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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Featured movies - April 2011 (part 2)

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a huge selection of fantastic movies.  We were only intending to feature our top five each month, but this month we had too many to choose from. So here’s our second selection of your movies from April. It hasn’t escaped our notice that several of them are episodes from series, so do go back and watch the earlier episodes if there are any.

Let’s start with The Raiden Saga - Episode One.  This has taken a long, long time to come out. The first teaser was posted nearly 18 months ago, and we’ve been wondering ever since whether it was actually going to happen. Well, it’s finally here, and it’s well worth watching. It’s an intriguing, well-made conspiracy thriller. The first episode is a little confusing, but don’t worry, you can go right on and watch episode two, which is also out.

You’ll need to set aside half an hour for our second pick: Ghost, Episode 2. It’s not a horror film or a ghost story. It’s a political and corporate thriller about international drug running and big money, with a powerful hip hop soundtrack. Like Raiden Saga, this has been in production for over a year If you head over to his Web site at or Vimeo site, he’s currently up to Episode 6.

The third of our picks is The Dark: One For The Road. This is part of an anthology of standalone horror films, written by a variety of people and filmed by Mike Cornetto. This one features some very unusual camerawork and great voice performances.

We’ve picked Third Day Rising as our favorite Easter movie this year. Director Corthew says: “This video kills 4 birds with one stone. I wanted to do a video on one of my favorite characters from the Christian Mythos. I wanted to do a music video for Squirrelygirl’s music video contest. I needed to have a base to pull an outro from for some larger projects I’m working on. I like to do videos relating to upcoming holidays sometimes.” It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but we loved this Christian rock opera about zombie Jesus. It’s freaky, it’s cool, and it has a great ending.

In closing, this one didn’t get marked as a featured movie on the site because of one use of language which makes it unsuitable for younger viewers. However, it’s a fantastic movie, so we figured we’d put it in here and let you use your own discretion. 5th Night is a strange, noirish piece, and it marks an excellent debut from newcomer jimmeez.

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