Perfect High pops some Lifetime pills!

Perfect High Lifetime

Drugs messed up my hair. Don’t do drugs, unless you got a brush.


If you can’t trust drug dealers, who can you trust? Unfortunately for these upper class youths, their drug dealer turns out to be a liar who is slipping them heroin. You might wonder how you can confuse heroin with other drugs, but since these kids start out with painkillers and then graduate to shoving any type of pill they can get their hands on in their mouths (even, presumably, Flintstones Vitamins!), they aren’t going to stop and look at the pill to see all the heroin oozing out of it. Okay, I don’t know what heroin pills look like, but perhaps they are liquicaps? Gel-caps? Whatever the case, there’s also love going on, guaranteeing Perfect High being filled with lots of perfect teenage angst and you can bet someone will be dead or wish they were by the time the credits roll. Most of you know that as why we watch the Lifetime flicks!

From the trailer there is a dance group, teens freaking out, taking random pills, and of course some idiot passes out while in a car, causing the teen actresses to scream and become dramatic scene chewers. It will be hilarious and awesome.

Inspired by a true story. A star high-school dancer starts using prescription painkillers after a knee injury sidelines her. Feeling isolated, she is adopted by a popular group, which leads to sharing her pills, having regular “pharm” parties and falling in love for the first time. But when her prescription runs out, they resort to buying pills, only to have their lives forever changed when they discover their classmate dealer has been selling them heroin under the guise of being a cheap Mexican painkiller.

Perfect High stars Bella Thorne (The DUFF), Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring), Daniela Bobadilla (The Cheating Pact), Ross Butler (Teen Beach 2), Matreya Fedor (My Mother’s Future Husband), Jasmine Sky Sarin (A Sister’s Nightmare), and Cassidy Alexa (pretty much just this movie). It’s directed by Vanessa Parise (PopFan) and written by Anne-Marie Hess (usually credited as an editor, this is her first full feature as a writer)

Perfect High premieres June 27th on Lifetime!

via Lifetime!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 26, 2015 at 11:05 pm

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A Deadly Adoption is real and on Lifetime!


In a movie so real everyone thought it was fake (not too surprising, considering the baffling random PR when it comes to Lifetime movies), partially because the news leaked on April 1st, Will Ferrel and Kristen Wiig made a secret Lifetime movie called A Deadly Adoption, and said movie now airs this Saturday, July 20th on Lifetime! A Deadly Adoption is part of Lifetime’s celebration of 25 years of original movies, though what else is going to be part of this celebration is still a mystery for now (but I’m sure things will be randomly declared part of the celebration soon enough!)

Anyway, this looks amazing, and everyone who’s anyone who pretends they know anything about Lifetime movies will be watching, so you better watch as well, or else those Buzzfeed animated gif articles about the film won’t be as funny. You don’t want that to happen, do you? I didn’t think so!

Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Will Ferrell (“Everything Must Go,” “Stranger than Fiction”) and Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig (“Skeleton Twins,” “Bridesmaids”) star in the highly-anticipated Lifetime movie, “A Deadly Adoption,” premiering Saturday, June 20 at 8pm ET/PT.

Inspired by a true story, “A Deadly Adoption” is a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes, “90210”) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child.

A Mar Vista Entertainment Production, “A Deadly Adoption” is produced by National Picture Show. Rachel Lee Goldenberg (“Escape from Polygamy,” “Love at the Christmas Table”) directs from a script written by Andrew Steele (“Casa De Mi Padre,” “The Spoils of Babylon”). The film is executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Sharon Bordas, Fernando Szew, Andrew Steele and Jessica Elbaum, and produced by Adam Silver, Fritz Manger and Max Osswald. Mar Vista will handle international distribution of the movie.

via Lifetime!
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 19, 2015 at 12:06 am

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What’s going on at TarsTarkas.NET????

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You may have noticed things have slowed to a crawl here at good ol’ TarsTarkas.NET. Or maybe you haven’t, in which case, pay attention! In any event, I am not dead, the site isn’t going anywhere, and aliens haven’t replaced my brain with a cabbage (at least not again since I installed the anti-alien abduction kit I got from eBay!)

What is happening is I’m taking classes again AND doing a lot of running because I’m going to be in a marathon. So that means I’m usually tire from exercising and studying programming, which means the amount of time I have to write and write and write is very small. Even when I have free time, I’m usually just exhausted and chill out playing Hearthstone or watching flicks instead of writing about flicks or the fiction stuff I write that I’ll never share with anyone not married to me.

But classes can’t last forever, and once I run the marathon I’ll have more free time. Updates will continue, just don’t expect the regularity or volume as when I am free as a bird. Yes, it sucks because this year’s traffic has been amazing and now I’m blowing it all by having a life and doing stuff. Silly me! I have no intention of turning this into a running blog and just posting my times, nor will I suddenly throw up a bunch of java or python code and scare everyone away. Reviews and articles are in the queue, some are even written but need images. And the long-delayed March of Godzilla for this year has like 15 entries written, I just need to write the introduction and splash pages that the updates are organized around (you’d think I would take care of that first, but then you’d be wrong!) This will show up before 2015 ends. Thanks for putting up with this site for 11 years!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

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Double Daddy knocks up Lifetime..twice!

Double Daddy

We’re going to be the best episode of Maury ever!


Just when you thought the baby mama drama genre has run out of ideas, now we got preggers vs preggers with Double Daddy! Yes, Connor the condom hater has gone and knocked up two separate girls, and the new girl in school goes completely insane, and it’s not just the pregnancy hormones talking! Can Amanda survive being pregnant, her dolt of a boyfriend, the baby unfortunately having his loser genetic code, and a rival pregnant girl? Is there ever a Lifetime movie where the new girl at school isn’t trouble? Will the babies be born with psychic links? Remember that Dudley Moore movie where this happened, except the only bad person was Dudley Moore?

When 17-year-old Amanda learns her boyfriend Connor has impregnated a new girl at school, she is shocked…but even more so when she discovers that she too is pregnant! Even though Connor is doing everything he can to be there for both of his teen moms this high school drama is taking social backstabbing to a whole new level.

Double Daddy stars Mollee Gray, Brittany Curran, and Cameron Palatas. It’s also MIA from the IMDB, so I can’t tell you any more about it! Quality!

Double Daddy premieres Saturday, June 6th, on Lifetime! Be there or get pregnant!

Photo via Charles Christopher/Lifetime

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Take Aim at the Police Van (Review)


Take Aim at the Police Van

aka その護送車を狙 aka Sono gososha o nerae: ‘Jusango taihisen’ yori
Take Aim At The Police Van その護送車を狙
1960
Screenplay by Shinichi Sekizawa
Based on a story by Kazou Shimada
Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Take Aim At The Police Van その護送車を狙
The Nikkatsu borderless action train continues, this time with a police guard looking to uncover the conspiracy to kill prisoners that he took the fall for. Take Aim at the Police Van gets attention as an early piece from Seijun Suzuki, before he got bored enough to try the widespread experimentalization of his flicks.

Michitaro Mizushima (Underworld Beauty) stars as Daijiro Tamon, the guard on a police prisoner transport van that is hit with gun fire and two prisoners are killed. Because someone must take the blame, Tamon is suspended for six months, which gives him plenty of time off to find out who shot at the van and why. Thus begins an investigation that will see Tamon sucked into the world of sex trafficking, hidden behind fronts of modeling agencies. This gives an excuse to have lots of attractive women running around, which gets even more glaring as most of the male characters range from seedy to extra seedy to so full of seeds they’re being sold at garden supply stores.
Take Aim At The Police Van その護送車を狙
Tamon distinguishes himself as a guard because he treats the prisoners fairly, this gives him enough of a reputation that he gets more doors opened to him when he starts hunting for clues. It also seems to say something about the Japanese prison system if just treating someone like a human being is commendable behavior. Not that we have problems like that in modern day America…

The prisoners that were killed don’t seem to be connected at all, but the more Tamon digs, the more he finds connections to something bigger. A missing sister to one of the prisoners who was working as a dancer is connected to another dancer that was watching the police van just before it was fired upon. The dancer, Tsunako Ando (Mari Shiraki), is dating another prisoner from the van, Goro Kashima (Shoichi Ozawa), who has a mysterious new job that he promises will earn a lot of money. And everyone seems connected to the Hamaju Talent Agency run by Yuko Hamashima (Misako Watanabe), who took over when her father Jube (Shinsuke Ashida) fell ill. But a rival firm has popped up and they are poaching each others’ talent.
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - May 25, 2015 at 7:36 am

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Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story steals herself away on Lifetime!

Kidnapped the Hannah Anderson Story Lifetime

I haven’t been this miserable since I ran away with that old guy and had to pretend I was kidnapped. I mean, since I was kidnapped!


I take back my statement last week about Lifetime’s lack of confidence in The Wrong Girl, because this week the links for Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story are also broken! This is especially weird since Lifetime went the extra distance to provide more thank just a low-rez trailer, even including behind the scenes stuff! Not that you can get there from the main MyLifetime.com/movies site, mind you…

Based on a true story. On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later that day, an AMBER Alert was issued, and a frantic multi-state manhunt for Hannah began. For a week she was kept prisoner by the increasingly unstable DiMaggio as they made their way across the state. One week later, the two were found in Idaho and DiMaggio was killed in a shootout with FBI agents, leaving Hannah as the sole survivor. As the dust settled, questions began to emerge about the nature of the relationship between Hannah and her kidnapper. Was Hannah purely a victim of a depraved adult, or is it possible she was more complicit in the tragic events?

Ah, kidnapping conspiracy theories. Every internet commenter will feel justified now!

Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story stars Scott Patterson (Little Big League), Jessica Amlee (Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3-D), Brian McNamara (I Know Who Killed Me), Jay Pickett (Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North), Susie Castillo (Holiday Engagement), and Tim Abell (Snow White: A Deadly Summer ) It’s directed by Peter Sullivan (Christmas Under Wraps, High School Possession), who also wrote the story along with Jeffrey Schenck (Chupacabra vs. the Alamo) and Hanz Wasserburger (A Novel Romance), the latter also doing the screenplay.

Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story premieres Saturday, May 23rd on Lifetime!

Photo via Hybrid LLC/Jack Zeman/Lifetime

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - May 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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