Films That Mean A Lot To Us: PUMP UP THE VOLUME

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Growing up, my local video store, Major Video, was god to me. I lived across the street and to say that I spent hours in that place EVERY day after school would be the understatement of the year. It was like my second home. Looking over every single box, cardboard standout, and even forking over […]

Arc Entertainment Heading Into Battle With Sci-Fi Epic GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID; Hitting Theaters/VOD This October!!

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Preparing to bring one hell of an FX-driven ride to your eyes, ARC Entertainment announced today that they’ve acquired the North American rights to the Mamoru Oshii (GHOST IN THE SHELL)-directed/Geoffrey Gunn (SIREN) co-written scifi epic, GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID. The film, which features a pretty solid cast and quite the impressive SFX-lineup working on […]

Beyond Fright: A24 Books A Gig For Jeremy Saulnier’s GREEN ROOM!

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Here at Icons, we’re massive fans of BLUE RUIN. Jeremy Saulnier’s independent tale of one man’s revenge against his family’s killer is so nuanced and assured, grim yet humorous, that it was one of our favorite films of that year. If you haven’t seen it yet, purchase a copy or stream it instantly on Netflix […]

Beyond Fright Review: VENDETTA

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When the name Dead Cain pops into your head, I doubt the word “badass” hitches a ride with it. For me, hearing his name typically means old memories of his role as Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, or even his chilling performance as Scott Peterson in the made for TV film, The […]

Kevin Bacon-led Thriller COP CAR heading to DVD/Bluray This September

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I love thrillers. Don’t get me wrong, the horror genre is by far my favorite genre, but films like the Coen Bros.’ BLOOD SIMPLE or even recent films like BROKEN HORSES and BAD TURN WORSE are the types of films that I dig watching as much as any slice and dice entries. One film that […]

Beyond Fright Review: COMET

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We’ve all been there, crossing paths with someone who is able to completely take you back and keep you enthralled just at the idea of spending more time talking to them. That awkward feeling in your stomach and the adrenaline-filled, almost child-like excitement that makes you think or at least hope that you’ll be able […]

Fantasia Film Fest Review: SYNCHRONICITY

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When 2007’s THE SIGNAL first hit audiences, it did a hell of a job showing a small glimpse of the capabilities of the film’s trio of writer/directors, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Each director’s segment felt completely different from the previous director’s, and there was a sense of promise that you felt upon […]

Surrealist S&M Film THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY Heading To DVD/Bluray This September via Shout! Factory

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Who doesn’t love a little arthouse s&m cinema in their lives? That’s a trick question, because everybody is into that stuff, right? Thankfully, those looking for a surrealistic film full of eroticism and mystery can now rejoice, with the announcement that Shout! Factory (in partnership with Sundance Selects) is set to release the critical hit […]