Excerpt: For most people, Troma Entertainment is synonymous with The Toxic Avenger and Lloyd Kaufman. For nearly 40 years, Lloyd has led the fight for reel independence. Troma movies are not for everybody but their fans are among the most devoted and loyal in the world. As a proud Troma alumnus, I speak from experience.
Summary: Please don't kill me! It seems like there's always some controversy surrounding every holiday anymore, somebody angry that they do or do not get the day off from school or work, upset over decorations or what the day stands for, disgusted by the history or the cultural or religious implications behind the celebration, or finding some reason to become all hot and bothered and rain on someone else's parade.
Conclusion: Mother’s Day is an extremely brutal film, but it’s an entertaining one. I don’t really know why it was shelved for so long, because it has all the makings of an instant contemporary cult-classic in its own right. The overall cast rocks with what they’ve got and everyone seems to be having a great time and really put their hearts into the project. Rebecca De Mornay is back and sexier than ever; this is one hot mom you DO NOT want to mess with. Check it out!
Excerpt: Often, for the genre geek, it’s a difficult thing to separate oneself from an original film to be able to watch a slick new remake, without one’s opinion being influenced for the negative. In the case of Mother’s Day this was surprisingly not an issue for me. Plainly said – I didn’t really care for the original Troma film, as splattery as it was.
Summary: Momma's comin' . Foreclosures are tough on everyone: the people who lose their house, the people who live around a foreclosed house, and now, Mother's Day shows that buying a foreclosed house can be hell, too. Director Darren Lynn Bousman's ( Saw IV ) remake/re-imagining of an old Troma picture of the same name (seriously? People are now remaking Troma? What's next, a remake of The Asylum's 2-Headed Shark Attack ?
Excerpt: Mother’s Day is basically another family-under-siege story, in the tradition of Panic Room or Hostage and if it had chosen to stick to the middle-ground like those films, maybe it would be more enjoyable. There is no denying that it is an effective thriller through to the end, but the early promise gives way to a messy second half that you have to disengage with to not get infuriated.
Excerpt: Mother’s Day, Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of the 1980 Troma classic is a legitimate remake: it takes the same basic story of the first, updates the material, gives us something new while paying homage to something old, but unfortunately falls short when it strives to take itself more seriously.
Excerpt: Mother’s Day, Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of the 1980 Troma classic is a legitimate remake: it takes the same basic story of the first, updates the material, gives us something new while paying homage to something old, but unfortunately falls short when it strives to take itself more seriously. Beth and Daniel Sohapi are having a nice party in the basement of their new home with six of their closest friends, who also happen to be couples.