To Rome With Love, Savages, V/H/S [Movie Recon]

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The Sentries have been out scouting again and this time they've brought you posters, pictures, and trailers from new movies by Woody Allen and Oliver Stone plus a scary looking horror flick.

To Rome With Love

The Story: Woody Allen's newest is about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.

The Filmmakers: Written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page.

The Status: Locked on Target.  It's Woody Allen so I'll be seeing it regardless but the trailer looks funny and the scenery is gorgeous.

To Rome Wiith Love is currently out in limited release and will go national soon. Read El Bicho's review.

The Images:

 

The Trailer:

Savages

savages poster

The Story: Life is pretty sweet for a trio of Laguna Beach pot dealers until the Mexican Baja cartel moves in and kidnaps their shared girlfirend. 

The Filmmakers: Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, and John Travolta.

The Status: On the Radar.  Oliver Stone is very hit or miss for me as a director.  I tend to really like his based-on-real-life films and find his completely fictionalized movies to be fairly disasterous.  I really dig Benicio Del Toro though and the story has some real potential.

Savages hits theaters on July 6.

The Images:

 

 

Trailer:

Elena Interogation:

Chon Interrogation:

Ben Interrogation:

V/H/S

v/h/s poster

The Story: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

The Filmmakers: Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martin, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, and Adam Wingard. Starring Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes and Adam Wingard.

The Status: On the Radar--oh, who am I kidding? Locked on Target.  I'm a sucker for this kind of horror story.  There is a scene in Vacancy where Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson find a VHS tape in their hotel room and watching it find that it contains a home movie of the previous tenants of that very room who are brutally chased down and butchered.  Its the best part of the film as it contains a certain urgency and maliciousness that the rest of the movie lacks.  The Trailer for V/H/S reminds me alot of those tapes mixed with a little Ringu.  It won't be that good and in fact the trailer includes far too many jump-out-at-you scares, but I'll still watch it, and love it.

V/H/S is available on demand August 31 and will hit theaters October 5.

The Trailer:

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