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…Perkin’s 14 is crowdsourced horror?

Perkin's 14

Perkin’s 14 is the first ever feature film from Massify, a film production company that uses crowdsourcing to connect filmmakers, actors, critics and the community and help them collaborate to get films made.

From story selection and casting to post production, launch and promotion, the Massify community has been hands on with every part of the film, including the review of more than 400 initial story pitches, casting of each and every roll, and a competition for the official poster design.

The film is set to debut during January’s Horrorfest III, but if you’d like to sneak a peak into what Perkin’s 14 is all about, just visit the Massify site and check out some of the behind-the-scenes footage and other goodies that are sure to peak your interest.

[Massify – Perkin’s 14]

[Via: ReadWriteWeb]

…It’s Movie Monday: School For Scoundrels?

School of Scoundrels

Despite its Rotten score on the Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Tomatometer:

Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Tomatometer

I decided to rent School of Scoundrels this weekend, hoping that it was one of those movies that critics just don’t understand. Possibly because of my lowered expectations, I was pleasantly surprised by this charmingly sweet comedy that pit the wits of Billy Bob Thornton (of Angelina Jolie fame) against that of Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame).

There were enough plot twists and turns to keep things edgy and unpredictable, and enough laugh out loud moments to keep things light hearted and moving, that by the end, I found I had actually enjoyed myself. Plus, the Rotten Tomatoes’ Users Tomatometer scored a somewhat solid 53%, so I know there are a few out there who agree with me. If you’re looking for a good date night renter, or just want something a little different for your comedy movie night, School of Scoundrels should definitely be on your list.

Grade: B
Rent Worthy: Yes

[School For Scoundrels]

[Rotten Tomatoes – School For Scoundrels]

[IMDb – School For Scoundrels]