Bobby Boermans before viewing his new movie, APP. Post-viewing, I suspect his is a name we'll be hearing more of, particularly in the field of genre films, which is where APP resides. The movie is being billed (see poster, left) as "the first second screen film," whatever that means. If you don't know, either, I wouldn't worry. Non-techies like us can enjoy App as a rip-snorting adventure/ thriller because Mr. Boermans, shown below, is smart enough not to load us down with too much technology. He gets the basics right, and so we follow along, mostly mesmerized and keeping up with things about one step behind the movie-maker, which is more entertaining than (and infinitely preferable to) being one step ahead.
Hannah Hoekstra, above), her best friend Sophie (Isis Cabolet, below, center right, with camera) and soon, a techo-wizard ex-boyfriend (Robert de Hoog) who seems to now want to get back into her life, and definitely into her pants.
Mark van Eeuwen, below), the doctor in charge of bro's recovery, and Sophie's cute boyfriend. None of them register strongly, though each is just fine in his abbreviated role.
Ram Releasing the "genre" division of Film Movement, opens this Thursday in Bakersfield, California, and elsewhere beginning Friday, May 9. Here in NYC, it plays but one day -- Monday May 12 -- at the Village East Cinema. Los Angeles is luckier: It gets the film for three days, May 13-15, at the little Arena Cinema in Hollywood. You can find a list of all currently scheduled playdates by clicking here and then clicking on the word THEATERS.