Catalogue

3 Geezers!

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 januari 2014
Director: Michelle Schumacher
Cast: Scott Caan (Hawaii 5-0), Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), Breckin Meyer (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Herbie Fully Loaded), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Juno), Randy Couture (The Expendables 1 & 2)

J. Kimball is an actor who really likes to get 'into' his roles. He wants to know how his characters behave, so he can give his best performance. Kimball's latest role is as an 'old man,' which is a problem as Kimball does not like old people. His wife convinces (that is, withholds sex until he agrees to do what she says) Kimball to go to The Coconuts Convalescent Home and actually see what it's like to live as an old man, and that may change his mind about old people. Let's just say, Kimball gets more than he bargained for! In the end, Kimball learns that old men are horny, politically incorrect, and really love giving their friends a hard time. So, really, not any different than young men!

Reviews
  • Thestopbutton.com: The humor's offensive retirement home potty humor (and it's often very funny).

321 Frankie Go Boom

Comedy
Available on VOD: 2 juli 2013
Director: Jordan Roberts
Cast: Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Sons of Anarchy), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Sapphires), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive), Lizzy Caplan (Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield), Whitney Cummings (Made of Honor), Chris Noth (Sex and the City, The Good Wife)

Frank (CHARLIE HUNNAM) has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated -- usually on film -- by his brother Bruce (CHRIS O'DOWD) his entire life. Now that Bruce has finally kicked drugs and turned his life around, things should be different. But when Frank's one-night stand with a distressed young woman (LIZZY CAPLAN) goes not quite as planned, Bruce's camera is ready, as always, to capture it...and share it with the world. Once the mortifying not-quite sex tape ends up on the internet, Frank elicits the aid of Bruce's former prison cell mate Phil, who's now going by the more gender-appropriate name of PHYLLIS (RON PERLMAN).

Reviews
  • Variety: Writer-director Jordan Roberts earns a good number of laughs, and even some extended guffaws, with his crass romance about sex, lies and digital video. There's a clever design beneath the seemingly random chaos, as the pic gets an inordinate amount of comic mileage from the running joke of Bruce's borderline-sociopathic self-absorption.
  • Movies.nytimes.com: Exuberantly written and directed by Jordan Roberts, '3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom' is a vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness. With wham-bam timing and unisex jokes, Mr. Roberts races us through a jam-packed tale of erectile reluctance, brotherly betrayal, Internet disaster and accidental romance.
  • Aintitcool.com: Frankie Go Boom is an absurdist comedy with heart, a film that is hard not to like. Everybody is just so earnest in it and the relationship between Hunnam and Caplan is genuinely sweet, so when the shit really does get weird you're kind of in for the long haul. Strong writing and direction from Jordan Roberts, a charming love story, some truly hilarious moments, a crazed Lynchian universe and an overall tone of likability really made this one of the more enjoyable films of SXSW. Keep your eyes peeled for it.
  • Joblo.com: there's so much weird shit in 3, 2, 1...FRANKIE GO BOOM, that I was chuckling from start to finish and laughing out loud many times, usually followed by a 'Oh, hell no...' .... it's a ridiculously crazy good time and one I look forward to seeing again.
  • Smellslikescreenspirit.com: 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom cleverly mocks Hollywood and the notion that anyone with an HD camcorder is a director. As if the promise of a film starring Chris O'Dowd and Lizzy Caplan is not reason enough to watch it, there is an added bonus of witnessing Ron Perlman portray a transgender woman named Phyllis. Sure, the Phyllis character feels a bit cartoonish (and borderline offensive), but how often do you get to see Hellboy donning full drag?
  • Slantmagazine.com: The performances, though requiring little subtlety, make the movie, and Frankie Go Boom's plot works best when it continually provides wilder and wilder situations for the energetic cast.
  • BigGayPictureShow.com: the actors are great and there are a lot of funny scenes.
  • Conevmovies.com: Though deliciously rude and crude, '3, 2, 1 ... Frankie Go Boom' possesses a surprisingly sweet heart. Jordan Roberts' screwball romp never stoops to the misogyny and other infantilisms rampant in so many Peter Pan comedies.
  • Cinemabeach.com: It is the ensemble nature of the cast that makes 3,2,1... Frankie Go Boom really great.
  • MediaMikes.com: Overall great casting and smart script lead up to this fun little film. If you are looking for a new definition to dysfunctional family, then be sure to check out '3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom'. Be sure to stay until the screen goes black for more Perlman/Noth! Totally worth it!

Alter Egos

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2014
Director: Jordan Galland
Cast: John Ventimiglia (The Iceman, The Sopranos), Danny Masterson (Yes Man, Face Off), Joey Kern (Cabin Fever, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard), Brooke Nevin (I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, Breakout Kings), Kris Lemche (eXistenZ, Final Destination 3)

In a world where the Supercorps is losing its popular support and its government funding, Fridge, a superhero with an identity crisis, is summoned by his partner, C-thru, on a routine mission that hides a massive conspiracy. Fridge's alter ego is Brendan, a pathetic loser whose girlfriend has fallen for Fridge. Arriving at the isolated hotel which is their meeting place, the depressed Brendan is instantly enamored of Claudel, the lovely but cynical innkeeper, who is trying to end her affair with Jimmy Fontaine, a corrupt local cop. Claudel loathes the hypocrisy of superheroes, but, unaware that Brendan is also Fridge, she returns his affection, thinking he seems normal and sweet. Claudel and Brendan's budding romance is interrupted when C-thru tells Fridge that Shrink, the supervillain they're transporting, is the evil genius responsible for the death of Brendan's parents. Galvanized by the possibility of revenge, but thrown into turmoil by his love for Claudel, the ambivalent Brendan confronts Shrink and discovers truths about his life and the Supercorps that make him question the difference between good and evil. Vengeance, betrayal, repentance and jealousy lead to a violent and unexpected climax.

Reviews
  • eFilmCritic.com: Actually manages to be super-entertaining. Galland handles things very well as both a writer and director, but it's up to the cast to sell it, and they do a pretty great job
  • Foolsview: amusing meditation on the superhero mythos.
  • MediaMikes.com: The film is very smarty written and directed. The great casting overall is one of the main reasons why this film succeeds.
  • Popmatters.com: an intimate dramedy examining the psychology, personal lives, and cultural alienation of costumed adventurers. 8/10.

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 High School

Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 mei 2012
Director: Sean Patrick Cannon
Cast: Jillian Murray (Wild Things: Foursome, Bad Ass), Talan Torriero, Aubrey O'Day, Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean saga, Mirror Mirror, Oz the Great and Powerful)

Very popular on VOD! Every once in a while, a movie comes along that touches the soul and sweeps you away on a wave of emotion...this is NOT that movie! 'American High School' is in the tradition of 'American Pie' and 'Porky's' where plenty of things besides the soul are being touched... It's graduation week at American High School and the race for prom queen is heating up. Popular and sweet, Gwen (Jillian Murray, Denise Richards' role in the upcoming steamy, sexy remake of 'Wild Things' ), is neck-and-neck with her main rival, the blonde bombshell, Hillary (Aubrey O'Day, MTV's 'Making the Band,' 2009 Playboy cover model, Maxim magazine's Hot 100). Who will win this epic showdown? With a cast this hot, who really cares? Did I mention Nikki Ziering (Playboy Playmate) plays the sexy art teacher? Hot male co-stars include MTV favorites, Talan Terriero (MTV's 'Laguna Beach') and Brian Drolet (MTV's 'The Hills').

Reviews
  • HomeTheaterInfo.com: This is a good choice for a weekend afternoon popcorn flick.

American Slice

Comedy
Available on VOD: 9 april 2013
Director: Boris Wexler
Cast: Edouard Giard, Patrick Zielinski, Torey Adkins, Marielle de Rocca

A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich with the help of a suburban slacker who dwells in his parents' basement.

Reviews
  • FilmThreat.com: Keeps a balanced dry-to-dark comedy ratio. It's a unique tone, and hard to pin down. Sometimes it's a criminal underground flick, sometimes you're getting a healthy dose of laughs and nudity.
  • Microfilmmaker.com: If you enjoy movies that're a cross between Pretty Woman and American Pie, then you'll probably dig the Roundabout American.
  • Indyred.com: Rarely am I treated to a movie that is both entertaining and this well polished. Overall, this is a great film and I expect it will do great things.

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 (Snow Cake, Cosmopolis), 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.

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!

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 Maa

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.

Cougars Inc.

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2011
Director: K. Asher Levin
Cast: Kyle Gallner (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.

Demoted

Comedy
Available on VOD: 10 september 2012
Director: J.B. Rogers
Cast: Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, The Goonies), Michael Vartan (One Hour Photo, Never Been Kissed), David Cross (Arrested Development, Modern Family), Constance Zimmer (Chaos Theory, Damaged Goods)

Mike (Sean Astin/Lord of the Rings) and Rodney (Michael Vartan/Alias) are two mid-level sales associates at Treadline Tires, who skate by thanks to the good graces of their elderly boss, who has a soft spot for them. But, after a night of hard partying, they wake up to the news that the old guy has died of a heart attack, and their new boss is Castro (David Cross/Arrested Development), the office jerk. They're immediately demoted to the all-female secretarial pool, and forced to put in their first real day of hard work. Completely unequipped for the demands of the job, they suck up their pride and become one of the girls. Now, with the help of their newfound comrades, they will rediscover their work ethic, and embark on a plan to get their old jobs back, restore the dignity of their fellow workers, and more than anything else, get their arch-nemesis Castro demoted!

Reviews
  • MediaMikes.com: The collaborative of Michael Vartan, Sean Astin and David Cross works well and they mesh well. Recommended.

DisOrientation

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 oktober 2013
Director: Russell Whaley
Cast: Todd Gaebe (Beyond the Mat), Richard Moll (Night Court), Eric Toms

Finn is an underachieving slacker who simple refuses to graduate from college. And why should he, when college is a never-ending stream of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n' roll? With the school year starting, Finn is assigned a very special dorm roommate. Toby, is a 15 year-old genius who has skipped over high school to enter college as a freshman. Nothing could prepare Toby for the endless partying and sexual escapades he is forced to endure by Finn. Completely traumatized, Toby packs his bags and goes home, but his father, sends him back in order to face his biggest fear—Finn.

Reviews
  • Thecriticalcritics.com: Its core audience will like it. It's certainly better than most big-budget raunch films out there today. The movie is endearing, sure, but it's also terrifically disgusting and hilarious.
  • Roguecinema.com: there are numerous moments where the insanity of the production steps out and inspires some truly laugh-out-loud moments ... I know that I certainly had a good time with DisOrientation
  • Sonic-cinema.com: The film is consistently, ridiculously funny.

Dust Up

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 november 2013
Director: Ward Roberts
Cast: Aaron Gaffey (Lo), Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jeremiah Birkett (Evan Almighty)

Jack is a shell-shocked soldier turned handyman seeking refuge in the hot desert sun from a cold, dark past. He's traded his service pistol for a cordless drill, forsaken allegiance to the flag for meditation on a yoga mat. His only friend: a quirky hipster named Mo, who wants nothing more than to embody the life of a Native- American Indian, complete with teepee, organic foods, tomahawk... and tube socks. These two oddball friends have forged a quiet paradise in an idyllic landscape. But their peaceful lives are interrupted when Jack answers a call from a customer in need... Ella is a new mother at an isolated bungalow in the middle of nowhere, soaked in mud from a broken water pipe and drowning in debt. She's sought out Jack for help, unable to rely on her husband Herman who's an elusive, methed-out jackass owing a heap of cash to the local drug lord, Buzz. Recently unemployed, Herman has been trying hard to raise funds - primarily by offering discount roadside handjobs. But business has been slow, he'll never raise enough to appease bloodthirsty Buzz. What should be a simple plumbing gig for Jack turns into a world of hurt when his hankering for redemption prompts him to make a charitable offer, for the sake of Ella's innocent daughter. Jack soon finds himself embroiled in this family's twisted situation, leading to an inevitable, violent confrontation with the ruthless Buzz. Another ex-Marine seeking solace in the dunes, Buzz has gone full desert whacko. Clad in a stylish pink bathrobe, he's devolved into a sex-crazed kingpin, assembling his own private legion of cultish followers... youthful 'Heathens' inspired by Buzz's conspiracy sermons, mandatory orgies, innovative speed concoctions and a surprise grotesque dinner. Worlds collide when these assorted desert denizens are thrown together for the badass brawl-of-the-century. Jack will be forced to face his demons as he battles Buzz and an army of raving wastoids. He'll need the help of his loyal sidekick, Mo, and the beautiful Ella - as they barrel down a one-way road ending in hilarious, bloody mayhem.

Reviews
  • Fullmoonreviews.com: DUST UP has more than enough to satisfy those genre fans looking for something new. It has sick humor. It has some cool violence. The characters are all colorful and likeable in their own way. And it's a quick moving film at 90 minutes. If you like campy, violent films that pays homage to the grindhouse era, DUST UP is definitely for you. Hell, maybe it's worth losing an eye over.
  • Dust Up is waarschijnlijk de vreemdste eend in deze BIFFF oogst ! Stel je de excentrieke personages en de laconieke dialogen uit een Hal Hartley film voor en overgiet dat vervolgens met een stevige grindhouse saus. Het resultaat is een knotsgekke, niet te klasseren film, waarin lustig gestoeid wordt met absurde humor, gore, kannibalisme en tekenfilm-achtig geweld. De cast kwijt zich voorbeeldig van haar taak, met als uitschieters Devin Barry, die als twee druppels water op Adrien Brody lijkt, als Mo en Amber Benson (Tara uit Buffy, The Vampire Slayer) als Ella.
  • DVDVerdict.com: Thanks to some solid acting, good gore, and a willingness to go full throttle, Dust Up earns a rental recommendation for fans of the current wave of neo-grindhouse films, and the excellent presentation and copious supplements make it easy to recommend as a fan purchase.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: Seriously. Demented. So. Fun.
  • BrutalAsHell.com: It's an enjoyable film, well put together and stocked to the brim with enough atrocious acts to please the wildest of sensibilities.
  • Rockshockpop.com: A fun little flick that actually stands out in a sea of low-budget independently made movies, Dust Up entertains and delivers plenty of nastiness in the form of cartoonish violence
  • CinemaSlasher.com: I recommend Dust Up to fans of exploitation films as well as any sort of bizarre cinema. It's not flawless, but it's definitely enjoyable, if only for a specific audience.
  • DVDBeaver.com: immensely entertaining and amusing
  • Filmsnobbery.com: With over-the-top action, violence, and a touch of humor, DUST UP is a modern-day grindhouse film that leaves the audience rooting, wretching, and wishing for more.
  • Horrortalk.com: Dust Up is one of the most enjoyable movies that I have seen in a long while. It's a fast paced and humorous homage to the grindhouse films of the '70s
  • Theindependentcritic.com: Dust Up is funny. Dust Up is demented. Dust Up is psychotic. Dust Up is gory. Dust Up is weird and wild and wonderful and seriously, seriously whacked.
  • Movies.wn.com: a kick ass action comedy served up by Ward Roberts and starring Amber Benson that will make you laugh, gasp and punch the person you're sitting next to. If you like funny, fighting and some crazy stuff you've never seen before, Dust Up is the flick for you.

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.

Finding Bliss

Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 december 2011
Director: Julie Davis
Cast: Denise Richards (Starship Troopers), Leelee Sobieski (88 Minutes), Matthew Davis (The Vampire Diaries), Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun)

After a long humbling year temping as a traffic cop on a studio lot, Jody is faced with the hard decision of taking the only well-paying industry job she has yet been offered -- editing porn at Grind Productions, a profitable X-rated company run by former porn star and shrewd business-woman Irene Fox (Kristen Johnston). Irene explains that Grind is embarking on their first 'real' movie, which they plan to release in art-house theaters across the country. The consummate saleswoman, she attempts to seduce the desperate Jody to edit the film by challenging her to bring a smart female point of view to the sexual content in the movie, which is the crucial element needed for the film to cross-over into the mainstream. At first horrified by the prospect of exposing herself to the cockroaches of the film industry, not to mention the effect it would have on her strict Jewish parents, Jody has a remarkable change of heart when she realizes that Grind has all the facilities she needs to make her own low budget movie -- on the sly of course. Jody rationalizes taking the job on the grounds that 'the means justify the ends' -- by editing porn during the day, she'll be able to make meaningful art at night. At first, Jody's plan seems to be working out -- she prepares to shoot her film after hours and her parents happily think she has a respectable job - but things get complicated when Jody meets Jeff Drake (Matt Davis), the charming Herr Director of porn. Jeff, also an award-winning filmmaker, once had his own dreams of making 'real' films, but now is a hard-worn cynic who masks his disappointment behind a façade of irony. In Jody, he sees the idealism he once had, while Jody starts to face her own sexual hang-ups as she begins to get aroused by the porn she so harshly judges. When Jody starts making her own low budget romantic comedy at night, she hires Laura (Denise Richards), a sweet ingénue who questions Jody's preconceptions about love and sex as and gradually inspires Jody to embrace her growing attraction towards Jeff, not to mention her unexpected affection for the lowlifes of porn, including the dimwitted but lovable porn star Richard 'Dick' Harder (Jamie Kennedy).

Reviews
  • Variety.com: Davis sustains a steady level of soft humor throughout, thanks to her heroine's inexhaustible shockability and the palpable charm of the other thesps. As Grind's production head, Kristen Johnston injects her wonderfully sardonic practical-mindedness with a touch of maternal amusement.

Frostbite!

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 december 2013
Director: David Hicks
Cast: Robin Nielsen (Riding the Bullet), Viv Leacock (This Means War), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary, Insomnia), Karin Konoval (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

When a business trip takes young lawyer Adam to his hometown of Fernie, he reunites with his old friends, Jason (Viv Leacock) and Theo (James Wallis). Adam gets more than he bargained for when he finds out that, due to a series of terrible business decisions, Theo's ski waxing business 'Waxopolis' is in serious financial trouble and at risk of being taken over by an evil developer. The three guys hatch a plan to throw a massive fundraising party to try and save the business. But, with the developer and his son on their back, party permit hassles, and a Sasquatch on the loose, will they be able to pull it off?

Hansel & Gretel Get Baked

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 juni 2014
Director: Duane Journey
Cast: Yancy Butler (Kick-Ass 1 & 2), Andrew James Allen (The Lovely Bones), Molly C. Quinn (Castle, We're the Millers, Winx Club), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga (all films)), Lara Flynn Boyle (Men In Black II, The Practice, Twin Peaks)

When Gretel's stoner boyfriend goes missing, she tracks him down to a suburban house where she discovers Agnes, a little old lady from Pasadena who grows the best weed in town, devouring his soul to revive her youth and beauty. Her attempts to rescue him are thwarted by the arrival of a drug gang who threaten a turf war. The ensuing battle pitches latino home boys against a cannibal witch, a hound from hell and a pack of rabid zombies.

Reviews
  • ScreenDaily.com: Fairy-tale horror and stoner comedy combine to good effect in Hansel And Gretel Get Baked, a smart and entertaining youth-orientated chiller that delivers a goodly amount of gore along with the slacker laughs. Molly C. Quinn is great as Gretel, a smart stoner turned investigator, and shows that she can carry a lead role, while Lara Flynn Boyle gets to change her persona from wrinkly old crone to would-be sex kitten.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: actress Lara Flynn Boyle anchors the film expertly with her character, the notorious witch of German fairytales. All of the performances are solid, but this film will be remembered for its hilarity and light-hearted mood.
  • AlienBee.net: a really fun movie! Even though it doesn't have that blockbuster budget there are so many things about the movie that make up for it. Great acting, some fun special effects and that special, special witch played by Lara Flynn Boyle, she's both beautiful and deadly you know!
  • Best-horror-movies.com: Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is most definitely worth a watch. This film has camp, gore, stupid drug references, flayings alive and killer dogs – not to mention the most amazing indoor pot-growing mecca ever conceived.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: The film doesn't try to do anything outside of retelling the fairy tale with more stoner humor and bloody carnage. However, that's what makes it so enjoyable in the first place. There are fun characters with good dialogue. The dark humor hits its marks and the script has some clever moments. The gore and scares are satisfying and messy. Better yet, there's even a cameo by Carry Elwes with a ridiculous mustache. Hansel and Gretel Get Baked is a lot of fun for the comedy loving horror fan in all of us.
  • Britflicks.com: Ever wondered what happened to Lara Flynn Boyle? Catch her in this stoner horror that loosely uses the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale for gore and smiles.
  • Dreadcentral.com: Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is fun whether you're a big fan of stoner comedy or not. There's a ton of action, nice effects, witches, zombies, cannibalism and a badass demonic Doberman.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Well-made, doesn't fall into the trap of repetitive and annoying stoner humor and Boyle, who hasn't been seen in much since the 2005-2006 season of the NBC series LAS VEGAS, really gets a chance to cut loose here and have some fun.
  • Horrornews.net: a goofy, entertaining picture that is worth catching for its spirited performances, gruesome special effects and spicy black comedy.
  • Mikeschiller.blogspot.nl: This was a very entertaining movie with a lot of black comedy, it was certainly a unique and very modern spin on the classic children's story. This is the first time I've seen Michael Welch in a movie other than the Twilight series and his performance was excellent.
  • Thehorrorclub.blogspot.nl: the movie takes on a more serious tone as things progress, and it all ends up being a solid mixture of bloody and fun.
    Wegotthiscovered.com: there are some wickedly entertaining moments that produce an inconsistant yet intoxicating high.

The Heist

Comedy, Crime
Available on VOD: 3 september 2013
Director: Peter Hewitt
Cast: Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths, True Romance), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Se7en), William H. Macy (Fargo), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River)

Roger (Christopher Walken), Charles (Morgan Freeman) and George (William H. Macy) are each so lost in fascination with the particular objet d'art of his affection that although they have been coworkers for decades, they only just meet for the first time when crisis strikes: there's a new curator in town, and his plan is to change the museum's collection entirely, threatening to rob each man of his greatest secret passion in life. However, having found their kindred spirits, the men forge a plan to hold onto the works of art they hold most dear. Though hardly criminal masterminds, their inflamed hearts drive them to plan and execute the most daring art heist ever conceived from the inside – with bumblingly hilarious results!

Reviews
  • Blueprintreview.co.uk: The Heist is charming and fun with a to-die-for cast that will keep you entertained.If not a lad's night in movie, it certainly fits the bill as a date movie, especially for the more mature film fans out there!
  • EyeForFilm.co.uk: It's a light-hearted caper that makes for undemanding viewing.
  • FilmCriticsUnited.com: The heist sequence itself was done so well and was so much fun to watch.
  • Filmstalker.co.uk: With strong direction, good scripting for the most part, and some excellent casting, The Heist does turn out to be an enjoyable light hearted film.
  • FlickeringMyth.com: The main cast are really great to watch as they seem to be having a lot of fun; it's a quirky film and they each bring that to their roles.
  • ReelFilm.com: A gentle, easygoing comedy that benefits substantially from the efforts of its three leads - with Walken's refreshingly down-to-earth work anchoring the film on an impressively consistent basis. Freeman and Macy are predictably stellar in their respective roles, with the latter's scene-stealing turn standing as an ongoing highlight.
  • Poffysmoviemania.com: A quaint little heist comedy, with a nifty romantic resolution.
  • Altass.blogspot.nl: The Heist does a lot to distinguish itself from the crowd by focusing a lot more on the characters and their relationships to the art rather than the heist itself. A lot of audiences should enjoy it.
  • Watchtingthedetectives.blogspot.nl: presents three of the most talented actors working today in a gentle, well-mannered comedy that's populated with believable characters.

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, The Prince & Me)

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.

Inbred

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 2 oktober 2012
Director: Alex Chandon
Cast: Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill (War Horse), James Doherty (In the Loop)

Four young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. Visiting the local pub, ‘The Dirty Hole' which serves home-made (and suspiciously hairy) pork scratchings, they quickly realise they've made the wrong holiday choice. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a bloodsoaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved and its just a case of who will survive, and what will be left of them?

Reviews
  • Twitchfilm.com: Awfully mean-spirited and often sickeningly gory ... The Amsterdam audiences (known for often being a raucous bunch of gorehounds themselves) awarded the film a 7.6 out of 10.
  • Wildsidecinema.com: a lovely black and absurd sense of humor ... a wet dream for a gorehound ... sheer fun!
  • Lovehorror.co.uk: At this year's FrightFest the audience absolutely loved it.
  • Dreadcentral.com: an amusing, deliciously gory, occasionally shocking and decidedly vicious little 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

Last Call

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 augustus 2013
Director: Greg Garthe
Cast: Travis Van Winkle (Transformers, Meet The Spartans), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Christopher Lloyd (Ghostbusters, Back to the Future), Clint Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Tara Reid (American Pie)

Danny and Phil O'Donnell are a pair of underachieving cousins who happen to be related to Pete O'Donnell, a crazy off-the-boat Irishman and owner of a failing hole-in-the-wall pub on Long Island. With the bar losing money and heavily in debt, Pete makes the mistake of going on a drunken rampage, getting himself thrown in jail right when the banks are preparing to foreclose. Pete calls on Danny and Phil to run the bar and save the family from financial destitution while he's locked up in rehab. Only problem is that Pete has already alienated most of the clientele, nearly run the bar into the ground and created an almost impossible situation. The Boys rise to the occasion, instigating a number of hilarious schemes, from turning the pub into a strip club to a high school speakeasy, just to keep it afloat. LAST CALL is a classic raunchy buddy comedy with a heart of gold. When it comes to saving family, you never know what lengths you might go to...until you absolutely have to!

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.

Mantervention

Comedy
Available on VOD: 15 juli 2014
Director: Stuart Acher
Cast: Travis Van Winkle (Transformers, Meet The Spartans), Nick Roux (Jane by Design), Mario Van Peebles (Ali, All My Children, Damages), Randy Wayne (The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning), Jillian Murray (Wild Things: Foursome, Bad Ass), Chloe Bridges (Social Nightmare, The Carrie Diaries), Sarah Baldwin (Something Borrowed, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening )

Totally necessary for anyone who's ever gone through a breakup - a Mantervention is the process of getting over the ex and moving #OntoTheNext. Convinced that romance is dead after getting his heart broken, Spencer turns to his best friend, Coke who plans a "mantervention" filled with debauchery and unorthodox advice to convert him from a hopeless romantic to a forever player, and in the process they discover that being in love is not so bad after all.

Mountain Men

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 6 juni 2016
Director: Cameron Labine
Cast: Tyler Labine (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Chace Crawford (What to Expect When You're Expecting, Gossip Girl), Britt Irvin (The Vow)

When Cooper, who is now a big city lawyer, returns home to a small northern town for his mother’s wedding, he plans to be in and out without a scratch. But his deadbeat brother, Toph, has other ideas. He coerces Coop into driving to the remote alpine cabin where they spent their childhood summers. Their plan goes from bad to worse, as bruised egos and buried resentments bubble to the surface. Cars explode, cabins burn, pot cookies are consumed, and when the smoke clears, the brothers find themselves stranded in the punishing Rocky Mountain winter, fighting for both their relationship and their lives.

Reviews
  • Nextprojection.com: This film delves into comedy, delivers heartfelt human moments and turns into a tale of survival. The elements involved are delicate. Tonal shifts in a film are a tricky business and all involved are up to the task. There is a fine balance in this film. There is much to enjoy in Mountain Men.
  • Quietearth.us: Mountain Men could easily have lost its way by broadening the comedy or playing the drama with a heavy hand but the movie is perfectly balanced, never falling too far in either direction. The result is a hugely enjoyable drama that challenges expectations and works as both an affecting family drama, a tale of personal discovery as well as an effective thriller which doesn't skimp on laughs.
  • Truomega.ca: I highly suggest watching this film whenever you may get a chance. The audience, myself included, seemed to love Mountain Men.

Paranormal Movie

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 maart 2014
Director: Kevin P. Farley
Cast: Tom Sizemore (Pearl Harbor), Kevin P. Farley, Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass, Neighbours), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Carly Craig (The Three Stooges), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Meet the Spartans), Jake Busey (Lethal Weapon, Starship Troopers)

Life for Larry (Kevin Farley) has always been a little weird, but things get really strange when spooky disturbances start waking him up each night. To catch the poltergeists in action, Larry sets up dozens of video cameras and quickly discovers that his house is infested with freaky clowns, weed-smoking demons and uninvited celebrities! He tries everything he can think of to ward off the evil spirits, including calling in TV's Demon Hunter, Jack Goff (John Farley), psychologist Dr. Luni (Maria Menounos) and famous 'psychic' Dr. Lipschitz (Eric Roberts). As outrageous as it is hilarious, Paranormal Movie is the creepy new comedy that gives 'found footage' movies exactly what they deserve!

Price Check

Comedy, Drama, Romantic Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 april 2014
Director: Michael Walker
Cast: Parker Posey (For Your Consideration, Superman Returns, The Oh in Ohio), Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty, Resident Evil), Annie Parisse (Definitely, Maybe, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, National Treasure), Josh Pais (Arbitrage, Phone Booth, The Station Agent)

Pete Cozy has found himself a house in the suburbs and a job in the pricing department of a middling supermarket chain. Pete's job allows him to spend quality time with his wife and young son and, despite the fact that they are drowning in debts, they appear happy. Everything changes when Pete gets a new boss, the beautiful, high powered, fast talking Susan Felders. With Susan's influence, Pete finds himself on the executive track. Something that both surprises and excites him. The more his salary increases, the more he has to perform at work... and the less time he gets to spend with his family. At the same time, his relationship with his boss begins to cross the line of professional etiquette. Both become enamored with one another – creating tension in the workplace and in his personal home life. PRICE CHECK is a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we're willing to do for the life we think we deserve.

Reviews
  • Variety: Parker Posey grabs the role of marginally psychotic supermarket schemer Susan Felders and squeezes it like an overripe organic cantaloupe. A terrific showcase for indie princess Posey, leading a topnotch cast. Its graceful swing from giddy to sobering could appeal to a wide-ranging audience.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: A prime example of the type of well-produced, smartly cast independent features that Sundance has been helping launch into the theatrical marketplace over the past few years.
  • Latimes.com: Writer-director Michael Walker keeps a firm grip on his smart material, offering up big laughs, lots of recognizable behavior and, in the end, a wistful glimpse at life's inevitable priorities.
  • Nypost.com: A hilarious Parker Posey provides her customary blast of brittle energy in 'Price Check,' an engaging corporate comedy.
  • NYTimes.com: The indie film goddess Parker Posey cuts a ferociously funny swath through Michael Walker's 'Price Check'. With its portrait of a passive-aggressive staff under the thumb of a slightly loony boss, 'Price Check' is similar to 'The Office,' though it has a sharper bite and shows a keener awareness of recession-era anxieties.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Urgent, persuasive, and funny. The film's talented troupe members make a convincing, bizarro staff, exploiting the airless setting with continuous laugh-out-loud results. And front and center, of course, is one faithfully avid comedienne, whose mercurial performance is a picture of multi-tasking.
  • JoBlo.com: The actors are strong and have palpable chemistry. Posey can do faux-happy bordering on dementia like no one else, and as mentioned before, this is the role she was born to play.
  • FilmDilettante.com: For it's outrageously funny situations, Parker Posey's dead-on performance, a full comic cast in the tradition of The Office, and a provocative subject matter, I rate Price Check three out of four cappuccinos.
  • Blu-ray.com: Guided by a fireball performance from Parker Posey, 'Price Check' is uncomfortable to watch in all the good ways, finding authenticity from an ugly situation, while working through 'Office Space' particulars with a sly sense of humor and an appreciation for the humiliation and anxiety of an exhaustive 9-5 life.
  • EntertainmentWeekly.com: Posey, her attention divided up into slivers, is funny as hell, but she's also terrifying in her evocation of a kind of moment-to-moment PowerPoint existence.
  • TVGuide.com: Price Check makes its unstable employer a woman, and with Parker Posey in the lead, the character is also quite funny and multidimensional for all of her abundant flaws.
Awards
  • Offical Nomination Sundance 2012

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.

Revenge For Jolly

Action, Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 januari 2014
Director: Chadd Harbold
Cast: Brian Petsos (Girl Most Likely), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Sin City), Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Paul), David Rasche (Men in Black 3, Sledge Hammer!, Burn After Reading)

A man (Brian Petsos), with the help of his cousin (Oscar Isaac), seeks to avenge the death of his beloved dog Jolly, who was killed under suspicious circumstances.The two men follow a series of clues in an attempt to track down Jolly's murderer, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

Reviews
  • AVClub.com: Revenge For Jolly! is often corrosively dark and incredibly bloody, but there's a powerful sincerity at its core. It is, without a doubt, the most unexpectedly poignant movie ever made about a silly little dog. Quite good.
  • DVDTalk.com: a fascinating one, filled with a talented cast in bit parts and aiming for a very subtle type of dark comedy.
  • Flixist.com: I really enjoyed the film. It's funny, it's violent, and it's got revenge.
  • Soundonsight.org: Revenge for Jolly! is distinctively entertaining. It has in its corner a very impressive catalogue of comedic actors (including Kristin Wiig, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody, among others), and they bolster the production value with moments of berserk antics and intense energy. It also offers a consistent stream of laughs, two barbaric but charming anti-heroes, and the most outrageous excuse for shameless brutality that nearly anyone can get behind. For those who like to mix their dark comedy with over-the-top action, this film was made with you in mind.

Sex After Kids

Comedy
Available on VOD: 12 augustus 2014
Director: Jeremy Lalonde
Cast: Paul Amos (Lost Girl), Shannon Beckner (You Are Here), Katie Boland, Kristin Booth (Young People Fucking, Defendor), Jay Brazeau (Insomnia, Watchmen), Amanda Brugel (Seed, Jason X), Ennis Esmer (The Rocker, Young People Fucking), Kate Hewlett (Dark Water), Zoie Palmer (Devil), Gordon Pinsent (The Shipping News, The Old Man and the Sea), Kris Holden-Ried (Lost Girl, Underworld: Awakening, Underworld: K-19: The Widowmaker)

This edgy ensemble comedy follows a variety of relationships. Newlyweds with a newborn try to align their baby's schedule and their libidos. An aloof single mom has a brother who insists that she should get back out in the world. A lesbian couple finds they don't share the same child-rearing principles. A single dad grows tired of one-night stands. Recent empty nesters wonder if they can find the spark that brought them together. And the wife in the high-powered couple who never planned to have children is now looking to become a soccer mom. Their relationships and ideals will be put to the test with the question: is it possible to have children and a sex life - and is it even worth it?

Reviews
  • TheArtsGuild.com: Clichés may be present, but there can be no doubt that Sex After Kids is a funny movie.
  • Huffingtonpost.com: really smart, poignant and often hilarious film.
  • TheGriffs.ca: The film was an absolute treat to watch. The entire theater was in an almost constant uproar of laughter. While there are many movies about the transition from college life to the working world, Sex After Kids is a fairly unique, but incredibly hilarious concept.
  • CanadianFilmReview.com: What is exciting about Sex After Kids is that it is extraordinarily funny and that the humour comes from a place of love and empathy for those dealing with the trials, tribulations and challenges of sex after kids
  • TheFTS.ca: Sex After Kids is a touching and funny look at the sex lives of parents and the challenges they face.
  • RowThree.com: hugely enjoyable exploration of relationships and sex and the things that make adults tick.
Awards
  • 2014 ACTRA Toronto Award - Outstanding Performance (Amanda Brugel)

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!

Someone Marry Barry

Comedy
Available on VOD: 9 september 2014
Director: Rob Pearlstein
Cast: Lucy Punch (Into the Woods, Bad Teacher, Dinner for Schmucks, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Amanda Lund, Damon Wayans Jr. (The Other Guys, Happy Endings, Dance Flick), Ed Helms (We're the Millers, The Hangover I-III, The Office), Tyler Labine (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy), Thomas Middleditch (Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Campaign, Being Flynn), Hayes MacArthur (Life as We Know It, She's Out of My League, The Babymakers)

Someone Marry Barry is a raucous comedy following three childhood friends who plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend Barry (Labine) by finding him a wife. But when Barry finally meets a woman, she turns out to be even worse than he is, and now the guys have to deal with not one but two "Barrys."

Reviews
  • NewYorkTimes.com: good entry in the bro-grows-up genre.
  • HollywoodReporter.com: Labine and Punch invest their performances with enough anarchic comic inventiveness and genuine chemistry to make their characters' courtship and relationship issues funnily entertaining.
  • Allthingsfilm.co.uk: It's zany in its well-trodden territory, but superbly played - particularly by Labine and Punch. The chances are that if you loved Coffeetown and Office Space, then you'll probably get a real kick out of this undiscovered little gem.
  • The-other-view.com: I enjoyed the crude combo of Labine and Punch who play off one another perfectly. If you're looking for something quick and entertaining, then this is the one.

STAG

Comedy
Available on VOD: 1 februari 2014
Director: Brett Heard
Cast: Donald Faison (Scrubs, Kick-Ass 2, Clueless), Eva Amurri (That's My Boy, The Banger Sisters), Jon Dore (Gus, Hooked on Speedman)

Ken Andrews is the leader amongst his friends and therefore has the responsibility of planning elaborate, hilarious, and slightly dangerous hazing rituals at all his buddies' Bachelor (aka 'Stag') parties. Now the tables have been turned, as it is Ken's turn to get married. And, as they say, payback is a bitch! Ken fears the worst as he has done some awful things to his friends, including putting the top of a pineapple in a body part where no pineapple should ever go! While Ken becomes increasingly paranoid about what awaits him at his Stag party, he is also curious to see the 'respect' his friends will show him through the elaborate planning and execution of the hazing which awaits him. Ken's fears are unjustified as it turns out, since his friends are, well, idiots. One friend tries to get Viagra from his mother's medicine cabinet but finds it locked (he's 35-years old and lives at home.) Another friend spends most of the party crying over his break-up, even though the girl was making out with a guy right in front of him. As I said—idiots. About the only thing they do right is hire a stripper for the party. However, the stripper turns out to also be a writer, who uses her stripping to write a blog on 'Manopause,' men who are in their early 40s going through a mid-life crisis, which describes almost every man in the room! By the end of the night, the Stag party fails to deliver the same fruit-induced violence as one of Ken's Stag parties, but it does includes a bar fight with a toothless drunk, two friends coming out of the closet, and a guest appearance by a celebrity actress who is groped by Ken, leading to a warrant for Ken's arrest. Getting arrested for fondling a hot, famous celebrity? Now that's what I call a Stag party!

Reviews
  • TheDailyRotation.com: Stag exists mildly as a simpler and more channeled version of The Hangover. The jokes are actually slightly better.
  • Blu-ray.com: has its heart in the right place.
Awards
  • LA Comedy Fest 2011: Award Of Excellence
  • LA Comedy Fest 2011: Best Ensemble

Stitches

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 11 juni 2013
Director: Conor McMahon
Cast: Tommy Knight (Waterloo Road, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Gemma-Leah Devereux (Casualty), Ross Noble

Comedy legend Ross Noble stars as Richard 'Stitches' Grindle in this deliriously twisted slasher comedy. Killed years ago in a party joke gone horribly-and hilariously-awry, Stiches the Clown(Noble) has returned from the grave, swearing revenge against Tommy (Tommy Knight, Doctor Who) and his childhood friends responsible for his untimely end. As the former pranksters reunite for a blowout party, they are not prepared for one uninvited guest... Now Tommy and his friends are on the run from an undead jokester who's ready to use every trick in the book to exact his revenge.

Reviews
  • Variety: his wickedly inventive and super-grisly deeds are sure to satisfy gorehounds everywhere. A choice cut for genre events, the pic should notch respectable biz when it opens theatrically in Ireland and the U.K. on Oct. 26. Ancillary will be booming. the well-paced pic has the look and feel of a 1980s horror throwback, but only a smattering of the knowing, era-specific sense of humor that's helped comparable recent titles like 'Tucker and Dale vs. Evil' and 'Cabin in the Woods' to stand out from the pack.
  • BIFFF Brussel: De Ierse regisseur Conor McMahon (Dead Meat, The Distuber) heeft met Stitches een razend entertainende midnight movie gemaakt die er bij de fans van de slasher films uit de jaren 80tig als zoete koek zal ingaan. Het scenario is zalig hilarisch en inventief, boordevol visuele en verbale humor van begin tot einde. De manier waarop de makers Cutting Crew's 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight' in de film verwerken, zal je een fameuze lachkramp bezorgen. De Britse komiek Ross Noble steelt de show met zijn sardonische punchlines en mimiek terwijl hij allerlei jong volk op zeer creatieve manieren naar het hiernamaals stuurt.
  • Empireonline.copm: Deeply icky on many different levels, with Ross Noble's feature debut illuminated by stomach-churning effects.
  • BrualalsHell.com: good old-fashioned splatstick slasher, with gore gags that Sam Raimi would surely approve of.
  • Dreadcentral.com: Stitches is a riot from beginning to end and a rollicking 80s throwback that anyone seeking some gory fun and gut-busting laughs would be an absolute fool to miss. There's a new lead clown in this circus, and his name is Stitches.
  • Screenjabber.com: This is an enjoyable midnight-movie that doesn't wear out its welcome, has a few good laughs and a lot of gross-out moments.
  • Sky.com: an enjoyable comedy horror that gives the function of intestines a new twist.
  • Viewauckland.co.nz: As horror comedies go, Stitches gets the gore-to-laughs ratio exactly right and is often both inventive and side-splittingly funny.
  • Thisisfakediy.co.uk: wickedly funny gross-out horror ... Utterly grotesque, it's nevertheless full of dreadful puns which Ross Noble delivers with relish.
  • Boxofficebuz.com: it's funny, clever, disgusting, repulsive and manically funny!
Awards
  • Sitges 2012: Carnet Jove Jury Award

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.

Vamp U

Comedy, Horror
Available on VOD: 1 november 2013
Director: Maclain Nelson
Cast: Gary Cole (The West Wing, Office Space), Julie Gonzalo (Must Love Digs), Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect), Adam Johnson (Frozen)

Wayne Gretzky (no relation) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history - who better? Attempting to regain his full power, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). Nothing works until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller. She's a dead ringer for Mary and they have a lurid affair, while rumors fly around the campus. But it all sours when he turns Chris into a vampire and her newfound bloodlust spins out of control in a bloody rampage, making the rumors a little too real.

Reviews
  • Deadfilm.net: a hilarious, charming blast of fun. I guarantee you will have a good time with this original vampire comedy (which we really don't get too much of, VAMPIRES SUCK doesn't count). I heartily recommend VAMP-U!
  • DreadCentral.com: a fun, quirky movie containing one awkward situation after another that comes together and will get you laughing as it reimagines the original Dracula story.
  • HorrorNews.net: This movie out to be one of the most pleasant surprises I've had for quite some time. An out-and-out comedy, rather than a horror-comedy hybrid, this mines a rich vein of varsity humour while gently poking fun at the current vogue for vampires in popular culture. Horror fans and non-horror fans alike will both find much to enjoy in this well-written and well-performed movie.
  • Cinemacrazed.com: Much more of a great horror film than it is a comedy, 'Vamp U' is a clever and entertaining vampire film with some clever storytelling devices, a sharp cast, and great atmosphere that hearkens back to the classic horror trash fests of the eighties. It's definitely worth watching for anyone in the mood for a film with its tongue firmly planted in cheek.
  • TwistedCentral.com: Vamp U is packed full of vampiry fun. I found myself laughing out loud through out the whole film. I would recommend this over and over to anyone looking for a charming little independent film that more than hits it's mark.
  • horror101withdrac: this is one indie treat that deserves a spot on horror fans' class schedules.
  • Influxmagazine.com: It's surely worth a watch. Recommended.
  • TheIndependentCritic.com: A vampire comedy that is actually funny. I had a genuinely good time with where the film was taking me and with its terrific ensemble cast.
Awards
  • Los Angeles Comedy Festival 2011: Best Actor, Best Actress
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2011: Best Horror

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.
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