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Film Review: X-men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The X-Men join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future by sending Wolverine to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Film Review: Rosemary’s Baby (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life. REVIEW: I’d love to know who the genius was at NBC who decided that a made for television remake of Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby“ was a good idea. I don’t mean the names on the credits of the film … Continue reading

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Film Review: Godzilla (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. REVIEW: It’s indeed a daunting task for anyone besides the good folks at Toho Studios to want to take on a new Godzilla film, especially after the abomination that Roland Emmerich’s 1998 version turned out to be. It’s even more daunting when the only other film you’ve directed was a no budget potboiler that … Continue reading

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Interview: Sianoa Smit-McPhee (All Cheerleaders Die)

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Actress Sianoa (Pronounced “Sha-No-Ah“) Smit-McPhee has been acting since she was a child and has appeared on various TV shows like Criminal Minds, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Hung and the extremely popular Australian series, Neighbors. Seemingly born to be an actor (Her dad & younger brother are also actors), she’s also appeared in films like Firelight (2012), Touchback (2011) and her latest release, All Cheerleaders Die, which will be available on VOD on May, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wer (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A defense attorney begins to suspect that her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, might be more than meets the eye. REVIEW: Although this is subject to debate, there hasn’t been a good werewolf movie in decades in my slightly skewered opinion. There are those of you reading this who’ll immediately bring up the usual suspects, films like An American Werewolf In London & The Howling (Both 1981), some … Continue reading

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Film Review: Piggy (2012) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Joe, a mild mannered young man is bored by his life. When his beloved brother is murdered Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother’s old friends. As their friendship grows, Joe finds himself in an increasingly dangerous and murky world of violence and revenge. When Joe’s life collapses around him, he starts to question who Piggy really is, and how honest he’s really been with him. When Joe confronts Piggy a series … Continue reading

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Film Review: All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle. REVIEW: If it wasn’t obvious before then it’s plain to see now, Lucky McKee likes to make films with strong, really strong female characters. His outstanding directorial debut, May (2002) is one of my favorite films of all time … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price, only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorker’s from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to … Continue reading

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Interview: Caity Lotz (The Machine, The Pact)

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Actress Caity Lotz should be no stranger to fans of genre entertainment. She’s currently playing the dual role of Sarah Lance/Black Canary on TV’s ARROW and has appeared in 2012′s well regarded “The Pact“. She’s also appeared in “Bring It On: All Or Nothing” (2006) & “Battle Of The Year” (2013). Currently she’s got the title role in the latest film from director Caradog W. James, “The Machine“. I managed to snag her for a … Continue reading

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Film Review: EvilSpeak (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A military cadet who happens to be a social outcast taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. REVIEW:

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Interview: John Jarratt (Wolf Creek 2)

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Here are some things I’ll bet you didn’t know about John Jarratt. He graduated from NIDA (The Australian National Drama School) in 1973. He co-hosted a television show called Better Homes And Gardens with his then wife, Noni Hazelhurst, from their home in the mid 90′s. He was Quentin Tarantino’s first choice to play Stuntman Bob in Death Proof (2007), but Robert Rodriguez urged QT to cast Kurt Russell instead. Tarantino ended up writing a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien Abduction (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina. REVIEW: I was in a particularly good mood before I sat down to watch Alien Abduction, another entry in the found footage canon of films that I abhor so mightily. And why was I in a good mood you ask? Because I had watched a film called Afflicted a few days earlier and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor. REVIEW: Back in 2005, director Greg McLean told us the story of Mick Taylor and his predilection for slaughtering tourists who happened to wander near his home in Wolf Creek. The first film was a taut, nerve wracking exercise in horror that left audiences stunned at its brutality. Here we are nearly … Continue reading

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Film Review: I, Frankenstein (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. REVIEW: After being shuffled between two different release dates (& missing both of them) last year, the cinematic powers that be have decided to do what they were really planning to do all along and release I, Frankenstein to theaters in the cinematic graveyard otherwise known as…January. And in doing so they’ve succeeded in making January 2014 one of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psychotic State (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: David Coleman, a bipolar twenty-six year old man is one of those people that the world likes to pick on. David is bullied and abused by everyone around him, including his adopted father. When David gets fired from his job after a run in with a couple of bullies, he loses his medical benefits and stops taking his medication. This causes David to go into a psychotic state and in a twisted idea of … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Machine (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the Ministry Of Defense steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. REVIEW: It’s sort of a Tinseltown axiom to make movies about computers/robots with advanced A.I. every so often. Way back since Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and all the way up to … Continue reading

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About The Black Saint

Those of you who don't know of The Black Saint & have yet to commit yourselves to him body, mind & soul will find yourselves in a most uncomfortable position when my army of acolytes is complete & ready to wreak havok upon this pitiful blue ball we live on. Oh, I really like horror movies as well & will take on all comers in a horror trivia contest. Bring it on!
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