Cults are fucking terrifying to me. Watch Martha Marcy May Marlene and try not to be creeped the hell out. There is so much psychological warfare that goes on in these stories that it’s easy to question whether or not you would be able to resist the charms of a charismatic leader who says the right things to you at a possibly vulnerable time in your life. Hell, Scientologists have been milking this notion ever since its inception 3 million years ago to combat the evil Xenu. Films that depict cult life, the aftereffects or the process of removing someone from the grips of a cult can turn campy, silly and unintentionally funny (think of the Veronica Mars cult episode appropriately named “Drinking the Kool Aid”). The absurdity of how one falls into it is a foreign concept to many of us and that’s why they can easily stray into this territory. Riley Stearns, writer-director of the fantastic Faults, flips the script with these type of films/stories and gives us a fresh look perspective, one that is most deserving of your time this weekend. Read More →
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61 New Movies Added to HBO Today! ‘Walk of Shame’ ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ ‘Blade’
Today is the magic day on HBO GO when movies are added, but those expiring overlap for one day. There are 61 new added and 35 expiring. Among those added are: A Fish Called Wanda, Blade, Hot to Trot, Legend, Meet the Parents, Munich, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Pleasantville, Sexy Beast, Sleepy Hollow, Some Like It Hot, Up In the Air and Walk of Shame. Read More →
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