Lifetime tackles spousal abuse with Run for Your Life

Run for your Life Lifetime Amy Smart
[adrotate banner=”7″]Lately Lifetime has been hitting the hard issues for their exploitation dramas. Coming off a film about a football team drugging and raping a girl (for which I was accused of being part of the “Dems sex platform agenda” because of my controversial stance that rape is wrong. I welcoming being part of that agenda, thank you very much!) I’m also against spousal abuse, which has been in the news a lot lately thanks to the NFL’s bungling of the Ray Rice incident, that being him punching his soon-to-be wife and getting a slap on the wrist, until the tape hit the internet. The tape the NFL claims to have not seen, even though everyone involved says they did see it.

On that note, Run for Your Life features another abusive dickwad, and the wife that escapes with her two children. But as he’s gone all stalker on her, she’s now forced to either disappear forever or kill him. Judging from the shot of her holding a gun, she might be leaning towards the latter. Amy Smart stars as the wife, Meredith, she’s been showing some of her makeup work on instagram. Run for Your Life also stars Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier, Mark Humphrey, and Lochlyn Munro.

Run for Your Life is directed by Michael Scott (who also helmed the upcoming Hallmark Movie Channel movie Along Came a Nanny) and written by Benita Garvin (Lifetime’s Girl Fight) As Lifetime once again is bad with promotions, there isn’t a trailer to see how serious the tone is. Heck, it was hard to even find a promotional image to use!

Run for Your Life premieres October 4th on Lifetime

Inspired by a true story. Fleeing with her two children from an abusive ex-husband, a woman must make the difficult choice to disappear or kill him.

via Lifetime

Uwe Boll exploits Occupy anger in Assault on Wall Street!

[adrotate banner=”1″]I’ll have to break my unofficial ban on giving Uwe Boll attention to talk about his new movie. Because even though the recent financial apocalypse has a large deal to do with the banks doing whatever they can to make buckets of money while the world burns around them, there has been very little repercussions against said bankers (or banksters!) Not only that, but the media rarely even gives lip service to what a lot of the incredibly rich did, partially because the incredibly rich hold a lot of sway in said media companies. So when the whole Occupy movement first sprung up it was an amazing thing, an actual grassroots movement not astroturfed by millionaires on FoxNews. Of course, it was disorganized and quickly fizzled out due to the lack of organization and focus (part of the problem was they did want there to be any leaders of the movement, which meant everyone tried to pull Occupy to whatever cause they cared about most!)

Even the recent election had a whole rich vs. poor mentality, particularly when Mitt Romney was recorded saying that 47% of the country just lived off the government and thought they were entitled to things like food. The best result ever was when Mitt Romney finished with 47% of the popular vote. But that rich vs. poor divide has not gone away, and the gap between the wealthy 1% and the rest of America continues to grow. Billionaires are now funding SuperPACs and blasting the airwaves with ads for politicians they are literally buying, and the next election will only get worse. There is room for another round of protests and movements, and one will probably happen some day.

But until then, we go as we always do, to the world of cinema, where directors are waiting in the wings to exploit the latest news and trends for their own films. And German filmmaker Uwe Boll is not one to shy away from making a film about controversial subjects. Thus we get Assault on Wall Street, a film featuring a guy in a knockoff Anonymous mask gunning down offices full of bankers and sniping the rich.

A security guard for an armored truck, Jim (Dominic Purcell) is a blue-collar New Yorker who works hard to earn a living. His wages support himself and his wife Rosie (Erin Karpluk), who is on the upswing recovering from a near-fatal illness. Yet things start to fall apart after Rosie’s health insurance stops covering her treatment and Jim’s life savings are lost via a disastrous investment his stockbroker had advised him to make. As a row of professional and personal dominoes falls, Jim is confronted by the realization that, after being abused and exploited by financial institutions for far too long, he has only one choice: to strike back. From the mind of notorious German writer/director Uwe Boll (House of the Dead), Assault on Wall Street is excoriating look at the American financial system that is sure to stir up plenty of Occupy-esque sentiment.

Assault on Wall Street