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Film Review: Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: American teenagers Hansel and Gretel (no, really) are imprisoned by an evil old lady who lives in the woods and makes meat pies out of the youngsters she captures. REVIEW: When the fateful words ‘An Asylum Production’ appeared on my screen, barely a few seconds into the movie, my heart sank. For those few innocent souls who have still ...

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Film Review: Ghoul (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: In small town America in the 1980s, a young boy comes to believe that the local abandoned mine may be home to a gruesome monster. REVIEW: GHOUL is very much in the Stephen King tradition of horror tales centred around children, with all the secret hideouts, midnight meet-ups, rival gangs, domestic issues, bicycles, etc., that entails. Unfortunately several things ...

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Film Review: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: John awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible: Luc Deveraux. While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol named Magnus. Meanwhile, Deveraux and ...

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Film Review: The Life Zone (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three pregnant women are abducted by an anti-abortion group who bombard them with pro-life propaganda and intend to imprison them until they give birth. REVIEW: Generally speaking, very few English language films dare to push an unequivocal political or moral message; Ken Loach being one of the better known directors whose films fall into that select category. In my ...

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Film Review: Devil’s Angel (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A fertility specialist takes up a post on a Government-funded cloning project; desperate to have a child of her own she artificially impregnates herself in the laboratory. Years later, her child begins to demonstrate powers that cause her to question where he really came from. REVIEW: DEVIL’S ANGEL is a terrible mess. Originally released under what is possibly the ...

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Film Review: Another Kind (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends find themselves at the mercy of the elements and mysterious unseen forces while spending a weekend camping in the Catskill Mountains. REVIEW: ANOTHER KIND is a good, solid thriller from writer-director Jonathan Blitstein that combines familiar elements from of a number of genres but manages to add something new into the mix. Four friends have ...

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