Tuesday, May 31, 2011

365 Movies Day #63 "Hobo With a Shotgun"

Before I get started, I feel the need to warn you that if you don't like graphic, over-thee-top violence, then don't watch this film. When Obi Wan Kenobi said he had never seen a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, it's clear he had never been to Hopetown.

This film was born from a fake trailer contest for the Grindhouse films by Tarantino and Rodriguez. Jason Eisner won with his entry "Hobo With a Shotgun". Like "Machete", "Hobo" came to life as it's own film. I have to say that I enjoyed "Hobo" much more than "Machete" and "Planet Terror". It's ludicrous and horrid in it's violence and filth, but flawlessly executed. I've never had so much fun at a film with this many decapitations and the senseless murder of small children.

Rutger Hauer Is wonderful. Probably his best film since "Lady Hawk" and "Blade Runner". Reminiscent of "Blind Fury", which I loved until a recent rewatch. I'd be curious to see what Eisner could do with a remake of Fury.

Here is the original trailer that spawned the feature. Fans can spot Brunt as a cameo in the feature as a dirty cop:


Monday, May 30, 2011

365 Movies Day #62 "The Horde"

I love zombie movies. I don't think there can be too many of them. In fact, I'm incredibly excited about the zombie flick I starred in awhile back and which should be available to view this summer called "HUMANS VS ZOMBIES". I've been a fan of the genre since my buddy Dan Johnston and I used to stay up late at night when we were 12 and talk about what we'd do when the hordes came. So, trust me when I say that this is one of the most badass zombie films I have ever seen.

When you here the words "French film" some may assume a stuffy, boring, heady flick that would sooner put you to sleep than rock your senses. You aren't watching the same French flicks I am. Already on the list so far are "CHRYSALIS" and "BANLIEU 13". "The Horde" is another wonderful flick that proves France is more badass than you think.

The premise of the film is simple and brilliant. Several cops go to the dark side to storm a rundown hideout of a group of drugged up thugs who killed their partner. At the same time, the zompocalypse breaks out and everyone is screwed. Featuring the most badass zombie killing death scene in movie history and several amazing survivor/zombie fist-to-cuff sequences and a crazy old guy with a machine gun, it's guaranteed to knock the socks off of any zombiephiles out there...if you can tolerate subtitles. And hey, you look classy because you're into foreign film.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

365 Movies Day #61 "Buried"

When he's not busy wielding the power of the Green Lantern or causing havoc as the merc with a mouth, Ryan Reynolds spends his time as a government contractor...buried alive.

If you would have told me that you could take a guy buried inside a coffin and make a 95 minute movie about it that was compelling, suspenseful and captivating, I would have told you you were crazy. Rodrigo Cortez has committed me to the looney bin. His talent has been suitably rewarded with the director's chair for "Red Lights" with Robert DeNiro, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver. Truly deserved.

I was shocked at how much can be done with so little. This is truly a remarkable achievement in filmmaking.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

365 Movies Day #60 "Netherbeast Incorporated"

I have kids. After watching Blues Clues repeatedly through two little girls, I have to say that I got curious as to what happened to Steve. Not that I don't like Joe. He's good and neither of my daughters seems to mind. However, I was curious. So, I started to do some research. It seems Steve left Blues Clues to work more on his music (caught him on Nick Jr. the other day doing a rock song about groundhogs). It also looks like Steve left to do a few films.

In comes "Netherbeast Incorporated". When you read Steve Burns and vampires in the same sentence...well, you can't help but watch. Add in Dave Foley (who I had the pleasure of working with on "In Plain Sight") of Kids in the Hall and News Radio fame and Judd Nelson and it's a must see.

Netherbeast basically tells the story of a corporation run by vampires. When the boss gets a nasty case of amnesia and fellow vamp employees start turning up dead and a few mundanes get thrown into the mix, things get interesting. I have to admit, the film isn't perfect, but it's entertaining and it's Steve!!! If you have kids, you have to watch this. Though, they may not be the same if you allow them to watch.

Oh, and Steve plays basketball with Jay (Jason Mewes) from Kevin Smith flicks. I mean that's worth seeing the movie for right there! Oh, and SNL's Darrell Hammond.


Friday, May 27, 2011

365 Movies Day #59 "Local Hero"

My buddy Jeff O'Brien (author of previously featured film BONE DRY), recommended I pick up this 1983 dramatic comedy. I truly appreciate the suggestion. Featuring the legendary Burt Lancaster, this film stars Peter Riegert as MacIntyre, an up an coming oil exec dispatched to Scotland to buy up a small coastal town for an incoming refinery. Readers may recognize Riegert from recurring roles on such shows as One Tree Hill, The Sopranos and Law and Order:SVU. Lancaster plays MacIntyre's boss and CEO of Knox oil.

Another interesting performance is that of Dennis Lawson, who plays the town's accountant and acts on their behalf in setting up the deal. My inner geek was excited to see WEDGE ANTILLES in a different role!

This film strikes me (possibly inappropriately so) as a what if Cormac McCarthy wrote comedy. For some reason it seems like a light hearted resemblance to "The Road" or "No Country for Old Men" though I struggle to explain the exact piece that drives the comparison home. It could be the somewhat bleak, yet insightful ending or the subtlety of the comedy and characterization and the wonderfully depicted landscapes. Anyway, for me it felt like McCarthy.

Definitely a film you should check out.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

365 Movies Day #58 "Monsters"

It's amazing what you can do with a few solid actors and someone who knows digital. Gareth Edwards wrote, directed, shot and did the visual effects and production design for this extremely low budget. Take two solid working actors with an impressive list of credits, but nothing to showcase their skills in addition and you have a solid flick.

"Monsters" is set after an probe returning with alien specimens crash landed in Mexico. Over the years the contents of the probe has left the Northern half of Mexico as a "no man's land" inhabited by deadly creatures. A rogue journalist is assigned by his boss to return his employer's beloved daughter from Mexico to the states which ultimately means a trek through this forbidden land and encounters with the monsters.

This film is fueled by lots of character development, nice touches of suspense and creatures that are revealed in just the right amount to scare us and tell a story. Apparently the film was edited on site as it was shot and even more shockingly, was originally filmed for only $15,000!!!

A sequel is due to start production soon, though without Edwards. Let's hope the new team can measure up.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

365 Movies Day #57 "Der Ostwind"

Der Ostwind from Kohl Glass on Vimeo.

BYU is turning out some very talented filmmakers. I've already featured Ryan Little's film "Saints and Soldiers" and now I'd like to introduce you to the talented Kohl Glass.

This 8 minute short, "Der Ostwind" is visually stunning with a steam punk feel. It depicts a German ace pilot during WWI, who finally meets his match in the form of his American equal. In this brief short film, Kohl leaves me more entertained than most features. He's currently working on bring a project called "Red Coat" to life. Set in a Martian landscape as a group of marines try to quell a dangerous rebellion, it's sure to be an epic film. You can support "Red Coat" on facebook HERE.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

365 Movies Day #56 "Valhalla Rising"

Fantastically bold, brutal, bleak and beautiful. Mads Mikkelsen leads the cast as One-Eye, a one man murder machine bound in slavery by pagan warriors in around 1000AD. He is the epitome of stoic. I thoroughly enjoyed Mads in "King Arthur" and he is just stellar here.

This film is VERY visual with very little dialogue. It's also a delve into the realms of madness. In addition, some of the most brutal fight scenes imaginable. Stunning in it's execution. Viking badassery at it's finest. Written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who also gave us "Bronson" and "Pusher" and is currently attached to direct the new "Logan's Run".


Monday, May 23, 2011

365 Movies Day #55 "Dog Soldiers"

Watched this awhile back and then rewatched it last night. Very rarely do I find a film BETTER than I remember it and this was a pleasant surprise. Basically it's a small military squad versus a pack of nasty werewolves. Stars Sean Pertwee and Kevin McKidd. Sean has done a lot of cool genre flicks like "Equilibrium" and "Event Horizon" and Kevin is best known for his stints on "Rome" and "Grey's Anatomy" while video game nuts will recognize both with a special nod to Kevin for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as Soap.

This is definitely my favorite werewolf movie out there. Effects were great for the budget and Darren Morfitt goes out like a champ in a death scene that rivals Bill Paxton's epic badass death in Aliens. Lots of great moments and raw emotions in this one...and some cool guns to boot.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

365 Movies Day #54 "Stander"

Once upon a time, while stationed at FOB Salerno out in Afghanistan, on a trip to the bazaar, I found a copy of this cool little flick featuring Tom Jane who I had really dug in Punisher and Dreamcatcher. I bought that copy of "Stander" and added it to my list of cool Thomas Jane movies. Tonight was the second time I have met Tom in person and on this day he signed my copy of "Stander" that I picked up on that FOB back in 2006.

"Stander" tells the real life story of South African cop turned bank robber, Andre Stander. You've seen it done a million times in movies...cop turned criminal, but this being a good adaptation of an interesting real life story makes it fascinating. Definitely one of Jane's best performances. The film also features David O'Hara, who I previously praised for his stunning performance in "Darfur" and the lovely Deborah Kara Unger.

Interestingly, the director, Bronwen Hughes has also worked with Jane on his hit series "Hung" on HBO and she is also responsible for one of Ben Affleck's better films in "Forces of Nature".

For those of you who are unaware Tom is also in the comic book business and he and my buddy Tim Bradstreet have worked with some wonderful folks like Steve Niles, Todd Farmer, Bernie Wrightson and many others to give us "Bad Planet" and "Alien Pig Farm 3000". Check out their website for RAW STUDIOS!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

365 Movies Day #53 "84 Charlie MoPic"

Yes, the trailer is in Spanish. It's the only one I could find that will embed. Here is another TRAILER/CLIP. I first heard about this film while talking to Glenn Morshower on the set of "Transformers". To date, Glenn had described this as his most moving and meaningful performance. I agree with him.

Glenn described the writer/director Patrick Sheane Duncan as a man who had lived these experiences, had known these men and refused to let a big studio or another director tell this story. His dedication to principal and giving us a beautiful film has left it difficult to get a hold of. My copy is a Japanese knock off and it was the only way I could even get a copy. Important to point out that the film is not a 100% representation of what actually happened, but the pieces are all assembled from somewhere (at least that is my understanding).

The film is told through the perspective of a military cameraman (MoPic) following around a military patrol. Things go horribly wrong and you are right in the thick of it. This film predates Blair Witch and it's offspring by more than a couple years and is a much better story. Glenn's part, in particular, is quite good. Firefly fans will also recognize OD (Richard Brooks) as stellar, disturbed hitman Jubal Early.

A must see for the military film guru and really everyone else.


Friday, May 20, 2011

365 Movies Day #52 "Carriers"

Basically this is a zombie movie without the zombies. What? Watch it and you'll see what I mean. It has all the feel of a zed flick, with none of the flesh-eating undead. Chris Pine stars. I've been such a fan of his since Smoking Aces when he lead the Darwin brothers on their rampage. Also featuring Piper Perabo.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

365 Movies Day #51 "Arc"

Peter Facinelli stars in this smart, gritty film about a drug addict ex-cop and a prostitute on the trail of a missing child. The film's raw cinematography, use of spot color and primal score all help pull you into the underbelly of Los Angeles as our heroes find and lose themselves in their quest.

When I was amateur casting for the Captain America movie, Facinelli made my short list. He impressed me in this film and it's not an easy role to play. Some interesting twists and turns along the way in this one as well. A disturbing film that will dive under your skin.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

365 Movies Day #50 "Bubba Ho-Tep"

So Elvis isn't dead. Neither is JFK. It seems the ex-president underwent a complex surgical procedure to render him black. They live peacefully together in the same nursing home. That is, until an Egyptian mummy wrecks the place. No this isn't an Alex Jones show, it's a really cool horror comedy starring indy icon Bruce Campbell as Elvis.

This film is a classic in the making. It's hilarious in so many ways. I have always been a huge fan of Campbell's ever since Evil Dead 2. He delivers his best performance to date in Ho-Tep. Definitely not to be missed. I'd be remiss not to mention what a wonderful job Ossie Davis did as our beloved former president. JFK would be proud.


365 Movies Day #49 "Beneath the Dark"

Awhile back, I had a guest share some acting tips with us by the name of CHRIS BROWNING. He's a cool cat with a great resume and this is one of his cooler roles. You've seen him in a lot of stuff, including two films with Christian Bale.

"Beneath the Dark" has some great Twilight Zone qualities, but like previously featured "Dark Country" (also with Browning). If you like puzzles and great characters, this is the film for you. Browning gives a fantastic performance in this one and his segments are my favorite from the film. Gut wrenching stuff.


Monday, May 16, 2011

365 Movies Day #48 "Restrepo"

From 2006 to 2007 I spent 6 months in Afghanistan as a logistics officer with the Air Force helping out the Army with some accountability issues. I was based out of Salerno and while living in a tent, we had a BX, a gym and a coffee shop with a bazaar open 6 days a week. I spent time in some more austere locations like FB Shkin, Warrior, JBad, and Sharana. I even hung at the metropolis which is Bagram...or at Kandahar (which until a rocket attack killed several troops) had a Canadian street hockey rink where you could eat doughnuts and watch the Canadians rip it up. I also got some great training out of the deal in Oklahoma just prior learning convoy ops and combat lifesaver skills from the Army. I did 2 10 minute convoys in theater and was never shot at while cruising in my convoy. I did a lot of chopper rides in Blackhawks and Chinooks...took some small arms fire. Also, my base was rocketed a lot, but you learn quickly to deal with it...and the enemy was a HORRIBLE shot.

I never experienced ANYTHING like the folks at Restrepo. I know a lot of people who did. I still found it hard to watch. It's a beautifully respectful and affectionate view of our troops in combat. It's REAL. It gives you such a feeling of being there in a way I never was.

In closing, I want to say thank you to Tim Hetherington for being the ultimate badass and making this movie. For those of you who don't know, Tim was killed recently while filming the conflict in Libya. While I saw all sorts of RIP for every manner of actor and such, not a word was mentioned on my facebook wall about his passing. He was a true hero of filmmaking.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

365 Movies Day #47 "The Hit List"

I started off this list with a film, "The Prodigy", by Texas director Will Kaufman. This is his second feature that you can get a hold of. This time, Will was hired to direct a film written by the talented Chad Law. Together they succeeded in making a pretty cool flick and making Cuba Gooding Jr. look like a badass.

The film follows the worst day in the life of corporate drone Allan (Cole Hauser). His whole world falling apart, he heads to the local bar to drown his sorrows. There he meets Jonas (Cuba) and the two reluctantly strike up a conversation becoming fast friends. Then Jonas breaks the news to Allan that he kills people for a living. Allan, thinking it's a joke or psyche exercise even writes down the names of five people he would like dead when asked to do so by his new hitman pal. That act sets into motion a chain of events that almost undoes him.

This is a cool flick with some great moments. If you like "The Hit List" and you dug "The Prodigy" then let me assure you that "Sinners and Saints" will blow your mind. For now, check out Cuba tearing it up at your local retailer or Redbox!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

365 Movies Day #46 "CatShitOne"

Botasky and Packy are the two most badass rabbits ever to lay down a suppression fire. My buddy Aaron turns me on to yet another cool flick. Another internet flick (at first) and now for purchase on DVD, these are two of the most tactically educated bunnies ever. The gunfights are phenomenal and it's just cool to see two cute little rabbits tear stuff up.

If you like guns, action, military stuff...and cute fuzzy bunnies, this is the film for you.


Friday, May 13, 2011

365 Movies Day #44 "Catfish"

Apparently, Blogger went down yesterday and lost my Day #44 post so here it is again. Reading further, may spoil some of the elements of the film for you so read at your own risk...or watch the film and then come back. While the trailer makes it feel like a horror film, "Catfish" is a documentary that feels like a narrative, so much so that it's authenticity has been hotly debated, though the filmmakers swear it is true. It's a movie about facebook...about desperation, loneliness and a longing to be something more.

I've met a lot of people on facebook who have claimed to be more than they are and I have never understood what drives people to that. This film helps. All said and done, I have done some exciting stuff, for real. No need to embellish and fabricate. That and I have a wonderful family and other than wanting more film roles and enough money to pay the bills, I'm a pretty happy guy (just greedy). I think the lies come from an intense dissatisfaction, a need for something more and no clue on how to change it.


365 Movies Day #45 "Saints and Soldiers"

An excellent WWII drama done right on a budget. The cast is great, yet relatively unknown, which is probably the only reason this film isn’t huge. Lacking the spectacle of “Saving Private Ryan”, but matching it’s story (exceeding it in my eyes), it deserves much more attention.

Basically, 4 US servicemen, after surviving a mass murder of captured GIs, run into a British pilot while evading the Nazis. In his possession is information vital to the allied troops. The film is an amalgamation of true stories collected by the "Saints at War" archives detailing with stories passed on from Mormon’s in wartime. While the film deals with faith to an extent, it is dealt with in a religion neutral way to appeal to a wider audience. It’s not preachy, but does appeal to a higher authority.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Movie Geek Evolution

Had to share. Says so much about my 365 project.

365 Movies Day #43 "Wide Awake"

Wow, couldn't even find the trailer on line for this one. Flash back to the year before Shyamalan became a household name for "Sixth Sense" and you'll find "Wide Awake". If you looked at the DVD cover in the store, you probably passed it by as a quirky dumb family comedy starring Rosie O'Donnell. In fact, it's a beautiful story about a boy who's beloved grandfather passes. Heartbroken, the little boy goes on a quest to find out if God is real and if his grandpa made it to heaven.

This film deals with some serious issues. It's cute, it's touching and it's nothing like the cover of the DVD. Starring Dennis Leary (in a surprisingly non-Leary role as the boy's father), Dana Delany (who I still remember having a crush on when she was on "China Beach"), Robert Loggia, Julia Stiles and finally Joseph Cross as the story's protagonist. It's not the Shyamalan you've come to love/hate. Check it out.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

365 Movies Day #42 "Reefer Madness"

So from 1919 to 1932 the government experimented with the outlawing of alcohol...and gave us some of the greatest organized crime of all time (to include the Kennedys). A total failure that ended with the repeal of the 19th amendment responsible for the fiasco, a whole bunch of law enforcement officials were in danger of losing their jobs. Like most bureaucracies, they were not going to go quietly into the night.

Finding marijuana as a great scapegoat, Harry Anslinger and the boys decided to let the public know about the dangers of marijuana with this 1936 dramatization of kids smoking weed, murdering their parents, sexually assaulting one another, getting into fights and ramming their cars into random people. All things anyone who has ever experience marijuana first hand, will recognize as totally accurate.

In fact, most people high on marijuana are more likely to watch this film, eat pizza and laugh than do ANYTHING else. Definitely not a violence inducing drug as depicted here. But, the demonization worked and all these years later we are left with overcrowded prisons for a drug less dangerous than alcohol. Thanks Harry!


Monday, May 9, 2011

365 Movies Day #41 "Black Dynamite"

I stumbled onto the trailer for this film while renting something else. I found one of the funniest films I have seen in years. Michael Jai White has come a long way since Spawn. His portrayal of Black Dynamite in this film is comic genius. Reminiscent of what I loved about "Italian Spiderman", Dynamite is a film that succeeds at being a comic representation of genre film.

Highly quotable and definitely one I love turning people onto. If you don't laugh at this, then I can't help you. Oh, also very much reminded me of "Fist Full of Yen" from "The Kentucky Fried Movie". Watch the trailer. If it makes you laugh, then you'll LOVE the film.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

365 Movies Day #40 "Rampage"

Yep, another Uwe Boll movie. What the heck? Much like "Darfur", "Rampage" shows us how effective Boll is at using massive uncomfortable violence and still tell a story that's interesting. When he isn't playing with video game films, he's actually probably one of the best shock directors out there, on a level with Miike, Roth and Wan.

"Rampage" is filmed in a documentary style (to an extent) with much of the dialogue improvised to create the illusion of reality. Reminded me somewhat of a found footage movie in that regard. Basically, our hero is a young burnout who decides to build a suit of bulletproof armor and go on a shooting spree. This movie is the anti-"Falling Down". In many respects it reminds me of a horror film with us seeing through the eyes of the villain.

Warning, the violence is disturbingly intense and, like "Darfur" a long way from the stupidity of "Bloodrayne". If you don't like senseless killing and mayhem, then don't watch this. If you can stomach it, definitely check this out. There's a lot more to it than I describe here.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

365 Movies Day #39 "The Lookout"

Awhile back, I talked "Killshot". Here is another incredibly impressive, underappreciated performance form Joseph Gordon Levitt. Starring as Chris, a former high school hockey star who suffered short term memory damage during a tragic accident, Levitt is brilliant.

Basically, Chris, due to his injury is stuck working as a night cleaning guy at a bank, which makes him the perfect inside man for a bank heist! He is approached by a crew and the film goes from there. Some outstanding performances from Jeff Daniels and Matthew Goode as well. Directed by Scott Frank, who is much better known for his screenplay work.


Friday, May 6, 2011

365 Movies Day #38 "Outpost"

Have a project in the works that this film is an inspiration for. Dov Simens defines the best route for indy filmmakers as taking a group of kids into the woods and chopping them up with an axe. What about a team of battle hardened badass mercenaries?

Ray Stevenson leads the cast of mercs on this one. The team comes across an old Nazi bunker in eastern Europe while on a job and all the horrors contained within. Creepy as hell. Limited locations. Cool effects. With the right resources it's a brilliant cool concept. Definitely one to check out in the action-horror genre.

A sequel is on the way from the same crew, by the way.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

365 Movies Day #37 "The Station Agent"

Fans of "Game of Thrones" on HBO (I just got to see the first episode this evening and am a HUGE fan of the books...new one hits in July!) will recognize Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) starrring as Fin McBride in this wonderful flick. That was a huge sentence. Anyway, had heard about this one from the festival circuit a few years back and recognized Dinklage's name from this film when they cast him in "Game".

"The Station Agent" is a wonderful film about being different, fitting in, not fitting in, finding a place in spite of yourself. It's a story mostly about friendship and the need for compassion. It's a warm hearted romp and an ultimately sweet film. Check it out.

While I'm at it, I think it's remarkable how much Dinklage looks like my very good friend Brandon Slagle.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

365 Movies Day #36 "Birthday Girl"

So you order a Russian bride off the internet and wind up with Nicole Kidman...so far so good. Then her psycho ex boyfriend shows up in the form of Vincent Cassel (the only man qualified to play GAMBIT) and starts wrecking the place and forcing you to do highly illegal stuff if you ever want to see her again.

This is a great flick. Some cool twists and turns and a great cast with Ben Chaplin nailing the lead of the awkward hero of the story. Check it out.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

365 Movies Day #35 "Once Were Warriors"

What a film. Featuring the amazing talent of Temuera Morrison (who many sci fi geeks will recognize as Jango Fett...and his clones...can also be caught as Abin Sur in the "Green Lantern" film), Rena Owen (for the REAL sci fi geeks...also a Star Wars vet) and Cliff Curtis (of Danny Boyle's fantastic "Sunshine"). This film deals with domestic violence in a way that is heartbreaking. It's about inherited guilt and pride. It's about the strength of a woman. It's about the breaking of something beautiful. If it doesn't break your heart, you don't have one.

Set in New Zealand and following the trail of a family descended from Maori warriors, now living broken due to a father's alcoholism and insecurity and a mother's stubborn pride. Meanwhile, their children are caught in a crossfire until life comes to a violent apex where things must change for good. A true classic and a must see.


Monday, May 2, 2011

365 Movies Day #34 "Frailty"

Those that know me, know that Bill Paxton is a hero of mine. This is one of my favorite roles of his. Add in Matthew McConaughey and Powers Booth and it just rocks. Did I mention the film is also DIRECTED by Mr. Paxton?

The story is basically that a small town single father of two young boys one day hears the voice of God tell him that he needs to get a magic lead pipe, pair of gloves and an ax and take his sons on a mission to kill "demons" that look just like us. It's madness with some weird twists that produce some very intense moment as Paxton instructs his sons in "demon killing".

If you haven't seen this, you are missing out on an AMAZING flick!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

365 Movies Day #33 "Fido"

Another horror flick in honor of Texas Frightmare. "Fido" is one of the best zombie comedies out there, which wouldn't have meant much a few years ago. Along with "Shaun of the Dead" and "Zombieland" this is a must for the zed enthusiast. Sadly, while most everyone has heard of Shaun and Zombieland, Fido remains undiscovered.

Billy Connolly of "Boondock Saints" stars as Timmy's pet zombie. Basically, after the zompocalypse, humans developed a way to domesticate and basically enslave the zombie. Of course everything goes wrong in the film and it's hilarious...and a little gruesome. Also featuring Carrie Ann Moss.