wounds, they both find comfort in newfound romance. Wes meets LACY, an introverted but fierce girl whose enigmatic personality captivates Wes' attention, and Bill meets CARINE, a compassionate and elegant teacher whose own past heartaches resonate with his. As relationships are tested, Bill and Wes grow apart and back together again while discovering their true selves in the process.

Reviews
  • NRC:  Een liefdevol verslag van menselijke veerkracht. Een portret van personages die allemaal op hun eigen manier pijn lijden. Maar daar eigenlijk veel eerlijker, kwetsbaarder en opener over zijn dan veel mensen in het echte leven. Dat zou de moed moeten zijn die deze film je wil inspreken.
  • Movie Machine: Ontroerende, maar vaak ook onweerstaanbaar grappige film over verlies en verwerking, liefde en verzoening, met schitterende vertolkingen van Simmons en Delpy, maar ook van jong talent Josh Wiggins.
  • The Guardian.com: Kurt Voelker’s father-son tale boasts strong performances from JK Simmons and Julie Delpy. An affecting, jagged take on grief, depression and self-sabotage.
  • TheHollyWoodReporter.com: Voelker excels at guiding the cast through some complicated emotional territory and maintains strong arcs for each of the principal characters.
  • Latimes.com: Deftly balancing humor and grief, "The Bachelors" is fueled by wonderfully human performances and fully realized characters. We can also hope that The Bachelors serves another function as well: to further the careers of its two exceptional young performers: Wiggins and Rush.
  • Filminquiry.com: A thoughtful, timely gem that normalizes mental health treatment. The Bachelors is a scarcity of a film, one that transcends several genres to create an affecting orotundity through its singular voice.
  • Blu-ray.com: Voelker doesn't pour on the syrup, creating an approachable but deeply felt picture that's curious about behavior and therapy.
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: The Bachelors is just a snapshot of a moment in life, but it's the sort of picture you'd want to keep.
  • Filmjournal.com: The story is simple, how a father and teenage son cope with the sudden loss of their wife and mother, and the acting is brilliant.
Awards
  • Heartland Film Festival 2017 - Audience Choice Award
  • San Diego International Film Festival 2017 - Festival Award

Barbenheimer

Comedy
Available on VOD: TBA Q1 2025
Director: Adam Felber
Cast: Emily Topper, Bix Krieger, Cayman Cardiff

In the depths of Doll City, a group of weary dolls led by brilliant Dr. Barbenheimer build an atomic bomb. Their mission? Take down the patriarchy once and for all.

Barely Lethal

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 februari 2016
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender's Game, Pitch Perfect 2), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Kingsman - The Secret Service, The Other Guys ), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jessica Alba (Sin City I & II, Fantastic Four, Entourage, Little Fockers), Jaime King (Sin City I & II, Dokter Hart, Pearl Harbor)

Yearning for a "normal" adolescence, Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin trained at the Prescott School for Girls, fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. When her disgruntled training master Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) and a dangerous arms dealer Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba) track her down, Megan finds herself with more extracurriculars than any teenager could handle.

Reviews
  • Indiewire.com: Criticwire Survey - The Best Non-Top 10 Films of 2015: It's a dastardly funny comedy, and, in what has to go down as the actor's best year ever, it features Samuel L Jackson as Steinfeld's drill-sergeant-like covert handler. Newman gives the movie a "Mean Girls" touch — and a wit that really is killer.
  • Examiner.com:the tone is firmly tongue-in-cheek ... Steinfeld gets Megan's social naiveté and desire for acceptance. She's exactly the kind of girl we cheer for in all of those old Hughes films. We want her to remain herself, become popular anyway, and get the guy she deserves to be with.
  • Blu-ray.com: a quick pace and a jokey superspy atmosphere, almost resembling a "Spy Kids" sequel in the manner the effort merges cartoonish action with broad performances.
  • CBSlocal.com: I liked Steinfeld in this film, as she has a commanding presence and makes the shift easily from the tough agent to the lost high school girl, at almost a moment's notice. She has great chemistry with both Jackson and Alba, making their roles believable.
  • Soundonsight.com: Steinfeld and Turner are superb casting choices, possibly the best two actresses in the world that director Kyle Newman (Fanboys) could have gotten for those particular roles. Although Steinfeld has been in some clunkers since her Oscar nomination, she's still a great actress, and is fully committed here.
  • The-other-view.com: The story is rock solid, easy to follow, straightforward. It's kinda fun and a total throwback to the 80s/90s high school comedy films, with some decent action tossed in.
  • Themovienetwork.com: Barely Lethal is fun, funny, and an all around enjoyable film. It combines aspects of teen comedies that would make John Hughes proud with action movie sensibilities.
  • VillageVoice.com: Barely Lethal's combination of bawdy humor and earnest affection for its high-school-aged protagonists is surprisingly well-balanced.
  • TheHollywoodnews.com: It's great to see Newman, D'Arco and co. attempting to mix things up with something a little bit different.
  • Empire.com: this high-school actioner ghosts by on its charm and sense of fun.
  • Cine-vue./com: The movie is brimming with terrific one-liners. That sense of humour carries the film a long way; Steinfeld is a natural at comedy, and she is ably supported by a strong cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Mann, Jessica Alba, and Disney starlet Dove Cameron.

Bikini Model Academy

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 september 2015
Director: Straw Weisman
Cast: Morgan Fairchild (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon)

When T. J. and Benji, two California twenty-something, best buddies, lose their girlfriends, they start a home grown Bikini modeling academy, to make money and meet new girls, in this wacky comedy from New Films Cinema. With a little help from T.J.'s Uncle Seymour, (Gary Busey) the guys begin recruiting pretty girls, until their old grade school enemy, Grub Snout, who owns his own modeling school, tries to shut them down. International Celebrity, Morgan Fairchild, plays the Celebrity Guest Judge, at a hot and funny Bikini Pose-Off competition between the two schools. May the hottest team win!

Blue Iguana

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 4 oktober 2018
Director: Hadi Hajaig
Cast: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Oscar!), Moon), Ben Schwartz (How to Be a Latin Lover), Phoebe Fox (Eye in the Sky), Peter Ferdinando (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Al Weaver (Love Is Thicker Than Water)

Ex-jailbirds Eddie (Sam Rockwell) and Paul (Ben Schwartz) are on parole and working in a New York diner. They’re best buddies and a team, but their lives are a dead end. That is, until English lawyer Katherine Rookwood (Phoebe Fox) walks into the diner with an offer they can’t refuse.
Her plan takes them to London. The prize they seek is a fabulous gem called the Blue Iguana. Up until this point Eddie and Paul’s outrageous antics have never had serious consequences and they’ve always wriggled out of danger, with a wisecrack, a weapon and a smile. But this time, the man who stands in their way is a psychotic small-time crime boss (Ferdinando). As the story plays along with all the black comic blood-letting, gunplay and danger, the unexpected consequence of Eddie and Katherine’s quest is True Love. 

Reviews
  • De humor is lekker absurdistisch en dat geeft deze film een frisse sfeer. Hajaig probeert echt iets nieuws te doen en dat siert haar. 4/5. Lees de hele review hier.
  • RogerEbert.com: Achieves a certain goofball charm. Rockwell and Fox, in particular, do wonderfully well.
  • Filmthreat.com: Sam Rockwell can do no wrong in the fast-paced action-caper genre and fans will love his performance. Ben Schwartz, on the other hand, holds his own portraying a decidedly different contrast to Rockwell. His performance is meant to be a little quirky as the hapless criminal. He’s fun to watch and never annoying. It gets a recommendation for Rockwell and Schwartz’s performance alone.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: A solidly entertaining and often fun piece of work.
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: There are many hilarious aspects at work here, and there is enough creativity and technical know-how awash throughout the film to keep audiences pinned to their seats. Snappy dialogue and technical innovation, enough to garnering several small laughing fits.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: The great British crime caper is alive and kicking in the 21st Century. An enjoyable evening's entertainment.Fanboynation.com: Fun to watch this cast as a crew of often inept criminals.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.com: A lot of fans will be very curious to see Rockwell in such a different context, so it is nice to be able to assure them that he does not disappoint. Hajaig wrote and helmed a breezy romp that actually skips over the Tarantino era, drawing inspiration from the uber-cool 1980s and the colorfully tacky 1970s. It is a nice balance of attitude and nostalgia that should garner enthusiastic word-of-mouth. Recommended for caper movie fans.
  • Punchdrunkcritics.com: The budding romance between Sam's character, Eddie, and Phoebe's character, Katherine, that due to their chemistry is fun to watch.
  • Thatmomentin.com: The cast is all up for the gig, with Schwartz working hard and a delightfully unhinged Peter Ferdinando as the mullet-wearing Deacon Bradshaw chewing up every scene he’s in. Rockwell is of course great fun to watch, earning some good moments with Fox and being the best reason to give this a look.

Boys from County Hell

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 26 mei 2022
Director: Chris Baugh
Cast: Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders), Nigel O'Neill (Bad Day for the Cut), Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Michael Hough (Chapelwaite)

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired Dracula. 

When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. 

But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates. 

As the night closes in The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realise...

Reviews
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Springs to life when Baugh goes all-in on the horror elements. Ihe film does leave you thirsting for more vampiric slaughter.
  • Bloody-flicks.co.uk: Boys from County Hell is an unconventional vampire film with the humour of a Shaun of the Dead plus plenty of gore. Highly recommended.
  • Jbspins.com: a pretty wild ride.
  • TheGuardian.com: a bloody good laugh.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: The charm and familiarity among the ensemble are undoubtedly the reasons the film works as well as it does.
  • Jordyreviewsit.com: A big crowd-pleaser. It’s witty and emotional (at time), while being a hell of a fun ride.
  • Dailydead.com: a lot of fun and one that you will definitely want to check out.
  • Llivingsnoqualmie.com: The characters are quite funny, even if not always believable. Complete with carnage and heart-stopping moments, this film will probably start you out asking, “what on earth did we pay for” but leave you grinning and refreshed.
  • Letterboxd.com: Wickedly fun Irish horror movie.
  • Scarynerd.com: Succeeds with a brilliant tone, a different spin on vampires and successful comedy throughout. 

Bunker of the Dead

Action, Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 19 april 2016
Director: Matthias Olof Eich
Cast: Patrick Jahns, Aciel Martinez Pol, Sarita Bradley, Esther Maaß

In the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau, two friends, Markus and Thomas, are using the instructions found in an old Jewish diary to gain access to a WW II underground military base formerly codenamed: CERUSIT.

Used by the Nazis as a secret research institute, there are shrouded rumors to this day about the lost gold of the Third Reich. The entrance to the cave system, however, lies right within the restricted area of a U.S. military base.. the first of many problems Markus and Thomas will have to face.

Equipped only with a two-way-radio and a camera, Markus penetrates the restricted area and manages to locate the entrance to the underground facility and later, the secret base. But what Markus does not know is that through his efforts, he has not only drawn the attention of the US Military.. but something else that has managed to survive in exile for over 70 years without luxuries... especially food. For Markus, it has now become race of life and death.

The Con Is On

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 1 november 2018
Director: James Oakley
Cast: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Percy Jackson & the Olympians), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight), Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, V for Vendetta, A Bit of Fry and Laurie), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, Chef), Maggie Q (Divergent, Nikita, Mission Impossible III ), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3), Parker Posey (For Your Consideration, Superman Returns, The Oh in Ohio)

HARRIET (Thurman) and PETER FOX (Roth) are a pair of badly behaved British con-artists.  After they suffer a huge loss in poker to a psychotic gangster, IRINA (Maggie Q), they flee to Los Angeles to try and buy time until they can come up with the money.  They concoct a convoluted plan to steal a ring from Peter’s rich ex-wife JACKIE (Alice Eve).  After several failed attempts and crazy shenanigans, the couple manages to evade Irina, fool Jackie, and get the ring.  The two sell the ring and decide to retire to Brazil and give up their life of crime.  However, as they board the plane, a very pricy diamond necklace around a passenger’s neck gives them other ideas...

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: A stylish caper with enjoyably wry, martini-soaked dialogue and a terrific comedic turn by Uma Thurman as a glamorous British scam artist.
  • RogerEbert.com: Excellent cast. It's great to see Thurman in a movie star part again.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: While the characters are all over-the-top caper archetypes, the cast seems to be having the time of their lives. Tim Roth is trying his hardest to beat Gary Oldman's nicotine poisoning in Darkest Hour by drinking ALL the martinis and straight vodkas in the world, to the point where it seems of if he doesn't have a drink in his hand. He also shatters, drops, and otherwise breaks so many glasses I would not be surprised to hear their alcohol and glassware budget was comparable to the cocaine budget in Blues Brothers. Stephen Fry is a delight as usual, and he seems to be amused by all the other characters to really give a damn about the story.
  • Reeltalkreviews.com: Thurman (Kill Bill) oozes so much glamour playing her morality-challenged character that she holds our interest in all of her scenes. Plus, Maggie Q (Divergent) makes a very relentless villain.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Good work from Thurman and Roth, who both do well as curiously likable terrible people.

Cougars Inc.

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2011
Director: K. Asher Levin
Cast: Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Jennifer's Body), Kathryn Morris (Minority Report), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family, Cougars Inc.)

Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught.

Reviews
  • DVDmg.com: a decent cast and an interesting twist on its themes.

Deadstream

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 19 januari 2023
Director: Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter
Cast: Joseph Winter, Melanie Stone (Mythica Saga, Little Women)

After a public controversy left him disgraced and demonetized, a washed up internet personality tries to win back his followers by livestreaming himself spending one night alone in an abandoned haunted house. When he accidentally pisses off a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her own powerful following.

Reviews
  • 91% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
  • Scary Epidemic (FB): Deadstream is an absolute blast, and maybe my favorite found-footage horror movie of recent memory, led with great humor, thrilling scares and innovative direction. This is a must-see!
  • Aiptcomics.com: Amazing creature effects that will lead to squeals of terror and delight.
  • Awfj.org: Deadstream is outrageous, delightful and deeply satisfying, a breath of fresh air in a genre that can far too often feel old and musty.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Deadstream proves there’s still room for both thrills and creativity in the oversaturated genre.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Deadstream is more about the energetic, zany journey. That journey will leave you cringing, cheering, and deep belly laughing in equal measure.
  • Thehollywoodnews.com: Deadstream effortlessly transitions from scare moments to gross gags, meaning that the audience will be squealing in one scene and guffawing in the next.
  • Nofspodcast.com: A sensory assault of monsters and myths, it’s a hilarious fright from start to finish.
  • RogerEbert.com: A sort of “Evil Dead” for the YouTube generation, this comedy/horror hybrid has some impressively constructed sequences.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Enormously entertaining as a funny, frightful, and devilishly delightful indie diamond.
  • Horrorbuzz.com: I had a hell of a good time and laughed more than once at this poor creator playing slave to a spiteful audience at any cost.
  • Horrorfuel.com: Deadstream serves up the shocks and shivers in abundance, along with the laughs. The Winters get the balance of horror and comedy right, which is no easy feat.
  • Nightmarishconjurings.com: Skilled practical effects, grotesque creature design, and unfiltered humor.
  • LittleWhiteLies.com: A smart, sophisticated comedy horror that finds new ways and new media for resurrecting old ghost stories.
  • Britflicks.com: A smart, funny horror that has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing where it is going to take Shaun Ruddy next. It’s probably hell.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The End of Sex

Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 6 juli 2023
Director: Sean Garrity
Cast: Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek, Mother!)

A married couple is making increasingly wild attempts to recapture the magic of their now-routine marriage. Husband Josh and his wife Emma have an empty house for one week. With their daughters off at a winter-break sleepaway camp, they attempt to recapture the magic of their now-comfortable marriage with increasingly wild developments, kicking off with a less-than-satisfactory marital romp and a run-in with a couple they know who are separating.

Reviews
  • Digitaljournal.com: Funny because it feels so true. Does an excellent job of embracing and showcasing the humour of their situation. Chernick and Hampshire deliver excellent performances, nailing the chemistry essential to the narrative's success, as well as exhibiting spot-on comedic timing.
  • Screenzealots.com: Finds humor in clumsy sexual encounters and increasingly uncomfortable situations. Impeccably cast, with believeable actors playing equally credible characters.
  • Skonmovies.com: Harmless fun about a couple trying to spice up their marriage.
  • Shockya.com: Fun and provides a humorous look at the way that marriage, and any relationship, can change over time.
  • Solzyatthemovies.com: This is the sort of film where the comedy just writes itself, especially with the situations that they find themselves in. A proven winner for any distributor acquiring the film out of Toronto (!)
  • Thatshelf.com: Chernick and Hampshire display great chemistry throughout. Their performances allow the characters to feel like relatable people rather than caricatures. A sharp and refreshing comedy, The End of Sex is a perfect date night flick.

Filth

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 juni 2016
Director: Jon S. Baird
Cast: James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Victor Frankenstein), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer, Jumper), Eddie Marsan (Jungle Book, Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later), Pollyanna McIntosh (Filth, The Woman)

Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine 4,5 ster!! Met James McAvoy in de hoofdrol als de verknipte rechercheur Bruce Robertson neemt deze wervelende film je mee op een losbandige rit die gegarandeerd uit de bocht vliegt. De sterke cast is goed op elkaar ingespeeld en de dialogen en woordgrapjes flitsen razendsnel voorbij. Boven alles is het McAvoy die alles geeft, zonder gêne en zonder terughoudendheid, en daarmee 'Filth' naar een hoger niveau tilt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Rollingstone.com: McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
  • Blu-ray.com: McAvoy's raging performance manages to keep "Filth" grounded with emotion, developing Bruce's ache as crisply as his lawlessness.
  • Empireonline.com: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul. And where Trainspotting was an ensemble piece, this is McAvoy's show, with a delirious, demonic performance that will surely see D. I. Robertson join Malcolm McDowell's Alex DeLarge and Tom Hardy's Charles Bronson in the pantheon of great British sociopaths.
  • Influxmagazine.com: If you're a fan of Brit movies, Trainspotting, McAvoy or superb acting, then this is a film that shouldn't be missed. Filth is also a disturbing film, made easier to watch, thanks to the wicked humour and outstanding acting, but even if seen as a drama, it was still a tremendous movie. James McAvoy Gives His Best Ever Performance...
  • Totalfilm.com: With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we've been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried Mars Bar.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by McAvoy's impressively ugly star performance.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Robertson himself is played by James McAvoy; his eyes hooded, his complexion Gollum-like, his beard a tone and texture that suggests it may have been recently used to scour out a deep-fat fryer. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process. loved every minute of Filth, and couldn't have stomached another second of it.
  • Variety.com: Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion or self-implosion, this descent into Scotch-marinated madness begins as ugly comedy, segues almost imperceptibly into farcical tragedy, and inevitably - perhaps intentionally - loses control in the process.
  • Filmvandaag.nl: Filth is zeker een aanrader. Sarcasme en manipulatie voeren de boventoon, en de rol van James McAvoy is simpelweg briljant. Bovendien is het intrigerend om te weten te komen wat er achter het gedrag van Bruce schuilt. Ondanks de soms ietwat schokkende scènes weet deze film te boeien van begin tot eind.

Habit

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 juli 2022
Director: Janell Shirtcliff
Cast: Bella Thorne (Scream, The Duff), Andreja Pejic (The Girl in the Spider's Web), Gavin Rossdale (Constantine)

When a street smart party-girl with a Jesus fetish (Bella Thorne) gets mixed up in a violent drug deal, she finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun with her friends in order to scrape together enough money to pay the criminals off.

Reviews
  • Vocal.media: Thorne is the perfect canvas for the transgressive humor of Habit.
  • Joshatthemovies.com: A premise bursting with possibilities ... There is certainly style in Habit.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: Habit plays like a film made by people who really liked David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, Tony Scott’s True Romance, and everything John Waters ever made.

Hell Baby

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 mei 2014
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Cast: Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Rob Corddry (Pain and Gain, Warm Bodies, Hot Tub Time Machine), Leslie Bibb (Law Abiding Citizen, Iron Man, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Keegan Michael Key (Just Go with It, Due Date, Role Models), Thomas Lennon (We're the Millers, What to Expect When You're Expecting, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), Rob Huebel (What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Other Guys, The Descendants), Paul Scheer (Piranha, The League)

HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them -- or can they?

Hell Baby -- the funniest horror movie you will ever see.

Reviews
  • Villagevoice.com: The movie is delightfully crude in places (including an instance of relay puking) and just plain silly-clever in others.
  • LATimes.com: The brain child of 'Reno 911!'s' Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, this horror spoof features amusingly offbeat characters and a bit of Mel Brooks-like deadpan silliness.
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Lennon and Garant have crafted a horror comedy that is often quite funny. There are definitely a few supporting performances that truly raise the comedy level.
  • Blu-ray.com: Bringing pleasant energy to the movie are Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel as two dim-witted cops one step behind everyone else, while Lennon and Garant slap on Chef Boyardee accents to play Vatican G-men, hamming it up in their own special way. 'Hell Baby' is certainly funny, especially when it goes absolutely berserk in the finale, paying off the birthing event with amusing creature-feature special effects and geysers of blood.
  • Dreadcentral.com: In between the big move and the grotesque finale are a ton of laughs. A welcome addition to the horror comedy sub-genre.
  • Slantmagazine.com: these guys display a freewheelin' sense of invention that should be watched closely, because they have the raw stuff of major comic filmmakers.
  • Slugmag.com: a wickedly funny horror-comedy that explores horror film conventions in such an over-the-top and self-aware way that I'll never be able to take a haunted house, exorcism or demonic baby films seriously again. I haven't laughed this hard since Bridesmaids.
  • RogerEbert.com: The cast excels at slapstick humor.
Awards
  • Official Sundance Selection 2013

Hit by Lightning

Comedy, Crime, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 december 2015
Director: Ricky Blitt
Cast: Stephanie Szostak (Iron Man Three, We Bought a Zoo, Dinner for Schmucks), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, Due Date, Stay Cool), Will Sasso (Movie 43, The Three Stooges)

RICKY MILLER a sweet 40-plus manager of a Denny's type restaurant gets his prayers answered when he joins a dating site and meets DANITA – an impossibly beautiful woman who shares all his interests. He soon learns there's just one little catch – she's married and he has to kill her evil husband. Ricky shrugs – there's always going to be SOME baggage when you're both around 40. Ricky's best friend SETH finds out her monster husband is actually an ex-Rabbi who proves to be generous and affable when they finally meet him. Ricky is torn. Is Danita telling him the truth? Or is Seth right and she's a femme fatale, like Kathleen Turner in BODY HEAT, who's playing Ricky?

Reviews
  • LATimes.com: An offbeat rom-com that ventures down the film-noir path, "Hit by Lightning" manages to make dark comedy fresh by combining two formulas. Cryer and Sasso have impeccable comedic call and response that never skip a beat, which makes the film a pleasure.
  • Blu-ray.com: Hit by Lightning features a bravely unglamorous performance from Cryer, who does away with traditional tricks of screen vanity to play Ricky as a soured, balding sad sack with no hope for a romantic future. The screenplay actually has some fun with the character's hair loss, watching Ricky trying to dye his way out of personal issues, hoping to appeal to Danita through the art of illusion. Cryer's comic timing remains sitcom-tight and his interplay with Sasso contributes to the picture's periodic highlights, creating a believable bond with this bullying best friend.
  • Wlswarts.blogspot.nl: If one was going to cast a weak-willed patsy character, Jon Cryer is as good a choice as you can get and he delivers exactly that performance.

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 maart 2016
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, The Killing), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Jonas Chernick (The Border, Degrassi, An Awkward Sexual Adventure), Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener, If I Stay), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad)

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town is a comedy about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge whose orderly lives get interrupted with the homecoming of big city sex columnist Cassie Cranston.

In her youth Cassie suffered a public humiliation that got her labeled as the town slut, and now that her former friends are looking to spice up their sex lives it's her chance for revenge... and to make some money in the form of a book she owes to her publisher.

Reviews
  • Cinemagazine.nl: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’ is een lekker, zeer toegankelijke komedie, die handig balanceert tussen vulgair en ongelooflijk lief. Filmmaker Jeremy Lalonde lijkt zich geïnspireerd te hebben door Kevin Smith (‘Chasing Amy’, ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’). De karakters hebben zo hun voorspelbare trekjes, maar zijn toch voldoende psychologisch uitgediept om interessant te blijven. Naast een fantastische Jewel Staite (“Firefly”) – die heerlijk cynische one-liners mag quoten en toch charmant blijft – schittert Katharine Isabelle als foute seksgodin. Ook Lauren Lee Smith weet te overtuigen als egocentrische, opgefokte überbitch, zo iemand die niemand graag in de familie zal krijgen. Het scenario zit goed in elkaar en de meeste grappen doen wat grappen moeten doen. Niet te missen als je van scherpzinnige sekskomedies houdt. Lees de hele recensie hier.
  • Dorkshelf.com: Jeremy Lalonde's delightfully named How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town goes well beyond its titillating title to craft a little gem of a film, a droll take on the conflation of small towns and small-mindedness, finding in its provocative yet accessible storyline a way to tell a rich character piece with moments of broad silliness. Lalonde's brand of fuckery is fun, his ensemble game for whatever comes their way, unafraid to let it all hang out until the final moments. Kudos to the commitment of the performers, and applause for Lalonde and his team for making such a cheeky, fun little flick.
  • Dcfilmdom.com: Hearing the title How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is titillating, no? You get images in your head of sweet-natured types suddenly unleashing sides of them they've never even shown their dearest lover whilst surrounded by similar-minded folk. True, that's part and parcel of the film, but it's in getting to that point where the film spends its time being outrageously funny. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde, his script pushes friendship boundaries to their limits and still has room for sweetness alongside the delightfully vulgar. It's like a wonderful cross between Kevin Smith's two films Chasing Amy and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (which I liked, damn it!) where sexual misgivings lead to truth and hilarity. Lalonde keeps the movie fast-paced and earnest, making How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town sharp and witty, earning your laughs with gusto as it goes full steam ahead toward its – erm – climax.
  • Filmpulse.net: If you're looking for a nudity-ridden, sexual saga featuring hot, pornographic-quality sex scenes, this film is not for you. Yes, the dialogue is very adult and the content extremely hypersexual, but this movie is instead an amusing, somewhat sentimental, prudish take on connecting with old friends and sticking it to your enemies.
  • Assholeswatchingmovies.com: This little Canadian gem is written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. The jokes landed. In fact, the jokes were funny to begin with, and then well-executed. So this is how you assemble a successful indie film: you work and rework the script; you find great talent.
  • Influxmagazine.com: The film's plot is all about sex...there's no way around that. By the end of the film a lot of folks are having sex..in fact, pretty much everyone is. That's not exactly a surprise. But what makes the film worth seeing isn't the bits of nudity and titillation but the little stories you see as well as the fullness of the characters. I enjoyed most of the stories though I felt that they were occasionally a bit uneven and difficult to believe. At times, it seems like a comedy but at other times it's a bit dark and even sad..plus who acts like these folks?! This made the experience of watching the film a bit odd to say the least. And, overall it was still a very good and very original movie...and it's worth seeing with someone you love.

Ideal Home

Comedy
Available on VOD: 18 oktober 2018
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Steve Coogan (The Trip to Spain, The Other Guys), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, This is 40, Fun Mom Dinner), Jack Gore (Problem Child), Alison Pill (Milk, Hail Caesar!), Jake McDorman (American Sniper, Live Free or Die Hard)

A long term, gay couple bicker constantly, but their successful cooking show prevents them from breaking up. However, when their derelict son lands in jail yet again, the grandson shows up at their door with nowhere left to go and the two take him in. A heartfelt, modern family comedy about family, love, and cooking.

Reviews
  • Empireonline.com (****!): Coogan and Rudd work their asses off to make Erasmus and Paul the most memorable screen gay men since The Birdcage. It’s caustic, authentic, and very, very funny.
  • Variety.com: A cozy duet of tit-for-tat bitchery. 
  • Gay-Themed-Films.com: Fleming's film is a warm and fuzzy lighthearted comedy that successfully updates conventional depictions of queerness and family in a comedy film. A heartwarming closing montage of real-life LGBTIQ families also reminds us that it's time to update the universal notions of domesticity and re-define what makes a home 'ideal'.
  • Janksreviews.com: While somewhat unconventional, it takes no stretch of the imagination to see why there is so much love between Erasmus and Paul and how they can offer Bill the stability he desperately longs for. Families come in many shapes and forms, as is the case for this threesome. Ideal Home is a must-see film!
  • Popculture-y.com: Beware coming into this film looking for a romp of any kind. While there are jokes throughout the film, the best part of it are the moments of real human connection and real human folly between Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd and Jack Gore. Overall, a beautifully constructed film full of wonderful performances.
  • Screen-space.squarespace.com: Ideal Home represents the kind of quick-witted, meaningful writing that was once sought after by the big studios. Andrew Fleming's dialogue crackles and zings in the mouths of an appreciative cast, his scene structure and pacing skilful and refined.
  • Maketheswitch.com.au: Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd know how to deliver, whether it's scathing rebuttals or rip-snorting one-liners. A huge amount of fun, with some dark, real moments peppered throughout for a real kick. With just enough sweetness to balance the mixture out, this is a surprisingly endearing film.

In Security

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Director: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) and Michael Gladis (Mad Men) star as Kevin and Bruce, best friends and co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services. Bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), who turns in a killer performance as a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets. Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story) and Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions) co-star in this action-packed comedy featuring a host of hilarious cameos including Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand), and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible franchise).

Reviews
  • Chrisandphilpresent.co.uk: Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • Filmink.com.au: In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • Filmoria.co.uk: The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • Hidefninja.com: pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching.
    Nerdly.co.uk: In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • Screenjabber.com: A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • Vodzilla.co: A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Bringthenoiseuk.com: Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Skymovies.sky.com: Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
Awards
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

LaRoy, Texas

Comedy, Thriller
Available on VOD: TBA Q2 2025
Director: Shane Atkinson
Cast: Steve Zahn (War for the Planet of the Apes), Dylan Baker (Hunters, Trick 'r Treat), John Magaro (The Big Short, Past Lives)

When Ray discovers his wife is cheating on him, he decides to kill himself. He buys a gun, drives to a seedy motel, and is about to do the deed—but before he can pull the trigger, he gets mistaken for a low-rent hired killer. Desperate for a little respect, and with nothing else to live for, Ray decides to take the job and soon wishes he had just killed himself.

Reviews

100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, read the 41 (!) reviews here.

The Last Right

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 25 februari 2021
Director: Aoife Crehan
Cast: Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Age of Adaline), Samuel Bottomley (Ackley Bridge), Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves), Colm Meaney (Law Abiding Citizen, Seberg), Brian Cox (Churchill, Succession)

New York-based DANIEL MURPHY wakes on a flight home to Ireland for his Mum’s funeral to find elderly passenger PADRAIG MURPHY has died in the next seat. To his surprise the lonely Padraig had just listed him as his next of kin.

In a bid to persuade his autistic brother LOUIS to return to New York with him, Daniel agrees to drive Padraig’s remains across the length of Ireland, from Cork to Rathlin Island, to be buried with his brother. Hitching a ride in the passenger seat is the funeral home temp MARY, who is on a mission to correct a drunken mistake. Meanwhile, the police realise Daniel has no business driving off with Padraig’s body, and Daniel, Mary and Louis find themselves the focus of a nationwide manhunt. 

Reviews
  • Indebioscoop.com: de kijker valt vanaf minuut één in de film. Gecombineerd met het lichte en vaak humoristische verhaal kunnen we The Last Right typeren als de lightversie van Rain Man. 4 sterren.
  • Telegraaf.nl: een prachtig groen land met 'good craic, het Ierse equivalent van gezelligheid.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: The Last Right biedt een fijne, warme ontsnapping aan het dagelijks leven.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Crehan levert een vermakelijk speelfilmdebuut met een hoog feelgoodgehalte.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Michiel Huisman doet het uitstekend als Amerikaanse Ier in de gemoedelijke roadmovie The Last Right.
  • Trouw.nl: Een warme film met een simpele boodschap: wees vriendelijk, ook voor vreemden. Prima acteurs en liefdevolle blikken op Ierland.
  • AD.nl: De film weet een fijne sfeer neer te zetten, met behulp van droogkomische, typische humor en aaibare Ieren in minirolletjes.
  • NRC.nl: kruist het genre van de roadmovie met elementen uit de romantische komedie. Het resultaat is plezierig.
  • Parool.nl: Een verademing, zo zou je het sympathieke The Last Right kunnen omschrijven in deze barre tijden.
  • Filmireland.net: A thoughtful approach to grief and isolation with sadness and humour that will ultimately offer hope for its characters. It's an unexpected road trip full of heartbreak, humour and human kindness.
  • TheGuardian.com: Gently heartwarming, this homecoming story about a lawyer and his autistic brother fits like a well-worn onesie.
  • Irishtimes.com: A likeable salute to a Magic Ireland we don't see much anymore. Lovely performances.
  • TheTimes.co.uk: Writer-director Aoife Crehan makes a fine — and madcap — debut.
  • Entertainment.ie: Sweet and earnest in all the right places.
  • Filmireland.net: Dutch actor Michiel Huisman has a fresh and alluring onscreen presence.
  • Totallydublin.ie: Hilarious

Lost in London

Comedy
Available on VOD: 14 november 2019
Director: Woody Harrelson
Cast: Woody Harrelson (Venom, Midway), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, Night at the Museum - Secret of the Tomb)

The hilarious LOST IN LONDON is a first-of-its-kind film event which was filmed and screened live simultaneously in select cinemas around the world.The film is loosely based on Woody Harrelson’s tabloid-worthy and crazy London night-out resulting in him getting in trouble with the law.Directed and starring Woody Harrelson alongside cameos from Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson and Daniel Radcliffe, LOST IN LONDON is a crazy trip in the streets of London that will make you gasp and laugh in equal measures.

Reviews
  • Radiotimes.com: Harrelson pitifully sings the Cheers theme tune to bouncers and, in one of the film's highlights, exchanges insults with Owen Wilson. That kind of desperate, petty humour is the real lifeblood of this misadventure, bringing to mind such directors as Woody Allen.
  • Filminquiry.com:  A strong contender for funniest film of the year, yet so much more than just a comedy, Lost in London is the rare film to live up to its lofty ambitions.
  • TheGuardian.com: Shot in a single take and broadcast live to 500 cinemas, Harrelson’s directorial debut is a unique work that fuses technical wizardry with self-deprecating satire. Harrelson is an affectionate director, finding memorable bits for performers all across the cast list, and his writing is peppered with arresting phrases
  • DMovies.org: Rest assured, Lost in London is like nothing else you’ve seen before.DVD-
  • Fever.co.uk: I definitely recommend you check this out, not only for the concept, but also for a decent evening’s entertainment led by a consummate professional, who’s not onlystarring in it, but also wrote, co-produced and directed it.

Love & Air Sex

Comedy
Available on VOD: 21 oktober 2014
Director: Bryan Poyser
Cast: Marshall Allman (True Blood, Jayne Mansfield's Car), Addison Timlin (Best Man Down, Californication), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Sara Paxton (Shark Night 3D, Superhero Movie), Zach Cregger (Guys with Kids), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism)

Breaking up is hard to do. Desperate and lonely, when Stan learns that his ex, Cathy, will be in Austin for the weekend, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of "accidentally" running into her there. Little does he know that another breakup crisis will greet him in Austin between his friends Jeff and Kara. Cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, nightclubs, and a cutthroat air-sex competition, the two former couples find bouncing back from heartache to be unexpectedly complicated.

An outrageous but heartfelt comedy, Love & Air Sex is Bryan Poyser's follow-up to the hit Sundance film, LOVERS OF HATE.

Reviews
  • New York Times: "Love & Air Sex" has a spontaneity and cheeky attitude ... along with spirited naturalistic performances that infuse the standard rom-com formula with a zany vitality.
  • Village Voice: What's remarkable is that despite the sweaty overdetermination of the film's dude-bro interactions and the whole prefabricated concept of performance air sex, the love story has actual depth and sadness.
  • Aintitcool.com: A really fresh take on the traditional romantic comedy. The performances are stellar all around. The film is an incredibly fun and invigorating film.
  • Filmthreat.com: Bryan Poyser's "Love & Air Sex" navigates the dreaded (at least for people like me) rom-com genre but makes it totally his own. The standard character types are represented, but Poyser gives them much more depth and reason than we have grown accustomed to with Hollywood rom-coms. Sure, some of the dialogue could easily be categorized as broad comedy, but it is cleverly written and delivered with a high level of realism. Their motivations and actions seem perfectly sincere and natural, not contrived for greater dramatic or comedic effect.
  • Variety.com: In what looks a lot like a studio comedy, but air-humps as only an indie can, rebound-themed raunch-a-thon "Love & Air Sex" sees director Bryan Poyser and co-scribes Steven Walters and David DeGrow Shotwell channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as "Clerks" and "Swingers," where the biggest laughs are triggered by recognition, rather than crossing the line of acceptability, though this untamed farce certainly does that, too, since it's set against the actual Air Sex World Championships.
  • Globalcomment.com: Poysner's rom-com feels like a companion piece to Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy." Both have that raw, comic intensity, even insanity that by-pass most films in this genre.
  • MacGuff.in: Like any good shock comedy, the film is fun; it will generate plenty of belly laughs.
  • Twitchfilm.com: A careful balance between hilarious vulgarity and clever honesty, The Bounceback is the rare comedy you want to re-watch again and again with a revolving audience. Don't just plan a casual run-in with this film; pursue it.
  • Indiewire.com: "people always want what they can't have," says one of the crew -- but the script treats them with a gentle touch that keeps the pace brisk and enjoyable.
  • Playmakeronline.com: easily one of the funniest movies that you'll see at SXSW this year, and possibly the best, even among the big Hollywood showcases.

Redirected

Action, Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 13 januari 2015
Director: Emilis Velyvis
Cast: Oliver Jackson (Entity), Gil Darnell (All Things to All Men), Scot Williams (Clubbed, Dead Man Running), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

REDIRECTED is an outrageous hangover-meets-guy-ritchie type criminal action-drama-thriller comedy with a distinctive flavor of Eastern European exotic. It tells a story of four friends turned first-time robbers John, Ben, Tim and Michael who accidentally get stranded in a middle-of-nowhere Eastern European country and have to fight their way back home through the land of whores, smugglers, dirty cops, cheap beer and sick fantasies. In order to save their asses, friends must not only overcome an ultimate culture shock experience, but also rediscover their friendship.

The plan seemed 100% bulletproof: They take over an illegal casino in London, get the money, catch a plane to Malaysia and get lost in mind-blowing exotics of emerald jungle, golden beaches, cheap alcohol and teenage sex. The plan was a genius, and it worked. Almost.

They took over a casino and they got the money around one million pounds in cash. But the bad guys started shooting. Michael freaked-out and tried to back away. Tim had no chance but to beat sense into him with a fire extinguisher, which resulted in Michael boarding a plane senseless. The plane took off and And then a volcano in Iceland started spewing ash like crazy and all the flights had to be grounded. This is how John, Ben, Tim and Michael got stranded in some post-soviet Eastern European country with an unpronounceable name and sick attitude towards everything.

That's when all the fun starts.

Read about Redirected's succes in Lithuania here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gangster-comedy-redirected-breaks-box-692162.

Reviews
  • Holland Media Combinatie: Het tempo is vlot, de (Britse) humor gortdroog en de karakters zijn lekker gestoord. Zoals de stereotiepe Oostblokkers: de vrouwen zijn hoerenen de mannen barbaarse oplichters. Liefhebbers van de opbouw van Tarantino en films als 'The Hangover' en 'Lock, stock & two smoking barrels' zullen dit kunnen waarderen.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: In Redirected zitten shots en hoofdstukvoering van Tarantino, het tempo van Guy Richie en de hilariteit van The Hangover. Stop ze in een grote kookpot en doe er een goede scheut Litouwen bij en je hebt Redirected. Met grafische elementen om aan te geven waar in het verhaal we zijn, komt een duidelijk Tarantino-gevoel mee. Maar dat is niet het enige: de zwarte humor in het algemeen en wat concreter refereerde een shot met lopende mannen in pakken aan Reservoir Dogs. Alle vooroordelen over Litouwen (overigens in de film uitgesproken als "Lithou-fucking-wania") worden aangehaald en uitvergroot. Iedereen is crimineel, alcoholist, hoer of oud, of alles tegelijk. Kippen lopen gewoon los in huis en in de dorpen is eigenlijk helemaal niets, behalve iets te dikke mensen. Redirected blijft spannend en verrassend tot het eind. De actie volgt elkaar in rap tempo op. In Litouwen is de film een succes, maar Redirected is voor iedereen grappig en herkenbaar. De stereotypen confronteren je met de vooroordelen, ook over de dronken Engelsen. Verder is er niets moeilijks of dieps aan de film, en dat is maar goed ook, dit is puur vermaak.
  • Britflicks.com: Redirected is a nicely made film with high production values ans has laughs a plenty. A comic gangster caper that's worthy of a look.

Sex School

Comedy
Available on VOD: 8 juni 2015
Director: Andrew Drazek
Cast: Whitney Moore (A Horrible Way to Die), Tom Arnold (True Lies, Madea's Witness Protection, Roseanne), Simon Rex (Scary Movie 3 & 4)

The students of Peebody High have fallen prey to a series of sexually related mishaps and crises, forcing the principal, Adam Hyman (TOM ARNOLD), to sentence the school's most deviant kids to a mandatory sex education class. Enter Laci Cox (WHITNEY MOORE) - a young and beautiful (yet hopelessly naive) woman who wins the position of sex schoolteacher with her guileless charm. There's just one thing: Laci Cox is a virgin! Laci quickly develops a romance with the school's flirtatious librarian, Mike (SIMON REX), but he rest of the faculty and student body smells a rat!

Stockholm

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 12 december 2019
Director: Robert Budreau
Cast: Ethan Hawke (24 Hours to Live, Traing Day, First Reformed), Noomi Rapace (Millennium 1-3, Prometheus, Bright), Mark Strong (Kingsman I & II, Grimsby, Zero Dark Thirty)

Lars Nystrom dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar from prison. One of the hostages includes Bianca, a wife and mother of two, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm syndrome".

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: His Stockholm, which gently massages actual events to serve as a fine vehicle for Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke, is far from the first movie to believably show a crime victim coming to sympathize with a criminal. But it's a funny and agile one, and should work well for art house auds. A tense and sometimes funny exploration of a famous crime.
  • Slashfilm.com: Ethan Hawke Steals the Show in a a suspenseful, riotous black comedy interlaced with moments of heartfelt emotion. 8/10.
  • JBSpins: It is a tight, energetic period thriller, helmed with a fair amount of flair by Budreau. Highly recommended.
  • Solzyatthemovies.com: Led by marvelous performances from Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace, Stockholm is a worthy addition to writer-director Robert Budreau’s resume.
  • Moveablefest.com: Budreau crafts “Stockholm” with a reserve and sense of careful composition indicative of the civil veneer that the outlaw so ruthlessly pierces, but the sly fun it has is in line with a film that rewards patience, and although it’s an open question whether that approach will pay off for its central antiheroes, it does so in spades for audiences.
  • Filmthreat.com: Stockholm is a strong case that you can do a lot with the tried-and-true trappings of a genre. Budreau has proved that with his propulsive and engaging film.

Tell

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 24 februari 2015
Director: J.M.R. Luna
Cast: Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Grace of Monaco, Gamer, Killing Season), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, Oculus), Jason Lee (Cop Out, My Name Is Earl, Vanilla Sky, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Alan Tudyk (I Robot, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Knocked Up, 3:10 to Yuma), Faizon Love (The Paperboy, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Elf), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Flags of Our Fathers, Walk the Line), Oscar Nunez (The Office, The Proposal)

Ethan Tell isn't your average ordinary criminal. With a heart that makes him care too much, but a head that keeps him one step in front of everyone else, he takes part in a bank robbery that, if according to plan, will result in he and his wife Beverly walking away with a cool million dollars, while leaving his co-conspirators in the dust. But as we all know, things never go according to plan... Ethan makes it out with the million in hand, but is followed by police. In a moment of desperation, Beverly shoots him, grabs whatever cash she can carry on her person and takes off. Bleeding to death with no options left in front of him, Ethan lights his house on fire, using it as a diversion to barely escape. But the injury takes his tole and Ethan is found on the side of the road hanging onto dear life. After everything he's been through he's left with no money, no wife and nothing else to his name when the police arrest him and throw him in jail.
Three years later he is released from prison, but soon discovers that he is anything but free. Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, wants to know where the cash is. Regardless of his insistent claims that it must of burned in the fire, Tell is now being stalked by two corrupt cops, his betrayed ex-partner-in-crime, his parole officer and his greedy ex-wife who are all hoping he will lead them to where he stashed the cash before his arrest. Seems like quite a predicament for a reformed criminal just trying to stay straight and make ends meet.
But remember, Ethan Tell isn't your average ordinary criminal and this is going to be one crazy ride of who's playing who right until the truth is all finally revealed.

Reviews
  • 1nfluxmagazine.com: Tell is Juan M.R. Luna's impressive debut solo directorial effort, with writing by Timothy Williams, whose darkly witty script was one of the highlights of the film. Similar in some respects to Paul McGuigan's 2006 crime caper Lucky Number Slevin, Tell follows the exploits of Milo Ventimiglia's unlucky character, Tell. Like with Slevin Kelevra, Tell goes through the movie being hit in the face by ruthless people who want answers. Tell is played by the hugely talented Milo Ventimiglia, who really nailed his character. If this is a glimpse of things to come from director J.M.R. Luna, then I'll be making a point to see his future efforts. Highly recommended viewing.

There's Always Woodstock

Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 17 augustus 2015
Director: Rita Merson
Cast: Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4 Miami Heat, Pretty Little Liars), Katey Sagal (Married With Children, Sons of Anarchy), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect, John Tucker Must Die), Allison Miller (17 Again, Terra Nova), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Rumer Willis (90210)

There's Always Woodstock is a music infused romantic comedy about a frustrated musician, Catherine Brown who finds herself living a life she never imagined. Stuck at a dead end job in New York City at Abundant Records, a mega music record label with no soul. When Catherine is fired from her job and finds her fiancé in the shower with another women she decides she is going to sell her engagement ring and move back into her family home in Woodstock, reinvent herself and get back to what she has always wanted to do, write music and perform.

Returning to Woodstock for Catherine is bitter sweet. She hadn't been back since the death of her parents when she was only 4 years old. Catherine quickly finds herself in a rut and unable to write music. While exploring the town she meets and befriends a bartender and barista, Emily. After a drunken karaoke performance, Catherine stumbles out of the bar only to have a chance encounter with Noah, the resident town Doctor. There is an immediate attraction but Catherine is in no position to start dating. Little by little, Catherine starts to find herself, write music, and fall in love with Noah.

Just as it all seems to be coming together for her, everything begins to unravel once her fiancé comes back into her life and Abundant Records makes an offer to sign her as an artist. As Catherine struggles to reconcile her two vastly different worlds she ends up not only finding herself but also "true love."

Reviews
  • Village Voice: The rom-com elements don't always work, and the conclusion is a bit pat, but Always Woodstock is never less than charming and funny along the way.

What We Did On Our Holiday

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 22 oktober 2015
Director: Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin
Cast: Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher, The World's End), David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire), Billy Connolly (The Hobbit, Quartet, Gulliver's Travels), Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave, Into the Woods), Emilia Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Utopia), Bobby Smalldridge (Foster), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason , Love Punch), Ben Miller (Johnny English, The Prince & Me)

A hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family.

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party, where it's soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability.

From nine year old Lottie's notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which ones to tell, to four year old Jess's perverse attachment to a brick named Norman, for their parents a week has never seemed such a long time.

But it's middle child Mickey and his granddad's shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far-reaching and unexpected consequences. When a day at the beach turns to tragedy, the children take matters into their own hands.

From the creators of hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered – What We Did On Our Holiday is funny, honest and ultimately uplifting....

Reviews
  • Mooie recensie van FilmVandaag!
    Hartverwarmende komedie
    Tegen de achtergrond van de prachtige Schotse natuur is de uitkomst vooral dat na de onverwachte wending aan het strand de kinderen het meest volwassenen zijn en dat hun ouders uiteindelijk inzien dat ze zich de hele tijd als kleuters gedragen hebben. What We Did on Our Holiday is een echt Britse komedie geworden met soms heerlijke zwarte humor, maar waarin ook plaats is voor een hartverwarmend verhaal.
    Lees de hele recensie op http://www.filmvandaag.nl/recensies/182-what-we-did-on-our-holiday
  • Filmdomein.nl: What We Did on Our Holiday is een sterk familiedrama, dat doordrenkt is met zwarte humor. Het acteerwerk is van hoog niveau, waarbij het vooral opvalt dat de kinderen de acteurs van naam weten te overtreffen en de film eigenhandig naar een hoger niveau brengen. Leuk is hoe dat onbedoeld letterlijk in de film terugkomt als de ouders luisteren naar hoe de kinderen hun en de wereld zien. Lees de hele review op Filmdomein!
  • Cinemagazine.nl: Konden we deze zomer maar één mainstreamfilm bezoeken, dan maakte deze grappige, lieve en slimme komedie een grote kans! What We Did on Our Holiday is een komedie met een opvallend hoge grapdichtheid. Die grappen zijn meestal nog geslaagd ook. Dat het duistere onderwerp niet vloekt met de grappen, komt door het perspectief. We kijken voornamelijk door de ogen van de kinderen, en dan zijn zo'n stervende opa en zo'n echtscheiding – behalve een beetje droevig – toch ook wel erg interessant. Bovendien neemt opa, een ouwe hippie met een grijze paardenstaart, dat sterven niet al te zwaar op. Hij is voor 84% Viking, misschien dat dat iets verklaart.
    Wat sterk in het voordeel spreekt van deze komedie is zijn totale Britsheid. De afgelopen decennia keken de meeste mainstreamkomedies uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk met een schuin oog naar de overkant van de oceaan. Steeds weer moest er een Amerikaanse acteur opduiken en steeds weer werd de typisch Britse humor overgoten met een flinke Hollywoodsaus, inclusief dikke Hollywoodmoraal. In 'What We Did on Our Holiday' niets van dat alles. De moraal is nonchalant Brits en de humor is (meestal) scherp en oneerbiedig.
    Ook in zijn uitwerking scoren de makers een dikke voldoende. Het acteren is van hoog niveau, met onze favoriete Schotten David Tennant en Billy Connolly en de geweldige Rosamund Pike ('Gone Girl') voorop. Maar ook de kinderrollen zijn prima bezet, met de 13-jarige veterane Emilia Jones als grootste attractie. De beelden van het ruige Schotland wekken vakantiegevoelens en de heerlijke folkdeuntjes van The Waterboys geven de film iets feestelijk nostalgisch.
    Lees de hele recensie op Cinemagazine!
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Luchtige en amusante familiekomedie over het ophouden van de schijn. Met een glansrol voor Billy Connolly als vrijgevochten grootvader die met één been in het graf staat, maar desondanks nog alles uit het leven wil halen.
    Lees de hele recensie op Filmtotaal
  • Mark Kermode (BBC) reviews What We Did on Our Holiday: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p027bks4
  • TheGuardian.com: It's impossible not to enjoy this big-hearted and sweet-natured British family movie from Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin – effectively a feature-format development of their smash-hit BBC TV comedy, Outnumbered, which pioneered semi-improvised dialogue from the children. It creates a terrifically ambitious (and unexpected) narrative with a tonne of sharp gags. Very impressive and likable stuff.
  • wegotthiscovered.com: I'm happy to say that I stepped out of the cinema stunned that What We Did On Our Holiday worked so well. This is an important lesson in not prejudging films and proof that worthwhile movies can come from some pretty unlikely places. Very Good.
  • Radiotimes.com: David Tennant and Rosamund Pike, as an unhappily married couple, are the headline names in this disarming comedy drama, but it's the kids who are the real stars. The tonal shifts can be a touch jarring, but there is a thin line between comedy and tragedy that is all the more poignant seen through innocent eyes.
  • Popcornaddiction.com: Even the sentiment works rather well, with everything and everyone settling into place in time for a really quite touching finale. What We Did On Our Holiday doesn't just concern itself with the daily hassles of raising a family, but towards the end it dares to deal with the big stuff too — divorce, depression and death. Before long audiences will be able to enjoy What We Did On Our Holiday at home, where it belongs — for there really is quite a bit to enjoy.
  • Empireonline.com: This is a cute, gently arch comedy about a splintering couple (Rosamund Pike and David Tennant) taking their three children to their grandad's (Billy Connolly) birthday party and trying not to let on that they're divorcing. Mostly it's hugely likable, with particularly good scenes between the kids and Connolly. A cute and charming comedy.
  • Dailystar.co.uk: A terrific feat of sparkling comedy and sentiment. Hilarious and touching, this is one of the best British comedies in years. 5* review.
  • Dailymail.co.uk: Little terrors and big laughs. 4* review.
  • Cine-vue.com: Connolly, Tennant and, especially, Rosamund Pike are terrific, the latter a masterful still point amongst the chaos, playing it just straight enough to keep us believing. As with Outnumbered, of course, the true stars are the children - and Emelia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Turnbull do a good job, with the majority of the best lines. What We Did on Our Holiday emerges as a hugely likeable, original and even daring example of British family film-making.
  • RogerEbert.com: “Holiday” does a good job of making the young characters look terrifically spontaneous, and the adult cast is rife with expertise: Pike is both frazzled and dry, while Tennant proves that his wide-eyed intensity works as well as a comic tic as it does when he’s playing an existentially tortured bloke in more serious fare.
  • Filmreview.com: Written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, who are legends of British television, the screenplay sneaks in its most impressive efforts wonderfully, leaving them on the level of things we aren’t pretentious enough to think we need to explain. Mostly a film about what we do and don’t say to people, and why, it is perhaps only one young girl’s struggle to figure out that “honest,” and, “honest with someone,” are different things, and one of them is kind of crap.
  • Villagevoice.com: Jones and Connolly have terrific chemistry, particularly as Lottie works through the fact that adults encourage dishonesty and lying when it suits their own needs, and that secrets are more pervasive than openness.
  • AVClub.com: At times, What We Did On Our Holiday even resembles a peacetime version of John Boorman’s 1987 child’s-eye World War II memoir Hope And Glory, with its disarming mix of death and euphoria. That’s high praise indeed.
  • GamesRadar.com: Bright, lively and funny.

Yes, God, Yes

Comedy
Available on VOD: 3 juni 2021
Director: Karen Maine
Cast: Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things, Velvet Buzzsaw), Timothy Simons (Veep, Inherent Vice), Wolfgang Novogratz (Assassination Nation), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why)

High school is hard, Catholic school is harder. Set in the early 2000’s, Alice (Natalia Dyer), a strait-laced student devoted to God, discovers more than she bargained for when she dives too deep into a AOL chatroom for local hook ups.

Now struggling with newfound temptation, Alice looks for answers, but only finds carnal knowledge; whether it be the dreamy star quarterback’s hairy arms, the queen bee’s spicy love affair, or even the school priest’s own hidden indiscretion.

Through the roller coaster of emotions and sexual urges, Alice learns when it comes between the forbidden fruit and the word of God, human nature is undefeated.

Reviews
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A fun and entertaining ride that unfolds at just the right speed.
  • RogerEbert.com: A sweet sincere film.
  • Blu-ray.com: Dyer, who's excellent in the lead role, nailing beats of shock and curiosity with complete command.
  • Variety.com: the gentle shocks of recognition afforded by this engaging indie comedy likely will be all the more enjoyable.
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: For all its sharp barbs at Catholic school hypocrisy and its frank depictions of masturbation and teenage hook-ups, Yes, God, Yes somehow retains a breezy and upbeat and even sweet disposition, thanks to the light touch of writer-director Karen Maine and an absolutely winning performance by "Stranger Things" star Natalia Dyer.
  • Screen Rant: Yes, God, Yes is an achingly honest and entertaining-as-hell journey through one teen's burgeoning sexuality.
  • The Film Stage: The film avoids over the top tropes and shock value with refreshing sincerity. This is the kind of sex-positive coming of age comedy that smart, curious teens truly deserve.
  • Indiewire.com: Maine's witty script is filled with more than enough sequences primed to get laughs out of any audience (with Dyer turning in a charming performance that never goes too broad).
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Natalia Dyer is outstanding.
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