Movies

Paydirt

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 3 september 2020
Director: Christian Sesma
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Top Gun Maverick, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot), Mike Hatton (Green Book), Paul Sloan (Vigilante Diaries)

A parolee (Luke Goss) teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen a decade ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being tracked by a retired Sheriff (Val Kilmer).

Reviews
  • Actionreloaded.com: Paydirt is a fun movie which, as I’m writing i have watched twice already.
  • Crpwrites.com: Paydirt looks good and is an easy movie made for a half-night’s worth of entertainment.
  • Moviesinfocus.com: A fun night at the movies, Paydirt is an entertaining diversion with a game cast. Christian Sesma’s movie features solid acting, a sparkling script along side snappy score and visuals. 
  • Worlsfimgeek.com: Paydirt is quite a wild ride with Luke Goss on the verge of retirement with Val Kilmer on the verge of redemption, no matter what it could cost both of them. If you get confused a bit with the twists and turns, wait until the last few minutes where everything is explained. Then, you’ll see why this is a fun and wild ride of a movie.

Extracurricular

Horror
Available on VOD: 10 september 2020
Director: Ray Xue
Cast: Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson, Brittany Teo, Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out)

A young couple. An isolated cabin. A hooded figure watching from the shadows.The killer strikes, chasing them through the woods. Wherever they go, the killer is always - impossibly – one step ahead. In the woman’s last moments, she realizes it’s not one killer, but four.
Ian, Derek, Jenny, and Miriam are high schoolers. Athletes. Scholars. Killers.
Halloween approaches. They know they’ve got to celebrate properly. An isolated farmhouse out in the country, an older couple living alone. Retired, no family nearby. It’s perfect.
All goes according to plan until one of their preys gets ahold of a gun, and uses it, throwing their carefully staged operation into chaos. 

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Very good film, and one that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
  • Cultprojections.com: Like a cross between The Strangers and The Craft this murderous thriller does a great job at taking a far-fetched premise and running with it, providing solid, believable performances, and some genuinely suspenseful scenes, with a third act that ups the crazy ante. These kinds of teenagers-run-amuck thrillers are a dime a dozen, but Extracurricular is a cut well-above.
  • Darkeyesoflondon.blogspot.com: But it's good to see a post modern horror movie that doesn't play it for laughs or irony, and the moral dilemma running through Extracurricular is persuasive enough, even if one does ending up rooting for the killers and then feeling slightly dirty about it afterwards.
  • Diaboliquemagazine.com: Director Ray Xue shows a strong flair for helming thrilling action sequences and gets solid performances out of his game cast.
  • Entertainment-focus.com: An undeniably chilling watch.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: It's fast paced, witty and sometimes sexy, a seductive package with a deceptively smart core.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Extracurricular is a fittingly mean-spirited little movie that refuses to soften the edges of its youthful killers and instead doubles down on their particular brand of nihilism.
  • Therottingzombie.co.uk: I expected Extracurricular to be a typical teen slasher even with the shift in perspective. I wasn't prepared for just how involved I would get into the story, and the second half especially was a particularly enjoyable and thrilling watch.
  • Wickedhorror.com: Dark, funny, thrilling, and loaded with YA menace, this is a refreshingly modern take on typical slasher tropes.
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