Internet scuttlebutt suggests the long-since-gone TV show Twin Peaks could return to the air waves. It’s only been a couple of decades… but still. Co-creator Mark Frost suggests, rather excitedly, that the prematurely axed ’90s sensation may get its third season after all these years (the ’25 years later’ thing working in its favour, too). Frost’s quotes, hinting that both the creative’s
When teenager Nathan comes across his own childhood picture while scrolling through a missing persons website, he begins to question everything he ever took for granted — including the people he always assumed were his parents.
While on vacation at a gorgeous villa near St. Tropez, lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul (Romy Schneider and Alain Delon) find trouble when they’re visited by Marianne’s old flame Harry (Maurice Ronet) and his sexy teen daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin). When Jean-Paul begins to get too cozy with the nubile young guest, grave consequences follow in this dramatic thriller from prolific director Jacques Deray.
Three new Stephen King movies were added to Netflix Instant Watch at the beginning of August. They include: Stephen King’s Thinner Obese attorney Billy Halleck accidentally runs over a gypsy woman with his car. When his police cronies and the judge help Halleck cover up the incident, the victim’s father puts a curse on him that causes him to drop
CONSENSUS: “Not much to see here folks. Sure, it has Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, but that is about it. The rest is pretty average. It has a Hitchcock vibe to it, but without actually having Hitchcock Charade falls pretty flat.”
CONSENSUS: “Wow, David Hyde Peirce goes off the rails in this otherwise middling thriller. It features some nice twists and is worth watching purely for Peirce’s tour de force performance.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 3.50 A fugitive on the lam decides to crash a dinner party. But he seriously regrets it when the mysterious and unusual host soon has him convinced
A Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver is lured from his isolated life by a lovely neighbor and her young son. His newfound peace is shattered, however, when her violent husband is released from prison.
CONSENSUS: “Anne Heche is a good actress, but she can’t save Toxic Skies from failure. This run-of-the-mill disease movie is boring and low-fi. There are also numerous credibility issues here. It is best to skip this movie and find something else.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 1.50 Thanks to a cruel and deadly government plot involving poisonous jet trails, the population of
Make sure to cover your mouth this week, because we meddled with deadly diseases. It was outbreak week, and although we did not talk about the movie Outbreak, we did discuss Carriers, Toxic Skies and Quarantine 2: Terminal. We attempted to disinfect our palettes with a brew from down south called Abita Turbodog Nut Brown Ale. We also got to the bottom of
Matthew McConaughey’s The Lincoln Lawyer is now streaming online with Netflix Instant Watch. The movie, which got decent reviews, also stars Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo and Bryan Cranston. Your primer on this 2011 movie is below: Tasked with defending rich lothario Louis Roulet, who’s been charged with assault, lawyer Mick Haller finds himself and his family in danger
CONSENSUS: “Gosford Park is one of acclaimed director Robert Altman’s best works. Built on strong performances, delicious cascading conversations and a luxuriousness surrounding, this film calls out for repeated viewings. It is packed full of depth and intrigue.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 4.33 Director Robert Altman’s witty murder mystery won an Oscar for its screenplay, which really takes off when Sir
CONSENSUS: “An interesting and layered adaptation of a book, this Swedish thriller should be consumed post-haste. It is dark and doesn’t pull punches. There is a ton to like here, especially Noomi Rapace in the lead role.”
Bag of Bones, the four hour TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s 1998 book of the same name, is now streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. The miniseries, which stars Pierce Brosnan, was broadcast on the A&E Network in 2011. Your primer on this two-part miniseries is below: Reeling from the sudden death of his wife, author Mike Noonan moves into
The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition is now streaming on Netflix Instant Watch. The trilogy, which comprises extended versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, contains more than two hours of additional material. I didn’t realize Peter Jackson directed these movies… Anyway… This version of The Millennium Trilogy,
CONSENSUS: “There is a pretty good chance that you will utter the words ‘what the fuck’ at some point while watching this movie. It is beautiful, crazy and disturbing. This movie will haunt you.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 3.00 After their child dies, a therapist (Willem Dafoe) and his wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg) flee to their cabin in the woods, where they