Saturday, May 3, 2014

Features from the Tribeca Press Library (BRONY TALE, BACHELOR WEEKEND, I WON'T COME BACK and SUMMER OF BLOOD)

Every year I round out Tribeca with a day or two of  films from the press library. Normally they have a great number of features in the library and I catch up with 10 films or more. this year there were not so many features (most were shorts), and most of those I had already seen in theaters. These are the few features I caught up with on-line

The story of the young men who love My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic following one of the voice actresses for the show Ashliegh Ball.  

An interesting film to a point the film doesn't seem to know what to make of the seemingly  strange fans for a "girly" kid show. My attitude was "Welcome to fandom". Its weird that people seem to be making a big deal about it but it's not that weird if you've ever gotten into the trenches of fandom for anything- any of the Comicons anyone? Anime fans? Pro Wrestling? Its all the same, except you get to see big burly guys talk about animated ponies.

Amusing- but why is this 75 minutes?

Better than I had heard story of a groom to be going off on a weekend camping trip and having everything go horribly wrong when his brides brother crashes it. If it works, and it works wonderfully, it's because of the characters. What a great bunch of people.

I can't wait to see this again when I can really enjoy it and not as part of the mad dash to the end of Tribeca.

One of the real surprises of the festival and maybe the year.

Anya goes on the run. Along the way she meets  Kristina a young girl and the pair ends up on a cross country journey across Russia. A gem of a film that deserves way better then I could give it. I say this because I watched this on the final push to finish my Tribeca coverage. It was a film that I really wanted to see.  Now that I've seen it under less than optimal conditions I want to see it again.  This is one you'll want to track down.

Horror comedy about an annoying hipster who is turned in to a vampire split critics at Tribeca. Half of them hated it with an undying passion and the other half loved it. I hated it.

1 comment:

  1. "Annoying hipster"

    I like that wording. Ha! Well, SUMMER was no horror comedy masterpiece but it was harmless fun and did contain some inspired moments though it lost steam at the end.

    I really, REALLY REALLY want to see I WON'T COME BACK. I've wanted to for some time.

    BACHELOR WEEKEND was so so for me.