Ouija Movie Lacks Any Real Terror by Christian Lovera

Ouija Movie - Christian Lovera

Ouija Movie

The infamous Ouija board games are popular all over the world. More than one has been seduced by the game’s creepy goal, to contact dead people’s spiritis. These games, however, are far from harmless, as very creepy incidents have happened surrounding this game. I try to keep away from it as far as human possible, got enough problems in my life without adding spirits from beyond the rift haunting me just because the other world is too boring for them. With such a creepy backstory one would think that a horror movie based on this would be a success. Far from it.

The movie begins with the mysterious death of long time childhood friend of  group of kids. Everyone is shocked by recent events since the girl that died used to be so cheerful. Her friends try to make sense out of her death and are looking for some answers, and here is when the Ouija board comes into play. They try to use it to contact her to get some answers and finally move on with their lifes, what they discover, however, has the opposite effect.The kids become hunted by a malignant force bent on killing each one.

The scare factor from the movie comes mainly from well placed jump scares, but that is about it. No good horror movie can exist based on a manufactured product.

Which Are the Best Indie Movies of 2014?

Although 2014 has not ended yet, we can choose our favorite independent movies from January 1st to June 30th. We recommend you to watch these movies and see why we have chosen them as the best indie films of this year so far. In this top 4 we will see from an animated movie, comedy, science fiction, suspense, to a strange love, and more. This is the top 4 of indie movies that you must watch:

  • The Lego Movie
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Under the Skin
  • Only Lovers left Alive

The Incredible Family Movie

The animated film The Lego Movie is on the top 4 of the best indie movies of 2014. You may think that this is a weird decision, but really you have to watch this movie. The Lego Movie features Emmet, voice of Chris Pratt, a common Lego construction worker who has to stop an evil tyrant from harming the Lego world. This movie is not only great for kids, but for adults too, so do not think that you are too old. This is the perfect movie to watch with the whole family. In addition, the film is funny, and the cast is excellent. Some of the cast includes:

  • Will Arnett
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Jonah Hill
  • Will Ferrell

Welcome to the Best Budapest Hotel

One of Ralph Fiennes’ best performances is in the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fiennes plays M. Gustave, the concierge of the hotel. The movie focuses on the adventures of Gustave and his friend loyal lobby boy Zero, interpreted by Tony Revolori. The movie is set in 1930s in the fake Republic of Zubrowka. The story of the movie is about friendship despite the situations. The Grand Budapest Hotel is great to watch when you want relax and laugh. The cast includes great names such as:

  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Adrien Brody
  • William Dafoe
  • Jude Law
  • Bill Murray
  • Tilda Swinton

The Mixture of Genres

Modern sci-fi independent movie Under the Skin is considered one of the greatest of this year. Featuring famous actress Scarlett Johansson, the movie has a complicated but well-developed story. A beautiful alien (Johansson) is on a mission to trap men, by seducing them, and steal their essence. Johansson’s performance in this film is considered one of the greatest of her career. The visual effects of this movie are amazing, and one of the main features of this film is that although it is regarded as a modern sci-fi movie, it is also a mixture between horror and science fiction.

A Different Vampire Love

Only Lovers left Alive is one of the best vampire movies. Tom Hiddlestone and Tilda Swinton’s performances are excellent. They play Adam and Eve, a vampire couple that have different opinions on humans. Only Lovers left Aliveis not only about vampires, but about immortality and relationships, that though are not human, they pretty look like human relationships. In this movie we will watch that though love can endure centuries, the arrival of someone unexpected can change everything. The rest of the cast includes:

  • Anton Yelchin
  • Mia Wasikowska
  • John Hurt
  • Jeffrey Wright

Colombia also has its independent film industry

The South American market of movies is not that famous in the world. However, there are some countries that have made their part in order to make their contribution to the competitive and complicated world of the cinema industry. It has been dominated by all the films that are made in places like Hollywood, but later, there has been a big change on this situation and countries and industries withtheir own way of producing movies are having their own chance.

Colombia, for example, is a country internationally known by its TV series, but it is also well known that this Latin American country has its movie productions that are part of its cinema market. Besides, some of those films had their space in international cinemas. Nevertheless, when it is about the independent film industry, Colombia (and South America in general) has not that recognition in the entire world, sometimes not even in their own country. Something that is really sad, but what we are going to do now is focus in the independent movies that have been produced in Colombia.

In 2013 there was an independent movie that was presented in the Colombian Cinemas . It is about to be shown in the international cinemas in countries like Venezuela. This film is actually a comedy that tales the story of the habitants of an old building. The name of this movie is Edificio Royal and it is just one of the movies that the Colombian cinema has to give. Among the people who worked there, that is the name of the actress Katherine Vélez that is internationally recognized due to her great job.

Colombian association for producers, directors and artists

Christian Lovera ACOCINDE logo

ACOCINDE logo

Independent films in this South American Country also have their association that really help all those people that truly want to be part of the Colombian cinema. The ACOCINDE or, by the name in Spanish, Asociación Colombiana de Cineastas Independientes, is the organization in charge to form, help and administrate all the new proposals that the Colombian artists have in order to keep alive all the effort and Colombian independent films that have been in the cinemas since so many years ago.

DirectorsProducers and artists in general are all trying to give and do their best so they can continue doing independent films in the country. Sometimes it is necessary to have an alliance with other countries in order to have a movie, but it is not that bad when what is going to be shown is a movie that is really good and that is trying to demonstrate that countries like Colombia can really be part of the complicated independent film industry.

Independent movie festivals are not that big in Colombia, however there are some that have many years being produced in the country. Some of those festivals are:

  • Festival de Cine Rosa
  • Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara
  • Festival de Cine de Cali
  • Cinexcusa, Festival de cine de Neyva
  • Festival internacional de cine por los derechos humanos en Bogotá

Arthouse Movies of this Year 2014 (Video)

If you like the arthouse cinema, there are many great options to watch this year. Forget about commercial movies and give a chance to independent films that portray different stories from several perspectivesLaugh and cry with arthouse films that reflect life and its problemshumans and their interactions. This year you have to watch Palo Alto and Alone Yet Not Alone.

Palo Alto

This  is a drama about teenagers and their problems. Although many people think that being young is the greatest part of our lives, teenagers have their own problems and issues and this movie reflects them.

Palo Alto is based on a book of short stories written by James Franco. In this movies stars:

  • Emma Roberts,
  • Nat Wolff,
  • Jack Kilmer,
  • and Zoe Levin.

Alone Yet Not Alone 

This is an arthouse film set in the 18th century during the colonial time. The story is about a forced marriage during this hard period of time and how faith can help humans to overcome adverse circumstances. The movie involves a family separation and how the members of the family manage to survive.

These movies are highly recommended if you want to enjoy a different time alone or with your family. There is always a good excuse to watch arthouse movies.