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Film Review: The Torturer (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A U.S. Army interrogator talks with his therapist about actions that took place during a specific interrogation that had questionable results. REVIEW: Written by Graham Green, Richard Loranger Directed By Graham Green Starring: Nichelle Nichols, Andrew W. Walker, Sophia Choi With a name like “The Torturer” one would think that the subject matter of this movie would be rather ...

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Film Review: Wisconsin Project X (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: An experiment goes wrong at a local lab in Wisconsinville, Montana during the creation of artificial humanoid organisms. These man-made creatures break free from the lab and create chaos for everyone in the town. Now the small town underdogs have to save their home before it is too late REVIEW: Written and Directed by Christian Ackerman Starring: Christian Ackerman, ...

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Film Review: Umbrage – The First Vampire (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When a dysfunctional family moves into a remote farm, they find themselves in the middle of a centuries-old feud. As night falls hard, terror emerges from the darkness in the form of a deadly seductress, and a cowboy vampire hell-bent on revenge… REVIEW: Written and Directed by Drew Cullingham Starring: Doug Bradley, Rita Ramnani, Jonnie Hurn “I’m not a ...

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Film Review: Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Follows a group of friends that decide to go snowmobiling during their winter break. They make a “wrong turn”, getting lost in a storm. REVIEW: Best line: “They’re stripping pieces of flesh off of Daniel, they’re boiling it in oil, and they’re eating him…they’re…they’re eating him alive like some fu*#ed up fondue.” Interesting observation: Potatoes apparently go with anything. ...

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Film Review: Triple Hit (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Disgraced scientist Rebecca Hunter gets more than she’d bargained for when her illegal research into parallel universes lands her in a terrifying, dystopian alternate reality, unaware that similar experiments are also being attempted by two of her parallel selves: Anastasia, the Science Director for a gulag in the People’s Republic of Great Britain, and Sarah, a professor in a ...

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Film Review: The Tenant (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A simple man, Dr. Walter Newman, has high aspirations to cure all disease through genetic manipulation. His obsession with his mission draws him deeper into his own dark world, distracting him from his wife Olivia and from his responsibilities to his patients at the Edgewood Asylum. The doctor’s loyal but diabolical nurse, Ms. Tinsley, decides to take matters into ...

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Film Review: Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of three college filmmakers set out to investigate what appears to be an illegal bear hunting situation in the mountains and forests of Norway. What they discover instead is the gruff but quiet hunter Hans who reluctantly acquiesces to their accompanying him as he hunts something far more unlikely…and far more dangerous. REVIEW: Directed by Andre Overdal ...

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Film Review: Anniversary at Shallow Creek (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: All American med student Sam has planned an intimate getaway surprise for his girlfriend Paige, until Sam’s best friend, Paige’s brother Anthony, invites himself and their three other best friends along. The carefree group of twenty-something’s arrive at the remote, picturesque home of Sam’s uncle, unaware they have walked into a trap. They will spend the night in a ...

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