Thursday, 31 October 2013

Recent reviews at Filmoria: Machete Kills, The Conspiracy, Snitch and more

Another day, another blog post that is simply pointing you in the direction of more of my writing around the web; this time to my recent reviews for Filmoria. Cinema reviews include two documentaries; How to Survive a Plague and More Than Honey as well as the incredibly silly but quite fun Machete Kills. All the rest are DVD and Blu-Ray releases: Brian De Palma's The Fury, Dwayne Johnson in Snitch and a trio of horror films. First there is horror mock-doc The Conspiracy, then heartthrob Luke Evans is a psycho in No One Lives and finally there is the sci-fi horror crossbreed that is Dark Skies. Click the titles to check out the reviews:

Definitely not a documentary on an imagined future pandemic. How to Survive a Plague instead deals with a threat that has already wiped millions off the planet: AIDS.

Sandwiched between classics Carrie and Blow Out sits Brian De Palma‘s The Fury. It may not have the reputation of those two but I found it to be a highly entertaining horror/thriller experiment casting Kirk Douglas in the role of aging action hero.

Snitch is not quite your typical big, dumb The Rock movie. It features Susan Sarandon for a start and is based on a true story about a father forced to extreme measures to help his drug busted son.

In The Conspiracy, two filmmakers Jim and Aaron are making a documentary on conspiracy theories before they get sucked in to a dangerous world of secret societies

Machete Kills is the gloriously OTT sequel to Robert Rodriguez's orginal film based on the titular anti-hero played by Danny Trejo.

Luke Evans plays a real nasty piece of work in this very violent horror that should have been more than it is.

Markus Imhoof’s documentary More Than Honey attempts to get to the bottom of the problem of why bees are dying out and what this could mean for human life on the planet.

From the producers behind Paranormal Activity, Dark Skies has spooky goings on in a family filled suburban house but it isn't ghosts this time but aliens that are bothering the characters.

Seen any of these? What did you think?