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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: I Married A Monster From Outer Space (1958)

SYNOPSIS: “Bill Farrell marries lovely Marge Bradley, but almost from the start he is acting strange. For one thing he doesn’t drink any alcohol and even more peculiar, he almost acts like he doesn’t have any emotions. A year into their marriage, Marge still feels that there is something strange about him. The thing that really disturbs her is the …

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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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Film Review: Darkman (1990)

SYNOPSIS: A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that. REVIEW: You might remember this one from its tag line at the time “Who is Dark Man?”. If not, you surely know it from its ominous poster art that looks like a cross between the “The Shadow“, “Batman” and the “Invisible man“. …

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

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: 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)

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: Jobs (2013)

SYNOPSIS: The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. REVIEW: Any film about Steve Jobs, tends to get my attention. Even with his same story re-told in different variations, it still is a remarkable one to hear. For me… it hits closer to home living many years …

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Film Review: God’s Lonely Man (1996)

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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