Tag Archives: Streaming Video

Jumping the Shark! (Encounters of the Third Kind)

27 Nov

Wild Eye Releasing
Available on Amazon Prime

Coming to DVD
on March 2021

Admittedly, the movie poster for Shark Encounters of the Third Kind is slick. The title will even nap the attention of many a B movie enthusiast, and Stephen Spielberg may well just simply shrug and laugh along to this shlock produced/directed by Mark Polonia and from a script by John Oak Dalton. It’s campy as all hell. Had it been given the budget of a Michael Bay film, I’m sure what’s realized in concept art can look far nicer.

Instead, this filmmaker’s shark fueled resume tells all. Previous works include Land Shark, Sharkenstein and Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast (short Video). instead of realism, he goes for foam latex and Georges Méliès attempts at cinematic special effects. Back then, they would impress, but today, the work is laughable at best.

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On The Fear of Dancing with Michael Allcock

25 Nov

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

CBC Gem
Streaming November 27th, 2020

Some people may not necessarily to go “Slow dancing, Swaying to the Music” ala Johnny Rivers with that significant other or to “Pump up the Jam” with Technotronic. Children generally will do their thing on the dance floor. Teens, however, have a lot more to deal with when at that Winter formal. As for how many will skip the prom due to nerves, that’s subject to debate. But when an individual becomes an adult, just why they do or do not go clubbing, depends. Writer/Director/Narrator Michael Allcock is one of those persons who has a Fear of Dancing.

His filmography is vast. His two decade long career saw him work in various genres, but it’s his love for documentaries which drives him. He’s the creative mind behind Semisweet: Life in Chocolate and Kubo’s Crickets. He admits to simply being a hired gun to put together the narratives of many products–ranging from Canadian science fiction television series Starhunter to being a screenwriter for Paranormal 911. When opportunities pop up to make feature-length documentaries, he admits to being at his best when he’s in full creative control.

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The Folklore Behind Invincible Dragon (九龙不败)

21 Nov

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Well GO USA
Now Available on Netflix and DVD

Jin (Max) Zhang is the next Fist of the North Star. Or should that be Crying Freeman? Anime references notwithstanding, he has the good looks to pull off playing either character should they get realized into live action. But in Invincible Dragon, he plays Kowloon, an undercover cop whose lapse in judgement on duty has robbed him of more than just a fiancée. He gets reassigned and stumbles into another crime wave much to the chagrin of his captain.

A psychopath is out on the loose and killing female police officers. Losing his girlfriend is motivation to get him on the case. It’s a cop and MMA showcase of what Zhang can do as a fighter. The punches feel real, especially when his rival, Alexander Sinclair, is played Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva. They are the highlight. Plus, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bungee cord used in a fight before!

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Funimation to Stream Flow Chokaigi 2020 -Anime Shibari Returns-

13 Nov

Starts streaming on November 13 exclusively on Funimation

Sony Music Labels Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Manabu Tsujino) is excited to announce that video contents owned by Sony Music will be streamed across the world through services from Funimation Global Group, LLC (Funimation), an animation distribution company based in the United States. The first content will be the FLOW’s special concert FLOW Chokaigi 2020 -Anime Shibari Returns-.

The concert will air exclusively beginning at 8 pm CST, November 13, 2020 on Funimation.com in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Wakanim.TV by Wakanim in France, Russia, Denmark and Scandinavia; and AnimeLab by Madman in Australia and New Zealand. The concert will also stream on Funimation in Mexico and Brazil when the service launches later this year.

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