AUTOEROTIC - Mumblcore On DemandAugust 24, 2011


AUTOEROTIC - Mumblcore On Demand

IFC Films

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: AUTOEROTIC (IFC Films)


 

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AUTOEROTIC - Mumblcore On Demand
By Chris Claro

 

The genre that forces you to crank the volume all the way up, mumblecore, marches on with AUTOEROTIC, directed by Joe Swanberg (UNCLE KENT) and Adam Wingard, a rambling and digressive examination of the sexual foibles of a group of Chicagoans. Swinging wildly from outrageous farce to creepy voyeurism to – one or two – moments of tenderness, the film is explicit, prurient, and not the least bit sexy.

 



Using naturalistic settings and lighting, Swanberg and Wingard, who wrote the script with Simon Barrett, dive deep into dysfunction, shining a light on a panoply of sexual maladies, including chronic masturbation, anaorgasmia, online porn addiction, and self-asphyxiation as sexual aide. It’s all as much fun as it sounds, and it features a crew of self-absorbed hipsters who make sex look about as inviting as a visit to the DMV.

The film opens with a vignette featuring a guy who thinks he isn’t packing enough to satisfy his girlfriend. Despite her assurance that he’s wrong, the guy breaks up with her and starts a regimen of penis enlargement pills. Satisfied with the initial results, he starts popping them by the jarful. When it appears he’s about to score with a girl, she runs, screaming and naked, from his monster member (which is never shown on camera).

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Movies On Demand - August 2012 Preview - The IndiesJuly 30, 2012


Movies On Demand - August 2012 Preview - The Indies

On Demand Weekly helps you browse through the New Movies On Demand (MOD) this month with our August preview!

By Britt Bensen
 
MOD viewers also have access to a wealth of indie titles, a number of which premiere either the same day or before their theatrical release. These titles may not be widely available in local theaters. Highlights of this month’s indie movies include the comedy THE BABYMAKERS, the horror title [REC] 3: GENESIS, AND GOATS with David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga. They’ll also be able to catch Kirsten Dunst in the dark comedy BACHELORETTE, Blair Underwood in WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED: ON THE 7TH DAY, THE RAID: REDEMPTION which received wide critical acclaim and the Australian hit RED DOG. Also playing is this year’s Best Foreign film Academy Award winner A SEPARATION and the comedy BERNIE starring Jack Black. SIDE BY SIDE is a documentary produced and narrated by Keanu Reeves about movie-making’s transition to digital, featuring some of Hollywood’s greatest directors. The month winds down with DARLING COMPANION starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline.
 
 
And our Independent Movie On Demand (IMOD) Pick of the Month is SLEEPWALK WITH ME from the producers of NPR’s This American Life which won the Best of NEXT Audience award at Sundance 2012.
 
 


Enjoy On Demanding this month!


THE BABYMAKERS – Premieres August 3
R, Comedy
Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn

Same day as theatrical release


[REC] 3: GENESIS – Premieres August 3
R, Horror
Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín

Before theatrical release


SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE – Premieres August 3
R, Action
Christian Slater, Sean Bean

Same day as theatrical release


BLUE LIKE JAZZ – Premieres August 7
PG-13, Drama
Marshall Allman, Claire Holt

Same day as DVD



ABOUT CHERRY – Premieres August 9
TV-MA, Drama
James Franco, Heather Graham

Before theatrical release


BACHELORETTE – Premieres August 10
R, Comedy
Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher

Before theatrical release
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