Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Battery 2012 - **1/2 "In baseball, the term battery refers collectively to the pitcher and the catcher, who may also be called batterymen or batterymates of one another". (Wikipedia)
When we say this is a low budget film we mean it, it was shot for $6000.00. This does not detract from this tale of Ben and Mickey, two youngish baseball players who find themselves trying to survive and cope with one another's disparate personalities during the apocalypse.
This slice of life tale is engaging from start to finish largely due to its realism. The two act and respond to events around them the way normal people would given the circumstances, and this makes both characters endearing for different reasons.
The film was written, directed by, and stars Jeremy Gardner who clearly has talent in all of these aspects. We hope that he is given the opportunity to try his hand at larger projects. We recommend this film without reservation.
Beyond Re-Animator 2003 - **1/2 This third installment in the Re-Animator series feels like a bit of a let down after waiting thirteen years for its arrival. Jeffrey Combs returns as Herbert West, who finds himself in jail for his crimes. It isn't long before he gets his hands on his reagent and mayhem ensues. There is a decent amount of well done gore, one wishes there would have been more. Though it is by far the weakest of the trilogy, it is still well worth a look. Producer Brian Yuzna has said that he has plans for a second trilogy, "House Of Re-Animator", "Re-Animator Unbound", and "Re-Animator Begins". Let's hope he can get the financing needed for such a large venture, and they can get scripts to match the quality of the earlier films.
BFF Zombie 2012 - ** This is an amusing 22 minute short film that we remember reading about at Kickstarter some time ago. It is well made, and gave us a chuckle at its climax. The makeup is well done, though we would have preferred the violence more graphic. We present the full version below for your enjoyment.
Bloodsuckers From Outer Space 1986 - * Is this a comedy ? A parody ? Certainly it is a Troma film derivative, without Troma's cleverness. Check out the sample below if you must for a small sample.
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