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Film Review: Goldfinger (1964)

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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)


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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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)


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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Film Review: Vertigo (1958)

SYNOPSIS: “Police detective John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson is asked by an old college friend, Gavin Elster, if he would have a look into his wife Madeleine’s odd behavior. Lately, she’s taken to believing that she is the reincarnation of a woman who died many years ago and Elster is concerned about her sanity. Scottie follows her and rescues her from an …

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Film Review: Dune (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “It is a distant galaxy in the far future year of 10191. Arrakis is a desert planet and the only source of Melange, a vital drug used by the Guild Navigators for space travel from star system to star system. Two rival families, the Atreides and the Harkonnens, fight for control of the mining operations of Melange on Arrakis. …

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Film Review: Trance (2013)


SYNOPSIS: An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. REVIEW: Another hypnotically engaging film by the maestro himself, Danny Boyle. “Trance“, I found to be of a slightly different slice than Boyle’s rather eclectic choice of film creations. Probably closer to the arena of …

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Film Review: Godzilla (1954)

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SYNOPSIS: “Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to …

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Film Review: Swamp Thing (1982)


SYNOPSIS: Deep in Florida’s darkest everglades, a brilliant scientist and a sexy government agent have developed a secret formula that could end world hunger and change civilization forever. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping the agent, the madman douses the scientist …

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Film Review: Way Down in ChinaTown (2013)


SYNOPSIS: A writer and director couple aspire to produce a play despite the world slowly coming to an end around them. REVIEW: Directed By: Eric Michael Kochmer Starring: Stephanie Sanditz, Justin Dray, Maria Olsen, Ashli Haynes Way Down in Chinatown is a rare film that isn’t easily categorized into one specific genre. Surreal, impressionistic, and irrevocably bizarre, Kochmer’s artistic approach …

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Film Review: The Rambler (2013)


SYNOPSIS: A quiet drifter leaves prison, finds home on the road. REVIEW: With a title sounding more like a western, you might expect to see Clint Eastwood leading the trail in this one. However wonderfully abstract things sometimes come in small packages. Rather, the film takes a direction that mirrors films like Martin Scorsese’s 1985 “After Hours” or “The Big …

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