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Town of the Living Dead – TV Series Review

Town of the Living Dead (2014 -)
Stars: Bryan Boylen, Gary A. Carreker, Chase Lawrence
IMDB Rating: 4.7
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Plot: Town of the Living Dead is an unscripted series which follows a small Alabama town trying to complete their own independent zombie movie, Thr33 Days Dead – which has been six years in the making. Based on a town urban legend, their film centers on a group of friends trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in rural Alabama.

The intrepid and motley crew of amateur filmmakers now has a deadline to hit – if they finish their film in time, Syfy will air it as an original movie. Given it’s taken six years to make it, will getting it done in just a few weeks be achievable?

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Review: As far as mockups go, this was so-so. The basis of the series is a behind the scenes look at what goes into making a film. In this instance the filmmakers have spent the last six years developing a feature film in Jasper, Alabama, and have had their own fair share of turmoils with SPX; Cast taking a break to have children; Crew issues; Dealing with a very Christian conservative town; Getting Council approvals, and of course funding.

I like a good mockup, and this series gets right in there to show the struggles of one aspiring filmy (taking from a lighthearted look), and her desire to bring a Zombie flick to the market.  Town Of The Living Dead is very much like a reality show without the BS.

I would like to see more of this series, just to see how far the cast and crew go, and whether they get the funding they need. And you can bet that when Thr33 Days Dead comes out I will watch it and post a review.

Six years of dedication to making one film happen. Now that’s commitment!

Verdict: If You Film it, They Will Come!
Rating: 6.5 out of 10

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Bermuda Tentacles – Movie Review

Bermuda Tentacles
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Trevor Donovan, Mya
IMDB Rating: 3.3
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Plot: After Air Force One goes down during a storm over the Bermuda Triangle, the United States Navy is dispatched to find the escape pod holding the President. A giant monster beneath the ocean awakens and attacks the fleet.

 

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Review: The Bermuda Triangle. A place that sparks mystery and intrigue. That is until…. Along comes this movie. A movie that is not only poorly done, but as waste of some good talent.

I have been known to suffer in silence when I have watched some movies, and I managed to live to tell the tale. This is another masterpiece of disaster from the Syfy network that had me gagging for the vomit bag. (please shoot me now!)

Linda Hamilton starred in this film and obviously it was not in her finest moment in movie history.

A 6,000ft long alien squid (or so I assume) with electric and deflective powers attacks the US Navy when they go to rescue the President after his escape pod jettisons into the Bermuda Triangle after AF1 goes down during a storm. Yeah, there you have it.

Poorly done CGI effects that most 5 year olds could do on their home PC, and the acting for the most part did looked forced and laughable at best. Ms Hamilton did a good job in Defiance recently, so I did expect something better here from a person of her acting abilities. But even her presence in this movie could not save it from the disaster that it was.

Poorly done in all aspects.

Verdict: Watch The Last Ship instead.
My Rating: 1 out of 10.

 

 

 

 

Quantum Apocalypse – Movie Review

Quantum Apocalypse – Directed by Justin Jones. Written by Leigh Scott.

Starring: Rhett Giles, Stephanie Jacobsen, Gigi Edgley, Kristen Quintrall.

Tagline: SyFy still releases bad movies.

The idea for this doozy of a disaster movie is simple. A vortex is headed towards Earth and NASA has 39 hours to save the world… again.

While the movie was worth watching to see eye-candy such as Gigi Edgley and Kristen Jacobsen, that was about as far as my interest got in this low budget flick.

There are too many mistakes throughout the movie that brings down the movie’s overall rating. For some reason, Trish’s (Gigi Edgley) clothing keep changing throughout the movie. Lynne (Stephanie Jacobsen) gives her stepson a handgun, and she is a police officer – right, good logical thinking there.
The effects were below average. I especially loved the part where the vortex starts ripping the house apart, and one wooden pillar becomes twisted in it shape like it was made of rubber. Wood usually splinters?
The best part about the movie would have to be the acting of Rhett Giles which is actually quite nice in this horrendous movie.
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Sand Serpents – Movie Review

Sand Serpents – Written by Raul Inglis, and Directed by Jeff Renfroe.

This movie stars Jason Gedrick (Richard), Tamara Hope (Jan), Elias Toufexis (Private Andrews), Sebastian Knapp (Oscar), Michelle Asante (Susan), and Imran Khan as Amal. (Not to be confused with Cricket legend Imran Khan).

TaglineIf the Taliban doesn’t get them, then the worms sure will!

Richard (Gedrick) and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert and they need to reach the evac point. But getting out of the desert proves more than difficult as they are confronted by Taliban forces, and at often times 60-foot long worms (strangely enough, the worms that plagued the town Perfection in the movie Tremors.)

For those who have not seen this movie, think Dune meets Tremors, and there you have it. Yet another SyFy doozie with no originality and familiar plot lines (think Aliens).

While it was predictable to say the least, there were some moments there; Like Private Andrews, whose performance reminded me alot of some of the characters Chris Penn plays; The brief touching moment between Richard & Jan, and who can dismiss the suspicious Amal, especially when he professed to be “not a terrorist”, but in the same token he was acting very strange when he was leading the troop through the mines to safety.

This was not the worst movie I have seen, I will say that it was, very predictable. One can only wonder that if a sequel is made if they will have Rambo rescue the hostages and wipe out the Sand Serpents 🙂

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