Welcome back! Well, to some of you, anyway. To the rest of you, glad you decided to stop by and I hope that this humble column helps you navigate the stacks of new releases each week. My goal is to point you toward titles of interest and warn you away from those films that seek to do nothing but leech away your time and give you nothing in return.
Full disclosure: I have not seen many of these titles and what follows are not necessarily reviews. It is my opinion based upon what I know of the titles I pluck from the new release lists that I peruse. The opinions I give based on the new releases are my own, and my recommendations upon them are based on my personal interest. In any case, I hope you enjoy and perhaps find something you like or a title to point me towards.
Midnight Meat Train. The pick of the week is a movie I have not seen, but have really been wanting to ever since I first saw the trailer. I remember seeing the trailer and thinking how weird it looked, but with the names attached I couldn't say no. Then the wide release was shrunk to a limited one, and then that was turned into a second-run theater dumping. I have a hard time wrapping my head around Lionsgate's reasoning behind this, much like what they did with Repo! The Genetic Opera. They would not even give a list of where it was screening so fans could actually go and see it. It is the story of a killer who uses the subway tunnels to dispose of the bodies. Bradley Cooper, Vinnie Jones, and Brooke Shields star for director Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus) and writer Clive Barker.
Quarantine. This was very nearly the number one pick of the week. This remake is a spectacular film. It is scary, creepy, and you have no idea what is around the next corner. The performances sell the fright and the tale keeps you wondering just what exactly is going on. This feature is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat.