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Film Review: Visits (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Set in cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur, VISITS presents a disturbing omnibus of four interwoven ghost stories directed by cutting-edge Malaysian filmmakers, Low Ngai Yuen, James Lee, Tian Hann, and Ho Yugang. When the dead have unfinished business with the living…. REVIEW: 4 Stories from beyond. New Asian thriller “Visits” is a 4 story anthology dealing with issues …

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Film Review: School on Fire (1988)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young schoolgirl gets involved in the triads of Hong Kong after a classmate is killed in a fight. REVIEW: Of all the taboo subjects discussed in movies, school shootings and gratuitous violence among teenagers probably hits close to home for all of us. Which can only make excellent fodder for dramatic cinema. School on Fire …

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Film Review: The Pirates (2014)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, an unprecedented robbery shocks the nation-in-waiting: a whale has swallowed the Emperor’s Royal Seal, and a bounty placed on its retrieval. Now, every infamous gang of thieves, thugs, pirates, and government agents take to the seas, battling the elements, creatures of the deep, and each other …

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Film Review: Patient X (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After twenty years, local police captures the murderer of the older brother of a young boy. Now a doctor, he must go back to his old town and face the murderers himself. He then discovers that the murderers are Aswang (folkloric Filipino vampire-like creatures) and they pose a deadly threat not only to him but also …

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Film Review: Meat Grinder (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: MEAT GRINDER takes you to taste the bizarre horror of traditional noodle recipe cooked by Boot, a woman who owns a noodle stall, a unique noodle stall REVIEW: Director: Tiwa Moeithaisong Actors: Mai Charoenpura * Rattanballang Tohsawat * * Duangta Tungkamanee Who watches the horror movies from Thailand? I watch them, that’s who! And here is …

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Film Review: Deathquake (1980)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Seismologist Hoichi loses touch with his family when he predicts that there will be an earthquake in Tokyo of greater magnitude than the one in 1923, which his father predicted. Because of this he starts seeing another woman who already has a boyfriend. Hoichi’s wife wants to meet her before she will grant a divorce. Eventually, …

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Film Review: Sex Hell (1975)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: It’s new arrivals day as the latest batch of hardboiled jailbait are incarcerated in the toughest juvenile detention center that never existed. REVIEW: With a title as blunt and intriguing as “Sex Hell“, one might either assume a Hell-centered genre movie or a film about rape and trafficking. Typical for these older films, the original title was …

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Film Review: Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame (1989) – CAT III

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: By the time of Android of Notre Dame, the fifth installment in the Guinea Pig Series, any mondo factualization of the fictional has disappeared. Instead, we have a typical cyberpunk narrative as if focalized through the fevered imagination of Manfred Clynes who posited in the 1960s that the body would become redundant at the interface of …

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