Diana Vacc Sees ASH VS. EVIL DEAD

ash-vs-evil-dead-bloodby Diana Vaccarelli

Starz Network does it again with their great original programming. First came SPARTACUS, then OUTLANDER, and now ASH VS. EVIL DEAD. The series follows Bruce Campbell as the chainsaw-armed character of Ash 30 years after he was last seen in the film ARMY OF DARKNESS. Ash has been living a quiet life in a small town, but now the evil dead are back and it’s up to him to save the world…again.

THE GOOD:

• This is funny and scary at the same time. I both laughed out loud and jumped in shock at various moments. Sometimes at the same time. read article

Diana Vacc Sees BONE TOMAHAWK

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by Diana Vaccarelli

A film of mixed genres, BONE TOMAHAWK is simultaneously a western, horror film, and a classic love story. What else would you expect from a production that can best be synopsized as, “This film follows four men as they set out to save loved ones who have been captured by Cannibals?”

The Good:

  • The best thing about this film is its writing by S. Craig Zahler, whose screenplay was nominated for the Independent Spirit Best Screenplay award.
  • The dialogue is fascinating and clever and, most importantly, gets to the heart of each character, making them some of the most interesting characters I’ve seen in recent film. The best of this fine lot – because acting – is  Back Up Deputy Chicory, played brilliantly by Richard Jenkins, who steals the show from veteran star Kurt Russell.
  • The film not only has dark elements but also laugh out loud humor.

The Bad: read article

Diana Vacc Sees HUNGER GAMES – MOCKINGJAY, PART 2

by Diana Vaccarelli

hbt11-198x300The finale of the Hunger Games Franchise starts right where we left off. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is the leader of the rebellion against the oppressive Capitol of Panam. She has sustained major injuries at the hand of an ally the Capitol has corrupted. The rebellion is building and she has to lead in her persona of the Mockingjay, with everything Katniss loves hanging in the balance.

Gosh, it doesn’t get any more exciting than that, does it, revolution fans?

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Diana Vacc Sees Wicked City

Nope, this isn't a pic from the TV series. It's from a review of an anime by the same name we found at Brandon's Cult Movie Reviews.
Nope, this isn’t a pic from the TV series. It’s from a review of an anime by the same name we found at Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews.

by Diana Vaccarelli

Wicked City is a classic story of a man looking for love…or it is it? The thriller opens up with Kent Galloway (Ed Westwick) hooking up with a young girl on the Sunset Strip in the 1980’s.  

When Kent can’t perform sexually, he pulls out a knife and stabs the woman to death, at which point enter Detective Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) to investigate the murder. From there on you get a classic cat and mouse game, but, sadly not one nearly as interesting as in, say, Criminal Minds.

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Diana Vacc Sees VACATION

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The Good:

  1. The chemistry between Ed Helms and Christina Applegate was fantastic and laugh out loud funny. Everything overall about this film was fantastic and nostalgic.
  2. Although this is a sequel of sorts to NATIONAL LAMPOON’S SUMMER VACATION, there’s absolutely no sign of Chevy Chase in it anywhere.

The Bad:

  1. There was nothing at all bad about this film.
  2. Really, there wasn’t.
  3. I mean it.

Conclusion: read article