09 January 2015

Review: Selma


It may surprise many that Martin Luther King Jr. never received the celluloid treatment prior to Selma. Sure he had been mentioned in other historical pieces, but short of documentary footage, King was never given center stage. Quite shocking given the man's legacy and the lingering effect of his efforts still felt today. Several years of production and a director change later, Selma arrives as the film worthy of the man.

16 December 2014

'Pumping Iron' Giveaway


PartnersHub is looking to giveaway a copy of the classic documentary tracing the Mr. Olympia competition between five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. To win, tweet using the hashtag #PumpingIron and mention @nevermindpop on twitter. Winners addresses must be submitted by December 28th, 2014.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Pumping Iron Digital Download via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

02 December 2014

Movli


The web is never short on social media upstarts, but occasionally one comes through that proves a good use of time. Movli.com is a movie recommendation engine, social network and movie database, all wrapped in one site. Movli is able to give accurate movie recommendations based on the ratings of users. These ratings allow for cinephiles with unique movie tastes to find movies they’ll love. Even better, Movli has free movies for legal viewing online!

Give Movli a try today.

14 November 2014

Review: White Bird in a Blizzard


Seventeen is a sentence that most prisons couldn't beat in a Pepsi challenge. Hostility bubbles just under the surface with every interaction with parents. Relationships are developed on the fly with an acute awareness of the limited shelf-life. Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is similarly killing time until she graduates and can leave her home life behind.

08 November 2014

Review: Birdman


Riggan Thompson (Michael Keaton) is in need of a hit. He turned down Birdman 4 years ago and now he is largely considered washed-up. Desperate for some sense of relevance in the decades since Birdman, and against the better judgment of his agent, Riggan mounts an adaptation of Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. There is no sooner way back to prestige than by adapting, directing and starring in an acclaimed play.

07 November 2014

'Interstellar' And The Ever-Evolving Mind Of Christopher Nolan


Interstellar opens today, and already moviegoers are noticing a shift from the acclaimed auteur that brought a gritty Batman back to the screen. Trailers for the upcoming film starring Matthew McConaughey have been less brooding, and more inspiring. Akin to something Steven Spielberg might have made in the '80s. A marked change from the films that Nolan started out making.

Read the rest at Badass Digest!

Review: Interstellar



The McConaissance is over. I am of course referring to the career redemption that started with The Lincoln Lawyer and hit a fever pitch in 2013 with True Detective/Wolf of Wall Street and his Best Actor win for Dallas Buyers Club. Now we just live in a previously unfamiliar era, one where McConaughey reigns the silver screen. It only makes sense that for his next trick McConaughey would tackle a sci-fi epic for the current master of blockbusters, Christopher Nolan.

31 October 2014

Wait Until Dark: 9 Unconventional Scary Movies


At Movie Mezzanine the staff has put together some movies don't need masked killers to be scary.

"Watching horror movies is a standard and exciting Halloween tradition for many. But sometimes rewatching the same old films can get a little boring. You can certainly try to shake things up by watching something new or foreign, like Hausu or an early Cronenberg flick. But even those taps can run dry. Genre, by definition, is supposed to be repetitive, and though this predictability is part of its charm, sometimes we need a little something new."

Read the full post at Movie Mezzanine!

Review: Nightcrawler


Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a self-made man, just don't ask him how many people he stepped on during his way there. He has a speech prepared for why you should make him your newest employee, the problem is Louis forgets how calculating every little word is that falls out of his mouth. Desperate for any kind of inroads to a career, Louis discovers one by chance on the side of the road.

30 October 2014

Review: Horns


Daniel Radcliffe could not be doing more to dispel his Harry Potter image that so many movie fans still hold onto. From ages 12 to 22 Radcliffe personified the beloved children’s book character, but he’s moving on. He’s played beat icon Allen Ginsberg, he’s played a cynical romanticist, and he’s played a terrorized attorney. Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns, is truly the cherry on top of the typecast-busting sundae because no one will be thinking about Potter when they see this.

Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish, a local DJ who has been with the love of his life Merrin (Juno Temple) since they met in elementary school. The couple has a screaming match after she dumps him publicly. When she appears, raped and dismembered under the tree that both she and Ig loved it is no surprise that the number one suspect for this unthinkably violent crime is Ig. Even his own parents suspect he probably did it. He is hounded by the press and protesters outraged he has “gotten away” with murder, but Ig spends most of his time stuck in the bottom of a bottle.

Read the rest at Sound on Sight!

24 October 2014

Lionsgate Horror Contest


(UPDATE: CONTEST EXTENDED UNTIL 11/5)

To celebrate Halloween Lionsgate is promoting five of their most celebrated horror films. The giveaway for this promotion is a UV download for The Blair Witch Project. To win: tweet using #LionsgateHorror and mention @nevermindpop on twitter. To increase your chances of winning, leave your favorite #LionsgateHorror film in the comments section for extra contest entries, following @nevermindpop never hurts either. All entries must be in before Oct. 31st.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download code for The Blair Witch Project via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

31 Days of Horror: The Sacrament


Just when I thought there weren’t any great filmmakers working in horror anymore, Ti West just scared the shit out of me. West bust out on the scene with the moody throwback The House of the Devil showing that he could replicate period aesthetic with ease. His first several films were shot standardly, but for The Sacrament, West dips his toes in the waters of the found footage genre.

Read the rest at Sound on Sight!