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Film Review: Ravenous (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: Captain John Boyd’s promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism. REVIEW: One of the true underrated cult gems, “Ravenous” is a film that has managed to stay under the radar for quite awhile. With its new release to bluray, the film might finally have a chance to garner the respect ...

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Film Review: Martin (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: rge Romero does for vampires what he has already done for zombies – an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be eighty-four years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburgh to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin’s soul and destroy him once he is ...

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Film Review: Open Your Eyes (1997)

SYNOPSIS: “The handsome and wealthy César is very successful with women and is having difficulties getting rid of Nuria, his last affair. His best friend, Pelayo, is unlucky with women and jealous of César. At his birthday party, César meets the gorgeous and sexy Sofia, currently dating Pelayo, but they are immediately attracted to each other and spend the night ...

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Film Review: The Fisher King (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. REVIEW: Every now and then a great film comes along that is worth mentioning. Director Terry Gilliam, was about to introduce one of his greatest creations that while still ladled ...

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Film Review: Ghost In The Shell (1995)

SYNOPSIS: “The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Manga are Japanese ...

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Film Review: Cat People (1942)

SYNOPSIS: “When naval construction designer Oliver Reed sees Serbian-born beauty Irena Dubrovna at a zoo, he flirts with her, and soon they fall in love and marry. Complications arise because Irena believes she is the victim of an ancient Serbian curse that causes her to turn into a panther if a man tries to make love to her, and the ...

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Film Review: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. REVIEW: “This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.” Sandwiched between the sweet science fiction of Starman and the dark, quantum horror of Prince of Darkness, Carpenter’s 1986 film presents a happy medium blending more genres than most ...

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Film Review: Blood Simple (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. REVIEW: “If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives.” Garnering a title from Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled detective novel, Red Harvest (quote above), this Coen-directed debut film is equal ...

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Film Review: Rewind This! (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape. REVIEW: Way back in the late 80’s I was an employee at (what was then) the biggest video rental/purchase store ...

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Film Review: The Final Combat (1983)

SYNOPSIS: “In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left. No one is able to speak; the film contains no dialogue, and characters communicate non-verbally. A determined loner befriends a reclusive older man and these two battle against vicious thugs for food, shelter and life itself.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Luc Besson has been involved with the making of more ...

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Film Review: La Jetée (1962)

SYNOPSIS: “In a devastated Paris in the aftermath of World War III, the few surviving humans begin researching time travel, hoping to send someone back to the pre-war world for food, supplies and maybe a solution to their dire position. One man is haunted by a vague childhood memory that will prove fateful.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The idea of ‘underground’ ...

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Film Review: Beauty And The Beast (1946)

SYNOPSIS: “Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father’s merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two ...

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