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Film Review: Higanjima: Escape from Vampire Island (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends. REVIEW: Asian vampire movies are usually a love or hate impacting experience for me. On one hand, you have to appreciate that ...

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Film Review: Direct your own Damn Movie (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Studio? You don’t need no stinkin’ studio! Or at least that’s the gist of Troma Entertainment president Lloyd Kaufman’s message in this how-to series that includes interviews with directors such as Dario Argento, Stan Lee, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Over the course of the program, you’ll learn the ins and outs of writing a script, mastering the preproduction ...

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Film Review: Repligator (1996)

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SYNOPSIS: At a top secret military research facility scientists working on rival projects find that their work, when combined, turns soldiers first into sex-mad women and then into walking alligators. REVIEW: An ultra-low budget sci-fi comedy this cheerfully inept movie makes a virtue of its trashiness by setting its standards incredibly low and whenever the plot, such as it is, ...

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Film Revew: War of the Dead (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: During World War II, a squadron of American and Finnish soldiers encounter a Nazi strong hold in the Russian forest. Before long, they discover that the German scientists have been experimenting on the local population attempting to create the ultimate undying warrior to reinforce their front lines making them unbeatable. However, their experiments turned against them and now the ...

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Film Review: Rammbock (aka Seige of the Dead) (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes ...

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Film Review: Puzzled (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When Emily, an elderly widowed woman, runs out of puzzles to complete she receives a strange package on her front porch. Little does she know it comes with a deadly surprise within. Some puzzles are never meant to be finished. REVIEW: Directed by: Stephen Corron Written by: Stephen Corron Starring: Madge Levinson, Athena Prychodko Growing old with another is ...

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Film Review: Lady Vengeance (2005)

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(aka Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) SYNOPSIS: The final installment of director Chan Wook Park’s revenge trilogy (preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy) chronicles the efforts of Lee Geum-ja (Yeong-ae Lee) — known to her cellmates as “the kind Ms. Geum-ja” — to track down the man who betrayed her. Taking the rap for her accomplice and incarcerated for ...

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