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Film Review: American Blackout (2013)

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What if the Doomsday Preppers were right all along? Hacking into urban infrastructures isn’t science fiction anymore – it’s in the news every day. A 90-minute docu-drama, “American Blackout” reveals in gritty detail the impact of what happens when a cyber attack on the United States takes down the power grid. The question is: when the lights go out, what do we do next.

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Film Review: The Boy Next Door (2015)

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A newly divorced woman falls for a younger man who has recently moved in across the street from her, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

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There are bad movies, then there are BAD movies. Rob Cohen’s The Boy Next Door is a miserable failure. The film is destined to elicit roars of laughter where none are intended. It is filled with painful, dreadful dialog, droll acting and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Axe (1977)

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A trio criminals on the run from the law, go about frightening the local townsfolk of a small community, before descending on an inaccessible farm which is home to a young girl named Lisa and her paralyzed grandfather. After being sexually assaulted by two of the gangsters, she retaliates using an axe and a razor blade.

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You can find Frederick R. Friedel’s 1977 film, Axe (originally titled Lisa, Lisa), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Let Me See Your Eyes (short film) (2014)

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It’s ‘every man for himself’ in this post apocalyptic world, where a biological mistake has turned most of the population into animalistic eating machines.

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Film Review: Blue Monkey (1987)

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While working in a greenhouse, a man receives an insect bite after touching an exotic plant. Immediately, he falls ill and is taken to an emergency room where the doctors diagnose him as suffering from an unknown bacteria, and a strange parasite which emerges from his mouth as a large slimy wormlike creature. Soon, there are more cases of bacterial infection, but the more immediate problem for the hospital is the wormlike … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Meateater (1979)

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Mitford Webster is living an unfulfilling life as a traveling shoe salesman, when he receives news that he has successfully purchased a run down movie theater named The Crest in another town. Ecstatic about his new purchase, Mitford uproots his family so that he can re-open The Crest. His dream is quickly shattered when it is discovered that there is a psychopathic man living inside of the theater.

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“Meateater” is not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Roseville (2013)

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The events surrounding the unsolved police case in which guests of a mountain hut come face to face with terror, when the mysterious force that stalks them in the dark, violently knocks on the door of their consciousness.

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Film Review: Alice (1988)

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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

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“You must…close your eyes…otherwise…you won’t see anything.”

Czech filmmaker, Jan Svankmajer, has led an illustrious career with his surrealist films, many of which are told from the perspective of a child. He has influenced filmmakers young and old, from Terry Gilliam to the Brothers Quay with a celebrated catalog of feature and short films such as Dimensions of Dialogue, Faust, Little Orik, and Conspirators of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes of Fire (1983)

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A group of western pioneers wander into uncharted territory and set up camp for the night, unaware of the ghastly secrets that live in the trees. There’s a mysterious little girl whom knows the sinister world of the forest and horrible fate that settlers receive if they venture into the woods alone. But she if from another time. Closer to the spirits, the mysterious girl whom knows the secrets in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

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If your a fan of cinema, horror, and quirky B-grade films, then the name “Roger Corman” should be plenty familiar. His credits deem quite impressive with 100’s of films to his directing name. You would think that life is one continual production and film set for the man who’s cost effective prolific nature seems without end. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Atticus Institute (2015)

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In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession. The U.S. military assumed control of the lab under orders of national security and, soon after, implemented measures aimed at weaponizing the entity. The details of the inexplicable events that occurred are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.

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The word mockumentary is usually heard in conjunction … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Messengers 2 – The Scarecrow (2009)

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John Rollins is a good man who only wishes to take care of his family. His luck is down however because his farm is about to be foreclosed and there isn’t any future to his crop. That all is about to change, you see John found a scarecrow in his work shed. Suddenly everything is starting to go much better, or is it?

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Directed by: Martin … Continue reading

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Film Review: Black Rock (2012)

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Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

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Feeling a whole lot like a female version of “DELIVERANCE”, Director (& star) Katie Aselton’s “BLACK ROCK” tries very hard to separate itself from the standard “Women in Distress” film that you’re more … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cameron’s Closet (1988)

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A father who experiments with his sons psychokinetic powers, is unaware that these experiments release a demon from hell, which lives in his sons closet, preparing to take over the young boys soul.

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Sometimes there are movies that work well at long lengths. There are others that would probably work better as a short story. Writers deal with this choice all the time – they might have a really fleshed-out story … Continue reading

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Film Review: Guyver Dark Hero (1994)

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“Sean Barker became the unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver. A year ago he destroyed the Kronos Corporation, an organization of mutants who want the Guyver. Now he is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and kill evil. He is lead to an archaeological site where scientists discover an ancient space craft. Now he must fight Kronos again before they discover the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Source Code (2011)

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An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

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Colter Stevens wakes up in a train heading on a destination he doesn’t recognize, in a body that isn’t his and talking to a girlfriend who he doesn’t know. This is the scenario that begins this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

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The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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Film Review: Black Water (2007)

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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

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Ever since Wolf Creek was released in 2005, the Australian outback has gained a sinister element to it which is incomparable to most horror movies set in urban areas – and Black Water has undeniably followed in its footsteps on this front. Just imagine a tranquil river surrounded by wilderness, nature thriving without the destruction of human intervention…just remember … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t Look Back (2014)

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Nora Clark is a children’s book writer whose life is at a crossroads. After moving back into the house she inherited from her grandmother, Nora comes to grips with the traumatic memories from her childhood, and takes in an inquisitive, seductive new roommate, Peyton, who is not entirely whom she appears to be.

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On the face of it, Don’t Look Back feels like a throwback to those thrillers of 90s. Films … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Before Dawn (2012)

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After Casper Galloway reluctantly agrees to watch his grandfather Horus’s infamous occult shop he makes a drastic error in judgment, ignoring senior Galloway’s instructions. While attempting to impress the object of his desire and a group of unlikely bystanders, he accidentally unleashes an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons aka Zemons. Will the youths be able to rise above a seemingly doomed town or will they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

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When flesh-eating zombies assault their idyllic town, a ragtag group of locals — including gay couple Tom (Doug Fahl) and Lance (Cooper Hopkins), Iranian American college student Frida (Janette Armand) and conservative Rev. Haggis (Bill Johns) — join forces to repel the brutal onslaught. Set in a paranoid post-9/11 America, this nerve-racking horror movie offers witty social satire as well as an abundance of blood and guts.

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