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Hello all!

It has been decided for this site to have a makeover. The site will now be specifically depicting movies, in their realm of criterion collection, classics, cults and craps.

This site was originally viewed to be touching all of entertainment, and sports, but that didn’t take off to where we wanted. The interests are still there, but it is best to limit it to one.

This page now is covered by two people, (Dillon and Jake)  giving in depth writings, vlogs, and podcasts to cover movies. The podcasts will give us the chance to talk about all sorts of entertainment, but within these writings we want to cover all bases from Horror, to indie films.

The “cults craps and classics” will be explored every month. Formerly known as just “Cults and Classics” there had to be another listings for some of these films, as just pure crap.

There will still be biopic posts, with some other content, but primarily it will all be touched upon the artful creation that is film. Our future interests as filmmakers, writers and directors will benefit us both to create this niche.

Cine N Dine will distinguish future movies to see, and perhaps ones not to see. Dillon, our second staff writer will maintain vlogs and post them with in depth looks at what it was we watched for the week. It is exciting to update all of our creativity, and we hope you like it to! Give us a follow!


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The Cults and Classics of February

The winter time is never the biggest time for movies from January through March  so the search for cults and classics released within this time frame is definitely not the easiest. Every once and awhile you find some gems, and memorable ones but for the most part nothing. January and February movies are infamously known for movies that never quite deliver to grab your attention and are surely to be a complete bomb at the box office.


However, with the help of my good friend and correspondent Dillon Adair we have compiled a list of movies from this month’s release dates that weren’t so infamous, representing the Cults and Classics of February.


The Beach release date: Feb 2nd, 2000

‘The Beach’, starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tilda Swinton. Leo’s acting shows just the tip of the Iceberg to what acting chops he will accomplish for his future rolls. This movie is definitely one of his smallest and unknown rolls, but I still adore this movie for its landscapes, and paradise vibes. It all seems so precious to be within the moment of purity, and being on an island that no one knows about. Things are pure bliss, that is until things go askew and the whereabouts of the island become a known commodity. This movie is bar none a cult, it didn’t get well received, by critics, that may be because of its adaptation from the book that leave people scratching their heads. Nonetheless “The Beach” is underrated and holds intrinsic value towards original Leo fans, and those who love masterful landscapes.



The Harder They Come. release date: Feb 8th, 1973


The story of Jimmy Cliff, reggae musician whose dreams of becoming a musician is put into perspective. A young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. This biopic is underrated, and this film does his music justice, no doubt. I have always listened to all kinds of Reggae and the record “The Harder They Come” is one of the most underrated records ever. The film maybe is not a masterpiece but the music is

This is also one of the biggest cult classics ever and it is very entertaining. The actor who played Jimmy has quite the vocal range himself. If you are a reggae fan, a Jimmy Cliff fan or just appreciate music altogether it is a must see film.



The Warriors Feb 9th, 1975


This movie is really a bit of both, being a cult and a classic. Truly brilliant angst, violence, and original on all levels. The concept is really a timeless and enchanting for just about everything. ‘The Warriors’ is a film that will make most viewers cringe at times, but you’ll forgive the shortcomings and praise with some exciting camera takes, the excellent use of music, and the good performance of David Patrick Kelly as the villainous antagonist. The character arcs are all on their own a work of great writing. The great moment in the movie is when Patrick Kelly, clicking together three soda bottles, coaxes the Warriors out of hiding by whining in what is a spur of the moment acting, “Warriors, come out and play!”



Saving Silverman Feb 9th, 2001


This movie became the revolution of all early 2000 comedies, like the American Pie series, and just about every other gag teen funny movie. ‘Saving Silverman’ however is of the few that actually worked with the help from actors Jack Black and Steve Zahn. This cult classic still never fails to make me laugh, and the chemistry between all of the characters is seemingly effortless. The endless obsessions with Neil Diamond all create a genuinality in this given film.



Silence of The Lambs February 13th, 1991


One of the most cringe worthy, and bad taste in your mouth kind of movie you could ever ask for. ‘Silence of The Lambs’ shall always live on, with the Jodie Foster’s incredible detective skills to Anthony Hopkins brilliant performance sending shivers down your spine. An absolute classic that should always be remembered. Not enough can be said, or put into words on how this movie translates into a psychological horror.



The Breakfast Club Feb 15th, 1985


Oh John Hughes, how I’ve missed your artistic directing and presence that gave us the great inspirations throughout the 80’s. My most beloved of his has to be this right here,‘The Breakfast Club’. I always admire movies that can be done in one single setting, with the same set of actors using all forms of creativity all in the same length of the movie. John Hughes’ pursuit in choosing these complete opposites says quite a lot about society in a day to day sequence. Here you have it in a school setting, 1980’s from sushi to eating pb&j’s. The rich kid or preppy girl, the bully, the jock, the weirdo, and the nerd. All in whom are serving the same amount of Saturday education time, for what was thought to be a drag became a memorable experience. Undeniably a classic.



Army of Darkness Feb 19th, 1993


Oh where to begin with this cult masterpiece? ‘Army of Darkness’ where taking from the satire end of things and tying it with some supreme violence and horror. This was a movie that paved the way for a lot of different horror comedies today. ‘Army of Darkness’ runs with spin offs and all sorts of serious moments followed up with comedic relief. The film really shows what fun can be created in the world of filmmaking with strong writing, pure creativity, and just having fun. The light is definitely shined over the darkness.


Office Space February 19th, 1999


What’s not to love about ‘Office Space’, honestly? So many quotes of “Yeah, that’d be great.”, and “You took my stapler.” After all these years it is still as funny as the first time I saw it. The fact of the matter however is that it is hardly ever mentioned, or remembered as it should be, like a ‘Clerks’, or ‘Jay and Silent Bob’. This only gives it more reason to be given the nod as a cult, and right where it should be.


Bottle Rocket Feb 21st, 1996


‘Bottle Rocket’ starring Owen and Luke Wilson in their debut acting roles, and now has since began the great start to their acting careers, as well as director Wes Anderson.’Bottle Rocket’ offers a long lasting adventure, with poignant film shots, and a clever dialogue to boot, all in which gave this movie it’s hidden treasures. Wes Anderson’s feel for his movies don’t go unappreciated, this movie was quite the start into his longed eccentric filming style. ‘Bottle Rocket’ reminds you of films you’ve seen before, but not quite in the same way and style done before, definitely a cult. The Wilson brothers have since carried on well, in their now twenty years of acting.

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Witchcraft brought to the Silver Screen : A review on Indy sensation The Witch

images99R9NL5Q Let me start off by saying that this movie is a period piece and it is not going to be for everybody. With that said: The Witch, a movie ravenously consumed at Sundance by critics and horror junkies alike, Is a haunting masterpiece depicting the Puritan horrors of the late 1600’s New England. Written and Directed by A Production Designer and Costume Designer who up until 2015, was only behind the scenes of the movie world, Robert Eggers took this passion project to astonishing heights. The fact that Robert Eggers was only in the shadows of the industry up until the directorial debut only shows that if you have a vision, you gotta go for it.

Allbeit.. We at Indy Ball are local inhabitants of the enriching lore of witchcraft, being raised in a small New England Town, these depictions of social brutalities and harboring fears had been shoved in our faces since childhood. Years of Crucible readings and visits at the Salem Museums were all too real for us, it had been a yearly preemptive tradition that was just naturally coded into our New England minds. I am not saying we all believe in it, but we do have a deeper understanding and appeal towards it, as it has been apart of our culture and imprinted deep enough so we shall never forget.

Now as far as the movie goes: I have seen reviews, honest ones. Ones that have all been saying the same thing. That it’s boring, or that it is mismarketed.. blah blah blah. Yes, The commercial shows and presents this film as a terrifying experience and a modern masterpiece of horror. Guess what.. IT IS! The fact that our culture is immune to horror is sad, and people expect to be scared, they get so hyped up that the end result is never satisfying. That’s a problem. I went into this movie expecting a creepy historic tale about a family’s will to relinquish there own personal demons while fending off otherworldly presence. That’s what I got. Some of the Imagery in this film is daunting dour and brutal. Minimum Jump scares and the dialog its a bit much.. but it should be that way. The performances from Everybody in this cast is impeccable. Anya Taylor Joy and Ralph Ineson who play side by side Father and Daughter never seem to break dialog or character even during the most intense scenes as they watch their family descend into a peril of demonic darkness. The family is quite literally all you see and deal with in this movie and they are all amazing. Even the two twins who couldnt be older than 8 yrs old dole out some heavy hitting chops.

The long drawn out cinematography only builds a tension that you will beg to end and that when it does.. You will be left shaking and rattling. Yes the climax (Like most movies) leaves you with an undying thirst for more.. But the way they decided to end it, in my book.. Is the right way to do it.

The Witch is genius because it takes old school Puritan fears and brings a new light on it for modern audiences. I was disturbed and sad for a chunk of this movie.. Even if you might not see religion or a love for God, the way that this family is tested and tormented for their faith is unnerving. I easily give this movie a 9 out of 10 and advise you see it in a dark cold theatre alone .the-witch.jpg


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The Ultimate Blood Curdling Sequel That Is Scarier Than The Original!

imagine being atop a set of a spiraling stairwell that leads you to a ancient darkness with screaming truths. It can be hard for people to imagine terrifying, disturbing things to pop into their lives. We are all creatures of comfort who like to stick what we know .

That’s were movies come in to tell the ugly truth and the spine chilling glory of what can really go on in the dismal deepth of desolation. So you have trouble trying to summon up an idea of where evil comes from eh? Well leave that up to the Writers and Dircters of the world

There have been decades since film was around, nearly century, were visionaries have lead folklores, myths, and ghost stories into the public domain. So, to kick of Halloween this year, we have a list of 5 horror sequels to touch base on! Why the measly sequels you ask? Well, in an industry so over indulged in cruddy remakes and rehashs – it is a sweet breath of crisp air whenever we get a continuation of a movie that we original adore.

Think of the original films of the top of that same dark stairwell looking down. We watch these cinamatic gore feasts and enthralling mysteries and we die inside its poetic realm of madness and we drown in the bloody excitement of axe maniac euphoria. It’s hard enough to make a film, especially in horror, that stands the test of time. But to do it twice ? Bravo.

Let’s sit back, deep under the cozy covers, and hope no one is lurking with piercing preying eyes through the back window as we read on.

  1. Silence Of The Lambs: What?! How could a movie that won so many acasemy awards be a sequel ? That ain’t right is it? Well yes and no. You see Silence of the Lambs is movie based of a novel from the Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon Triolgy, which resolves along detectives solivng grizzly crimes . Manhunter a movie from 1986 was a movie based of the first book in the triology called Red Dragon. It started William Petersen (CSI) and Tom Noonan (House Of The Devil and was a stand alone psychological thriller. It even has a whooping 94% on rotten tomatoes today. Well, this movie was considered amazing……… Until just 5 years later, a movie called Silence Of The Lambs came out! Though it isn’t an official sequel to the movie Manhunter, technically it is the second book inside of the Red Dragon Trilogy. ……Silence Of The Lambs came out in 1991. Brilliantly directed by Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia)   Starring Jody Foster (Panic Room) as sexy and gutsy Detective Clarice. Anthony Hopkins (Bram Stokers Dracula) as Masterful lunatic Hannibal Lecter and Ted Levine (Monk) as the iconic and bizzare Buffalo Bill. This movie racked in acadamy awards, terrified millions and self made an iconic picture that’ll stand the test of time. Not only is Hannibal Lecter an iconic villian right up there with Darth Vader and Michael Myers, but he is an interesting specimen of human darkness, even if he may be fictional. Yes. There was a movie in 2002 called Red Dragon, starring Edward Norton (which has nothing to do with Manhunter)  which is now a seqeul to S.O.T.L. so in weird way this movie is a sequel to itself and a original movie to itself. Yes that’s what I said, as hard as it is to grasp, its true.

So with all that brief history shed, I hope you can appreciate the dedication and iconic glory this film bbrought to the table and next time someone says “sequels suck!” Make sure you let them know not to let Mr. Lecter know what, or else he’ll bite your face off!

Happy Halloween folks.Go out and enjoy some classic horror flicks on this cold autumn evening where the souls lurk. Be safe

Written By Dillon A. (Horror Journalist)

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Have yourself a spooky little October

When the dead walk, they cant speak. So who will speak for them ?

If you are into horror movies like myself. Whether you are satisfied by getting the every living crap scared out of you, or gathering around a campfire and telling myths, – people love horror. And October, the month were the dead can get loose and pumpkins decorates the neighborhood, We here at Indie Ball, Love to display reviews on things that escaped your radar. With that said….. Here is a horror review from 1989. Written and Directed by Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers) and starting Sam Rockwell (Poltergiest 2015) here is a movie ahead of its time. Before IT and Killer Klowns From Outer Space comes………. CLOWNHOUSE