Hey there Tightwads! It’s that time of week again, the day when a new batch of free movies is delivered directly from the internet to your eyeballs. So here they are…
A couple of weeks back, Tightwad Terror Tuesday brought you The Silence of the Lambs. This week, we’ve got the follow-up, simply called Hannibal. This 2001 thriller picks up with (SPOILER for The Silence of the Lambs) escaped serial killer Hannibal Lecter free and living under the radar as a museum curator in Italy. When a bumbling Italian inspector recognizes him, Clarice Starling goes looking for him, but she’s not the only one; one of his past would-be victims wants to settle the score, too. Anthony Hopkins stars again as Dr. Lecter, but Hannibal sees Julianne Moore take over as Clarice and Ridley Scott in the director’s chair. Also stars Gary Oldman and Ray Liotta. Have an old friend for dinner right here at TubiTV.
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Plane is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. In case you need more of a plot synopsis, this 2006 flick is about an FBI agent who is transporting a witness to Los Angeles from Hawaii on a commercial air fight. The crime lord against whom the witness is set to testify releases dozens of poisonous snakes on the plane while it is in the air over the Pacific Ocean, leaving the FBI agent to deal with the crisis. Of course, Samuel L. Jackson stars as the FBI agent who has “had it with all of these *explicative* snakes on this *explicative* plane!” Snakes on a Plane is good, clean schlock, and a load of fun. And you know exactly what you’re in for from the title alone. Check it out here at Crackle.
Kalifornia is about a couple of straight-laced yuppies who offer to share a ride to California with a pair of degenerates in order to split the costs. However, the hitchers end being a little more psychotic than the squares had expected, and misadventures ensue. David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes star as the yuppies while Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis play the crazies. Part road movie and part psychological thriller, this 1993 offering is both suspenseful and sensationalistic. Catch a free ride to Kalifornia right here at Vudu.
Empire of the Ants
Empire of the Ants is a 1977 creature feature about a shady real estate con woman who tries to sell unsuspecting customers property in a coastal paradise. During the sales tour, however, the group learns that the area is occupied by ants who have been turned into giant mutants by toxic radioactivity. Based on an H.G. Wells story and directed by Bert I. Gordon, Empire of the Ants features a young Joan Collins in the starring role as the scam artist. It’s also got some dazzling special effects work. See Empire of the Ants right here at DailyMotion.
This entry is a little different. Long before David Lynch made his adaptation of the seminal Frank Herbert science fiction novel Dune, cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky had the rights and was developing his own vision. This 2013 documentary is the story of that project, doomed by its own ambition and overindulgence. Jodorowsky’s Dune would have been a 14-hour epic, with art direction by H.R Giger and Moebius, special effects by Dan O’Bannon, music from Pink Floyd and Magma, and acting performances from David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, and Salvador Dali. And Jodorowsky shows off pages and pages of storyboards and art designs to prove it. Jodorowsky’s Dune is a fascinating look at a movie that exists solely within the mind of its creator. Take a peek at it here at Crackle.
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