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MINI MOVIE REVIEWS: A Bit of Drama and Some Hokey Vampires

I was able to watch more movies last weekend. This time, I didn’t go with my usual rom-com diet. I went with the dramatic stories just for a change.

But I couldn’t go without the vampires. There always has to be vampires.

Also, check out: MINI MOVIE REVIEWS: From Rom-Coms to Serial Killers


Gone, But Not Forgotten

Questions about the identity of an amnesiac (Matthew Montgomery) threaten his romance with the park ranger (Aaron Orr) who rescued him.

Fresh faced Matthew Montgomery wins the day for being adorable in this critically acclaimed film that I cannot believe was made in 2003! I mean, it’s so normal! It’s not low budget crap or some controversial artsy number. It’s a solid dramatic movie that everybody could watch. We need more of this.


Role/Play

A recently outed actor and a gay-marriage activist meet and begin a relationship, forcing them to confront the fickle nature of celebrity within the community

More of Matthew Montgomery, this time playing opposite his real-life husband Steve Callahan. This is a talky film where they argued about private and public personas, being true to one self and being a professional gay which I didn’t know until now was an actual thing. This might be a good film to watch if you’re curious as to why many gay actors still prefer to stay in the closet despite the changing times.


Mulligans

Chase (Charlie David) never had many friends, but at college, he meets and forms close ties with straight jock Tyler Davidson. A closeted gay man’s (Dan Payne) affair with his son’s best friend (Charlie David) threatens to tear his family apart.

Young+super cute Charlie David brought his strong eyebrow game and tempts a closeted dad who looked like an older Superman. Big nay on the cheating part but this is also a good teaching-kids-gay-is-okay movie. Mostly because of how the film handled sensitive issues when a child is also involved.

Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood

Jasin’s century-old rival, Demetrius, returns to get his revenge and ruin his eternal bliss with Caleb. Demetrius creates an army of vampires – including Jasin’s ex, Tara – by converting unwilling victims from the local boxing gym for his new brood.

The Vampire Boys are back. This time with a bigger budget and a better looking cast. The acting could still use some work though.


Vampires: Lucas Rising

The vampire Lucas returns from the underworld to help stop the evil Lilith from creating a master vampire race.


Film company Ariztical (also of the Vampire Boys fame) carves a niche for themselves in the gay vampire genre with yet another fangy movie. This one has the acting style and special fx quality of 90s sentai shows and should be watch with the same suspension of disbelief and same level of enjoyment. In short, it so bad it’s good. I want more!


How’s your Saturday going, everyone? I hope you’re having a peaceful weekend. The world is in chaos so please stay safe!

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