Friday, August 28, 2015

Short Story Cinema - A Tricky Treat-- A Film by Patricia Chica

Clocking in at a mere 3+ minutes this is one of those shorts where less is more ,but then having the audience wanting more at least I did anyways.

Traditional start to the film mom is in the kitchen making something, not sure what it is , dad has something he has to finish in the garage.

There is some great little shot like the one above where it slowly closes in on the man sitting in the chair .
The camera work is  great for a number of shots and the editing sure help the pace of the film as well.

We see he is chained the chair he is sitting on and his neck is slit and then a chainsaw starts --fade to black.

Unsure we are back in the kitchen -the head of the man is placed in a bowl and the family stands around the table as the marvel at the good one that dad picked this year.
I thought this was maybe a film about cannibals , but then they start removing the brain and eyes etc .
The night longs for blood on All Hallows Eve , they stand on  their porch for a family photo.
At the request of Patricia Chica I will not give away the spoiler ending of the film , as I work with other's and it is a surprise ending.A cool ending as well.

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Anthony Nadeau

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Little Shop of Movies Review -Unfriended (Available Now)

The quote on the box cover is almost as bad as the movie itself and surprising coming from a well respected horror movie magazine.
There is a not an ounce of anything that was scary at all , quite the laugh I had through this mess of a film. The entire film is one Skype call between friends that a year prior someone had taped a young woman passed out that had messed her pants in which in turn took her own life.

This is easily one of the most pointless reason to make a film , watching others for this long on their boring and uninteresting lives that are all bullies in the end and have no self redeeming qualities -there is another as well in the conversation , that is apparently the young woman that took her own life and is now making their life awful, but through the Internet.
The image with no picture is the mysterious person who has taken control of the conversation and types demands and has them play a game, also controls the lights in their houses and can get in and kill them as well. Look at their faces above they look scared , right?
Sure all the actors do the best they can , but their best will not do for this is a bad idea from start to finish , hurts me this is listed in the horror category actually to be honest.

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Anthony Nadeau

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CD Review- Riverside: Love, Fear & The Time Machine(Available September 4, 2015)Inside Out Music

Founded in 2001
Progressive Rock, Rock
Band Members
Mariusz Duda - vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar / 
Piotr Grudziński - guitars / 
Piotr Kozieradzki - drums / 
Michał Łapaj - keyboards
Warsaw, Poland
Record Label
Inside Out
Short Description
Long Description
Riverside is a way of expressing reflections, dreams and fantasies through music. It is an idea for exposing emotions, for an escape from the grey or unnaturally overcoloured reality. It is music inspired by a time, a place, a thought and a word, a figment of their own and other people's imagination. It is joy and sadness, a whisper and a scream.

Some magical music created by this fantastic group and once again another 5.5 star review, it's that good just the vocals alone are great but then the music backing it all up adds the depth.

Progressive rock and melodies that those that do not care for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal will enjoy.I did as this groups previous album had me playing it a number of times as I have with this one as well.

This video below is from their last release in 2013.

Some great music back then , but feel they have steadily grown to be a better band , this is easily a better album musically and all around songwriting, vocals and they are just sounding better here.
Here below is a lyric video for "Discard Your Fear"

This has really been an incredible year for music again and bands like this just make it better , so happy to have received this album for review. I thank the band and the label for allowing me to do so.
Some teaser trailers for the album:

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Anthony Nadeau

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Monday, August 24, 2015

CD Review: Midas Fall-The Menagerie Inside (Available September 4th , 2015)Earsplit PR/Monotreme Records

Elizabeth Heaton - vox/guitar/synths 
Rowan Burn - guitar/piano 
Steven Pellatt - drums and percussion
 Chris Holland - bass
Genre: Post-shoegaze-gothtronica-alt-prog-rock
Hometown: Manchester UK
Forged in Edinburgh, Scotland and now based in the north of England, the eclectic collective – founding members Heaton and Rowan Burn (guitar, piano) with Steven Pellatt (drums/percussion/piano) and Chris Holland (bass) – has spent the past year composing the follow-up to their 2013-issued Wilderness full-length. Titled The Menagerie Inside, MIDAS FALL‘s third long player was captured live at Red Wall Studios, mastered by \legendary Seattle-based engineer Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Caspian, Fleet Foxes et al) and offers up ten sprawling tracks of sonic enormity. From the sorrowing echo of wilting violins in “Counting Colours,” to the emotionally gutting close of “Circus Performer,” the forty-six-minute epic is as heavy sonically as it is cerebrally. An introspective journey through dark and light, The Menagerie Inside is atonce graceful, urgent and star-gazingly compelling. Cascading riffs ebb, flow and surge into rich, ethereal piano crescendos, the weight of Heaton’s delicate angelic resonance adding depth to her every echoing word. With The Menagerie Inside, MIDAS FALL manifests a sound and atmosphere that’s organic, emotionally stirring and habitually awe-inspiring, further verifying the strength of their songcraft and musicianship.
 Comments the band of their latest creation,”We wanted to capture the energy of our live shows, so we took a different approach this time by recording the album live.”

Really enjoy the sound of this band , something totally different than is what normally sent my way , very sullen(noun) and yet enjoyable as there is so much going on musically also exciting that we know the album was recorded live.
Bravo I say for taking that approach and pulling off such a great little album as well.
The music and vocals are such a nice combination they both compliment each other --yes that is what every band tries to do but this is very nice.

The calmness and strength of Heather's voice makes a big difference for this style of music as well. I really enjoyed this album more than I thought I might.

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Anthony Nadeau

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