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purdah-posterLast week we shared the link to watch End Trip, a horror/thriller focused on modern social interactions, for free on Tubi TV. Today we are sticking with Tubi TV, but turning to an inspiring documentary which is also free to watch. One of my favorite things about watching movies online is the variety. There really is something for everyone.

Purdah is a documentary directed by Jeremy Guy and produced by Guy and Sushrut Jain, and executive produced by Tracy Guy.

Official Description: The inspiring story of a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations.

Click here to watch Purdah for free on Tubi TV.

After you watch Purdah for free, you can purchase it and check out these other documentaries for purchase or rent…



Posted on November 11th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Will Ghostface be in Scream 5?

The original Scream is a spot on perfect movie. Notice how I didn’t say it was a perfect horror movie? I feel like that would minimize how much I love Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s game changing ode to slasher movies. Word broke this week that Spyglass Media Group, who picked up the Dimension library after the Weinstein scandal, was developing a project to bring Scream back to the big screen after the franchise had a lackluster 3 seasons on TV (the first 2 seasons on MTV, the final on VH1). It is unknown if the new movie with be a direct sequel, a remake, prequel, or reboot as it appears we are super early in the process. But that should not stop us from speculating!

I’m not too proud to admit that I wrote a spec Scream 4 script nearly a decade before we got Craven’s final Scream movie. After Scream 3 I was itching to get the gang back to Woodsboro, so I thought a good way to do that would be to shift the story to Martha Meeks and a new cast of young faces as more familiar character took a back seat with supporting roles. The real Scream 4 took us back to Woodsboro, which was awesome (sadly we did not get the return of Randy’s sister), but the movie was still heavily focused on the returning cast members. As much as I love Sid, Dewey, and Gail, it felt like it was time to move past them- None of the new cast got to shine as bright as they could have.

So, here are my hopes for Scream 5 (or 5cream which seems to be the Twitter favorite for the new title):

Location
Take us away from Woodsboro, but place us in a similar small town/community. Nothing jarring like Hollywood and no big cities like New York City, Chicago, etc. I want a location that calls back to the original. A sleepy small town with some dark secrets and urban legends (hey, we need potential red herrings!).

Characters
I would love to see all new characters, could be High School or College depending on what the overall story calls for. Would love to see a supporting character connect us to the past movies, could be something as simple as the return of Patrick Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid, who is brought in by the local Sheriff to consult on their Ghostface problem or maybe the above mentioned Martha Meeks as a High School teacher (or guidance counselor). I mean who wouldn’t love to see Heather Matarazzo take on a larger role in a Scream movie? Connect us to the earlier movies, but don’t overshadow all of the potential new characters.

Poke Fun at Horror Without Being a Full on Parody
Scream 3 was the kind of movie that the OG and sequel would have made fun of, and Scream 4 turned into a full on parody with its opening and hospital climax. We need the balance of a good old fashioned slasher movie that both loves and pokes fun at horror without going completely over the top. With the movie being the 5th film in the series, I’d expect jokes about how horror series get worse the longer they go on, how they replace cast members with younger “clone” actors, and how many horror movies get TV spinoffs that have nothing to do with the movies.

And finally, yes, I’d love to see Sid, Gail, and Dewey in some form- many some well placed cameos. Hell, if the kids in this movie throw a party, I’d expect them to watch the original Stab and… I’d expect this version to feature more scenes with Tori Spelling as Sid (they may have to use the Marvel de-aging trick here).

There are so many directions they can go with for Scream 5. I’m just excited that it is in the works. (…and I hope it is not a remake!)

What are your hopes for Scream 5? Post ideas in our comments!


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Check out the trailer for My Best Friend’s Famous, an independent buddy comedy from director Kevin Ignatius and co-written by Ignatius and Nick Psinakis. The movie focuses on an actor who “gets jealous when his less talented best friend lands a starring role on a hit TV show.” The movie stars Psinakis along with Mindy Sterling, Ryan O’Neal, Anne Akhila, Darryl Gudmundson, Brady Matthews, Domenique Fragale, Alexandra Case, Mick Thyer and Keith Myers. You can watch My Best Friend’s Famous for free on Tubi TV.


There are so many great places online to watch free movies. And we can add the Internet Movie Database to that list! That is right, the IMDB is not only the best place to find cast, crew, and production details, but is also now a go to spot to watch movies online. There are a bunch of great movies from across genres. Here are a couple movies, with a touch of romance, that they are currently offering to watch online:

La La Land

La La Land
Official Description: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Watch Online: La La Land

A Knights Tale

A Knight’s Tale
Official Description: After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Stars: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Laura Fraser
Watch Online: A Knight’s Tale

Can't Hardly Wait

Can’t Hardly Wait
Description: Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.  (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan
Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green
Watch Online: Can’t Hardly Wait

What movies do you prefer watching online? What are your favorite sites to stream movies from?


Tales from Other Realms

We are super excited that MHD friend, author, and wrestling expert David Creighton has a an all-new anthology book and will be hosting a virtual book launch tomorrow on Halloween!

Here are the official details about the event:
This Halloween, Trent Radio host a virtual book launch with local author, and mental health advocate, David Creighton. Hear excerpts from his new book “Tales from Other Realms” and learn more about his struggle with Bipolar Disorder. 

I’ve known about this book being in the works for a while, and even was able to read preview/early versions of the time travel centric “The Grassy Knoll”, the space based “Logic Problems”, and the DND inspired “11”. The shorts are well written and engaging. I highly recommend the book for fans of fantasy, magic, and general wonder.

Here is a rundown of the seven stories that are part of this anthology collection:

METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING
Being an Avatar of a trickster god isn’t always easy, or even fun.

ZORRO
A new take on the classic legend.

THE GRASSY KNOLL
A time traveler is the last hope of a dying future. Can he save the world, before it is annihilated?

TO KILL THE DEAD
A Paladin follows his sworn answer, a powerful necromancer, into a deadly swamp. But, the swamp’s residents are just as dangerous, and not very friendly.

JESUS CHRIST: VAMPIRE HUNTER
Fanciful, modern horror starring the bad-ass messiah himself.

LOGIC PROBLEMS
A man. A machine. A battle against time to solve an unsolvable problem. A lone astronaut, and a damaged AI, must fight not only to save their mission, but their lives. A tense. cerebral, space thriller for those who value the mind over the body.

11
A gaming session hangs on one roll of the die.

The event will begin at 3:00pm pst (6pm est and edt) on Trent Radio, which streams live online at TrentRadio.ca. I can’t wait to hear what David has to say about these new stories!


Posted on October 30th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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LoadedTubi TV is my new favorite site for watching movies online. While there are films of all genres and sizes on the site, it is quickly becoming a great place to watch independent movies. This past weekend we stumbled across a horror/thriller, End Trip, with a modern ride sharing twist.

Official Description: On a calm night in an average city a hardworking URYDE driver, Brandon, picks up just another fare, Judd. Using interactions that blur the lines between the technological world and the physical one, Judd explains a messy breakup. Brandon offers an empathetic ear and a sympathetic heart to his new friend to help him pick up the pieces. Aggregated profiles, algorithms, links, likes and comments bring people closer. But how close is too close?

The movie was directed by Aaron Jay Rome and stars Dean J. West, Aaron Jay Rome, Ashley Lenz, Jaren Mitchell, and Michelle West. You can watch End Trip for free on Tubi TV. Leave us a comment with your thoughts on the flick.

After you watch End Trip for free, you can check out these other independent films online for purchase or rental.



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Independent horror movie Dark Forest, has a new trailer that spotlights both the good and bad comments the movie has received. It is a fun look at the whiplash many independent films see from reviewers and online commenters. The slasher movie is perfect for Halloween, it follows a weekend camping trip that turns into a fight for survival. It was directed by Roger Boyer and stars Stefanie Austin, Genevieve DeGraves, Jalin Desloges, Trevor Kristjanson, and Jesse Laing. Learn more about Dark Forest in our indie film spotlight.

Posted on October 24th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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