Grim Pickings for Cinema & Home Entertainment this week…
GRIM PICKINGS this week includes key dates to dismember with the theatrical release of a Peter ‘BATTLESHIP’ Berg tragedy cash-grab to the home entertainment return of Cinema Cult.
Director Peter Berg & actor Mark Wahlberg continue their long-running bromance with a film based on the tragic 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing shattered lives and tested the fabric of the American spirit. But in its wake, an entire city came together to bring the perpetrators to justice before they could inflict further damage. Rather than give themselves over to panic and fear, the citizens of Boston banded together, choosing solidarity over divisiveness in pursuit of a common enemy.
STAKELAND 2: THE STAKELANDER
Duo Dan Berk & Robert Olsen (BODY) helm this DTV sequel to Jim Mickle’s 2010 STAKE LAND and rejoice Umbrella Entertainment are the first to release it to physical worldwide. When his home of New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin (Connor Paolo, Stake Land, Revenge) finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor and legendary vampire hunter, Mister (Nick Damici, Stake Land, Late Phases) to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin goes in search of the one man who can help him get revenge. Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to battle a now-ravenous Brotherhood and its monstrous overlord. But it’ll take more than the two of them to take down this terrifying new threat, and with more than just their lives now at risk, the stakes are higher than ever before.
After a six month absence from the scene, Shock Entertainment have two new Cinema Cult titles ready for your collection, kicking off with John Water’s 1994 above-ground hit, SERIAL MOM. John Waters puts a twist on the everyday mediocrity of suburban life in the hilarious satire Serial Mom. See Kathleen Turner like never before as Beverly Sutphin, the seemingly perfect homemaker who will stop at nothing to rid the neighborhood of anyone failing to live up to her moral code.
The second Cinema Cult title to release this month is the 1973 science gone awry creature-feature SSSSSSS. David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner’s young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly brewed up a serum that can transform any man into a King Cobra snake-and he plans to use it on David.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN (DVD Only)
Prolific Australian filmmaker Richard Gray (BLINDER, THE LOOKALIKE) directs his second US feature-film, SUGAR MOUNTAIN, a dark-comedy/thriller. To avoid a debt to a local thug (Jason Momoa Aquaman, Game of Thrones), two brothers plan to fake a disappearance on an Alaskan mountaintop. But as the sheriff (Cary Elwes Saw, The Princess Bride) becomes suspicious, the hoax turns real and a dangerous man is looking for blood.