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Film Review: The Darkest Dawn (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The story of two sisters, as Britain descends into an alien apocalypse. REVIEW: There’s a switcheroo played out in The Darkest Dawn, the second feature from British director Drew Casson. A switcheroo that undermines the film and its characters. In particular, the women. It’s a switcheroo that could have been easily been avoided. But let’s start …

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Film Review: The Intruders (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After the traumatic loss of her mother, a teenaged girl tries to uncover the dark secrets behind her new home, in spite of her father’s disbelief. REVIEW: Like so many tween stars before her, Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) has decided to shelve her sugar coated, bubblegum image by taking on more mature roles reflective of her age …

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Film Review: The Chair (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A man struggles to escape a grisly fate on death row in this intense story of betrayal, revenge, and humanity’s horrifying capacity for evil. REVIEW: The Chair, directed by Chad Ferrin, started off life as a graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen and Erin Kohut. Distributed by Alterna Comics, the company have gone into partnership …

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Film Review: Fender Bender (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to …

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Film Review: Beacon Point (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A group of hikers lost on the Appalachian Trail stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival. REVIEW: Beacon Point throws a bunch of people into the wilderness, adds some Native American myth making, a pinch of aliens and slathers it all in superfluous storylines and exposition. Written and directed by Eric Blue, making his …

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Film Review: Bite (2015)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new …

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Film Review: Suburban Gothic (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: City-boy Raymond returns to his hometown and finds a vengeful ghost is terrorizing his house. Therefore, this man-child recruits Becca, a badass local bartender, to solve the mystery of the spirit threat REVIEW: Hey, speaking of films that feel like they’re just extended pilots for TV shows that never happened, here’s Suburban Gothic. Starring Matthew Gray …

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Film Review: The 5th Wave (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. REVIEW: With Katniss having hung up her bow and arrows in the final Hunger Games film last year, and the Divergent series dying a slow, painful death, could The 5th Wave …

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Film Review: Pandemic (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, …

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