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Film Review: Mad Max II The Road Warrior (1981)

SYNOPSIS: “Roaming the highways of post-apocalyptic Australia, years after he avenged his wife and son and his partner who were murdered by the motorcycle gang led by the evil Toecutter. Burnt out former Australian policeman Max Rockatansky, now known as ‘The Road Warrior’ searching for sources of fuel, stumbles upon a gasoline refinery home to a community of survivors who ...

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Film Review: The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

SYNOPSIS: “Harry Powell marries and murders widows for their money, believing he is helping God do away with women who arouse men’s carnal instincts. Arrested for auto theft, he shares a cell with condemned killer Ben Harper and tries to get him to reveal the whereabouts of the $10,000 he stole. Only Ben’s nine-year-old son, John and four-year-old daughter, Pearl ...

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William Castle

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master ...

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Film Review: Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A film profiling the unusual cross-demographic fandom of the ostensibly girl oriented television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010). REVIEW: So the question here is what are “Bronies” and why are we reviewing a film about them? After receiving this documentary-style film with a peculiar title attached to it, I thought it might be “just off beat ...

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Film Review: Goldfinger (1964)

SYNOPSIS: “The powerful tycoon Auric Goldfinger has initiated Operation Grand Slam, a cataclysmic scheme to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. James Bond, armed with his specially equipped Aston Martin (its accessory package includes built-in machine guns, a smoke screen and an ejector seat), must stop the plan by overcoming several outrageous adversaries. First there’s Oddjob, the mute ...

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Film Review: Who Wants To Kill Jessie? (1966)

SYNOPSIS: “What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street? A scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, productive workers). There’s a problem: after an injection of her elixir, dream elements become real. Rose learns this after dosing her husband Henry to stop his dreaming ...

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Film Review: Mysterious Skin (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. REVIEW: “Mysterious Skin” wears its skin on the controversial side. Aliens, homosexuality, pedophiles…what more you ask? Beginning in their child hood years, we follow the paths of 2 boys who were both part of a little league baseball team. Their ...

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Film Review: Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

SYNOPSIS: “In the second Star Trek film, Admiral Kirk is now a Starfleet Academy instructor, while Captain Spock serves as a cadet training officer, while being in command of the USS Enterprise. Meanwhile, scientists aboard Space Station Regula One are conducting the Project Genesis experiment, and the USS Reliant is assigned to the Genesis project. While surveying a lifeless planet ...

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Film Review: God’s Lonely Man (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: As each relentless night turns towards day, Ernest Rackman turns towards violence to escape thoughts of loneliness and suicide. Then he poses as a police officer and rescues a young girl from her parent’s apartment, where she was forced into a compromising life. Having discharged his violence, he plans to move forward with this new relationship, but the demons ...

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Film Review: Tron (1982)

SYNOPSIS: “Kevin Flynn is a former employee of the software corporation Encom, now running an arcade. Flynn has been trying to hack into Encom’s mainframe computer to find evidence that Encom’s senior executive Ed Dillinger stole four video games he created. But Dillinger’s supercomputer Master Control Program foils Flynn’s efforts and dictates and controls most of the computer systems. One ...

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Film Review: A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: After losing her mother at an early age and being raised at a boarding school, Cristina Reiner is notified of her father’s death and summoned to Monserrat Mansion for the reading of his will. Other members of her strange, accursed family are found there awaiting the imminent demise of Cristina’s ailing stepmother, whom she has never met. When Death ...

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