FILMQUEST 2017: The Secret Garden (2017) FILM REVIEW

THE SECRET GARDEN (2017) Director: Owen Smith Screenplay by Owen Smith based upon the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Starring: Glennellen Anderson, Amanda Waters, Erin Leigh Bushko, Max River, Sacha A. Dzuba, Mark Ashworth Unrated Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes ***1/2 out of ***** Photo: Dogwood Motion Picture Company The beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett receives a steampunk makeover in THE SECRET GARDEN (2017). Adapting a novel for another medium, especially a visual one, has its challenges. Can the material be adapted without losing the essence of its story? Can the material retains its aesthetic if something is changed to allow it to be more readily adaptable? Would the no

Jeepers Creepers 3 FILM REVIEW

JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 Director: Victor Salva Screenplay by Victor Salva Starring: Meg Foster, Stan Shaw, Gabrielle Haugh, Chester Rushing, Brandon Smith, Jonathan Breck UNRATED Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes ** out of ***** Photo: Screen Media Films The Creeper returns in Victor Salva's JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 the latest entry in the horror franchise. Ever since the last time we saw The Creeper on the big screen, JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 opened in the summer of 2003, we have seen just about every iconic horror villain rebooted for a new generation. Some are considered to be solid remakes like THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003) or THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2006) while others are often vilified by the fan base

Happy Hunting FILM REVIEW

Warren Novak is being hunted but he won't be going down without a fight in HAPPY HUNTING. "An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event." ***1/2 Stars Happy Hunting Directors: Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson Screenplay: Louie Gibson & Joe Dietsch Starring: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Conner Williams, Gary Sturm Not Yet Rated Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

FILMQUEST 2017 - The Shorts

Rating Scale: ***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal BLACK RING Director: Hasan Can Dagli Starring: Turgay Dogan, Dounia Jauneaud, Tolga Akman, Sait Erol, Yuce Eser, Serdar Aras Running Time: 15 minutes **** Hasan Can Dagli's BLACK RING is certainly a film that plays around with convention and preconceived notions. In the film's opening minutes we see a group of men, who appear to be mercenary types, setting up equipment in an abandoned mansion. What are they getting ready for? Not long after we see a group of disparate individuals arriving and being greete

FILMQUEST 2017: New City, New Films, Same Mission

FILMQUEST, Utah's second largest film festival, takes over Provo, UT from September 8 - 16. FilmQuest, the second largest film festival in the state of Utah, returns! For its 2017 edition the fest arrives in a new city, Provo, Utah, with new films, features and shorts, from the fantasy, horror and science-fiction genres. From September 8th to the 16th, the FilmQuest Film Festival will unfold at the Covey Center for the Arts, as well as other venues, in downtown Provo, Utah. The popular festival was previously held just north of the city in Sandy, Utah. Nearly 20 feature films and more than 200 short films, music videos and web series will be screened. Panels and workshops which filmmakers

IT Film Review

IT Director: Andy Muschietti Screenplay by Chase Palm & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman Based on the novel by Stephen King Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images and language Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes *** out of ***** Photo: Warner Bros./New Line Cinema The Losers Club attempt to uncover the mystery behind a malicious clown named Pennywise in the adaptation of Stephen King's IT. There was a time when a new movie based on a Stephen King story was a big deal. At the time they had the virtue of having never been made and the now familiar trope

Terminator 2: Judgment Day FILM REVIEW

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Director: James Cameron Screenplay: James Cameron & William Wisher Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, Jenette Goldstein Rated R for strong sci-fi action and violence, and for language Running Time: 2 hours 17 minutes Released: July 3, 1991 ***** out of ***** Photo: Carolco Pictures The Terminator returns to protect the future from the unstoppable T-1000 in the action classic TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY. In the sequel to the iconic original, young John Connor (Edward Furlong) has been raised to believe he's the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising. He soon discovers that his m

Screamfest 2017 Announces First Wave of Films

Screamfest 2017 unfolds at the TLC Chinese 6 theatres in Hollywood, CA from 10/10 - 10/19. SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF 2017 LINE UP Actor Dominic Monaghan to serve as Festival Ambassador HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – August 29, 2017 – America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest Horror Film Festival, is proud to announce the first wave of its official 2017 film line up. In its 17th year, the festival, which will run from Oct. 10-19, 2017 at the TCL Chinese in Hollywood, has launched careers - providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to enthusiasts and general audiences. Actor and producer Dominic Monaghan (Lord

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